Who’s Your Daddy? Get Inspired For Father’s Day
He changed your nappy, sticking-plastered your knees, picked you up at 3am… time to return some of that love. Here’s our roundup of ideas for treating the old guy in your life – all available at Britomart.
Montys makes ‘premium quality underwear for the average Joe’ – classic, clean-cut, timeless trunks in smooth, comfy cotton-elastane, all packaged up in crisp white boxes. In black, navy or grey, $20 a pair at Laundromat Boutique.
Socks and Ties
Yes, they’re your classic Father’s Day staples. But at RJB Design they’re not just any old socks and ties – they’re premium Italian, French and New Zealand silk ties (from $129) and Italian pure wool Visconti socks in classic Argyle designs (from $25). And the team at RJB will gift wrap them for you just so.
Not just for the ladies… many Jo Malone fragrances are unisex, and some, including Oud & Bergamot, Amber & Lavender and Lime Basil & Mandarin, suit even blokey blokes. Choose from colognes, bath and body care (from $100 at Jo Malone). Or from WORLD Beauty, the masculine Tabarome Millésime by Creed, originally created for Winston Churchill to remind him of his office and study, with woody, spicy and tobacco-y notes ($399 at WORLD).
Perfect for any daddy without a hipster beard. Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum ($77) and Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion ($67), both at WORLD.
Give him a wallet he’ll be only too happy to open! Zambesi has a classic black pebbled leather one in its new Spring/Summer 2013 collection, with the Zambesi logo embossed inside for a discreet style statement ($190). And there’s a beautifully touchable one from Timberland in soft brown or black leather, subtly embossed with the famous tree logo ($100).
‘Dad’s A Star’ at Kikki K
There are plenty of cards and gifty things at Kikki K, including the cute ‘Dad’s A Star’ range. The ‘Moments with Dad’ memory book ($39.90) is ready to be customised with stickers, photos and special messages just for your Pa.
‘The Book of Deus’
A new edition of ‘The Book of Deus’, a 252-page coffee-table book full of mean bikes, hot chicks, gnarly surf and generally cool Deus stuff. A brilliant pictorial exposé of Deus’s inimitable culture, characters and custom-machine obsessiveness, $120 at Storeroom.
A stylish, practical bag with crossover trad/hipster appeal. The Cambridge Batchel is a classic 15" leather satchel with a top handle so it can also be carried like a briefcase. Available in vintage brown and black, $280 at Made.
Is he a gadget man? Then you can’t go wrong with a new Apple toy. Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you access to the best content: current and classic movies via iTunes, live sport, YouTube content, your own music and photo libraries and more – all on your widescreen TV. $159 at Yoobee.
Deck Shoes and Mandals
For the dapper Dad: Ted Baker Aback Deck Shoe, new from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, in navy or dark orange suede ($249 at Ted Baker). For the keep-it-casual Dad: the essential manly jandal – perfect now there’s a whiff of spring in the air. Havaianas Wind Flip Flops in black or grey, $44 at The Concept Store.
And speaking of footwear: from Onitsuka Tiger, funky new seasonal colours for the classic Mexico 66s ($180). The signature Tiger shoe, immortalised at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Hey, maybe your Dad remembers it!
Rugged and good looking, just like your Dad. The Clipper Bag is made from marine-grade anti-fade easy-clean fabric and comes in four colours, with a U-shaped zip for easy access. And just for Father’s Day: buy a Clipper ($485) at Coast New Zealand and they’ll throw in a free wash bag valued at $169.
The City Farmers’ Market is a happy hunting ground for tasty little presents. Chutneys, honey, mueslis, nuts, olive oils, coffee – and fresh treats to take around to Dad’s on Sunday. Prices to suit any budget, every Saturday in the centre of the precinct.
A running man needs the right gear. Nike Tempo 2 in 1 Dri-FIT Shorts are designed for runners who like the support and comfort of compression shorts but want a bit more coverage ($60 at Nike Britomart). Or lululemon’s Light as Air Tech Shirts offer built-in ‘anti-stink technology’, including breathable Silverescent fabric and strategic mesh panels ($99 at lululemon athletica). The Amp H2O is a sleek minimalist hydration pack, fully insulated and with a 2 litre capacity. Available in three colours, $80 at Macpac.
How much do you love him? The ultimate man gift – the latest in the 2013 Giant off-road bike range, the Talon 29er. A cool $1499, at Giant Auckland.
Created 24 August 2012