Dads don’t ask for much, so make Father’s Day count this year with a memorable, must-have gift
A gift for the senses: Blu Mediterraneo La Collezione travel set by Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma has launched a neat, limited-edition travel set featuring three invigorating Blu Mediterraneo scents. The sophisticated collection of transporting fragrance is imbued with the radiance, warmth and serenity of the Mediterranean, bursting with zesty and floral accents. Vibrant citrus notes are tempered cedar, wood and musk for a lingering, sensual finish.
These three, travel-sized bottles come in a printed coffret inspired by the ancient art of majolica ceramics, ubiquitous along the Mediterranean coast. Elegant and easy to wrap – result.
To mark the launch of the La Collezione travel set, Acqua di Parma has created a unique pop-up space in Harvey Nichols, inspired by the collection. On the 2 and 8 June, an in-house artist will be on-site for personalisation and bottle-painting, and all customers who purchase the travel set will also be gifted a chic Majolica tile of their choice scented with their favourite fragrance.
£99, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ
A touch of character: GT Supercar Cufflinks by Deakin & Francis
Purveyor of fine British cufflinks with character, Deakin & Francis has translated the new Ford GT supercar into an innovative pair of shirt fasteners, meticulously made in a sleek, dark finish. Deakin & Francis also offer a bespoke jewellery design service, which can tailor cufflinks to your specific requirements, from dazzling diamond headlights to a vibrant, colourful finish. These miniature works of art make a perfect present for the motor-mad dad.
High spirits: Casamigos Tequila Gift Pack
Casamigos Tequila, the premium spirit owned by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman, has launched a limited-edition gift pack for Father’s Day. Available exclusively from 31DOVER.com, each elegant box contains a 70cl bottle of Casamigos Tequila and two bespoke glasses – one for you, and one for you dad. George Clooney sadly not included.
Three separate gift packs are available with Blanco priced at £51.95 per set; Reposado at £57.95 per set and Añejo at £63.95 per set, www.31dover.com
The Art Deco delight: Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's
For the gin-loving dads out there, step forward Juniper Sling – an exuberant new fragrance that takes its cue from the iconic spirit, London Dry Gin. Inspired by its namesake tipple, the playful scent evokes the glamour and Art Deco elegance of the Roaring Twenties. This crisp cocktail blends juniper with angelica and brandy, enriched by a heart of black pepper, cardamon, soft leather and orris. A dash of black cheery and amber add a sensual finish.
A feast for Father’s Day: Fortnum & Mason Hamper
The Fortnum & Mason Hamper is a failsafe Father’s Day gift, packed full of delectable treats ranging from elegant Fortnum & Mason jars of pickles and preserves to tea, biscuits, wine and champagne. Starting from £55, the namesake wicker basket is delivered direct you dad’s door for minimum fuss, maximum appreciation.
The Marylebone Hamper, £225, 181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER, www.fortnumandmason.com
The day out: dad-friendly afternoon tea and pop-up barbershop at The Marylebone
In celebration of Father’s Day, The Marylebone hotel has partnered with Truefitt & Hill, the oldest barbershop in the world, on an exclusive pop-up in the hotel’s 108 Pantry. Throughout the weekend, the barbershop will be offering complimentary treatments including hot towel wet shaves and beard trims.
There is also a Daddy Cool Afternoon Tea available on both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. An afternoon tea with a twist, tuck into hearty grilled rib-eye steak sandwiches and chunky pork and truffle sausage rolls, paired with Guinness or a dram of Macallan Gold Whisky.
Complimentary treatments available 11am and 4pm. The Daddy Cool Afternoon Tea is priced from £32 per person, www.doylecollection.com/marylebone
For the traveler: Aspinal of London
Sophisticated, understated and durable, Aspinal of London’s travel range is ideal for the discerning dad. Select from holdalls impeccably crafted from pebble calfskin leather, in addition to cabin cases, luggage tags and passport holders. Aspinal of London also offers free engraving for a truly personal purchase.
Boston Bag in Dark Brown Pebble, £595; set of 2 Luggage Tags in Midnight Blue Lizard, £40, www.aspinaloflondon.com
Come Hell or High Water Discovery Set by BeauFort London
BeauFort London has launched a slick new discovery set of scents, steeped in British maritime history. The set features 7.5ml travel sprays of each scent from the Come Hell or High Water collection, inspired by Britain’s nautical past, from the Battle of Trafalgar to pen and ink drawings of yachts, sea trade and sailor's tattoos.
The result is a rich and undoubtedly masculine collection of warm, dark fragrances blending smoke, spices, tobacco, whisky and sea-worn timber, uplifted by citrus and vanilla notes. The set of five sophisticated scents is presented in a handsome leather roll, stamped with the BeauFort London logo. A little bit of modern treasure for instant pleasure this Father’s Day.
The slick gadget: Sage by Heston Blumenthal, the dual boiler Espresso Coffee Machine
For the coffee connoisseur, opt for this elegant Espresso Coffee Machine by Sage by Heston Blumenthal. The sleek device allows you to control every step of the process and can extract espresso and milk simultaneously for a seriously good cuppa. Once purchased, Sage sends a coffee engineer to your home to ensure your machine is set up and running for optimal performance. Espresso martini anyone?
The Woody Office of Daddy candle by Lola James Harper
Founded by French designer Rami Mekdachi, Lola James Harper is a cult fragrance and lifestyle concept spanning candles, furniture and music. The Woody Office of Daddy is the ideal, evocative gift for the home-working dad this Father’s Day, and certain to add a touch of style to any man cave.