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10 gift suggestions for dads (because they’re hardest to buy for…)

Dads are the hardest to buy for, so to save you the effort of searching around, here's our gift guide for dads

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Buy presents for dads is a tough one. Either they are quite simply happy with a nice book (which of course seems far too easy), or they don’t seem to really like anything… It’s pretty tricky. So we have compiled a list of gift suggestions for dads that will make the Christmas shopping that much easier.

Design your own swim shorts with Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown photographic swim shorts

Are your parents popping off somewhere hot in the New Year? If so a pair of personal swim shorts would make a thoughtful and unique Christmas present. You can upload a snapshot you want on the shorts, and off you go. If you aren’t feeling inspired enough, the Setter shorts (£225) with Slim Aarons photography are great. Design your own shorts £395.

Get cosy

Johnstons of Elgin dressing gownWho wouldn’t want to find a cosy Johnstons of Elgin cashmere dressing gown under the tree? (£1,695).

Fix up, look sharp

dad giftsIf your dad could do with a style revamp, these gifts would be ideal. We love this Common Projects Cross-Grain Leather Backpack (£740), so much cooler than those pull along laptop bags… These Duke & Dexter Storm Trooper loafers are a modern update on the smoking slippers (£165). While these TD Tom Davies sunglasses make everyone look cooler. If they are good enough for Superman… (£395).

For a smarter occasion, this Anthony Sinclair Conduit cut suit, from £750 is ideal, if your budget can stretch that far…

Boys and their toys


Get your dad some new gadgets this Christmas to keep him busy. This Doiy Design Bumblebee Fixie pizza cutter is affordable and fun, £14.99 This Oggetto Freud stovetop coffee maker will make mornings before work that much more bearable, £114 oggetto.comVertu’s New Signature Touch is the ultimate in luxury technology. We love the grape lizard version, £7,300.

Bath time

Aesop The Avid TravellerThe Aesop Avid Explorer gift set it perfect for dads on the go. They can pop this in their bag and they are set for any adventure, £75.

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