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The Giftlist: Father's Day

The Giftlist: Father's Day

Fatherhood can be tough – there’s no manual to tell you how to be your son or daughter’s primary male role model, and given that only last year he was more likely to be staggering home from the pub at 11pm on a Wednesday than sterilising baby bottles, he deserves a break. Dads do an incredible job every day, and that’s why we think (and we’re sure you’ll agree), that they deserve to be shown some gratitude every once in a while. Whilst a gift probably isn’t going to communicate the depth and breadth of what the old man means to you, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to his face. Make sure he feels appreciated this Father’s Day with a thoughtfully chosen present. No two dads are the same, and with that in mind we’ve compiled a list of luxury gifts matched to the different preferences of some of the great dads we know.

FOR THE ATHLETIC DAD

Okay, so he’s in possession of a pair of trusty (if somewhat beat) running trainers or football boots, and has some relatively stylish kicks for the weekend. But – and this is crucial – he has not yet been introduced to the charm of designer sneakers. Or, if he has, not Valentino sneakers. Guaranteed people pleasers.

FOR THE NEW DAD

After many sleepless nights, the new dad is tired, and in possession of not only a newly born infant (that’s as loud of a fully-grown sea lion), but a huge pair of under-eye bags. As a result, the new dad will be very much chuffed with a pair of slick shades to hide what’s underneath. These Moncler wayfarers will do the trick nicely.

FOR THE WELL-GROOMED DAD

Because there’s something quite amusing about your dad opening a gift that actually proclaims him to be a ‘legend’. Hopefully it’ll have everyone laughing a bit. He deserves to know he’s a legend, after all. The Mont Blanc fragrance will fit perfectly into a Valentino washbag – truly stylish grooming for the most well-presented of dads.

FOR THE ULTRA STYLISH DAD

As far as footwear goes, it doesn’t get more classically stylish than a pair of iconic Gucci Horsebit Suede Loafers. Keeping suede clean is, we all know, a task in itself. As a result, these are shoes for only the most refined of gentlemen.

FOR THE HARDWORKING DAD

This is a gift for the super professional dad. He’s got so many documents he needs a personal holder for them. Because how can he be expected to fly to Zurich looking like a boss with a ring-binder from 1987? Cue Dolce & Gabbana’s traditionally crafted leather case. Bellissimo.

FOR THE ON-THE-GO DAD

This is a gift for dads that like their travel. I weekend away here, a city break jaunt there. Whether golfing with the boys or taking a special someone on a romantic trip abroad, a Gucci Supreme Duffel Bag will ensure he travels in style. A grown-up bag for the most grown up fella in your life.

FOR THE DAD WHO’S LATE FOR EVERYTHING

Okay, so you might be lucky enough to have a dad who is ultimately very reliable. However, others are not, and for the dads that can’t seem to remember the date let alone the time they’re meant to be at the restaurant for your gran’s birthday, this stylish Larsson and Jennings watch is the answer. No more excuses.

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