If we be honest, Dad’s end up getting short shrift when it comes to Christmas and the gifts they receive. An awful lot in often expected of Fathers when it comes to gifts come the big day, but is this reciprocated ? We do often, generally, whether we mean to or not, Dads tend to come toward the bottom of our list of priorities when it comes to gift buying.
Dads are often met, come Christmas Day with an underwhelming token of our ‘appreciation’, whether is be socks, booze or after shave, by the way, nothing wrong with any of the aforementioned gifting categories as long as it isn’t from Primark’s finest selection pack, a bottle of Supermarket’s own budget brand plonk or that ole favourite and often recycled, a Hai Karate gift set !
Small enough to fit in your pocket but big enough that you can jot down all your commitments and red letter days for the year ahead, Smythson’s Panama diary is the perfect everyday organiser for every stylish Dad. It’s based on the original portable companion from the brand made in 1908; note the gilt-edged pages and featherweight paper. Crafted from calf leather, the case is durable meaning that you can pop it in bags and drawers alike without any damages.
Like every good Dad, he has your back and an eye out for you. Founded in Rome in 1925, Fendi is renowned for its playful attitude and distinct Italian aesthetic. Showcasing its mischievous range of monster-themed designs, this wallet is fitted with triangular appliqué eyes to watch out for you.
See as we said socks don’t have to be boring nor Chessey and by golly you can’t say that about Drake & Hutch. A blend of modern fabrics with contemporary British design, providing clothing that makes you smile.
Next up from Patrick Grant’s exclusive Hammond & Co. Range, this lightweight dressing gown is perfect for introducing classic prints to a loungewear collection. In navy, it features a timeless polka dot pattern with a self-tie waist and has been made with pure cotton for a comfortable finish.
Now then, Dents’ leather gloves are some of the finest in the world, and this immaculately-made pair an exceptional investment piece you’ll wear for winters to come. The timelessly sophisticated style is punctuated with three hand-sewn points at the back and a cashmere lining for luxurious warmth.
What Dad oils resist this Aramis Fragrance 3-Piece Gift Set ? Yes give him the gift of elegance with this sophisticated Aramis blockbuster set that includes Aramis Eau de Toilette Spray, Invigorating Body Shampoo and Enriched Lather Shave.
Ohhhhh damn that David Gandy, bet he’s never on Santa’s Naughty list ! But I do have to say he does design some mean nifty night and loungewear perfect for that relaxing Boxing Day feeling when the waist line can relax from the Christmas Day blow out. Obvs something Mr Gandy doesn’t need to worry about. Bitter ? Me ? Never !
What Dad doesn’t love a gadget ? And this HP’s Sprocket can turn your most memorable moments stored on your smartphone into photo stickers that you can attach to your bedroom wall or add to an album or just plain treasure. This device is small enough to fit in your pocket, so you can take it with you on a night out with friends to give them a few printed snaps of the fun and frolics.
Go on spoil Dad and what better way, then the gift of time with this Oxford watch from Rotary which combines classic case shapes with contemporary dial designs to offer a perfectly balanced model. Three link stainless steel bracelets and iconic calf leather straps complete the modern, preppy styling. The easy to read dial is the most identifying feature of this family; the gents showcasing a black gloss or brushed silver face.
Finally, he’s got the whole world in his hands. Or he will have with these. Paul Smith’s acclaimed sartorial elegance and eccentric designs have won the British label a legion of devotees since its 1970 inception. Detailed in enamel and gold-toned hardware, a pair of globes shaped as planet Earth crown the brand-stamped fastenings of these cufflinks, giving you the best of both worlds when you need accessories to put the finishing touch to casual and formal outfits.