- Sunday, 29 April 2012
- Written by Madeleine McIndoe
As every year rolls round, it seems that finding a gift for the most important man in our lives gets harder and harder. This is probably because we’ve already used up so many of the options available. Hand-made cards stuck together with Pritt stick will no longer do. The same goes for novelty socks and ties. (We’re not five anymore, ladies)!
No, the definitive rules for dad buying are fairly simple. Keep it classic and classy. Well-fitting blazers in simple colours and fabrics look good on men of any age. The same goes for brogues, with quality belts also being a good option. Summer shirts in light fabrics are suitable for both the office and casual wear.
The UNICEF fragrance for Hugo Boss will donate to children around the world who might not be so lucky as to have a dad to buy presents for, and is a good gift for the father who insists he doesn’t need anything (how can you argue with charity)?
Meanwhile, Mark and Spencers’ weekend holdall looks far more expensive than it actually is. With its love-worn English styling (racing green colour and tan detailing), carrying it will make him feel like an off-duty James Bond. (What every Dad secretly aspires to).
Finally, for the Dad whose haven is the shed, the garage or the allotment, a tea flask is both practical and thoughtful. Now for that handmade card…
Burtons Navy Shawl Collar Jacket £79, www.burtons.co.uk
Crew Clothing Moleskin Blazer £145, www.crewclothing.co.uk
Fat Face Gingham Check Shirt £35, www.fatface.com
Office Donatello Brogue £105, www.office.co.uk
Next Tan Brogue Belt £13, www.next.co.uk
Boss Orange Man UNICEF Limited Edition 60ml £36.50, www.theperfumeshop.com
M&S Holdall £59, www.marksandspencer.com
Dad’s Army Flask £10, www.sainsburys.co.uk
J by Jasper Conran Mac £99, www.debenhams.com
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