With Father’s Day approaching on Sunday 19th June, we’ve rounded up the best gifts to help you say thank you / sorry for being a pain in the bum / can I borrow a tenner because I bought you that great gift for Father’s Day.
The name says it all, and that’s why we love it: no beating around the bush or masquerading as a conveniently placed ‘stone’ or artful diffuser. This citrus and floral tincture “combats the malodorous” - this is the perfect joke present that you’ll find half empty in his suspiciously-fragrant bathroom a couple of months later.
We love this Swedish brand’s functional baggage essentials. Leather details give this nylon case a quality finish, while an inner 15 inch laptop and iPad sleeve, two inner slip pockets, and outer and inner zipper pockets ensure he’ll have the most organised bag in his office.
A budget-friendly option that will leave a lasting impression, this mouth-watering jam created by East London restaurant Eat17 is smoky, sticky and moreish. Don’t be surprised if he starts spreading it on the most unlikely of surfaces – he’ll quickly discover there’s very little bacon jam doesn’t go with.
Upgrade his hat collection with this bucket hat from Danish brand, Rains. Crafted in their signature lightweight, durable and waterproof fabric, you’ll add style credibility to his practical requirements.
True spirit drinkers will know that purity is paramount, and they wouldn’t dare dilute their tipple with the likes of ice. These freezable cubes of recycled soapstone will chill his spirit or prolong the heat of his tea or coffee when microwaved.
We know what you’re thinking – who the hell spends £55 on a pencil?! Give us a minute to explain; this isn’t any pencil, it’s a Tom Dixon pencil, and any design aficionado would appreciate that the difference between a four pack of Staedtler HBs and this brass wand is like comparing a pack of wax crayons to a set of oil paints. You probably begged your parents to buy you a Parker in WHSmith when you were 14 - it’s time to return the favour.
The Brighton Beard Company Father’s Day Conditioning Gift Set Box, £30
And of course, one for the furry fathers. Our limited edition gift set includes The Miller's beard shampoo bar, a 10ml Old Joll's beard oil and a 60ml Creampot Tom's beard balm to give his beard the TLC it deserves. Not only will this set save you 10% on the individual products, but you can choose the scents of his oil and balm – top marks for thoughtfulness.