It's Father's Day on June 17. Jacky Lee has some gift ideas for you
Jean Paul Gaultier menswear
Dad doesn’t have to look like Johnny Depp to get the best out of Jean Paul Gaultier’s new menswear collection. He’ll look swish in these dapper suits, shorts, trousers and jackets. There’s casualwear and eveningwear reminiscent of N.Hoolywood in the collection. If dad’s wardrobe is getting him nowhere, then you know where to hit up: Shop 254, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 0374.
Grow your own pitch
Thinking of getting your father a manly diesel-driven lawnmower – but he hasn’t actually got any lawn to mow? Well, why not grow his favourite football pitch instead? This packet comes with grass seeds from English grounds like Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge (and many more). $270, from tinyurl.com/tohk-pitch.
Jimmie Martin armchair
If your old man adores bespoke furniture, check out Brit designer Jimmie Martin’s hand-crafted armchair collection. This one has God Save the Queen written on it – but there are others to choose from as well. $39,000, 13 Aberdeen St, Central, 2322 1232; www.green-furniture.com.hk.
Guys who are into their cuisine are all the rage now – and plenty of dads are demonstrating that they’re capable of being the next Jamie Oliver. Finnish brand Iittala offers a cheeseboard with a unique shape for dad to impress his guests with after one of his fine three-coursers. $1,035, 36 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, 3796 0137; www.manks.com.
Thor (1/6 size)
This Thor figurine from The Avengers oozes masculinity. And it’s now on sale at Toy Hunters, which also offers film memorabilia from other Hollywood blockbusters. This is for the young papa – or the young at heart. $1,280. Shop 218, 2/F, CTMA Centre, 1N Sai Yeung Choi St South, Mong Kok, 2388 4677; facebook.com/toyhunters.
A Leica snapper is more than just your average camera – unless it’s smashed or set on fire, it should work forever. This one comes in a bespoke, customised shade so your old man can preserve all those special memories forever. $13,800, Shop A2-A3, G/F, 67 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley; tinyurl.com/tohk-leica.
Glen Grant 36 Year Old Malt Cask
An old, ageing whisky always does the trick. With only 268 bottles made, this single malt comes in an artisanal bottle, making it a gift more to be showcased than opened. If he likes a tipple, he’ll love this. $2,600, Spiriteca, Suite D, 11/F, 37 D’Aguilar St, Central, 9386 5217; www.spiriteca.com.