Father's Day Gift Guide

09/06/2014 17:31 BST | Updated 09/08/2014 10:59 BST

Even guys seem to find their fathers difficult to buy gifts for so, as it's Father's Day this Sunday, it really is time to get your thinking caps on.

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend time with him by taking him out to the cinema or round of golf - just giving up that extra bit of your time will hopefully make for some great memories for both of you.

My brothers and I always club together to get our dad one great present rather than three smaller ones but, however you split it, if you want to avoid the usual socks or Amazon vouchers, here's a few suggestions to help you along.

And don't forget the handmade card - no matter how old or art-intolerant you are, the sentiment and effort will be much appreciated.


1 Red5, Click Clock Walnut, £44.95, from; 2 Polo Ralph Lauren, Saddle Leather Belt, £45, from;3 Lanvin, New Alber Velvet and Silk Bow Tie, £80, from; 4 Mulberry, leather iPhone cover, £80 from; 5 Oliver Spencer, Brown Contrast-Buckle Leather Belt, £95 from; 6 M&S Harris Tweed laptop case, £45, and 7, Harris Tweed wallet, £15, both from; 8 Paul Smith, Camouflage-Print Leather Billfold Wallet, £140, from; 9 Hotel Chocolat, 'For My Dad' chocolate pocket selection, £9 from; 10 Tom Dixon, Tool the Bookworm Pen bookmark, £12, from Selfridges; 11 Anderson's, Leather-Trimmed Elasticated Woven Belt, £65, from; 12 Home Candy, personalised map wallet, £115 from; 13 Lagerfeld iPad cover, £175, from the Karl Lagerfeld London store, 145-147 Regent Street, London W1B 4JB (Tel 020 7439 8454); 14 Ted Baker, Brogue Notebook, £18, from Selfridges.com15 Bicycle Multi Tool, £6.95 from; 16 Wild & Wolf, Gentleman's Hardware 13" laptop sleeve, £40 from Selfridges.


1 & 10Star Wars x Vans Classics shoes (1 is available in kids' sizes too), £52 each from and various Vans stockists; 2 Vinderalls bottle cover, £13.99 from The Gift Oasis; 3 The Savoy, The Manhattan, £225 exclusively from Selfridges; 4 Georg Jensen, Alfredo Carafe, £40, from; 5 Aviation, Dry Gin Gift Pack with stainless steel cocktail shaker, measure and cocktail recipe book, £41.99 from; 6 Mississippi Barbecue Sauce, Original Barbecue Sauce, £3.99, 7 Fauchon, Mini French Mustard gift set, £9.99, and 8 Exclusive Coca-Cola and Coke Zero limited edition Father's Day bottles, £1.99 each, all available from Selfridges; 9 Classic Gentleman's Wine Drinking Bar Set, £16.95, dotcomgiftshop.


1 Banana Republic, Original Fit Printed Shorts, £45 from; 2 FitBit, Flex wireless activity & sleep wristband, £79.99, and 3 B&O Play, Form 2i Ultra-Light On-Ear headphones, £109.99, 4 Moleskine, 10" laptop case, £39, all from Selfridges; 5 Woven-cord and Metal Hook Wrap Bracelet, £70, and 6 Leather and Metal Hook Wrap Bracelet, £60, both by Miansai from; 7 Oakley Caveat Sunglasses, £130, from various Oakley stockists; 8 Miansai, PVD-Coated Metal Cuff, £190, and 9 APC, holdall bag, £150, both from; 10 Lotus Grill barbecue, available in two sizes priced £129/£199, from; 11 Alexander McQueen, Embossed Leather Billfold Wallet, £160, from; 12 Sony, Splash-proof Portable Speakers with Bluetooth & NFC, £119.99 from; 13 Goodhood, 'Bad Dad' (Bad as in Good) Mug, £12, from; 14 London Undercover, Bamboo-handled Collapsible Umbrella, £60, from; 15 Zee, hose reel, available in 10m or 30m for £125 or £230 respectively, from; 16 Craft Design Technology, CDT Scissors, £55, from The Goodhood Store; 17 Tusting, Excursion Waxed Canvas Washbag with Leather Trim in Lichen, £99, (can be monogrammed for an additional fee) from


1 Ron Dorff, Skin Discipline shampoo, £18, 2 Triumph & Disaster, Ritual face cleanser, £18, and 3 Ron Dorff, Skin Discipline body wash, £18, all exclusively from Selfridges; 4 Karl Lagerfeld for Men eau de toilette from £33, from Harrods; 5 Yohi Homme eau de toilette, from £35 from Selfridges; 6 Aesop, The Athlete grooming kit, £80 from; 7 Exclusive Triumph & Disaster, Gameface moisturiser tube, £34, and 8 Comme des Garcons, Amazing Green eau de parfum natural spray, £57, both from Selfridges; 9 Czech & Speake, Number 88 Shaving Soap Refill, £21 from; 10 Cowshed, Neville Shaving Brush & Stand, £105 from; 11 Giorgio Armani, Attitude Extreme eau de toilette, £59, and 12Exclusive Bella Bellissima, Perfect Man cologne intense, £48, both from Selfridges; 13 Baxter of California, Skin 1-2-3 Kit, £45, and 14 Malin + Goetz, Essentials Travel Kit, £20, both from; 15 Malin + Goetz, Dark Rum scented candle, £37 from