Editor's Picks: What to give dad this year | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Tassel loafers via Sapatero Manila

What’s the perfect father’s day gift? I guess it depends on the father in question, really, but you can think of it has falling generally under two categories: gifts for the longer haul—something utilitarian, something that dad can use all the time—and those once-in-a-while indulgences of a moderately debauched nature that nonetheless spark immense boyish joy. What’s dad in the mood for in these bleak times? Leave the ideas to us, all you do is take care of the tab.

A home gym upgrade. If dad began to setup a home gym during quarantine, now is the best time to contribute to that commitment and cheer him along the road to fitness.

VKR Vertical Knee Raise (P 39,998) via Chris Sports

A good read for a good day. If there is anything we learned in quarantine is that there are, in fact, many hours in the day to do many things, and that it is actually possible to finish a book despite our many social media duties. Give dad a good read for the occasion.

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace (P 649) via National Bookstore

Shoes—remember them? We haven’t worn them in forever, but that doesn’t mean we won’t ever have to. Another one in the rotation is always welcome in a man’s wardrobe.

Tassel loafers via Sapatero Manila

A new frame of mind. It’s high time to be looking at life with different lenses—perhaps starting with the literal ones.

Dior eyewear via Ronnie and Joe

Speakers of the house. Tough times are made more bearable by things we enjoy, like movies and music. Great machines makes the experience even more beautiful.

Marshall Woburn II bluetooth speakers

The game of thrones is not that difficult. If these extraordinary times have seen dad glued to the home office more than ever before, the perfect chair can make a huge difference.

Swivel desk chair with headrest via Pottery Barn

Take care of the drinks. Because someone has to! Order in excess of what you’ll need on Father’s Day feast. Maybe even start a cellar build with dad. Make 2020 great again.

Selection of red wine via Vino Arsan

Hit the bull’s-eye. Hold a friendly, family competition. Wager the house chores.

Club 500 traditional dart board via Decathlon

A fat joint. Flavors dad can expect from this light-bodied blend: “cream and malt, interlaced with sweet hints of honey, and nuances of citrus.”

The Don Juan Urquijo 20º Aniversario (Toro size, P 6,336) via Tabacalera Incorporada

For the culture. Surprise dad with something new to hang in the office, and become a patron of the arts while you’re at it.

“Ground Zero” by Rommel Joson via Shelter Fund
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