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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--the best beach gift for dad.. 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 gift ideas for dad. While it may be hard to encapsulate all the love and appreciation for your dad in just one gift, we’re here to help you pick out the perfect gift for dad – 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, to find the best local gift ideas for dad.

1. For the grill master dad

From spices to sauces, our Backyard BBQ Gift Set is a perfect gift for dad that provides everything he needs to cook up ‘ono dishes on the grill this summer!

2. For the early bird dad

Our Coffee Crave Set is the perfect gift for a dad 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 dad

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 a perfect gift for dad after a morning surf session or during an intense workout!

4. For the hardworking dad

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. This is one of the best local gift ideas for dad, and he won’t be expecting it!

5. For the foodie dad

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

6. For the on-the-go dad

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. With these best beach gifts for dad, he’ll love the lightweight AVVA Nation Hoodie from Ambassadors With Aloha!

8. For the home cook dad

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


9. For the waterman dad

If your dad is an avid fisherman or surfer, this exclusive House of Mana Up set is perfect! Get beach gifts for dad like the 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 dad

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!

Whatever you’re getting your dad for Father’s day, make it a memorable one. Beach gifts for dad are always a hit, and local gifts for dad mean so much more than something you could buy at any box store. But no matter what gift ideas you have for dad, remember that the best gift for dad--the best gift a dad could ask for--is the gift of love and aloha.

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

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