• Father’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives with gifts that reflect their unique personalities and interests. Whether your dad is a style guru, a braai master, an outdoor adventurer, or a bookworm, there’s something special out there to make his day memorable.

    Here are a few suggestions to get your imagination, and your credit card, working overtime:

    For the foodie dad


    No man should be without a decent chilli oil. It’s basically a braai staple, never mind the perfect ingredient for pasta, pizza and more. Have a look at the Banhoek Chilli Oil 3-pack – you can choose the original oil and then add in a more exotic option like Asian, Garlic or Chipotle. It comes packaged in a nifty carrier, perfect for gifting.

    For the oenophile dad

    fat bastard

    You probably haven’t heard that term, but it’s someone that loves their wine. If that’s your dad then this is the gift. Take a gander at the FAT bastard site – their ‘The Golden Reserve’ is everything that Father’s Day dreams are made of and we think dad will just love it.


    For the sporty dad

    beach bat

    If your dad is always on a golf course or the back of a mountain bike, it’s time to encourage him to get his family involved in his sport endeavours. How about a pair of Firehawk beach bats to bring the family together?

    For the braai dad


    You’ll know this dad well. He’s a sucker for everything cooked on a braai and loves to serve it straight off the flame. It’s time to thank him for his efforts by elevating his style with a pair of “The Braai Pant” – these long pants are the perfect way to braai and wipe your hands in true South African style. If that’s not his vibe then consider the ultimate braai tool, a traditional Firehawk Design Braai Bellow. Braaivleis, hier gat ons!

    For the experience dad

    la parada

    If your dad is all about experiences and culinary delights, why not take him to La Parada for a Spanish inspired meal. With restaurants around the country the delicious food and vibrant atmosphere is a perfect experience for the whole family.

    For the bookworm dad

    finding endurance

    Durban born travel writer and columnist Darrel Bristow-Bovey released his latest novel, Finding Endurance late last year. The book has flown off shelves in SA, and for good reason. Drawing on literature, natural history, personal memoir and the thrilling epics of polar adventure, the book illustrates how in the face of self-inflicted natural disaster, we can still pull off a miracle or two.

    For the stylish dad

    Dad’s don’t always know where to start when it comes to their skin. Help your dad find his groove with a simple cleanse, moisturise, protect routine. The Environ Original Range of products is globally recognised and available from a range of salons nationwide. Opt for the Original Foaming Gel Cleaner, Moisturising Gel and RAD Antioxidant Suncream SPF15.

    Win a Father’s Day hamper filled with all these goodies valued at over R5 000!

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