Say No to Socks – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

So fathers day is soon and in adulthood I am starting to reconsider the yearly choice of a Toblerone. Plus, I have a sneaking suspicion that the patterned socks route I took last year didn’t quite make his ‘Greatest Gifts’ shortlist.

This year I’m turning the tide for you out-of-ideas terrible sons and daughters. I’ve asked all the right questions in all the right places to hunt down the gifts guaranteed to find favour with even the fussiest of dads (but yeah, don’t tell your siblings).

Jetsetting Dad

Molton Brown Men’s Jetsetter Stowaway

Blended in London but inspired by exotic destinations around the world, this bag of goodies (including my dad’s favourite, the award-winning Re-charge Black Pepper Bodywash) will raise a big grin and is a must-have for all his jaunts away. The whole Molton Brown Men’s Grooming range is worth a gander for your Father‘s Day inspiration.

Tired Dad

De’Longhi ECO310 Icona Espresso Coffee Machine

For a superb short black ready in a flash, the only way to go is Italian and De’Longhi really is the godfather of espresso makers.

With a sleek stainless steel finish and simple three button control system, this little red roaster is the perfect way to get his sophisticated caffeine fix just as he’s rushing out the door.

Badly Dressed Dad

Reiss 1971 Piccolo Light Blue Linen Shirt

Deck him out for a summer barbecue or a relaxed family holiday meal. Made from 100% linen (no polyester imposters here) with a classic cut, it’s his understated summer wardrobe staple.

This is a safe bet for dads who like to roll out the smart-casual look.

Mid Life Crisis Dad

Nike+ FuelBand

Meet the ultimate futuristic organiser for all your dad’s sporting activities. If, like my dad, he’s never off his bike nor too far from the golfing green, then this is just the ticket.

He can track his speed, set daily targets and compete with his buddies.

 Foodie Dad

‘Jerusalem’ – Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi

With beautiful photography by Jonathan Lovekin and Adam Hinton, this Middle Eastern-inspired cookbook is not only a chaperon to great cuisine but a feast for the eyes too.

Give to dad if he’s an adventurous weekend chef who loves nothing more than pottering around in the kitchen, trying (and testing) out tasty new dishes.

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