20 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Type Of Dad

No matter Dad's preference, we've got you covered.


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Just like Mother’s Day, the day in the year dedicated to Fathers will be spent a little differently this year. But one thing’s for sure, connectivity and showing you care is important, now more than ever. Whether you are lucky enough to physically be with Dad come 21 June, or you have to celebrate it apart, we have rounded up a list of great gift ideas for every type of Dad, be it dads, step-dads, granddads, husbands, or the father figures in our lives. And in level 3, you can get them delivered right to your (or their) door!

The Fit Dad

The father figure in your life deserves the best, and it doesn’t get better than this. The Garmin fēnix 6 series is the next generation of ultimate outdoor GPS smartwatches. Built on the exploits of athletes and adventurers, the fēnix 6 Series is for those who push past limits and redefine expectations. With an all-new exciting performance design the fēnix 6 comes in a range of sizes, finishes, cutting edge feature levels and significantly improved battery life. These rugged, tech-rich wearables are built to take on any challenge and fit any active lifestyle — with enhanced wrist heart rate, Pulse Ox, outdoor navigation sensors, built-in activity profiles, performance metrics, contactless payments, smart notifications and more.

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Garmin Fenix 6 Series – Pro and Sapphire editions

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Now that we don’t have to run around our back yards anymore, we can take to the streets for our daily runs. But with winter upon us, we need to be ready to brace the elements. This windbreaker from Under Armour does just that and more. UA’s storm technology not only repels water without sacrificing breathability, it also shields you from the wind, plus its a fuller cut for complete comfort.

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R 1,000.00

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If you’d like to be in dad’s good books for years to come, we have another Under Armour winner for you. The all-new UA Hovr Machina is a game-changer on the road. And if your dad likes running, this one is tried-and-tested by MH. Taking inspiration from previous versions, the Machina has the best of both worlds: the solidity of the UA Hovr Infinite, and the fluidity of the lighter UA Hovr Velociti 2.

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UA HOVR™ Machina Running Shoes

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Who doesn’t love the gear from the brand with the three stripes. These adidas track pants will do the job on the track, on the road or on the trail – but the best part is, they’ll double as WFH or netflix marathon pants too!

Related: Siya Kolisi’s Remarkable Journey To Fatherhood Is The Real Reason He’s A Hero

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Essentials 3Stripe Tricot Track Pants

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With so many runners struggling to find a suitable mask to run in, this comfortable and classic balaclava from Salomon will keep your neck and face warm in chilly conditions and doubles as a protective mask, which is mandatory at the moment. It’s a (super stylish) win-win.

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R 499.00

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Related: Can You Make Running With A Mask More Comfortable? The Experts Weigh In

The Self-Care Dad

Father’s Day is all about pampering those who care for us so unselfishly. Rumamend cream contains Geranium Oil and may help soothe your aches and pains (and relieve sunburn once the temperatures go up again). Bonus, it needs to be massaged deep into the skin for it to really work so it doubles as a massage!

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Available in single sachets and 125g tubs from all pharmacies

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Sometimes our bodies need something extra to deal with life – especially as we grow older. Are your energy levels flagging? Low libido?  Vascamen just might be the answer! It is uniquely formulated for men and may aid in strengthening the immune system and improving your circulatory system. Plus, it may also contribute to improved male sexual health.

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Available from all pharmacies, Clicks and Dis-Chem

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Are you heading back into the office after two months of being at home? You facial hair might need some attention. Philips OneBlade Shaving Handle 4 leaves your skin feeling clean and sheer. The replacement blades gives your shaver extra life with the chance to change your blades as you see fit.

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Philips OneBlade Shaving Handle 4

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The Tech-Savvy Dad

Keep all of your electronic essentials efficiently organised in this compact case designed to protect and organise everything from large headphones along with your full kit of cables, adapters and other electronics in dedicated storage compartments. You can even charge your phone while keeping it accessible in the exterior pocket with cord pass-through.

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Thule Subterra PowerShuttle Plus

R 899.00

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When we talk Skyworth, we talk about a premium build and cutting-edge tech. This is a TV that speaks your language – literally. With Android 9.0 and Google Assistant, you can just tell it what to do in-between your work-from-home schedule. And whether it’s to play some jazz on YouTube while you have your Father’s Day dinner or the latest sport documentary (read: The Last Dance) on Netflix for some down time with your partner, it’s got your back. We tested this one for months and after seeing its UHD display, you won’t go back to anything else.

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Skyworth 55 Uhd Infinity Screen Android

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The Chef Dad

Le Creuset have launched their newest colour, matte black, just in time for Father’s Day. Design-minded and quietly confident, this new colour will send Dad to the kitchen inspired and excited to get cooking!

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Signature Round Casserole

R 1,759.20

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This super flexible waterproof BBQ Mitt from Big Green Egg is made with an FDA-approved, BPA-free patterned silicone surface for a strong grip. The robust outer Mitt features a soft, comfortable cotton and polyester cuff and lining. Withstands extreme heat up to 232°C for maximum protection and comfort.

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Silicone BBQ Mitt w-fabric cuff

R 360.00

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Need a replacement for pasta? Or simply want your veggies to look cool? The Spyra-Gyra slices a huge variety of hard fruits and veggies into different shaped spirals: baby marrow, carrot, potato or sweet potato, peeled and cored apples, beetroot, cucumber, butternut you name it!

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Spyra-Gyra Spiral Slicer

R 1,100.00

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Stay in this Father’s Day and order a UCOOK box. You and your Dad can spend some quality time together while cooking a delicious meal. Get everything you need to cook easy and inspired meals, from free-range and ethically sourced ingredients to simple recipe cards delivered to your door.

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Choose from Health Nut, Vegetarian and Easy Peasy

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The Social Dad

A descendant of the Four Cousins brand, Scottish Cousin is a medium to full-bodied whisky that is rich and indulgent. This superb blend of traditional Scottish whisky was selected by Neil Retief, the youngest of the Four Cousins and fourth generation Scottish ancestry. Through his love and appreciation for whisky the Scottish Cousin blend was born. Available in three variants, each offers a different taste sensation, but which ever you choose, Dad is sure to savour and enjoy.

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Buy the 5YO + 8YO + 12YO and save R150!
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R 747.00

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Mazzatti Beer exemplifies the Italian style of beer, brewed in the traditional Italian way – creating a crisp, clean and hoppy beer with a fuller, more satisfying body than other beers. The Italians call it “gusto rotundo”. Italian beers are known for being elegant, light bodied, with a refreshing crispness.

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Mazzatti beer

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The Stylish Dad

We love this lockdown look from Good Bye Malaria. It’s comfy and casual for lockdown living, but super stylish for the weekly trip to the shops. Goodbye Malaria is a social benefit organization that fights against Malaria, in Southern Africa, Eswatini and Mozambique. All online sale proceeds go towards the eradication of malaria and their range of causal merchandise is hand crafted by local artisans in up-skilling programme. Shop to contribute to meaningful change.

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Inspired by the chukka, these boots are made from premium nubuck leather and constructed with Cat’s EASE Technology which means they’re lighter, more comfortable and 100% durable for your working week and beyond. And they’re super stylish too.

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Cat STATS

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This stylish long-sleeve henley t-shirt will retain a sharp look that won’t be out of place at the office or out with friends. A great piece for layering all year long.

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Available in black or asphalt.

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Get him a stylish sneaker for every occasion. These are lightweight, yet stylish and comfortable. Onemix shoes are made from premium materials and are accompanied by one of the softest, smoothest and most durable foams yet, making it the ultimate sneaker.

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Use discount code LAUNCH10 to receive 10% off your order

R 1,100.00

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