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Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

Good ole Dad. He probably helped you buy your first car, stayed up to make sure you got home safely on a Saturday night or carried the heavy furniture when you moved out of home.  

No doubt he’s looking forward to a lie-in, some quiet time with the newspaper and a fry-up breakfast, but Walker and Hall have a great range of Dad-friendly gifts to take him by surprise this Sunday. 

Our personal favourite is the iconic sterling silver shilling ring.  There is an authentic, vintage New Zealand shilling at the centre of each ring adding a taste of history and a reminder of Dad’s childhood or life as a young adult. 


History of the New Zealand shilling

The first New Zealand shilling was minted in 1933 and features a Maori warrior carrying a taiaha on one side and King George V on the other.   Monarchs changed over time, but the Maori warrior remained, and the shilling was minted until 1965 to make way for dollars and cents which were introduced in 1967.  

Though one shilling (20 shillings per pound) doesn’t sound like it would get you far, back in 1950 the average New Zealand weekly wage was about nine pounds (180 shillings) and this covered all family necessities such as rent, food, clothing, bills and extras.


For more great Father’s Day ideas check out:


Under $100

New Zealand flag cufflinks – keeps Dad patriotic!

Greenstone toki pendant -  a symbol of determination, control, strength, focus and hope. 


Under $250

Titanium rounded men’s band – elegant, brushed matte finish with polished edges.

Rectangular signet ring – the ideal ring for engraving,  Walker and Hall have four classic fonts to choose from.

Onyx rectangular cufflinks – a style that never goes out of fashion.


Under $350

Oval Onyx Signet ring – With bold onyx & sterling silver signet ring, this is the ring for a true gentleman! 

Black zirconium sanded finished ring - Mark a special occasion with this striking piece, perfect for everyday wear.


Under $400

Bevelled edge men’s ring - Made from Cobalt Chrome this ring stands up to all the knocks and bumps.  Four times harder than Platinum, 5x harder than Gold and 7x harder than Silver.  The ultimate contemporary metal. 

Black zirconium sanded finished ring - Masculine and stylish, this sophisticated band is carefully crafted from black zirconium and features a sanded finished. 




Whichever you choose, take advantage of Walker and Hall’s free gift wrapping and shipping services to make buying for your Dad even easier.  Additionally, rings can be resized, or custom made in any ring size (please note a resizing charge may apply).

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