Equal parts caring and quirky, dads deserve a round of applause for myriad reasons— wearing a Superman’s cape (metaphorically, of course) and being your rock when the going gets tough, to doling out life-saving advice that often comes in handy when you’d least expect it. But, this Father’s Day, let the tables turn. Take charge to show you care (and have taken notes of what matters) by surprising him with a meaningful gift (or two). P.S.: These gifts are sure to stand the test of time, much like your rapport with him.
A Keepsake He’d Love
For dads who’re always on the move, and have an eye for orderliness, a statement-making pocket organizer will make for an ideal gift. Launched just in time for Father’s Day by Louis Vuitton, these compact leather goods come in multi-hues to suit every mood and are built to last.
Price on request.
For Bonds That Are Timeless
If you’re anything like us, you would’ve probably grown up listening to dad’s lectures on the importance of being on time. Well, times have changed, but the equation probably hasn’t. So, how about investing in a timeless watch for your good ol’ man? If the idea appeals to you, look no further than the Breitling Classic Avi Chronograph 42 P-51 Mustang. He deserves nothing short of the best, after all.
Price: Rs. 4,77, 300.
A Gift For Mr. Constant
Frederique Constant has launched the Classics Heart Beat Moonphase Date as a perfect gift for Father’s Day. Encased in a sleek 40 mm stainless steel case, its deep blue dial showcases the renowned Heart Beat aperture at 12 o’clock. This signature feature offers a mesmerizing view of the balance wheel, powered by the self-winding FC-335 mechanical caliber. Indeed, the perfect gift for Mr. Constant.
Price on request.
Say It With Franck Muller
Meet Frank Muller’s Vanguard CobraTM—a distinctive collection that features a case and a dial adorned with cobra scales. Entirely conceived and assembled at Franck Muller, the scales have been milled from a mass of 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel. Complemented by a rubber and leather cobra effect strap, housing either an automatic or a manual movement, and with a power reserve of 42 hours, the Cobra Collection is designed for those with an eye for style.
Price on request.
Or Maybe, A Tissot?
Crafted with a sturdy 316L stainless steel case, The Chemin des Tourelles timepiece by Tissot exudes understated elegance. Its blue dial showcases Roman and index markers, complemented by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. And, inside it? The Nivachron Powermatic 80, an automatic mechanical movement that delivers 80 hours of power and all-day anti-magnetism. With water resistance up to 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft) and a stylish stainless-steel strap in grey, this watch effortlessly combines durability and sophistication.
Price: INR 74,500.
For The Sake Of Good Ol’ Times
If you’ve often found dad unwinding with some classic music in the backdrop, relishing the peace and quiet around him, The Shaam Mastani by The Gift Studio— a specially curated hamper—is sure to leave him smiling. The hamper comprises Saregama Music Carvaan and a smooth well-balanced wine from Sensi Chianti, which serve as the perfect accompaniment on a weekend evening.
Price: Rs. 10, 349
Nothing Quite Like A Heartwritten Note
If dad’s got a thing for stationery, look no further than Montblanc’s newest range of luxury pens, belts, and watches, wrapped in handwritten words delivered from the heart. Ranking high on utility and charm, the curated assortment of gifts will make him beam at your thoughtfulness.
Price on request.
Is There Anything A Great Fragrance Can’t Fix?
Scented candles have found fans by the hordes across genders and ages, for various reasons. Whether you’re lighting one to relax or just for aesthetic purposes, Seva India’s luxury candles make for great gifts. In keeping with the Father’s Day celebrations, Seva has launched two new offerings: Noir and Leather. Noir candles come in a specially hand-blown artistic glass container filled with pure soy wax, and cotton wicks, enhanced with subtle infusions of vetiver and black orchids, filled with black wax. The Leather candles promise to transport you back in time, as the fragrance is inspired by the warmth of an old European library, conjuring a persuasive mix of musty leather-bound books with wisps of tobacco, cedar, and moss.
Price: Petite: Rs. 3,100 and Large: Rs. 6,700
Sturdy Loafers For The Win
Gucci’s leather driver loafer is both a statement piece and a classic accessory. For dads with fine taste in fashion, a pair of the Men’s Interlocking G Driver shoes/ slip-ons will serve as a genuinely useful gift for years to come.
Price on request.
For The Smart Traveller
For workaholic dads who can’t do without lugging their laptops wherever they’re headed, this ultra-light slipcase by HK Basics will do the job of carrying your laptop in style, while offering much-needed protection. Nothing quite like a gift that can be used on a daily basis, right?
Price: Rs. 1,299
Leather Trainers For The Outdoorsy Dad
Crafted from leather with a chunky rubber sole, these sole trainers from Ted Baker’s in-season arrivals are the perfect everyday shoe that works just as well when worn with a pair of jeans as it does with something more smart-casual like chinos and a blazer.
Price: Rs. 21, 500
For Stuff That Matters
TUMI’s Unpack Tomorrow range is tailor-made for dads who’re constantly on the go and like to carry their world with them while they’re at it. To celebrate this special occasion, TUMI offers a diverse selection of pieces such as the Alpha Bravo bags, compact sling bags, travel kit bags, and crossbody bags to the Voyageur, so there’s something for every dad out there.
Because, Fitness First
An unlikely gift, we agree. But, thinking long-term about Dad’s health and routine will leave you feeling proud of yourself. So, egg him on to resume workout sessions in these comfortable active shorts made from 100% recycled polyester from Good Indian, a sustainable athleisure and activewear brand that has been making waves for all the right reasons.
Price: Rs. 1,299.
When In Doubt, Pick Comfort
If comfort and durability are what you’re looking for in a gift for daddy dearest, These fresh arrivals from Bugatti won’t disappoint. Case in point: These blue Alonso loafers with 100% leather insoles and 100% leather lining provide optimum comfort for the feet, making them a valuable gift for all ages.
Price: Rs. 5, 850.
Glares He’d Actually Wear
Blazing summers or not, a pair of stylish glares from The Tinted Story is a fail-safe gifting option for all dads to weather storms of all kinds and is likely to find a spot in dad’s wardrobe. You may thank us later. The Maverick Aviator sunglasses come with UV 400 Protection.
Price: Rs. 3,499
Scents That Scintillate
‘I don’t like smelling good’— said nobody ever. So, this is precisely why Armani Acqua PH perfume set ( which includes a 100ml bottle of the Acqua di Giò Eau de Toilette and a deodorant) makes for a valuable father’s day gift. This refreshing fragrance reportedly captures the essence of the sea, sun, and earth, creating an invigorating scent that lingers on for longer than you’d expect.
Price on request.
A Spritz Of Heaven
A spritz of Embark’s My Journey Kashmir promises the aroma of Pine trees, the sound of gushing water, and the vibrancy of Saffron, whereas the base notes of Oud and Amber give the perfume a whiff of Kashmir. Need we say more?
Price: Rs 2,495 for a100 ml Eau De Parfum, Rs. 595 – 15 ml Eau De Parfum.
In Good Spirits
An occasional glass of whisky never hurt, so what better time than now to raise a toast with Dad for all the good times and bad? The Sterling Reserve Blend 10 makes for an ideal Father’s Day surprise. Sterling Reserve Blend 10 brings together the finest Indian grain spirits and scotch malts sourced from distinct barrel origins, and is chill-filtered to perfect balance with a smooth finish.
Price: Rs. 1350 for 750 ml
For Evenings Full Of Glee, And Whisky
Bowmore 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a delicate blend of citrus notes and mellow honey, teasing the brand’s trademark peat smoke notes all the way. What better way to bring in the Father’s Day weekend than by a good drink?
Price: Ranges from INR 3,200 to INR 7,600 for a 700 ml bottle.
For The Tequila Loving Dad
Given its velvety texture and a long finish with caramel, vanilla, and spice notes, 1800 Anejo is a stellar choice if you’re seeking a refined sipping experience with your daddy dearest.
Price: INR 8,750
How ‘Bout An Evening In The Woods?
Given how Father’s Day falls on a weekend, there’s no better than now to book a stay at the Woods At Sasan, a luxury well-being retreat in the heart of Sasan Gir, Gujarat. Tuck into locally-grown, mindfully sourced organic produce as you tour the biodiverse farms and get deeper insights into biophilia with your dad. Rest assured, these memories are sure to last a lifetime.
Reservations: +91 28772 81000/ +91 87581 00055 /+91 87581 00066
Something ‘Spa’-cial, Maybe?
Indulgent or not, every dad deserves a pampering sesh to relax those frazzled, overworked nerves. In keeping with Father’s Day, Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort offers an array of wellness spas and holistic treatments that are sure to leave you rejuvenated at this urban retreat that offers picturesque views.
Nothing Like Victorinox
Still thinking? Perhaps, the 1884 Swiss Made Automatic Watch will put all your gifting woes to rest. This Father’s Day, introduce your dad to the elegant, shock-resistant, automatic watch for navigating urban journeys, hassle-free. The sturdy yet stylish exterior is sure to find a special spot in his wardrobe.
Price: Rs. 85,000
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