Yes, dads are often the unsung heroes of the household. And once a year, you can show him your appreciation with a little treats. While luxurious gifts and lavish meals are a popular way to say thanks, we find that dads often don't have the time for some much needed pampering. Nor are they likely to splurge on grooming or scents, seeing them as luxuries rather than necessities. Here are our suggestions for thoughtful, and slightly unexpected gifts for dad.


1. We Need a Hero Father's Day set, $85
Let dad experience a spiffy haircut, old-fashioned, straight razor shave and a take-home tube of Geo. F. Trumpet shaving cream, in the comfortable surroundings of this men-only grooming parlour.

Geo. F. Trumper Shaving Cream

2. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum, from $109-$132
We haven't met a dad who doesn't love a classic Ralph Lauren scent. This newest one is refined, sensual and masculine while still retaining that fresh edge.

Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDP
3. Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Gift Set, $38
A thoughtful travel set that dad can take on business trips and weekend jaunts, consisting of body wash, lotion, shampoo and conditioner in a calming, green marine scent. 

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source

4. Eight & Bob Original Eau de Parfum
If dad is a bit of a history buff, he'll probably appreciate that this was the scent worn by the late John F. Kennedy. The nifty 20ml travel size is also great for travel or keeping on his office desk.
Eight & Bob Origina Parfum

5. Penhaligon's Nickel Shaving Set, $357
Feeling generous? This luxurious shaving set with a razor holder and badger hair brush will add a touch of class to dad's daily shaving ritual. 
 Penhaligon's Nickel Shaving Set