Hood's 2019 Father's Day gift guide
With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away (16 June, for those who haven’t marked it in the calendar yet!), now’s a great time to start thinking about the perfect present for your father figure, to show him how much you care.
Whether you’re buying for your dad, your father-in-law, your stepdad or for a new dad, we’ve put together a selection of gifts that he’s guaranteed to love at any age.
The smoothest gin, distilled to perfection in Dumfries, we think any dad would love a bottle of Oro this Father’s Day. Silky enough to be served neat, or as the ideal foundation for his roster of cocktails, this would be a much-loved addition to any drinks cabinet.
P.S. Hood readers can enjoy a 15% discount at orogin.co.uk using the code “hood15”. Why not treat yourself to a bottle, as well as one for Dad?
Loake ‘Balmoral’ weekend bag
Whether your dad’s a jetsetter or just likes to look good on the go, a luxury weekender bag is a great gift. We think that this timeless brown leather Balmoral bag from Loake is a classic choice; available in three variations, with smooth and grain leathers to choose from, it’s incredibly spacious and the stylish choice for any weekend away.
£235, loake.co.uk or Loake Edinburgh/Glasgow stores
Jorum ‘Arborist’ EDP
Fresh from Scotland’s newest fragrance house, Jorum Studio, ‘Arborist’ is an enchanting and unusual fragrance. With nods to Scots timbers, raw flowers, botanicals and forest fruits, ‘Arborist’ hints at worked skin, whisky distilleries and woodland walks. A contemporary classic for the fragrance connoisseur.
You can also enjoy 15% off during June with the exclusive discount code “HOODJUN15”.
Lunch to share at Bo & Birdy
Instead of a physical present, why not give your dad the gift of time this Father’s Day? Take him for a slap-up meal at Glasgow’s newest hotspot, that’s already familiar to you. Bo & Birdy, in the Blythswood Square hotel, offers a ‘farm to fabulous’ menu with the best produce that Scotland has to offer. We think any dad would love to indulge in one of the renowned sharing plates.
Prices vary, boandbirdy.com
A Pickering’s Gin distillery tour
If your dad’s a bit of a gin fiend, then book him a slot on Pickering’s ‘gin jolly’ distillery tours. He’ll see how handcrafted gin is really made, spend time tasting gins and have a nosy around the botanicals room and stills to see what goes on behind the scenes.
M&S Hawaiian shirt
A contemporary twist on the classic Hawaiian shirt, we think trendy dads will love this one! With a stormy sea scene, complete with ships and octopuses, this comfy cotton shirt has a flattering narrow cut too, for an update on the classic. Perfect for sunny days or when he wants his outfit to act as a talking point.
£25, marksandspencer.com and Marks & Spencer stores
Oliver Peoples Ryerson glasses
We’re firm believers in stylish specs, and this pair of Oliver Peoples glasses will give Dad’s look a modern update. Full-rimmed with a rounded shape, in chic acetate, this is a classic look with a 2019 twist.
From £198, 2020opticians.com
Everyman Cinema gift card
If your dad is a bit of a movie buff, treat him to a few trips to Glasgow’s plush Everyman Cinema. Showing the latest big-screen blockbusters as well as an array of indie flicks, he’ll love the cosy, comfy surroundings and the chance to unwind – plus, you can even order him food delivered direct to his seat, what more could he want?
From £20, everymancinema.com
Balblair 12-year-old whisky
We can’t think of a dad who doesn’t love a dram (or two) of the good stuff, so gift him a bottle of the Highlands’ finest, Balblair. A fine balance of fruit, spice and sweetness, this is an elegant whisky that even newbies will love, and is the signature of the distillery. Expect notes of lemon, vanilla, honey, orange and apple, for a creamy, spicy sip.
PURE Spa’s ‘Time Out for Men’ package
We know that lots of dads might not think of a spa day as a gift, but we think that he’ll love this one. Book him in at one of nine Scottish PURE Spas across the country, to enjoy a deep-cleansing ‘power booster’ facial to decongest and smooth his skin, and an intensive deep tissue back massage to help him unwind.
Simon Carter gunmetal stag head cufflinks
A classic gift that he’s sure to treasure, we think that these sleek stag cufflinks will make dressing up fun. In deep gunmetal with Swarovski crystal embellishments, this is a special present perfect for Dads that love to look good for every occasion.
£60, harveynichols.com and Harvey Nichols stores
Hancock Article 1 vulcanised rubber raincoat
Yes, this is a lavish gift – but hear us out. Hancock’s coats (designed and made in Glasgow) will last you a lifetime, and we can’t think of an occasion where this timeless navy style wouldn’t work. 100% waterproof, with a quilted liner and interchangeable collar and hood, this really is an investment purchase that we think is worth every penny.
Citizen stainless steel sports watch
A watch is a (pardon the pun) timeless present, especially when it’s as classic as this Citizen one. In brushed stainless steel with an emerald green face, this is a sophisticated everyday watch that will ensure he thinks of you daily. You could even get it engraved to make it extra special…
Next embossed moccasin slippers
We defy you to find a dad who wouldn’t secretly be thrilled to be gifted with a fresh pair of slippers – particularly when they’re as luxe as these ones from Next! Made of chic embossed tan leather, he can sink his feet into a memory foam footbed and pad about the house in style.
£30, next.co.uk and Next stores
The Chippendale Experience Course
If your dad has always harboured a longing to make something with his hands and learn a real skill, why not book him in for one of the short courses at the award-winning Chippendale School in East Lothian? A week-long taster course will introduce him to a whole range of woodworking skills and techniques, helping him to learn how to create a new family heirloom.