As the world’s oldest barbershop, we have served a long list of fathers over the years including the Monarchs of Great Britain throughout nine consecutive reigns. The knowledge and experience we’ve built up over our history has helped us gain invaluable insight on what our gents love as a gift on their day each year. Something that’s sophisticated yet practical.
Here are our top tips for the perfect gift ideas for the more discerning dad this Father’s Day. Go on, treat him. He deserves it.
Smythson Panama Wallet - £225
Smythson of Bond St London have been making British luxury leather goods since 1887, and this wallet is taken from their Panama collection inspired by their 1908 diary. It uses their iconic cross grain leather that’s lightweight and modern in style. It features a smooth navy leather interior, gold-finish zip, 8 card pockets, note pocket and two side pockets. Every man should have a classy hard wearing wallet and this is one of the best.
Larsson & Jennings Watch - £325
Upcoming Swiss watchmaker combine classic design with contemporary craftsmanship and style. They have a great range of every-day watches and our pick this year is their Saxon 39mm that’s a contemporary take on vintage style, the matte black casing and dial update the Saxon 39mm's traditional elements such as the index markers, date function and small seconds. Perfect for both the office and the golf course.
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Whiskey - £94
Did you know the Taiwanese were making whiskey? And not just any whiskey but award-winning whiskey too… The 2015 World’s Best Single Malt was the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique from the King car distillers in Taiwan. They use casks which have held both red and white wins before being re-toasted. The whiskey itself is a bold and expressive flavour with hints of berry, plum and caramelised sugar. A definite talking-piece to add to the cabinet.
Shoe care gift box - £180
Grenson know shoes. They’ve been making them in England since 1866 and also know a thing or two about taking good care of that leather. And their shoe care kit as you’d expect, is of equal quality to the rest of their products. This kit is a beautifully designed leather box with a zipped lid allowing easy access to all of the contents. The contents includes horse hair brushes, shoe cream that feeds the leather and keeps it supple, and polishing rag and genuine horn shoe horn. All shoe care kits are complete with accessories, Black and Tan Polish.
Truefitt & Hill Grooming experience - £110
For the ultimate treat, book him in for a grooming experience at one of our stores, which includes a traditional hot towel wet shave, haircut, shampoo and manicure. Plus every purchase receives a complimentary fragrance to keep them smelling sweet afterwards.
Blow the budget - Leica T701 Camera - £1350
For those that truly deserve a treat, the Leica 'T 701’ is a compact camera which combines traditional styling with high quality photos and videos as an end result. The body is made completely from aluminium, with a hand-polished smooth finish. It also features a 16.5 megapixel sensor and has WiFi module for instant sharing.
For more Father's Day gift ideas take a look at our collection page.