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Champion Fathers

GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERY FATHER

Father, Dad, The Old Man, Padre, Papa, Pops – whatever you call yours, Father’s Day is the time to say thank you.

Finding the right gift for Fathering Sunday - which is June 19 this year - can be a tricky proposition. Fathers come in all shapes and sizes and more often than not, even he doesn’t know what he really wants.

But whichever of the following categories your VIP falls into – which on this occasion, stands for Very Important Pops – you can find the right gift here..

1. The Dapper Dad

If your father is a refined, upstanding, well-dressed chap (or at least, if he thinks he is), then Fortnum’s 3rd Floor is the place to find his perfect gift.

A den of cherishable things, its home to an abundance of grooming accessories, must-have menswear items and unique gifts.

Our range of shaving sets - from Edwin Jagger and Gentleman's Tonic, among others - make a perfect pick for the discerning dad obsessed with the details.

What's more, if your father has made an ill-advised leap onto the hipster beard bandwagon, a shaving set from Fortnum's might also be the gentle nudge he needs to revert to a cleanly-shaved face.

2. The Foodie Father

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach - and we’re talking metaphorically here, not in a literal Game of Thrones sense – then our Hampers are about as romantic as it gets.

Our Gentleman’s Hamper includes Fortnum’s Pickle, Piccadilly Piccalilli, Orange & Whisky Marmalade, a selection box of assorted chocolate squares, Assam Superb Tea, a bottle of Fortnum’s Speyside Single Malt, another of our fine Rioja, a Fortnum’s corkscrew and The World Atlas of Wine.

For a foodie father with a taste for the finer things – or simply for a father was a man-sized appetite – it’s perfect.

3. The Adventurer

Deep down, we have a hunch the majority of fathers harbour secret dreams of derring-do. Most think that given the chance they’d make quite the explorer.

If that sounds like your father, then gift him something for those (real or imaginary) expeditions, like a beautiful hip flask – perfect for keeping him hydrated as he treks up hill and down dale – or this Traveller's Journal (pictured) from The Stamford Notebook Co., so he can record the details of his explorations.

Adventure on, dads. Just remember that you're not as young as you used to be....

4. The Laid-Back Chap

On paper, the easiest man to buy for but in practice a tricky customer, the laid-back dad's very nature – as a chilled-out chap, happy to go with the flow – makes knowing what gift to pick difficult.

You can't go too far wrong with a bottle of Fortnum’s Whiskey – perhaps even bearing a personalised message encouraging him to take it even easier come June 19.

Do ask him for a nip of the whiskey, mind you. Remind him, if he starts to hog it, that sharing is caring. And if you cared enough to get him such a nice bottle, he should share it.

5. The Technophile

Deep down, we have a hunch the majority of fathers harbour secret dreams of derring-do. Most think that given the chance they’d make quite the explorer.

If that sounds like your father, then gift him something for those (real or imaginary) expeditions, like a beautiful hip flask – perfect for keeping him hydrated as he treks up hill and down dale – or this Traveller's Journal (pictured) from The Stamford Notebook Co., so he can record the details of his explorations.

Adventure on, dads. Just remember that you're not as young as you used to be....

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