Weekend guide: Father’s Day gift ideas

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 15 2012 01:14 PM | Updated as of Jun 16 2012 02:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Still can’t think of a present for Dad? Several companies are offering Father’s Day gift ideas, from a new scent to a weekend getaway.

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P500 AND BELOW

Multitools set

What it is: A pouch with a nail cleaner nail file, small and big screwdrivers, a can opener, pliers, wire cutter, knife, mini-saw, bottle opener and Philips screwdriver

Ideal for: Dads who want a bit of everything in his pocket

Price: P299

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

Grooming set

What it is: A handy black leatherette case with a toothbrush with cover, tweezers, scissors, comb, nail cutter, lint remover, razor and razor cartridge nails

Ideal for: Dads who like to travel, or those who are always on the go

Price: P349

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

P500 TO P1,000

Sling bag

What it is: A bag with multiple compartments. Bag’s dimensions are 9.5 inches x 12 x 3.5

Ideal for: Dads who like to keep his things neat and organized

Price: P599

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

Bracelet set

What it is: A set containing one buff chain bracelet and one link chain bracelet in silvertone

Ideal for: Dads who like wearing jewelry and accessories

Price: P599

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

High Tea at Lobby Lounge

What it is: A quiet afternoon at the Lobby Lounge at the Makati Shangri-La hotel. Dads can relax to the music of a 14-string orchestra while enjoying tea, pastries and cakes.

Ideal for: Refined dads

Price: P680++ per person

Where to get it: Makati Shangri-La. For reservations, call (02) 840-0884 or e-mail [email protected]

Wallet and gift belt set

What it is: A classic black wallet and a reversible black and brown belt

Ideal for: Almost any type of dad

Price: P699

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

Chinese feast at Shang Palace

What it is: Set lunch or dinner at the Makati Shangri-La’s Shang Palace. Each menu offers a different variety of Cantonese cuisine prepared by executive chef Richard Thong.

Ideal for: Dads who are Chinese, or those who just love Chinese food

Price: Starts at P1,188++ per person

Where to get it: Makati Shangri-La. For reservations, call (02) 840-0884 or e-mail [email protected]

Australian barbecue in Boracay

What it is: An Australian barbecue including a ceviche bar, assorted dips with chips, pita and papadum, salads, soup, guava-glazed pork ribs, char siu prawns, beef teriyaki skewers, chicken kebab, beef kebab, barbecue lamb riblets, assorted sausages, huli-huli chicken, clams, choriburger, grilled corn, US Angus beef short plate, and desserts. Dads will get a token from Discovery Hotels sponsor Belo Men

Ideal for: Dads who love meat (in other words, almost every dad)

Price: P1,450++ per person

Where to get it: Discovery Shores Boracay. For reservations, call (02) 720-8888.

P1,001 to P2,000

Racemaster Ana Digital Sports Watch

What it is: A watch with alarm, stopwatch and light functions

Ideal for: Sporty dads

Price: P1,699

Where to get it: Avon Philippines. Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative.

Lunch at 22 Prime

What it is: A lunch buffet at 22 Prime restaurant of Discovery Suites in Pasig City. The spread includes hot and cold appetizers, salad and soup, entrees, dessert station, and a Prime Rib carving station. Available from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ideal for: Foodie dads

Price: P1,495++ per person

Where to get it: Discovery Suites in Ortigas, Pasig City. For reservations, call (02) 719-8888 or e-mail [email protected]

Brunch buffet at Escolta

What it is: A Sunday brunch buffet at The Peninsula Manila’s Escolta restaurant. Customers have the option to enjoy a glass of the hotel’s signature Brut champagne.

Ideal for: Foodie dads

Price: P1,700 per person (without a glass of champagne), P2,400 (with a glass of champagne). P1,000 for children under 12 years old

Where to get it: The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 887-2888 or 581-2288

Daddy’s day out at Market Café

What it is: Unlimited barbecue specialties and beer at Hyatt Hotel and Casino’s Market Café. The spread includes barbecued steaks, Prime Rib, beef wellington, lamb chops, and free-flowing beverages. Dads will be given a special gift.

Ideal for: Any type of dad

Price: P1,950++ per person

Where to get it: Hyatt Hotel and Casino. For reservations, call (02) 247-8666.

Dinner buffet at Circles

What it is: A scrumptious buffet featuring Asian and Western offerings at Makati Shangri-La’s Circles Event Café. Dads enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.

Ideal for: Foodie dads

Price: P1,950++ per person

Where to get it: Makati Shangri-La. For reservations, call (02) 840-0884 or e-mail [email protected]

Japanese buffet at Inagiku

What it is: A buffet featuring authentic Japanese creations such as the aburi sushi, assorted sashimi, hot and cold udon noodles and teppanyaki.

Ideal for: Dads who are Japanese, or those who just love Japanese food

Price: P1,980++ per person (lunch), P2,400++ (dinner)

Where to get it: Makati Shangri-La. For reservations, call (02) 840-0884 or e-mail [email protected]

P2,001 AND ABOVE

Azzaro Decibel Fragrance

What it is: A new masculine fragrance by Azzaro marketed as the “essence of a rock singer”

Ideal for: Dads who are young and young at heart, rocker dads

Price: P2,440 (50 ml), P3,600 (100 ml)

Where to get it: Department stores, Fresh Fragrance Bar boutiques, Art of Scent

Johnnie Walker

What it is: Different types of whisky categorized as Red Label (spicy smoky malts and lighter grains), Black Label (big whisky flavor with hints of rich fruit and smoke), Double Black (peaty and adventurous), Gold Label Reserve (smooth balance of sweet fruits and cream), Blue Label (one of the rarest whiskies from Johnnie Walker)

Ideal for: Laid-back dads, dads who like to drink

Price: P2,000 and above, depending on the type of whisky to be purchased

Where to get it: Liquor stores and selected supermarkets nationwide

Golf and brunch at Marriott

What it is: A “hole-in-one” treat where dads can play golf and enjoy a Sunday brunch. Valid on Father’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ideal for: Golfer dads

Price: P2,500 nett per person

Where to get it: Marriott Manila. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/mnlap

Father’s Day break at Makati Shangri-La

What it is: An room package which includes overnight accommodation at Makati Shangri-La hotel and buffet breakfast for two at Circles Event Café. Valid on Father’s Day weekend.

Ideal for: Any type of dad

Price: P6,500+++ for the Superior Room

Where to get it: Makati Shangri-La. For reservations, call (02) 813-888 or e-mail [email protected]

Ultimate Dad package

What it is: A luxurious weekend escape at The Peninsula Manila with accommodation, breakfast buffet, grooming at Frank Provost salon and P1,000 of food and beverage credit. Valid until June 30.

Ideal for: Dads who seriously need to take a break

Price: P7,500 (deluxe room), P8,500 (grand deluxe room), P14,500 (premier suite)

Where to get it: The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 887-2888 or 581-2288

Tagaytay weekend getaway

What it is: A father’s day package at Discovery Suites in Tagaytay which includes an overnight stay, country breakfast for two, and signature wine and cheese cocktails.

Ideal for: Any type of dad

Price: P8,500++ (overnight stay and meal), P2,000++ per person (meal only)

Where to get it: Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay. For reservations, call (02) 529-8172 or e-mail [email protected]

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