We’ve polled the Hubbies here at Yummy Mummy and the verdict is in: Anything on this Gift Guide will more likely than not score you bonus points this Father’s Day.
ADVENTURE SAILING WITH HONG KONG YACHTING
Room 801, 8/F Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2526 0151
Every Saturday, Hong Kong Yachting’s high performance Grand Prix Racing yachts and their super experienced crew hit the high seas – and individual tickets are available which offers up a great opportunity to experience sailing racing yachts without chartering a whole boat. The three hour trip runs HK$750 and includes free flowing boutique wines, beer and soft drinks and you can participate as much or as little as you like. Learn more here. And note they also run Light Show wine cruises – date night, anyone?!
Tel: (852) 9311 3082
Americraft Imports brings the best in American craft beer to Hong Kong…and they have a Beer of the Month Club. Bingo! And in honor of Father’s Day, they’re offering 10% off all online orders from now until Father’s Day and donating 10% of the profits from this promotion to the American Women’s Association (AWA) Charitable Donations Fund. Just enter “TREATDAD” at checkout.
CITY LINKS GOLF LOUNGE
10/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 6366
No need to worry about crazy heat or icky weather, you can enjoy a round of golf in air-conditioned comfort here without the hassle of trekking to the course, dress code and club rules. Hubby always welcomes a day here with guys.
B47-B48, Basement 1 Level, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road
Tel: (852) 2525 2455
A spa for men who don’t go to spas, this well-known British brand combines a traditional barbershop with grooming and lifestyle treatments – all while being a reassuringly masculine refuge designed exclusively for men – think wood, leather, marble. Beyond run-of-the mill barber services like cuts and shaves, they have a range of treatments created with some famous – and infamous – historic male personae in mind. I think Hubby could do with The Hemingway after stepping off his next red-eye flight. Perfect “after a night of heavy drinking and bull fighting” it includes a Bloody Mary, an aromatherapy facial and massage.
5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0111
The Mardarin’s Legendary Mandarin Shave, a classic straight-edged blade shave that is one hour of pure bliss, comes complete with hot towels, essential oils, massage and of course the best shave ever.
MATCHING PINT/HALF PINT T-SHIRTS FROM BABATUDE
Super sweet matching tees for Daddy and the little one from one of our favorite new sites for gifties, Babatude. Just the right combination of cute and cool makes this set perfect for Dad.
PHEASANT SHOOTING IN CHINA AT GLENDARRY
An English style driven pheasant shoot in China? Yup. Book Dad and his mates on a trip to the Glenderry Country Club in Pine Valley, just outside of Zhuhai and he’ll get a chance to tromp around the countryside on a shoot that comes complete with gun hire, beaters and trained gun dogs, lunch and afternoon tea and more. Get the full scoop here – but note the shooting season at Glenderry runs November 1 – March 20 so this would be a fall trip he’d have plenty of time to plan for.
DATE NIGHT DINNER FROM THE PORTERHOUSE
Tel: (852) 2553-3765
How ’bout the ultimate date night dinner delivered? The Porterhouse is one of our hands-down favorite meat delivery services in Hong Kong and while they are of course known for their insanely divine steaks, did you know they also have one of the best creamed spinach dishes around? They offer easy in-home catering options (either with a chef or prepped and ready for you to ‘whip up’) to make a date night at home easy and elegant.
AN ‘EXPERIENCE’ GIFT FROM SPOILT.COM
For unique ‘experience’ gifts, we head to Spoilt.com which offers vouchers for over 100 memorable adventures and experiences all over Hong Kong. Rock-climbing adventures for two, a private sailing lessons for two, a sports photography and wakeboarding day, a full day of Formula 1 racing, kite surfing, a deep sea fishing expedition…the list goes on. Check the ones just for him here.
AND FROM THE KIDDIES….
Really, at the end of the day, does it get much better than a masterpiece from the kids? Here’s a look at some drop-in art spots, plus a couple places to pick up arts and crafts supplies.
MY HAPPY SUNFLOWER
2/F, 1 7 1 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2511 2538
Who knew it could be this easy to create a pottery masterpiece? With a wide range of designs, colors and pottery, kids can have a blast while creating memories and a work of art you’ll cherish. Drop in, pick a piece of pottery to paint, and they glaze fire it up for you.
123 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: (852) 2541 8816
Just bring the kids and their creativity and you’re set – they have everything you need including canvas, paints, and a cool studio space. While you don’t need reservations, this is a popular spot so it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure they aren’t booked for a private event. Their afternoon sessions run 2pm-6pm – and note they are closed on Mondays.
3/F Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Tel: (852) 2511 4845
For all things arts and crafts related we love ArtLand which offers just about everything under the sun you could possibly imagine. It’s the choice supplier for art materials for artists, professionals, teachers and students in Hong Kong, and their 4,000sqf shop is nicely organized.
BUMPS TO BABES
5/F, Pedder Bldg, 12 Pedder St
Tel: (852) 2522-7122
We love the arts + crafts supply corner in the back of Bumps to Babes’ Central shop. In addition to loads of supplies like paper, paints, craft supply starter packs, and more, there are also lots of great little craft kits including some that make for sweet little gift projects.
HK MEMORY CHEST
Rm 202, Hing Tai Communication Bldg, 114 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan
Tel: (852) 2559-0175
A one-stop shop for all sorts of scrapbooking goodies including tools, stamps, stickers and more…