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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

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It is easier to get a gift for acquaintances or strangers on festive seasons, but it is not so easy when it comes to loved ones. It is often difficult to think of great gift ideas, especially when it comes to loved ones like a parent or significant other. So using the borrowed expertise of The Verge’s staff, who’ve put together a list of some things we think would make great Father’s Day gifts, or might give you inspiration for your own Father’s Day gift idea.

Although the shops are mostly based in the US, take your time to customize it to your fit and enjoy the flexibility of the ideas by using our local shops at Chandarana Foodplus, Carrefour Supermarket, Jumia, Kilimall and the like.

Get ahead of the coffee table conversations with how equipped you are with the best gifts ever.

These are things that have either served their staff well, or are things they wish they had. And so, compiled below is a list of 12 things, from Bonavita’s new matte black electric kettle to coasters designed by the creator of the iconic original Macintosh icons, that would be a great gift for any parent at any reasonable price point.

 

AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE
Amazon’s latest Paperwhite is its best one yet, with an improved design and waterproofing, making it perfect for catching up on some books at the beach this summer. Price: ~Ksh 14,000
Buy on:
Amazon

 

 

 

 


BEDSIDE ESSENTIALS POCKET

For those limited on space, this bedside pocket is a great way to consolidate lots of gear without requiring a whole nightstand. Price: ~Ksh 1,700
Buy on:
Uncommon Goods

 

 

 

 


BONAVITA ELECTRIC KETTLE

The sleek gooseneck spout lets you pour with precision to make pour-over coffee. It’s an elegant way to start your morning. Price: ~Ksh 13,500
Buy on:
Kitchen Kapers

 

 

 

 


CUISINART CLASSIC ENAMELED CAST IRON

Cast iron skillets are fantastic, and this enameled pan offers all the benefits of cast iron, without having to worry about taking proper care of the seasoning, making cleanup and prep even easier. Price: ~Ksh 5,000
Buy on:
Amazon
Walmart

 

 

 


MEGAPRO RATCHETING 13-IN-1 SCREWDRIVER

Oftentimes, you don’t need a whole toolbox to get the job done, just a screwdriver or two. So why not get one that will be able to do almost everything, with ratcheting that could prevent you from straining your wrist. Price: ~Ksh 3,800
Buy on:
Amazon
Walmart

 

 

 


MONDAINE WATCH

Mondaine’s watches offer a clean, simple style based on Swiss railway clocks. They look good for casual or formal wear. Price: ~Ksh 20,800
Buy on:
Amazon

 

 

 

 


NAUTICA CARRY-ON SUITCASE

For whatever your travel plans might be, you always need a good, dependable piece of luggage. This Nautica suitcase is small enough to carry on a plane, surprisingly sturdy, and the spinner wheels make it easy to roll around in multiple directions. Price: ~Ksh 11,000
Buy on:
Amazon

 

 

 


POPSOCKET

This decorative round disk attaches to the back of your phone, then folds out accordion-style to provide a useful handhold or stand to prop your phone on a flat surface. Pop the disk back in to get it out of the way — or just for the fun of it. Price: ~Ksh 2,000
Buy on:
PopSocket

 

 

 


THINOPTICS GLASSES

If you’re always misplacing your reading glasses, these will make sure you never struggle to read the fine print: the foldable glasses hang from your keychain or sit in your wallet. Price: ~Ksh 3,500
Buy on:
ThinOptics

 

 

 


UNIQLO SLIPPERS

A cozy pair of slippers will not only keep your toes toasty, but protect your feet from errant Legos and coffee table-stubbing mishaps. Price: ~Ksh 2,500
Buy on:
Uniqlo

 

 

 

 

 

The information here is for ideas only, that’s why we did not endorse local shops – local shops do not influence editorial content. For more information, contact us, we would be glad to help. Prices displayed are based on the MSRP at time of posting.



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