Father’s Day is Sunday: 13 perfect gifts for every kind of dad
Here is a large and therefore hopefully fail-proof Father’s Day gift guide. Yes, there is a coffee mug and a book, but of the more unique variety.
What is the proverbial brain-wracking time of the year for many of us?
No, it’s not New Year’s, with its existential questions, or even Diwali with the gift stress.
It is mid-June, when one must ask oneself: What in God’s dear name am I going to get my Dad for Father’s Day?
Many of the older men out there have, and always have had, a certain ascetic streak, with no particular interest in or need of a material gift.
Yet, something must be done to express your gratitude for all the after-school rides, basketball lessons, and tough love given.
Sure, Dad would be happy with a pat on the back, but come on he helped make you the man/woman you are today. You owe the guy.
So, get him something that he’ll really love.
In order to help, here is a large and therefore hopefully fail-proof Father’s Day gift guide.
Yes, there is a coffee mug and a book, but of the more unique variety.
1 Meet Fossil Grant Men’s Watch. These leather-clad watches offer a minimal design made from high-quality materials that exude fine detailing and premium quality. So good, you’ll probably want to pick one up for yourself while you’re at it.
2 While you may think Dad knows everything there is to know about cooking meat, Meat: Everything You Need To Know is guaranteed to teach him a thing or two. Written by renowned American butcher Pat LaFrieda, this book features tales from the meatpacking business, tips on preparing beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and 75 family-old recipes.
3 Handcrafted using traditional methods of glass blowing and cutting, handsome decanter, Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Square Whiskey Decanter Set, is perfect for the your sophisticated man. If you want to go the extra mile, add a generous drop of his favourite whiskey and set the decanter on his study table.
4 Praised by The New Yorker as, “an amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal,” Sick In The Head is a must-read for comedy fans and movie buffs alike. With interviews with everyone from Lena Dunham to Jerry Seinfeld, every comedy-loving Dad will appreciate this read.
5 Awesome for the Dad who lives for the great outdoors, this pad is totally all-terrain proof. From torrential downpours to extreme heat, Rite in the Rain notebook package ensures he won’t have to compromise his note jotting due to the weather.
6 Even the grisliest of Dads need to shave. This Father’s Day, help yours look sharp with a fancy Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set. It comes with 100% pure badger brush and a host of other stuff Dad will love, like classic Monogrammed apothecary mug, Hypo-Allergenic shave soap, Combination brush and razor stand.
7 Who doesn’t love a chilled-to-perfection iced coffee on a hot summer day? Simple yet effective, the Hamilton Beach Brew Station is able to chill hot coffee in about a minute. If that’s not enough, it’s also able to chill whiskey, wine and any other liquid vice Dad may have. Want one for yourself as well?
8 Optimised for precision, Philips Multi Grooming Kit, with trimmer and shaver, is simple and enjoyable to use. A rechargeable battery provides up to one hour of cordless use on a full charge - more than enough time to get even the thickest beard under control.
9 This year, give dad a wristwear upgrade with a Garmin Vivoactive White. Not only endowed with a cool name, the watch features a functional, sturdy design, and some serious specs to back it up. Equipped with date and satellite GPS timekeeping (works worldwide), it is water resistant.
10 Great for the dad who loves the classics, these 100% copper mugs from Indian Art Villa with their insulated design will ensure his cocktail stays chilled while he sips; and the copper make will give it that unique Moscow Mule taste.
11 Featuring a straight fit from hip to ankle, Tommy Hilfiger Khaki Low-Rise Straight Fit Cargo Trousers feature a style that’s unrestrictive and comfortable day in and day out. Plus, their no-wrinkle fabric means Dad will automatically receive the fresh-pressed look every single time - no ironing, no fuss. Currently 45% off.
12 Sure, coffee might be his morning beverage of choice, but you can help him stay healthy by getting him hooked on a slightly more nutritional option: fresh juice. Homemade juice has several health benefits and will help him avoid those commercial juices, which often have a lot of added sugar. Chef’s Star Stainless Steel Electric Juicer has a powerful motor and is a perfect entry-level juicer.
13 Yves Saint Laurent cologne: For the Sophisticated Dad
No Drakkar Noir for the old man - get him the good stuff from Yves Saint Laurent. With hints of cardamom and bergamot, Yves Saint Laurent L Homme EDT is a light yet long-lasting fragrance that’s summer-appropriate. Perfect for the athletic Dad who wants to retain a little style at all times.
The writer tweets as @SanyaHoon