As May draws to a close, it's worth noting that Father's Day is just around the corner. While it never quite triggers the same panic stricken mad dash to the shops as Mother's Day, it's still important to show your dad you're grateful for his guidance over the years and that you still think about him from time to time. The All Night Listening Post has rounded up a selection of nine gifts from some of our favourite brands that will show your Dad you care and help him to live an easier, more stylish life.
1. Thomas Clipper Mark One Purist Razor Set
The Purist set contains a Mark One single blade safety razor that weighs in at 100g and stands just shy of 4 inches tall. With a three piece design, it's made of solid metal and takes double edge razor blades to deliver a closer shave with less irritation. Alongside the razor is a 30ml bottle of Thomas Clipper's British-made organic frankincense shave oil and an organic hot flannel, to help to prepare whiskers for the perfect minimalist shave.
This is a set designed by double edge shavers for double edge shavers and while it's quite a different beast to what younger guys might be used to, your dad is sure to appreciate the quality materials and old school appeal of the Mark One.
Price: £125 from Bombinate*
2. Billy Tannery Cardholder on Kickstarter
Currently funding via Kickstarter, Billy Tannery are producing the first British goat leather accessories form their micro tannery in Northampton. All the products are designed and made in Britain from the highest quality materials by craftsmen with decades of experience and their Cardholder is no exception.
With a minimalist design and slim silhouette, the Billy Tannery cardholder features two pockets divided by a central layer that conceals a special foil that prevents card clash. With room for 6-8 cards and a few folded notes, the cardholder is available in chestnut, black, navy or natural.
Price £65.00 on Kickstarter
3. This Is Ground Mod Tablet 3
Three years ago, This is Ground launched the original Mod Tablet, a magnetic modular case, built to solve the needs of creative professionals. Since then the Mod has become the ultimate day-to-day & travel companion for designers, executives, Silicon Valley tech legends, leading chefs and foodies, A-list actors, musicians AND cool dads the world over.
Now in its third iteration, the Mod 3 features a redesigned interior with ten pockets for phones, tablets, cards and currency and five slots for cords, pens, pencils, notebooks and earphones. The magnetic dock and additional inserts make the Mod highly customisable depending on your dad's needs. Made of tuscan veg tanned leather, designed in California and made in Italy, the Mod will help dads stay organised and look good wherever they go. You could always fill it with a couple of smaller presents from MR PORTER's range of gifts too.
Price: £275 from MR PORTER*
4. Field Notes Notebooks
Sometimes, simple things make the best gifts. Help your dad keep track of fish caught, veg planted, beers drunk or jobs done with a couple of packs of special edition Field Notes notebooks.
Price: £9.50 from Pocket Notebooks
5. Grooming Essentials from Filmore Skincare
Long time readers of The All Night Listening Post will know about my fondness for Glasgow based skincare brand Filmore. It's the only range of grooming products I've found to be consistently excellent across the whole lineup. Thanks to its award winging packaging design the range also looks great on the bathroom shelf too.
If your dad takes his grooming routine seriously, he'll appreciate the natural, simple and effective range. If he doesn't, this could be a perfect way to get him to take care of his skin properly.
Price: from £15 at Filmore Skincare
6. Ripa & Ripa Amalfi Shorts
If there's one area in which most dad's need a bit of direction, it's swimwear. Help your Dad step up his beach game and ditch the trunks with some swimshorts from Ripa & Ripa.
These classic Amalfi swim shorts have been designed to create a more elegant look and comfortable fit. Made from soft, brushed fabric that's quick-drying and has a distinctive cotton-feel, the shorts feature two side pockets with water outlets. The tying-cord is made from braided nautical rope in unbleached cotton. All Ripa & Ripa shorts are made in Italy come in natural linen travel-bag.
Price: £95 from Bombinate*
7. Monocle Subscription
Make sure your dad keeps and eye and ear on the world by treating him to a subscription to Monocle Magazine. With monthly issues covering current affairs, business, culture, travel and lifestyle a subscription is an invitation to feel part of something more like a club than a magazine, offering regular invites to subscriber events and ensuring he'll always have great service and a 10% discount from the Monocle team at their cafes and shops.
Price: from £55 at Monocle
8. Manufacture Degorce Office Slippers
From French footwear makers Manufacture Degorce comes an innovative new take on the charentaise slipper. The Tardoire office slipper is a simple, luxury slipper made from carefully selected materials of French origin and built using traditional manufacturing techniques.
Designed and built in partnership with Bombinate, these slippers are extremely comfortable, with a luxurious wool lining and non-slip sole that make them perfect for dads who work from home or in a causal office.
Price: £59 from Bombinate*
9. Good Life Experience Festival Tickets
The Good Life Experience is a weekend of culture, fun, discovery, music, books, ideas, workshops and the great outdoors. Set in the picturesque grounds of Hawarden Castle in Wales, the three day festival was founded by Cerys Matthews and Steve Abbott with friends Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. This years line up promises to be the best yet, with campfire cooking sessions, live music, inspiring talks and incredible food and drink for everyone.
Surprise your Dad with tickets to the festival, it's the last thing he'll expect. You can use the code LISTENINGPOST10 to get 10% off tickets too!
Price: from £124 for camping at The Good Life Experience
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