From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Whether he’s a keen reader, a cocktail connoisseur or a grooming guru, these are the best Father’s Day gifts to buy this year…

Father’s Day presents a tricky gift-giving scenario. It’s a real head-scratcher of a situation; not quite as important as a birthday, but not so insignificant that you can get by with a card and a trashy token gift.

Thankfully, Gentleman’s Journal is on hand. We’ve trawled the length and breadth of the internet to discover the gifts that hit that ‘thoughtful-but-useful- sweet spot. So, whether your dad is a style maven, a grooming guru or an alcohol aficionado, here are the perfect gifts for Father’s Day…

Go for stylish accessories

Fashion and style likely isn’t your father’s strong suit (although, if he’s of a certain trimly-tailored generation, he probably has a couple of strong suits). Thankfully, Father’s Day affords us all an opportunity to whip our parents’ wardrobes into slick, sophisticated shape.

We’d start by building a firm foundation — slipping on a pair of suede buckled boots from Scarosso. If he’s looking for a summer-wardrobe essential, there are few more timeless options than this linen shirt that has been handcrafted by Italian label Luca Faloni. To further bolster his sun-appropriate sartorial arsenal, why not buy him a signature pair of sunglasses from TBD Eyewear?

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Scarosso ‘Taylor’ Boots

£285

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From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Luca Faloni 'Portofino' linen shirt

£150

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From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

TBD Eyewear ‘Donegal’ Sunglasses

£135

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Buy a bottle from a high shelf

A more classic Father’s Day gift, a sophisticated spirit is a clichéd present for a reason. But, rather than swinging by the supermarket and picking up and bargain bottle the day before, try to put a bit of thought into what he’d actually want.

If he’s a martini man, try this blue-hued gin from The London No.1 Gin. Flavourful and statement-making, it’ll mix one hell of a cocktail this Father’s Day. Similarly, if he’s a bourbon aficionado, we’ve sipped no better in the past year than Gentleman Jack (this gift set comes with a jet-setting wash bag to boot). Or, for wine coinnoseurs, nothing says celebration like a Louis Roederer champagne. 

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

The London No.1 Gin Phone Box

£42.99

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Gentleman Jack Gift Set

£35.94

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Louis Roederer Collection 242 Champagne

£58.99

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Whip his grooming routine into shape

Father’s Day was made for primping and pampering. Whether he’s unwrapping a new moisturiser, a hand cream or a fresh fragrance, most grooming products are gifts that keep on giving all summer long. But we’d take note of the date — and buy something appropriate for the warm weather.

From Floris, the No. 89 Eau De Toilette was Ian Fleming’s aftershave of choice, and sings with rich aromas of orange and bergamot. Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair is a subtle choice if your dad’s getting up there in age. Or, for something affordable and extremely effective, Heath’s ‘The Face Set’ will keep his complexion glowing all summer long. 

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Floris No. 89 Eau De Toilette

£80

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Heath ‘The Face Set’

£24

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Make this a Father's Day to remember with a watch

Now we move onto the bigger budget items. A watch may usually be reserved for milestone birthdays or anniversaries, but there’s something sentimental about gifting your father the gift of time — especially when the watches are this nice.

Rado’s new Captain Cook Chronograph is an excellent option; sitting snugly on a summer-ready fabric strap. Or the groundbreaking Type 3 from Ressence, filled with a film of oil to cancel out any dial-obstructing refractions or reflections. We’re also great fans of this staunch, solid Spirit Zulu Time from Longines — a watch fit for a father. 

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Rado Captain Cook Chronograph

£3440

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Longines Spirit Zulu Time

£2400

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Wrap up a page-turner for his present

Of course, there are few better gifts for harried, hurried fathers than a little down time. And there are few better ways to spend an afternoon off than with a dram of that Aberlour above and a good book. 

We’d start with Silverview, the posthumously published final novel of spymaster John le Carré that’ll grip him for hours on end. Similarly, The Islander is the memoir of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and spins records and thrilling yarns in equal soulful measure. Or, if he’s a budding chef, Seared will turn up the heat on his barbecuing skills.

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Silverview, by John le Carré

£20

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The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond

£16.40

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Seared: The Ultimate Guide to Barbecuing Meat

£17.99

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Knock his socks off with the perfect pair

And, finally, let’s pull on one final cliché; socks. But these soft stalwarts of the Father’s Day gifting parade crop up cosily every year for a reason. And that reason is; most people buy bad socks. But buy the below and you’ll never need to restock his sock drawer ever again.

From London Sock Company, this 15-strong collection is dotted with patterns including checks, zig-zags and yes, even dots. From Sirluxe, this smaller option is boldly blue and crafted from sustainable bamboo. Or, if you’re looking for token couple of pairs, Aubin’s subtly striped ‘Glanford’ socks will work with any outfit.

From whisky to watches, these are the best gifts for Father’s Day 2022

London Sock Company Designer Collection

£215

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Sirluxe Socks ‘Déjà Blue’ Bamboo Socks

£30

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Aubin ‘Glanford’ Socks

£25

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