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.
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!
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.)
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 Japanese handcrafted leather journal is perfect for the man who always writes everything down: grocery lists, reminders, maybe even a cheeky bit of poetry...
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.
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...
This classy red scarf will add a much-needed dose of colour to those grey winter days.
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...
The quilted jacket get a modern makeover by way of Sunspel and Lavenham.
Is this the worlds coolest bluetooth speaker? We think so...