This year, skip the last-minute buys destined to gather dust on your mantelpiece. GRACE brings you a curation of gift ideas your doting dad will love using come Father’s Day and beyond.

1. For the father who’s notoriously hard to shop for:
What do you get for the father who has it all, or is opposed to gifts? Experiences are always a safe bet. Enjoy a luxe day out with your dad! With social distancing and public places with various restrictions, making reservations may be tricky – so why not plan a picnic? Pack a blanket (and a brolly #ThisIsEngland) and a hamper full of his favourite snacks and enjoy daddy daughter/son time?

2. For the father who loves fitness:
FITBIT Inspire Smart Fitness Tracker, £69.99, available at
Help your dad smash his training goals with this sleek fitness tracker from Fitbit, which allows you to track vitals including daily steps, heart rate and calories. It’s fashionable and functional – a win all around.

3. Sportsman Recovery Kit, £25, available at
Perfect for alleviating all of Dad’s post-workout aches and pains, this Sportsman Recovery Kit comes with soothing oils, stretching elastic and a comprehensive stretching guide, all in a handy tin that you can take to the gym – when they finally reopen, that is. You can also get this personalised with Dad’s name, so get your order in quick!

4. For the father who needs a quarantine hair cut:
Mobile Barber Haircuts from £25, available on
Treat your father to the convenience of a call-in haircut. Make a booking with a barber on the Trim-it app. Heralded as the ‘Uber for haircuts’, you can skip the barbershop queues that will be inevitable on July 4th by having the Trim-it barber van come straight to Dad’s address, where he can enjoy his ‘trim’ in the van’s mobile barbershop interior.

5. For the father who has excellent sartorial taste:
Homme Plissé jersey polo shirt by Issey Miyake, £225, available at
If your father is into fashion, gift him this subtly elegant polo with technical pleats that will add a smart finish to any of his summer outfits. It is available in a range of colours, but we think Dad will agree that a timeless black goes with everything.

6. For the father who loves chocolate
Coconut white, 100g bar, £5.95, from
Now, It’s not just mums who love chocolates, but dads have a love for sweet treats too. Whether it’s dark, milk or white chocolate, laced with nuts or infused with coconut or coffee – chocolate can make his day all the more enjoyable. P.s their organic and vegan too!

7. For the father who is a foodie:
The Artisan Smokehouse Hamper, £100,
The old adage says ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ If that sounds like your dad, make him feel extra loved this Father’s Day by posting him a gourmet hamper like this one from The Artisan Smokehouse. Full of premium cured meats and delicious accompaniments, it will keep for up to 21 days – saving him a busy grocery trip for a few weeks at least! The service also allows you to send a personalised gift card message, making it a great option if you’re having to maintain social distance. What’s not to love?

Words by Tracy Achonwa

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