The best Father's Day gifts for under R500

Business Insider SA

Public service reminder: It's Father's Day on Sunday.

Also: Your dad wants you to know that he has enough socks and ties. 

Here are some of our favourite gifts that could also make him happy.

Personalised gym and outdoor gear, from R199

Netflorist rules the last-minute personalised gift game. You can still order personalised gym towels, backpacks and water bottles for your dad, which should reach him by this weekend.

Biltong maker, R399.00

Available from Yuppiechef, this is the gift that will keep on giving if your dad is a biltong and dry sausage fan. He can also use this dehydrator to make dried fruit, but that probably ain't going to happen. 

DIY homemade gin kit, R459.00

Your dad can make his own gin in just 36 hours. What can possibly go wrong. This is available from Yuppiechef and includes a chalk painted 750ml flip-top bottle, glass funnel, sieve, chalk, imported juniper berry pack, mixed botanical pack, a cocktail menu and instructions.

Rocking whiskey glasses, Set of 6. R356.00 (was R419)

These glases have tapered bases that "gently move the liquid inside and expose it to oxygen, making it taste better (without ever spilling a drop)," according to Yuppiechef. It has a perfect five-star rating from buyers on the retailer's website. "A wonderful gift for those men who always leave me stuck for ideas... the gentle rocking of the glass is a delight to whiskey lovers and a talking point for those that are not," said one customer.

League of Beers craft beer club, monthly subscription of R198

Every month, The League of Beers will deliver the latest craft beers to your dad's door. You can order a monthly subscription for R198 for six beers, (R360 for 12 beers, R675 for 24 beers). Or you can order a once-off delivery for R220.

Whiskey & Spirit Stones (set of 9), R249.00

For the serious whiskey lover, who doesn't want his tipple diluted with ice. These small 2cm² blocks are carved from soapstone, meant to be chilled in a freezer and then added to his whiskey. Available from Yuppiechef.

Personalised chocolate and wine tray, R329.95

Stake your claim as your dad's favourite child with this gift option from Netflorist. You can also get a chocolate-only or wine-only option.

Kangol Men's knit jumper, R395 - R456 (was R1,277)

We came across this bargain on Takealot, which should keep somebody's dad happy. Or at least warm.

Striped Hammock, R339 (was R439)

Also from Takealot, an attractive hammock for the outdoorsy dad who likes to keep things chilled. 

Online financial courses, from R130

The international online learning platform Udemy is offering various courses, which you can buy via Takealot. On offer:  "Investing in Stocks", "Entrepreneurship 101" and computer coding courses.

Tool kits, R499 each

Available from Makro, you can get a Topline 105 piece toolkit for the reluctant DIY-er or, for an enthusiast, a 37 piece Mastercraft socket set

Bungee jump, R450

Help your dad cross off an item on his bucket list, or at least give him the gift of fear and a new appreciation of life. 

African coffee tasting, R150

Bean There offers "cupping mornings" at its Johannesburg roastery at 44 Stanley, where your dad will get to taste different African coffees and learn more about the process, from crop to cup. 

Hot towel shave, from R230

You can get these from any self-respecting barber, or at Sorbet Man. The benefits of these super-relaxing treatments include that it will open your dad's pores, get rid of in-grown hairs, exfoliate his skin and some other things you do not care to think about.

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