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A remarkable gift for an extraordinary man

By THERESE JAMORA-GARCEAU, The Philippine STAR Published Jun 18, 2021 5:50 am

Buying a special gift for our dads can be a challenge, especially for those who’ve acquired refined tastes. With so many of us spending time apart due to the ongoing health crisis, it’s important to express our love and gratitude to our dads now more than ever.

As we gear up to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, let’s take the time to show our dads, granddads, husbands, brothers, and father figures just how much we appreciate them.

Hermès has curated impeccable, no-fail gift ideas for all the fashionable father figures who have the most exceptional taste in our lives. You’ll be able to find a classical, whimsical, momentous and luxurious present for every kind of dad--from innovative designs to handcrafted, modern heirlooms, to fanciful pieces Dad will love.

Samarcande paperweight

Whether at home or in the office, this Hermès Samarcande horse paperweight in solid mahogany wood is the ideal sophisticated desk accessory to spruce up Dad’s work area.


Whether Dad decides to wear them every day or on special occasions, these Hermès cufflinks in brushed stainless steel and matte PVD will add the right amount of style and sophistication to his outfits.

Dalian Chinese chessboard

This Chinese chess set in solid natural sycamore and mahogany with hand-carved pawns inspired by the Samarcande chess set is perfect for Dad’s Queen’s Gambit moments. Containing drawers with leather sheets and saddle-stitched handles in French taurillon H leather, the exquisite wood is assembled in different directions to provide texture and a grid pattern.

Steve Light messenger bag in Gris Ètain

This leather is the result of an intensive drumming process that brings out its natural features. For the on-the-go executive dad, this messenger bag in Togo calfskin with adjustable shoulder strap, two pockets and palladium-plated hardware is perfect for attending his boardroom meetings and holding his latest tech gadgets.

Ultrapla bag

This supple and ultra-flat pouch in Togo calfskin with palladium-plated hardware is simple but highly functional.  The perfect companion for the urban father constantly on the move, Dad can slip his smartphone, wallet and day-today essentials easily into the Hermès Ultrapla.

Miles cap

This cap in washed linen canvas with visor in saddle-stitched Swift calfskin and “H Droit” embroidery is made for the sporty dad.  He can adjust it easily with the Swift calfskin band and Etriviere buckle at the back.

H En Tour tie

Expect Dad to enter the room filled with confidence and ease when wearing this tie made of 100-percent hand-sewn silk twill.  Designed by Philippe Mouquet, the crenellated H’s are a classic Hermès motif that’s as light and as elegant as ever, making it ideal for any occasion.

Tournis Tresse bracelet

This twirling braid in Swift calfskin with palladium-plated hardware is wrist candy for Dad.

H Au Carre belt with reversible leather strap

Made in France with a reversible leather strap in Togo calfskin, this belt gives Dad’s classic wardrobe a new, polished twist.

Pegase change tray

This change tray in printed Limoges porcelain with a velvet goatskin base is a beautiful way for dad to keep his keys, cufflinks and coins.

Pleiade medium photo frame

This Hermès leather picture frame in goatskin and solid mahogany wood is an excellent way to display Dad’s favorite memories.

Hermès H Deco mug

Morning coffee with dad just got better with this classic H Deco Mug stamped with initials “HH” with intricate black and white decoration spirals. Let that first sip of coffee or tea transport you to Paris, as this H Déco design is inspired by Hermès 24 Faubourg and Rue de Sèyres stores.

Bearn cardholder

This cardholder in Epsom calfskin with inside pockets and palladium-plated “H” tab closure is an elegant way for Dad to keep his cards.

Izmir sandal

The Izmir sandal in calfskin with iconic “H” cutout and raw-edged detail is the ultimate weekend footwear that’ll give Dad a relaxed and refined look. In iconic Hermès style, this silhouette is an essential piece in every wardrobe.

H motif sneaker in white and orange calfskin

These athletic-looking sneakers will make Dad want to spring into action. Combining technical mesh and an embossed calfskin overlay, this sleek and graphic design with contrasting textured stripes is the utmost everyday or weekend sneaker for Dad.

Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch

The mysterious and enigmatic Arceau watch is elegant and light to wear. Its skeleton heart appears beneath a smoked crystal, punctuated by openwork numerals. The formal, classic Arceau watch is a timeless piece to add to Dad’s collection.

Dressage L’Heure Masquee watch

This limited-edition Hermès steel watch of only 1,000 pieces has an opaline silvered dial, automatic movement with "Time Veiled" mechanism, a push button that unveils the hour hand, and matte Havana alligator leather strap.

H24 Perfume

The combination of enveloping sage, electrifying narcissus, invigorating rosewood and a warm, metallic note of Sclarene makes H24 a fresh, lively and bright perfume that smells sensual on Dad.  Mom would approve.

Sport Capsule straight-cut jacket

This jacket in water-repellent Toilovent (80 percent nylon and 20 percent elastane) will zip Dad up in hipness, lined as it is with a rib-trim collar and two-way zip, zipped side, front and sleeve pockets with hydro zips.

Crewneck sweater with leather detail

This long-sleeved crewneck sweater in cotton with Hermès’ “Cheval au Trait” lambskin patch will keep Dad warm and ultra-stylish.

Hermès is located at Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Malls, Makati, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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