Father’s day gifts 2020: unique ideas for music fans, foodies and everything in between

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Welcome to the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide, packed with thoughtful ideas for foodies, fashionistas and interiors magpies. 

Finding a genuinely good Father’s Day gift can be a bit of struggle sometimes. What to get them, eh? It’s a mystery that stumps us every year. 

In theory we know what we’re looking for: something thoughtful, something unique and something our dads probably wouldn’t treat themselves to. And so below we’ve done our best to stick to this checklist, all while paying tribute to your dad’s biggest passions in life, too.

From the father who’s known for being a foodie, to the interiors magpie and die-hard tea drinker, we’ve scoped out some of our favourite stores and brands to find actually good Father’s Day gifts he won’t pick up in the local supermarket anytime soon. 

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  • Stoneware vessels

    Stoneware Vessels
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: ceramics

    This stylish set of stoneware containers exude minimalist chic in a way that we think would work rather well for a Father’s Day present.

    They would be ideal for helping your dad deck out his kitchen by using as a handy place to store pasta, coffee or other food stuffs. 

    Each one is made by hand by Carla Sealey in her studio in Bedfordshire, and each are completely unique.

    Shop stoneware vessels at Naked Clay Ceramics, £90

  • Edinburgh Gin classic x Penguin Sherlock Holmes edition

    Father's Day gift guide 2020
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: Edinburgh Gin and Penguin Classics

    We love this collaboration between Edinburgh Gin and Penguin, which brings together tipple and classic literature to make a perfect Father’s day gift. 

    Choose between Sherlock Holmes and Robinson Crusoe, with a 70cl bottle of the classic blend. 

    Shop Edinburgh Gin Classic x Penguin Clothbound Classics Sherlock Holmes, £40

  • Plant

    PRICK plant
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: plant

    If you’re simply looking for a small gesture to gift your dad with this Father’s Day, this little plant is the answer.

    Small but perfectly formed, it’s stylish and will sit nicely on a desk or bookshelf, whatever his decor taste. 

    Plus, it comes from PRICK which is an independent plant shop in east London, making his gift all the more unique. 

    Shop plant at PRICK, £15

  • Cyling poster

    Poster Boys Alps d'Huez print
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: poster

    For cycling dads, look no further. Often part of the Tour De France route, Alpe D’Huez is a notoriously difficult cycling route and this striking print cleverly shows the stats behind the climb. The bright colours of this print would make a welcome addition in any study. 

    Shop cycling poster at The Poster boy, £25 

  • Fragrance

    Aventus Creed perfume
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: Fragrance

    Creed’s Aventus is the best-selling luxury men’s fragrance in the UK, and for good reason. With notes of apple, blackcurrant, pineapple and bergamot Aventus is a rich and fruity fragrance that immediately feels special from the first spritz. You can even get the bottle engraved to make this gift extra special. 

    Shop Aventus frgrance at Creed, £265

  • Elevate candle

    Father's Day gift guide 2020: candle

    This chic candle expertly blends woody cedarwood, floral ylang ylang flowers and grapefruit peel to create a delicious-smelling, stress reducing scent. 

    Shop Elevate Candle By Hart + Hunter at Not Just Another Store, £15

  • Cuban pyjama set

    Call us creatively lacking, but we think a quality pair of pyjamas always make a beautiful gift, and it doesn’t get much more beautiful than this linen Desmond & Dempsey set.

    Inspired by India and all of its charm, these pyjamas are intended as a love letter to the signage of South Asia.  

    Shop pyjamas at Desmond & Dempsey, £154

  • Neroli and petitgrain body soap

    Father's Day gifts 2020: Austin Austin soap
    Father's day gift guide 2020: body soap

    If your dad isn’t particularly au fait with keeping his toiletries in check, Austin Austin is the perfect brand to introduce him to. 

    Luxe but understated, this neroli and petitgrain body soap not only smells divine but is made from 100% recycled materials.

    Shop body soap at Austin Austin, £16

  • Handmade leather shoes

    Sabah shoes in navy blue
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: Sabah

    Inspired by traditional Turkish footwear, Sabah was founded with a distinct idea in mind, to create stylish and comfortable footwear that lasted. Thanks to the supple leather used in these handmade shoes, Sabah’s shoes only get better with age. 

    Shop leather shoes at Sabah, £185

  • CBD subscription box

    If your dad is a fan of CBD products, he’ll probably love this expertly curated subscription box. 

    Each box includes four to six products, including examples like CBD beard oil, coffee, massage oil and chocolate.

    You can either send a one-off box or invest in a longer subscription, it’s up to you!

    Shop subscription box at Serenity Boxes, from £48

  • Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats

    Father's Day gift guide 2020: cookbook

    If your dad is big into cooking, this is one cookbook he should definitely try out. 

    This book is packed full of easy-to-do plant-based recipes which take inspiration from Rachel Ama’s Caribbean and West African roots.

    Even if he’s a devout meat-eater, vegan food is more creative and delicious than ever, so much so that we challenge any carnivore to try something from Ama’s recipes and not love it.

    Shop Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats at Amazon, £14.44

  • Gentleman's notebook

    Actually good Father's Day gifts
    Father’s day gift guide 2020: Gentleman’s notebook

    Stylish, sophisticated and sleek, this gentleman’s notebook not only looks great, but has a slight twinge of humour to it. 

    The devil’s in the details here, with lizard-embossed card covering the casing, gold edged pages and a grosgrain ribbon page marker. It’s an instant winner. 

    Shop gentleman’s notebook at Wolf & Badger, £15

  • Travel set

    If your dad takes his grooming seriously, or if he could do with a little help taking care of his looks, this Elemis kit is a no-brainer. Even if he’s a little clueless when it comes to cosmetic brands we reckon he’ll know Elemis, and once he’s used it the quality of the products speak for themselves. 

    This travel collection includes five products: · Skin Soothe Shave Gel, Superfood Facial Wash, Daily Moisture Boost, Sharp Shower Body Wash, Instant Refreshing Gel.

    Shop travel set at Elemis, £48

  • Books That Matter subscription box

    Book subscription
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: book subscription

    OK, a feminist subscription box which occasionally features products such as pin badges and illustrated tote bags, may not be the first thing you think of for a Father’s Day present – but hear us out. 

    Books That Matter is a monthly literary subscription which does vital work in spreading the word of minority authors whose stories are often not as celebrated as they should be, despite being bloody fantastic. 

    By gifting your dad with this box you’re not only letting him into your world, which is a wonderful thing in itself, but it could lead to you discussing books together and having some great conversations around authors he may not usually read.

    Shop subscription box at Books That Matter, from £17

  • Jeeves lamp

    Actually good Father's Day gifts
    Father’s day gift guide 2020: Bowler hat lamp

    This gentleman’s bowler hat is a cool addition to the hallway of any house, and thanks to that enclosed bulb, it also creates a wonderfully atmospheric glow. 

    Shop Jeeves lamp at Design Museum Shop, £295

  • OFFBLAK tea

    Father's day gifts 2020: tea
    Father’s day gift guide 2020: OFFBLAK

    If your dad is sold on his Yorkshire Tea, tell him it’s time to live a little. OFFBLAK is the coolest tea brand going, packaged pretty enough to sit on the kitchen worktop, not in the cupboard. 

    We particularly like the strawberry and pink pepper flavour, but there’s loads to choose from. 

    Shop Wild At Heart tea at OFFBLAK, £4.99

  • National Art Pass

    Father's day gifts 2020
    Father’s day gift guide 2020: National Art Pass

    Why give a set of tickets to an upcoming exhibition when you could gift someone a year’s worth of must-see culture? The National Art Pass works with 240 museums to grant card-holders access to loads of shows, as well as 50% off major exhibitions at venues like The Tate. 

    Shop National Art Pass, £73

  • Liberty London tie

    Father's Day gift ideas
    Father's Day gift guide 2020: tie

    Okay, even if your dad isn’t forever browsing the fashion pages, we think he’d be hard-pressed to fault this adorable tie from Liberty London. 

    Using one of the brand’s iconic prints, this printed silk tie is perfect for any occasion and is probably cooler than any he has hanging in his wardrobe right now. 

    Shop tie at Liberty London, £90

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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