In our experience, dads tend to keep their cards quite close to their chests when you ask them what they’d like for a gift. Many will simply say, ‘Oh don’t worry about me, I don’t need anything’ – a lovely sentiment to spare you unnecessary expense, but one that leaves you with no point to start from. Worse still, most gift guides for Father’s Day focus in on overly generic gifts that might elicit a polite “thank you”, but nothing that will truly get his heart racing. Show me a man who’s ever been genuinely over-the-moon thrilled to unwrap a multi-pack of socks or key fob, and we’ll show you a liar.
The key to getting Father’s Day right is to think of the activities and passions your dad truly loves, and work to find something that enhances that in some way. That could be watches (try a beautiful leather watch roll to keep them in) or classic movies (try one of the superb Sonic Editions prints we stock here at GJ) or geeking out over coffee (take a look at our beautiful Barisieur coffee brewing alarm clock which is sure to wake him up in more ways than one).
It could even be as simple as gifting him a nice glass of wine at the end of a long week. Here at GJ, we offer a create your own case service where you can craft a selection from our edit to perfectly suit your father’s tastes. Even better, this is a gift you can kick back and both enjoy long after the day has been and gone. You’re welcome.
That said, if you’re still stuck for ideas, plump for a go-anywhere polo shirt - because can a dad even call himself a da if he doesn’t have one?
Black Double Leather Watch Roll
Barisieur Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock
The Face Set
‘Get Carter’ – Michael Caine
Navy Terry Towelling Polo Shirt
Whispering Angel - Case of Six