Not content with getting the biggest portion at dinner, Dads also want great gifts without actually giving you the hints you need to get it right. Fear not, we've got your back.
TOP 3 TIPS WHEN BUYING FOR A DAD:
1. PICK A SIDE TO CELEBRATE
Your dad has a lifetime of wisdom and experience. So what do you want to celebrate? His funny side, his nerdiness, his style… Focusing on an element of his character specifically will stop you buying those generic gifts.
2. START WITH A TREAT HE’LL LOVE
Open with something you know he’ll love. It could be a book you know he’ll devour or chocolate treats that you know he’ll, well, devour. For example, if he always orders salted caramel desserts go for a salted caramel chocolate bar. If he bangs on about politics get him an analysis of Brexit. It'll remind him you know him so well.
3. INTRODUCE HIM TO SOMETHING NEW
Then bang, the switcheroo - You introduce him to a brand or product he’s never tried before. Being his son or daughter you know him well and are in touch with current trends, meaning he'll trust you if you help him take a little risk. He'll love the compliments he gets for keeping it fresh, and proudly telling others you bought it for him.
TOP GIFT PICKS FOR DADS:
LOCHARCARRON CASHMERE SCARF - £104.95Super soft luxury cashmere in steel grey with a subtle yellow check.
CARAN D'ACHE GOLDBAR PEN - £38.50Hexagonal Swiss-made pen with a stunning gold finish.
RETRO LETTER BOARD - £45Retro styling and a cool brass finish to the frame. What message will you write?
HAND PRINTED HANKY - £19.95
A dapper rarity, imported from Canada and exclusive to Mister Newman in the UK.
High-end natural skincare treatment from exclusive Australian brand Hunter Lab.
LOCHCARRON LAMBSWOOL SCARF - £19.95
The classic Royal Stewart Tartan, woven in Scotland by Locharran since 1892.
Perfect for matching with a smart suit, it's a classic timepiece with a modern twist.
BRASS MANICURE KIT - £19.95
He can take care of his nails in style with this swish gentlemen's kit.
CHOCOLATE & SALTED CARAMEL MATCHES - WAS £6.95, NOW £5.56Delicious salted caramel flavour with a fun vintage twist. Make sure he shares.
RIDLEY'S QUIZ COMPENDIUM - WAS £15.95, NOW £12.76
Pit know it all dad against the family with this fun and lively quiz.
SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - £18.99An analysis of the speeches that changed society throughout history.
Luxury treats originally created for Gordon Ramsay's menu in Claridges in 2002.