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Dad Approved Gifts for Father’s Day 2022

Father's Day is fast approaching – eek! How did that happen? If you're in need of some gifting inspo we're here to help. We've pulled together a Father’s Day gift guide, so whether he’s sporty, cool, stylish, classic, or fashionable, read on to find out our top picks for dad approved gifts.

6 June 2022 Editor - H. Samuel

Along with sunshine (fingers crossed), summer comes with an important date for all the dads and father figures out there. You guessed it: We're talking about Father's Day. “When is Father’s Day?” We hear you say – June 19th and it’s not long away, and while heartfelt words of appreciation will never go amiss, you’ll earn extra brownie points with a stylish gift that he actually wants.

But let's face it: Shopping for men can sometimes be a challenge. Why? We can only speak from personal experience, but besides from being surprisingly picky, if you’ve ever asked him what he wants and got this admirable, but inconclusive, response: “I don’t need anything” (not helpful, dad), then we feel your frustration. This, however, makes them no-less deserving of a thoughtful gift – it just means you might have to think outside of the cufflink box. Whether he has more classic tastes or errs on the side of modern and trendy – from watches that will last him a lifetime to the coolest bracelets he won’t want to take off – we’ve rounded up the best picks for the dapper dad in your life. So, before you give up and go for the ubiquitous voucher, check out our Father’s Day gift ideas below. But first, where did the day dedicated to dads actually come from?

The story behind Father’s Day

Unlike Mother's Day, which has pretty sombre origins (starting as a liturgical observance in the early 20th century), Father's Day has relatively light roots – and was created by a woman. Sonora Smart Dodd, wanted to honour her father, a veteran, who as a single parent, had raised six children. So, after petitioning throughout town, the state of Washington celebrated the first-ever Father's Day on June 19th, 1910, and it has fallen on the third Sunday in June ever since.

At the first Father's Day celebration, young women handed out red roses to their fathers (while white roses were used to commemorate the deceased dads). Today, gifts for dads are more long-lasting with (perhaps unsurprisingly), the trusty slipper, traditional necktie or reliable cufflinks being the most popular (we’re all guilty of it).

Dad Approved gifts

So, without further ado, we're here to add some spice to your gift-giving, scroll down for guaranteed-to-please gifts for dads, from quintessential gents’ watches to leather bracelets, all the way to silver jewellery harking back to the '90s, these are our top picks for the sporty, stylish, classic, fashionable and cool dad. Well, you always were the favourite…

Father’s Day Gifts for the Sporty Dad

So, what to get dad for Father’s Day if he’s the sporty type? While some dads like to play; others like to watch it. Whether he’s an active sportsman or a spectator, a sporty watch makes the ideal gift. From silver to stainless steel and gold metals, to well-known brands such as Sekonda, Casio and Citizen, we have plenty of gift-worthy options to choose from.

Our Casio Edifice watch has Bluetooth which connects to a chosen device to enhance operability to an unprecedented high level. If they’re a water lover, our Sekonda Multi-Function watch is ideal with it being water-resistant up to 50 meters. If you know they’d love something with a pop of colour, then this Citizen Eco-Drive is also water-resistant up to 100 meters and with its striking green bezel, it’s sure to stand out.

Father’s Day Gifts for the Stylish Dad

If the dad you’re shopping for is particularly stylish or, at least, desires to be, a piece of Father’s Day jewellery could be the perfect gift. Whether it be chains or rings, we have the most stylish pieces to suit.

This yellow gold figaro chain is a versatile option that complements any outfit whether worn alone or layered up with others – no matter which occasion he’s rocking up to, he’ll be doing it in style.

If you want to jazz up his hand, you can’t go wrong with a signet style ring. Our malachite diamond ring or red jasper diamond ring will bring a pop of colour and their diamonds will add some sparkle. Stylish and sparkly? The dreamy combo your dad’s been longing for.

Father’s Day Gifts for the Classic Dad

We know we mentioned steering away from the cufflinks this year, but the best Father’s Day gifts for a classic dad are those. A classic and safe option, you can’t go far wrong. If you do go for cufflinks, make sure it’s a set that is sleek yet trendy – these Tommy Hilfger cufflinks are just that with the Tommy flag boasting its blue, white and red stripes around the profile.

And on the Tommy Hilfiger front, another option for the classic dad is Father’s Day watches. This Henrix watch has the perfect balance of smart and sophisticated and is powered by a quartz movement for precise timekeeping, at least you know he’ll turn up on time for your Father’s Day celebrations.

While one wrist is home to a watch, the other can be for this smart yet casual Tommy Hilfiger leather bracelet. This accessory boasts genuine braided black leather and comes complete with a polished stainless-steel clasp and the Hilfiger logo.

Father’s Day Gifts for the Cool Dad

So, you have the coolest dad around, do you? In that case, he must be into his jewellery. Men in jewellery is a thing. Of course, men’s jewellery is by no means anything new. The ‘80s had a plethora of famous men such as Prince, Dennis Rodman, and Lenny Kravitz who weren’t afraid to layer on the jewels. These icons paved the way for the moments us millennials tend to gush over: From stacked rings like Harry Styles and Timotheé Chalamet to Paul Mescal (of Connell’s necklace fame). And while it may be easy to write off men’s jewellery as something only these boys could pull off, necklaces, rings (especially signet rings) and bracelets are unique and versatile gifts, plus they're great conversation starters – perfect for the cool dad.

We suggest sticking to classic metals like gold and silver that are easy to wear with any outfit, so there’s no need to take them off, making these pieces perfect for the low-maintenance dad too. Simple pieces like a curb bracelet that he could wear every day and will last long enough to become an heirloom are ideal. Or perhaps a cross pendant or onyx and cubic zirconia signet ring that are perfect for mixing contemporary edge with classic style.

Father’s Day Gifts for the Fashionable Dad

Got a fashionable dad on your hands? Let nostalgia hit as our fashionable dad is all about the '90s trends. Think dog tags and signet rings and you’ll have a winner – and gifts for Father’s Day are all about getting it right, right? This dog tag necklace features a black stripe design with diamonds that will add flair to any outfit. We’re pairing that with a black onyx signet ring and a chunky curb bracelet for instant time-travel back to the ‘90s. Who wouldn’t want to feel that little bit younger again?

With our collection of the best gifts for dads, you need search no more. Ready to start browsing? Check out our full collection of Father’s Day gifts online or book a virtual or in store appointment with a style expert for even more dad-approved gift inspo.