As far as gifting goes, fathers are probably the toughest group of recipients to shop for. It’s quite easy to veer into cheesy territory – neckties and framed photos are options we’ve exhausted long ago. The ideal reminder of your love is in the details: from a comfortable, elegant new lounge chair for his study to the perfect vessel for his favourite whiskey. We round up eight gifts – both physical and experiential – that will bring a smile to the most discerning dad’s face.
Carl Hansen & Son Signature Chair
The last piece of furniture designed by famed Danish designer Frits Henningsen and the epitome of simple Danish design, this classic lounge chair would be an elegant addition to any study or den. Available in either oak or walnut with various finishes and with leather or fabric upholstery.
Timothy Oulton Raleigh Spitfire Case
Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, the fearless British explorer, this hand-crafted case features interlocking silver panels that imitate the design of heroic World War II fighter planes for a rugged look. Available in four sizes: mini, small, medium, and large.
Baccarat Harmonie Tumbler
The best whisky deserves to be enjoyed in the best vessel. This crystal whiskey tumbler has a sleek linear silhouette, making it the perfect statement piece for any bar.
Squarestreet SQ31 Aluminum Watch
This slim watch is made with the finest materials and put together with superb Swiss craftsmanship. It’s sleek, stylish, and practically weightless.
Seasons by Olivier E. Steak Promotion
For those looking to beef up your Father’s Day celebration, snag a booking at French restaurant Seasons by Olivier E. in Causeway Bay and enjoy one of three gourmet steak specials plated up by Michelin-starred chef Olivier Elzer just for the occasion.
For bookings call 2505 6228
Phaidon Sou Fujimoto Book
The work of one of Japan’s most legendary, provocative, and visionary architects, Sou Fujimoto, is showcased in this tome by Naomi Pollock. A wonderful read for the design-savvy dad who’s passionate about groundbreaking architecture. (Check out some of his work up close at the newly opened Potato Head in Sai Ying Pun, too.)
Mandarin Oriental Barber Trip
Any man should know the importance of a good shave and clear, healthy skin. To help facilitate ultimate shaving experience for dad, book him a trip to the Mandarin Oriental Barber — a 53-year-old institution that employs barbers with decades of experience.
Tanget Garment Care Shoe Care Set
To care for elegant shoes, not just any regular shoe shine will do. Tangent Garment Care’s shoe care set will revitalise the surface of any shoe, with its eco-friendly shoe polish made from natural waxes and brushes constructed from Paraguayan horse hair.
Additional text by Venus Wong