A good Father’s Day should consist of some basic ingredients – visiting your dad; organising some kind of food and drink combination, better it be lunch or dinner; a gift that indicates you’ve paid attention to their subtle hints and new hobbies throughout the year.
The first two you should be good to go. But the latter – the team at ICON has pooled together our humble resources to collect a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that will ensure that you’re the family favourite, for at least a month.
The latest fragrance, the sumptuous softness of Vicuna, new sneakers or a whisky with a price that matches the richness of its flavour – take your pick from our annual best Father’s Day Gift Guide.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE BEAU LE PARFUM EDP INTENSE. $167. SHOP NOW.
The new fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier, Le Beau Le Parfum takes the already potent experience of Le Beau and ups the stakes. Pineapple and ginger replace the citrus opening, making for a sweeter almost tropical start before moving into rich tonka bean territory rounded out by the spicy warmth of cypress.
SAINT LAURENT SL560 SUNGLASSES. $625. SHOP NOW.
Classic, stylish and versatile for every outfit, whether it’s jeans and a T-Shirt or a linen suit. These Saint Laurent sunglasses are made from tortoiseshell acetate with a clean, square frame perfect for all face shapes.
ZEGNA PYJAMAS. $2095. SHOP NOW
Loungewear that takes the concept of elevated luxury to the next level. These pyjamas by Zegna are made from a blend of cotton silk and cashmere, so soft it’s like a second skin. The sportier fit also makes them easy to mix and blend into your daily wardrobe.
HERMÈS CLIC HH BRACELET. $895. SHOP NOW
One of the greatest shifts in men’s trends has been the adopting of accessories, specifically jewellery. The Clic HH bracelet by Hermès is a timeless piece that sits perfectly alongside a watch or standalone statement piece. The matte finish and brushed palladium are subtle, yet distinct.
VENROY SHIRT. $150. SHOP NOW
Made from soft linen, this oversized shirt from Australian brand Venroy perfectly balances casual and elegant style. Weekend BBQ or a sunset drinks at the bar, dad will be the best dressed in the room.
GIORGIO ARMANI WATER REPELLANT TROUSERS. $1850. SHOP NOW
Mr Armani remains the master at relaxed fits that speak to multi-purpose styling. These gaberdine trousers are made with a sport-inspired cut to be worn either off-duty or in a smart casual setting.
LACOSTE L-GUARD SNEAKERS. $249.95. SHOP NOW
Dad sneakers but make them cooler, colourful with all the same comfort that makes them so popular. These multifunctional sneakers from Lacoste are part hiking shoe part urban sneaker and 100 per cent cool.
BULGARI ALUMINIUM AMERIGO VESPUCCI SPECIAL EDITION. $5800. SHOP NOW
A black rubber bezel and matching black rubber strap give this lightweight timepiece a robust and sporty aesthetic. Swim, run, bike or worn with a blazer to give his wardrobe a modern edge – it’s a timepiece that’s timeless.
JO MALONE CAR DIFFUSER. $157. SHOP NOW
It’s an old cliche that dads love their cars, but plenty do. So a gift that will make his other pride and joy smell like one of Jo Malone most’s famous scents will no doubt go down as the perfect Father’s Day present.
THE ELDER STATESMAN CASHMERE BEANIE. $827. SHOP NOW
The Elder Statesman is one of those “IYKYK” brands. Exquisite materials, fresh designs and the best tie-dye on the market. Made from cashmere, it will feel like your dad’s head is getting a soft hug every time he wears it.
ST HUGO SINGLE VINEYARD WINE. $79. SHOP NOW
A great bottle of wine is ultimate gift. Mostly, because matching the wine to the individual requires a knowledge of what their favourite palate experiences are. St Hugo has launched a series of single vineyard reds – a cabernet and two shirazes – that will speak to even the most advanced connoisseur.