Father’s Day is just around the corner. In celebration of this special day, we list a few fun ways on how to celebrate the event for the man of the house. From creating customized gifts to preparing activities that he’ll enjoy, here’s a rundown of what our fathers would truly love and appreciate.
1. Buy him one of his favorite things and include a handwritten letter
It’s easy to discount the value of writing letters in our age of instant communication. You may be sending regular texts or FB chat messages to your dad on his smartphone, checking up on him when he’s not home late at night. But nothing beats the old-school way of writing him a handwritten letter.
Share your deepest thoughts and your childhood memories of your father, like when he used to sit you atop his shoulders in Malabon Zoo, letting you watch a giant python devour a hapless chicken – which was his own way of teaching you the value of compassion, while being aware of and unnerved by the brutal facts of life. Thank him for everything he taught you over the years through his actions and words. Thank him for his sacrifices.
Write that letter and find him a gift that he truly likes. Some options: A book of his favorite poet, philosopher, or action-thriller novelist; a handbound leather notebook for his notes or ledgers on racehorse and cockfight bets; the full-box DVD trilogy of “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola (the ultimate patriarch film); a vinyl of Beethoven or Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra or Bob Dylan – or if he’s partial to local music, Eddie Peregrina, Victor Wood or Heber Bartolome.
Also, cap the evening by giving him a bottle of his favorite Islay single malt Scotch whisky – go for the ultra-smoky, peaty, leather notes of a 16-year-old Lagavulin or the fresh, briny, iodine notes of a 10-year-old Laphroaig. If you’re father’s an Islay whisky guy, you’ll never go wrong with both single malts.
2. Recreate a photo of you and your dad from 10 years ago and win him a watch
Want to win a P25,000 watch for your dad? Just post a 10-year-old photo of you and your dad together, recreate the shot, and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #PosePaMore and #FathersDayAtRWManila. Register both the original and the recreated photos’ links on www.rwmanila.com/posepamore and tag the official RWM IG and Facebook accounts to qualify for the contest. Tag along five of your friends to join the challenge.
You must caption the photos with a story, citing what has changed or stayed the same over the years. Entries must be posted between June 4 and June 16, 2019 and must remain on contestant’s IG account without any subsequent edits from the initial entry for the entire duration of the promo.
For your effort, you can win a newly released Seiko Prospex Turtle Save the Ocean Great White Shark Edition for your dad. He’d appreciate it, for sure. Diamond may be a woman’s best friend, but a man needs only a wrist watch. Or a vintage watch.
3. Treat him with a Father’s Day Staycation Package at Holiday Inn Express Manila
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to give your father a well-deserved hotel get-away with your mother, the love of his life?
Set up your dad a romantic, overnight stay with his lovely lady at the Holiday Inn Express Manila. Avail of the Father’s Day Staycation package, which includes breakfast for 2, plus a dim sum lunch buffet at Passion or dinner buffet at the Terrace.