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Father’s Day Gift Guide – A Bit of Something for Every Kind of Dad

ByDave Stopher

Jun 23, 2022

Whether he’s a rock n’ roller or a bit a slippers and pipe type of guy, here at Connected, we’ve compiled a gift guide for every type of dad for this Father’s Day.

For the shaken not stirred dad

For the dad who loves a sophisticated tipple, this Park Lane Cocktail Making set from Rusty Barrel is a great treat for him and you (he can make the drinks when you come to visit). 

The set contains a three-piece Manhattan-style cocktail shaker with an inbuilt strainer. Also included are a jigger, bar spoon and pourer so you can measure, mix and pour with ease, a muddler to crush your ingredients and release their flavours, and a Hawthorne strainer to ensure only the good stuff ends up in the glass. It also contains a cocktail recipe book so he can experiment.

Price:  £50

Buy here www.rustybarrel.co.uk


For the rock n’ roll dad

The Camden Watch Company has added a new range to their popular Memento Mori range.  The Memento Mori Luminous features a steel dial with the intricate skull pattern printed in luminous Swiss Superluminova, designed to come to life when the lights are low.  The hour and minute hands are also luminous.  The dial has Roman numerals at the 12, 3, 6 and nine hour markers.  It has a 41mm stainless steel case and a black leather strap.  Each watched is numbered on the caseback.

Price:  £175

Buy here www.CamdenWatchCompany.com



For the shady dad

Vintage design meets contemporary details in these David Beckham unmistakably refined and timeless sunglasses. The Dk Havana features a full-rim square profile crafted from a mix of acetate and metal, with the elegant interplay of tones and textures furthering their unique appeal. The theme continues via the subtly tinted lenses, which lend an air of mystery to this seductive yet practical pair of shades, keeping dad hip and safe from the UV rays.

Price:  £175

Buy here:  www.WatchPIlot.co.uk


For the literary dad

If your father likes reading and loves a bit of travel and wit, you can’t go wrong with a good book by Bill Bryson.  The Folio Society has just released an illustrated edition of Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, including maps.  If he hasn’t read Bryson, this is the perfect introduction to his adventurous (or misadventures) tales.  Not only great for reading but to show off on your bookshelf.  Illustrations by James Weston Lewis.

Price:  £49.95

Buy here www.foliosociety.com


For the sea-loving dad

Whether your dad likes spending his summer days in Cornwall or summer evenings in Cyprus, this silver/grey Lobster Crew Neck sweater is made of the finest Silk and Cashmere yarns and pays homage to the power of the Lobster.  It has ribbed cuffs and a ribbed bottom with a knitted Intarsia design.

Price:  £315

Buy here https://www.plushptown.com


For the viny obsessed dad

While vinyl may be making a comeback, some dads never gave up on the medium.   The new Belle & Sebastian album, A Bit of Previous, is the tenth studio album by Belle and Sebastian and their first full-length in seven years. is a classic Belle and Sebastian album preoccupied with songs and melodies that won’t leave your head and lyrics that can make you smile and ponder and sometimes be melancholic. It is also scattered with big, occasionally delirious pop moments.

Price:  £26.99

Buy here www.roughtrade.com



For the whisky connoisseur dad

Matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years, the 12-Year-Old Fettercairn single malt whisky from Scotland is packed with tropical flavours (without losing the brand’s signature weightiness and gentle gingery spice).

Perfect for inquisitive and open-minded whisky drinker dad, this 12-Year-Old should be enjoyed straight, before being sipped with a splash of cold water that opens up the spirit to bring out its signature flavour and aromas.

Price:  £46

Stockist:  www.whiskyshop.com