Looking for a little gift inspo for dad?
We’ve already given you our top gift ideas for babies and kids, but it’s a well-known fact that dads are difficult to shop for. Most men will tell you that they don’t “need” anything, and by that, they usually mean “I have enough socks, thanks”. We’ve done a bit of digging to find some papa-approved presents, perfect for the festive season. Whether you’re looking to treat the man of the house to a craft beer tasting set, eco-friendly goodies or accessories to make his commute a little easier, these gifts are all set to give your lucky partner the treat he deserves…
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Men and their BBQs go hand in hand, but in HK it can be hard to find the space for the full-blown barbecue of their dreams. So this Christmas, get him the ultimate Hong Kong-appropriate cooking tool. The Lotus Grill (starting at $1,880) is a smokeless, portable, award-winning, charcoal BBQ. You and the lucky man in question will be able to BBQ practically anywhere with this bit of kit – the park, beach, junk, boat, even on the tiniest balcony. You can even use it indoors, providing a window is left open for proper ventilation. Due to the integrated fan, the charcoal only needs three minutes to heat up and then it’s ready to go and it produces very little smoke. If you bought him a Lotus Grill last year, and this year you’re short of ideas, you can add a couple of new accessories to his collection, a pizza stone, a 2 sided-teppanyaki plate, fondue or hot pot set, temperature controlled lid and a Lotus Grill frying pan.
Our friends at Lotus Grill are offering Sassy Mama readers a 10% discount on all products when you purchase via the Coba online store. Simply use the promotion code “Santaclaus” to redeem this perk.
Available from www.coba-grills.hk and at the following retail/online stores: Lift Lifestyle, Patio Mart, Ship-Shop at the RHYC and www.jettfoods.com
The Nomadic WL-25 Day Pack Frame ($790) is a dad’s dream backpack: storage, convenience, and (many, many) pockets. Made with durable materials commonly used for parachutes – so its more than likely going to survive the morning commute across town for years to come. Perfect for busy working dads, this functional and practical day pack can fit it all, be it a 15” laptop for work, baby supplies, or both! Who says men can’t multitask, eh?
Available online from Log-on.
With a fine selection of soap and aftershave, the Arlington Shaving Kit ($1,021) will bring a refreshing experience to dad’s morning regimen. The “Arlington” scent is a combination of citrus and mossy fern tones. This shaving kit not only includes the luxurious Arlington Aftershave Milk, but also a Scented Arlington Soap, leaving skin rejuvenated and free from irritation. As a bonus, D R Harris is also an environmentally-friendly company that aims to be as carbon neutral as possible! All glass bottles and wooden bowls included in the shaving kit are reusable, and the delivery process is carbon neutral.
Available online from Mr Porter and from Mr Porter Stores across Hong Kong
Consisting of four craft beer tasting glasses and a serving paddle, the Personalised Craft Beer Tasting Set ($685) is the perfect excuse for beer-loving dads for a cheeky sip or two. To add uniqueness, mamas who are ordering this set can also get creative and add a personalised message to the glasses.
Sassy Mama Tip: Standard delivery can take up to 14 days, order now if you want to get it before Christmas!
Available online from Gift Less Ordinary online store
iFAVINE’s iSommelier Smart Decanter ($3,950) is the perfect gift for wine-loving blokes. By simply pressing a couple of buttons, the decanter will age his favourite wine in a matter of minutes, and improve the flavour by removing impurities and preserving complex aromas of the wine. With a sleek outlook and easy-to-use control, this boozy gadget will not disappoint and is perfects for date nights at home.
Available online from Lane Crawford.
Designed to keep drinks ice cold for up to 25-hours, or hot for up to 12, this sleek canteen ($280) from Apartment 49 is sure to be a hit. Ideal for using on the go, at work, or at the gym, it’s a must have for those looking to ditch single-use plastic.
Available online from Apartment 49
With New Years just around the corner, Christmas is the perfect time to get a head start on 2019’s resolutions. What better way to inspire the man in your life to get active than a Fitbit tracker? With the Fitbit versa ($1,798 – $1,998), your man can monitor his sleep and heart rate, as well as logging all his workouts. Its sleek and universal design also makes it perfect for both work events and a sweaty gym sesh.
Available online from Zalora, Lane Crawford and from Lane Crawford stores across Hong Kong.
As parents, we know that serenity is a rare luxury. With the Advanced Active Noise Cancellation Transparency Mode, the Beoplay H9i ($3,988) are perfect for giving dad some quiet “me-time” this Christmas. Along with an innovative aluminium touch interface, these wireless headphones have up to 18 hours playtime, and will provide listeners with a top-notch music experience.
Available online from HKTV Mall
From Ristrettos to Cappuccinos, this limited edition Brew Coated Stainless Steel Cafetiere Set ($2,502) is a great gift for caffeine connoisseur wannabes. The kit includes a six-cup cafetiere, caddy, scoop, and four stainless steel espresso cups, which is perfect to turn dad’s regular morning coffee into something a hipster cafe would be proud to serve. Caution: The art of dripping, plunging and percolating is highly addictive. Free delivery and returns are also available.
Available online from Mr Porter and from Mr Porter store (Central) in Hong Kong.
Whether your man (partner, dad, brother, son, or friend…) is no stranger to a little pampering, or hasn’t been near a comb in far too long, a gift certificate from The Mandarin Barber ($250-1870) is sure to be a welcome gift. With services ranging from haircuts and beard trims, to manicures and reflexology, the gift certificate is a thoughtful present that allows them to choose the perfect treatment themselves. You can find more info on prices and treatments here.
Available online from The Mandarin Oriental
Do you have a toddler at home who is forever pinching dad’s phone? Protect dad’s property with these artfully-designed phone cases. Designed to be durable and fashionable, these Pela cases ($300) are the world’s first truly sustainable phone case, and are 100% compostable. From cruelty-free makeup to reusable food wraps, you can also find other eco-friendly essentials at Live Zero while you’re shopping for the man in your life.
Available online from Live Zero.
Sleek, stylish and simple, Kapok is your one-stop destination in the city for functional and fashionable pieces. We love this card holder ($570) from Swedish brand, Sandqvist, and it makes an ideal present for any dad.
Available online from Kapok and from Kapok stores across Hong Kong
This classic watch ($1,245) is sure to stand the test of time, and we can’t think of a better gift than this Larsson & Jennings timepiece when you’re on the hunt for a special gift. Ideal for wearing everyday, and for special occasions, dad is guaranteed to love it.
Available online from Kapok and from Kapok stores across Hong Kong
Featured Image courtesy of J carter from Pexels, Image #1 courtesy of Log-on, Image #2 courtesy of Mr Porter, Image #3 courtesy of Gift Less Ordinary, Image #4 courtesy of Lane Crawford, Image #5 courtesy of Apartment 49, Image #6 courtesy of Lane Crawford, Image #7 courtesy of HKTV Mall, Image #8 courtesy of Mr Porter, Image #9 courtesy of The Mandarin Oriental, Image #10 courtesy of Live Zero, Image #11 courtesy of Kapok, Image #12 courtesy of Kapok.