Art: Kimberlee Kessler

Father’s Day is undoubtedly one of the hardest holidays to buy gifts for. But as the world faces more uncertainty than ever the notion of celebration – even from afar – is warmly welcomed. In the Sportscraft Father’s Day survey, the menswear brand found that 79 percents of respondents claimed family time was the most important thing in their life. We may not be able to embrace our family or share a Sunday tipple but we can bring joy to those we love most.

Whether the father figure in your life is oceans apart or merely close by, we’ve done the hard work to curate a list of gifts you can buy online or send across the globe. Forewarning: they’re so good you might even gift yourself (go on, you deserve it).

Bvlgari Bvlgari watch, $7450 SHOP NOW

During a period where time has literally stood still, what a present to gift a very special Dad. Unmatched Swiss watchmaking skills meet that daring Italian design in this ultra-appealing, monochromatic watch. Boasting a 41mm stainless steel case and bracelet and a black lacquered dial, it’s bezel engraved with the double logo, water resistant up to 50 metres, and is a timeless offering from the Roman house.

MYKITA LECIA SUNGLASSES, $1400. SHOP NOW

Established in 2003 in Berlin, Mykita has quickly cemented itself as a leader in luxury eyewear. The German label rose to global prominence thanks to its patented design cues which see the need for screws banished in lieu for spiral hinge. A hallmark for the brand. The eyewear boasts trending styles as well as timeless shapes that are built to last.

Scapegrace Black Dry Gin 700ml, $80. SHOP NOW

There is truly nothing like the Scapegrace Black Gin. Crafted by two New Zealand first-time distillers, this dry gin blends botanical extracts of Aronia Berry, Saffron, Pineapple, Butterfly Pea and Sweet Potato to give the alcohol a distinctive colour and the most subtle hint of sweetness. This month Scapegrace also partnered with Box Bar, for an immersive cocktail class experience. Gift the full bottle or join your father on Zoom for a tasting session. Or do both…

Commas Shadow Check Indigo Short, $292. SHOP NOW

Hailing from Sydney, each Commas collection is designed as a complete resort wardrobe made to transcend the water and enter the everyday. As the summer season looms, gift your father with a modern take on swim shorts. Crafted with the highest-quality fabrics sourced from Europe and Japan, men’s swimwear doesn’t get more elegant than this.

TOD’S Loafers in leather, black, $1180 shop now

All Dads need a good dress shoe, and a lot don’t know what to buy. These loafers in elegant semi-shiny leather from TOD’S come with a penny bar and a branded metal T Timeless accessory at the front for a classic, stylish twist. Made in Italy (and presented inside a beautiful branded dustbag), Dad will love the smell of the leather, and ogle at the rubber pebble detailing on the heel and exposed handmade stitching. Randwick racecourse won’t know what hit it.

 

Country Road Cotton Logo Duffle, $100. SHOP NOW

To this day the Country Road duffle bag has transcended the cycle of trend to continue to be on high rotation in a man’s wardrobe. Whether it takes form as a gym essential, overnight bag or everyday essential, it’s an absolute fail safe for fussy fathers. The bag is made available in a series of colours meaning you literally can’t go wrong no matter their style.

MontBlanc Writers Edition SiR Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition Fountain Pen F, $1610 SHOP NOW

This pen is dedicated to one of the most renowned crime novelists and originator of the famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Made from blue-grey precious resin, the cap and barrel of the pen is decorated with a plaid pattern in reference to Holmes’ coat, as well as parts of a historic London city map. The initials JB are found beneath the PVD-coated, magnifying glass-shaped clip in an homage to Joseph Bell: the very real man behind the Sherlock Holmes character. If dad is a writer or investigator or has a penchant for crime TV, this is a keepsake.

Sonos Roam, $79 SHOP NOW

Listening to music the way the artist intended begins and ends with a good speaker. At Sonos, they are all about delivering sound to their customers as close to the way it was captured in the studio – and this ultra-portable smart speaker is designed to do just that. Connecting to Wifi when at home, or switching to Bluetooth while on the go, it’s great sound for any adventure your dad wants to take it on.

DIOR TOILE DE JOUY PAJAMA SHIRT, $2450 SHOP NOW DIOR TOILE DE JOUY PAJAMA PANTS, $2350 SHOP NOW

These Dior pyjamas are more than just the best sleepwear he’ll ever have but can double as loungewear, ideal for WFH style. Made from blue technical silk, these lush PJs are embellished with a tonal Toile de Jouy jacquard and features black silk satin piped details. Why would you ever wear anything else again?

 

Land rover LITE GORE-TEX PACKABLE JACKET, $413, SHOP NOW

Do you have an active, outdoors-y Dad? Land Rover have made this feather-lite, fully stowable jacket from very breathable GORE-TEX fabric (translation: rain and hail can’t get in, but sweat vapour can get out). Form-fitting, it’s designed for high-intensity activities and is waterproof. Yes, adventure awaits us all. Get Dad ready now.

Bulldog Lemon & Bergamot Shower Gel, $14. SHOP NOW

Now that we’ve settled on why we should be showering (we’re looking at all the celebrities) there is a new game-changer in men’s grooming. Bulldog’s new line of environmentally conscious and vegan-friendly shower gels use gentle, naturally derived cleansers, natural fragrances and bottles made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. We suggest gifting this bottle alongside the brand’s line of men’s other grooming products such as the Bamboo razor and Original Moisturiser.

Ovolo Wonder. Full. Gift Card, from $300, SHOP NOW. (This is Ovolo South Yarra Rockstar Suite)

While Father’s Day looks a little different this year, we are on the home stretch. In a few months, having a night out will be something we can all enjoy again, so why not give Dad something wonderful to look forward to? At Ovolo, the first 100 people to purchase a “Wonder. Full” gift card valued at $300 or more (which can be redeemed at Ovolo’s hotels, bars or restaurants across Australia) will receive a MISTR luxury gift pack valued at over $150 and delivered direct to Dad’s door. (In it, is a collection of the finest male pampering products around: Think Grown Alchemist, Mihan Aromatics, and Jaxon Lan.)

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