With travel restrictions and social distancing still in place, you may not be able to see your loved ones in-person for Father’s Day this year (Sunday 21st June). But with hand-written cards and video calls, it can still be such a special day to celebrate all the amazing dads, husbands, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, father-in-laws and father-figures. If you’re looking to send an extra treat to a special man in your life, we’ve curated a gift guide full of fabulous ideas, from iconic scents and shaving sets to delicious treats and boozy tipples.
The Folio Society’s The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming
Another phenomenal release from our favourite publisher. The latest volume in Folio’s celebrated Bond collection features a unique twist: for the first and only time in the series, we witness the agent’s adventures through the eyes a woman who finds him both frightening and alluring. Bond is exposed in a way that the reader has never seen before – making The Spy Who Loved Mean essential read for anyone wishing to get under the skin of the famous secret agent. This edition features a smart binding inspired by the agent’s suits, and a series of exquisitely glamorous and provocative illustrations by series artist Fay Dalton.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Gift Set
Transport your loved one to sunny Italy with this divine Acqua di Parma gift set. With bright notes of orange and bergamot, warm vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli, Colonia is a real treat for the senses – fresh, summery and quintessentially Italian. The matching shower gel and chic wash bag are perfect for travelling (or getting that holiday feeling at home).
Hotel Chocolat The Hamper for Him
One for the foodies, this gift box is full of luxurious treats from the chocolate masters at Hotel Chocolat, including two malty, cocoa-infused beers, a selection of delicious chocolates and a snack-pack of pretzels with a dunkable hazelnut chocolate spread. Everything you need for the ultimate movie night.
Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum
Add a classic to your father’s fragrance collection. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, acclaimed Aventus was fittingly crafted by sixth generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son. This signature scent is sophisticated and sensual with fruity notes of apple, blackcurrant, pineapple and bergamot, fresh jasmine, birch, juniper berries and patchouli, and woody notes of oakmoss with a touch of vanilla. Creed is offering a complimentary engraving service until the 10th June, so why not add that extra special touch?
Skyline Chess Premium London Edition
Board games have become a go-to during lockdown and this hand-crafted Italian Carrara marble chess board makes for an incredible keepsake gift and unique coffee table addition. Themed to a number of cities, the London line up features chess pieces taking the form of some of the city’s most notable architecture including Big Ben, the London Eye and The Shard taking the role of queen.
KANKAN Body Wash Set
We love new, sustainable brand KANKAN who package luxury hand soaps and body washes. This set is plastic-free and comes with a premium glass re-fill bottle – when you’re running low on product, simply order another can to top it up. The invigorating lemongrass and Juniper vegan body wash smells incredible. There’s also a tree planted with every sale.
The Folio Society’s A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Be instantly transported to a magical world, where you win or… you die. A publishing phenomenon; the biggest TV series in the world; a book that revolutionised a genre. A Game of Thrones is also, above and beyond all these things, a uniquely addictive piece of literature, claiming legions of fans and winning vast critical acclaim, and now The Folio Society presents the ultimate illustrated collector’s edition. This stunning edition features 824 pages split into two volumes, 12 full page and 4 double-page mesmerising colour illustrations. It is printed in black and gold throughout, bound in three-quarter blocked cloth with a printed and blocked cloth front board and is set in Vendetta with Esmeralda as display. There is even a fold-out map, 8 illustrated chapter openers, 9 illustrated house sigils and 9 family trees.
Paul Smith x Sipsmith London Dry Gin
Combining two dad-faves in one with this limited edition Sipsmith gin in collaboration with the great British designer Paul Smith. The bottle has had a makeover with colourful rainbow stripes replacing the classic swan illustration – in true PS style. Is there anything better in summer than a tall class of G+T served over ice?
Mühle Traditional Shaving Set
Barber shops might still be closed but with this sleek razor set, a clean-shave at home has never been so satisfying. Beautifully crafted, the silvertip fibre brush is super soft, with a closed-comb safety razor to give the closest of shaves, both fitted on to a hand-polished, chrome-plated stand that will look great in the bathroom.
East Gifting Outfit Gift Boxes
For the beer-loving father-figures, East Gifting Outfit is packaging up cool gift boxes with craft beers from across East London. Carefully selected from a handful of breweries, the stylish cans and bottles complement the delicious flavours inside. There are also low-alcohol, booze-free and gin gift sets to pick from, to really up the BBQ game.
The Gentleman, x4 craft beers £19.95
Folio Society’s Special Edition Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
When it comes to books, no one produces more beautiful tomes than Folio Society. This majestic edition of Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes stole our hearts. It is beautifully bound and slipcased with a formidable gorilla in glorious military attire. Set on the idyllic-looking planet of Soros, the story follows three astronauts who leave Earth in the year 2500. Initially ecstatic to find a lush biosphere with human inhabitants, Ulysse and his fellow travellers are shocked to discover that the pathetic human population is ruled by an intellectually superior civilisation of apes. Accompanying the story is a specially commissioned introduction by world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal and terrifying scenes electrified by David de las Heras’ bold artwork.
Oyria Handheld Personal Muscle Massage Gun
Why not gift a luxurious massage treatment with this handheld massage gun? Relax from head to toe with this small and lightweight device, designed to activate muscles, stimulate blood flow, speed up recovery from injuries and relieve pain and tensions. There are six massage heads and three speeds to choose from.
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet
Achieve the perfect shave with Aesop’s Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet, featuring an emollient serum for a razor-close shave and a soothing balm to keep skin calm and comfortable during and post-shave. Both formulas are super hydrating to soften and nourish the skin. Plus, the Post-Shave Lotion will keep him smelling fresh, with Neroli Blossom and Sandalwood creating a woody, warm aroma.
Dalí, Les dîners de Gala
The ultimate coffee table book, Les diners de Gala reveals the exotic flavours and elaborate ideas behind the extravagant dinner parties of Salvador and Gala Dalí. With spectacular recipes from leading Paris restaurants and bespoke illustrations from Dalí himself, this book is full of pleasure: a piece of artwork, as well as a practical cookbook like no other.