Gifts that’ll make your father’s day

Dads – as a species – are notoriously tricky to buy for. On top of that, Father’s Day creeps up on us every year meaning more often than not, in a blind panic, we settle for a hastily bought bottle of alcohol and a card and pray he likes it. This year, however, be different. Choose one of these hand-picked gifts from our thoughtful guide and be (un)surprised by how much he loves it.




1. Beautiful basics 

Armani Exchange Logo T-Shirt

 One can simply never have too many classic tees, and this offering from Armani Exchange comes in no less than eight different colourways, meaning there's a shade to suit every sartorial palette. 

Armani Exchange, Logo T-Shirt, £29.00


2. New kicks 

Lacoste Lerond Trainers

Not just for pounding the pavement, a pair of Lacoste trainers will provide Dad with a stylish and comfortable trainer to don all year round. Top of our list are these stylish plimsoll-inspired trainers with their classic embroidered crocodile sitting on the side.

Lacoste, Lerond Trainers, £58.00


3. Bottoms up

Paul Smith Mother of Pearl Cufflinks

Wedding, office party, birthday drinks - whatever the occasion he’d certainly be reaching for these mother of pearl cufflinks from Paul Smith to jazz up his shirt. Stay classy Dad.

Paul Smith, Mother of Pearl Cufflinks, £49.99


4. Let him drink coffee 

Barbour Lifestyle Tartan Travel Mug


Up the ante for his next trip to watch the footie or camping in the countryside with this classic tartan printed travel mug from Barbour. Made of 75% biodegradable materials, including bamboo and corn resin, this reusable vessel will satisfy his coffee cravings again and again.

Barbour, Lifestyle Tartan Travel Mug, £9.50


5. On our watch

Armani Exchange Quartz Mens Watch


A watch is more than a watch - it’s an investment, an heirloom, a piece of personal branding. So, for a gift that’ll mean a lot, a timeless timepiece is often the best way to go.

Armani Exchange, Quartz Mens Watch, £145.00


6. Accessory king

Levi's® Hebron Belt


Raise the stakes a little bit, thanks to this beautifully designed 100% bovine brown leather belt from the masters of denim, Levi's® zhuzh up his favourite pair of jeans in a flash.

Levi's®, Hebron Belt, £20.00


7. Top notes 

Creed Viking Cologne

There's a reason why this is one of the best-selling men's fragrances in the business. Fruity yet aromatic, Viking is a clever concoction. Fused with a woody base, it features dry sandalwood, zesty bergamot and earthy vetiver to name a few. Creed Viking Cologne is a must for those long, hot summer days.

Creed, Viking Cologne, £175.00


8. Practically perfect 

Fred Perry Block Barrel Bag


Fred Perry’s barrel bags have become a wardrobe staple for those who are partial to taking a regular weekend break. So not only will this bag earn your dad some serious style credentials, it'll also get him from A to B too.

Fred Perry, Block Barrel Bag, £80.00


9. Heaven scent 

BOSS Bottled United Eau de Parfum


Notes of wild buchu and fresh spearmint are whipped together to make this intoxicating BOSS scent. No bathroom cabinet will be complete without it.

BOSS, Bottled United Eau de Parfum, £57.00


10. Looking good

Shiseido Skin Empowering cream for men


The perfect introduction to skincare comes courtesy of Shiseido. Their Skin Empowering cream for men is formulated with Carnosine DP and Beech Bud Extract which reenergises fatigued skin, reactivates skin function and gives it a youthful-looking firmness. Sign us up.

Shiseido, Skin Empowering cream for men, £102.00