Father’s Day gift ideas
Father’s Day only happens once a year, so it’s best for us to make the most out of this occasion by expressing our love for our dads, whether taking him out for dinner, or doing it the classic way by surprising him with a gift or two.
To help you get started on finding the right gift, we’ve narrowed down 10 Father’s Day gift ideas, from fashion items to unique workout accessories, that will surely make your dad feel extra loved this coming Father’s Day.
– Clothing and accessories –
1. Uniqlo JW Anderson short sleeve shirt – casual shirt with a hint of luxury
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Dads are notoriously pro-comfort, and Uniqlo is a go-to brand for comfy, casual clothes. But now, you can spice up your dad’s closet with this luxury line of printed shirt from Uniqlo, made in collaboration with the luxury brand JW Anderson.
The JW Anderson short sleeve shirt (P790, ~USD14.07) is made with a smooth fabric and has a relaxed cut so it can be comfortably worn in the Philippines’ hot climate.
It comes in sizes small to XXL as well as in olive and blue so you can pick a color that’s more flattering with your dad’s skin tone.
Get the Uniqlo JW Anderson short sleeve shirt here.
2. Dr. Martens 1461 Black Ambassador Leather Oxford Shoes – practical and stylish
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Any dad will appreciate a good pair of shoes, especially if it’s durable, stylish, and can go with different types of looks.
Dr. Martens’s 1461 Black Ambassador Leather Oxford Shoes (P7,255, ~USD129.21) definitely makes the cut – made up of tumbled leather, a type of top grain leather known for its soft texture, and distinguishing yellow thread, it’s a piece of eye candy as well as trustworthy on any busy day with its sturdy AirWair sole.
Get the Dr. Martens 1461 Ambassador Shoes here.
3. Tommy Hilfiger camera bag – perfect size for strolling
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The Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Elevated Nylon Camera Bag (P6,450, ~USD114.88) is for photographer (and aspiring photographer) dads who love going out.
It’s the perfect size for essentials, making it a great bag for strolling and enjoying their retirement life. The bag is dark blue and black in color so it’s easy to pair with casual outfits of any color.
Get the Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Elevated Nylon Camera Bag here.
– Workout accessories –
4. Hydro Flask 20oz insulated food jar – for dads who love to go camping
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Your outdoorsy dad who loves climbing and camping will love this 20oz insulated food jar (~USD2,590, ~USD46.13) from Hydro Flask.
It keeps food hot or cold so he can have a warm, home-cooked meal anytime while exploring the wilderness. And while it’s easy to open, it’s also leak-proof to avoid any mess in his bag.
Get the Hydro Flask 20oz insulated food jar here.
5. Corength Weight Training 20kg Threaded Weights Kit – perfect for setting up a gym at home
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Get your dad stick to his exercise routine by helping him start a home gym. The Corength Weight Training 20kg Weights Kit (P4,190, ~USD74.62) is compact so it doesn’t take up too much space and is only 20 kilograms in total.
These dumbbells can also be used for many upper and lower-body exercises. It also comes with a case so the dumbbells can be brought anywhere if your dad decides to work out with friends.
Get the Corength Weight Training 20kg Threaded Weights Kit here.
6. Rockbros Bicycle Bag – features a phone holder
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Cyclist dads can level up their bikes with a Rockbros Bicycle Bag (P472, ~USD8.41) that holds a smartphone and other small accessories safely and securely while they’re on the go. Made up of nylon and velvet, the bag can be placed at a comfortable distance across from the bicycle’s saddle, so your dad won’t have to worry about his phone falling out of his pocket whenever he’s speeding up.
For dads who love tuning out to music while out and about, the bag also has a headphone plug. Other small items can also be put inside, and it is available in different sizes.
Get the Rockbros Bicycle Bag here.
7. Nike Sportswear Heritage 86 – made with sustainable and sweat-absorbing materials
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If your dad runs or just loves the outdoors, get them a cap to protect them from the heat.
The Nike Sportswear Heritage 86 (P895, ~USD15.94) has sweat-wicking support which absorbs sweat and transports it to the outer layer of the cap to evaporate. It also has a timeless style, with a metal swoosh that makes it look slightly more upscale than other caps from the same brand.
Plus, the cap is made with recycled plastic bottles so you’re giving a second life to what would otherwise stay as trash.
– Miscellaneous –
8. Ole Henriksen Balance It All Oil Control & Pore-Refining Set – a treat for your dad’s skin
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While dads often have simple body care routines, their skin needs some love too. For Father’s Day, gift him Ole Henriksen’s Balance It All Oil Control & Pore-Refining Set (P2,370, ~USD42.46)
It’s suitable for all skin types and targets oiliness, large pores, and dry, dull skin. It’s packed with AHAs, BHAs, and anti-oxidants so your dad’s skin can breathe and recharge after a hard day at work.
And don’t worry about dad getting overwhelmed. The set just covers the basics, with a cleaser, toner, and moisturizer – an easy regime for low maintenance dads.
Get the Ole Henriksen Balance It All Oil Control & Pore-Refining Set here.
9. Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Limited Edition Gift Box – for dads who love their classy drink
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If your dad loves busting out his prized drinks collection, get him the Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Limited Edition Gift Box (P4,849, ~USD87.02).
This cognac is a classic, with its characteristic oaky yet smooth taste. It has a subtle hint of sweetness, with notes of toasted bread, vanilla, and brioche.
The 700ml bottle comes with a shaker so your dad can make cocktails for him and his friends the next time they hang out.
Get the Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Limited Edition Gift Box here.
10. Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality book – for dads who love basketball
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Basketball fans are probably still coping with Kobe Bryant’s death, but this book, written in Bryant’s own words, will surely help fans feel closer to the basketball superstar even though he’s no longer with us.
Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality: How I Play(P2,099, ~USD37.69) takes readers to Bryant’s perspective on his professional basketball career. Aside from these accounts, NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein’s photos of Bryant also accompany the text, making this book a perfect gift for dads who live and breathe basketball.
Get The Mamba Mentality: How I Play here.
Unique Father’s Day gift ideas
To make your father feel the love this Father’s Day, it doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile in surprising him on this once-in-a-year, special holiday.
The 10 Father’s Day gift ideas we’ve picked up above are not only useful but can also add uniqueness and fashion to your dad’s everyday life.
If you want to take your dad to dinner, check out these Spanish and Japanese restaurants in Metro Manila
Cover image adapted from: @hydroflask.ph via Instagram, fullybookedonline.com, Lazada
This article was originally published by Addie Pobre on 14 June, 2021. Last updated by Kim Shelly Tan on 22 May 2023.
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