Picking presents for papas…
We’ve already given you our top gift ideas for babies, kids and teens, but it’s a well known fact that dads are difficult to shop for. Most men will tell you that they don’t “need” anything, and by that they usually mean “I have enough socks, thanks”. We’ve done a bit of digging to find some papa-approved presents, perfect for the festive season. Whether you’re looking to treat the man of the house to a tailor-made suit, a brewing experience, or personalised leather goodies, these gifts are all set to give your lucky partner the treat he deserves…
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For the dad that has a keen eye for adventure and style, we can’t think of a better place to shop for him than Indigo Living. The store provides unique and quality gifts that are designed to make a statement at home or in the office. We have our eye on the Hong Kong Coordinates ($5,990) – a rendering of a vintage Hong Kong city map with latitude and longitude coordinates that was designed specifically for Indigo Living. Or the handsome Charles Sculpture ($690) which is a great addition to liven any work desk, bookshelf or bedside table.
Available at www.indigo-living.com/hk_en
For the dad that loves to cook, get him the ultimate cooking tool this Christmas. The Lotus Grill (starting at $1,800) is a smokeless, portable, award-winning BBQ! Dad will be able to BBQ in practically any location (balcony, park, beach, boat and even indoors, providing a window is left open). Because of the integrated fan, it only needs 3 minutes to heat up and then it’s ready to use and there is no disturbing, unhealthy smoke! It comes in two sizes and different colours with additional attachments like a Pizza Stone, Teppanyaki Plate, Hot Pot/Fondue set, and various sized lids. A handy portable bag is included. Get Dad the whole package along with a bag of charcoal and fire lighter gel and benefit from all the amazing meals that will come from the Lotus Grill.
Our friends at the Lotus Grill are offering Sassy Mama Readers a 10% discount when purchasing via the online store. Simply use the promotion code, “Santaclaus17” to redeem this perk.
Available at www.coba-grills.hk and the following retail stores: Pantry Magic, Renauld Air, Lift Lifestyle, Patio Mart, Meatmaster, Ship Shop at Hong Kong Yacht Club.
ATTIRE HOUSE brings a distinctive sartorial experience to the city, with a focus on quality, authenticity and craftsmanship. Set your lucky man up for a tailoring appointment, and let the icing on the cake be a grooming session. From the finest haircuts to classic wet shaves, this barbershop is a present that’s set for success. In case you didn’t know ATTIRE HOUSE has joined forces with the famed barbershop, HERR from Seoul, so you can give your Mr. the 5 star service they deserve. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that this spot offers Father & Son Haircuts for $1,000 – so you can tick two boxes in one!
Tailoring and barbershop appointments available for booking online.
This minimalist, practical hybrid smartwatch offers a timeless (pun intended!) feel. As a hybrid, the built-in fitness tracker syncs up with your phone to monitor your activity. The Q Commuter even uses smart technology to send discreet notifications right to your wrist. Your Mr. can set the three buttons to perform his favourite functions, whether that’s controlling his music or finding his phone when the little ones decide to take “hide and seek” into their own hands. For $1,550, this is one of the best value leather-strap smart watches on the market!
Available online at www.fossil-asia.com or at Fossil stores in Hong Kong
Got a beer drinker at home? Why not treat Dad to special brewing classes where he can create his own custom draft? Back to School Brewing offers a variety of hands-on classes, courses and experiences that will please any beer expert! The sessions start at $180 and up depending on what you select. We’ve got our eye on the Intro to Brewing class (from $500) where dad can attend with a group of friends to experience tasting and brewing beer together. What’s more, dad will receive his very own packaged beer 3 to 4 weeks later!
Available at www.backtoschoolbrewing.com
This vintage-inspired leather wash bag is handmade using resilient, smooth buffalo leather which will soften and develop as it’s used. Available in dark tan, dark brown or matte black leather, the waterproof lining and internal zip pocket add to the practical element. Ideal if your S.O travels! Opt to hot press monogrammed initials, a name or a message, to really take the gift to the next level.
As a massive bonus, this also qualifies for the “BAG FOR A BAG” Programme. Vida Vida has teamed up with UNITED WORLD SCHOOLS, a fantastic charity that sets up schools in unreachable, poverty stricken and conflict areas of Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar. The “BAG FOR A BAG” Programme guarantees a school bag for a child with every sale over £25. This wash bag includes a certificate of how your purchase has helped. An ideal touch to make the gift a thoughtful touch!
Available at www.notonthehighstreet.com
If Dad loves to unwind over a cheeky cigar and you’re looking to spoil him, we’ve got the gift for you. For a truly luxe option, we’re loving the Davidoff Travel Humidor. It’s light-weight, sleek and classy. Made from Alcantara and denim, it’s interior features a flexible wave design which holds up to 8 cigars securely. Perfect for traveling for the aficionado on the go, dad will love this Italian made gift!
Available at davidoff.com
Ah, the gift of peace and quiet. If parents could bottle up silence and sell it, the world would be a calmer place! We’ve been on the hunt for headphones, and found one that ticks the boxes. The QuietComfort wireless headphones II are engineered with world-class noise cancellation. Plus, with the Google Assistant built in, you can play music and receive texts without even glancing at your phone. Portable, sleek, lightweight and 100% papa approved!
Available online from www.bose.hk or at Bose stores in Hong Kong
Time to suit up! For the papas who love looking sharp, we’re loving these beautiful Collar Stays from Tiffany & Co. (HKD$880) Made of sterling silver and available in a set of two, the sleek and classic design is not only practical, but meaningful. Engrave a special message, date, or name on the back of the collar stays for a personalised touch ($90 minimum charge for three letters, each extra letter/symbol is $5). Trust us, Dad will love this polished addition to his wardrobe.
If you’re going for a splurge, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ferragamos. Made in Italy with premium materials, you may have to think of this an investment piece. The smooth derby shoes features a four-eyelet derby in calfskin, on a leather shoes with rubber island sole. Though these are straight from the 2017 Fall/Winer Collection, they’re staple shoes that the lucky man is sure to be wearing for years to come. Plus, we all know how important a go-to pair of shoes are.
Available online www.ferragamo.com or at Salvatore Ferragamo stores in Hong Kong
Featured image via Getty Images, Image 1 courtesy of Indigo Living, Image 2 courtesy of Lotus Grill, Image 3 courtesy of Attire House, Image 4 courtesy of Fossil, Image 5 courtesy of Back to School Brewing, Image 6 courtesy of Not On The Highstreet, Image 7 courtesy of Davidoff, Image 8 courtesy of Bose, Image 9 courtesy of Tiffany & Co., 10 courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo.