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 locally-made crafts to unique workout accessories, that will surely make your dad feel extra loved this coming Father’s Day.

– Apparel, footwear, and face masks –

1. Anthill Felipe Yakan Polo – stitched with a Yakan weave

Father's day gift ideas - Anthill Felipe Yakan Polo
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For the dads who take pride in their button-down, short-sleeved shirt collection, Anthill’s Felipe Yakan Polo (P2,799.30, ~USD58.62) will be a welcome addition to their closet. Available in various colors, it’s uniquely stitched with a colorful Yakan weave that shows the sartorial flair of the ethnic community living in Basilan. 

So aside from being fashionable while wearing this shirt, he’ll also get to support our indigenous people living in the southern part of the country.

Buy the Anthill Felipe Yakan Polo here.

2. Dr. Martens 1461 Black Ambassador Leather Oxford Shoes – practical and stylish

Father's day gift ideas - Dr. Martens 1461 Black Ambassador Leather Oxford Shoes
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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 (P6,173, ~USD129.30) 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. 

Buy the Dr. Martens 1461 Ambassador Shoes here

3. Mark Bumgarner Unisex Face Masks – composed of repurposed fabrics

Father's day gift ideas - Mark Bumgarner Unisex Face MasksImage adapted from: Mark Bumgarner

It will take a while before we can finally let go of our face masks, so while we’ve stocked up on our surgical, disposable masks, it can get boring to wear them every day. We can help our dad add a little bit of style when he’s social distancing through local designer face masks such as the Mark Bumgarner Unisex Face Masks (price available upon request). 

These non-medical grade masks, which include black and brown-patterned masks, are made up of repurposed fabrics, helping your dad support more sustainable practices in fashion. Your dad can also wear the designer masks many times, as they are also washable. 

Check out the Mark Bumgarner Unisex Face Masks here.

– Workout accessories –

4. Hydro Flask Topaz Water Bottle – made up of topaz steel

Father's day gift ideas - Hydro Flask Topaz Water Bottle
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Your outdoorsy dad who loves to keep himself fit through climbing, running, or daily rounds in the gym will love this 32 oz Topaz Lightweight Wide Flex Cap (P3,257, ~USD68.22).  Aside from doing its job to keep his beverage cold or hot through its TempShield insulation, it’s also a thing of sturdy beauty, encased in elegant topaz-colored stainless steel. 

Buy the Hydro Flask Topaz Lightweight Wide Flex Cap here.

5. Domyos Weight Training Dumbbell Kit – perfect for setting up a gym at home

Father's day gift ideas - Domyos Weight Training Dumbbell Kit
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It’s difficult to schedule a session in gyms these days, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t attend to our fitness regimen anymore. Domyos’s Weight Training Dumbbell Kit (P2,550, ~USD53.45) is perfect for dads who want to set up a mini-gym at their homes – 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. Thankfully it comes with a case, so the dumbbells can also be brought anywhere

Buy the Domyos Weight Training Dumbbell Kit here.

6. Rockbros Bicycle Bag – features a phone holder

Father's day gift ideas - Rockbros Bicycle Bag
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Cyclist dads can level-up their bikes with a Rockbros Bicycle Bag (P534.10, ~USD11.18) 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.

Buy the Rockbros Bicycle Bag here.

7. Uniqlo Roger Federer Cap – embroidered with Roger Federer’s initials

Father's day gift ideas - Roger Federer Cap Uniqlo
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Dads who are fans of tennis or followers of the great tennis athlete will be happy to receive the Uniqlo Roger Federer Cap (P990, ~USD20.73) an elegant piece of accessory, available in various basic colors, that’s embroidered beautifully with tennis superstar Roger Federer’s initials.

It fits comfortably as its fabric is made up of 100% cotton. Your dad won’t have to worry about sizing as the cap also comes with an adjustable strap. 

Buy the Uniqlo Roger Federer Cap here.

– Grooming, beverages, and self-help –

8. Clinique 3-piece set – packed with a cologne, face scrub, and body and hair wash

Father's day gift ideas - Clinique 3-piece set
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If your dad doesn’t usually splurge on grooming items, Clinique’s 3-piece set will be a welcome addition to his bathing needs especially during special occasions. 

Priced at P4,395 (~USD92.06), it’s packed with a 100ml Happy Men Cologne known for its relaxing hint of citrus, a 100ml face scrub at 100ml, and a body and hair wash at 50ml. The bundle also comes with an orange box set that adds a more premium feel to the packaging. 

But the Clinique 3-piece set here.

9. Boozy Johnnie Walker Black Label (+ Kronig Big Ice Ball) Father’s Day Bundle – known for its balanced flavor

Father's day gift ideas - Boozy Johnnie Walker Black Label (+ Kronig Big Ice Ball) Father’s Day Bundle
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The classic Johnnie Walker Black Label, a whisky known for its well-balanced flavor of dark fruits, sweet vanilla, and smokiness, will surely be appreciated by any dad who loves collecting different types of alcoholic beverages.

Aside from being a classic, whisky is also considered a gentleman’s drink, perfect to make your dad feel more in his element during Father’s Day. A Johnnie Walker Black Label (700ml) Father’s Day Bundle (P1,581, ~USD33.13), exclusively packed with 6 Krönig ice balls, is thankfully available on online store Boozy.

Buy the Boozy Johnnie Walker Black Label (+ Krönig Ice Ball) Father’s Day Bundle here.

10. Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality book – for dads who love basketball

Father's day gift ideas - Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality book
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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 (P1,735, ~USD36.34) 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. 

Buy 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. 

From locally made crafts to unique workout accessories, 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. 

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Cover image adapted from: @hydroflask.phMark Bumgarner, and @drmartensph 

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