We are so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing men in our lives whose hearts have been forever changed by fatherhood. Being nurtured by our own fathers and watching our brothers, husbands and friends thrive as parents themselves is truly an experience worth celebrating. We know firsthand the impact a fatherʻs love and guidance can have upon his children, thus we approach Fatherʻs Day with excitement as a chance to celebrate these gracious gents for all that they are and do for their children.
So in honor of fantastic fathers we gathered up a list of our favorite locally-inspired ideas to help you navigate the oft-challenging task of finding unique gifts for the men in your world. Shop our favorites below:
For The Funny Father:
Game night will never be the same with this hilarious local twist on the card game phenomenon “Cards Against Humanity.” With questions relating to local culture in Hawaiʻi and responses in pidgin that any island-loving local or visitor can appreciate, this game will keep dad laughing for hours!
For The Outdoorsman:
From mauka to makai, weʻve got gifts in mind for every guy! Summer hikes are a constant for many of the men in our lives, so we gathered some eco-friendly ideas to support their love of the outdoors. Olukai slippers or shoes are always a staple for their durable nature and are worn with ease. Keep his meals (and the ʻāina!) safe with a Kealopiko Mess Kit tin and fabric napkin (sold out online but available in-store at Kealopiko on Oʻahu), and Bee Akamai Food Wraps (we especially love their collab with one of our fav photographers Angelina Hills!). And what guy canʻt find a good use for bug repellent on a mosquito-hungry mountain hike…we love this all-natural, local essential from Mamalani!
For The Beach Boy:
It is impossible not to love the beaches here in Hawaiʻi, and you can never have enough essentials for weekends in the water. What better way to encourage your fatherʻs love of the ocean than with a new pair of surf shorts (we love this collab with local designer Sig Zane and 2x world champion surfer John John Florence for Hurley, classic fins from our favorite company Da Fin and a reef safe sunscreen by Ao Organic that will keep his skin protected for hours in the sun!
For The Dapper Gent
We love an opportunity to see our guys dressed up for a special occasion, and what better way to do so than with local designers that will keep him both comfortable and chic! We love Roberta Oaksʻ slim-fit style for gents that prefer a more fitted cut, and canʻt get enough of her unique patterns like their Fin Shirt (for a modern take on the iconic ocean fin that reminds of our own own Single Fin print!). Need something dressier for an upcoming event? Gift dad a classic tie or bowtie from Pineapple Palaka whose tropical prints are sure to add a touch of island sophistication to his look!
For The Beer Connoiseur:
Letʻs be honest, summertime begs for an ice-cold beverage as a way to cope with the heat and we know more than a few who love a good brew. Celebrate his love of libations with an epic shaka or opihi bottle opener from Andrew Mau that is both a practical and a conversational piece. Or help dad quench his thirst with his favorite craft brew from Maui Brewing Company coupled with their can-inspired Pilialoha Glasses that mimic the can but in elegant glass!
For The Adrenaline Junkie:
If youʻre looking to find an experience for dad that is sure to go down in history as an unforgettable gift, look no further than the islands themselves. While whale-watching and zip lining are common experiences to enjoy in Hawaiʻi, a local shark dive or ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch may be the perfect gift for his thrill-seeking ways!