Whether your dad is in need of a new toy to tinker with, something to help him smarten up his style or an edible pick-me-up, The Royal Exchange retailers have got you covered with gifts that are sure to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day. Just remember to allow plenty of time for delivery ahead of 21 June.
WELL GROOMED DAD
The lengthy lockdown has left us all feeling slightly unkempt, but a refreshing new fragrance is a great way to put the joy back into Dad’s grooming routine. Penhaligon’s Sartorial scent celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with its timeless aromas of leather, lavender, vanilla and beeswax. For something lighter, Jo Malone London’s new Yuja Blossoms Cologne contains enlivening citrus, cedarwood and fir balsam. If your father likes to keep things simple, Bamford Grooming Department’s BGD Sport deodorant will be just the ticket. It contains tea tree leaf extract, sweet orange essential oil and patchouli oil to banish odour and nourish the skin.
BAGS OF STYLE DAD
For dads who are beginning to get out and about again, a functional new accessory will be sure to put a spring in his step. Mulberry’s Small Antony messenger bag in green will be a trusty companion for years to come, while Smythson and S’Well’s water bottle and leather carrier collaboration is perfect for short strolls around the park. If he’s heading back to work, or venturing out on a longer hike, Montblanc’s softgrain backpack has plenty of room for a book, jumper, thermos and sandwiches, and comes with comfortable padded shoulder straps.
TECH SAVY DAD
Leica CL Starter Bundle with Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH lens, £2,600, Leica; Flip Case, available for Huawei Pro 20 and Samsung S9 smartphones, £195, Mulberry; MB 01 Smart Travel Over-Ear Headphones in black, £525.00, Montblanc
Leica’s CL system features the camera brand’s iconic and intuitive design aesthetics with state-of-the-art digital technologies in an incredibly compact format. The CL Starter Bundle includes an Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH lens, which is one of the smallest and lightest in its class. If you’re looking to introduce Dad to a new hobby, then this could be the perfect gift. If, like most of us, your father has been glued to his phone even more than usual lately then perhaps a new flip case cover might help him to hide the distracting allure of incoming notifications. Mulberry offers an array of coloured leather cases for Huawei, Samsung and iPhone models. Complete your father’s tech upgrade with a pair of Montblanc’s new smart headphones. Lightweight and wireless, they offer an immersive sound experience with active noise cancelling to help him truly escape.
BANK OF DAD
A new wallet is always a failsafe gift for the man in your life. These options from Aspinal of London, SageBrown and Smythson merge practicality and luxury, offering a range of styles – from a slim-line cardholder, coin purse classic or a textured zip around – all crafted from beautiful leathers. SageBrown is even offering a special Father’s Day deal of 20% off all products if you use the code Dad20.
ALWAYS ON TIME DAD
A new timepiece is a keepsake that will never get old, and one that will remind Dad of you whenever he wears it. Breitling’s all-purpose Chronomat wristwatch is available in a range of dial colours, but we love this green version created in collaboration with Bentley motors. Omega’s De Ville Prestige sports a sleeker aesthetic for a distinctive timepiece that can easily traverse daytime to evening, or Bremont’s new MBII can be customised using its new online configurator, which allows for over 1,000 possible combinations of colour, case and strap options.
Truffle Hound Chocolate Truffles Box, £21.95, Rococo Chocolates; Father’s Day ‘Dad’ Pork Pie, 1.36kg, £29.95, Fortnum & Mason; Compostible Nespresso Pods, £10 for a refillable tin containing 20 pods, Grind
You can’t really go wrong with foodie gifts, especially ones as beautifully presented as these. Rococo Chocolates’ Truffle Hound collection contains 12 exquisite chocolates that your dad will want to keep all for himself. There should be more than enough of Fortnum & Mason’s Father’s Day Pork Pie to go around though; this indulgent picnic classic is a whopping 1.36kg. Finally, good coffee should be a staple in every household and Grind’s Nespresso-compatible compostable coffee pods make it easy to ensure every brew is top notch.
Men’s Larvotto Sunglasses in midnight blue acetate & gunmetal, £165, Aspinal of London; 24 hours bracelet with black rhodium plated silver clasp and brown strap, £195, Tateossian; Como navy suede driving shoe, £230, Crockett & Jones
Your dad is going to need some decent eye protection for all the rendez-vous he’ll be having in gardens and parks this summer. Luckily, Aspinal of London has some stylish shades that strike the right balance between trendy and classic. For the fashion conscious dad, a new accessory from men’s jewellery house Tateossian is ideal. This woven rubber bracelet can easily withstand activities such as exercise and extra hand washing, so he can wear it all the time. And with everyone starting to venture out a bit more, what could be better than a new pair of shoes? Crockett & Jones’ navy suede driving shoes are the perfect summer sole to accompany pretty much any outfit.
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