Gotta Have It
Alert alert - Father's Day incoming! Sunday 16 June, to be precise. If you're stumped for a gift for your dad or your children's father (always), here's some inspo.
Buying the paternal figure in your life a pint won’t cut it this Father’s Day? Don’t worry, we’ve truffled out some stylish presents for your favourite fella. And to make things easy for you, they’re all available from Oxford’s Westgate. So you can have a quick peek in & Other Stories while you’re there – bonus!
Life's a beach
Burrows & Hare is the one-stop shop for discerning gents with an eye for design. This super-summery Sunspel T-shirt showcases the work of Japanese illustrator Akira Sorimachi (cool points) and is produced in England (eco points).
Made from used Scottish whisky barrels, these magic chips turn any old Scotch into a deliciously smokey tipple. Simply add your poison, infuse and pour. Cheers!
on the scent
Many Jo Malone fragrances are unisex but this line, a new-ish collaboration with Savile Row tailor Huntsman, is specifically aimed at men. Take your pick from whiskey & cedarwood, amber & patchouli, birch & black pepper or assam & grapefruit.
It's so hard to find good wireless headphones for sport but these do the job brilliantly - and won't fall out mid-jog like AirPods and their ilk. He'll also find them handing for blocking out any conversation with the rest of the family (or is that just my dad?)
Have you checked out the new Castle Fine Art gallery yet? We spotted this limited edition giclee (it means a super high quality digital print, doncha know) Bowie mugshot by Louis Sidoli in the sale. (He got arrested for marijuana possession in 1976. Naughty David)
What to buy for the Dad who has everything? The opportunity to be locked in a small room in the Westgate for an hour, of course! We tried out the new escape room recently (see review here) and it was a total blast. This Father's Day gift box contains a voucher, card and drink token.
The ultimate accessory for dad’s best friend. Nope, not the dog, but the BBQ of course! This stylish 16 piece toolkit, made from bamboo and steel, contains a fork, spatula, tongs, skewers, corn-on-the-cob holders, cleaning brush and comes in a nifty portable case.
Zero points for originality but all the points for total snazziness - check out these bright and beautiful socks. Even Jon Snow (Channel 4 newsreader, not Game Of Thrones alumnus) would be dazzled by these.