15 gifts to treat dad this Father’s Day
Father's day incoming! (It's 21 Jun for all you naughty children). If you're stuck on what to buy the paternal figures in your life, here, take some inspo from us.
I like it chunky!
Is he a chocolate lover – how about a delicious boxed Father’s Day Triple Chocolate Brownie from Leamington Spa’s award-winning Blue Basil Brownies? Not only delicious but featured in the Vogue hot-list. This is a new creation with chunks of dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate smothered in fudgy, chewy chocolate fudge brownie. Suitable for vegetarians (not vegans), the 700g tray bake will easily cut into 10-12 rich slices. Available for delivery from June 10 and last preferred delivery date, June 19).
Give him a taste of the UK’s first and only hand-crafted smoked rum made here in the West Midlands at an independent distillery Hampton-In-Arden, Solihull. It’s stocked and delivered by Slurp in Leamington Spa. An intensely smoky rum with hints of burnt treacle and apples, expect a fiery finish.
Heard of Harry’s? It’s a razor subscription service (basically like the Netflix of shaving), starting from £14 for eight blades every two months. Get dad kickstarted with this limited edition gift set – each handle is totally unique, plus you can get it engraved for an added personal touch.
King of the Grill
For dads who’d happily spend all summer, beer in hand, hanging out by the grill this cookbook from DJ BBQ is a no brainer with over 40 crowd-pleasing burger recipes including lockjaw beef, char su pork and the super-duper triple aged burger of excellence (sounds pretty good, right?).
You can count on Paul Smith to make a Hawaiian shirt look cool. This tailored number with contrasting rust and blue screen print is totally chic.
Any bloke is sure to love these understated trunks from Reiss (almost as much as you love this picture). The retro stripe is totally stylish and channels 50s deck chairs, ideal for beaching or lounging in the garden.
The hip flask is a gentleman’s ultimate accessory (on Peaky Blinders, anyway) and this reusable water bottle from HIP offers a quirky take. Take your pick from six colours, plus profits fund the removal of plastic from waterways so you’re doing your bit for the planet too.
Want to treat the paternal figure in your life? The latest Apple Watch Series 5 with all the mod cons – call, text, music, health – should do the trick. There are loads of strap options from sporty to steel, but we’re coveting this luxury Hermès leather wrap-around.
£489 (strap only)
We love the industrial aesthetic of this geometric brass wine rack from Cox & Cox. It’s serves trendy Art Deco vibes and holds up to 14 bottles.
How funky are these retro analogue clocks from Habitat? They can sit free standing, or be hung on the wall and will make the perfect addition to any office or man cave.
Men need a good skincare routine too, you know! From the guys behind Cowshed, this new daily moisturiser is packing natural ingredients, plus hyaluronic acid and hydrating crambe oil. Full marks for the sustainable, masculine packaging.
Light it up
Coolest desk lamp ever? We think so. Find it online at super-stylish British interiors brand OKA.
From indie brand Ridson & Ridson, this handmade denim apron with leather straps and metal poppers will ensure dad tends to the BBQ in style. Also available in black.
Slide to slide
Dad will love a pair of sliders from Birkenstock – waterproof, super-comfy and a dead cert for horrifying teens. The shoe comes in a more muted blue or black, but we’re opting for this funky tangerine.