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Gifts for father figures: the classy (and useful) Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad


Laren Tayyip

13 April 2023

Father’s Day is just round the corner, and let’s be honest, shopping for the men in our lives is a tough gig. Finding a gift they’ll actually use and not relegate to the nearest drawer or shelf only to gather dust, can be a challenge, but whether you’re buying for your dad, your partner in parenting or any other amazing man in you life, we’ve got your back.

We’ve picked gifts that they won’t only love, but they’ll use every day, be it for cooking experimental dishes for dinner with the family, tending to their beloved flowers in the garden, having a nighttime pamper session (dads need this too, trust me) or just simply enjoying a good old cup of tea while reading a book.   

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And who said the best presents have to be expensive? With all options under £100, it’s still possible to treat them to the gifts they deserve. 

The chicest Father’s Day gift ideas for 2023

A handy, good quality leather wallet

A wallet might seem like an easy option for a man, but my dad has been using the same hole-ridden one for probably over a decade now. And since he never treats himself, I think it’s about time I bought him a good-quality leather wallet. Aspinal of London has luxurious, hand-crafted options that can also be personalised for an extra £15. And with eight card slots, it will definitely cater to someone who needs to keep everything in one place. Even better, it’s slimline and lightweight so if you do pack it to the brim, it can easily fit into your pocket when you’re on the run. 

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The wannabe chef’s dream kitchen essential

If he adores cooking, then a sure win will always be cookware. And if he loves new pots and pans (I bet he has a favourite one that no one else is allowed to use), then you definitely need to treat him to the Our Place Mini Always Pan. It’ll be the most multifunctional pan in his collection, which means he can finally have a clear out…

Chill out to the max with this dream robe

Nothing beats slipping into a luxurious robe when you first wake up. And this one from The White Company ticks all the right boxes. It’s super soft for lounging around in and so timeless that he’ll never want to take it off. Alongside this navy option, you can also opt for dark charcoal marl, which is equally as stylish. You can never go wrong with practical yet feel-good gifts, so get ready to see him drinking his coffee, reading the paper, watching tv and everything in between while wearing his new robe.

Stylish accessories to elevate his summer looks

If you’ve got holiday plans and he hates shopping under any circumstances, then getting him some essentials might be exactly what he needs. You can’t go wrong with a summer hat to help him look the part on a sunny family holiday. This one from John Lewis gives relaxed summer vibes and along with it being aesthetically pleasing, it’ll also do a good job of protecting from the scorching sun.

Practical yet fashionable items he’ll take everywhere

IMHO, a washbag is something that men don’t realise the importance of owning. But it’s a must-have for holidays, overnight stays and for keeping products organised. So why not treat him to one he can keep forever from Lisa Angel, which has amazing quality vegan leather washbags? All you have to do is add his initials (you’ll get these in gold lettering). The washbag itself comes in either black or tan and there’s an option to include a gift message too. 

Level-up his skincare routine with this holy grail product

Skincare is something everyone should invest in, and there’s no doubt that our dads might need some guidance when it comes to picking products. This Father’s Day is a great time to level-up their skincare routine, and Medik8 Pore Refining Scrub is a holy grail product for brighter, softer and smoother-looking skin. He’ll thank you next time a family member compliments his glowing skin! 

An outdoor enthusiast’s bible for garden inspiration

We all know a gardening-obsessed dad who it’s hard to tear away from their pride and joy (even if it’s nearly 11pm on a summer’s day). To fuel their passion, try gifting them The Garden Book for Father’s Day, full of design inspiration so that they can learn about their favourite gardens, and maybe even use an idea or two themselves. 

A classic and dad-friendly wardrobe staple

For those who give serious dad vibes, cool and trendy gifts will most likely be a waste of time and money. I’m sorry to say, but they’ll probably be placed in a drawer never to be seen again. So what I’ve learned over the years is to just embrace this and instead, to go with the type of things they’d feel comfortable wearing or using. If this is the situation you find yourself in, then this fleece gillet from Raging Bull is a great option. It’s totally dad-friendly, simple, classic, stylish and hopefully stops him reaching for a grandad-esqe cardigan anytime soon!

Unique family insights that’ll last a lifetime

Some dads just aren’t fussed about the material things in life, so give them the gift of learning more about their family history and themselves. An AncestryDNA kit will last far longer than just a day, it’ll last a lifetime. The package will give them priceless details about their ancestry, ethnicity and historical geography, while the traits add-on (if you decide to opt for this) offers insights into how likely they are to have a variety of characteristics, from being a risk taker to whether they’re likely to have a unibrow!

Luxury fragrance sets for cologne addicts

Buying fragrance for anyone is always risky business, that’s why I always default to buying mini sets. It’ll ensure that even the fussiest of dads get a fragrance they enjoy, and you can never go wrong with a gorgeous Jo Malone scent. Including some of their best-selling colognes from Myrrh and Tonka to Wood Sage and Sea Salt. It’ll also give them the ability to figure out which one they’d purchase in the future.

A new shaving routine for a good old pamper

If he is a shaver, then this is the gift for him. The Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet smells absolutely divine, makes shaved skin feel calm, hydrated and soft. It will also add a little bit of luxury into his morning routine. There’s nothing better than starting the day feeling fresh!

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Created at Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:46:05 GMT