The Ultimate Father's Day Gift & Experiences Guide 2021
Treat dad to the best gifts, dining experiences and things to do this Father's Day.
Gin subscription box from Ginsanity
For the gin dads, Ginsanity is a monthly curated subscription of gins, tonics and more. After celebrating over 100 different gins and tonics at Ginsanity's Gin Club, Hong Kong's first gin festival, the brand launched its monthly subscription service to enjoy gins from around the world that arrive directly at your doorstep. It's the first of its kind and a great way to try a mix of boutique and world-renowned gins, without needing to do extensive research because Ginsanity does it for you. Each package includes a full-sized bottle of gin, tasting notes and cocktail creations to try, mixers, treats, a 10% discount for Ginsanity stores and free delivery. Prices start from HK$588.
Sustainable sunglasses from Bamboa
Asia's first bamboo retailer Bamboa was born in 2008 and has since expanded across all sorts of lifestyle and home products, all made from 100% sustainable bamboo. The eco-friendly brand offers products made in Asia by local families and communities while maintaining top-notch quality from conception to end of life. Gift dad with something unique—and made from 100% organic bamboo—from Bamboa's Father's Day collection. From bathrobes (HK$600) for the bougie dad to razors (HK$580) for the groomed dad, Bamboa has you covered, but we've got our eyes on the Bamboo Booshades Pyramid Hill Sunglasses by Bamboa (HK$500) just in time for summer. The handcrafted 100% bamboo shades use no plastic or metal and are so lightweight they can even float in water.
Anti-ageing serums from Fullerskin
Upgrade dad's beauty regime with Fullerskin, a skincare brand devoted to anti-ageing products that are all made in the U.K. and are vegan, alcohol-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free to keep a results-oriented approach. One of the signature serums is the FullerSkin GLOW C60™ Age Repair Serum (HK$199/8ml) which helps to neutralise the damaging effects of oxidative stress—the result of wrinkles and pigmentation that comes with age. The unique formula uses 99.9% pure C60 fullerene, a nanoparticle, powerful antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that is 172 times more effective than vitamin C and 60 times more potent than coenzyme Q10. Add this into dad's bedtime routine and he'll be waking up with a new glow.
A boozy collection from LIQUIDZ
Elevate dinner parties with LIQUIDZ, an online liquor store selling everything from pizza crust flavoured beer (HK$50) to Kyoto dry gin (HK$480). Opened in 2009, the shop delivers fun liqueurs and spirits, fine wines or bubbly champagnes directly to your door—and it makes an ample gift for dad this year no matter the occasion. Celebrate in style with a boozy weekend to toast to dad's continued love and support.
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'White Butterflies' orchids from Flower Delivery Hong Kong
Flowers always make a staple gift and Father's Day is no exception. Gift dad with a beautiful orchid display that is simple yet elegant. The White Butterflies set (HK$579) comes with two stems of premium phalaenopsis orchids, arriving with approximately half of the flower buds unopened. There are a variety of Father's Day options (and year-round choices) available on the website if you're looking for something more specific.
Relaxing home remedies from HKCBD
CBD has been all the rage this year—and rightly so. But what is it? The substance is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant (but don’t worry, CBD will not get you high). The molecules mirror cannabinoids, which are produced naturally in our own human bodies, and work within our endocannabinoid system to help keep us healthy. For some people CBD may help with stress, for others sleep—it just depends on what your individual body needs. Show dad some gratitude with a feel-good dose of CBD from HKCBD Store, the online shop with the widest selection of products in Hong Kong. Sporty dads can try the CBD sports products (from HK$95), caffeine lovers can opt for CBD coffee (from HK$180) and dads with a sweet tooth can go for the CBD gummies (HK$480).
Guilt-free, alcohol-free drinks from Sipfree
If dad's feeling healthier, opt for Sipfree for a range of premium low- and non-alcoholic beers, wines and spirits. Many of us are familiar with the brand's sister company Gweilo, a Hong Kong-born beer brand, but its portfolio has expanded even further into everything from vegan wine to gluten-free beer—all in the name of the future of drinking. So if it's guilt-free, hangover-free drinking you want to treat your dad to, Sipfree is the perfect gift for it. We recommend the Aperol Spritz set (HK$480) which includes a sparkling wine and a Lyre's spritz set.
Custom-made menswear from MILK Shirts
The everyday essential shouldn't compromise quality, style or price. That's the ethos behind MILK Shirts, a custom shirt making company founded by Sheetal Pritmani, who previously had a background in women's fashion before uncovering the niche of online (and in-person) custom menswear. The bespoke service company is an online platform and showroom which takes everything into account when tailoring for the customer—from materials, to fit, to every style detail, creating the finest level of quality and craftsmanship. Treat dad to something unique and personalised this Father's Day and add on one of the beautiful reusable face masks (from HK$120) to strut in style. Purchases can be made online at www.milkshirts.com or you can visit the Showroom by appointment at Room 503, Wing On Plaza 62 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a fitting in person.
Hard seltzer from BubbleMe
Hard seltzer has become increasingly popular in America but it's only recently hit the stands in Hong Kong. BubbleMe is the pioneer of the beverage here in the city and it's been making waves since its debut, featuring at The Grounds, select stores and more. Just in time for summer, the refreshing and easy-to-drink sparkling alcohol beverage is infused with Vitamin C and a hint of fruity flavours. Did we mention it's only 83 calories and has no sugar? Crack open a few of these around a barbecue on a warm weekend out.
Chic swimshorts from SVIM Wear
A newer brand on the block, SVIM Wear launched this year with the single goal of blending together the perfect mix of creativity, style, fun and sustainability when it comes to men’s swimwear. Designed for the modern man, each whimsical pattern is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd whether dad's at the beach, in the shops or at a barbecue. Each pair of swim shorts are made from recycled plastic bottles and shipped in a kraft recyclable box with a complimentary water soluble bag. Next stop? The beach.
Beauty products from rare skin fuel
Pamper dad with products from rare skin fuel, a brand that devotes itself to certified organic and native Australian ingredients made through a long and complex heat-free blending procedure. The Detoxifying Australian Clay Mask and Activating Mist (HK$1650) is one of the signature products, helping to create luminescent bare skin through a powerful two-fold detoxification process.
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Where to Eat
A British roast at Mandarin Grill + Bar
Treat dad to a wonderful British roast at Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar. The lavish restaurant is offering a Sunday Roast with add-on free-flow packages and dishes spanning beef wellington to zucchini tartare. There will also be a surprise at the meal.
Date(s): Sunday 20th June
Price: from HK$1,288 per adult and HKD588 per child; free-flow packages of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne and house wines are also available for an additional HKD688 per adult
Mandarin Grill + Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4004, mandarinoriental.com
Regional Chinese delights at The Chinese Library
Indulge in a decadent dinner and whisky cocktail extravaganza with dad at The Chinese Library. This year, the upscale modern Chinese restaurant is offering highlights from Chef Junno in the form of a nine-course feast. Highlights include the pan-fried fresh abalone, signature Laksa xiaolongbao, wok-fried lobster and braised wagyu ribs. Head to adjacent bar The Dispensary for the limited-edition Rye Flame, made with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, Crème de Cacao white, cinnamon, egg white with a dash of lemon.
Date(s): from Friday 18th June until Sunday 20th June
Price: HK$788 per person
The Chinese Library & The Dispensary Bar, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2848 3088, chineselibrary.com.hk
A sophisticated Japanese izakaya at Silencio
Izakaya jazz hub Silencio is serving a four-course lunch or eight-course dinner during the Father's Day weekend. Chef Sato takes the reigns of the limited-edition menu with crowd favourites making their appearance including Wagyu, Bougee Sando. Guests can also tuck into the complimentary Negroni to pair with the dishes on the menu.
Date(s): from Friday 18th June until Sunday 20th June
Price: from HK$348 per person, free flow add-on HK$148 for lunch; from HK$888 for dinner
Silencio, 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2480 6569, silencio.hk
What to do
Celebrate Father’s Day onboard the aqua luna
Take dad on a special trip aboard on the Hong Kong seas with aqua luna. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon soaking up the sights and sounds of the city from afar on a 45-minute cruise from Central or Tsim Sha Tsui with sailings at 5:30pm or 6:30pm. Dad gets extra treatment on this special day with an additional craft beer on board (on top of one complimentary drink per person).
Date(s): Sunday 20th June
Price: HK$230 for adults, HK$160 for children; includes one drink per person
Staycation at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is holding a Dad Appreciation Day staycation for mum and dad to spend quality time together. The overnight staying includes a plethora of things to see and do—and eat—in the comfort of five-star hospitality. Activities range from Hong Kong Observation Wheel and Carousel tickets for two to Father's Day set dinner at The Lounge. Add on a spa treatment to treat your dad to the day he deserves.
Date(s): Saturday 12th June to Sunday 20th June
Price: from HK$2,950
For reservations, call 3196 8333 or email email@example.com