Delights for daddy on Father's Day
Shopping for men is difficult - they're not nearly as adept as women when it comes to dropping hints about perfect pressies.
But with just five days to go until Father’s Day, it’s time to get the thinking cap on and hit the stores. If you’ve run out of ideas after buying yet another set of socks for Christmas, fear not. We’ve scoured the shops to help give you some inspiration. So whether you have a
sports-mad dad, a fashion-victim father or a pop who thinks himself something of a king of the kitchen, there’s something to suit...
For footy-mad dads
If the Euro 2012 tournament has fuelled father’s passion for the beautiful game, invest in a pair of these new-to-the-UAE Adidas Predator Lethal Zone football boots. It’s the favoured boot of Robin van Persie. While the Netherlands star may have had a shocker against Denmark this week, we’re sure it was nothing to do with his fancy footwear.
Pans for papa
If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a Gordon Ramsay or Sanjeev Kapoor, aid this healthy hobby by treating him to a gift from @home this Father’s Day. From chopping boards, to knife sets and pans, you’ll find all you need for your culinary king there. Find @home in malls across
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so get in daddy’s good books with a treat from Candelite. We love these Churchill’s chocs in this cool collectable tin. Find Candelite in Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi and Ibn Battuta and Mirdif City Centre Mall, Dubai.
Help father look and feel fresh
Soap or aftershave may be the traditional choice of Father’s Day gone by but it’s not a bad idea - just update the theme. Pay a trip to Lush and select the Dirty range. From hair gel to body spray, the goodies come in macho black and blue so dads won’t dent their masculinity while grooming. Lush is at Dubai Mall.
Cool choice for dapper daddy
Help get dad in check, or even stripes, for his special day with a new shirt from Thomas Pink. A good choice for the dads who are more sharp-suit and brogues than slippers and bathrobe. The bold colours will go down well with dads who like to stay looking smart. Find Thomas Pink in Dubai Mall.