Gifts and Activities in Waikiki to Make Father’s Day Extra Special

June 18, 2021

Mom, dad, and young son holding swim fins, a boogie board, & bag of supplies while walking down a convenience store aisle with the words "Gifts and Activities in Waikiki to Make Father’s Day Extra Special" underneath.

A dad is one that wears many hats. He’s a role model, a superhero, a fixer upper, and at times, a practical joker. While we may love our fathers (and father figures) year-round, this Sunday is truly all about dad.

If you’re in need of last-minute gift ideas or just want to add an extra surprise to your family plans, Waikiki Beach Walk has exactly what you’re looking for. Check out some of these 2021 Father’s Day suggestions.

Add a New Aloha Shirt to Dad’s Closet

Father with young son his shoulders wearing matching aloha shirts with the words "Just for Dad" to the left.
Photo credit: Kahala

Even if you missed out on our Father’s Day Instagram Giveaway, an aloha shirt from Kahala is still a fantastic gift idea. Versatile and fashionable, aloha shirts are great for practically any occasion. It’s the one piece of attire that can take dad from the office straight to pau hana happy hour. It’s also fitting for dinners, weddings, or just cruising with his friends. Basically, it takes a lot of complication out of figuring out what to wear, which he’ll surely appreciate.

Take a look at Kahala’s Father’s Day Picks and visit their boutique on the shopping center’s first floor.

Splurge on a Steak Dinner Fit for a King

Bone-in cowboy ribeye steak plated next to a glass of red wine on a table at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Waikiki.
Photo credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Dads deserve the best, so it only makes sense to treat him to the best steakhouse in Honolulu: Ruth’s Chris. An exceptional USDA prime cut cooked to perfection and served on a sizzling hot plate is a surefire way to show him that you care. Our recommendation? The irresistible 22 oz bone-in Cowboy Ribeye is a tough one to top.
Make it a feast by starting with mouth-watering appetizers, like the seared ahi tuna, sizzling crab cakes, or the shareable seafood tower filled with king crab, lobster, shrimp, and colossal lump crab. Don’t forget to load up on the Ruth’s Chris signature side dishes as well. From lobster mac and cheese to classic creamed spinach to savory garlic mashed potatoes, he’s bound to find a few favorites to complete his meal.
For reservations, call (808) 808-440-7910 or visit the Ruth’s Chris Waikiki website at

Show Up with a Sweet Treat for a Sweet Guy

 Various green & white window boxes & tins saying Aloha across the front containing shortbread cookies. Other items in photo include a plate of malasadas, bowl of mango, bowl of kakimochi, 2 bottles of beer, & a trophy reading #1 Dad.
Photo credit: Honolulu Cookie Company
If your dad has a sweet tooth, Honolulu Cookie Company has just the right gift for Father's Day. Stop by the Waikiki boutique on Lewers Street to pick up a box of premium shortbread cookies that he’ll enjoy snacking on all day long. Check out this Father’s Day Gift Guide for Honolulu Cookie’s favorite product selections, which include Aloha-inspired tins and window boxes holding a variety of traditional, tropical, and chocolate-dipped flavors.

Bring the Cheer with a Crowler of Beer

Bacl Yard House crowler next to 3 glasses of light beer.
Photo credit: Yard House
For the beer-loving fathers, Yard House is a dream come true. With seemingly countless brews on tap, the Waikiki bar and restaurant offers the largest variety of beer in Honolulu. The best part? You can take it with you. Choose from the extensive list of brews — such as the Belgian Golden or the House Honey Blonde — and fill up a 32 oz crowler to take home to dad as a way to say cheers to the most important man in your life.
To put in an order, call 808-923-9273 or visit for more information.

Spice Up the Day with Family-friendly Competition

Photo credit: Breakout Waikiki
If there’s anything a dad loves, it’s winning a game. Book one of the five thrilling escape rooms at Breakout Waikiki for an immersive adventure that will put his puzzle-solving skills to the test and bring the family together for some quality bonding time. Whether it’s resetting a computer network in time to save the world or stopping a dangerous doctor’s operation, he’ll love the challenge of searching the room for clues and leading his loved ones to victory.
For bookings, visit or call 808-926-1418.