A gift guide for different kinds of dads

If your dad’s hardworking, dapper, active, a foodie—or all of the above—check out this guide for the perfect Father’s Day gift.

We celebrate all kinds of dads this Father’s Day, and we’ve compiled our top picks for every kind of father, from the one that needs some well-deserved pampering to those who just love to eat. Check out the list below for our recommendations!

The hardworking dad

If your dad is the quintessential type A career guy: dedicated to his professional life, constantly on the go, always with a packed schedule, and with exacting standards, he probably rarely makes time for himself. This Father’s Day, give him a break from his demanding routine with a day of total indulgence and relaxation.

Book him a rejuvenating spa session at Chi, The Spa at EDSA Shangri-La, Willow Stream at Raffles Makati, or The Retreat Spa in Okada, for a luxurious massage.

The Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge at The Peninsula Manila

Go on a family staycation at The Peninsula Manila on Father’s Day weekend, where Dad can also check out the Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge, complete with cocktails, pica-pica, and more. 

With two branches in Metro Manila—Legazpi Village and Katipunan—Qubo gets to make more men look their best with their skilled and artistic barbers.

Give him a sophisticated grooming experience at the top barber shops in the metro, from Qubo, John Barbers Groomers, to Back Alley Barbershop. Avail of the classic cut and shave, complete with a relaxing massage or other hair treatments. 

You can also create a serene atmosphere for Dad at home with elegant soy candles from Saan Saan, the refreshing Malin+Goetz limited edition Tomato candle, or the sophisticated Diptyque Ambre candle, creating a laid-back ambiance.

The dapper dad

Does your dad take pride in his appearance and overall well-being? If he’s the type to meticulously curate his wardrobe and maintain a fresh aura, he’s probably keen on getting the best products and experiences that can help him look and feel good. This Father’s Day, indulge his exacting tastes and standards with gifts that align with his lifestyle.  

Aesop’s new Immaculate Facial Tonic preps the face for hydration, gives a vitamin-rich boost, and gently exfoliates for a more balanced and even skin.

Upgrade his skincare routine with Aesop’s Immaculate Facial Tonic, which gently exfoliates skin to refine its texture. Add the Biore Watery Essence sunblock in the mix to protect Dad’s skin from harsh sunlight, and keep his lips nourished with L:a Bruket’s Lip Restore Kit.

A signature fragrance is always a great way to make your dad stand out. Photo from Rustan’s.

Let him explore new scents with the Maison Margiela REPLICA Sailing Day Eau de Toilette, Givenchy Gentleman Society Eau de Parfum, Terre d’Hermès, Loewe 001 Man, or Creed Green Irish Tweed.

Dapper dads will like the tailored suits of Benjamin Barker, paired with sleek loafers from Berwick 1707. For an elevated everyday look, pair these vintage-inspired AUTRY Medalist shoes with clear frames from a.kin.

The active dad

As they always want to be in tip-top shape, the sporty dads in your life deserve durable and functional gear that complements their active lifestyle. Give them gifts that are perfectly designed for their dynamic and energetic personality. 

Let your dad track his fitness journey with a smart sports watch.

Equip him with the latest Garmin Forerunner series sports watch, which will allow him to track his performance and navigate his routes with precision. On his feet, the versatile Salomon XT-6 sneakers provide comfort and durability for any terrain, and ensure he’s always ready for action with Uniqlo’s Sports Utility Wear collection.  

For his off-the-road escapades, the rugged Ford Bronco offers both style and substance. Keep his gear organized with the durable and multipurpose Thor box

For some sports inspiration, gift him literary memoirs about sports such as “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” by William Finnegan, “There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension” by Hanif Abdurraqib, and “Believe: A Little Guide to Ted Lasso,” each offering memorable insights on athleticism and adventure.

The foodie dad

If your dad is a culinary connoisseur—or if he just loves to eat—indulge his cravings with the best dishes and drinks this Father’s Day. Check out these exceptional dining experiences and gourmet treats that will satisfy food aficionados and simply happy diners alike. 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Bonifacio Global City.

Treat him to a meal at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in BGC, where well-cooked steaks and an elegant ambiance await. If he craves neighborhood-style Italian, the newly opened Carlo’s offers authentic dishes that transport him straight to the streets of Italy.

It doesn’t get more Italian than this.

For a fusion of Southeast Asian flavors, Papillon Salcedo provides a cozy yet sophisticated dining experience. 

Hotpot enthusiasts will enjoy the interactive and flavorful meals at Haidilao hotpot. For a more relaxed yet refined setting, Sala Bistro offers a grand European-style café atmosphere.

This executive suitcase from Txanton will surely delight the culinary connoisseur dads.

Also check out Txanton, a wine and gourmet shop, for an extensive selection of fine wines, olive oil, and other gourmet delicacies that cater to his refined tastes.

The new lifestyle.