Shopping for the men in your life can be a notoriously tricky task, but we have made life a little easier for you with an edit of gifts guaranteed to please.
In case you missed it (or have been burying your head in the ‘I don’t know what to get him’ sand) it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. You may have already prepped your Instagram post, despite only 0.1% of dads actually having Instagram, but what about an actual gift for being so great?
What to buy the dad who has everything? And by everything we really mean: he likes what he likes and we have bought him multiples of that product for the past 10 years and last year when we went off-piste and bought a marble chopping board it is yet to be touched. That kind of everything.
Maybe he has taken up a new hobby, maybe he really needs a new travel bag (even if he doesn’t think he does), or maybe he needs introducing to a new piece of tech that he will proceed to ask you incessant questions about. One thing he doesn’t need, however, is more socks.
For the dad who likes to chill
Classic yet contemporary, Muji know where it’s at when it comes to zen-filled chill.
Organic cotton pyjamas, £49.95, Muji
For the dad who needs a style update
Ditch the velcro strap sandals in favour of some cool pool slides courtesy of Hunter. He won’t get it to begin with but once he has slipped his feet in, there’s no going back.
Adjustable slides, £55, Hunter Original
For the dad on the move
Sometimes you just have to ditch what you know and step into the new. Nothing feels newer (in dad life) than Apple’s wireless ear buds.
Airpods, £159, Apple at johnlewis.com
For the dad who brews his own beer
Avoid the suffering of drinking the home-brewed stuff and distract with him a specially selected box of craft beers.
Father’s Day pack of beers, £25.95, Beerwulf
For the disorganised dad
Not much else in his life will resemble order, but when you need to ‘borrow and never give back’ some cash, it will be very easy to find.
Engraved money clip, £120, Burberry at matchesfashion.com
For the coffee-mad dad
Does he constantly ask if you want a flat white, cappuccino, latte, anything else that would show off his coffee art skills? Then he needs this.
Coffee machine, £149.95, De’Longhi Scultura at amazon.co.uk
For the dad who is still a big kid
Nothing will bring a father more joy than you initiating a game of catch in the garden. While the dog is good at bringing it back, it’s not quite the same as a game of human fetch. Just entertain him for an hour, tops.
I Collect Records Frisbee, £29, Twenty Twenty One
For the dad who has high style stakes
He already knows he’s got style, you’re just there to facilitate it.
Sunglasses, £240, Taylor Morris
For the dad who is about to start a fad
He thinks Supreme is a Seventies girl band fronted by Diana Ross and he definitely doesn’t know what streetwear is. He is about to accidentally become the coolest kid in the office, and retain his coolness by being blissfully unaware of it.
Metal box, £40, Supreme
For the dad who wants an easier travel life
He’s on the move a lot and you want to make travelling easier for him. A carry-on so smooth he wont even realise he’s been wheeling it and with a charging point? Just call yourself the favourite child already.
Black carry-on case, £225, AWAY
For the practical dad
If you buy him this, it’s likely he will use it to fix/make/create all those things you have had on your list.
Pocket knife, £49, Victorinox
For the dad who loves a holiday
Loves a holiday but has been carting the same swim shorts around since the Eighties? Boden has your answer.
Swimshorts, £40, Boden
For the dad who is more fashionable than you
He told you who Virgil Abloh was, he knows when the next Yeezy Boosts are dropping and he skates to work. This is just a present to acknowledge his greatness.
iPhone 8 case, £55, Off-White at mrporter.com
For the dad who loves a summer cocktail
Does he fancy himself as a cocktail connoisseur (but they kind of fall flat IRL?) Make life easier for the both of you with Cîroc’s summer flavour.
Summer Colada, £39.99, Cîroc exclusively at selfridges.co.uk
For the dad who super into speed walking
The Apple earbuds are too business for him, Beats are a little too big, he wants something inconspicuous that delivers quality sound and looks chicer than everyone else on his Sunday speed walking session. Voila.
Wireless noise cancelling headphones, £180, Sony
For the dad into skincare
Super -hydrating (especially after he’s raced through that craft beer pack), feels luxurious on the skin and has super-smart packaging that he will want to show off to his pals.
Hydrating face serum, £160, Immunocologie
For the dad who likes to keep time
Pared back but smart, this is an everyday winner and guarantees he will be on time for your dinner date.
Steel watch, £195, Tid Watches
For the dad who thinks he’s a sneakerhead
You have told him that one pair of Stan Smiths doesn’t make him a sneakerhead, but he refuses to acknowledge your comment. Just buy him these and let him live.
Suede and leather trainers, £75, Adidas Originals
For the dad who likes a bold accessory
Or a dad who is easy to lose in a crowd. Either way, everyone is a winner.
Solo3 headphones, £249.95, Beats