Best Father's Day gifts for dads who are hard to buy for

Our gift guide has some of the best Father's Day gifts for even the hardest-to-buy-for dads

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With the big day coming up soon, we’ve pulled together a rather handy list of the best Father’s Day gifts for anyone who's been sleeping on it.

Father's Day is the perfect time to show just how much you care. Whilst we're pretty sure he'd be happy with some spaghetti artwork or just spending time with you, it's also an opportunity to spoil him with something that he might not usually purchase for himself. If you're anything like us, you haven't left it to the last minute—no shade or judgement here—but don't fret if not, there is still time!

From the fail-safe cologne to a seriously cool essentials brand and the must-have gadget to something for the green-fingered, we’ve created a small but mighty shopping list of what to buy this month to show him just how much you care on Father’s Day.

Best Father's Day gifts for dads who have everything

Grooming + Skincare

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Bleu De Chanel eau de parfum spray

RRP: $132/£124 for 100ml

Chanel has mastered the art of perfumery and Blue De Chanel is just one of the perfect scents that belong to this historic (and iconic) fashion house.

This cologne falls in the woody-aromatic family and fuses together notes of grapefruit, pink pepper, ginger, vetiver, and patchouli. The result is a clean, fresh and sophisticated scent—a great masculine combination. 


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Bulldog men’s skincare set

RRP: $18.62/£15

Give Dad the gift of a good skincare routine (opens in new tab) this Father's Day. Bulldog is a trusted skincare go-to-brand in the grooming world with its simple but efficacious vegan skincare products. 

It's also perfect for those just starting their grooming journey, too. This handy skincare set contains a trio of products from the Original's range: a face wash, a scrub, and moisturizer. 


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Malin + Goetz Sage candle 

RRP: $58/£44

Yeah, you’re not the only one who is obsessed with the best scented candles (opens in new tab). Gift him his very own guy-friendly way to instantly improve the vibe of a room by way of Malin + Goetz.

The sage candle is one of herbaceous joy and the earthy notes of lavender, eucalyptus, and sage are pretty hypnotic—plus, it’ll look the business on his bathroom shelf. 


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Dior Sauvage eau de parfum spray

RRP: $128/£101 for 100ml

This iconic cologne from the luxury fragrance house blends citrus and woody notes for a fresh but deeply-nuanced smokey scent that makes one of the most-complimented fragrances (opens in new tab).

Zesty but smooth Calabrian bergamot blends with rich vanilla and a touch of nutmeg for an addictive scent that your dad will love.


Style

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CDLP Lyocell Pyjama Shirt

RRP: $200/£175

CDLP was founded by two seriously cool guys (Andreas Palm and Christian Larson) who have made it their mission to completely revolutionize the men's basics industry with their elevated and timeless underwear and loungewear for the modern man. 

The ‘home suits’—that’s pajamas (opens in new tab) to you and me—in burgundy are crafted from Lyocell, a fiber made from sustainably grown wood pulp, and are cut with a boxy shape, making them suitably stylish on everyone who wears them.


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Polo Ralph Lauren Slim-fit Oxford button-down shirt

RRP: From $100/£68

When it comes to shirts and dads, you can’t go wrong Ralph Lauren.

Whether it’s striped linen or cotton poplin, there is a Ralph Lauren shirt that is sure to be perfect for dad's capsule wardrobe (opens in new tab)this year.


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Birkenstock Vegan Arizona sandals in black

RRP: From $76/£60

Upgrade his thong sandals for something a little more stylish.

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Birkenstocks. We’re plumping for the Vegan Arizona’s in black, a universal pair, which pretty much go with everything and give the much-needed change to his pair of go-to thong sandals. 


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Taylor Morris reading glasses

RRP: $200/£150

Treat dad to something practical but stylish with these reading glasses from London-based designer Taylor Morris. Inspired the staple fashion looks of south London, this flattering unisex frame will add a chic look to work or play outfits.

Get hold of your dad's glasses prescription and you can choose your lenses online and get these delivered straight to your (or his) door.


Gadgets

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Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine

RRP: From $375/£285

If he loves his coffee (opens in new tab), treat him to a new working-from-home upgrade to his coffee breaks. 

In typical Smeg fashion—and modern-retro aesthetic—it's a looker too, with its sleek and curved edges. It also comes in several colorways from black to red. 


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Aarke The Carbonator 3

RRP: $229/£179

For the dad who has everything, why not add a new kitchen gadget into the mix. Aarke Is the home of design-led home-appliance essentials created to enhance and ‘elevate everyday routines’. 

The latest product is the Carbonator 3, which with its sleek lines and rough dusted finish will be THE talking point of his kitchen. This is the new and seriously stylish way to carbonate your drinks.


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Kindle Oasis

RRP: $249.99/£179.99

Update his reading material with the Kindle Oasis device. The Oasis features the best 7” display from all the Kindle devices and a new built-in adjustable warm light which is easy on the eyes, it’s also waterproof too, great for those pool or beachside reading moments. 

Load it up with his favorite books for summer (opens in new tab)—and something new—for the perfect Father’s Day gift. 


Lifestyle + Wellness

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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter by Aaron Bertelsen

RRP: $24/£29.95

Great Dixter is a historic house in East Sussex, England with a rather grand and attractive garden where garden experts from all over the world venture. 

This coffee table book not only pulls together a wealth of advice for garden enthusiasts like getting your garden layout cracked and where certain plants should be placed but also features a collection of recipes like a summer vegetable salad and the perfect pesto. The illustrations and visuals in this book are worth it alone. Perfect for dads that love to garden. 


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Kamado Joe, Classic II Ceramic Charcoal Grill, 18 inch in Blaze Red

RRP: $1199/£1499

Few things manage to grasp his attention like a shiny new BBQ, so for the Dad that truly deserves it (and has it all), there’s no better gift than the ultimate grilling machine. 

Let him grill, smoke, or bake to his heart's content. The Kamado Joe means business and looks the part too. It also features some pretty clever tech that enables you to cook several things at different temperatures. Just imagine the smiles this summer when he is stood next to this shiny new BBQ in the aforementioned shirt and sandals. 


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Marshall Mode II wireless headphones

RRP: $179.99/£159

Yes, dad may love his music but sometimes we don’t want to listen to it. So, give him the gift of sound—and you some peace and quiet—with new earphones (opens in new tab)

The latest addition to the Marshall family is the Mode II wireless headphones. These in-earphones feature the same exceptional quality that Marshall products deliver and very impressive battery life (they deliver 5 hours of wireless playtime on a single charge). 


Sunil Makan is the digital editor of Marie Claire UK. With over 12 years of publishing experience, working on print publications and their digital counterparts, national newspapers, and digital pure plays he is an Editor, Strategist, Content Producer, and Creative Director. In his most recent role, Sunil was deputy editor of My Imperfect Life and before that, he was the Associate Editor of British Marie Claire. Prior to that he worked at ELLE, InStyle, Shortlist Media and freelanced at titles such as Mr Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Floral Street fragrance, and The Times. 


Sunil’s specialisms include Fashion, Beauty and Grooming, Lifestyle, and Culture. He has reported and covered fashion trends at International fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris, smelled and tested countless fragrances, beauty treatments, slathered on more serums, moisturizers, and masks than he cares to mention plus reviewed some of the best hotels in the world—and the worst. 


Sunil has appeared on and led workshops and panels like the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity roundtable, the British Fashion Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Board, and Fujifilm reader events. A lover of—in no particular order—fragrance, fine wine, champagne, Dior, food, and chicken wings.