Even though it comes around every year, buying a Father’s Day gift is never an easy task. How do you go about picking a present that perfectly conveys your love and gratitude to the man who raised you? Such a gift probably doesn’t exist, so we’ll settle for something he’ll just like a lot. We’ve hand-picked 10 thoughtful presents that we hope will do just that.
A wallet falls under the umbrella of “classic” gifts – it’s a practical present, sure, but it also shows you’ve noticed their current one is looking a little tired around the edges. So it ticks the thoughtful box, too. This one has been crafted in Italy from premium grained leather and has plenty of card slots inside. The rich green colour is a departure from more traditional black or brown, but no less sophisticated.
The Grooming Gift
If your dear old dad is the sort to put himself last, why not give the gift of self-care this Father’s Day? Or at least something that’ll help him look after himself in luxury. This smart leather Gaucho’ grooming roll (made by one of our favourite brands Mantidy) contains everything he’ll need to keep his nails in tip top condition: clippers in two sizes, scissors, a file, tweezers and a pocket pen knife.
The scent someone chooses to wear is intensely personal, ergo, it’s an intensely personal sort of gift. That also means it’s a present you’ll want to put a bit of thought into. Don’t tell dad, but 19-69 is one of those brands that pretty much does all the deep thinking for you. The perfume specialist is an expert storyteller with each scent weaving a rich, intoxicating yarn. This one is inspired by Helmut Newton’s infamous Le Smoking picture - it’ll be a hit with fans of clean, fresh fragrances.
The Work Of Art
Another gift that shows you’ve put time and care into your choice, art is an unorthodox present, but in our experience always goes down well. Particularly if it’s something they love but are not likely to splurge on themselves. The Skateroom subverts iconic pieces of art by printing them on skate decks designed to hung on the wall. Admirers of Andy Warhol will appreciate this triptych, but there’s have a Keith Haring pentaptych available.
If you’re anything like the majority, you likely regarded socks as an unworthy present in your younger years. But part of growing up is realising just how great a gift they truly are. Where would we be, after all, without decent socks? This pair is knitted from comfy cotton-blend in Italy and has a discreet bunny pattern all over – a nod to Paul’s good luck charm.
The Wash Bag
For those who love to travel, anything that makes the hassle of packing a little more streamlined will always go down well. A wash bag (or dopp kit for those on the other side of the pond) fits the bill nicely and is the sort of thing he’ll use trip after trip. This one is made from hard-wearing cotton-blend canvas, has a handy leather carry strap and is detailed with our classic Signature Stripe.
The AirPod Case
The most difficult sorts of people to buy gifts for are those who tend to buy everything they need or want themselves – which, inevitably, leaves you with limited options when it comes to purchasing essential items as presents. That’s where luxury pieces, like this leather AirPod case come in. Is it an absolute can’t-live-without necessity? No. But it is a very nice thing to have.
The Coffee Set
If your dad is the outdoorsy type, then you need scroll no further. With summer on the horizon, it can only mean one thing: he’s got a camping trip planned. To tell the truth, anything from cult Japanese brand Snow Peak (a new addition at Paul Smith) will put a smile on his face, but this dual-purpose coffee maker will elicit the biggest of grins. It can be used at home and on the move as well as as a percolator or as a pourover system.
Much like jewellery, typically cufflinks aren’t something you’re likely to spoil yourself with. It follows, then, that they fall into the category of gift that tends to hold sentimental value. If your old man is a football fan, these silver ones are sure to go down a treat, but there’s also plenty of other idiosyncratic designs at Paul Smith that we’d wager he’ll take a shine to, including bicycle ones, a pencil pair and even matchsticks.
Not all toolboxes are created equal – and if you were searching for the proof, then this would be an irrefutable example of it. Known across Japan for its durability and versatility, this Trusco toolbox is a truly timeless design. If your dad isn’t the DIY type, it can also be used to store art supplies, knick knacks and any other bits and bobs.
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