Rather than the usual top 10, we thought we’d go one better and guide you through our top 11 gifts for father’s day…you know he doesn’t want another pair of socks.
An Exceptional Outfit for An Exceptional Man
What do you get the man who has everything? A consultation with Sammy Aki; the Groom Style Consultant, that’s what. With warmer weather making an appearance it’s the perfect time for him to update his summer wardrobe. Sammy delivers the finest in British Tailoring, Shirting, Shoes, Accessories and Swimwear know-how, so he’ll be summer ready in as little as two hours.
Consultations start from £125 p/h; sammyaki.com
50 food stalls, celebrity chefs, art and live music all in one place. Sound good? Buy him a ticket so he can taste the city at London Evening Standard’s badass Night Market, this June 7 – 18 at Perks Field, Kensington.
Visit londonfoodmonth.co.uk for more info and to book
Say it with Beer
If he’s as witty as we like to think we are, say Happy Fathers Day with our ‘Beer Makes You Lean’ card. However if his body is his temple, how about our Cycling, Triathlon, Golf or Rugby cards? A lover of fine detail? Check out our Tower Bridge and Galleon cards. High quality, hand assembled, hand stitched pop-up greeting cards. We have something for everyone and we guarantee he’ll love his card so much it’ll be on display for the rest of the year.
Prices start from as little as £5; cardology.co.uk
Planet Friendly Wellbeing
Introduce him to Ohros, 100% soy wax vegan friendly scented candles hand-poured in East London. We especially love them because like ours, their products are made with great care and attention to detail and make you feel good. No frills, no excess and no additives means Ohros can focus on delivering the best product possible. Amber and Bergamont, Nut Butter and By The Fire are three of our favs.
Ohros Hand Poured Soy Wax Candles; £12 ohros.com
If he’s an avid traveller, he’ll love Ili. Created by Japanese company, Logbar, this instant language translator works without data and wifi so can be used anywhere his travels take him. It currently only works with English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese but more languages can be added over time. Soon to be released in the UK, it will retail for around £160.
We love a fellow crafter, especially one that’s able to marry humour and sentiment. Enter Lovely JoJo’s. Order a personalised hand-drawn pie chart print for your dad this father’s day and fill it with whatever you feel describes him best. Hint: you can make it as amusing or sentimental as you wish – we know which vibe we’re going for.
Personalised Pie Chart Print £30; notonthehighstreet.com
Pampered and Prepped
Men need to feel good too. Show him how special he is by treating him to a luxurious full body massage at the idyllic timeless heritage hotel that is Rosewood London. He’ll be transported as soon as he steps through the archway entrance; by the time he reaches the Luxury Sense Spa he’ll be singing your praises.
Full body massage starts from £90; sensespalondon.com
They’ve been out for a while; you don’t want him to feel left out. Contemporary, stylish and uber practical with up to 8 hours of battery life, pick him up a pair of Beats X wireless headphones.
Beats by Dr Dre Beats X Wireless In-Ear Headphones £129.95; johnlewis.com
Virtual Reality Headset
Samsung have taken it there; they’ve updated the Samsung Gear VR to include motion control and an accompanying wireless controller which enables a higher level of interactivity. It’s lighter and also pairs with older Samsung phones. If your dad’s got his finger on the tech pulse, he’ll have this on his wish list already.
Samsung Gear VR Headset (2017) With Controller £119.99; carphonewarehouse.com
If he’s a new dad with a penchant for rap he’ll appreciate The Rap ABC book; a fun way to teach his bambino their ABC. It features Eazy-E, Missy Elliot and Biggie Smalls, amongst other Hip-Hop legends. A portion of each sale is donated to music youth programs – how’s that for a double good deed.
Pre-order The Rap ABC Board Book, around £15; rapabc.com
Whether he’s organised up to the hilt or super messy, he can keep his stationary all in one place with this ‘lego style’ stationery kit by Supaform. They combine sculpture, painting, design and architecture to create their unique pieces so this desk tidy is one that will be proudly displayed.
K-1 Stationery Kit, around £69; supaformshop.com