In the Southern Hemisphere our winter starts in June. We are heading into a season that is filled with things that I love; warm hot chocolate, fireside chats, scrumptious stews, chicken soup, tons of cuddles, fluffy slippers and gowns, gorgeous leather boots, winter coats, Malva pudding, rosy cheeks, Christmas in July, bonfires and long hot bubble baths. There are so many reasons June is special and although this year has flown by, this month holds significance for both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. We can look forward to the winter solstice around the 22nd when we will experience the shortest day and longest night in the southern hemisphere. June is also the month of pearls and moonstones. Who doesn’t love a month that is national candy, dairy and iced tea month?
Personally I am fond of the month of June not only because it is my birthday month but also because I love winter fashion and all the awesome things that come with the change in season. Another fabulous occasion that we celebrate on the 15 June this year is Fathers Day and in light of this super hero month, I have created a list of 10 gift ideas that are perfect fathers day gifts all under R300.
Gift Idea 1: Give your Dad a reason to use the glove compartment for its original intended purpose with these gorgeous black leather gloves from Woolworths.
Gift Idea 2: There comes a time in every Fathers life when enjoying a night cap of their favorite whisky becomes a pure moment of pleasure. Why not spoil your Dad with a lovely elegant set of 12 whisky glasses from Makro.
Gift Idea 3: Talking about Whisky, why not treat your Father to a smooth sweet proudly South African whisky that was named the worlds best grain whisky in 2013. A bottle of Bains Cape Mountain Whisky from Makro.
If grain whisky is not to your Dad’s liking, you can always opt for Bells or Johnny Walker Black.
Gift Idea 4: Of course June is also the perfect month to keep our Dads warm with a practical yet stylish accessory. An awesome striped knit scarf in warm cherry and grey stone colours from Woolworths.
Gift Idea 5: What Dad doesn’t enjoy a few manly gifts from the ultimate adventure and outdoor store, Cape Union Mart. This super fun and very cool waterproof notepad is an option for Dads that are not quite ready to let go of the original paper and pencil route.
Gift Idea 6: Bring out your Dads inner Bear Grilles with a floating lighter for natures natural braai masters and fire starters from Cape Union Mart.
Gift Idea 7: How about our travelling Fathers who love to venture the foreign lands? A perfect handy gift is this travelling picture translator from Cape Union Mart. I also think this would be awesome for kids to share with their Dads while travelling and together they can look for the items that are in the pictures and play a bit of travelling hunt and seek.
Gift Idea 8: I know that for many Dad’s and most men in fact, a visit to their local Builders Warehouse is an adventure on its own with an array of toys that are practical and super awesome, its often hard to pick out that one special item. Why not pass the adventure onto your Dad by gifting him a Builders Warehouse voucher card? Or if golf is more to his liking, a Pro Golf Shop voucher will always go down swingingly. 😉
Gift Idea 9: For the Dads that are soccer lovers, this masculine and exceptional Beckham fragrance from Dischem is perfect for everyday casual wear.
Gift Idea 10: Every man looks good with a new watch. This classic round option from Woolworths is perfect for our Dad’s casual wear or everyday work wear. Stylishly simple!
No gift is complete without a genuine heartfelt card. Using the Fotor.com online editor, you can personalise a card for your Dad and send it to his smart phone or print it if you choose. Choose from a wide selection of templates specifically aimed at Fathers Day, add your own words and pictures for a wonderful budget and Eco-friendly option.
There you have it. 10 awesome gift ideas for our super hero South African Dads all under R300. Remember Fathers Day in SA is the 15 June. Lets make all our Dads feel special this year and spoil them with a little bit of love.
Till Next Time
Happy Fathers Day Hunting