Father’s Day is on the horizon, and you’ve still got plenty of time to nab the perfect gift for your dad. But, what do you get the man who has always been your rock? if you’re wondering what to get to treat your pappa, then we’ve highlighted some awesome items that should do the trick. Because we all know dad deserves so much more than just soap on a rope.
For the petrolhead
While you may not be able to splash out and buy your dad his dream car, you can spoil him with a super realistic Matchbox diecast version of his favourite vehicle. The dream of owning a Porsche 911, a Jaguar E-Type, a BMW M3 or the latest Lamborghini is a long-term dream for many petrol heads. While dad saves up, Matchbox, the manufacturer of some of the world’s most realistic model cars, brings the realism factor, allowing you to drive the adventure through its range of miniature vehicles at a fraction of the price.
Almost 70-years since its inception, Matchbox continues to produce high-quality model cars. The comprehensive collection of die-cast vehicles, includes many motoring favourites, including the electric and hybrid vehicles you see on South African and global roads today. Take your pick and make your dad’s day with a car or three from this collection for his desk or office shelf. Grab the Matchbox Hero City 5 Car Box assorted sets at Toy Kingdom (R199.90 per set). Individual cars start from R39,90 per car depending on the range at ToysRus, or check out the 3-pack at Takealot for R188.
For the avid traveller
If your dad is always on the road for business or leisure, then consider gifting him a Baskiti 100% leather Toiletry Bag (R699) that will last. This larger-than-normal leather toiletry bag is pure magic. Handmade using a soft, but durable leather, with a waterproof liner and a YKK Zip, this is the toughest, most beautiful toiletry bag in the history of ever. It’s time dad has his own special bag, big enough for his beard oil, comb and toothbrush. Because we know he is tired of sharing with mom and the kids.
What’s more, the bag can be personalised with a name of your choice.
For the F1 fan
The state-of-the-art Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Active Noise cancellation McLaren Edition Earphones are any F1 lover’s dream. With a McLaren design and striking colour scheme, these earbuds were inspired by the Formula 1 powerhouse McLaren. They offer active noise cancellation for blocking out loud distractions, and the sound is crisp and clear. Music plays wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0, while powerful antennas in each earbud ensure a more stable connection for playing music or making calls with your phone. Plus, you can use both earbuds together or one at a time.
The T5 II True Wireless ANC McLaren Edition earphones also include a wireless dual-position charging pad for both your earphones and your phone. This limited-edition gadget is available online for R5,299.
For the foodie
If your dad loves snacks and foodie delights, then you can’t go wrong with a trip to Woolworths to shop for a customised foodie gift hamper. Your chocolate-loving dad will chuckle with glee when he opens his gift to reveal a bag of classic Woolworths Chuckles Malted Puffs and a Chuckles Shortcake Milk Chocolate Slab. Or, for something a little more opulent, try the 16-piece Decadence Selection Box. All Woolworth’s chocolates are made with responsibly sourced cocoa, and with your support, the retailer says it can increase the positive impact on cocoa farmers and their families while helping to protect nature. To find out more, click here.
If your Dad is sweet enough already, fill his gift hamper with smoky and spicy Woolworths Chipotle Sauce, a bag or two of freshly ground Italian Blend Coffee Beans 1kg, or Dark Chocolate Flavoured Ground Coffee. Woolworths has a wide variety of gift options to share this Father’s Day, check out the full range and shop online now.
For the mocktail lover
Of course, if alcohol isn’t for your dad, then you’ll be glad to know that you’ll still be able to package the perfect mocktail from alcohol-free spirit specialists, Lyre’s Spirit Co. Lyre’s exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits were borne not just provide an alternative to those who don’t wish to imbibe alcohol, but ensure everyone can enjoy the mirth and merriment of a soirée or shindig.
With Lyre’s it’s up to you – replace some of the alcohol in your drink to make a low alcohol Lyre’s or make your classic favourites as a no-alcohol option using one of the many Lyre’s variants. The spirits have been crafted to taste just like the classics they pay homage to and the extensive range includes an American Malt, Dry London Spirit, Spiced Cane Spirit, Dark Cane Spirit, Orange Sec, Coffee Originale, and more! With 13 spirits in the classic range to choose from, you’re bound to find something dad will love! Shop the full range online at R400 per 700ml bottle.