Father’s Day is coming up fast, and what better way than celebrate these always hardworking men than by giving him an original gift from the city we reside in. There is no shortage of makers here in Beijing, and there is really no need to get him socks or underwear (again).
Bacon by Balmain Gourmet Meat Products
Yes, you read it right. Get him bacon for Father’s Day, he will thank you forever. Because, bacon that’s why! Balmain is located in Shunyi but sends his meats all over China. I have tried it, and received my meats nicely cooled on my doorstep on Saturday. Sausage for the barbie, meatballs for a sandwich; Balmain has it all, homemade and fresh. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuff Links by Antonia Sampson
Now you might think, “Cuff links – that’s not original.” Well these are; they are coins from China turned into jewelery for men. Nothing is cooler than a souvenir from the city we live in. Sampson has the cuff links for sale at the POP-Up in Sanlitun. Contact her on WeChat: AntoSamp
Tomato Chutney by Bonne Nani Jams
Looking for a condiment to go with chips, or with that Balmain bacon? Look no further – this Tomato Chutney has people raving all over Beijing, with its roasted spices and light pepper flavour. Get Dad a jar and a pint of beer, and he will be a happy camper. Check out their web store over here.
Wallet by Springsations
This seems like a unoriginal gift as well, but if you have a daddy that gets lost a lot he should have this wallet. It’s made from maps of Beijing! Springsations is a social enterprise helping single mothers, creating a work and education opportunity for mothers in need. Proceeds will help with their salaries. Check out the website here.
Aftershave from Velveteen Secret Potions
I personally struggle to find my husband’s favorite brand of aftershave, so changing it up is the way to go. VSP creates amazing potions for Beijing skins, and this product will not disappoint, calming Dad’s skin after a shave with all natural ingredients. Contact VSP on WeChat: franhanshing.
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