A few ideas to get you going as Father's Day approaches.
If you’re still feeling guilty about last year’s last-minute box of Lindt chocolates/biltong from the garage shop, maybe you should start thinking about Father's Day, as it's just around the corner (19 June).
Most of us probably haven’t begun to think of the perfect gift for Dad this year, but Father’s Day needn’t be about expensive gifts, nor the cliché idea of getting Dad a socks-and-tie combo. A memory can be just as meaningful as something bought.
But if you’re going to spend something on Dad this year, here are a few ideas to get you going:
For the Corporate Dad
Typo has some great desk-top accessories to keep Dad busy between meetings and deadlines. From desk-top punching bags, to desk-top golf, he can procrastinate the day away with a range of different games. (Average cost R160).
For the Lazy Dad
Taken your Dad to one of the new luxury cinemas yet? There’s no better way to treat Dad to the most comfortable, VIP movie night than at Numetro’s Luxury cinema at the V&A Waterfront. He'll get to sit back on some of the most luxurious couches with his popcorn and cool drink while you watch your new, favourite film together. (Average cost R100 excl food and drinks)
For the Sporty Dad
It’s rugby season and there's no better way to watch the action live than at the Newlands Rugby Stadium. Treat Dad to a rugby ticket and perhaps a dinner at one of the local pubs in the Newlands/Claremont area. Some great pub dinner venues: The Toad and Josephine, which is right outside the stadium, a pizza at Springboks, or a burger at The Slug and Lettuce. (Average ticket cost R100)
For the Dad Who Never Grew Up
Some Dads will never be able to keep their inner-child hidden and they’ll continue to embarrass us whether we like it or not, but that’s okay, we love them for it. Fun and silly gifts are often the best way to spoil Dad. If your Dad is a Star Wars fan, the force may be with him when you buy him a Jedi bathrobe from www.thisiswhyimbroke.com. (Average price R550)
For the Thirsty Dad
It seems that the older Dad gets the more refined his thirst becomes. Cape Town offers a wide variety of wine farms, and you don’t have to travel all the way to Stellenbosch to taste them either. Constantia and Tokai, with their beautiful views and landscapes, have many different wine farms to choose from and can cost as little as R20 per tasting. Whiskey tasting is also a new favourite for those more interested in something different. Relax outside under the trees with Dad over some of Cape Town’s most breath-taking views at Constantia Glen, Eagle’s Nest, Constantia Uitsig, or the oldest wine farm in the Cape, Steenberg’s 1682. (Average price R20-R50 per venue)
Have fun spoiling your Dad this Father’s Day. Celebrate everything he’s taught you and all your memories together by making new ones. After all, if it weren’t for him you’d probably still be riding around on training-wheels and Googling "how to change a car tyre" on the freeway.
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