It’s just as well really, that Freedom Day has been pushed back. Fancy putting it the day after Father’s Day. Children, or indeed anyone with a fatherly figure, would have been so dizzy at the thought of wholesale liberation, that they’d have definitely forgotten the 20th. And, by proxy, their Pa. Notoriously hard to buy for, we’ve compiled a small but considered edit of grooming gifts to satisfy all.
For discerning dad’s who wouldn’t so much look in the direction of a 3-in-1 shower gel, this screamingly chic hand wash is a reminder to keep on washing. Though truth be told, he’s been washing this fastidiously for years – decades even. A man with whom germs don’t stand a chance, it helps that they’re obliterated in smooth and sensuous leathery bubbles.
If you weren’t aware, Louis Vuitton makes standout fragrances. Not ones you get a waft of and think, hmm, that's nice, but ones that hit you head first in your nostrils and make them sing something wonderful. With sweet and thick amber, playful neroli and piquant bergamot, this won't disappoint.
Despite yelping that the hairdressers were shut, he soon came round. Maybe it was the length, the rugged texture or salt and pepper tone? You caught him more than once, running his fingers through his hair in the mirror, pensive, narrow eyed and nonchalant. While he thinks its Hollywood hunk, it's more dishevelled Dad. Ergo, this is a clever present, to flatten frizz and restore order.
He’d usually have swiped this set or something similar on his jaunts in Duty Free. Maybe on the way to Tuscany, suave suited, like a modern day Geoffrey Peck. With a shaving cream, an aftershave and a cologne, all laced with the brand’s iconic fragrance, this set is the sunshine-inspiring real deal.
You once asked if bubble wrap could be recycled, and his eyes bored a hole into your head. Environmentalism is his strong suit, so he’ll be thrilled with this plastic-free shampoo bar, which gives him something new to preach the virtues of (the beeswax wrap was wearing thin). Deeply cleansing for both hair and scalp, it’s formulated with peppermint, grapefruit, lavender and thyme.
After many months at home, he needs some convincing that the office is in fact, an OK place to be. Despite the commute, the canteen microwave and small talk in the lift. Don’t let the intrepid and adventurous name of this candle, by Brooklyn-based fragrance brand DS & Durga, put you off. Mellow, grassy and fresh, bafflingly, it smells nothing like where birds might be buried.