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Father’s Day 2016 – Sassy Mama’s Gift Ideas Guide (including dining and shopping for Dad in Hong Kong!)

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Stuck on what to get that special man (AKA your kiddos dad) in your life? Check out our Father’s Day round up of some great gift ideas to celebrate the papas in your life!

The bond between a father and his children is undeniable. That carefree, unconditional love and playfulness a papa gives his kiddos is something truly special and worth celebrating. This Father’s Day, spoil your hubby and let him know just how much you and the kiddos appreciate him for all he does. Whether he’s big on food, whisky, the great outdoors or even some hipster grooming, we’ve got something for every dad in our 2016 Father’s Day gift ideas guide. Happy Father’s Day, papas!

Father's Day, morton's steak house

Father’s Day dining in Hong Kong: The Foodie Dad

Father’s Day Cooking Class at Morton’s of Chicago

This premium steakhouse welcomes fathers and their kids with an exclusive cooking class led by the restaurant’s head chef. Each papa and child duo will create a four-course meal that they’ll sit down and enjoy after, featuring dishes from Morton’s award-winning menu: Hearts of Palm Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Prime Burger and Double Chocolate Mousse!

They’ll also get a picture of their day in a Morton’s photo frame, Morton’s aprons from the class, and a copy of Morton’s Steak Bible cookbook – so they can continue to recreate the Morton’s menu together at home… yes please!

When: Saturday, 18 June, 12-2.30pm
Where: The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong;
How much: $988 + 10%/father and child. There are only 12 duo spots available, so contact 2732 2343 to RSVP.

The Big Daddy at FRITES

Belgian Beer House FRITES is celebrating dads with a Surf n’ Turf special just for Father’s Day! The Big Daddy will have four tasty components, starting with a tender grilled USDA 1855 Black Angus Ribeye, a cut well loved by Frites’ regulars for its flavour and exquisite marbling. Next up will be a whole Boston lobster not usually available on their a la carte menu, plus half a dozen South Australian mussels cooked in their own sumptuous juices. FRITES are also throwing in a complimentary draught beer of papa’s choice.

Dad can sit back and enjoy every bite, while the kids are kept happy in the recently renovated Kids Corner (at every FRITES location), before chowing down on something from the Kids Menu.

When: Sunday, 19 June
Where: Frites is in Causeway Bay, Central, Quarry Bay and Wan Chai. Click here for location addresses.
How much: $495/head for The Big Daddy.

Still stuck on what to get Dad for Father’s Day in Hong Kong? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015 for some inspo!

Dad’s Meat & Bourbon Brunch at Lily & Bloom

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with dining on a feast of dude food?! Think Schragel’s Bagels with caviar whipped cream cheese and Hearty Avocado Toast with French-style scrambled egg, fresh herbs, fresh-shaved chorizo and Pecorino, alongside Orange Spiked French Toast. Also on the menu: Spaghetti and Hearty Sausage Bolognese, and the Bloom Cajun Rubbed Grilled Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle. For dessert, there’ll be Dad’s Doughnuts with spiced chocolate, caramel sauces and bourbon, and Orange Panna Cotta with cherry.

Dad can pair the hearty dishes with Father’s Day-exclusive cocktails, like the Who’s Your Daddy (Havana 3, Aperol, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, $120). We love the family-friendly chilled out vibe and New York-style interior here, too.

When: Saturday, 18 June – Sunday, 19 June
Where: 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6166;
How much: $395/head.

Tuscany in a Box from Crafted 852

The perfect starter kit for the pasta-loving man in your life, Tuscany in a Box ($700) features a collection of Italian-certified ingredients: Primvs’ Wheat Semolina Pasta, Pesto and Rustic Jarred Pomodro, along with extra virgin Tuscan olive oil and Amolia Canadian Sea Salt scented with Tuscan herbs. A hip greeting card with your personalised message and easy to follow recipes are also included, so papa can whip up a storm in the kitchen!

Father's Day gift - fit bit

Gift ideas for men: The Travelling Dad

Quality Clothing from Grana

For fashion-conscious papas who are on the go, look no further than Grana. Order online if you know what he likes from this unique startup, or treat him to a gift voucher so he can go try the clothes on before ordering online. With quality fabrics like Japanese denim and super soft Peruvian Pima cotton at affordable prices, papa can travel comfortably without compromising on style.

Men’s Travel Accessories from YOOX

There’s something stylish and special for every dad to take on his travels here, from the Lomography camera ($1,978) to Master & Dynasmic headphones ($4,989). We especially love the soft leather iPad Air cover from This is Ground ($3,352).

Fitbit Alta

The newest innovation from Fitbit, the Fitbit Alta is a slim, sleek fitness wristband with a satin finish and stainless steel body. We love that this can be personalised to suit papas style; with a line of stylish interchangeable bands in a range of popular colours and premium materials, there’s an option for every mood and occasion.

The advanced health and fitness features will make it easy for papa to track his workouts, delivering positive motivation to keep him moving while he’s on the road.

Fitbit Blaze Watch

If papa would prefer a watch, the new Fitbit Blaze is the ultimate choice for the stylish modern man who’s fitness conscious. With trademarked PurePulse Heart Rate technology, a Connected GPS, and On-Screen Workouts with Fitstar, there are also day-to-day features like Call, Text & Calendar Alerts – so papa can stay on top of his work and his workouts.


Get your hubby and little man ready for your next family beach resort vacation with matching and complimentary swim shorts from the luxurious men’s swimwear line, Mazu. Luxury meets heritage is their motto as they honour traditional Hong Kong maritime history with their design and prints. Papa will love the vibrant South China Sea ($1,400) print while your little guy rocks their signature pink dolphin, Tai O ($800) print. A perfect Father’s Day gift from your kiddo to papa for your next family travel adventure.

Father's Day, whisky from Angel's share

Father’s Day dining and gift ideas: The Whisky-Loving Dad

Angel’s Share

With 100 different whiskies on offer and a full size oak barrel centrepiece that whiskies are drawn from directly, papa really will be in heaven here. This whisky bar doubles as a restaurant, with menu items like Whisky Short Rib Mini Burgers ($138) and Fat Chips with tomato whisky sauce ($68).

2/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
, 2805 8388;


A hidden whisky bar and restaurant tucked away in the heart of Central, the establishment is inspired by the untroubled days of late 19th century London… look for the light bulb!

32 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 5268;


A speakeasy bar disguised as an umbrella shop, Foxglove manages to pull off charming and “edgy-cool”. Papa will love the cocktails here, especially the Empire Boulevardier (Yamazaki 12 Years Whisky, Aperol, Campari, Antica Formula, Homemade Cardamom Bitters) and the House of Quincy (Pig’s Nose Blended Whisky, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Green Chartreuse, Kaffir Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit Bitters).

2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 8949;

Whisky in a Box from Crafted 852

Whether papa is a whiskey connoisseur or entry-level whiskey buff, you can’t go wrong with Whisky in a Box ($1,000), featuring three 200ml bottles of the best: English Whisky Chapter 6  (“hints of smooth vanilla and toasted almond, touches of lime and the faintest waft of freshly cut dewy meadow”), English Whisky Chapter 11 (aromatic “ginger snaps and ripe pear balanced with a savoury dry peat and tropical fruit palate”) and English Whisky Nelstrops PX (“a single malt fortified with sherry as it ages in rich Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks”). We aren’t whisky-pros, so thanks Crafted 852 for sorting out this awesome collection for papa!

Father's Day, barber at Mandarin Oriental

Father's Day, whisky from Angel's share

Mens’ grooming gift ideas: The Stylish Hipster Dad

Hair House by Adam Chan

Located in the heart of Central, send papa to Hair House for a traditional barbershop experience. He can get pampered with a Wet Shave, or sharpened up with one of the Men’s Cuts, including the Classic, Low Tapered or Razor Faded… this place is definitely for your ultimate hipster papa!

Gentlemen’s Tonic 

Whether it’s a Barbershop cut, Grooming, Lifestyle Treatment or Massage that papa’s after, there’s something for every dad at this slick salon and spa for the modern man.

The Mandarin Barber

The Mandarin Oriental’s very own Barber, complete with a 1930s Shanghai Art Deco chic interior. Papa can sit back in one of the six traditional barber chairs while he’s treated to a quality, traditional shave or cut, or perhaps a restorative grooming treatment! There’s also a VIP treatment room, perfect if papa needs some peace and quiet.

The Perfect Dress Shirt and Cufflinks from PYE 

If you’re after a quality, timeless dress shirt for papa look no further than PYE. This renowned shirtmaker was established in 1984 and uses premium, extra long staple cotton with a high thread count, and ten distinctive, sharp collars to choose from. Top off this gift with one of the unique, quality pairs of cufflinks from here.

Not enough gift ideas for you? Check out our Sassy Mama 2014 Father’s Day Roundup for more.


Happy Father’s Day!

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