Ever since I can remember, buying my dad a gift has been difficult! He’s particular yet, is pleased by the sentiment behind any gift. He seems to have everything he needs and yet is intrigued by innovation and new ideas. Early on, I decided that my strategy would be to make or customise things for him, or to create experiences. A family tree I drew in my pre-teen years, still hangs in a frame in the corridor of my childhood home!
With Father’s Day on the horizon (Sunday 19th June), you too may be stuck, wondering how to honour your incredible dad. That’s why we’ve put together this illustrated gift guide for cultured dads.
Because we’re all about culture and travel, here at Toghal, we’ve put together some ideas for fathers who are similarly curious and excited about the diverse world we live in.
For the man who likes to notice the details in the world around him. Why not get him an SLR camera and a Toghal washbag – the two essentials he’ll need for all the photography excursions he’ll be taking. Here’s a guide for the best 18 cameras you can buy this year. Shop our wash bags here.
In keeping with the travel theme, how about planning a city break for your dad? How about crafting an itinerary that goes beyond the typical tourist sites and indulges some of your dad’s particular interests? Get him a good city map and a sturdy umbrella, just in case. Here are some city break ideas from lastminute.com. Shop our umbrellas here.
Add to your dad’s collection of cherished tomes, with a few titles to do with art, culture and travel. Perhaps there’s a place he’s been and absolutely loved, or one he dreams of one day visiting. Get him a beautiful coffee table book to bring those great memories back or to build anticipation for what’s to come. Publishers Assouline, Phaidon and Taschen are good places to start. A Toghal mug is a great companion – for liquid sustenance as he gets lost in other worlds. Shop our mugs here.
Get him a ticket and a neck cushion to make the journey that little bit more comfortable. Why not go with him and make the experience all the more special? Here are 12 places to travel with your dad, around the world, and some US-specific Father’s Day travel ideas. Shop our neck cushions here.
Men’s gift basket
We also have a gift basket curated for gents which, can make your life even simpler! Shop our men’s gift basket here.
We’d love to hear about how you’re planning to celebrate your Dad! Do share in the comments.
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* Illustrations by Lulu Kitololo