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7 Father’s Day ideas for every personality type

Show appreciation for your old man with these unique day-outs

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Time Out Hong Kong
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It’s that time of the year to celebrate that special man in your life. As Father’s Day approaches, you’ll probably be racking your brains out trying to think of the perfect gift and unique ways to celebrate this special day. Bored of taking pops to another dinner at one of Hong Kong’s best steakhouses? Treating dad to single malt or bourbon at whisky bar feels too mundane? We’ve handpicked the best experiences to treat your favourite guy to an unforgettable Father's Day. From artsy dad to foodie dad, we have something for every dad out there. By Kaitlyn Lai

RECOMMENDED: Need to freshen up before the big celebration? Pop into one of Hong Kong’s best barbershops for a trim or a shave. 

Father’s Day ideas for every personality type

For the polished pops
  • Health and beauty
  • Barbers
  • Central

Rest-a-sheared, Hair House Barbershop will make sure dad looks the part before the big Father's Day dinner. Keeping the legacy of Shanghai barbers alive in Hong Kong, owner Adam Chan gives a tight fade using traditional methods. Inspired by Hong Kong in the ’50s and ’60s, Hair House offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane, especially if your pops is Hong Kong born and bred. 

For the foodie dad
  • Restaurants
  • Sheung Wan
  • price 2 of 4

Treating foodie dad to yum cha and stacked baskets of dim sum seems like the obvious choice. Take it up a notch and get hands-on in the kitchen. Book your family a private dim sum workshop. Known for its cute, cartoon-themed dim sum, Yum Cha also provides classes on how to make the adorable hot custard buns and the dim sum joint’s staple pork and shrimp siu mai. Afterwards, devour your masterpiece along with Yum Cha’s afternoon tea set. $550 per person; minimum of eight people. 

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For the petrolhead dad

For the petrolhead dad

Get your old man’s adrenaline rushing by having him go behind the wheel on a Porsche and hit the roads of Hong Kong in style. For this paid experience, your pops can hold the keys to a Porsche Boxster, Cayman or Cayman S for a full 24 hours, with up to 150km of mileage. Let the sound of well-tuned German engines be the soundtrack to Father’s Day. $5,600; spoilt.com.hk.

 

For the beer-loving dad
  • Things to do
  • Central

Your dad might be an expert on beer, but has he ever made his own beer from scratch? Book a class at HK Brew Craft to find out. Its three-hour homebrewing crash course takes you through the process of creating different beer aromas, colours, flavours and textures. At the end of the day, not only do you get to bring home a batch of your own homebrew, you also leave with a brewing kit to keep the fun going after the workshop ends. You never know, your dad’s homebrew might become the next Heineken. $600-$680; minimum four persons.

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For the stressed out workaholic dad
  • Sport and fitness
  • Boxing and kickboxing
  • Sheung Wan

The beats turn way up and the lights go down at this immersive indoor boxing studio. It’s the perfect spot for any overworked Hong Kong dad to channel his energy onto Lights//Out’s signature aqua bags. Here’s your chance to go "clubbing" this Father’s Day. Flashing lights and nightclub vibes but sans looming hangover. $275 for a single class.

For the dad who loves martial arts

For the dad who loves martial arts

Picture your dad giving off major Bruce Lee vibes, yellow jumpsuit and nunchucks ready with this Wing Chun Kung Fu Experience Tour led by Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association. You and your old man will be taught the basic forms of Wing Chun under Master Sam Lau, a first generation student of the legendary Grandmaster Yip Man, or his successor. Fuel up with a traditional dim sum lunch – a staple in a day in the life of both Yip Man and Bruce Lee – followed by a visit to the Bruce Lee: Kung Fu Art Life exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. $700 per person, minimum of 8; shoestringtravel.com.hk.

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For the artistic dad
  • Art
  • Causeway Bay

Artsy dad will appreciate the old school Hong Kong vibes with the rare art of handmaking neon signs. Held at artjamming studio Aura Art, the class lets you and dad (and anyone else) have a go at one of Hong Kong’s most long-standing crafts and create your own glowing masterpiece. Alternatively, you can do the workshop on your own and surprise your dad with a handcrafted gift. Either way, let your appreciation for him shine through as bright as the city’s neon light signs. $350.

Grab a drink with dad instead

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