The ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide for every dad

He helped you learn how to ride your first bike (probably laughed with you when you fell off); taught you to drive; tells the worst jokes and let you know it was okay to have a cry - he's your dad.

We all know that one of the most precious things that you can give on Father's Day is your time. But that doesn't mean you can't spoil your dad (or father figure) with something extra on the day.

But what to get?

Because no two dads are the same, finding the perfect gift is a matter of intuition and solid research. Thankfully, we've done the latter for you and even neatly separated it into three different types of dads – outdoor, creative and sophisticated.

Obviously, every dad is a mix of three but depending on his bent, he's also probably either more inclined to get outside and kick a ball over reading the latest literature. Or vice versa.

The sophisticated dad

He's keen on top shelf liquor, fond of a designer label and enjoys the finer things in life. Whether it's a Loake valet box to maintain the pristine shine to his oxfords or a Prada weekender, the key word is indulgence.

Splash out on decanter of Hennessy Paradis imperial cognac or give him a style boost with a luxe accessory such as a tie by Gucci or sunnies from Persol.

The outdoor dad

Not one to sit around, this dad is a doer, be it biking, hiking, or building.

If you're dad is an activity lover, try gifts that will maximise all that energy.

Rapha's cedar shoe trees will keep his cycling cleats, football boots or runners dry and odour free while Seiko's Prospex watch has the elegance of a traditional timepiece combined with the hardwearing nature of a quality sports watch. And what better way to keep his noggin warm on a morning run than with a beanie from Italian athletic label Moncler?


Freshen up post-workout with Jo Malone's English oak and hazelnut cologne and Jack Black double-header shampoo and conditioner.

The creative dad

Imaginative and always on the hunt for the next new thing, the creative dad is young at heart with a colourful sense of style.

A not-so-traditional pair of socks from Australian brand Fortis Green will make any dad smile, while a bottle of limited edition Botanica "Rather Royal" gin is the perfect addition to the liquor cabinet.

Treat his ears to some serious sound quality with a pair of B&O H9 headphones or let his shoes do the talking with Gucci's embroidered desert boots.

If anything, the hardest thing now is to choose just the one present!

Check out the gallery above to see the ultimate Father's Day gift guide.