The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

Zoe Gunn

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10 June 2022

From smooth spirits to top notch tech, we’ve got suggestions for every kind of dad

10 June 2022 Zoe Gunn | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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ather’s Day is just around the corner on 19 June and, with last few being Zoom-obligatory washouts, your old man is sure to appreciate a truly impressive gift this year. Dads, however, can be deceptively hard to buy for. Sure, he’s really into golf/whisky/cooking/craft beer (delete as appropriate) but he’s also bought himself every conceivable accessory and piece of kit going for his chosen hobby. It pays, then, to look beyond the obvious to find something timeless that he’d never think to buy for himself but is guaranteed to love. From personalised spirits to Savile Row-worthy style and brilliant grooming products, here’s our ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for 2022.

Wines & Spirits

Belvedere Vodka Bespoke Silver Sabre magnum, £145, clos19.com; Lanson Rosé Fruit Market limited edition champagne, £55, thechampagnecompany.com; New World of Whisky tasting set, £49.95, thewhiskyexchange.com; Fen Chew Blue Flower baijiu, £150, harrods.com; Pre-mixed cocktails, from £6 each, harveynichols.com

Few and far between are the fathers who don’t enjoy a tipple or two and, whether your dad is a cognac connoisseur or a whisky whizz, you’ll be thanked for calling on the experts to make your selection. Thankfully, a boom in specialist online retailers means you'll never be short on suggestions when it comes to finding your dad's next favourite drink. When it comes to whisky you can’t go wrong with a discovery set – especially if he's an avid fan who loves trying a new single malt. The Whisky Exchange's New World tasting set features miniatures from India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan. Alternatively, gift him a bottle of baijiu – possibly the world's most popular spirit you've never heard of. Boasting 6,000 years of Chinese heritage, serve over ice to savour the sophisticated herbal and umami flavours.

For something really memorable, meanwhile, Belvedere's personalisable magnum comes in a laser cut metallic bottle that couldn't be chicer. Of course, not every man is into spirits, and if your dad favours the noble grape then how about a bottle of limited edition Lanson Rosé Fruit Market? Housed in a summery gift box it's the perfect addition to your dad’s home bar, as are Harvey Nichols' delectable pre-mixed cocktails.

Grooming

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club eau de cologne, £116, johnlewis.com; Nursem hand cream home and away set, £30, spacenk.com; Adam Grooming Atelier shaving set, £155, harrods.com; Therabody Theragun Elite treatment, £375, selfridges.com; Bamford London steel and carbon fibre manicure set, £850, mrporter.com

We’re of the humble opinion that no man ‘doesn’t do’ grooming – he just hasn't found the right products yet. How better, then, to introduce your father to the wonderful world of moisturisers and serums than with Adam Grooming Atelier's shaving set? Containing shaving cream and shaving balm, alongside tools inspired by Istanbul's classic barber shops, it’s a guaranteed game-changer. Complete the set with Bamford London's elegant stainless steel and carbon fibre manicure set and finish with Nursem's retro-style hand creams. This handy duo includes a full-size pump bottle for home and a handy travel size he can keep on him wherever he goes.

Sporty dads have likely had Therabody's cult Theragun massager on their wishlist for months: impress him with the new Elite model which features speed control and a whole host of attachments to loosen even the toughest knots. Finally, Acqua di Parma has once again teamed up with Father & Son Day to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. It will be donating 10 per cent of all retail sales of its new Colonia C.L.U.B. fragrance made through John Lewis in June 2022 to the cause. Smell good and feel great? We're sold.

Watches & Jewellery

Santos de Cartier steel watch, £6,450, watches-of-switzerland.co.uk; Antrim bangle, £195, lylies.com; Tom Wood Tarot Temperance gold-plated necklace, £260, matchesfashion.com; Coco enamel cufflinks, £250, kiki.co.uk; Laurence Graff signature diamond band, £5,900, graff.com

If you’re looking to really push the boat out this Father’s Day a fine mechanical timepiece is sure to wow even the most discerning of dads. For a design that he can wear for decades to come, allow us to point you in the direction of Cartier's Santos de Cartier watch, with its timeless steel bracelet and classically styled square dial. Equally likely to be cherished are Kiki McDonough's enamel cufflinks, which will add a pop of colour to even the plainest of white shirts, and Tom Wood's tarot necklaces, each of which is based on a different fortune-telling symbol. If your dad prefers to make a more bold style statement, Graff's unisex Laurence Graff diamond band will add more than a little bit of sparkle to his everyday outfits.

Style

Corridor tie-dye cardigan, £290, mrporter.com; Cuban linen shirt, £109, percivalclo.com; Braided belt, £50, asket.com; Turtle recycled polyester father and son swim short set, £110, galagojoe.com; Westbourne sunglasses, £180, taylormorriseyewear.com; Panama weekender bag, £1,240, smythson.com

While we’d never suggest you be so bold as to buy clothes for your mother, dads tend to be a little more relaxed and open with their style. The perfect opportunity, then, to introduce him to some brands he may not previously have considered. Take, for example, Corridor’s colourful cardigan made at a second-generation family-run atelier in Peru specialising in knitting techniques. Or perhaps Percival’s Cuban shirt, crafted in 100 per cent linen and finished with coconut buttons, is more his style? Dads with young sons, meanwhile, are guaranteed to fall for Galago Joe's father-and-son matching swim short set, 10 per cent of the profits from which will be donated to Local Ocean Conservation.

If you feel more comfortable gifting the finishing touches, we’d recommend you go down the versatile and made-to-last route. Asket’s braided leather belt and Taylor Morris's hexagonal sunglasses are great additions to any man’s collection while Smythson’s Panama leather weekend bag is perfect for finally persuading your dad to ditch his beaten old suitcase.

Home & Lifestyle

R+D.Lab Helg glass carafe, £90, matchesfashion.com; Luisa Beccaria tumblers, £83, ssense.com; Meisterstück Glacier Solitaire fountain pen, £1,490, montblanc.com; Father’s Day barbeque hamper, £100, harveynichols.com; Mulo x HH slippers, £145, hamiltonandhare.com

If your dad is an interiors guru or whizz with the pots and pan there can be few more luxurious upgrades to his drinks cabinet than Luisa Beccaria's colourful ombre tumblers and R+D.Lab's sunshine yellow carafe. Harvey Nichols, on the other hand, has put together a hamper perfect for dads who can't get enough of the grill, packed with barbeque essentials including an apron, condiments and chef's cloth. If all else fails, you can never go wrong with a timeless Montblanc pen or pair of super-soft Mulo x Hamilton and Hare slippers. An absolute classic.

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