We’ve put together gift ideas for the father figures in your life from travel-inspired gifts or a much-needed vacation to the Caribbean, Central America, France, or Greece. Whether he’s adventurous, sporty, into style, books, grilling or simply prefers to chill with Irie vibes, below is our guide to the best Father’s Day gifts which will certainly make you the favorite child.
Surprise Dad With One Of These Travel-Inspired Gift Ideas
Travel-Inspired Gifts for Any Dad
Founder and Creative Director of Greek-based luxury brand Anthologist, Andria Mitsakos shares five carefully curated selection of gifts ideal for any dad:
Laughing Donkey Head Bottle Opener
Celebrating the brand’s never-ending love for the donkey, this guy looks as handsome on your coffee table as he does when opening a bottle of your favorite ale. Easy to toss into your carry on and take him along wherever you go or set him on your bar cart — either way, the Laughing Donkey Head Bottle Opener is a guaranteed conversation starter.
Monster Serpent Shoehorn
No one can fill a father’s shoes but the Monster Serpent Shoehorn, a timeless design made of brass, and easy to travel with, will make a lasting gift that any father will love. Created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence, and inspired by an original shoehorn used by Evzones—formerly the light infantry army of Greece which are now seen protecting the tomb of the unknown soldier in Athens—this piece is a true conversation starter. Their iconic shoes, or tsarouchi in Greek, are spotted by their striking red color and black fringed pom pom.
Anthologist + Pegasus Lover Bookmarks
Perfect for marking his favorite passages, this pair of brass bookmarks feature the chimera Anthologist logo and mythological Pegasus. We like to think that they fell in love at first sight, and they communicate to one another by marking romantic phrases in Cavafy and Sappho. Gift this to any bibliophile dad to show your love for him.
Psari Letter Opener
Anthologist celebrates everything analog, and that means that we expect dads to receive lots of handwritten letters from his beloved children. This hand-cast, ocean-inspired letter opener is best used to open those letters dads will receive.
Anthologist Signature Pouch
Fill it with love letters, old postcards, maybe a heart-shaped rock you’ve found on the beach together, and then gift it to the father figure you love. The Anthologist Signature Pouch is made of Italian nappa leather and embossed with the Anthologist logo.
The Adventurous Dad (in Panama)
Whether dad is a soft adventure aficionado or an intrepid traveler seeking high-adrenaline experiences, Los Establos in the heart of Boquete, Panama offers the ultimate all-inclusive, holistic adventure travel experience. Located 4,000 feet above sea, the 17-room boutique property, is a never-ending colorful mosaic with a stand-out service and unique selling point of 13 tours to choose from, all of which are included in a stay at the hotel. The concierge team easily arranges visits to these nearby attractions such as hiking, bird watching, zip lining, white water rafting, coffee immersion classes, a canyon tea tasting tour, and a trip to ancient cloud forests, where hidden waterfalls create ethereal mists, and flora and fauna converge in one of Panama’s most holistic natural experiences.
The Eco-Adventurous Dad (in Costa Rica)
Situated in the Guanacaste Province on the Nicoya Peninsula – designated one of the world’s Blue Zones, Punta Islita, Autograph Collection is the perfect destination for dad to experience nature at its finest. This intimate retreat offers a wide range of eco-adventure activities such as hiking trails, tours to discover local wildlife including sea turtles and monkeys, horseback riding, canopy zip-lining along the beach, and visiting the neighboring Macaw Recovery Network.
Located on 17 acres of beachfront forest, surrounded by mangroves and the unparalleled natural beauty of the Gulf of Papagayo, the 121-suite El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is the idyllic destination to celebrate Father’s Day. Whether heading to the beach to snorkel, kayak, jet ski, or stand-up paddle, El Mangroove offers couples the perfect getaway to experience nature in its purest form.
The Hiker Dad (in Japan)
For the hiking-loving dad, trust Walk Japan for an outdoor adventure like no other from ancient trails and trade routes to charming historic towns and the vibrant onsen hot springs and so much more. Walk Japan, a leading tour company in Japan, has announced exciting new tour offerings for this year including guided and self-guided options with the latest walks, ranging from six to ten days, that will take travelers through some of Japan’s most scenic locations while giving in-depth knowledge of the destination’s diverse history, culture, and traditions. New itineraries were finely crafted by Walk Japan’s team of experienced guides and operators to ensure every experience is authentic and enjoyable, without compromising on safety.
The Grilling Dad (in Greece)
If you’re looking for the perfect chance for dad to show off his grill master skills, then this culinary experience at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, Elounda, Crete, is what you’re looking for. As the flames flicker and the embers radiate, dads can uncover the enchantment of cooking over an open fire. This year at Anthós, together with innovative chefs known as the Game-Changers of Greek Cuisine, along with our Creative Consultant Chef, Athinagoras Kostakos, dads will be guided through the technique of open fire cooking using ingredients freshly picked from the resort’s organic garden, bringing the authentic taste of nature to the plate. This is unlike any other cooking session but, rather, a celebration of the raw beauty of natural ingredients and an opportunity to connect with the earth and each other.
The Sports-Oriented Dad (in Antigua)
Pickleball has taken America by storm and there are no signs of slowing down, so there is definitely a dad in your life that’s a pickleball player. Elite Island Resortsfeatures pickleball at all their resorts in Antigua including Hammock Cove Antigua, St. James’s Club & Villas and Pineapple Beach Club making Antigua the Caribbean’s capital of pickleball. With the First Night Free sale at Elite Island Resorts valid for five-night stays booked now through July 31, 2023 for stays now through December 21, 2024, this gift will also be good for your wallet! In addition to Antigua, Elite Island Resorts also has pickleball courts in Los Establos Boutique Resort in Panama.
Channeling Fitzgerald: Literary Dads (in France)
The summer is the perfect time for those literary dads in your life to discover the enclave of Cap d’Antibes and the Art Deco gem that stands above the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean – Hôtel Belles Rives. F. Scott Fitzgerald penned Tender is the Night here, and the property is a testament to the breezy extravagance of a bygone era yet reveals a modern design, offering 43 recently renovated rooms and suites. Recently renovated, the hotel’s iconic Bar Fitzgerald will greet dads with a new, contemporary ambiance encouraging hours of lounging, casual bites and classic cocktails.
Off-the-Grid Dad (in the Grenadines)
Palm Island Resort Grenadines, a luxurious getaway in the Caribbean islands, is the perfect secluded vacation experience for dads looking for a peaceful and private escape. Part of Elite Island Resorts, a collection of unique beachfront properties in the Caribbean, Palm Island Resort is an adult-oriented all-inclusive where all on-site restaurants, bars, and facilities are included in the stay – making this an easy decision for any father! The resort is located on a private island and is only accessible by boat, ensuring that guests can enjoy a truly off-the-grid experience in one of the resort’s 43 guest rooms and three villas including newest addition Seahorse Villa, all of which are equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
Irie Vibes For All Dads (in Jamaica)
For dads who like to chill poolside or beachside with good food, a rum-infused cocktail or cold Red Stripe beer in hand and reggae tunes in the background, S Hotel Jamaica, a luxury, all-inclusive boutique hotel located in Montego Bay invites dads to spend a relaxing vacation. S Hotel Jamaica sets the stage for an authentic Jamaican vacation with its well-appointed guest rooms, gastronomic offerings, artistic surroundings and breathtaking sea views. S Hotel also features the Irie Baths & Spa with therapeutic plunge pools, massages and treatments so dads can have their manscapes too. With the 100 Days of Summer, take advantage of the perfect gift for dad and book now through June 9, 2023 for stays now through December 15, 2023 to save up to 20% off all-inclusive rates.