Gifts they’ll love: Father’s Day 2021

1 September 2021

This Father's Day, make it a memorable one with Fashion Quarterly’s hand-selected gift guide.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

For the indulgent dad

Tom Ford ‘Oud Wood Intense’ Eau de Parfum

Here’s a lavish scent for the fatherly figure who deserves to be spoilt. Described as both ‘bold’ and ‘smouldering’, this olfactory classic is available at Smith and Caughey’s

For the practical dad

R.M. Williams ‘Comfort Craftsman’ boot

Both functional and stylish, the ‘Comfort Craftsman’ boot in R.M. Williams’ signature yearling leather is excellent as a dress or light work boot. The perfect investment piece, the dad in your life will love this present for a lifetime. 

For the morning coffee dad

Bialetti ‘Brikka’

Now this is a stovetop espresso your dad will treasure if he likes his morning coffee strong—Bialetti’s Brikka features a specially designed valve that produces a high-strength 30ml coffee shot. If you’re lucky, you may even get to sample some coffee too. 

For the mixologist dad

Black Pineapple Co. Blood Orange and Cacao Negroni kit 

If you’re looking for a fresh and tasty present that makes for a delightful lockdown surprise, pre-order Black Pineapple Co.’s Blood Orange and Cacao Negroni cocktail kit, a unique and rich twist on the original negroni. Cheers to you, dad! 

For the tech-savvy dad

Galaxy ‘Z Flip’ 5G

Samsung’s newest innovation for Android operating systems, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is a foldable phone that can capture stunning images. With its hands-free communication and sleek design, it has everything your dad will need in one powerful device. 

For the off-duty dad

Polo Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Sport Shirt

Add a touch of luxury to dad’s wardrobe with the Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Sport shirt from Superette. A classic button-down shirt made from breathable 100% cotton, it’ll soon become dad’s go-to when paired with denim and sneakers. 

For the on-the-go dad

Deuce ‘Donny’ sneaker

Elevate your dad’s attire with the Deuce ‘Donny’ sneaker, featuring a leather-upper, hardwear detailing, and gunmetal lace loops. Durable and versatile, this is a practical gift your dad will wear with pride. 

For the eco dad

Allbirds ‘Sea’ tee

This is a t-shirt that’s good for the earth and your dad. The Allbirds ‘Sea’ tee is made from natural materials, including a naturally occurring fibre derived from crab shells that would otherwise end up in waste. The ‘Sea’ tee is soft to touch, and engineered to stay fresh between washes—what’s not to like?

For the dad who has it all

Montblanc ‘Meisterstück Platinum-Coated LeGrand’ fountain pen

Expertly crafted by heritage brand Montblanc, the ‘Meisterstück Platinum-Coated LeGrand’ fountain pen makes writing an effortless experience. A durable tool that withstands daily use, this is the present for the dad who says he has it all. 

For the minimalist dad

Deadly Ponies Card File

The Deadly Ponies Card File is the epitome of pared-back simplicity, featuring six card slots and embossed with a gold foil logo. It slips easily into the pocket, and can be monogrammed with up to three initials for a personalised touch. 

For the entertainer dad

Sabato ‘Antipasto Entertainer’ 

Your dad will enjoy preparing a delectable lockdown platter with the Sabato ‘Antipasto Entertainer’. Featuring bruschetta topping, crackers, white wine, and more, treat your dad with this beautiful savoury offering. 

For the resilient dad

Levi’s ‘Stay Loose Taper Cropped’ jeans

Loose from the hip, tapered at the leg, and cropped at the hem, the Levi’s ‘Stay Loose Taper Cropped’ jeans are hardwearing to suit your dad’s lifestyle. Made from a unique blend of cotton and hemp, he’ll appreciate this contemporary take on a classic 90s style. 


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