It's June. And so begin the questions. What does he want? How do I find the perfect gift? What do you get the Dad who wants nothing and has everything? So begins the frantic search for the elusive perfect present. But save yourself the hours scouring the net with sore eyes - we've got Father's Day down. Our guide has delectable gifts for every kind of Dad. And hey, If you happen to be one of those Dad's who wants "nothing", do yourself a favour and pass this along to your loved ones. You won't regret it.
The practical gift
If he's not traversing rugged hikes he's conquering city streets. This Dad needs everything to have a function. He carries his life in his pockets, but a man bag isn't the answer. If your Dad has a propensity for the practical then he is the perfect candidate for a Gilet. Made in England to exacting standards, SIRPLUS Gilet's are the go-to for a functional father's day.
Updated with a new quilted lining, the Navy Cotton Gilet serves as a solid walking partner. Using durable, locally-sourced cotton twill in a utilitarian design - it's made to last. With two large patch pockets on the front and three more inside, Dad can say goodbye to change filled pockets.
For a fashion-forward functional type - choose the Stone Utility Vest. Drawing inspiration from traditional fishing vests, it's ready for any outdoor adventure. A fourth patch pocket adds the perfect slim pencil compartment for those city slickers.
The unique gift
Not one for following the herd, this Dad has always played with the rules. He chooses style with a touch of edge. He's breaking style stereotypes left, right and centre. That's where the Nehru Jacket comes in.
Unique Dad's need a refined alternative to traditional tailoring. The Linen Nehru collection speaks to sophisticated suiting with a difference. Cut with our signature collar and lined in Italian surplus cotton, they are a SIRPLUS staple. The Navy Linen Nehru has handy jet pockets on the inside and fastens with navy mother of pearl buttons. Sure to keep Dad looking cool, calm and collected - whether it’s a garden party or alfresco meeting. For something a shade more Autumnal look no further than the Olive Cotton Chore Nehru.
Made for Summer weddings, our Linen Herringbone numbers are decidedly dapper. For a smooth silhouette pick the Grey Herringbone Nehru Jacket. Or if it's going to be a real scorcher, Sand or Dusty Blue Linen Nehru Waistcoats to the rescue. With matching Linen Trousers and a White Grandad Shirt, he's dressed to impress.
The fun gift
For the Dad who likes to shake things up. Who delights in the different. The conversation starter - for the right reasons. Short of sleeve and camp of collar, the Cuban shirt is a summertime essential. For the Dad who is stepping out in a stylish statement. The White Maui Camp Collar is just right. A fresh take on one of history's great shirts, it speaks volumes. Sustainable corozo buttons and 100% cotton, it’s a bright and breezy gift idea.
To pack more punch, choose the Luanda Print Camp Collar Shirt. A vibrant floral piece for the Dad with a difference. Made from crisp cotton-linen that softens gradually with wear. It's a loving reminder that we only improve with age.
Best worn open over an organic cotton t-shirt.
The thoughtful gift
The therefor you always, pick you up when you fall, sit you on his shoulders Dad. Nothing says love quite like Liberty. Fabrics that conjure a London emporium laden with luxuries - for the Dad who deserves only the best.
What better gift than the elevated everyday? Together Locks Liberty Print Boxer Shorts are an oh-so-special addition to any chest of drawers. Made England with a stretch waistband elevate comfort to the highest level. For some truly dapper drawers choose the Debonair Ties print. Eclectic hand-drawn design for the first, and best, gentleman in your life.
For the full package, upgrade your Dad's pyjama game. Artistic eye's suit our Click Liberty Print Pj Trouser and Shirt combo. Conversational fabric cut for a relaxed, comfortable fit - he's never lounged better.
The classic gift
For the Dad who likes to keep it simple. Who likes his coffee black, his whisky strong and beer cold. For the straightforward, stylish and understated Dad we all know and love, it's got to be the Grandad Shirt. Clever, classic and consistently versatile - a present he'll use time and again. Guaranteed.
Tried and tested, the Pale Blue is the staple in every classic man's wardrobe. A lightweight mix of organic cotton and linen with sustainable buttons - it ticks all the boxes.
The "man who has everything" gift
Because there's always one.
The poll is in. The results are closed. And we've decided. For the man who has everything? It's socks. Because if those feet have been everywhere already, they should at least do it in style.
Our personal picks for picky Dad's? Nautical Navy & White Stripe. Spun from bamboo, a naturally antibacterial and highly sustainable material, for discerning toes. Alternatively, try the Teal Herringbone. Organic cotton in a classic design that's perfectly off the cuff.
Author Olivia Foan