Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

Words: Crush

Father's Day gift ideaWe’re celebrating dads and father figures this Father’s Day coming up on June 19th. We know how difficult it is to shop for dads, so we’ve put together a list of interesting (and delicious) local gift ideas for him this Father’s Day. 

Spoil Dad with one of these gift ideas

Instead of the standard packet of biltong or tie, these goodies are bound to make your dad feel appreciated and cared for. Father’s Day is all about showing your pops appreciation — and a little gift, along with a hug and a home-cooked meal goes a long way.

Bisquit & Dubouché Cognac

A sophisticated drink, for a sophisticated dad. Bisquit & Dubouché Cognac is crafted to accentuate aromas and flavours. The V.S.O.P or Very Superior Old Pale couldn’t be a more fitting gift for your old man.

A sophisticated drink, for a sophisticated dad.

The beauty of Cognac is that it only gets better with time, like relationships. If your father appreciates the finer things in life, the smooth, honeyed and spiced taste of Bisquit & Dubouché Cognac will win him over.

Price: Bisquit  & Dubouché V.S:  R489.99 (RSP) | Bisquit & Dubouché V.S.O.P: R769.99 (RSP) | Bisquit & Dubouché X.O: R2699.99 (RSP)

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Earthfire

Father's Day gift idea

Ever dreamt of being the favourite child? This braai stand is a surefire way to earn the title. Earthfire isn’t your regular braai stand, it’s a ceramic tabletop braai for dinner with a difference. This is the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Ever dreamt of being the favourite child? This braai stand is a surefire way to earn the title.

The Abbraaiviation grill is a completely self-contained product, with no separate ash container needed. It also comes with non-slip cork-lined feet to keep things secure. It is extremely efficient and a little bit of charcoal goes a long way —  we highly recommend using hardwood charcoal. Use a ceramic tile or large wooden chopping board to protect your table’s surface finish. It’s perfect for outdoor fires or undercover patio fires. Simply move the Abbraaiviation grill when you’re ready to braai. Don’t forget the oven gloves!

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Impossibly Crafted Non-Alcoholic Spirit – Lyre’s American Malt

If dad appreciates a good Old Fashioned, Lyre’s Non-alcoholic American Malt is the perfect gift. This unique spirit has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a gently mellowed American Classic Bourbon Malt, with flavours that are distinct and contemporary. Lyre’s spirits don’t just mimic, they have their own distinction as a premium, non-alcoholic beverage.

If dad appreciates a good Old Fashioned, Lyre’s Non-alcoholic American Malt is the perfect gift.

Taste the generous flavours of vanilla and toasted nuts with herbal notes providing a complexity, offset by a long mellow finish. The gently spiced palate results in the flavours remaining well after finishing.

Enjoy it with your favourite premium mixer such as cola. A natural for classic cocktails including Lyre’s Old Fashioned or an excellent Manhattan with Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso.

Lyre’s is available to shop online. Join Lyre’s today and enjoy 10% off your first purchase.

Price: R400.00 | Size: 700ml

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Pots, Pans & Potjies Cookbook

Pots, Pans & Potjies is the second braai recipe book from Karl Tessendorf and Greg Gilowey and it’s a love letter to campfire cast iron cooking. Delve into the history of cast iron and potjie pots in South Africa. Learn how to fry, sear, bake, braise and potjie in the tough black stuff.

A love letter to campfire cast iron cooking.

Get tips and tricks on looking after your cast iron, how to revive rusty cookware and even how to flavour hack your way to a better potjie. If you love the braai, the outdoors and watching fires burn while listening to the sweet whisper of a potjie then this is the book for you.

Price: R 320

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Naked Coffee Gift Voucher

The perfect brew, for the perfect dad! Naked Coffee focuses on the beauty of coffee and producing the perfect cup. Their sleek, stylish settings, seasonal menus & unwavering commitment to customer experience are what sets them apart.

It’s the ideal spot to grab a coffee with dad and spend some quality time — Naked Coffee’s aim is to “provide a specialised coffee experience in more commercial locations and to create beautiful spaces to bring people together,” says founder, Victor Barbosa.

The perfect brew, for the perfect dad!

Their small-batch, artisanal approach guarantees every attention to detail and showcases their unique depth and complexity of flavour. The food menu is changed seasonally and is carefully curated. Be it a style, seasonal produce or a way of eating, their dishes showcase that signature Naked twist.

They have four store locations in South Africa. You can visit your nearest Naked in Kramerville, Morningside, Melrose, Sandton City or Sea Point.

Price: R 400

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Nederburg Double Barrel Reserve

Add a special touch this Father’s Day and gift your special guy  Nederburg’s new Double Barrel Reserve. This Bordeaux-style wine beautifully blends the winery’s hallmark Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The dad who enjoys big reds will love this thoughtful gift of a truly unique and special wine.

Each of the five varieties were individually vinified and aged in contact with French oak for 12 months. The Merlot portion is taken from the barrel after nine months, then blended and returned to the barrel for a further three months of maturation. All components were then combined to achieve a beautifully balanced whole. This double-barrel process is a small detail, but it delivers a significant impact. It has turned a terrifically juicy, succulent and appetising wine into one with the finest-grained silky texture and a thrilling richness and depth. The dad who enjoys big reds will love this thoughtful gift of a truly unique and special wine.

Price: R 115 | Size: 750ml

You can purchase Nederburg’s Double Barrel Reserve online. For cooking inspiration, check out these delicious Nederburg recipes that pair beautifully with their Double Barrel Reserve.

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StanleyAdventure Flask

Spending time in the great outdoors is one of life’s greatest gifts. The only thing that could possibly make it better is great equipment.

Their BUILT FOR LIFE™ range is every dad’s dream.

If your dad is a happy camper, a healthy hiker or simply a coffee lover, this Stanleyflask is a great Father’s Day gift idea for coffee on-the-go. Their BUILT FOR LIFE™ range is every dad’s dream, with quality products that are durable and stand the test of time, much like a Father’s love.

Price: R 1200 | Size: 1L

For Father’s Day cooking inspiration, take a look at these Stanley recipe ideas.

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sockshh Limited Edition Launch Range Gift Box

Want to know a secret? sockshh believes that the most powerful things about you (and life) are the ones that can’t be seen — much like dads who work behind the scenes. While dads are no stranger to receiving socks, these are not your regular socks… sockshh also believes that you are the star of the show and not your socks — what better way to show Dad some appreciation this Father’s Day?

sockshh believes that the most powerful things about you (and life) are the ones that can’t be seen — like dads who work behind the scenes.

sockshh come in a range of 5 colours – each colour is based on an emotion and is paired with a unique scent that fits your feet and your mood, all niftily housed in recyclable eco-friendly packaging. These secret socks are made with a unique blend of material and contain non-slip bands to stay up when you need them most.

Greatest of all? After a successful launch in the US, sockshh have brought their secret to South Africa! Now you can step into each day of the week with support for you, your feet, your life, and your mood — every step of the way.

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Afrika Joe T-Shirts

Afrika Joe T-shirts are the perfect Father’s Day gift for the easy-going dad with laid back style.

Get your dad kitted out in some local threads this Father’s Day.

This Cape Town-based brand makes African-inspired apparel and have a range of quality t-shirts and original artwork that basically scream, ‘cool dad’. Get your dad kitted out in some local threads this Father’s Day.

Price: from R 390

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In-Step Sheepskin Slippers

Father's Day gift idea

Whether they’re picking you up from school or making a quick grocery store run, dads have been ‘slipper ambassadors’ for as long as we can remember. In-Step is a local family-owned business, offering hand-made leather boots, tailored to perfection.

Whether they’re picking you up from school or making a quick grocery store run, dads have been ‘slipper ambassadors’.

With winter in full swing, we couldn’t think of a better Father’s Day gift than their sheepskin slippers. Available in a range of colours and made from 100% sheepskin with a genuine leather suede upper, they’ve catered to certified dads since 1974. It doesn’t get any comfier than this, folks.

Price: from R 780

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Kirsten’s Kick-ass Ice Cream Father’s Day Rad Dad 6 Pack

Dads are actually care-bears with facial hair and a soft spot for soft-serve. If this sounds a lot like your dad, Kirsten’s Kiss Ass Ice Cream’s Father Day Rad Dad 6 Pack is ideal.

Dads are actually care-bears with facial hair and a soft spot for soft-serve.

This gift comes with 3 tubs of Kirsten’s Kick-ass Ice Cream and 3 Aegir Project craft beers. Best of all, you get to choose the toppings and get three tap beers.

Price: R 375

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Lino Skate

Father's Day gift idea

Special occasions are great for recreating fond memories or making new ones. This quirky Father’s Day gift idea is a creative way to spend some quality time with dad and get some fun exercise in.

Get matching skates with dad and take to the promenade.

Lino Skate specialises in retro, fashionable roller skates, and even if you can’t skate, it’s a fantastic hobby to pick up. Get matching skates with dad and take to the promenade.

Price: from R 2199

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Sweet LionHeart Dad Mini Cake

Fresh out of Father’s Day gift ideas? It should be a piece of cake, no, literally! Sweet LionHeart creates the cutest customised cakes and their Giftable ‘Dad Mini Cake’ will make any gentle giant feel special. They have a bunch of tasty flavours – Classic Carrot, Choc Caramel Dream and Caramel Coconut.

Fresh out of Father’s Day gift ideas? It should be a piece of cake, no, literally!

Pre-orders close on Sunday 12th June and there will be limited stock of their mini cakes at their Maker’s Landing store to collect from Friday the 17th June. PS. If you’re throwing a Father’s Day shindig, why not order their ‘Dad of the Year’ 18cm beaut that feeds 15.

Price: from R145 (mini cakes)

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ROF-Style The Tanka Boot

If your dad is ‘hip’ and has an adventurous fashion streak, this is the ideal Father’s Day gift. ROF-Style was founded by a pair of local South African craftsmen and their boots are made using vegetable-tanned leather.

If your dad is ‘hip’ and has an adventurous fashion streak, this is the ideal Father’s Day gift.

They come in three different colours — brown, black and cognac. These boots are made for walking and strutting too. A pair of ROF-Style boots is a gift that’s guaranteed to never go out of style.

Price: R 3650

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Veld and Sea Wild Food Experience

Foodie dads that love unique experiences will love this gift. Take your tastebuds on an adventure and unearth seasonal and sustainable food through the art of foraging. Veld and Sea is a foraging food community, focusing on seasonal wild food experiences.

Foodie dads that love unique experiences will love this gift.

They offer wild food experiences, nature-inspired events, workshops and cooking classes, as well as intimate celebrations in their Veld and Sea Greenhouse. More than a Father’s Day dinner, this is a gift that is an unforgettable experience – do it together, even better!

Price: R 3500 PPS

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