Don’t know what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Us too.
You think you know your dad pretty well. Then suddenly it’s Father’s Day, and now you’re not so sure. Is he the kind of man who drinks from whiskey tumblers? If you buy him a pair of designer cuffs, will you also need to get him the right kind of shirt? Does he need another pair of socks covered in small, geometric shapes?
Start by asking yourself: what kind of man is my father, anyway?
Allow us to assist.
We’ve been serving dads since 1838, and we’ve learnt a lot about different kinds of fathers, and their differing tastes.
So whether the dad in your life is an adventure-loving Action Dad, a stylish Dapper Dad, a young at heart Daddy Cool or a timeless Classic Dad, we have specially curated selections to help let dad know how special he is.
Keep reading to find your dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day…
GIFT IDEAS FOR DAPPER DAD
The Dapper Dad has refined his personal style to an enviable art form, favouring select fashions and objects where quality comes first. A classic whisky, an understated watch, or a bold pair of socks for that extra pop of colour. This guy is all about small details and touches of pure flair; basically, everything Phil Dunphy wishes he could be. If your Dad knows his single malts from his blends, and what glass to drink them from, then Dapper Dad is your man.
GIFT IDEAS FOR CLASSIC DAD
A man of timeless tastes, Classic Dad eschews the flashier trends, preferring to honour tradition and a truly classic style. Think: George Bailey of It’s a Wonderful Life, or the one and only Richard Gilmore of Gilmore Girls. Dependable and solid, this dad always puts the family before himself – and that’s why Father’s Day is the perfect moment to spoil your Classic Dad.
GIFT IDEAS FOR DADDY COOL
This man parents with panache. The daddy of attention to detail, there was no way this guy was going to compromise his style when he started a family. Mostly it’s the unique touches that set this Dad apart – the en vogue sunglasses, the vibrant, printed socks, the distinct personal scent. If you’ve ever asked this man for his opinion on your outfit, and gotten a useful reply, you’ve got Daddy Cool on your hands.
GIFT IDEAS FOR ACTION DAD
Motto: life is an adventure. Hold the recliner and the cardigans, Action Dad feels the call of the wild and prefers the breeze in his hair. If there’s a gadget, this guy wants to know how it works. He’s aAlways up for a game of backyard cricket, and usually the one cheering the loudest – and most embarrassingly – at weekend sports. If he’s ever referred to the family as ‘The Team’, then yours is an Action Dad.
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