Last year, we gifted our beloved father a mug reading “World’s Greatest Dad”. Only to be thanked and informed that the mug is sure to be a part of his Father’s Day storage box alongside the certificate, t-shirt, and whiskey glass with a similar sentiment. If your father puts practicality over frivolous presents, it’s time you go through our sensible guide to gifting.

While we would love to pamper him with Around The World tickets or a set of new golf clubs, limited time calls for innovative measures. We are picking gifts that are sure to fit seamlessly into his routine. Whether it’s grooming essentials from L’Occitane, a phone and headphone stand from Mohh or a spectacle case from Da Milano, we know these little gestures are sure to find a place in his daily routine. If your dad loves the great outdoors, we have some functional yet luxurious pieces from Gucci and Dior, alongside some gadgets and accessories that are sure to motivate him to get fitter. Scroll through to find that perfect and practical gift for the man who always gives you his best. 

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Best practical gift ideas for this Father’s Day –

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If your dad is a history buff, then this vintage-looking watch from Jaipur Watch Company is sure to leave him mesmerised. Designed with a King George VI era One Rupee antique coin, the watch is representative of modern India. A stainless steel watch with a Citizen 1L32 Slim Quartz Movement and a sapphire stone, this is a classic he is sure to pass on.

Price: Rs 23,000

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With work from home becoming the norm, your father is sure to require all the tools to organise his home office. This stand from Mohh made with wood, cork, and metal is sure to add convenience to his routine. A multi-functional unit that can hold your phone, essentials and hang your headphones, it’s a great little desk addition.

Price: Rs 1,199

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3

It’s time your dad upgraded his basic shave and clean routine with a little luxe grooming products from Forest Essentials. The Gentleman’s Box is basically a complete kit of grooming essentials with indulgent sandalwood and orange peel ingredients. Containing a shaving cream, facial wash, aftershave balm and a shaving brush. The light scent and lush ingredients are sure to convert him.

Price: Rs 4,075

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4

If your dad is looking to jump onto the fitness bandwagon, then TREAD One, a connected and smart spin bike is a great choice. An indoor spin bike that enables people to do their daily home-workouts through an HD rotatable screen that offers an immersive experience.

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If your dad’s go-to Sunday outfit is a polo t-shirt, then this sunshine yellow number from Hackett is sure to make him happy. Breathable and in premium garment-dyed jersey, an effect that allows the colour to fade gradually for a worn-in feel, this Hackett polo t-shirt is sure to last him for years to come.

Price: Rs 9,750  

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A practical and easy to carry pouch that is a testament to the French luxury house’s craftsmanship, Dior’s Vertical Pouch is crafted in jacquard with a beige and black Dior Oblique motif and elevated with a luxurious, smooth black calfskin flap. The practical phone and money pouch can be carried by your dad around his neck, as a crossbody, over the shoulder or by his beloved child.

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If your dad is always losing his sunglasses or spectacles, then a genuine handcrafted leather case from Da Milano is sure to make him take better care.

Price: Rs 2,299

 

 

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If your avid golfer father is missing his days at the course, then the Tiger Woods gift set of cufflinks and pocket square from House of Badone is sure to earn his approval. Golf printed pocket square and cufflinks in plated silver and enamel are sure to hit the tee.

Price: Rs 3,800

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9

The newly launched perfume from premier jeweller, Tiffany & Co. is sure to find a fan with your old man. This old school perfume, titled Tiffany & Love, incites a feeling of happiness and optimism.

Price: Rs 7,600

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10

Dandelion’s pyjamas are a dream to sleep in, and the signature notched collar is sure to please your old man with its sophisticated and relaxed fit. A classic white button-down shirt with lapels, a sky blue coloured cording and playful stitch details on its button placket, each set comes embroidered with a personalised letter.

Price: Rs 4,450

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11

A classic pair of aviators is always a hit amongst fathers, case in point, this trendy pair with green lenses from Paul Smith, available at The Collective.

Price: Rs 14,100

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12

A little functionality meets fun in this backpack from Gucci. The iconic house GG rhombi motif is reimagined in a series of bright colours and translated on a canvas backpack that can is both a style statement and travel essential with its multiple pockets.

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13

Get your father started on a grooming routine with L’occitane and their special line for men with energising scents like cade and citron. Straight from the heart of Provence, the Cade for Skin kit includes their Purifying Charcoal Mask and the Revitalizing Cream.

Price: Rs 6,100

 

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14

If your father is looking for an everyday watch, then introduce him to Fossil’s FB-01 Automatic Watch. Blue and grey tones, stainless steel straps and beautiful construction, this gift is sure to get you on the right track with him.

Price: Rs 13,995

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Designer Payal Khandwala’s leather and brass accessory label, Tachi is a great place to shop stylish pieces for men. The standard money clip from the brand is sure to hold on tight to your dad’s stash.

Price: Rs 2,000

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This revolutionary pair of sunglasses from sports eyewear brand Oakley is a favourite amongst athletes. So if your father is looking to amp up his fitness game, then buy him a pair of Oakley Kato ones. Designed with Unobtainium nose pads with a no-slip grip, these sunglasses enable a tight custom-like fit.

Price: Rs 14,990

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The comfort of a Birkenstock sandal is unmatched, and the Kyoto style with an upper made from soft suede and nubuck leather base hugs the foot like a second skin. From casual walks to indoors, your father is sure to never slip out of this pair.

Price: Rs 9,990

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18

A classic white shirt is a must-have in any man’s wardrobe, offer an update with the Genes Lecoanet Hemant Briar Shirt. The morphology of wild mushrooms is immaculately embroidered on the shirt in white to create a subtle but sharp look.

Price: Rs 4,499

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It’s time you add a little something to your dad’s bar instead of taking something away. The Dots & Doodle Bar Manual is a great gift for a father who loves to experiment with cocktails. With a guide to new cocktails and classic ones, this menu can also be personalised with your dad’s name on each page to ensure your official bartender gets his credit.

Price: Rs 999

 

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Designed for the Indian climate in GOTS-certified Organic Cotton are the lounge sets from XYXX. Checked pyjamas and comfortable cotton t-shirts are the perfect attire for him to relax at home.

Price: Rs 1,468

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Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and shows with more style than script, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.