Words: Aimee Luton
Hi reader, I’m dad. That sent chills down your spine, didn’t it? You can picture your dad smiling proudly to himself after delivering that line. That’s the deal, though. You suffer through your dad’s poor attempts at comedy, and he stands obediently amongst a crowd of screaming girls at a Harry Styles concert. If you haven’t been laughing at his dad jokes this year, it’s time to repay him. Take a look at our gift ideas for Father’s Day…
1. Boss Bottled United, Hugo Boss
If your dad is more loyal to his local football club than you suspect he is to you, why not get him a fragrance inspired by his beloved sport? With wooden, earthy base notes topped with spearmint, this scent embodies the energising atmosphere of game day.
2. Weekend getaway, Tommy Hilfiger
If your dad is an explorer with an unironic love for socks and sandals (they’re practical), why don’t you opt for a scent that will leave him feeling like Huddersfield’s answer to Indiana Jones? Tommy Hilfiger’s getaway is a fresh scent with notes of sandalwood, ginger and bergamot which is sure to inspire adventure.
3. Sauvage, Dior
Warm notes of amber, citrus, and mixed spices create a classic, sophisticated scent. If your father is the definition of old-school grace and manners, this cult fragrance is perfect for him.
4. 1 million lucky, Paco Rabanne
Show your father how much you mean to him with Paco Rabanne’s newest fragrance. If your dad appreciates the finer things in life, base notes of vanilla and amber topped with grapefruit and hazelnut accord create the perfect luxurious fragrance. Perfect for spoiling your old man.
5. Hello you, Paul Smith
Leash for the bulldog in one hand, pint in the other and modelling the union flag à la Ginger Spice? Okay, maybe he doesn’t go that far, but if your dad is a good ole’ patriot, why don’t you gift him an undeniably British scent? Hello you has a heart note of lavender, which blends perfectly with notes of apple, coriander and mandarin. Could you think of anything more British?
6. Code A-list, Armani
Seeing your dad as anything other than your allocated bag carrier/teen concert buddy is like entering a parallel world. But, you’ve got to respect his grind. How so? Get your very important dad a very sophisticated scent. Code A-list includes notes of Tonka bean, lavender, and green mandarin, making it an essence of elegance and confidence.
No fragrance? No problem
Whether your dad is just not into fragrances or your budget is smaller, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
If your dad keeps complaining that the only time he has to himself is when he showers, why don’t you gift him a luxury shower gel? That way, his 5 minutes of alone time can be spent being super sophisticated, before you go back to annoying him. Yay.
There’s three fool proof things to buy your dad every Christmas, birthday, and Father’s day. These are: A tie, socks, or aftershave. We don’t know about you, but aftershave seems like the most exciting to us. If you’re unsure about switching things up by getting a fragrance, you can always play it safe with an aftershave.