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THE ALTERNATIVE FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE (for moms)

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayThis month we spoilt the moms in our lives. Be it our birth mothers, grandmothers even those individuals assuming the mother figure in our lives. I’ve no doubt we spoilt them the best way we could, right?

Now it’s the turn of the fathers in our lives. Whether it’s your birth dad, grandfathers or individuals who are the father figures in your child’s life, let’s make Sunday, 17th June 2018 extra special for them. 

When I say extra special, I don’t mean let’s get them our usual go-to gifts for dads, OK! This year let’s put a little more thought into the gifts, shall we? Let’s stay away from the usual suspects of socks, soap-on-a-rope (do they even still sell these), ties, cologne or winter slippers. I know that’s what we used to give our dad (bless his soul) and we may or may not have snuck one or two of these gifts for hubby since we became parents. Although they will give you the biggest smile and thank you profusely for spoiling them, deep down they really wish you’d put a little more effort into the gift.

I know I will NOT appreciate it! #justsaying

I won’t even pretend to like it, judge me all you want…

Stuff the whole “…it’s not about the gift, it’s the thought that counts…” CRAP! If I can make the effort to think outside the box, so can you MOM … or DAD! 

So to help you out, here are some alternative #GiftIdeas to spoil the dad in your life this Fathers Day. 

 

“A FATHER IS NEITHER AN ANCHOR TO HOLD US BACK, NOR A SAIL TO TAK US THERE, BUT A GUIDING LIGHT WHOSE LOVE SHOWS US THE WAY.”

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayTWO HOUR SCENIC CHAUFFEURED HARLEY RIDE

So dad loves the thought of being on the back of motorbikes but mom won’t let him get one of his own, then a ride on a Harley is surely going to thrill him! 

Saddle up an iron steed with a two-hour Harley Davidson around Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. Aspiring riders can take a chauffeured morning or afternoon of tearing across the asphalt on the back of a Harley. You will be provided with a  helmet and driver so all your dad will need to do is sit back and enjoy this awesome machine.

If dad is in Gauteng, the ride will go for a cruise along greater Johannesburg’s roads, admiring scenic views, especially on the northern and western routes. Depending on the pickup point, the ride can head out along winding roads towards Hartbeestpoort Dam or explore the city with the sound of dad’s iron steed’s engine reverberating off the cityscape.

If dad is in Durban, the route tour will be through the beautiful lush green coastal roads. Enjoying the sea breeze against your face while enjoying the views along Durban’s uShaka beachfront. Cape Town being your base, then he can enjoy the curves and bends of world-famous Chapman’s Peak drive as he cruises the cosmopolitan streets and boulevards of Cape Town.

Cost – R2019.00 from Gift Experience South Africa

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayTANDEM SKYDIVE

Is dad a bit of an adrenaline junkie?

Then he’s going to enjoy this one because nothing quite compares to the rush one get as you stand on the edge of the open door of an airplane at 10,000ft and look out at the world below. This great experience includes a DVD and photo package so dad can relive his experience again and again. At the airfield dad will be warmly greeted by the Tandem Master, then after signing in, he will watch a short instruction video and be given a thorough briefing before gearing up and making their way out to the waiting plane.

Once in the air dad will get the opportunity to relax and appreciate the stunning views from the plane before he being strapped tightly to the instructor behind him and make their way to the open door and making the jump out into the open skies. Then begins the amazing adrenalin rush as they freefall for almost 5 000ft before the main parachute is released and the gentle descend begins, while dad takes in the scenery around him before landing back on terra firma. 

This is definitely an unforgettable experience that will stay with your adrenaline junkie dad forever.

The ultimate rush!

Cost – R2729.00 from Gift Experience South Africa

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayMUG LOVE SOUTH AFRICA

Just in case your dad needs regular reminding about who’s dad he is.

Let him know he means the world to you with this unique custom made gift.

A white mug branded with your special meaningful message like “THIS KID’S DAD” from MugloveSA, then fill it up with all his favourite cheat day treats. 

Cost – for quotes and/or orders either DM them via Instagram or email them on muglovesa@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers Day

 

MINIPRESSO NS & HARDCASE COMBO

Now if dad loves his coffee, why not express-o your love with this Minipresso from Coffee Pod Guru

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayPERSONALISED WINE BOTTLE

Does dad love his wine?

Why not show how much you appreciate him with a wine bottle with a personalised label?

A bottle of red wine (750ml) is branded with a unique “I’D BE LOST WITHOUT YOU” label design, which is also personalised with a name and message for that special touch.

Cost – R260.00 (excl. delivery) from NetFlorist

 

 

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayCAPE TOWN GIN – HANDCRAFTED – THE PINK LADY

Now, if dad prefers a tot or two of spirit, the drinking kind that is, then you should consider getting him a bottle of The Pink Lady.

It is made with the purest neutral spirit and then infused with Rose petals, Hibiscus flowers and a heavenly hint of Rosewater.

The result is a delicious Gin with fresh floral aromas and a slightly sweeter aftertaste.

Gin is best enjoyed chilled, so get that bottle into the freezer as soon as dad has opened his present. 

Just before lunch is served, share a glass of The Pink Lady Gin loaded with ice and a dash of Tonic Water with dad.

Cost – R345.00 from Takealot

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayTHE BACKPACK

Is your dad a trendsetter? 

His tossed out the outdated briefcase and now needs something trendier to replace it? 

Then the Brennan backpack is certainly an option for you to consider for him! 

Handmade and leather, you definitely can’t go wrong with this spoil. 

Cost – R1195.00 from Stellenbosch Leather

 

 

 

 

“A DAD is someone who holds you when you cry, SCOLDS you when you break the rules, SHINES with pride when you succeed, and has FAITH in you even when you fail.”

 

 

WHERE TO GO 

If you’re planning to get dad out the house and away from the braai area, here are some lunch options …

 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Cost – R395.00 per adult

Why not spoil dad a little more and let him stay over the night before? The Fairway Hotel is running a special on their rooms, 30% OFF all room types valid 15 – 18 June 2018.

Booking is essential so stop procrastinating and contact them already 011 478 8000 or thefairway.co.za

 

 

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers Day

Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre

Cost – R255.00 per adult

Spoil dad a little more and let him stay over the night before? The Royal Elephant Hotel have Standard Sharing Rooms at R1 750 (Room Only)

Booking is essential so stop procrastinating and contact them already 011 478 8000 or royalelephant.co.za

 

 

 

Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Cost – R295.00 per adult

Enquire about our kiddies rates

Booking is essential so stop procrastinating and contact them already 014 577 2658 or reservations@askarilodge.co.za

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers DayCarnivore – Johannesburg

Is dad an adventurous eater? Then take him to Carnivores and let him enjoy the “Beast of a Feast” and a FREE Draught Beer (dads only)

Cost – R320.00 per adult and R160 per child under 12 years

Add to the experience and let dad stayover at Misty Hills Country Hotel from R1290.00 per person sharing. Accommodation in a Superior Deluxe Room includes Bed & Breakfast, Carnivore Father’s Lunch, and A Gift Hamper in the Room for Dad. Stayover package is valid 16 – 17 June 2018 only.

Booking is essential so stop procrastinating and contact them already 014 577 2658 or  reservations@askarilodge.co.za

 

 

 

Gift Ideas + Fathers Day

702 Day of the Dads at Waterfall City

This year, 702 and Waterfall City are switching it up with the first experiential event that gives every father figure what he craves the most – space to be himself.

It’s the first ever, 702 Day of The Dads at Waterfall City Park.

Featuring live entertainment with Grammy-Award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Artisanal food and drinks, a dedicated Dad Zone and activities (for the whole family!).

Cost – R150.00 per adult and R70 per child 3 – 12 years

Booking via Ticketpro or info@ticketpros.co.za or 0861-008-277

 

 

 

 

Now start making plans to spoil that father in your life or those that fulfill this role, most importantly though, appreciate that you have your DAD or a DAD figure around to spoil. 

 

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS AND MOMS MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN’S LIVES. 

 

Photo Credit – sourced from respective websites or www.masterfile.com or www.freeimages.com

Disclaimer: not a sponsored post

 

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6 Comments

  1. Noleen Miller

    As it’s my birthday on Father’s Day my kids have their work cut out. My husband is easy but I always like it when we make an effort for Father’s Day as he does a lot for them. So we buy him a descent gift. But this year it falls on my birthday and birthdays are big celebrations in our family. So I’ll wait and see what transpires #sabloggercafe

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    • Emanuel

      Birthdays definitely trump Fathers Day in my books, that said I hope you and the husband are spoilt by the family.

      Reply
  2. Mo

    My husband arrives back from the UK on the 16th, also our youngest’s burthday. So will stay over in joburg that night and treat him to a nice Father’s Day breakfast before heading home. It’s hard to buy gifts at the moment as I keep stressing about how to take it with us. Lol
    Great list though. I like the idea of an ‘experience’.

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    • Emanuel

      Been following your journey as you prepare for the move over. I’m sure your hubby will appreciate all the love and just being surrounded by his girls on Fathers Day this year. Besides his baby’s birthday takes precedent, right 🙂

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  3. Pam

    Such well thought out ideas, great to hear them from a man. I love the Harley drive and leatherbag option, the mug idea is also a winner. The 702 Day of the Dads sounds awesome!

    Glad I found this blog!

    Reply
    • Emanuel

      hahaha totes appreciate that encouragement. Lucky dad if he gets the Harley ride 🙂

      Reply

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