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Lifestyle Buzz: Father’s Day Gift Ideas That'll Surprise Dad Amid Lockdown

Lifestyle Buzz: Father’s Day Gift Ideas That'll Surprise Dad Amid Lockdown

The General Community Quarantine (GCQ) that took effect on June 1 has allowed more stores to reopen—and right in time for Father’s Day! Although celebrations may be different this year (hello, social distancing), you can still treat dad to something stylish, thoughtful. Here are a couple of ideas to start with.

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Who’s Buzzin’

Creativity, spirit, friendship, and tenacity—these values shared by LACOSTE and LANY, who the brand has been collaborating with since March. Their current campaign shows LANY frontman Paul Klein wearing the L.12.12 across all South East Asia stores. Iconic as ever, this men’s staple makes for a great gift. “To us, LACOSTE represents both history and the future. History never really goes out of style.  Anyone, anywhere, in the world knows THAT crocodile. LACOSTE embodies this movement by always staying true to their core fundamentals—what makes LACOSTE, LACOSTE,” says Klein.

What’s Buzzin’

Fashion and mobile gaming come together in an innovative collection that’s sure to give dad a kick. Gucci has partnered with the makers of Tennis Clash to give two of its game characters (Diana and Jonah) head-to-toe designer outfits starting June 18. From there, players can go directly to their official website where they can buy the actual pieces, from shoes to socks to headgear to clothing.

The Spring/Summer 2020 collection of HOGAN draws inspiration from the great outdoors and urban living—two very different settings that, when combined, translates to wearable yet luxurious pieces. For dad, check out their line of “Urban Trek” sneakers, carefully crafted yet casually suitable for the modern man.

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Want to treat the men of your lives to burgers? The DIY ShackBurger kit (PHP 1,600) from Shake Shack comes with eight servings of patties, Martin’s Potato Rolls, American cheese, and their secret Shack Sauce. Kits can be directly ordered and picked up from our Shacks in Central Square in BGC and SM Megamall. To purchase, fill out the DIY Kit order form at bit.ly/ShackBurgerDIYKitsAdvanceOrderForm. They currently only accepting advance orders. What’s more, purchases help feed our COVID-19 frontliners!

Award-winning headphones like those of OPPO are a great way to level up your dad’s audio experience. For neckband headphones, there is the lightweight, flexible OPPO Enco M31 as well as the sleek, seamless unibody OPPO Enco Q1—both of which bagged Gold in the prestigious A’Design awards. The Platinum winning OPPO Enco W31 True Wireless headphones are another popular option thanks to their visual appeal and low latency.

As convenient as it already is, online shopping will be especially helpful come Father’s Day. In light of COVID-19, Grab Philippines recently launched GrabPay Card—its digital-first prepaid card powered by Mastercard that allows Grab users in the country to have safe, hassle-free cashless payments as well as a rewards ecosystem. To learn more about it, check out https://grb.to/grabpaycardph.

Here's for those whose dads have a sweet tooth—cookies! Among these newly launched dessert shops is Happy Tins, which has a Father's Day-specific promo promising a dozen walnut chocolate chip and chocolate chip nuggets for every PHP 500-worth order! Some (more) happy food for dad these stressful times, yes?

Exclusive limited edition Scotch whisky might also be a good idea to give Dad this weekend, and the thing is your purchase will instantly favor a cause. This June 17-22,  the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky Glenfiddich is auctioning 450 bottles of Malt Master Brian Kinsman-hand-selected Glenfiddich 2007 (Cask No. 25427) Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020. The brand will forward all proceeds to causes around the whisky- producing region of Speyside and those COVID-19 has mostly affected.

Where’s The Buzz

Rustan’s began reopening its luxe doors on June 5—for but not without implementing new guidelines (including disinfection and sanitation practices) as well as safety precautions against COVID-19 for customers and employees across all stores. Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La will be open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Alabang from 11 AM to 6 PM. Rustan’s Gateway, meanwhile operates from 11 AM to 7 PM.

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Banner image courtesy of HOGAN

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