#WOMShop: What to gift dads for Father's Day this year
11 Jun 2020
Racking your brain on what to get Dad for Father’s day? Here’s how the WOM Guide team shows their love for the man of the house.
A blend of modern and primordial, Aesop’s Brass Oil Burner (HK $1,250) is a gift that spruces up Dad’s spirit and the house surrounding. Used for the candle-lit dinners you’ll host or as a bedside reading light, this object d’art can be paired with any scented oil, also available on Aesop.
To remind Dad of you, even if he’s busy at the office. The Bellroy work kit (HK $1,570) keeps the desk space tidy by keeping a designated place for all of Dad’s A5 notes, tech, pens and cable.
The home chef will appreciate this unique Staub Braiser Pan (HK$2066) for the kitchen, and you’ll appreciate the meals to follow. Crafted for luxury, it’s a pan great for tender-cooked dishes and will prevent your food from drying out.
Let him eat cake made by bespoke dessert maker Vive Cake Boutique who has gone the extra mile to honour the fathers and father figures. The whopping 1.5lb “You, Rock Dad” cake (HK$780) comes in a choice of six flavours so there’s something to suit everyone’s palate. Adorned with cool shades of grey and gold flakes, nothing says “I love you, Dad” than a cake topped with a shining tribute that says “World’s Greatest Dad”.
Byredo Travel Leather Case Set
Dad may not be able to travel on his special day but Byredo is ready to prep him for his next big trip with the Travel Leather Case Set (HK$1690 for 4 12ml eau de parfum vials and a leather travel case). Choose from any of the luxury perfume retailer’s fragrances such as gypsy water, super cedar, mojave ghost, black saffron, la tulipe and more. While you’re at it, give the gift of personalization upon purchase.
Byredo, available at Lane Crawford counters; www.byredo.com/eu_en/
Exclusive access to limited brew, this gift has the fathers who appreciate their craft beers written all over them. Brews aside, the Group 14 membership (HK$1000) offers Carbon Brew merch, exclusive event invite and easy access to latest products.
Give the gift of grooming with handy styling goodies available at the buzzy Handsome Factory (see what we did there?). For a light to medium hold with natural sheen, the cruelty-free, paraben-free and sulfate-free Byrd Light Pomade (HK$230) is perfect for dads that like to rock a good mane. While you’re at it, pair with the Instafamous barber shop’s very own 100% Acetate handmade tortoise comb (HK$90).
We love a cheesy ‘#1 Dad mug’ as much as the next person but Hong Kong-based lifestyle concept store Garian offers a more sophisticated and crash-proof option. Made with a traditional kiln, the Bornn mug (HK$140) is highly durable, non-porous and has great resistance to acid, alkali and corrosion. Individually handmade, each piece is unique and has its own personality. If that isn’t enough, it also comes in six different colours! You may use discount code WOMDAD for 10% off with orders over HK$500.
#WOMGiveaway Alert: Head on over to @womguide to find out how you can win your very own Bornn mug from Garian!
Conscious Coconut Organic Coconut Oil Travel Tube and Grab & Go Box
Give the gift of love (and soft skin) thanks to social enterprise Conscious Coconut. Free of preservatives, their signature and multi-purpose organic coconut oil travel tube (HK$185) makes for a great shaving cream, aftershave, face wash and even hair conditioner. And for the busy dads constantly on the go, the Grab & Go Box (HK$85.5 for 5 pieces) is great at keeping you moisturized at any time and in any place.
Keep dad looking young and smelling good with Tsit-lit-tê-su Teaory Honey Oolong Tea Soap (HK$108) made from natural coconut oils, honey and tea extracts. Rich in collagen and lauric acid, this skin-friendly and anti-bacterial will not only cleanse and remove excess oils but also tighten pores and moisturize your skin.
Who doesn’t love a good purifying mask? The Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Mud Mask for Face and Body (HK$750 for 17.6 oz) is rich in volcanic clay and antioxidants such as black tea leaf extract and vitamin E which helps remove dead skin cells, calm troubled skin and restore skin to optimal health (your dads will thank us later!).
A Father’s Day gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some good ‘ole aftershave. Infused with tobacco, leather, Bay Rum and barber’s talc notes, the uber moisturizing Crown Shaving Co. After Shave Tonic (HK$260 for 120ml) will have your dad feeling like he came out straight from the barber shop.