Whether it’s for upcoming Father’s Day, to celebrate a special occasion, or simply to recognize that your dad is pretty great, there are plenty of terrific gift ideas out there to take care of the man who took care of you for all those years.
Now, not all dads are created equal, and it’s all too easy to fall into stereotypes about what a Father (the one with a capital ‘F’) would embrace and need. Like most holidays, there is a lot of marketing and branding that may try to influence you one way or another. Don’t be fooled. If you’re looking for something high-end, elegant, and impressive, we’ve got you covered.
There are two main paths to take when thinking about a gift for someone close to you, and particularly a father who may not always make clear what he wants. The first option is to go with the simple and beloved: that’s anything your dad regularly enjoys, and you know he will enjoy again. The second route, which should be equally great but perhaps requires a little more creativity is getting something you are sure he would enjoy but that he wouldn’t normally get for himself. It’s those things that he might not necessarily consider, or realizes he needs, or simply decide to spend money on. Here are a bunch of ideas to get your brain moving.
There is no need to be overly complicated – sometimes a simple gift is a great way to go. There are a few different fun options when it comes to buying the thing that so many of us enjoy: alcohol. A luxury set of fine wines makes for a great gift, and many companies offer a monthly or yearly wine subscription, which would give dad a variety of delicious and varied offerings. If you’re planning on a going the wine route, a nice bottle or two may require a fine decanter, which is a practical and decorative piece to add to any bar and kitchen.
A similar route might be whisky (Japanese whisky, in particular), of which there are many solid options available. These can go with some nice glasses and a decanter as well. Best of all, you can sit and drink together.
For the man who appreciates quality, and wants to enjoy watching his favorite shows, movies, and sports at their optimal look, a quantum television is among the best smart TVs out there now. The next generation beyond OLED, quantum dots create a stunning, unparalleled visual experience and is without a doubt the ideal way to consume popular culture. Gorgeous colors, incredible detail, and great audio to boot, Samsung’s QLED TVs are a focal point of any entertaining space. You can spring for a curved TV as well – they don’t necessarily improve the viewing experience as much as one thinks, or hopes, but they do look cool!
We often tend to focus on wanting to help people look great and feel good when they’re out in public – but what about feeling great and staying comfortable at home? To start, every king of comfort needs a bathrobe or kimono for after showers or lounging around the house. Turkish or Egyptian cotton are solid ways to go when looking at robes, while a silk kimono is for the man who wants to relax in style. For the utmost in luxury bathrobes,this Cashmere Boutique one is the best of the best. If you’re going the lounge route, then add a pair of slippers, and you’ve got a wonderful, perhaps unexpected gift on your hands. If you’re going to stick with bathroom accessories, then a selection of fine towels will offer a daily bit of comfort and body care for your dad as well.
Take a Spa Day
In a similar vein, as we are looking at things your dad will absolutely enjoy but might not venture himself to get, a day at the spa is always a great gift (for him as well as anyone in your life, including yourself). There is no need to be overly clever here, either. It’s literally a day of relaxing and having people take care of you while you clear your mind. A massage, water therapies, steam room, sauna, and even a manicure, pedicure, or facial are all things that take care of your mind, body, and soul and should be regularly embraced. Just make sure your dad leaves the phone at home – it’s time to completely shut down.
For the man who loves to cook – and what man doesn’t enjoy preparing a delicious meal and serving it to people he cares about – an exquisite knife set, or a collection of stainless-steel pots and pans makes for great gifts. Anyone who cooks with any amount of regularity knows the importance of having quality, sharp knives – it dramatically alters not only the efficiency of cooking, but also your enjoyment of the process as well as your enjoyment of the outcome.
A knife set that includes anywhere from 15-25 pieces will take care of all of dad’s chopping, cubing, dicing and slicing needs, and last a very long time. This selection from J.A. Henckels is one of the finest sets you can buy – it’s beautiful and effective. And a great gift. If not knives though, then pots and pans also offer luxury in the kitchen. This Fleischer and Wolf branded, stainless steel set stands out in copper and proper quality and ergonomic support to every user. Eat up!