June 11th 2014
There’s no excuse not to treasure wise old dad all year-round, but prepare to roll out the red carpet and spoil him rotten, as Father’s Day is here on June 15th! After all the advice, IT support, doting and dad jokes, it’s high time to thank him don’t you think? If you’re yet to form a plan worthy of his affections however, don’t despair, as Localiiz has a wealth of ideas for even the pickiest papas.
For the Best Dressed Daddy
The Hawaiian shirt-wearing and bucket hat-donning dad is in desperate need of a style update. Want to turn old father frump into a silver fox? Look no further than these hip and trendy Hong Kong outfitters.
For the high-flying businessman looking to spice up his suit and tie ensemble, head over to dress shirt experts Milk Shirts and kit him out with a stylish white number from their Work Collection. For an extra dusting of suave, be sure to take advantage of their Father’s Day offer and grab a free pocket square with every shirt purchased from their online store.
Got a baller-sized budget and ready to splurge? Saunter over to David Fashions for a custom tailored suit. David Budhrani has been ensuring the ultimate in men’s style since 1986, stitching up the very best quality at affordable prices. All first-time buyers will enjoy a cool 20% discount, so get stealthy with the tape measure (or just ask mum) now!
Perhaps it’s the little things in life that make Dad’s day. For the man who has everything, Pretty Dangerous offers bold and statement-making cufflinks to help him stand out from the crowd. Their Double Agent Magnetic Cufflinks Collection will turn a lacklustre suit into a modern-day masterpiece. Think dad can do edgier? Look through the rest of their Men’s Collection here.
We know its blisteringly hot out, but it doesn’t hurt to plan for the months (or holidays) ahead. Treat Dad’s digits to a pair of bespoke leather gloves from Cabretta Couture. Opt for their luxurious Men’s Windsor design, which can be lined in silk, cashmere, or left unlined, and add a staple to his accessory arsenal that’ll last a lifetime.
For the Liquor Lover
There are few things that scream “MAN!” more than a gent cradling a whiskey or standing proudly with a pint. Whether he’s an appreciator of the aperitif, a red-nosed wine lover or a drinker of the dark stuff, these boozy gifts will make his head spin.
All through June, our sommeliers over at etc wine shops are going rogue and wandering up Whiskey Alley for their Gentleman’s Month. Other than the traditional line up of fine wines and Champagnes, they’ve armed themselves with an extensive list of whiskeys at discounted prices. Whisk dad off his feet with a fancy bottle from their new range.
Is dad something of a sommelier himself? Keep him quaffing quietly along with the selection of quality vino from biodynamic and organic wine gurus Cork Culture. They offer free delivery all over Hong Kong on orders over HK$800, so why not get a few bottles of his favourite tipple delivered direct to your door? Raise a glass to their online store here.
Is dad more at home with a fuss-free beer? Treat him to a Beer Club membership from AmeriCraft Imports. There’s no need for thirsty fathers to wait at the bar, as a mixed case (four six-packs) of the good stuff will be delivered to his door each month at a discounted price.
If that doesn’t quench his thirst, signing up also secures 10% discounts, first priority access to special edition beers, and invitations to members-only booze-ups and events. Better yet, he’d be drinking for a great cause, as AmeriCraft are donating 10% off all Beer Club membership sales to the Baby Hero Foundation until June 15th! So knock back a brew with dad this Father’s Day and have a happy hangover!
For the Overworked Papa
Has dad been travelling too much, working long hours and foregoing his vacation days? Give him a well-earned break with a soothing spa session. Sense of Touch is offering two great Father’s Day spa packages this June. Soak into serenity with their Fit for a King package at HK$1,380, or man him up with their signature Dad’s Favourite Treatment for HK$980.
On a limited budget? There’s still a chance for dad to have his spa day. Sense of Touch has teamed up with the Cafe Deco Group for the ‘Love Your Dad’ Campaign. Simply take a photo with your dad at selected restaurants belonging to the Cafe Deco Group, ‘like’ both companies’ Facebook pages, share the photo on the Cafe Deco Group Facebook page using #LoveYouDad on June 14th or 15th, and a Sense of Touch 30-minute massage is all his! The three best photos will also win the Signature Dad’s Favourite Treatment package, so put father in the frame and get snapping!
With hay fever and other respiratory problems rearing their ugly heads this summer, perhaps a Halotherapy treatment could help clear the air for a papa who’s been under the weather? The Salt Spa by Deep Sea Cosmetics is a fantastic way to unblock airways and improve allergies, coughs, colds and other niggles. Find out more on their Localiiz page.
For the Foodie Father
It’s a summer certainty that dad will proudly take up the position of BBQ Boss. His grin as he fires up the grill just can’t be beaten, so why not treat him to some tasty foodie gifts that’ll have everyone’s mouths watering?
In partnership with Omtis Fine Wines, Jettfoods.com is offering several Steak & Wine Packages this Father’s Day. Get the BBQ ball rolling with hampers of wine, sirloins, scallops, pork loins, and more, starting at HK$888. Pick and choose according to dad’s palate, mix up a marinade, and he’ll soon be grillin’ like a villain.
For a full-on carnivore carnival, sink your teeth into Meatmarket.hk for the best beef, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood from Australia. It’s not all meaty mayhem, as they also do fresh fruit and veggies – a man’s got to get his fibre fix too! Browse their online store here.
If Dad greets the day with a round of Tim Tam’s and Vegemite on toast, give a hearty g’day to our neighbours over at The Australian Shop and stock up on his favourite Aussie snacks. Skip to their online store and accessorise his barbie with some tasty Aussie treats!
And for ultimate Daddy Points, go the whole hog and get him a new beast of a BBQ from Everything Under the Sun. Browse the eclectic selection here and make that big Boy Scout a truly happy camper!
For the Playful Pops
Is your dad young at heart? Release the daredevil within at Sideways Driving Club and let him live his fantasy as a Formula 1 Race Driver. With 15-networked racing simulators, a bar and pizza delivery, these lot will put dad in the driver’s seat, but also give the whole family a chance to beat him at his own game. Intrigued? Read our review and inquire now via their Localiiz page!
Junk season is upon us, so grab your sailing caps and let Captain Dad lead the adventure with our favourite Boat Rental businesses. For a sophisticated party at sea, head to Riviera Orientale for a luxurious yacht ride to anywhere in Hong Kong.
Alternately, keep things simple with a relaxing, low-key boat trip from Intimate Charters, or get all hands on deck for a sailing experience with Hong Kong Yachting. Hosting a big bash for family and friends? Keep the party afloat with the ultimate junk boat day with Saffron Cruises.
Or, treat dad to a scuba diving course with Mandarin Divers and give him a glimpse at the life aquatic. Train him up to be a qualified aqua man and ensure he never feels like a fish out of water again! Check out the various training programmes on their Localiiz page.
For the Fitness Junkie/Coach Potato
Whether your dad’s the buffest of gym bunnies or just needs to lose the beer belly, boost his regimen with a membership at one of the Localiiz recommended Fitness Studios and Gyms. There’s no better gift than health and a longer life!
Is pops made of stern stuff? March on down to Primal Strength and sign him up for a 12-Week Transformation. With their cutting-edge, non-invasive fat loss and wellness programme, these boys will turn that couch potato into a lean machine.
Are the dreaded Hong Kong steps getting him huffing and puffing? Elite Personal Training is offering an intense Bootcamp Outdoor Group Training Programme built to improve endurance and stamina. Guaranteed to achieve fast results, this no-slacking scheme will have him giving piggyback rides like the good old days! Ready to sign him up? View their class schedule here and show that dusty workout plan who’s boss.
Does dad long for his biceps of yesteryear? Turn back time with this upper body strength class from Gorilla Strong. On June 28th, the Introduction to Kettlebell Lifting will focus on the basics of effective Kettlebell training and how to fit a high-intensity workout into a daily routine. With time, he’ll find himself buffer and stronger than ever, which Mum is bound to love too!
Help him say bye bye to the beer gut with RAW Personal Training‘s Biosignature Modulation package. Through pinpointing the areas of stubborn fat, this mentoring package will provide the complete nutritional, supplemental and exercise programmes to help strip back those problem areas and get you a flab-free father!