Father’s Day: 10 gifts he never knew he needed
Buro gift guide
It's that one day of the year where the first man in your life doesn't feel neglected or second best (sorry dad, mom's always going to be first). It's a special day that he truly deserves for all the fatherly things he's done for you that has unconsciously gone unnoticed.
Whether you're looking for a gift for a know-it-all papa, a young father, or a dad that just has it all, here are 10 presents that will ensure that he feels extra special this year — because you didn't buy him another tie, a set of boxers or golf balls again.
1. Lock & Co. Hatter Napoli hat
Young or old, every man needs a good straw topper in his hat collection. With summer beating down on us hard, there is no better way to protect his face from the UV rays stylishly.
2. IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Automatic 36
If you're thinking of getting him a timepiece, don't go for the predictable — that's black or brown leather straps. This Pilot's Watch with its clean and understated dial, and grey alligator leather strap is just as timeless and doesn't spell B-O-R-I-N-G.
3. Filson Original briefcase in rugged twill and bridle leather
The outdoorsy father will appreciate this utilitarian briefcase made from heavyduty Tin Cloth (also known as rugged twill) that's extremely water and wear resistant. Did we also mention that the 119 year-old American brand field-tests every item made to ensure its durability? Sold.
4. Frescobol Carioca Ipanema tailored swim shorts
For the dapper dad who would never be caught dead in board shorts, these swim shorts do the trick. Both beach and city appropriate, it's tailoring meets swimwear.
5. Byredo & Oliver Peoples Mustard Eau de Parfum
If he is a bit of a perfume aficionado, he'll adore this scent. A collaboration between the classic sunglass brand and the niche perfumer, the fragrance is inspired by the bewitching golden hour — and has notes of Californian lemon, warm sand and berries.
6. Set of two books: India and The Iconic Photographs by Steve McCurry
One book filled with breath-taking photos for his viewing pleasure, but two books might just inspire him to pick up a camera.
7. Globe-Trotter croc-effect leather-trimmed watch case
Too scared to get your watch collector of a father a timepiece for lack of knowledge? The best alternative: A watch case to store his babies nicely at home and when travelling. This one guarantees brownie points.
8. Allies of Skin 24/7 Kit
As dad gets older, he'll appreciate these easy-to-use, anti-ageing treats that fit seamlessly into a busy lifestyle. Featuring an all-day mask, a toner mist and an overnight mask, this is a great addition to a basic, soap-and-water routine.
9. Louis Vuitton City blanket
This reversible wool and cashmere blanket is the perfect companion (and a nice reminder of family and home) for when he is away on long business trips. And when he's back, use it as a couch throw the whole family can snuggle into.
10. Tom Dixon Earth charcoal scent diffuser
This manly, mossy fragrance — a blend of mint, cedar and guaiac wood — is just the right mix of fresh and non-cloying notes. If he loves design, he'll appreciate the mouth-blown glass vessel it comes in too.