Father’s Day - What to buy the man who has everything
This entry was posted on 2nd June 2018.
Birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day. They come around collectively every year. If you’re hitting a certain age, as am I, then you’ll have racked up a few of them and certainly wracked your brains for what to buy ‘Dad’ on each occasion. So, we find ourselves a couple of weeks away from D Day again. Whatever I can think of to get for my own father, he already has and probably because I’ve already gifted it to him; twice, at least.
This year then, I’m proposing to go back to basics. Simple, no-nonsense gifts. Here’s my definitive list for what to buy for Father’s Day; when you care, but you don’t care anymore.
There are the usual suspects; namely socks. The notion that socks are a dull, superfluous gift is one of the biggest modern day myths. True, they may be a little uninspired, but in actual fact, who doesn’t appreciate, not to mention, need, a brand new pair of socks? Plus, nothing says ‘you’re a Dad’ better than being on the receiving end of a pair of socks.
A gift box of bright and boldly patterned socks will always look like a thoughtful, respectable present and the 3PP Gift Box of Viyella Socks is available in a wide variety of options. Plus, if you call Asbury and Pell Customer Services, they will let you customise your selection.
Wallets and washbags are functional Father’s Day favourites too. A stylish leather option will appear generous, without being excessive. As examples, the Lyndon Leather Washbag from The British Bag Company is a smart looking shape in a high quality leather and the Viyella Wallet Gift Box contains an elegant brown leather wallet and matching keyring.
Lastly, a classic shirt is a classic ‘dad’ gift. If he has a stalwart favourite, such as the Gabicci Z05, the Farah Drayton or the Ben Sherman Oxford Shirt, then you can’t get it wrong. Otherwise, a plain long sleeved shirt, preferably white, by a premium make such as Seidensticker is a safe bet, as is a basic check shirt, such as the Ben Sherman House Check Shirt or the Peter Gribby Linen/Cotton Checked Shirt (PS18114).