Stuck for what to buy? Take a look at some of our brilliant Father’s Day gift ideas
Words Miriam Carey
Father’s Day is approaching, so it’s time to get your thinking cap on – discerning dads are notoriously difficult to buy for. So many of the products on the high street are depressingly sexist, or patronising. We want to celebrate a dad’s individual brilliance, not crack lame jokes about brewing beer in a shed.
Read on for some great ideas for Father’s Day presents which he’ll really appreciate, and earn some points for when Mother’s Day comes back around..
Limited Edition Vinyl
The Vinyl Factory is a must visit when shopping for record fans. They have their own record label and they sell a collection of limited edition and hand crafted vinyl. Recent records include Morning Story by Toxe, Gondoliers by Rodney Graham, and Forever by Forever. Their unique venue in Soho also opens up to exhibitions, presentations, parties and trade shows.
Records from £15 vfeditions.com
Yellow Spot 12 year old Whisky
Aged for 12 years in Ireland and made up in part from spirit matured in Malaga casks, this whisky is well balanced with tropical, spicy and citrus notes and finished with flavours of stewed apple and spicy rye bread. It’s reliably tipped by whisky lovers as a moreish treat.
The really quite good British Cookbook
What happens when you ask all of the famous faces in cooking what is the go-to dish they love to cook for loved ones? Find out what Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc, Nigel Slater and Mark Hix cook for their nearest and dearest, and get it cooked for you at home. What’s not to love?
Crème de la Mer
Dads are increasingly getting in on the skincare revolution, and this rich and intensive moisturiser is a proper treat if he loves looking after himself. The famous lightweight formula is infused with nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, and promises to penetrate deep into the skin reducing fine lines and pores, and generally making him feel pampered.
£215 for 60ml mrporter.com
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim Watch
This handcrafted two-handed silver watch is a classic timepiece from Montblanc’s century-old master watch makers. Finalised with black alligator leather strap it embodies traditional craftsmanship and sophisticated grown-up fashion. It will quickly become a statement in any fashionable dad’s wardrobe – and he’ll love you for it.
Cedes Milano Bamboo and Chrome-Plated Wine Set
For the would-be sommelier this sophisticated wine set contains a corkscrew, foil cutter, and mercury filled thermometer. Trimmed with hand-worked bamboo, perfect temperature red and whites can be enjoyed in style. Encased in an elegant leather box, this is perfect for spoiling the dad in your life.
Love Brand & Co. Matching Fathers & Sons Swim Shorts
At Love Brand & Co, shorts are inspired by a love of beaches and wildlife, and we particularly love the limited edition sherbet orange white hare and tortoise print from the new Aesop’s fable collection.
These matching fathers & son shorts are designed with comfort, style and performance in mind, plus. 5% of the revenue to animal charities.
£130 and £70 lovebrand.com
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