Our round up of the best Christmas goodies for your Dad
If your dad’s anything like mine, whenever present-buying time rolls around I spend most of it tearing my hair out. Christmas is no different and figuring out what to get for him can be a bit tricky, especially if he’s the kind of person that will just jump out and buy something when he wants it.
However, we’ve done the digging and found some of the most best Christmas gifts for dad this year – from stylish buys he’s sure to love to books he’ll spend the rest of Christmas Day flicking through.
Cool Gifts for Dad
Fashion’s kind of our wheelhouse here at Marie Claire and we’ve curated the best menswear for pop this year. If his office wardrobe needs a major style injection, Penrose London’s gorgeous ties will see him through and Matt & Nat David Briefcase is a neutral, sophisticated accessory that will go with any outfit.
With winter well and truly underway, he’ll be able to bundle up warm with an elegant coat from Weekday and a Loewe scarf. And if he really needs to start staying on top of his skincare, goodies from ESPA and Daimon & Barber are a great starting point.
Funny Gifts for Dad
If dad’s got a good sense of humour, then we’ve got a few ideas for him. Aesop’s gorgeous brown bottle is a great distraction for what’s actually on the label – post-poo drops for after he does his business. Urban Outfitter’s Christmas Beard Baubles are also grounds for numerous Christmas selfies and way more hilarious than decorating the tree.
Looking for more gift giving inspiration? We’ve put together edits of the best Christmas gifts for him, Christmas gifts for her, Christmas gifts for mum, secret Santa gifts and even a Christmas beauty gift set roundup for the makeup addicts in your life. If he’s always got his head in a book, then it’s also worth jumping over to our gifts for book lovers guide.
Is it too early to play carols?
Trick question: go and cue up the Mariah Carey – IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS.
Who wouldn’t want to open this up on Christmas morning…
Is this the worlds coolest bluetooth speaker? We think so…
The colours make this super fun
For the dad’s that have been exceptionally well behaved this year
The quilted jacket get a modern makeover by way of Sunspel and Lavenham.
For the tea lovers…
For any Justice League fans out there…
This snazzy check coat is one that’ll up your father’s winter wardrobe and is a total crowd-pleaser.
Loved by our resident fragrance expert (and multimedia editor) Sunil, this scent combines citrus, basil, black pepper, cedarwood and lavender – and it’ll have you dreaming of the Mediterranean in no time…
This classy red scarf will add a much-needed dose of colour to those grey winter days.
Your favourite tipple just got a festive makeover.
You can never go wrong with a beautiful cashmere scarf.
If your pop’s a constant wanderluster but never quite makes it to the airport, Louis Vuitton’s gorgeous city guides might be the push he needs. I’ve featured the Hong Kong one (okay sure, I’ll admit I’m from there), but they also span cities as diverse as Miami and Seoul. It’s a step up from Lonely Planet and dedicated to sophisticated yet unforgettable travel experiences.
Keep a smile on his face with these sterling silver emoji cufflinks.
This gorgeous razor set is the height of decadence. The handy little stand is a lovely touch and is sure to make any bathroom look twice as luxe.
Scented with bergamot and vanillin, this candle is designed to capture life in Cambridge, from old books to cups of Early Grey tea. Delightful.
This handy little point and shoot from Nikon does it all. With a 35x optical zoom, 4k video capabilities and wi-fi capabilities, it packs a major punch and is more travel-friendly than a hulking great DSLR.
If dad needs a boost of style inspiration, this gorgeous coffee table book is it. Penned sartorialist Hugo Jacomet, it’s a fascinating deep dive into the world of men’s fashion in one of the most stylish cities in the world.
This cosy jumper is one you’ll want to nick from dad’s closet. With a fleece lined collar and contrasting knit patterns, it’s an instant classic.
Maybe he’ll actually be on time for family gatherings with this classy watch. The striped navy clock face is such a unique touch and looks so striking against the stainless steel.
This elegant tea set from Themis Z will make every cuppa taste even better. (Note: not guaranteed, but they’re classy as hell.)
The ultimate stocking filler – and prime fodder for the best Christmas photograph of all time.
This classy textured leather wallet is the perfect style upgrade for the minimalist’s closet.
This classy candle set brings Christmassy scents to the great outdoors, with notes of wild berries, dog-rose, driftwood and more. (Plus, the cases are absolutely beautiful.)
Forget the grotty laptop case that your computer came in. This gorgeous leather briefcase fits a 13″ laptop and comes with all the pockets you’ll ever need: pen pockets, zipper pockets, smartphone pockets…
Bombay Sapphire have pulled out all the stops this Christmas season with a festive limited edition veresion of their premium Star of Bombay range. And if you happen to indulge in a G&T when Dad’s not looking, we’ll keep your secret.
There’s this common misconception that skincare is just for the ladies – and that’s absolutely not true. This set from ESPA is a great starter kit for those just getting into the skincare game (or really need a hint that they ought to).
This gorgeous textured Penrose tie is a fashion forward tie that’ll keep pop a step ahead of the office fashion pack.
First of all, if you aren’t watching Westworld – START. This binge-worthy series is sci-fi Western thriller and that’s not a string of words we ever thought we’d use in a sentence.
Beard concerns, be gone. This blend of calming essential oils that span bergamot, coconut and argan oils is designed to tame and keep beards from falling into straggly territory.
This super minimal water bottle is perfect for the no-fuss parent. It’s a stylish and practical choice for the office, gym or even the great outdoors.
Maybe dad needs to take a hint. These classy anti-odour drops from Aesop will neutralise whatever’s happened behind the locked bathroom door, leaving behind the scent of tangerine and mandarin.
This Japanese handcrafted leather journal is perfect for the man who always writes everything down: grocery lists, reminders, maybe even a cheeky bit of poetry…
Help dad keep his coffee warm with this tartan wrapped thermos.
This plush dressing gown is perfect for lazying around the house in on a weekend.
Whether he’s a craft beer lover or a luxury connoisseur, this set of glasses is designed to heighten your beer-drinking experience (plus it comes with a little card on recommended beer pairings).
If dad’s brogues look like they’re in need of a little TLC, this shoe shine kit from Ted Baker is a great shout. Equipped with shoe shine brushes, two different poilshes and a cleaning cloth tucked away in a fancy blue bag, his kicks will be sparkly in no time.
Let’s be real: everybody needs a spare pair of headphones because they will inevitably go missing. These stylish headphones from Happy Plugs are some of our favourites – there’s more colours on the site if your dad’s a little quirkier.
If dad’s not the kind of person to treat himself to luxury, these super soft boxers from CDLP are a great shout. Available in white, green or black, there’s a three or nine pack set too.
This fancy grooming set from Daimon and Barber is a major step up from your Tesco-bought shavers. The set comes with six razors, an exfoliating cleanser, shave cream and post-shave balm to make sure your pop gets the cleanest shave possible.
If dad’s a total bookworm, this library card with a difference is an ideal gift. It grants the holder free entry to the British Library, access to the beautiful Member’s Room, four free British LIbrary event tickets, 20% off all the retail spaces, priority booking and more. (Maybe he’ll be able to swing you a pass to the Harry Potter exhibition going on later this year.)
Long after the vintage wine is gone, dad will treasure this keepsake box with a list of his favourite things. Just be sure to include yourself on it!
For the Rum lover…
With notes of smooth caramel, black pepper and orange citrus, this is an extra special Bourbon, perfect for the festive season.
Limited edition cans illustrated with original John Gilroy artwork, very chic.