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Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad in your life—from gaming chairs to urban garden needs

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Jun 16, 2021 11:57 am

Every dad is unique, so make him feel extra special with meaningful gifts that reflect his personality and quirks.

Dads—and any parent—deserve to be celebrated not just for one day but the whole year through. It is but fitting that for at least one day of the year, they feel appreciated by their loved ones, no matter if it's through grand or simple means.

For this year's Father’s Day, June 20, check out these gift ideas and snag a special something to honor the amazing dad, papa, tatay, pops and daddy in your life.

For the gamer dad: Gaming chair

Secretlab's Titan gaming chair. Photo from secretlab.sg

If there’s one thing that an avid gamer needs is a chair that’s not only comfortable but also has the right support that most regular office chairs do not provide. 

Gamer dads will be delighted by the award-winning Secretlab gaming chairs that are made of leather, fabric or a combination of both. These chairs offer seat pitches from 175 cm. up to 208 cm. It also offers gaming chairs that can carry weight for up to 180 kg.

The brand is also designed to combat poor posture, which is one of the most common causes of chronic back pain. So this chair is not exclusively for gaming as dads who are working from home may also use it as an office chair.

Visit Secretlab’s store on Lazada and Shopee.

For the dapper dad: A sleek pair of shoes

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You’ll definitely know a dapper dad when you see one, and the thing you’ll notice aside from his impeccable sartorial taste and spruced up look is he sports a smart pair of shoes that ties up his overall look.

There is something for different kinds of dapper dad at the Eaglery, a local brand that specializes in genuine leather footwear that are handcrafted by local artisans—from brogues (P2,995), boots (P2,495), suede sneakers (P1,995) to sandals (P1,285).

The store ships nationwide and also does meetups at the Gateway Mall or Gilmore in Quezon City.

Click here to check out more of Eaglery’s collections.

For dads who are kings in the kitchen: Knives for his prepwork

Dads who cook their way through our heart deserve to be armed with the best arsenal—a meticulously designed and carefully crafted knife.

Nacionale Bladeworks is known for its beautiful high-performance knives like its bestselling skateboard-handle knives, which chefs and home cooks around the world swear by. 

Each of these Philippine-made knives is carefully crafted and assembled by Nacionale’s partner bladesmiths using high-performance steel and unique, repurposed handles.

Its knives range from P1,800 up to P11,000. 

Visit www.nacionalebladeworks.com to know more about its knives.

For the cocktails and spirits lover dad: Curated cocktail gift box

Sebastiao Cocktails Father's Day box, P1,199. Photo from sebastiaoph.com

Sebastiao Cocktails is known for its curated gift boxes for different occasions. 

For Father’s Day, it offers a “Father’s Day Box” that’s complete with three cocktails—Negroni, Black Russian, and Manhattan—that are good for two to three servings each bottle. This gift box is priced at P1,199, with free delivery.

While you’re at it, why not include Sebastiao’s Premium Garnish Kit (P1,999), which is perfect for gin and tonic, though garnishes for cocktails are also included. 

The garnishes—which include dehydrated lime slices, clove buds, star anise, dried lemons slices, licorice roots, and more—are neatly arranged in a 12”x12” wooden box.

To order, visit sebastiaoph.com.

For the globetrotter dad: Travel the world, Bourdain style

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, P1,056.

For sure he misses seeing the world and there’s no amount of armchair traveling that could compensate for that longing.

Tickle his wanderlust and let him see the world through the eyes of beloved chef, writer and TV show host, the late Anthony Bourdain in the new book World Travel: An Irreverent Guide. Before Bourdain passed in 2018, he was in the process of doing the book. It was his long-time assistant Laurie Woolever who completed the manuscript. 

It is no secret that when Bourdain wrote about his travels, he almost always was able to transport readers to these places through his masterful storytelling and unapologetic commentary.

In World Travel, readers are given a front-row seat to Bourdain’s favorite places, as well as essential advice on what to eat, where to stay, and in some instances, what to avoid.

The book also features essays by friends, colleagues and family of Bourdain that tell even deeper stories about a place, including accounts of traveling with the late writer by his brother Christopher.

Get the World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (P1,056) at Fully Booked or its eBook version on Kobo.

For the fitness enthusiast dad: Dumbbells for his home gym

Hex Dumbbells (15kg), P2,300. Photo from www.decathlon.ph

During the start of the pandemic, he built his own home gym so as not to halt his fitness regimen and be still at tip-top shape. 

Add to his workout equipment these Hex dumbbells from Decathlon that are specifically developed for cross training—great for weight training and functional workouts.

These dumbbells’ hexagonal shape offers better stability and with its rubber material, it won’t scratch the floors.

When you buy the dumbbells, there are also free exercise videos from Decathlon.

The Hex dumbbells are available in 5kg (P850), 7.5kg. (P1,600), 10kg. (P1,900), and 15kg. (P2,300).

Check out these dumbbells at www.decathlon.ph.

For the dad who loves music: A dependable portable speaker

The new Sonos Roam portable speakers, P11,900.

With music piped into the room when he’s working from home, or playing his favorite tunes on a relaxing fishing trip, the music lover dad makes sure that his portable speaker is always juiced up.

The new Sonos Roam would be a nice upgrade for dad as it promises an elevated sound experience for all kinds of listeners—from audiophiles to casual listeners who appreciate defined sounds and tunes.

This portable speaker is durable, waterproof and dust-resistant. It is also designed to be placed however the listener wants, may it be horizontal or vertical, and still get the crisp, sterling sound from the speaker. 

The Sonos Roam retails at P11,900 and is available at www.modaudio.ph and LazMall flagship Mod Audio Sonos & Nura.

For the dad with a green thumb: A sustainable vertical garden

Everything this dad tends blossoms and yields enough produce to serve on your table. He may have started a vegetable garden in a small corner of your home during the pandemic, too. 

Take your dad’s urban farming game to different heights with Down To Earth's Vertical Tower Garden, which allows self-contained food gardening in small spaces, especially in urban communities that have no luxury of land or garden space.

The system includes a vertical food garden with built-in composter, a worm bin, and waste water converter using local worms, water collection basin, compost bin and compost activator, and endemic plants and seedlings.

One can grow up to 25 to 30 plants in the small space that this vertical garden system takes up.

Aside from the Vertical Tower Garden, which costs P10,000, Down To Earth also has a smaller vertical tower that costs P6,000. 

Check out more of Down To Earth’s vertical tower gardens here.