Make His Day: How to Find the Perfect Gift for Dad

Stuck for ideas this Father’s Day? Just answer these three easy questions.


He’s always been your biggest supporter so, understandably, you want to get your dad something special for Father’s Day. But sometimes finding the perfect gift can feel like an impossible task. Whether he’s a man who has everything (and insists he wants nothing) or you’re just trying to think outside the socks-and-jocks box, simply answer these three questions to help you find a present he’ll truly treasure this year. It’s gifting made easy. 

 Is your dad a classic kind of guy or one who likes to stay ahead of the trends?  
Classic dads like timeless pieces that never go out of style (or better yet, get better with age). Think a sophisticated polo shirt, simple leather accessories or even a top-shelf whisky. Trendsetters, on the other hand, will appreciate anything with a future focus. New-release sneakers, wearable devices, the latest in tech: tick, tick, tick. And if he falls somewhere in the middle, that’s still an easy solve – opt for classic pieces with modern details, such as his favourite button-up in the season’s freshest shades.  

 He has a free afternoon – what is your dad most likely to be doing?  
This, of course, speaks directly to his interests. If you’re likely to find him doing something sporty (or watching the game), new activewear or an innovative fitness gadget could be for him. Indulging his love of food and coffee? A clever kitchen accessory or fancy ingredients are the way to every foodie’s heart. Perfecting his playlist? Look to sleek speakers and cutting-edge headphones. Is Dad more of a bookworm? He’ll love immersing himself in a can’t-put-down read from the bestsellers list. 

 Lastly, what qualities do you love most about your dad? 
If it’s his sense of adventure, travel gear or a unique cologne will tickle his fancy. If it’s his playfulness and zest for life, grown-up games will make him smile. If it’s his practical nature, opt for an elevated take on the essentials, such as plush pyjamas or luxe grooming products. And if it’s his generous, thoughtful ways, a sustainably minded gift is a guaranteed winner.