So, your dad already owns too many luxury watches. And you think he might be too busy to take a tennis lesson or go on helicopter adventures with you this weekend. With only a few days left until Father’s Day, now’s not the right time to panic. If you still haven’t found the right gift that suits him best, we’ve got some ideas that he would surely adore.
Whether it’s for Father’s Day or as a simple token of appreciation, surprising your old man with something shouldn’t really be that complicated. Pick out an item that matches his personality and you’ll have nothing to worry about. But if this still seems a little tricky for you, thinking about the activities he usually engages in would be a great place to start. Does he travel frequently for business? Is he the type who can never say no to a glass of whisky before bedtime? Or is he a fashion-forward gent who’s always updating his wardrobe with new bling or a stylish suit jacket every now and then?
From a versatile pair of Ermenegildo Zegna loafers to durable carry-on luggage and bar whisky decanters, we’ve come up with a list of Father’s Day presents your dad is bound to love.
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A gentleman like your dad needs a good cologne. Get him the Givenchy Gentlemen Only Eau de Toilette Fraiche, which will give him an energising burst of freshness. Containing one to three percent of essential oils, this scent is perfect for his daily use with its rush of lemon and citrus top notes. It also reveals aromatic notes of sage and mint before a woody trail of ambroxan and vetiver envelopes the wearer with masculine sensuality.
Available at Givenchy counters at Parkson KLCC, Pavilion KL, Sogo, and all Sephora stores for RM397.
Help your dad dress down on weekends with Ermenegildo Zegna’s navy blue pelle tessuta loafers. Exceptionally smooth and lightweight, this comfortable Zegna pair is made from a soft and innovative new fabric called pelle tessuta (which literally means “woven leather”), where nappa leather is woven like yarn. Made in Italy, it has a leather sole with tassels hand-stitched into place.
Available at Ermenegildo Zegna for RM4,350.
A contemporary take on a British silhouette, this timeless document case opens with a fold-over front and closes with a distinctive oversized lock. Made from polished metal hardware, a push-lock closure secures contents inside this calf leather bag with polyester lining and hand-painted edges. Its leather top handle allows it to be carried by hand, while its detachable and adjustable cross-body strap makes it convenient to sling onto the shoulder.
Available at Burberry stores for RM9,395
Surprise your trendy dad with some bling in the form of this iconic Versace piece, the Medusa head pendant necklace. Don’t worry, its gold metal chain and pendant engraved with the Greek mythological character won’t irritate his skin as it does not contain nickel or lead.
Available at Versace boutiques in Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, and KLIA Satellite Building for RM1,950.
If your old man is into whisky, these tumblers and decanter will add a retro aesthetic to his home bar. Their sleek hexagonal and circular lattice patterns evoke a nostalgic appeal of the ’50s or ’60s, inviting him to sit back and down a glass or two of his favourite poison after a tough day in the office.
Get the hexagon whisky decanter for RM690 and the hexagon or circular whisky tumblers for RM290 per pair at Royal Selangor stores.
Practical yet sophisticated, this lightweight and durable carry-on luggage features a modern silhouette with fluid-looking angled lines fit for the king of the house. Japanese film fortifies its striking design while enhancing the 7.2-lb polycarbonate trolley’s naturally reflective properties and metallic appearance. With reinforced frames, it’s pretty tough for a luggage that’s designed for short, overnight trips.
Available at Tumi stores for R3,330.
This two-button herringbone sport coat gives collegiate-inspired style a modern update with its lightweight blend of linen, mulberry silk, merino wool, and cupro lining. It also features notch lapels, contrasting undercollars, and two flap pockets in the front that will surely give dad’s work attire a youthful twist.
Available at Ralph Lauren stores for RM3,990.