Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016


Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016


I love putting together gift guides. It’s like shopping without spending they money. With Father’s Day just around the corner, I have put together the ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide. Most of the featured products are available online, so securing the perfect gift for dad is potentially just a click away.

Whether you want to spend AED 20 or AED 2,000 we’ve rounded up some of the most stunning Dad Gifts – including a few things that the kids (that’s me) would love to give to our dad this year…. wish me luck as I attempt to narrow down the selection. You’ll find something in here to appeal to fathers of all kinds – the Adventure Dad, the Face-the-music Dad, the Off-the-beaten-track Dad or even the Wine-and-dine Dad.

Don’t miss the good news at the end. A handful of retailers have offered an exclusive promotional code for our readers when you shop online.

For the spick-and-span dad we recommend the Old Fashioned Shave Cream from Modvito. Shaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation and as such, a thing of true value, like a good piece of advice. It’s part ritual, part preparation, all man time. Another fun product from Modvito is the TIC shirt buttons – these little guys replace a needle and thread, no need to sew. Each elegant pack fits neatly in your jacket pocket, briefcase, handbag, glove box or travel bag. Our under AED 150  list also includes a Pillow Speaker for the all-ears Dad and a Fix Anything Hammer for the hands-on-handy-around-the-house Dad.

Show me a dad that wouldn’t love The Leatherman Wingman. It is the go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite – it’s like having Macgyver in your pocket. A definite yes for the all-round Dad. My under AED 250 list also includes a funky Beer Foamer with copper top, a Bellboy (Very Small) Wallet for the minimalistic dad and Alligator Cuff links for the wildly-stylish dad.

Wild Wood is a company that combines the elements of nature with excellent design and a touch of craftsmanship. Their Sapo Watch is made from maple wood and perfect for the all-natural dad. We also love the Fitbit Flex in black for the fit-as-a-fiddle father, a Seagate Backup disk for the techie dad, and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver for the best-smelling-dad-ever.

Last but not least, gifts that are worth blowing the budget for. The Rollor Premium Garment Bag (something we have only recently discovered), is hand-made with an eye for detail. The application of Rollor Technology means clothing between and under the upturned rim stays wrinkle free, guaranteed. For the clean-cut dad I highly recommend a voucher for the ultimate grooming experience from Dubai’s original male grooming lounge, 1847. If you go all out, we suggest the 1847 Shave, The Two Executives and the Gentleman’s Facial. My “let’s forget about the budget” list also includes the Better Sweater Hoodie for the dad who has a mountain to climb, and Beats Wireless Headphones for the dad who knows the beat goes on… and travels often.


The following stores have kindly offered House of Hawkes readers a special discount on their Father’s Day 2016 shopping. Simply use the checkout code: HOUSEOFHAWKES to qualify for discount from the retailers listed below.

Many thanks to these companies for the generous offer. That should ensure that the dads and husbands in your life are taken care of this year.

PS: if you’d like to try your hand at a little DIY this Father’s Day – take a look here.

Kathryn Hawkes

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  • Parveen sheik 14/06/2016 at 9:31 AM

    U r so systematic n organised..I can c that from ur blog posts..its precise,its like crystal clear(white.really opens up the.mind) …Im the opposite..But u r inspiring🙄👈👈

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