Racing into June like it’s grand prix season, our ed’s all about boys and their toys … gifts for dads and their lads.
Let’s get this vroom vroom started. For dads who’re massive car enthusiasts, The Classic Car Book by Giles Chapman is a spectacular celebration of the most iconic vintage cars. Lavishly illustrated, this wonderful Dorling Kindersley book boasts more than 1300 photos of the key classic cars from the 1940s to the 1980s … it puts you into the driver’s seat of Bentleys and Mercedes, Ferraris and Aston Martins, of the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird, and the Jaguar C-type. It boasts being the definitive visual history of cars, and it delivers. R604 from exclusivebooks.co.za
A new Chuck 70, inspired by the original Converse x Comme des Garçons design, pairs the infamous logo with the collaboration’s first-ever red foxing. Because icons always find new ways to push boundaries. Limited edition, high top sneakers, from R2200 from converse.co.za
Dunhill Icon Racing is a fragrance which embodies the spirit of racing … for the thrill seeker, for the man who gets an adrenaline rush from driving fast. All citrus, black pepper, cedarwood and amber, it’s R1899 from Dis-Chem, Clicks, Edgars, Foschini, and Truworths.
Beats Studio Buds noise-cancelling earphones in bright, racy red. R2299 from istore.co.za
Are we there yet? It’s going to be a long drive. Pack up a copy of i-Spy Cars – a boredom-beating, inter-active, pocket-sized book packed with facts, photos and fantastic spy-it-score-it fun! Kids will have a great time collecting points with more than 140 car models to find. From Minis and Fiats to Maseratis and Ferraris, they’ll learn about all types of cars. R89 from Exclusive Books.
You may not have the car but you can certainly have the scent. Bentley Momentum Unbreakable for men who’re driven! R1499 from Truworths.
For dads, or their sons … these Skullcandy Hesh Evo Wireless Earphones have powerful 40mm drivers, exceptional acoustics and easy, convenient controls which allow you to take calls, adjust volume and change tracks without reaching for your phone. The hinges fold flat and collapse, so easy to pack up when you travel, have 36 hours of battery life and, for emergencies, there’s a Rapid Charge feature which gives you three hours of battery life for ten minutes of charging. What’s more, you won’t lose them … they have built-in Tile technology that allows you to ‘dial’ them from the Tial app when you misplace them. R1999 from istore.co.za
Want votes for The Best Dad Ever? This Mercedes AMG GTR 12V electric ride-on car for kids is every little car fanatic’s dream. R3100 from takealot.com
Don’t drink and drive … but when you’re home from the race track, or while you’re watching the grand prix on the telly, put a couple of skilpadjies and a rump on the fire, and open a bottle of The Dry Land Collection Joseph’s Legacy 2019, an elegant wine with a silky (chequered flag) finish. R150 from perdeberg.co.za