Need some inspiration? Read Royal Victoria Place’s gift guide
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June. To mark the day, we’ve put together some of the most inspired ideas for gifts, food from Hotel Chocolat and drinks at Royal Victoria Place.
From the best places to enjoy food on the go to tech gifts, men’s grooming, spring/summer 2022 fashion trends at Next, Fenwick, Office, Marks & Spencer and original ideas for presents, here’s your go-to guide for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day fashion buys
Some of the biggest trends in menswear for summer 2022 are classic pieces (cardigan, tapered trousers) mixed in with bright blast of tropical colours, long shorts for summer and loafers alongside pristine old-school sneakers. With the wedding calendar back in full swing this year, he might also be in need of a new suit (textures and tonal shades are leading the way this season).
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For sharp tailoring, head to Next and Marks & Spencer – they’ll also be able to do alterations for the perfect fit – and they’ve got wardrobe essentials such as neat polo shirts, lightweight summer trousers and sliders. Fenwick is also an inspired place for men’s style with designers such as Boss, PS Paul Smith, Barbour and Colourful Standard plus travel and tech accessories, activewear, grooming and fragrance.
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For breakout seasonal pieces including neon T-shirts and colour-block hoodies then French Connection has you covered. If you’re looking for brogues and sneakers, Office and JD Sports have every brand under the sun including adidas, Veja and Franklin & Marshall while Ernest Jones has beautiful watches for every look.
Tech gifts for him
Back in April, Apple announced the updated iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Mac Studio Display and an upgraded iPad Air while the new Beats Fit Pro are ideal for runners so head to the iStore for insider guides to them all. Samsung has also recently launched the Galaxy S22 and S22+ that feature dynamic cameras with advanced intelligent image processing and the first-ever 4nm processor on a Galaxy smartphone. O2 and Three both have incredible deals and Fenwick has everything from sound bars to exercise bikes.
Lunch and brunch ideas
Spending the whole day together? Grab street food on the go at the Central Market which is home to independent stalls such as Pizza Napoli, Dessert Island and Staks Souvlaki Bar. Kick back in Caffe Nero or the light-filled cafes in Fenwick and Marks & Spencer or simply enjoy the family-run cafe Taste Wells.
Original gifts for Father’s Day
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Hotel Chocolat is the perfect place for kids to go shopping themselves and find chocolate slabs and sharing boxes featuring Fudge Sundaes, Chocolate Orange Pots and White Macarons for dad. If you’re looking for your partner, there is drinking chocolate, coffee pairings and unexpected salted caramel vodka and Chateau Chocolat red wine. Or head to Krispy Kreme for a themed box of doughnuts or discover this year’s must-own games, book and music at HMV.
Grooming gifts for Father’s Day
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If he wants to reboot his skincare regime, L’Occitane is great for luxury grooming with Eau de Toilette, After-Shave Balms and body care while The Body Shop do vegan-friendly argan soaps, hair styling and Pamper Me Please Face Mask Kits. Boots is always great for shaving kits, body washes and Father’s Day special offers while Lush makes for unexpected pampers. Buzz Barbers is also on-hand with shaving and grooming.