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Stuck for what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Check out these stylish gift ideas for inspiration.
Once the domain of the dowdy, the humble backpack has had a complete makeover – like this Delton Bags canvas and cowhide pull-up from Trendhim.
A sturdy backpack crafted from durable canvas and genuine cowhide leather, this has a quick-access pocket on the front, and zippered slot in the back. Inside is a zippered pocket, and a spacious interior big enough to fit a 15″ laptop. Stylish and practical, Dad can use this for everything from work, to country walks.
How cool is this Seizmont Seymour Phantom watch? This is another classy pick from the curated range of stylish presents for Dad at Trendhim. This matt-black watch combines contemporary Danish design with Japanese quartz movement, and – the best part – a funky skeleton dial that lets you see right through to the mechanism.
You can also buy it in silver, gold and a gold/black mix; dress it up for a night out, or down for a casual weekend.
Fill Daddy’s day with his favourite memories, with this Nixplay smart photo frame. Normally £169.99, this is currently on sale for £135.99, so grab yourself a bargain.Freestanding or mounted to the wall, this digital frame allows you to upload your treasured images, and then plays them back – like flicking through a family photo album.
The simple, stylish matt-black frame looks great in any room, and a built-in sensor detects motion and turns on and off automatically. It even has a magnetic remote control, so you don’t have to get up to turn it on!
Just because we can’t go out, doesn’t mean Dad can’t have a great night in. Cocktail Porter delivers everything you need for a lockdown party – premium alcohol, mixers and garnishes, all delivered to your doorstep.
Choose from a selection of classic cocktails, including passionfruit margarita and espresso martini, which are £45 for a petite kit and £85 for a kit with a full-sized bottle. You can also buy bar equipment, including measures, citrus hand presses and mixing spoons. Cheers!
Drinks just taste better when they’re in nice glasses – don’t you think? Complement your Cocktail Porter kit with this gorgeous set of two Riedel crystal glass tumblers, from Amazon.
These smaller glasses are perfectly designed for neat pours of your favourite aperitif or post-dinner nightcap.
Lockdown has made many of us reassess our modern lives, and long for simpler times. If Dad has decided to swap convenience for tradition, he might appreciate Hunter Gather Cook. This book reminds us how our forefathers survived, foraging, growing and hunting for our own food.
It will help reconnect you to nature, teaching readers everything from starting and cooking over an open fire and catching and preparing game, to finding edible plants and creating cocktails from natural ingredients. If the book inspires you, sign yourself up for a (post-lockdown) Hunter Gather Cook day course (£160-£240, depending on the course you choose) – you’ll be living off the land in no time!
Make sure Dad always has the smoothest shave, with a six-month subscription to The Personal Barber. The first package comes with their signature safety razor and shaving brush, then every six weeks a new box of carefully curated wet shaving supplies lands on the doorstep.
Each new set contains 10 new blades and a top-up of shaving soap or cream, plus surprise goodies, such as oils, balms and scrubs. Don’t fancy committing to a regular subscription? Order a one-off kit or choose from a range of individual shaving items and stylish presents for Dad.
Give Dad a smorgasbord of brews to pick from on Father’s Day, with this Beer Hawk ‘Cheers Dad’ Craft Beer Crate from Moonpig. He’ll love taking his pick from a selection of 12 quality craft beer favourites – including premium ales, IPAs and pilsners from breweries such as Goose Island, Camden Brewery and Fourpure.
The set even comes with a fancy Beer Hawk glass, so the taste testing sesh can begin straight away. Cheers!
This Black Italian limited edition gift set is a coffee lover’s dream come true. Created in celebration of Spode’s 250th anniversary, this gift set includes four espresso cups & saucers, each intricately decorated with the iconic Italian design.
Both dishwasher and microwave safe, this is surely the perfect way to serve Dad his breakfast coffee on Father’s Day. Not just the finest earthenware, Spode is also a genuine piece of English history, having been manufactured from its Stoke-on-Trent base since 1770.
Treat Dad to a little tipple with this Gentleman Jack gift set from Moonpig, which includes a single serve bottle of Jack Daniel’s double mellowed, premium Tennessee whiskey, a ginger ale mixer and a branded whiskey tumbler.
A breather after a busy day, and a stylish present for Dad on Father’s Day.
I’m slightly obsessed with this Swedish Torch Log from Kind Wood. Once used by the Swedish army for heat and light, these torches are made from renewable kiln-dried larch wood. Carry one to your campsite or even just out to the back garden and you have your very own self-contained log fire to celebrate Father’s Day.
With a natural fire starter to get the flames going, this log burns for around three hours from the inside out and is entirely degradable, also making it kinder to the environment. Use this for ambience and warmth, or put it to work toasting marshmallows – you can even cook food over them!
Happy Father’s Day!
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