Looking for something other than socks and undies this father’s day?

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and if you’re stuck for gift ideas, keep reading …

Greenstone, or Pounamu, is the name given to nephrite jade which comes from the South Island. It is traditionally known as the God Stone of the Maori people and was shaped into tools, weapons, and jewellery. Maori embraced this stone as a talisman and believed in its spiritual powers to evoke strength and prosperity, to protect, express love and kinship, and to depict growth and harmony.
Maori designs carved in Greenstone have strong spiritual meanings. For Maori, they create a strong connection with their ancestors and the natural world they live in. It was believed that as a Greenstone carving was worn against the skin it absorbed some of that person’s essence. As carvings were passed down through the family they absorbed essence, creating an ancestral connection through the necklace.
Generally, Greenstone should not be bought for oneself, but given as a gift to someone else.

Watches are another great gift for Dad and are important for men, given that they wear little jewellery. A watch is essentially their expression of their personality. Choose something that suits his lifestyle. If he’s a farmer or into sports, then it’s good to get a watch that’s durable and can resist a few hard knocks. If he keeps up-to-date with the latest technology, the new Fossil Smart watches are a great option.

For the Dad who wears suits and dress shirts, cuff links are an excellent gift. And there are some cool designs you can get to match his style or personality. A neck chain or a pendant is an awesome gift for the Dad who is inclined to wear more than just a watch. And our range of zirconium men’s rings make a great dress ring option.

If you are stuck for a gift idea, come and view our fantastic array of greenstone, watches and men’s jewellery in-store – our team would love to help you choose the perfect option