Father’s Day is tomorrow, June 17, and if still have no idea what to get him other than a tie, here are some ideas:
Watch a French Film. If your dad is the total film buff then head on over to Shangri-la Plaza as the mall is once again hosting the Citi-Rustan’s French Film Festival. Some of the flicks showing are Clean, Roses on Credit, Deep in the Woods, and The Three-way Wedding. Here’s the catch, it’s all for free. All you have to pay for would be popcorn and drinks. The French Film Fest will run until June 17 in Shang-ri La Plaza.
Buy him a DVD. If Dad is not that artsy and would rather enjoy a good action movie, then better to relax at home with his favorite films. Give him a DVD (or two) of the latest thrillers such as Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows (released by Magnavision), which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
Let him curl up with a good book. Boost his business and financial IQ with the newest reads from National Bookstore such as Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders by John Coleman, Daniel Gulati, W. O. Segovia ( Filipino ), Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall, How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Essential Manners for Men 2nd Edition: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why by Peter Post. Give him an inspiring guide to leadership from one of Time Magazine’s influential people, Stephen Covey: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The 3rd Alternative or Smart Trust :Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World. Available at National Bookstore.
Gift him with a new scent. Let him spritz on a little self confidence as you arm your dad with a new scent. Give him a good alternative to the classic scents musky and aquatic with Gendarme 20 and La Vainquer. Available in Rustan’s Department Stores
Spend a day in the hotel. InterContinental Manila has your day all planned out as they have contests such as Sandwich Making with Daddy Contest on June 17 (up for grabs is a Breville Professional Power Grill 8800 GR worth Php13,000.) Take advantage of the overnight packages which InterContinetal offers a Daddy’s Day Out Room Package of Php6,000++ consists of an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two at Café Jeepney plus a bag of goodies for Dad.
Diamond Hotel also has an overnight package in a Superior Room for only Php 6,900 this includes buffet breakfast for two, a one-hour massage for Dad, complimentary 3-hour Internet access, and free use of the Health Club and swimming pool.
At The Peninsula Manila, treat Dad to a luxurious week-end escape at The Peninsula with a lavish room experience, a delightful buffet breakfast spread, grooming at Frank Provost Salon, and a P1,000 food and beverage credit. Room rates start at Php6,500++ to Php14,500++. On June 17, Escolta celebrates Father’s Day with a Sunday Champagne Brunch. Prices are Php 1,700 (without a glass of Champagne) and Php 2,400 (with a glass of Champagne) for adults; Php 1,000 for children under 12. For inquiries or reservations, call (+632) 887-2888.
Get him his care set. Who says kikay kits are only for girls and mommies, give dad his own kikay kit or to put it in more manly terms, his own care set. Dad would surely love a brand new shaving cream or even a pre-shave solution. Make sure to include products for your pop’s crowning glory such as John Allan’s hair styling paste and John Allen’s weightless volumizing gel.Available at Rustan’s Department Store.
Cheer for his basketball team. Let Basketball season take over him. Watch the NBA Finals at home and whether he’s a Miami Heat fan or an Oklahoma City thunders cheerer, he would certainly love this new Nike shoe. The Overplay is a combination leather/synthetic upper for classic style and support.
Still can’t get over the Linsanity? Well feed Papa’s obsession with new info about the New York Knicks star player. The book explores Jeremy Lin’s Christian faith, family, education and cultural inheritance and how they have contributed to his success. Shoe available through Zalora.com.ph, book available at National Bookstores.
Gift him with a notebook. Let Dad keep track of his golf scores with this Ciak Golf Notebook. Now he can study his fumbles and see how he can improve his game. This 8.2 x 13.3cm notebook comes in a protective cover and elastic string strap. Available in Orange, through Zalora.com.ph.
Support his fitness efforts. Whether Dad enjoys walking leisurely or spending time at the gym, a heart rate monitoring device would certainly help him keep fit. The Polar Heart Rate Monitoring Unit would guide him in his fitness levels. Available through Zalora.com.ph.
Present him with pictures. Preserve your best moments together—whether it’s time spent at the beach or the day he taught you how to drive—cherish those happy memories by printing those photographs and placing them in a picture frame as cute as this. Available through Zalora.com.ph.