Everyone loves a present and dads, for all their stoicism, are no exception when it comes to Father’s Day. But also – everyone loves giving gifts. Especially when you get the perfect one and you watch old mate’s face light up in delight.
This Father’s Day, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate gift ideas for a dad of style, a dad of books or a dad who’s a little vain with his looks. Basically, there’s a gift for every dad that will make Father’s Day a banger to remember, even if it is in lockdown.
Casaque H Poker Box by Hermès
Game night just just got taken up a notch courtesy of French maison Hermès. Give dad this and he’s won Father’s Day before the first hand is even dealt. The poker box is made with tinted sycamore marquetry. Includes 300 poker chips, two sets of playing cards and a dealer chip in swift calfskin. Price: $17,040. From Hermès.
Ermenegildo Zegna Triple Stitch Sneaker Suede
A modern sneaker for a modern dad that does twice the work, styling perfectly with tailored suits as it does with casual weekend outfits. Has Zegna created the ideal sneaker? Yes. A luxury essential in the modern man’s wardrobe. Price: $1075. From zegna.com.
Just because he’s a dad doesn’t mean he can’t have fun. The Loewe puppy tote is a playful alternative to your work-a-day luggage and a delightful way to brighten up Father’s Day. The needlepoint artwork featured on the front of the canvas jacquard body is done by American artist Joe Brainard. Price: $3400 from Loewe.
James Lemon Bump mugs
We love the organic, misshapen shapes of Melbourne-based ceramicist and artist James Lemon. Especially his bump mugs – the perfect container for a morning coffee and a reminder that life isn’t perfect, but it is beautiful. Price: $75 each from james-lemon.com
It’s one of the most traditional gift ideas, but the gift of a good drink is one that always goes down well. P&V Merchants in Sydney offers a range of packs and small batch beers, liquors and wines for a dad who knows his stuff. For Melbournites, Blackhearts and Sparrow also offer delivery for Father’s Day, from nebbiolos to craft beers so good their toes will curl. Our favourite is The Mezcal Tommy’s Margarita Pack. Price: $90 from P&V Merchants.
Dior Toile de Jouy Pyjamas
These Dior pyjamas are more than just the best sleepwear he’ll ever have but can double as loungewear, ideal for WFH style. Made from blue technical silk, these lush PJs are embellished with a tonal Toile de Jouy jacquard and features black silk satin piped details. Why would you ever wear anything else again? Price: $2450 for the shirt, $2350 for the matching pants. From Dior.
Providoor for dinner
Lockdown doesn’t mean you need to skip a fancy Father’s Day Dinner. Luxury delivery service Providoor is reconnecting you to your favourite restaurants – Supernormal, Spice Temple and Agostino in Melbourne or much-loved Spice I Am, Icebergs and Nour in Sydney. Organise an at-home banquet with some seriously delicious signature dishes. Could go a Rockpool steak right now to be honest. Price varies from Sydney and Melbourne.
Jean-Claude Ellena’s magnificent Terre d’Hermès was, is, and remains an icon of men’s fragrance. The freshness of a cologne with the rich underbelly of cedar and vetiver is transformed into an effervescent brightness thanks to a pepper and grapefruit accord. A must-have gift for any dad. Price: $175 for 100ml from Hermès.
Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra pendant
Great jewellery shouldn’t just be for women. Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pure Alhambra pendant is a masterclass modern masculinity – one that’s confident enough to elegant. Crafted in gold and black onyx done with the Van Cleef & Arpels’ impeccable savoir faire, this is an investment in style. Price: $5100 from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Diptyque Car Diffuser
Think outside the box this Father’s Day. French perfumer Diptyque has created a range of car diffusers so that, if you’re only driving the parameters of your LGA, his modern chariot will be as fragrant as a garden in ancient Babylon. We recommend 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain for a green, woody scent that’s timeless and masculine. Price: $151 from Mecca.
Tag Heuer’s Super Mario watch
When two worlds collide – that of luxury timepieces and cult 1980s computer games. For a dash of nostalgia paired with Swiss craftsmanship, TAG Heuer+Nintendo is the dream collab. Prices start at $3100. From TAG Heuer.