FOR DESIGN-SAVVY DADS
Everything a style-savvy Dad could need to create his perfect mancave. My top picks would be a killer leather armchair, unkillable faux plant, and some faux taxidermy for that whole hunter-gatherer vibe. For my Debs range I’ve designed a donkey, antlers and the bison who is my absolute fave. And if you reckon your dad deserves the luxury of a gentleman’s club, Soho House have written a guide on how to bring the Soho House vibe home, everything from design to drink to recipes.
FOR FOODIE DADS
If your dad is a bit of whiz in the kitchen (or let’s face it even if he’s not but fancies himself as a chef anyway!) definitely get him a Gousto hamper this year. I’ve got to admit I’m a bit obsessed with Gousto. G and I bought these for all our family at xmas, they’re everything you need for 3 meals for 2, great organic ingredients, dead easy step-by-step recipes, everything weighed out for you and measured so you don’t need to faff around and super yummy food. The price is pretty great too. Or if your dad’s more of an outdoor BBQ guy, try the Pitt Cue Co. cookbook – think all slowcooked pulled pork, bangers and mash, griddled steaks and ribs. All absolutely delish and it’s a total meatfest, very “bloke” food! If you’re really treating him, club together with brothers and sisters to get him a Big Green Egg to cook on too. Major brownie points for you!
FOR DRUNKEN DADS(!)
Obsessed with this fun DRUNK painting by Russell Lewis – perfect for overseeing Dad’s drunken antics! Amy Stewart‘s drunkenness meets botany book is an amazing gift for anyone who likes gardening or drinking or even better both. And if your dad needs a home bar (really who doesn’t) the quickest way to create your own little bar nook is with a fab trolley table. This copper version is extra luxe – stack up his whiskey and booze collection and voila! instant portable bar.
FOR DOG-LOVING DADS
They do say they’re a man’s best friend after all! It’s no secret that I’m pretty obsessed with our doggie pals too, so we’ve got everything from grumpy bulldogs, snooty poodles, outdoor moss dogs for dad’s garden, amazing lifesize shaggy rope sculptures, accessories and art prints.
FOR GOLDEN OLDIE DADS
Bloke’s bling. Our bronze head sculpture is one cool guy, he and the specs are always best-sellers and perfect gifts. The Fortuna table lamp is a bit more pricey, it’s new in and I just can’t enough. Chic smoked glass and timeless bronze would be the most stunning desk lamp for my dad’s study actually.
FOR VERY IMPORTANT DADS… how about a year’s membership of our VIP club? He’ll get major members only discounts, access to flash sales first and invites to exclusive VIP events too. And finally if you can’t choose for him, there’s always a gift card!