Want to know what to get a dad who has everything? You can’t go wrong with a fashion accessory choice. From ties and cuff links to watches and wallets, there are choices to suit all budgets, and here are some of the best.
For Big Budgets | A great watch is a timeless gift and one that can be a practical help as well as a stylish fashion accessory. If money is no object, the TAG Heuer F1 Men’s Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch is a premium choice. At £1,050 from Ernest Jones, it is far from a cheap option, but can you put a price on a dad’s love? Just don’t ask to borrow the cash to buy his gift. TAG Heuer is renowned for quality, and this watch is no exception. Boasting a chunky metal bracelet and black dial, it has timeless appeal, and its black tachymeter bezel will ensure it won’t miss a beat as the years tick by.
Another option is the slightly more affordable Emporio Armani Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch AR1787, available from Asos for £329, with its chronograph and triple hand movement, or the undeniably elegant Michael Kors Landaulet Chronograph Gold Stainless Steel Watch MK8370. The latter retails at £279, also from Asos, but its soft-toned strap and sleek black face make it look like it would be worth much more.
A pair of stunning cuff links could transform your dad’s wardrobe from the average to the extraordinary, and there can be no finer examples than the stunningly original Tateossian Globe Cufflinks, £295 from Harrods. These would go with casual separates to a full-on tuxedo and offer a delightful glance at a miniature world.
Mid-Price Ideas | The Triwa Lansen Bronze Leather Strap Watch LAST104, £142 from Asos, looks like a real fashion accessory rather than simply a watch. Its real leather strap and single crown to the side raise its profile in the style stakes, making it perfect to complement a sharp suit or a pair of designer jeans. For the more traditional dad, how about the Guess Men’s Rose Gold Case and Brown Leather Strap Watch, available from Debenhams for £120? This offers water resistance up to 100m if your dad likes diving and a reliable analogue movement to keep him on time.
If designer cuff links are what your dad’s wardrobe needs, a pair of Hugo Boss Circle Mother of Pearl Cufflinks, £155 from Harrods, are a really versatile choice thanks to their combination of obvious designer styling with an understated elegance that is often missing from the mid-price range. Another way to transform his boring work attire is with a great-looking designer tie. How about the slim-line pure silk Valentino Classic Camo Tie, £140 from Harrods, or the fresh and funky-looking £85 Aquascutum Gowan Knitted Tie @ Just make sure he has a big enough personality to match this bold design.
Value Buys | You don’t have to blow your budget on getting your dad a watch this Father’s Day. Check out the trendy Red Herring Blue Rectangle Dial Watch, now just £21 from Debenhams, which would look perfect on a casual dad, or the surprisingly sophisticated-looking Infinite Men’s Brown Mock Multi Dial Watch, a steal at just £26, also from Debenhams.
A wallet is a sturdy gift choice (all dads need somewhere to keep their money before they hand it over to you or your kids), but that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull one. There are plenty of mid-range options out there that will make dad want to splash the cash just so he can show his wallet off. Check out the Anthonys Leather Bifold Wallet in sumptuous chocolate brown bovine leather by Ted Baker, £37 from John Lewis, or a £50 Double Fold Credit Card Case in Navy Saffiano, marked with the coveted Aspinall of London name, for dads who never carry much cash.
House of Fraser has some great deals on designer ties right now, meaning you can grab some quality neckwear at a bargain price and your dad will never know the difference. The Hugo Boss Slim Circle Tie is a steal at £29.50, reduced from £59, whilst a Paul Costelloe Patterned Tie will set you back £39 on its own, or you could take advantage of a three-for-two offer on Costelloe and Baumler items.