Now, I know it’s already Father’s Day, but if you’re anything like me (busy, tired, and drowning in to-do lists) it’s likely that you’ve left finding the perfect gift until the last minute. Or it’s likely whoever you’re buying for already has everything he might need. It’s even harder to find a gift when you gave personalized bobbleheads last year, which was a great gift and went down a treat, and now you’re trying to top it! So scroll down to find the TK approved gifting list, I promise there’ll be no neckties or golf ball sets here!
FOR THE TECH DAD
Both Daniel and myself have recently switched, and I think I can speak for both of us when I say we haven’t looked back. From extended battery life to multi-tasking functions for Dads on the go – it’s sure to satisfy when unboxed! The key feature though is the Dual Leica Lens, the first of its kind on a smartphone, which allows for professional photography on the go! Huawei calls it a portrait studio in your pocket – I call it perfect!
FOR THE AUDIOPHILE
Dad is sure to love the superior sound quality from the Geneva … bonus points for their retro lacquer finish and vibe. Available in red, white,black or a premium walnut finish as well as in small, medium or large sizes. If your dad is anything like mine he’ll be getting the portable S (small) size and blasting this all summer while at the BBQ.
FOR THE TRAVELLING MAN
Recently I was introduced to the Vacanza bag from Moshi. Sleek, sturdy and available in a myriad of colours the Vacanza bag is ideal for the man on-the-go. Thanks to subtle design features and branding, the entire Moshi range is a nod to quiet luxury. Meaning you won’t stand out in airport queues. There are also compartments for everything dad might need! A laptop compartment, crush-resistant front panel (perfect for sunglasses!) and even a reusable wet/dry bag for swimwear or workout gear.
FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
When sitting down to work on this gift guide I wanted to be conscious that Father’s Day may mean different things to various readers. Whether buying for an Uncle or Grandfather, or missing your Father this year a nice way to commemorate this day is by doing a good deed. I’d recommend purchasing a blue shirt from the MR PORTER father and son collection which in turn will donate net profits to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, a global-leading Cancer centre that pioneers research for new treatments, diagnosis and daily care for its patients. Alternatively, you could even create a wristband to show your respect to the charity, from a website like SleekWristbands.com. If your father was impacted by a certain disease, finding a way to honor a relevant charity is a lovely way to show your appreciation for the work they do.
FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
For the dad who can’t get enough of summer comes ‘The Night is Young’ collection from Superdry. Cargo shorts, retro ringer tees, and logo hoodies are a nod to laid back summer days, perfect for off duty weekend style. To make him feel even more relaxed, gym joggers might be a great choice. Step up Dad’s beach game with pool slides in bright blue or photo-print swim shorts. The clothes and ‘Night’ may feel young, but the premium finishes and details keep these pieces from Superdry grown-up. In case your dad is a total sports fanatic, a tee or guernsey from a sports merchandise is another good option. For example, if your dad happens to be a big Tigers supporter, you can get him a sleath hood or a stainless steal travel mug from the online richmond tigers shop.
Whether dad is greying gracefully or refuses to get out the dye to touch up the greys the latest from My Hair Care is for him. Getting Dad grooming products can be a bit tricky, luckily this comes in super masculine packaging and 100% Vegan and biodegradable. The blue formula acts as a temporary dye blocking out pesky white or grey hairs, while the purple works on white/platinum hair for maximum white without brassy or yellow tones. I am in the unique position of having tried both the blue and purple products in the range. Earlier in the year I had platinum hair that would inevitably turn yellow after the third shampoo – with this it was instantly back to platinum in one wash. Later when I’d gone back to black, there some ends left platinum that no matter how many times I asked, my hair dresser simply couldn’t get rid of! Enter the blue formula which touched up my white ends and left me with a full head of dark brown hair – refreshed and toned! Whether Dad is covering the grey or is a certified ‘Silver Fox’ pick him up a bottle of Infuse My. Colour Wash.
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