June Buying Guide: Father’s Day

Gift-giving is a tricky business — especially when it comes to fathers. Dads can be notoriously hard to shop for, and it’s difficult to land on the perfect token of your appreciation; what to buy for the man who raised you, who loved and protected you, and who helped you become the person you are today?

If the pressures of finding the perfect gift are snowballing with the pressures of finding something last minute, we’ve got you covered. Read on for a list of gifts that are sure to please your personal hero.

SAVVY SWIM SHORTS

The 3D Pocket Monogram Board Shorts bring a distinctive twist to swimwear. Tailored from embossed Monogram fabric with a textured effect, they feature a 3D pocket detail that is a seasonal signature for the Louis Vuitton brand. Details include a white drawstring, tone-on-tone eyelets, and a signed palladium staple on the back.

OXFORD SLEEPER SET

The Oxford Sleeper Set will provide dad with the ultimate source of class and comfort. These dark navy PJs, made from 100% satin cotton, feature a light blue, handmade piping at the cuffs, collar, leg seams, and chest pocket. Effortlessly sleek, they’re also sure to keep him comfortable, thanks to a soft elastic belt. Looking for a custom gift idea? This set, which takes upwards of twelve hours to produce, can be ordered with custom embroidery in handsome silk threads.

GARMENT CARE KIT

Let’s face it: our dads need special care. The Laundress will focus on the dirty work to help keep him looking (and more importantly, feeling) great. This kit contains everything he needs to keep suits, dress shirts, collars, and cuffs in tip-top shape during a busy week or business trip! Featuring a natural starch, fabric de-wrinkler, fabric freshener, static remover, and a minimalist clothing and upholstery brush, this kit is a grooming staple for every dad’s suitcase or night table.

CLEAN SKIN CARE

Some dads just really need that extra bit of help, and this redness-reducing skincare duo will help him get to the bottom of this whole self-care thing. Clear skin has never been easier to maintain than with the TRUE BLUE Mini Skin Clarifying Duo. The Lapis Facial Oil is perfect for reducing the appearance of redness, working to calm and clarify acne or blemish-prone skin. The Blue Tansy Mask contains powerful, all-natural AHAs from fruit Enzymes and BHA from willow bark to exfoliate and soothe skin naturally. Like all Herbivore products, these are vegan and cruelty free, with no synthetic ingredients (think dyes, fragrances, and synthetic preservatives) to irritate his sensitive skin.

A RECORD PLAYER

This is the perfect gift for dads who just can’t part with those old vinyl collections from the ’70s, and audio enthusiasts are sure to geek out on some seriously impressive specs.  The SL-1200G literally rocked the hi-fi market upon its release in 2016, and the new SL-1200GR inherits all of its best parts. A coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology (which eliminates the cogging that originates from rotation irregularity), combined with a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm, makes for a rich, robust sound.

A GAME TABLE

Americans call it Foosball. The French call it Baby-Foot. And in Spain, where this deluxe game table is made, they call it Futbolin. Wherever he is and whatever he calls it, help dad stay young at heart with a beautifully crafted Foosball table. Enduringly built of stainless steel and durable iroko wood, this table promises to become a family favourite for years to come. Its handsome design and minimalist palette infuse this piece with uncommon sophistication, meaning it won’t detract from an already stylish space. And if your father is more of an outdoor kind of guy, there’s good news: the electropolished steel top makes it rugged enough for outdoor use.

A PORTABLE PIZZA OVEN

GOZNEY’s mission is to combine the latest advancements in technology with the ancient practice of stone and fire cooking. This is achieved through an eagerness to listen to what their users truly demand, as well as a relentless drive to create innovative products that not only meet but exceed the requirements of both professional and home-enthusiast chefs. Drawing from the design and heat retention principles behind their original commercial ovens, GOZNEY has created the Roccbox, the world’s first portable, insulated, stone floor oven that’s capable of cooking a fresh pizza in sixty — yes, sixty — seconds! (Because hey…some dads are impatient!)

THE PERFECT GRILL TOOL

If pizza is not dad’s thing because he’s actually more of a grill guy, go for this gadget. ThermoWorks’ temperature tracking technology is a fan favourite, and it’s easy to see why; the temperature probes, heat monitors, alarms, and high-temperature silicone spatulas are both sturdier and simpler than those of competing brands. This one’s perfect for making dad king of the grill this summer.

HIS FAVOURITE LIBATION

We have chosen this high-end spirit in honour of our editor in chief and his favourite cocktail. Signal Hill represents adventure, innovation, and longevity, and so we thought it fitting for dads who love a sophisticated beverage.

This whisky boasts an impressive flavour profile thanks to the fact that it’s been aged in New White Oak Casks (for notes of vanilla, caramel, and toffee), First-Run Bourbon Casks (for flavours of dried raisins and plums), and Canadian Whisky Casks (to draw out the characteristics of the grains). And hey, it’s all about the water; Signal Hill Whisky is blended with the pristine waters of Newfoundland, Canada. This gift will help you toast dad in the classiest of ways.

THE BIG SPLASH

Have a dad whose heart is happiest at sea? Go all out and give him the gift of a private yacht charter. Designed to pamper, this service will pair him with a boat that suits his needs and the destination he has in mind. The experienced team of the Luxury Charter Group will seek out the perfect motor yacht, sailing yacht, catamaran, or gulet to match his criteria, making for one savvy and luxurious vacation. This unique experience is sure to leave dad feeling like the captain he is.

KHACHILIFE Editorial