Dads, and men in general, can be the hardest to shop gifts for. This time, there’s no need to secretly ask Ma what to give Pops this Father’s Day. Shangri-La Plaza rounds up all the fun things to buy for and do with the special guy on his special day—and for the rest of June. Bring the dads (and all the best boys!) out as Shang celebrates Men’s Month!
Add flavor to his mornings with Nespresso. Is Dad the type to have his cup of joe as he reads the paper first thing in the morning? Head over to the Nespresso Pop-Up Store to bring the ultimate café experience into his home. Mall guests can check out its range of coffee machines like the handy Essenzo Mini and the Creatista Plus for barista-level brews.
At the store, coffee specialists can also offer complimentary coffee tastings so Dad can explore the store’s World Explorations Espressos that feature unique flavors like Paris’ mild and balanced taste, Rio de Janeiro’s herbal and spicy aroma, and Istanbul’s roasted and fruity beans.
Pamper him, for a change. Pa has spent his entire life working to provide for the family. He has even pampered his kids, sometimes to a fault. But that’s just how his love is, it’s overflowing. Why not turn the tables around and treat him to a day of loving? Get him all pampered up at Bruno’s Barbers. This beloved barbershop has grooming services such as deep cleansing facial and foot spa and pedicure cleaning. There’s also which offers massage services that will surely complete Dad’s day out.
Suit him up. Every gentleman needs a good well-fitting suit in his wardrobe, so he’s prepared for any special occasion. Get him a set expertly created by T.M. Lewin. This British retailer has more than 100 years of tailoring experience, making it the go-to place for a reliable suit. Feel the need to add a pop of color to dad’s wardrobe? Known for its Parisian touch, Daniel Hechter has racing suits and everyday travel shirts in a variety of colors, while Marks & Spencer completes the look with its dapper collection of cufflinks, belts, and ties.
Take him to an acoustic show on Father’s Day. It might have been a long while since Pops enjoyed music live. Bond with him and catch a new Live At The Shang performance featuring well-renowned acoustic crooner Paolo Santos on June 19, 6PM at the Grand Atrium. The singer rose to fame for his rendition of Moonlight Over Paris. Since then, he has released albums like Back to Basics and The Anthology, and performed in various stages locally and internationally.
Let him feast like a king. Nothing says I love you better than treating the big guy to an unforgettable meal. This month, make sure he gets good food and quality time, of course. Take him to Arya Persian Restaurant which offers an array of Persian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern dishes. Aside from their famous kebabs, make sure to get the Koobideh platter that combines chicken, beef, and lamb. Brotzeit, which apart from serving fresh draft beer, offers Platten Platters or what people refer to as the heart and soul of traditional German dining culture. Their bestseller Wunderplatte has oven-roasted chicken, Berner sausages, honey Bavarian ribs, crispy pork knuckles and four side dishes.
Cafe Lyon has tummy-filling rice and pasta meals, including various Filipino brekky plates, spicy longganisa pasta, and roast beef belly. If dad likes to celebrate with a bottle of wine, head over to Wine Story and choose from their collection of rare vintages, which includes the 1985 Chateau Margaux and the 1985 Haut Brion. Another option is the go-to wine place Titania which carries various labels from Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
Help him build his man cave. Time to make his mancave dreams come true, and take the necessary steps to create a space for him to wind down, watch sports, play games, and enjoy their favorite hobbies. Cap off Men’s Month by checking out all the home lifestyle spaces that are set up on June 20 to 29 at the Grand Atrium. With the help of Rustan’s Department Store, Dads and other men can get ideas on how they can create their very own gadget-filled workstation, gaming room, or walk-in closets. There are also cars on display, in case he’s considering getting a new ride.
If dad is into DIY projects, take him to Shangri-La Plaza’s True Value, which has the latest materials and power tools he’ll need. This trusty hardware also carries the latest smart gadgets and outdoor living essentials to upgrade his mancave and set up his own relaxing space in the garden.
For being our first (and forever!) hero, mentor, and friend, Dad surely deserves all the love and appreciation. Make him feel like he’s truly the rockstar of our life with all the thoughtful Men’s Month activities at the Shang.
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