If you haven’t bought your dad a present for Father’s Day yet, fear not – you still have three days left. And even if you already have something lined up, why not spoil him even further with one of our handpicked suggestions below? There’s not a pair of novelty socks among them.
Part of Creed’s portfolio of luxury fragrances, Aventus eau de parfum is ideal for any man who wants to make a bold statement. Rich and masculine, with notes of blackcurrant, jasmine blossom and oak moss, it will transform your dad’s signature scent into something fresh and modern.
From £170 (50ml), John Lewis
Tamdhu Single Cask Distillery Team Edition
Whisky makes a far classier alternative to a World’s Best Dad mug, and a single malt is classiest of all. If you really want to earn some brownie points with your pa, have a look at Tamdhu’s new Single Cask Distillery Team Edition, bottled to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Speyside distillery.
Henriot Cuvée 38
Famous for its all-Chardonnay Champagnes, this cuvée, only released in batches of 1,000 magnums each year, represents Henriot’s ultimate Blanc de Blancs style. All grand cru sourced, the wine’s great complexity comes from a blend of harvests dating back to 1990. It’s the ultimate Champagne for the most important man in your life.
£541, Hedonism Wines
Any father who calls himself a gin enthusiast will love the smooth and full-bodied texture of No.3 Gin. Smartly packaged in a sleek green bottle, reminiscent of the pontil style that was used to transport gin in the 17th century, it’s perfect for a simple G&T or a more lavish cocktail – get your hands on some crème de violette and whip up an Aviation.
Coravin Model Two Elite
A step up from gifting a simple bottle, a wine preservation system is a far more functional and long-lasting present for any wine lover. Get into your dad’s good books by buying him the Coravin Model Two Elite, which will let him pour any wine without having to pull the cork, keeping all his newly gifted bottles fresh until the next Father’s Day.
Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port
A superb example of the aged tawny style, Taylor’s 10 Year Old is mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood and nutty notes with rich aromas of mature fruit. Perfect with puddings made with chocolate, coffee and almonds, or with cheese, it is bottled for immediate drinking and best served chilled.
Edinburgh Gin 1670
A great gift for dads who like to spend as much time as possible with their feet up in the garden, Edinburgh Gin’s new garden-inspired release, 1670, uses fresh botanicals handpicked from Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. Try it in a G&T with a basil leaf garnish to emphasise the aromatic and floral notes.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Vintage 2008
Classy, toasty and nutty, 2008 is one of the very best recent vintages of Champagne. All those qualities are in ample display in this ’08 bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte, which has the slightly honeyed core and extra zing that only the best years have. The smart packaging makes for a refined present you won’t even need to wrap.
£35, John Lewis
If you’d like to give your dad his gift over a slap-up meal in a top restaurant, check out our list of London’s best restaurants for Father’s Day.