By Natalie Foxwell
Sunday, June 17 is Father’s Day, so just in case you need a little inspiration, we are here to help. We’ve selected a few unique pieces from around Shanghai that are ready and waiting for you to buy.
Among her gorgeous range of accessories, jewelry designer Antonia Sampson has unique cufflinks that are bound to add a nice touch to dad’s suit. Choose between the silver 1 yuan coin (RMB450), gold-plated 5 yuan coin (RMB495) or, for a splash of color, her silver and enamel double happiness cufflinks which come in blue, amber or turquoise (RMB650). To inquire, contact her Shanghai representative via WeChat ID: RachelMay86.
Scan the QR Code for Rachel May.
Doc's Barbershop is a traditional barbershop with classic cuts (RMB328) and straight razor shaves (RMB328) for the men in Shanghai. For Father’s Day, book dad for a haircut and hot towel shave (RMB528) or take advantage of their 'Father & Son' package (RMB428 for one dad and one son aged 3-12). Either way, dad will enjoy a complimentary Jameson Whiskey, beer or soft drink while he's there. They have two locations around town, Kangding Lu and Kerry Parkside Hotel. Gift vouchers are available, and walk-ins can be accommodated, or make an appointment to ensure the time you want.
Scan the QR Code for Doc's Barbershop. See Listings for Kangding Lu and Kerry Parkside Hotel.
With extensive showrooms in Puxi and Pudong, DTL Furniture has something for every home, and especially for dad this Father’s Day. Our recommendation for the perfect keepsake is a sleek bar cabinet. They store up to 35 bottles with additional space for glasses and other accessories. These cabinets are easy to move and become the focal point of a party, then neatly folded way when not in use. The larger bar cabinets come in five colors with six designs, while the smaller swivel bar tables are available in six colors and designs. Both options can also be custom made to your desire and engraving for dad can be arranged. Current sale price for the bar range is between RMB4,980-6,500.
Scan QR code for DTL Furniture. See listing here.
Garden Books is a ‘go-to’ place to pick up a book for dad. They stock a great range of biographies, and notably, Garden Books has a decent collection of Shanghai history books and street chronicles that’ll make enjoyable bedside reads or something for the coffee table. The bookstore’s own Chinese shanshui greeting cards are also unique and make the perfect accompaniment to any gift you’ve already prepared. Open daily, 10am-10pm.
See listing for Garden Books here.
The Gent Box
TheGentBox is a subscription gift box containing six men’s lifestyle fashion accessories along with travel, technology and grooming products that are delivered every month to dad. The selection for each box is handpicked by the team at THEGENTBOX to match a specific theme. From RMB198 a month, surprise dad this Father’s Day with a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year and ensures he stays on top of current trends. Subscriptions are available for 1-month, 6-months or 12-months. For more information visit their website or contact their official WeChat ID: thegentbox.
Scan the QR code for THEGENTBOX.
Happy Ink creates canvas prints that perfectly sum up how you feel about dad. Choose from their standard range or order a custom-made print of your design. Whether it’s a “We love you to the moon and back” print, or you create a family pushpin travel map to show where you’ve been, Happy Ink is bound to have a canvas that inspires your dad and reminds him how loved he is. Their canvases range in size and start from 20x20 centimeters at RMB100.
Scan the QR code for Happy Ink.
RJ Clothing is an exclusive tailoring experience founded in Shanghai, specializing in the premium production of made-to-measure menswear and accessories. This Father’s Day, treat dad to their personalized service and take advantage of an exclusive offer. For all Urban Family dads, quote promotional code 'RJClothingInUrbanFamily' when booking your appointment. With any purchase of a summer blazer, you will receive a complimentary pair of tailored shorts (valued at RMB450). They also have a June special with their linen shirts (buy two, get one free) and until August, clients can purchase three pairs of funky socks for RMB99. Make an appointment or visit their pop-up store, open 10am-5pm every Saturday at Above the Globe in Jingan where dad can enjoy premium whisky by Chivas Regal with his appointment.
Scan the QR code for RJ Clothing.
Straight up Razors
For Father’s Day Straight up have collaborated with Papertiger SH to create a range of gift sets for dad. The high-class shaving gear is handmade and complimentary gift wrapped for Father’s Day. Shaving sets are priced at RMB528 (brush, bowl, soap), RMB758 (Mach 3 razor and stand) and RMB1,288 (complete kit). To inquire, contact the designer via WeChat ID: straightup-razors or visit their website and online store for purchasing.
See Father's Day dining options here.
This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).