YOUR Dad is special, right? There’s no one else quite like him. He’s your rock, your mentor, your role model and your Number 1 fan. He’s always worked hard to support you and the rest of the family, and he’s been there through thick and thin!
Now’s the time to show him how much you love and appreciate him by spoiling him on Father’s Day, Sunday 16 June. At The Constantia Village you’ll find the perfect gift – be it big or small – at our Father’s Day Gift Fair from 11-17 June and you’ll also be able to treat Dad to a pre-Father’s Day outing on Thursday 14 June at the Old Village Whisky Tasting from 6-9 pm.
Now for the perfect gift, we have everything you could possibly imagine for your kind of Dad:
THE SPORTY OUTDOORS DAD
If he loves to take to the trail or do his thing on the sports field, Cape Union Mart and Sport Unlimited are your ports of call. You’ll find a gift to suit your budget and your Dad’s endeavor. There are loads of ideas here: Camping gear and paraphernalia, climbing gear (and more paraphernalia!), sportswear, casual wear … go for it!
THE STYLISH DAD
Yes, a lot of people give their Dads socks on Father’s Day! And why not? These days what’s on offer is sexy and with-it. Take a look at the cool-and-colourful options at Belafonte: apparel for men, Barbour and Cardies and you’ll have a hard time picking the perfect pair.
If you’d like to add a scarf or a shirt to your stash, both Barbour and Belafonte have excellent selections, as does Cape Union Mart, which has Old Khaki cardigans on special plus a whole host of sartorial ideas. Caps, scarves, down jackets, shirts … Cape Union Mart also has a huge footwear range for every occasion.
Not keen on adding to his wardrobe – or you bought him a tie last year? Then head for Peter Gilder Jewellers where you’ll find a special piece of jewellery, or a great watch. What’s more, you’ll be getting a 30% discount as Peter Gilder is having his annual sale!
How about a new bag? A sporty backpack from Sport Unlimited or Cape Union Mart? A leather holdall or a new computer bag from Cellini? A gents’ bag from Barbour or a leather backpack from Tsonga?
Still not sure? A new pair of leather lace-ups from Tsonga, or sunglasses might be exactly what he needs. The Village Eyewear has designer sunnies to suit his style – choose from Ray-Ban, Oakley and Invu.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, you’re sure to find a great read for Dad at Exclusive Books. Pick up South African writer Wilbur Smith’s latest offering, On Leopard Rock (Wilbur times his new releases to coincide with Father’s Day!) or Deon Meyer’s latest crime novel, Fever. If he hasn’t yet laid his hands on Jacques Pauw’s bestseller, The President’s Keepers, he’ll appreciate getting it for Father’s Day.
If politics is one of his interests, he’s bound to enjoy Anthony Butler’s biography with the eponymous title, Cyril Ramaphosa, or Red Notice – How I Became Putin’s Number 1 Enemy by Bill Browder.
Here are some other ideas: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (thriller); Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (autobiography); Mandy Wiener’s Ministry of Crime (non-fiction) or Booker prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje’s new book, Warlight (fiction). If all else fails, and you can’t make up your mind, give Dad an Exclusive Books voucher.
THE WINE LOVER
A beautiful bottle (or a box!) of red wine (or white, for that matter) is bound to be appreciated. Visit Woolworths, Pick ‘n Pay, Pick ‘n Pay Liquors (in the Old Village) or Alphen Kwikspar (also in the Old Village) where you’ll find an excellent selection at each store. Pair the bottle/s with a set of stylish wine glasses or a cork screw from Le Creuset or Spilhaus, and then add a book about wine or the winelands (we recommend Modern Wineries of South Africa by Hugh Fraser and Craig Fraser, and Platters 2018 South African Wine Guide, both available at Exclusive Books).
If Dad’s at home in the kitchen and likes to rustle up a great curry or flip a steak on the braai or grill, get creative and buy him the latest cookbook by a male (or female!) chef he admires. Does he have the latest Jan Braai cook book? Or the latest Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay? Once you’ve got the cookbook, find a recipe you know he’ll enjoy and then head to Woolworths, Pick ‘n Pay or Alphen Kwikspar and pick up the ingredients … and if you really want to spoil him, upgrade his braai equipment and invest in a brand new Weber master-touch from Constantia Hardware!
Or pick up a new skillet grill for him at Le Creuset or one of their superb kitchen accessories. You’ll also find a great selection for serious cooks at Woolies.
At The Constantia Village you’ll be able to treat Dad to a great meal with confidence: take your pick from a splendid steak with all the trimmings from the Cattle Baron, a perfect pizza or pasta from Primi Piatti or a heavenly, hot curry from The Raj. If you’re opting for a lighter meal, he’ll enjoy something robust at Tashas or a hearty breakfast at Mugg & Bean.
If you’re cooking his favourite lunch and enjoying it at home, you can still pander to the foodie in him by buying him selection of biltong treats at Woolworths, Chops, Pick ‘n Pay or Alphen Kwikspar. Add a sharp knife, from Woolies or Cape Union Mart to pair with loose biltong pieces and he’s all set for the upcoming Boks game at Newlands!
If he appreciates the finer things in life and knows how to take care of his skin, make use of the special deals throughout The Constantia Village. Yemaya beauty salon in The Old Village is offering 20 % off their Guinot men’s skincare products. You can also give Dad a Yemaya gift voucher which he can use to have a gents’ manicure or pedicure or a full-body massage. Deluxe salon has 50 % off Nimue facials for men plus a free gift. You can also get Dad a spa voucher so he can pick and choose for himself.
Partners Hair Design has a special on their Barba Italiana male grooming products while The Body Shop has a 30 % discount on their men’s range (look out for the Green Tea & Lemon Mattifying Moisturiser).
If the jury is still out (come on, come on, you’re running out of time!), visit Red Square for a classy eau de toilette pour homme (Viktor & Rolf, Lacoste, Versace or Hugo Boss?).
If you’re still scratching your head, here a final round-up of ideas: how about a new power drill or a set of screwdrivers from Constantia Hardware? A bottle of craft gin or whisky from Pick ‘n Pay Liquors? An ice bucket from Spilhaus or a coffee press from Le Creuset, Woolworths or Pick ‘n Pay? A new Persian or Turkish carpet or kelim for his office from Persian Elegance? An accessory for his smartphone from MTN or Vodacom?
So be sure to visit The Constantia Village to catch the Father’s Day Gift Fair, which runs from 11-17 June and catch the Whisky Tasting in the Old Village on Thursday 14 June from 6-9 pm. It’s time to spoil the best Dad in the world.