Great gifts for Father's Day
Stuck for a pressie idea for your old man, or wondering what to put on your own Father's Day wish-list? We've got it all covered*...
Four for lovers of a wee dram...
Add some cool-factor to the booze cupboard with Haig Club. With a fresh, crisp and clean taste and ultra-smooth finish, this is a great choice for those who aren't fond of the complex woodiness of many Scotch whiskies. (£35-£49.99, Waitrose)
Just like a cuppa tastes better from a china teacup, your choice whisky will taste better from a purpose-designed glass. Everything about these Normann Copenhagen Whiskey Glasses has been considered, from how they sit in your hand to a raised 'nipple' that keeps any added ice afloat. (£23 for 2, redcandy.co.uk)
With over a century of history under their belt, Grant's have brought out a modern classic to add to their whisky portfolio. Grant's Signature has biscuit and caramel notes but remains light and unfussy, so perfect for mixing into cocktails, going long with ginger ale or sipping neat. (£15-£18, 70cl, leading supermarkets)
Whisky purists don't do water, they don't even do frozen water, so opt for these sleek, granite Sagaform Whiskey Stones. Keep them in the freezer ready to chill a glass of whisky to perfection without diluting it, just don't try and chew one! (£12.50 for 9, redcandy.co.uk)
If in doubt, choose beer...
If dogs are man's best friend, his second bestie is probably beer. Purity Brewing Company's Pure UBU (named after the brewery's faithful dog) is a deliciously hoppy amber ale with zesty notes, full flavour and a sweet finish. Clear some space in the fridge and get a pub-fresh pint time and time again. (£17.90 , 5 litre mini keg, bottleshack.uk)
There's one life skill that Boy Scouts never learn, but thankfully there's a book to help address this most uncomfortable of situations. 99 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle Without a Bottle Opener is a witty guide to get you out of any social tight spot and put Bear Grylls firmly in the shade. (£6.99, prezzybox.com)
Feel the buzz...
A mug for Father's Day is hardly an inspirational idea, but accompanied by a dose of caffeine and some dunkable delights, it's sure to put a smile on any dad's face. The Coffee Lovers Gift Hamper contains all the ingredients you'll need to perk up that special day. (£34.99, prezzybox.com)
For the modern caveman...
Forget clunky, heavy, fixed barbecues, portable is the way forward when it comes to al-fresco fire making. Grab a coolbag full of grillable goodies and a Weber Go-Anywhere and you're ready to go. Sturdy yet light, rust resistant and with practical folding legs, this family-sized grill will become an invaluable piece of blue-sky equipment. (£79.99 charcoal, weberbbq.co.uk). A good barbecue chef needs the right tools too, and you can't go wrong with these compact, heavy-duty tongs and spatula. Easy to grip, they tackle even the fiddliest of foods to turn, from asparagus to jumbo prawns. (£34.99, weberbbq.co.uk)
Everyone knows what a cedrat fruit is, don't they? Well, if not you soon will. L'occitane Cedrat has launched - their latest collection for men based around the aromatic citrus fruit from Corsica. With a strong citrus tang and naturally woody cedar-like scent the cedrat range is energising and uplifting, ideal for daytime or a summer's eve. (Fragrance gift set £46, 100ml EDT, 250ml shower gel, 75g stick deodrant, L'occitane stores)
If coffee is your wake-up drink of choice, go the extra mile and add a spritz of Thierry Mugler A*Men to your morning routine. The rich scents of coffee beans and patchouli are partnered with warming cedar to make a powerful fragrance that'll kick start the day and see you through to evening. (£41.50-£42, 50ml EDT, 50ml hair and body shampoo, leading department stores)
New scents come and go, but at over 50 years old, Aramis is in it for the long-haul, and can undoubtedly be classed as a classic fragrance. Warming sandalwood, clove and cardamom are balanced by zingy bergamot and citrus, making a powerful masculine fragrance. (Gift set £35-£49, 120ml aftershave and high-performance anti-perspirant spray, leading department stores)
Going the distance means you need supplies. If your on foot or on your bike, this handy Asics running backpack will store all your essential bits, so you won't be searching for your keys as you're stood dripping in sweat on the doorstep. And with a built-in 1.5 litre water bottle pocket, staying hydrated is easy without the need to rummage through the bag. (RRP £44.99, £22.49, sportsshoes.com)
Hannspree SportWatch will track your exercise and sleep, estimate calories burned, set timer alerts, receive message and call notifications, and even check the time. Lightweight and supplied with two comfortable silicon straps, it syncs quickly to your smartphone to make a great gadget for the health-savvy chap. (£14.76, available online)
Every dad is a superhero, but cement that fact with an Under Armour Alter Ego Compression T-shirt. These ultra-tight tees fit skin-tight to aid optimum muscle performance during a workout. With sweat-wicking fabric, they'll help keep you dry and cool. (RRP £34.99, £24.99-£27.99 at sportsshoes.com)
'Shoes maketh the man', said some old bloke, and he wasn't wrong. Dads can step stylishly from the gym to the street with a pair of monochrome Nike Roshe trainers, extra light and well cushioned with a distressed-look upper for casual coolness. Or throw a splash of colour on their feet with Adidas Originals ZX Flux trainers, harnessing bright, modern styling with a nod to the 80s and original 'Torsion' support. (Nike £50-£120 dependent on style, Adidas £53-£69.95 dependent on style, available online)
Inject some style...
Nothing says 'summer smart casual' better than a classic polo shirt. Beach-side, court-side or on the golf court, a Colin Montgomerie Stripe Polo will keep it classy. (£23-£30 dependent on style, Edinburgh Woolen Mill)
Make the sound of loose change jangling about in Dad's pocket a thing of the past with this tan Aspinal of London Billfold Coin Wallet. Super-sleek, it streamlines the trouser leg but still has plenty of space for organising cash. (£66.50-£95 dependent on style and colour, aspinaloflondon.com)
Or check out our great days out for dad this Father's Day.
*Prices correct on 15th June 2017. We cannot accept responsibility for changes in pricing, or for the content of any third party sites.