28 Aug The A-List: Father’s Day Gift Guide
The Ultimate Gift Guide For Father’s Day September 6th
Dads can be a very interesting, but also very special breed of human. They come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, with a variety of hobbies, interests and habits. This can make Father’s Day shopping rather tricky as there’s not really a safe, stock-standard gift for them.
So, we’ve done some investigating and have compiled what we believe is a fail-proof, fool-proof, and fantastic list of present ideas for Father’s Day, which is coming up soon! Whether he’s a food or wine enthusiast, enjoys making his home his castle, prefers to get into the great outdoors or just needs some tender loving care, we’ve got you covered. Sunday 6th of September isn’t far away at all.
Prada Luna Rossa Sport
This is Prada’s latest offering to the world of men’s fragrances. The name Luna Rossa – or ‘Red Moon’ – is inspired by America’s Cup boat and the scent takes on aspects of the sea breeze and marine atmosphere. This will make Dad smell intensely fresh and masculine.
Prada Luna Rossa Sport EDT 50ml / $106.00 100ml / $143.00
Clarins Men Father’s Day Set
This essential kit has everything your dad could ever need to take care of his skin. Clarins is well known and trusted all over the world, where it’s French origin and influence make it the No. 1 brand in European luxury skin care. Give Dad the chance to look after his skin with the help of a brand we all know and love.
Clarins Mens Father’s Day Set RRP; $70.00
Available at Clarins stockists nationwide.
Le Monde are the experts when it comes to home wares. If Dad wants to really make his house his castle, then take him for a visit to one of their stores, conveniently located in Parnell and Ponsonby. The staff are friendly and helpful. Alternatively, Le Monde also have a gorgeous range of personal gifts for men.
Men’s Manicure Set $50
Buff and Shine Kit $40
Travel Bag $80
Shirt Folder Guide $50
Cufflinks priced from $28
BERTIGO shirts $240
69D St. Georges Bay Road, PARNELL and 36 Pollen Street, PONSONBY.
If your Dad is more of the outdoorsy, adventurous type, why not go on a hike around some of Auckland’s gorgeous locations and once you’ve worked up an appetite, treat him to a delicious picnic. We’d recommend packing Ghiotti’s Festa Italiana, Grana Padana and Ghiotti Sicillian Green Olives – grab a baguette, a bottle of Deco Eatery Cold Brew Coffee or Akarua Rua Pinot Noir and you’ve got the perfect meal to make the day special.
FESTA ITALIANA: RRP: $9.99 (85 grams)
GRANA PADANO: RRP: $9.50 (150 grams)
SICILIAN GREEN OLIVES: RRP: $8.50 (3OO gram pouch)
Stockists: Ghiotti Products are available at selected supermarkets, specialty food stores and deli’s nationwide. For further stockist information please visit; www.europeanfoods.co.nz
We all know New Zealand wine is always amazing and exquisite and no one does it justice better than Akarua from the depths of Central Otago. Find the perfect wine match for a special home-cooked meal or why not go all out and make sure Dad has something special not only on this one day, but all throughout the year. Make Dad a member of the Akarua wine club and he’ll receive a shipment of award winning wine direct to his door every three months.
Visit www.akarua.com to join and check out their full range of products and options.
If Dad enjoys creating his own mouth-watering masterpieces in the kitchen the new Electrolux Masterpiece Collection™ will have him whipping up a storm (for all to enjoy).
Electrolux Masterpiece Collection™ Blender perfect for smoothies, drinks or soup. The 1600W motor can tackle the toughest of jobs, operating surprisingly quietly, even when blending ice cubes or nuts. RRP $449.95
Electrolux Masterpiece Collection™ Immersion Blender ideal for preparing perfect sauces, dips and spreads and a twin whisk attachment for baking. RRP $249.95.
Electrolux Masterpiece Collection™ Food Processor slicing, mixing, chopping, shredding and kneading has never been easier or quicker. RRP $699.95.
If Dad’s into entertaining at home and loves new gadgets then this Bosch Glass Secure Tray will be right up his alley. Engineered by Bosch, this sleek and stylish dishwasher accessory provides optimal cleaning and brilliant drying results for wine and champagne glasses at the touch of a button – no hand washing or hand drying required. This is a must-have item as we get closer to summer and barbecue season.
Bosch Glass Secure Tray: $79.00 Product Code: SMZ5300
Available at Bosch approved retailers.
For further information visit: www.bosch-home.co.nz
or phone 0800 807 723.
If you really want to pull out all the stops, treat your father to a seven course, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at Clooney. This is one of New Zealand’s best fine-dining restaurants and head chef Des Harris has outdone himself with yet another exquisite menu. Not only is the food outstanding, but the atmosphere and décor is amazing – if you can take your eyes off the plate!
Seven Course Tasting Menu $150
Seven Course Vegetarian Tasting Menu $130
33 Sale Street, Freemans Bay Tel: 09 358 1702.
Book online at www.clooney.co.nz
Go out for a yummy Father’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner at the Deco Eatery in Titirangi. The Turkish inspired menu is full of tasty treats, so good luck picking just one thing! If you need a hand, the staff are helpful and know the menu inside and out. Just a tip though, owner Huseyin Tsik’s favourite is the dolma – capsicum stuffed with fragrant rice, shredded lamb and fresh herbs. Yum! The Mediterranean flair of Deco and the gorgeous settings means this may become a regular stop, but that’s nothing to complain about!
Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi.
Tel: 09 817 2664. www.decoeatery.co.nz
Nomad in Point Chevalier is a fabulous location for the family to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine in a relaxed stylish setting. We recommend trying one of the incredible wood-fired pizzas, although the Paua Tortellini and Canadian scallops are hard to go past!
5 Point Chevalier Rd, Point Chevalier Tel: 09 815 9595
Book online: www.nomadrestaurant.co.nz