10 Best Local Gift Ideas for Dad

With all that dads do for our ‘ohana each and every day, it’s important that we express gratitude for their hard work this Father’s Day. However, has anyone noticed that gift shopping has only become more challenging with everyone on the internet claiming to have rounded up the best Father’s Day gift ideas? That’s why we’ve curated a unique list of local gifts tailored to every type of dad. While it may be hard to encapsulate all the love and appreciation for your dad in just one present, we’re here to help you pick out the perfect gift for him – one that is both practical, yet thoughtful!

Check out below some of our favorite products from our islands’ rising makers and artisans to share the aloha this Father’s Day.

1. For the grill master
From spices to sauces, our Backyard BBQ Gift Set provides everything dad needs to cook up ‘ono dishes on the grill this summer! 

2. For the early bird

Our Coffee Crave Set is ideal for the papa that rises with the sun, and needs all the caffeine to fuel him for his busy day ahead! Pro tip: he can make a latte on the go with some warm milk and Big Island Coffee Roasters' Espresso bites. 

3. For the gym rat

If dad is a workout warrior, get him the best accessory – something to wipe away the sweat during his gym session! Aloha Modern's Mahina Microfiber Sport Towel is made with 100% suede microfiber and is perfect after a morning surf session or during an intense workout!

4. For the hardworking father

Self care isn't just for women, men should practice it too! Jules + Gem offers its Men’s Reed Diffuser in its Loft fragrance, which has masculine notes of cedar wood, neroli and balsam. 

5. For the foodie

Get dad the ultimate pau hana kit with our Hawai’i Snacks for Dad Gift Set! It has all the munchies he needs to accompany his cold brew after a long work day. 

6. For the on-the-go papa

Get dad something he can use everyday – a mask! Western Aloha designs face masks with some of its most popular prints and palakas including its Alenuihaha Print. They even have an interior pocket for a replaceable filter insert (filter not included). 

7. For the trendy dad

Do you have a self-proclaimed "cool dad?" If so, get him the latest streetwear and surfwear clothing designed by professional surfer Kekoa Cazimero. He will love the lightweight AVVA Nation Hoodie from Ambassadors With Aloha!

8. For the home cook
The Manele Spice Co. Full Setfeatures all five specially curated spices crafted by Food Network Celebrity Chef Adam Tabura! This set is perfect for the working dad by day and chef by night. 


9. For the waterman

If your dad is an avid fisherman or surfer, this exclusive House of Mana Up set is perfect! Get dad Aloha Modern's Kowa Towel & Aloha T-shirt Set, which is great for a beach day or catching the best waves.


10. For the art collector
Hawai‘i surf artist Nick Kuchar's vintage-inspired retro Hawaiian Small Art Prints contain a curiously vintage and nostalgic aesthetic. These are perfect for adding a pop of color to dad's home office or man cave!

Happy Father’s Day to all the makuakāne (fathers) out there!

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