As Father's Day approaches, I'm reminded how some of us go through life with an internal calendar, our body calmly alerting us to the various holidays and dates divvied up throughout the year with enough time before they happen. I'd like to be one of these people. But for the rest of us 'chaotic' would be a much more accurate description of our own approach. There are times when no amount of planning or writing dates down can help – well at least that's what it feels like. What, with the many demands of work and daily life, even the most dedicated offspring can find themselves unravelling come the first week of September. Enter: last minute Father's Day gifts.
And so for those of you, where, up until this very moment, Father's Day had slipped your mind, we're here to show some support. Since it's no longer acceptable to hand over a macaroni-necklace and call it a day, we've explored many avenues for the right, if not perfect, gift. While the time for grand or bespoke gesture has run out, there are still many ways to show your father figure they're appreciated. Your best friend during these times, are often those closest in proximity to you. Your local restaurant, your neighbourhood bookstore – there truly is something for every Dad at hand. And for all the gifts that can only be retrieved online, we've made sure to include ones with expedited shipping, pick-up options or e-vouchers. If nothing else, there's always a pair of socks.
Read on for the best ideas for last-minute Father's Day gifts.
D.S. & DURGA I Don't Know What
SNOW PEAK Quick Dry Hat
SAINT PETER Dinner Voucher
EPPERSON MOUNTAINEERING Large Climb Tote
SOLOVAIR Dealer Boot
HARIO Craft V60 Brewing Kit
Tickets to an Evening with David Sedaris
NAC The Wildflower
BAR PLANET Drink Voucher
KUUMBA INTERNATIONAL Sweet Rain Fragrance Freshener
BUTTER BOY Cookie Box
FISHER Space Pen
AESOP Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm
Surprise him with flowers
LA VENENOSA Raicilla Sierra Occidental De Jalisco
FIELD NOTES Subscription
MF PEN Clothes Voucher
The Return, Hisham Matar
For ideas on how to spend Father's Day we've got you covered. And if you're cooking for your father figure, why not try these Father's Day breakfast recipes.