This Sunday is the perfect time to show some rare appreciation for the old fella in your life who’s probably put up with more than his fair share of bad behaviour. Yes, it’s Father’s Day, a time when the most a long suffering parent can usually only hope for a pair of novelty socks and a slap on the back.
Well it’s time to pull out the stops this year, with a little helping hand from The MALESTROM. Whether he’s a film buff or a follower of fashion, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pressie below in our Father’s Day Gift Guide.
The Art of the Batman – £35
One of our favourite films of this year was the spectacular superhero noir The Batman. This brilliant official illustrated tie-in book from Abrams gives all bat-dads out there an insider peek into the film’s production process, showing character, vehicle and gadget designs, background paintings, storyboards and loads more. It all sits alongside original commentary and interviews from the filmmakers, cast, production designer, and artists.
Unibank™ Power Bank – £89.95
Power Banks are hardly new. But this unique little machine sets itself apart from the herd by boasting a great feature that means unlike other similar products, you’ll never be left powerless. The Unibank Power Bank can be charged manually by pulling on a retractable cord, with ninety seconds of pulling enough to give you the power to charge a phone. Invaluable in any survival situation or even a weekend away camping. Along with a built-in LED torch the Unibank offers accessories including: Bluetooth® speaker, Ambient Light, & Laser Measure. All of which can be controlled from an intuitive app.
Help Dad do his bit for the planet by exchanging those disposable grills that pile up high in landfill for one of these nifty and rather bijou portable charcoal barbecues. This lightweight, compact suitcase style number is perfect for any picnic or day on the beach, all without the fuss of lugging a big piece of kit with you.
SHO Reusable Water Bottle – £26.99
These days single-use plastic bottles are a big no no and we all have to do our bit with the best reusable kit. Step forward SHO, an eco-friendly brand that makes rather lovely hard-wearing stainless steel bottles in multiple desirable colours. And isn’t just a stylish piece of kit, it also features Vacuum Technology that keeps drinks ice cold or piping hot. Also coming in BPA free, 100% leak proof and with a lifetime guarantee, what’s not to love?
The hot summer months can be a nightmare for the male visage. With excessive heat dehydrating skin. So, it’s important for blokes, yes even Dads, to use a good moisturiser. In fact this product from Adonis London is a great one. Their ethos of using ethical, all natural and vegan products, makes for a deeply nourishing moisturiser. Here botanicals like organic pomegranate and green tea help to ﬁrm, brighten and hydrate skin.
Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill were both keen backgammon players, and if it was good enough for two of Blighty’s most famous historical figures, then hopefully it will be for pops. This chic, portable backgammon set is made from canvas that rolls up neatly into a striped bag when your done. For an extra touch of class you can even personalise the leather patch with his name.
For the father with face fuzz. This simple but perfectly formed natural wooden beard comb from Beard & Bones is the perfect addition to any hirsute Dad’s grooming kit. Ideal for adding some fullness and thickness to any beard or keeping an unruly tache firmly in check.
Wu-Tang Forever Vinyl – £43.31
Being old-school, or maybe just old now, we at The MALESTROM have been appreciating the Wu-Tang Clan’s killer cuts for decades. Their double album Wu-Tang Forever is a classic and it’s never sounded better than on 180gram vinyl. The cool Dad in your life will appreciate this one for sure.
BFI Player Subscription – £49
If Dad’s a movie maestro who appreciates the finer things in film, then look no further than a subscription to the BFI Player. There’s rich pickings from around the globe to be found with hundreds of greats to watch on demand like Japanese classic Rashomon and the best of British cinema like Under the Skin.
Serge Denimes makes some seriously stylish silver jewellery. You can’t really go wrong with anything off their site, but we were particularly taken by the Silver Mirage ring – a slightly chunkier version of a classic round signet ring, made from 925 sterling silver with an oxidised finish.
You don’t need to be a Cobra Kai fan to appreciate a good bandana. This rather lovely one made from100% organic cotton is hand printed in Kyoto, Japan and comes adorned with some of Snowpeak’s outdoor gear items.
A great way to pay back the Dad whose been forking out for you all your life is by getting him a stylish wallet. This Cabot wallet from Reiss is crafted from luxurious leather with a stylish grained finish. And even better it holds lots of folding money. Which you’ll need when you fall on hard times again and need to pay another visit to the bank of dad.
Ember Smart Mug – £130
How’s it possible to be smart and a mug at the same time? When your a smart mug of course! This Ember Mug² is a temperature controlled stainless steel smart mug that keeps beverages warmed for up to 1.5 hours. It comes with a charging coaster which can keep it toasty all day long. The mug is controlled from an app or by buttons on the mug itself.
Hasbeen Coffee Subscription – from £10.50
What better to fill Dad’s smart new mug than with some rather special coffee. He’ll be full of beans if you get him a subscription from top coffee roasters Hasbean. They scour the world sourcing top-notch beans to bring you the best coffee in the world. And signing up to their subscription service means he’ll get just that delivered to his door as often as you feel generous enough to fork out for.
Mr Maserati – Best of Baxter Dury – £21.99
We’ve extolled the virtues of magnificent musician Baxter Dury on many occasions, most recently chatting to the man himself about the sublime best of collection, Mr Maserati. It certainly won’t hurt any dad in the musical style stakes to own a copy of this great record so he can take some notes from this laid back lyrical lothario.
Fatso Chocolate – £5.95
This new dark chocolate range is ideal for the sweet toothed dad. FATSO’s chunky bars come in three flavour combos with ’Nan’s Stash’ – peanut, toffee & digestive biscuit pieces, ‘Home Run’ – salted pretzel, whole almonds & honeycomb piece s and ‘Morn’n Glory’ – cornflake, toast & marmalade pieces. Made with 60-70% Colombian cocoa this mega choc is a mouthful for anyone.
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