Sunday the 16th of June is Father’s Day. It’s a great opportunity to remind Dad how much you care about him, but what do you buy him. Especially because Men are notoriously difficult to get gifts for. That’s why we have come up with some ideas for you to make life a little easier for you.
Oh – and if you’re thinking of taking Dad out for a special meal on Father’s Day here are a few ideas for you.
THANDANA from Rosewind Trading
Every time there’s a farmers market, we slow down and savour the products that Rosewind Trading have on display. Celebrate Father’s Day with a gorgeous gift from the THANDANA line of genuine leather goods. Carriers, satchels, vanities and even wine coolers are all available by order.
Bearded Pallet Guy’s Creative Woodwork
Thulani, aka the Bearded Pallet Guy, makes some very unique pieces of custom furniture. His wine racks and charging valets caught our attention as a good gift for dad but he’s got a lot of other interesting things on offer.
Nubian Seed, made in Botswana, has a select range of 100% natural skincare products. They stock several items that would be suitable for the man in your life including this Kalahari Coffee Scrub and various hair and skin oils.
Big Sip Co. Craft Beer
Botswana’s first, very own, traditionally brewed Craft Beer! We’ve tried it and love it. They’ve got four varieties to try but the Kolsch was a definite favourite. Contact them for home delivery. You’ll pay a refundable bottle deposit and, if you get a case, you’ll love the custom made wooden crate that they come in.
Daddy & Me Photo Session
We bet that you’ve got more photos of just the kids or mum and kids than you do of Dad and the children. So how about getting a gift voucher for a Daddy & Me photo session? We recently did a round-up of Gaborone photographers. Have a look at their work and pick your favourite.
Make a handsome canvas print he’ll display with pride. BMS and Pro Photo Centre both make canvases in various sizes from your favourite photos. It’s a great way to celebrate a favourite photo of him or one of your family’s adventures.
Let your – or your child’s – creativity come out. Get a custom t-shirt made for dad. You could use a piece of your kid’s artwork, or do a quick search on Google or Pinterest and you’ll find a ton of inspirational ideas for Father’s Day t-shirts. Do it yourself using iron-on transfers (available at stationery stores) or have Patrick print it from only P50 (you supply the artwork & shirt).
Patrick: +267 7251 2761
There are Makers around the world who sell their products on Etsy… it’s easy to lose track of time looking at it all. I love ordering digital products and having them printed here in Gabs. For instance this memory card was how I commemorated my husband’s first Father’s Day. Ordered, printed at Pro Photo Centre Sebele, then framed. Done.
Make Your Own Mug
If you’re still feeling stumped, or if you’ve left your gift getting to the very last minute, then this kid-made scribble mug could be the solution to you. Head up to the Crazy Store to get all the supplies you need and let your child’s artwork come to life on a mug. Or plate, bowl, etc.
Metro Men Grooming Emporium
Why not give a gift card or make a day or Father’s Day with Metro Men Grooming Emporium. They have some great packages for Father’s Day.
Have a look at their Facebook Page for more info
Couples Massage at Mosha
Yes we know it’s Father’s Day, but what about spoiling both of you. Take your hubby for a couples massage at the beautiful Mosha spa at Avani.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to consider a creative gift idea for the dad in your life. What else would you add to this list? Let us know by leaving a comment below.