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The Debrief: Gifts for Dad

by Ingrid Hale
Fathers Day Gift

Sunday, 21 June is Father’s Day in South Africa, and what better way is there to show dad some love than by getting him the ultimate father’s day gift? Although some shops have opened up now, online shopping is still a winner. Here are our favourite, super-awesome, but simple gift ideas that you can have delivered straight to dad’s door!

1. Patriotic Socks

Fathers Day Gifts

You may have seen these fancy flags worn by the crew of both Phoenix Racing teams at the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES event in Cape Town earlier this year. Now, dad could be sporting these on his next adventure out the house as well.

These performance, active socks from Versus Socks are specifically designed to provide you with a super comfortable fit. Whether you’re sailing, cycling, running, gyming, playing tennis, golf or in fact any other sport, be ready to meet your new favourite pair of socks.

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2. Ullman Sails Gear Barrel Bag

Fathers Day Gifts

Make sure dad’s ready for his next weekend away with the beautiful and durable barrel bag range from Ullman Sails Gear. The BRAVO BARREL BAG is a great versatile bag. The large compartment is perfect for your trip to the gym, weekend cruise and even the next race. This bag has you covered regardless of the situation. The classic design is simple, classy and thanks to the effect of  ULLMAN SAILS FIBRE-PATH, it’s industrial.

  • Large internal pack space
  • x1 external side pocket
  • Crossbody strap and handheld straps
  • Made from sail material and Ripstop fabric

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3. Cheeky Swim Shorts

Fathers Day GiftAlthough it may be a winter in the southern hemisphere, we still have warm, balmy days down South. Brighten up any day with these super fun swim shorts from Granadilla, a local brand from Cape Town with the best designs around. Even better yet, they have an Eco range! South Africa’s most environmentally conscious pair of swimming trunks – made from 100% recycled fabric (ocean fishing nets and plastics). These revolutionary shorts dry 50% faster than our Originals and have a luxuriously soft finish to top it off. They are made in the classic above-the-knee cut, with an elasticated waistband and drawstring. These swim shorts are not only contributing to ocean clean up by using trash to make treasure but are also our highest quality product made to date.

*All shorts are gift-wrapped in an iconic Granadilla tin
(design of tube may vary)

  • 100% made in Cape Town
  • Limited edition digital print
  • Elasticated waistband, drawstring, side pockets
  • Back jet pocket with velcro closure
  • 100% recycled fabric
  • Side seam measurement on medium is ~37cm
  • Built-in mesh briefs


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4. Capture Every Moment

Never miss another moment on camera with the brand new Hero 8 from GoPro. This sleek, hi-tech machine is guaranteed to capture every one of dad’s adventures in HD quality. Now it’s even easier to get the best view of whatever you’re doing. Tap through four lenses: Narrow, distortion-free Linear, Wide and SuperView to get the perfect shot. Also with a radical enhancement to HyperSmooth, HyperSmooth 2.0 now has multiple levels of stabilization—including Boost—and game-changing in-app horizon levelling.


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5. Happy Feet = A Happy Dad 

Fathers Day Gift

Keep his toes toasty this winter with the best 100% Sheepskin or 100% wool slippers in town! There’s nothing better than slipping on comfy slippers before spending the day around the house. You can find Karu products in your nearest Outdoor Warehouse or at Woodheads in Gardens, Cape Town.

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6. The Great Outdoors

You can never have too many beanies for a Cape winter. Cape Union Mart should be anyone’s first stop when thinking of gifts for their adventuring loved ones! Find everything you could ever dream of to make every outdoor memory even more special. They have even done the gift research for you with sections for Gifts under R1000, Gifts under R500 and Gifts under R250.


Spoil dad this year – Click here 


7. Not Just a Pretty Timepiece 


Fathers Day GiftTune in to your body, and tone up with a smartwatch that can track it all and help you reach your health and fitness goals. There’s no such thing as too many health stats. Not on this watch. Go phone-free, and put your perfectly crafted workout playlists on your wrist. You’ll never run out of ways to move with 20+ preloaded sports apps. Forget looking up how to do a goblet squat. Get full workouts with animations on your wrist.

Leave your wallet at home, and pay from your watch instead. Up to 8 days of battery keeps you connected to your life, not your charger.

Click here to purchase it online


Spoil dad with the best Father’s Day gift this year!

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