The 21st-century father is versatile, complicated and encompasses far more than the tropes of nuclear dad, handyman dad or firmly-planted-on-the-couch-or-at-the-braai dad, to the benefit of us all. This Father’s Day, we should celebrate the men in our lives by gifting them goodies that defy stereotypes and contribute to improving their wellness, their spaces and their quality of life.
This list of gifts, as random as it might seem, aims to cater to all the facets of the modern man. Fathers can be rugged, sensitive, fashionable and cringeworthy, all at once, and these gifts aim to make June 19 a day about him and the different roles he plays.
Mami Wata, a Cape Town brand now available globally, has recently released a premium cologne that highlights notes of green bar soap and the minerals of our coast. The uniquely SA scent is a considered and memorable gift that will conjure memories of nostalgia and comfort.