Six cool gift ideas to spoil your dad this Father’s Day

He’s your hero, he’s your rock and he’d probably do the moonwalk over hot coals for you!


Words: Khadijat Akangbe

So here are some seriously cool, and totally non-naff, ideas for gifts to give your old man this Father’s Day and most of them you can buy online, right now…. like now… before you forget and end up scrolling on Facebook. Plus, a couple of places to make sure your pops is a well-fed fella.

(Some of the world celebrates their dads on Sunday, 18th June, while in the UAE it falls on Wednesday, 21st June. Either way, don’t forget!)


For the fitness freak dad

Get your baba a fitness tracker that measures and records all his activities including sleeping patterns and all his hardcore daddy workouts. Apart from tracking everyday movements, the Fitbit will also help him stay in touch (with you of course) by alerting him to calls, texts and calendar notifications.

So, if he isn’t much of an Apple fan, and hasn’t copped the Apple watch yet, you know what to do.

Fit Dad 2

Fitbit Alta. AED 399. Get it at


For the wannabe hipster dad

Get your well-groomed father a Hydra Shave gift set from Grown Alchemist. This too-cool-for-school gift set comprises of a shaving gel and hydra-repair day cream.

The Hydra Shave set is, of course, all-organic and would make the perfect addition to his daily skincare routine. It’s not just the minimalist packaging that makes this one seriously smooth gift.

Grown Alchemist Hydra Shave Set. AED 195. Can be purchased from Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales and Chaps and Co.

Grown Alchemist Hydra Shave Set. AED 195. Can be purchased from Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales and Chaps and Co.


For the classy dad

If your dad is old school cool, then this is the perfect gift for him. Buy dad a gold-plated timepiece and ‘watch’ him light up with unreserved joy (sorry!). So if your dad is a traditional guy with a lot of class going on – this one is for him.

But a watch is not the only thing this gift set has to offer. Give dad a new leather wallet and this stylish bracelet with a gold plated fish hook fastener too.

Miansi Gift Set. AED 1,660. Get it at

Miansi Gift Set. AED 1,660. Get it at


For the tech junkie

Is your old man obsessed with gadgets and do you somehow end up on the road to Sharjah when you should have been heading to Dubai Mall? If so, go all out and get him a head up navigation display that uses augmented reality technology to help him stay connected while driving, with maps, messages, calls and of course, some tunes.

Make sure that your dad’s dashboard is the envy of all the other dads. You know they will just bully him if you don’t! Do you want your dad to get bullied?

Navdy – Heads Up Display. AED 2,299. Get it at

Navdy – Heads Up Display. AED 2,299. Get it at


For the sophisticated dad

If your dad has a refined taste for all things culinary but can’t quite cut it in the kitchen, maybe it’s time to sign him up for a cooking class. What about one that teaches him how to make a three-course gourmet meal? You know you will benefit too!

Order this experience now for him from and it comes in a stylish gift box with a personalised message for your papa. He’ll feel like a world-renowned chef this Father’s Day.

Chef to Be – AED 395. Get it at

Chef to Be – AED 395. Get it at


For the sweet toothed dad

Is your dad back in the UK and you don’t know how to send your love? Well, worry no more – as usual Dubai Week to the rescue. Order a box of retro sweets from Chewbz, to show your retro dad you love him.

Order your Father’s Day sweets and get a 15 per cent discount when you use the code DAD15 at checkout. You’re welcome.

Order now at

Order now at


Where to Take Him …


Deal or no deal at McGettigan’s

Bond over a memorable meal as McGettigan’s, which is courting the daddy dime this Father’s Day, with a selection of promotions and offers.

McGettigan's DWTC

McGettigan’s, DWTC

Some of these offers include winning your dad a ‘thirsty work package’, which consists of a game of pool, a portion of chicken wings and house beverages for just AED 149. Also, check out their Facebook page for a chance to win an ‘ultimate dad pass’ which treats him to a two-course roast dinner with house beverages.

McGettigan’s is located in Dubai World Trade Centre, DXB, Souk Madinat and Jumeirah Lake Towers. 04 378 0800.

Go posh at Gaucho

Treat your pops to a superior Father’s Day roast at Gaucho Dubai, where you can dig into an indulgent array of succulent Bife De Chorizo and Spatchcook Chicken.

To make his day extra special, Gaucho will be having a lucky draw where dads can win three exclusive premium packages from the bespoke and prestigious Chaps & Co barbershop, as well as more Gaucho surprises!


Prices start from AED 185 per person. Gaucho – Gate Village 5, DIFC. 04 422 7898


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