Celebrate your favourite superhero: Dad. Here are our favourite choices for Father’s Day gifts this year.
Every coffee connoisseur will appreciate this gorgeous set precision-engineered from stainless steel. Its monochrome colours and streamlined silhouettes are designed for the purist who wants style, but understands that pleasing forms shouldn’t distract from the main star—the coffee itself. A bold statement in the art of dripping and percolating, this set includes a stove top coffee maker and four espresso cups.
A great choice for both work and holiday trips, this roomy suitcase features an expansion system that allows for up to two inches of additional space. For the stylish traveller, a removable garment sleeve also accommodates one suit. The FXT ballistic nylon also makes it ultra-durable and virtually abrasion proof. This is part of TUMI’s Alpha 3 collection, which Hollywood star Chris Pratt has recently partnered up for and personally uses. If it’s good enough for Star-Lord, it’s good enough for dad!
Who needs a smart TV when you can just plug this little dongle into your telly? With the latest Chromecast, dad doesn’t have to waste time learning his way around a brand new gadget; it is controlled entirely through his choice of smartphone, tablet or laptop. Stream Netflix, YouTube, or photos, websites and more, straight from pre-existing devices onto the telly. Browsing, playback controls and volume adjustments are all done straight from personal devices too. Dad will have watched all of Planet Earth before you know it.
Whimsical design mavens L’OBJET has collaborated with the Haas Brothers to create a range of objects for the home that look like fantasy characters. We really like this furry monster with a single gleaming horn; the porcelain vessel with 24k gold accents opens to reveal a four-wick candle that has a burn time of up to 300 hours. Inspired by the Mojave Desert, the scent carries notes of bay laurel, juniper, Atlas cedar and frankincense. After the candle is used up, it can still function as an attention-grabbing storage unit.
The Chinese concept of ‘yang sheng’ means to ‘nourish life’, an age-old philosophy that emphasises nurturing the body, mind and spirit. This book by Katie Brindle—a graduate of the Integrated College of Chinese Medicine in the UK—is an approachable guide to unravelling and understanding this complicated and rather abstract medicinal concept, and will teach readers how to self-treat anything from dull skin and digestion issues to stress, anxiety and insomnia. Why shouldn’t Dad’s love for DIY extend to his health?