It’s Father’s Day on 21 June – and dads are notoriously difficult to buy for. Fear not, though; our guide below has a present to satisfy even the most tricky of fathers…
Do you always struggle to think of good Father’s Day gift ideas outside of the usual socks and ties? Wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day this year with a present he’ll really want to receive with our unique ideas.
From the best headphones for a music lover, to treats for a foodie dad and classic fragrances and grooming treats to please everyone, we have the gift for you. Even if your dad is the man who has everything, we have Father’s Day gift ideas that he will never have heard of and the latest gadgets he won’t have been able to get his hands on yet.
So forget the dull presents this year and get him something special from our round-up of the best Father’s Day gifts on the high street…
The most common present can be classy, too. Pantherella has been making fine quality, quirkily designed socks since 1937 and are, we reckon, the best in the world (partly down to the hand-linked seams on the toes that make them exceptionally comfy).
Nine Muse Leather will create a personalised, hand-stitched and hand-stamped key fob with any message you like. It?s practical as well as thoughtful ? and looks a lot more pricey than
Why buy whisky when you can make it? The ?Age Your Own Whisky? Kit is ideal for dads who want to dabble with making their own unique version, and includes two bottles of single-malt spirit as well as a mini white-oak barrel for ageing (plus a serving spout when it comes to supping).
A proper gent needs a proper scent. The lovely gift scent of four colognes from traditional barber?s Trumpers come complete with the distinctive Trumper crown stopper (and smell divine).
Most fathers are real softies at heart, and the ?Dear Dad ? From You to Me Book? works by asking questions designed to make your dad reflect back on his life, with blank spaces for him to include memorable photographs and notes. When the book is complete, it can be returned to you to keep.
Dads the world over love their gadgets ? but tend to fall down when it comes to accessorising them in a stylish way. The handsome-looking C6 iPad case has a durable design equipped with padded neoprene for the ultimate protection against any slips and trips.
Stylish and practical, this stainless steel fridge magnet doubles up as a bottle opener, perfect for opening Dad;s beer.
There are scores of portable speakers out there now, but UE BOOM Bluetooth speakers rank with the best. With fantastic sound quality and available in a range of colours, the speakes link up to your phone or iPad. They?re even water-resistant, meaning you can take them outdoors ? or in the shower.
Hand-made from the highest quality Italian calfskin, Aspinal?s leather-bound notebooks are highly covetable. And by getting them embossed at an extra cost (£15 per initial), you can add a personal touch.
From £40.00; www.aspinaloflondon.com
A practical messenger bag is a must for busy dads. J Crew?s canvas-and-leather version is suitably stylish and should last a lifetime.
Pamper your Dad on his special day by gifting him the luxurious Eau de Cologne Fig from Lokum Istanbul . Created from natural essences and beautifully presented in clear and black glass, he'll feel like a King for the day.
Lokum Instanbul, £30
Get him something you know will go down well! Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Chardonnay Vintage 2006 is the perfect drink to celebrate Father?s Day. With tropical fruit notes of guava, passion fruits and mango and candied citrus syrup, you might even get to enjoy it yourself!
Nicolas Feuillatte, £34.99
Chocolates are always a great option, but these savoury offerings from Maison du Chocolat just scream 'Dad'! Flavours include Black Olives, Red Pepper, Porcini Mushroom, Salted Ganache and Caramelised Onions. Will he be brave enough to dig in?
The beard is growing in popularity, but no beardy fellow should be without this handy set! This tiny tin contains everything they could need to stay groomed at all times.
Buying for men is always difficult, but a belt is one gift you know will serve them well. Choose a great quality one and he'll be wearing it for years to come. We love this suede style from Aquascutum.
For the connoissuer, this gift will go down a treat! The unique vacuum keeps wine fresh for longer once the bottle has been opened. At just £10, we think this could be the best gift you've ever bought!
Science Museum, £10
Not only does this shirt give him a nudge towards a more stylish look, it's practical too! The padded material will be perfect when the colder months come.
This is not just any sock gift: This is a sock subscription gift! We love this genius idea from Henry J Socks. From just £5 a month, your dad will get his socks delivered regularly. Now there's no excuse for mismatching ones!
Henry J Socks, from £5
Make a bold statement with these colourful striped socks! Perfect for the outgoing type, he'll love the flash of colour peeping out from under his hems.
HJ Hall Socks, £6.25
A shaving set will always be a handy gift, but this Bottega Venetta one is more than that - it's a little bit of luxe that will make him feel extra special!
This is a gift that will really have him talking - vodka made entirely from the milk of grass-fed cows, paired with Barber's 1833 award-winning cheddar and Dorset quince jelly. It's a match made in fields!
Black Cow Gift Box, £49.99
Does he love the theatre? Well, it's a no-brainer then! Get him a real treat, with theatre ticket vouchers to use at our box office.
w&h box office vouchers, from £10