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The Best gifts for Dad this Father’s Day

by | Jun 7, 2019 | Being a Dad, Just Fatherhood | 6 comments

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Dads matter! In our home Mr. Perfect adds the fun to our routine, calms the abundance of oestrogen, keeps my #momguilt in check, makes us feel protected and taken care off. We are equals but different and together we make up the perfect parenting team. That’s exactly why we love spoiling him come Father’s Day and this is our list of the Best gifts for Dad!

Best gifts for Dad: The Foodie!


  1. Oryx Desert Braai Salt to season with perfection.  Available from Faithful to Nature – R48.
  2. Who doesn’t like a good pickled onion? It goes well with just about anything. Definitely give Ché Gourmet Korean Pickled Onions a try.  R99 from Faithful to Nature
  3. Sauce it up with the delicious Clarks Kitchen range.  Also from Faithful to Nature – R59 each.
  4. If Dad likes to cook, then he’ll love an Instant Pot! Cook healthy food fast. You can make almost anything in this multi-cooker, offering a variety of smart cooking programs while replacing 7 common cooking appliances in your home. At the moment Faithful to Nature  have them discounted and selling for R1899.09

Best gifts for Dad: The Coffee lover!


  1. WARNING: You may not stop eating these… The Eat Naked, Dark Chocolate Coffee Cups are addictive and totally affordable at R27.50 at Faithful to Nature.
  2. A good cup of coffee should be enjoyed with a tasty rusk. The Eureka Muesli Rusks are our favourite. (R48 Faithful to Nature.
  3. Of course we couldn’t forget about the coffee…Bean There Fair Trade coffee stands for good, ethically sourced, African coffee from Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Now you can enjoy your mom-fuel even more, knowing every cup is growing the African economy. Mr. Perfect is a coffee snob and he gives Bean There coffee a thumbs up too! Also available from  Faithful to Nature for R99.
  4. Taking that cup to go? The Stojo collapsible cup is a must have. Small enough to fit in dad’s pocket. Unlike other bulky travel mugs, your Stojo can quickly be collapsed, and expanded. Thanks to this unique design, it’s convenience factor now matches those awful single-cups, without destroying the environment. The Stojo Collapsible Cup: making a difference made easy. R199, again Faithful to Nature.
  5. Preeze’s Biobased Coffee Capsules are totally home compostable, thanks to the renewable materials from which they are made. All of the convenience, and freshness without any of the unnecessary waste from typical single use coffee pods. R97 for 10 x 5,5 gram Capsules at Faithful to Nature.

Best gifts for Dad: The Styler!


  1. How about some beautiful, hand crafted leather goods from FOM. Freedom Of Movement is a proudly South African lifestyle brand  created by brothers with a passion for design and entrepreneurship. Their range of bags, wallets and accessories isn’t just stylish but also amazing quality. You can’t go wrong with anything from their collection. Find the various prices online on their website.
  2. Socks is a cliché but for good reason when they are this trendy. Sexy Socks have a funky mix of classic yet trendy styles to choose from. For only R155 per pair Faithful to Nature, why not spoil dad with a few.
  3. Get sentimental with Little Finger Prints. Handmade pure silver jewellery. The adorable personalised cufflinks (R1255) or keyring (R895) is something dad’s sure to treasure forever. I can already see Mr. perfect walking our girls down the isle, wearing his handprint cufflinks.
  4. Is dad a jet setter? The FOM travel wallet is handy and cool. R395.
  5. Lastly, a good pair of shoes! Again FOM designed the coolest “vellies” (R1595) and if you’re looking to splurge… The SIXKINGS hightops (R2500) are sure to help dad put his best foot forward.

Best gifts for Dad: The Groomer!


  1. Start every day fresh and clean shaven with Pure Beginnings Refreshing Shave Crème. (Only R104.95)
  2. Maybe dad prefers a beard? get him the Hairy Eye’s “Bullet” Beard Care gift pack. It includes an all-natural beard balm, beard oil and beard & body soap, packed in a compact branded stainless steel tin that doubles as a shaving bowl. The perfect gift for only R292.50 – Faithful to Nature.
  3. Not into cremes? Try the Significant Organics shaving oil. With ingredients like Marula, sweet almond and Rosehip oils. These ingredients work to keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated; giving a close shave without the irritation, redness or bumps. R169 – Faithful to Nature.
  4. Or treat dad to a day of pampering at you closest Sorbet Man. Find their directory HERE.

Best gifts for Dad: The “Player”!


  1. Buy a 10265 LEGO® Creator Expert Ford Mustang for R2,299.99 between 10 and 16 June and get a 75884 LEGO® Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback valued at R269.99 for FREE! Now you can play WITH dad.
  2. Brighten up dad’s workday with LEGO® stationary. R89.99
  3. Let dad enjoy his favourite beverages from the LEGO® 255ml Ceramic Mug. Shaped like the iconic minifigure head, printed with a fun smiley face. If happiness was a cup, this would be it! R259.99
  4. Add a notebook too! There are so many to choose from. R179.99
  5. And don’t forget a LEGO® pencil case. R109.00

All these are available on the LEGO® Great Yellow Brick Road website.

We’ve tried to make things super easy… All the words highlighted in pink? Simply click on the desired item or brand and be taken to the various online stores where you’ll find the gift you’re looking for. Select, pay, deliver and there you have it, Father’s Day 2019 done and dusted!

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  1. Modern Zulu Mom

    What a list!!’ Thank you for this beautiful mama, it’s extremely helpful.

    • Mari-Louise

      It’s a massive pleasure. Happy to have been of any help. x

  2. Kajal

    This is a great list! I even feel like sending it to my hubby to get some of these things for myself ?

    • Mari-Louise

      That’s great Kajal, then you can enjoy them together! The BEST!

  3. Aisha O.

    I’m so last minute with this *hide face* these are great ideas!

    • Mari-Louise

      Me too usually but want to spoil our baby daddy this year. Thanks for the comment lovely, so happy you liked it!


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