With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to lavish dads with cards, gifts and special days out.
Whether you want to encourage his love for the outdoors, nurture his obsession for gadgets and design or awaken the chef within, here is our ultimate gift guide for the occasion.
FIRST OFF… THE CARD
There is no better way to make him feel like a king for the day than with this lovely card by Snowden Flood Design.
GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE DAD
If your dad is the outdoorsy type and a fan of great design, surprise him with Black+Blum‘s beautiful lunch-boxes for all of his food and drink needs on the go.
You can also give him the tools to hone his BBQ skills in time for the summer with SUCK UK’s tool-box kit, which folds up with a convenient carrying handle for easy transportation to the park or beach.
Dads who enjoy cooking from the comfort of their own homes don’t have to miss out on the great gifts from SUCK UK, such as this ceramic deer head with two compartments for storing kitchen tools. The more utensils he adds, the more magnificent the stag’s antlers will look.
FOR THE TRAVELLERS
To treat the adventurer in your lives, while also supporting independent design talent, head to SUCK UK’s Brand Academy Store to pick up one of these Bobby backpacks by French designer Thomas Droze. This revolutionary backpack is water-proof, super-light and includes secret pockets and hidden zippers, which will allow him to travel safe and dry.
If your dad loves travelling, but is sometimes made to stay put, give him one of Mr Jones Watches‘ original time-pieces, such as ‘Observatory’ or ‘Time Traveller’ (pictured below), that way he has travel with him wherever he goes.
FOR THE DAPPER DAD
Let’s not forget all the dapper dads out there. If yours is one of them, you can treat him to some handmade cufflinks from Josef Koppmann, who offers a fantastic range all handmade from sterling silver and 24ct gold.
FOR THE FOOD LOVING FATHERS
If you’re all about making memories, on Sunday take your old man for a stroll and a delicious meal accompanied by live jazz with a breath-taking view over the Thames at the Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar and Brasserie.
FOR MR. GADGETS
Complete your day out with a visit to this year’s Made in Brunel’s design showcase at Bargehouse and gallery@oxo to explore innovative products, such as the DIY wooden bike by Toby Rix, Oonagh Taggart’s ‘Patch’ or Sam Haughton’s ‘Martian Pram’, designed by some of the brightest young talents in the UK.Return