Give that man a… Father’s Day Gifts to make your old man looking pimpin’

I have never been big on Father’s Day simply because it was never a thing. My dad was never around to be honest. However, I am in that stage of my life where most of my mates are father or becoming fathers o(no pressure here) and they are actually pretty amazing at being dads.

Father’s Day is on 21 June so this post is for all the amazing dads, stepdads and father-figures. I have compiled a few gifting ideas to up his style game, add to his man-cave or just simply to spoil him.

Step up: Brogues. That’s all. My favourite are from Dune London available at Edgars Stores.

Dune London Bertie Brogues

Dune London Bertie Brogues

Fresh: Calvin Klein Reveal. Top notes include crystallized ginger, mastic, pear brandy and kiwano (African horned melon). Its heart contains aromas of suede, clary sage and agave nectar. The base includes tonka bean, vetiver, organic Haitian Orpur® and golden amber.

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Calvin Klein Reveal

Shade: Rayban Clubmaster – these are kick-ass. Little bit hipster, a little bit hot daddy a la Brad Pitt. Locally, you can get them from Sunglasshut retailing at R1, 799.

Rayban Clubmaster

Rayban Clubmaster

Soothe: My personal favourite, the Africology Shaving Kit. It consist of cleaning gel, shaving cream and if you’re old man is a bit of a hipster, beard balm. It’s naturals and local. Get it from Africology outlets or the online store.

Africology Shave Kit

Africology Shave Kit

Hot daddy: Yuppiechef Spicy Gift Box consisting of Suree sriracha extra hot chilli sauce, Jimmy Public olive oil, El Burro smoked jalapeños in adobo sauce, two Liefmans Fruitesse fruit beers, and Sansoms harissa paste. Retails at R399 form Yuppiechef.

Yuppie chef

Yuppie chef Spicy Gift Box

LP: The vinyl is back and who doesn’t want a “el pee” player, huh? The Crosley-Troubadour is cute and not too pricy. Get it from Musica or at The Gadget Shop. R3, 299.

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Crosley-Troubadour

Styling: Winter is coming, to a province near you. A styling parka-hoodie is in order. They are everywhere, from Woolworths to Mr Price but I like this one for River Island.

River Island_R1449_grey padded hooded jacket_exclusively available at flagship stores

parka-hoodie

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Personally, I have no memories of Father’s Day. It was only ever just a normal day – nothing to see and nothing to celebrate.

However, I have always thought that shopping for your dad is easy. Come on, it’s basically buying a gift for your older self.  We like practical gift, we like to fix shit, we like to smell good and look good and that should be easy enough, right?  Wrong. I browsed a couple of sites this weekend and came up with my most wanted list (for my older self).

Happy Socks. Available from Stuttafords, countrywide.
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SPICEBOMB by Viktor & Rolf.
A fragrance that will blow you away at first smell with chilli and saffron but later reveals notes of grapefruit bergamot and leather. It’s a strange combination but it works, it’s one of my favourites.
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Jawbone UP System available at Kalahari.com

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Phillips Bodygroomer available at Takealot.com
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 underwear and socks, exclusively available from Edgars

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Breaking Bad available at Wantitall.com
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