Here are six impending words you need to get crazy excited about an imminent road closure…The annual Stones Corner Christmas Market. Big, big yes! This year, on the 3rd day of Christmas you can expect just as much charm and entertainment as last year’s dazzling twilight street markets. Foodie friends, you have been notified. Come with your stomachs bare and your pockets fully lined!
It’s less than a month until Christmas – yes that is right, not even four weeks! – and the silly season is well and truly upon us. And with that comes gift giving and part of that includes buying a present for dear old Dad. If you are anything like me, finding something for Dad can be challenging if not a bit painful. We do our best to avoid giving the old reliable yet somewhat clichéd socks and undies but sometimes it seems impossible. To help you out, here is a list of Brisbane’s best bets for the father figure this festive season.
Clothing wise, fashion house Scotch and Soda is a must. With an array of men’s apparel, from floral shorts to the more formal chino, there are pants for every type of dad here. These can be teamed with a comprehensive range of tees, polos and button ups. But if you’re thinking of shirts – who could go past the classic white linen from Witchery?! The perfect addition to any Dad’s wardrobe, this one will be a staple for years.
For those with a bit more cash to splash, an aromatic cologne, a stylish watch, or leather wallet are always a welcome gift – because let’s face it, everyone likes to be indulged. For the Techo’s , a set of portable speakers may be the way to go or if you’re Dad’s a bit more on the organized side a 2015 diary and fountain pen could prove winners.
For the Dads that are a bit harder to buy for, a bottle of grog is always appreciated. A good whiskey, a fine wine or Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum can add plenty of Christmas cheer. For a good holiday read over the festive season, a best-selling thriller will go down well.
Whether your dad’s a style icon, a chic geek or just loves to relax with a glass and a good book, he will be sure to appreciate the extra thought you put into his pressie this Christmas earning you definite brownie points.
Pictured: swim shorts with allover printed Hawaiian designs by Scoth & Soda, John Grisham: Gray mountain via QBD the Bookshop, Swatch Watch “Dark Rebel”, Witchery “White Shirt”, Tom Ford “Noir De Noir”, Status Anxiety “Perez Tan” wallet, Soniq Carbon Bluetooth speakers, Maker’s Mark Whisky, Zu “Titan” Boat shoe, Kikki K Diary and Pen.