Sunday June 15 2014

Gift ideas for Father’s Day


By Pauline Bangirana

Fashionable and classic

Folding chair
When you needed advice on what to wear to your first formal event, your dad was always there. Whether it was time for graduation or a job interview, he had your back. Now it’s time to return the favour. Help him highlight that neat sense of style.

If yours is a classic dad, do not make him too flashy. Remember he likes to sit back and relax with a drink in hand while watching the game or he likes to relish his mchomo as he watches a movie from the comfort of his couch without being bothered. If this describes your father, get him movies, a craft wallet, a suit, country music collection, a book and perfume.

If he is in his 50s or so and does not live in the city, get him a comfortable folding chair. One easy to carry anywhere he wants to go; be it to join his friends or to lounge in the morning as he basks in Vitamin D.

Where: Banana boat, Unique Garments in Mukono, St Balikuddembe Market, Owino, Capital Shoppers and Crystal Mind Books.
At: From Shs30,000 and above.

Classy dad

No matter how casually your dad dresses, when you go home and visit, there’s intricacy underneath. The man who enjoys the finer things in life like a smooth imported whiskey, a sharp pair of designer shoes and a nice watch.

Prices vary from shop to shop and bars. It should not be a big hustle to get just one bottle. Similarly, you can get him beer cartons or a Johnnie Walker if he does not love wine.

Where: Wines and Spirits, Shoprite, Game store, Village Mall and Capital Shoppers.

At: Wine casks go for Shs45,000, beer cartons( a set of six) costs Shs9,000 or more while whiskeys range from Shs 50,000 and above.

Handy dad

Tool kit
If your dad was the original do-it-yourself-kind, and he has taught you everything you know when it comes to fixing things around the house, chances are he has not lost his touch, but maybe he is not up to date with the evolution when it comes to the evolution of certain tools. This Father’s Day, get him something he will actually use. A quality tool set is an absolute must-have for any true handyman.

Where: Tuskys, Uchumi, Nakumatt, Game store, Standard and Quality Supermarkets.

At: Shs 150,000 and above
Whatever you decide to get him this Father’s Day, remember that it is the thought that counts and not what you get him.