June 17, 2006

Happy Father's Day

As much as I love my dad I must admit, I hate trying to find a gift for him. I mean, what can he possibly want that I can get him?

I guess one can always stick with the classics. This silk tie from Zegna looks quite nice.

And of course, there is the belt, like this one from Gucci. One can't possibly go wrong with such generic things. (Well, unless you picked out a truly ugly tie).

More practically however, one can get their dad's a leather wallet. My dad uses a Vuitton one similar to this.

Another coveted men's item (I'm told) is leather shoes, especially Tod's and Ferragamo ones. However, my family is pretty conventional with superstitions and giving people shoes and clocks as a present is a big no no-even if they are Tod's/Ferragamo's.

And of course, they do so love the electronics. This set here is a Bose entertainment system. Personally I don't know much about it, so wouldn't know where to begin buying electronics for dad. If this is your inclination, I suggest you ask first.

Another generic gift for men is cologne. I'm not even sure what they are for (is it something they use after shaving?), but I've heard fabulous feedback on Chanel's Allure for men from friends. Although I'm not sure if that apply to dad's. . . .

Men have to take care of their skin too. Last Christmas, I got my dad moisturizer and he actually uses it! Of course, it wasn't exactly from La Mer (although I've heard it works really well on men too), since thats waaaaay out of my price range. But I'm sure my dad wouldn't have wanted such an expensive gift anyway, since ultimately he's paying for it!

Another thing I've bought my dad thats within budget and he loves was a book light, since I know he likes to read. It really is the thought that counts.

This time for Father's Day, I got my dad a classic fit Ralph Lauren Polo. One can never have enough polo's right?

Happy Father's Day!

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it sounds strange, but i always get my father gourmet food. this year, i went with filet mignon.

6/17/2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

snap! damn! polo shirts all the way.... ;)

6/17/2006 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to go easy on the apostrophes. read this please!

6/18/2006 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot about socks!

6/18/2006 4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have a question that has completely nothing to do with this post, but i need advise.....which is better? a black chanel bag with gold links and clasp or a black chanel bag with sliver links and clasp? this is the quilted 2.55 i am referring to.... please help!!!

6/18/2006 5:11 AM  
Blogger siyan said...

I have some neat father's day gifts on my blog.
www.siyansblog.blogspot.com

If you really cannot come up with anything, a movie or some flowers always work. Why not bake him his favourite cake?

6/18/2006 5:35 AM  
Blogger fjl said...

I think they just like to be remembered full stop, poor s*ds! ;-)

6/18/2006 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx i couldnt think of anything to get him, i think i'll go with a new tie :)

6/18/2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous vdoprincess said...

So this year I totally cheated and gave him a framed copy of my favorite wedding pic. He'll love it, I know...thus postponing the dread "what shall I get him" syndrome until Christmas. (Which also happens to be his birthday. Try coming up with TWO creative, perfect, on budget gifts for your dad at the same time. Not happening!)

6/18/2006 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could do a blog about the "perfect" beachwear.. What fashionable to wear over your bikini when you are on the beach and etc. It would be really nice if you could do so.
Love your blog!

6/18/2006 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok this is totally off topic, but I just yesterday bought this dress from Miss Selfridge.

To be honest I'm not exactly sure what possessed me to buy it, but I'd really like your opinion on it, mostly because I think your blog is rather good and agree with much of the things you say about fashion.

[IMG]http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/rachel_cragg/dress.jpg[/IMG]

6/19/2006 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, didn't work, this is its link:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/rachel_cragg/dress.jpg

6/19/2006 1:15 AM  
Blogger Shopaholic D said...

anon #1 - that's a great idea! i've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to get him, but he pretty much has everything he wants....maybe i can just cook him a gourmet dinner? thanks!

Although Barneys girl has a great idea with the LV wallet! hmmmm

6/19/2006 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my dad this ring, he loved it. What do you say to it?

http://www.glitzs.com/detail-greek_key_mens_promise_ring_celtic_band-938.htm

6/19/2006 5:09 AM  
Blogger Hejin said...

I understand why you can't give clocks, but why not shoes? Care to explain? Giving a clock in Chinese sounds like "song zhong", so what about shoes?

6/19/2006 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^I was just about to ask about that. The clock thing I understand and I was told by my mother that books ('sui') aren't good b/c it sounds like "to lose."

Incidently, I just moved back from university as I graduated yesterday and my mother has forbidden me to keep all my shoes in my room. She says 'hai' is a homophone of the word for "rough" so in her logic, it is bad.

I don't know if it is OK to assume that you are from HK or speak Cantonese though so if parts of this post don't make sense, just ignore it.

6/20/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger jean thief said...

my dad actually uses la mer moisturizer and loves it. good call.

6/20/2006 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Luggage Plus said...

How about for travelling always useful a rolling holdall!

11/22/2007 10:26 PM  
Anonymous zuss said...

why not try glitzs.com you'll find the perfect gift for anyone an exellent place check it out you'll be amazed.

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