Every year when Father’s Day shows up on the calendar there comes the long process of deciding what to buy my dear old dad. In an equally sweet yet annoying fashion he never really wants anything, but since you have to get him something anyway I’m always a little stumped. This year instead of the typical Father’s Day gift ideas, I decided to go in somewhat of a different direction, home accessories. I always think gifts that will last are usually the best kind so I have collected together a few ideas that would make lovely presents in case you too are in need of a little inspiration.
It’s always nice to give a nice bottle of wine on any occasion but you can always go a step further, maybe in the form of this interesting geometric style wine rack. It’s the perfect home accessory for storing those bottles being saved for a special occasion.
‘The Matt Black Geo Wine Rack’ from Rockett St George
A little gem from Puji is this reclaimed teak vase, it’s perfect if you’re less into glamorous flamboyant vases and more into the natural, contemporary feel, and it goes hand in hand with Mediterranean or cactus-style plants that are everywhere right now.
‘Reclaimed Teak Vase’ from Puji
There is always fun to be had with lighting, from lamps to pendants, it’s a great canvas for playing around with your style, and an unconventional but endearing gift to give. The memoir collection from Made.com combines sleekness with low-maintenance style, great for the chilled-out, relaxed dad.
‘Memoir Collection’ from Made
Although usually I wouldn’t link my dad and taking shots together that much, bar perhaps sipping a few limoncellos or grappas once in a while, but when the shot glasses are this swish it’s hard for anyone to resist. The good thing about glassware or chinaware is that when they’re not being used they make wonderful decorative pieces, so there a winner all round. These shot glasses from Blue Suntree are an interesting alternative to the typical glass designs you usually find.
‘Soapstone Shot Glasses’ from Blue Suntree
If your dad likes to have a little humour and fun with his interiors, there are all sorts of accessories that will accommodate this. I love these fire bellows from Porcupine Rocks, their cow hide covers are reminiscent of the typical man-cave or hunting lodge motif of animal rugs and mounted heads, although these fire bellows are entirely less offensive and overplayed, and are a great way to add a splash of quirky playfulness to a fireplace or room.
‘Fireside Bellows’ from Porcupine Rocks
A fun addition to perhaps a study or den, is this abstract cushion, designed by Emily Humphrey from Made.com. The snakes and ladders design is a fun and creative way to add some style to a room and is perfect for making a statement without making a fuss.
‘Character Cushion’ from Made
For an eye-catching accessory that really makes an impact, these fossilised bookends from Dering Hall are real showstoppers. If you’re Dad loves his contemporary style with a bit of an edge these are perfect.
‘Gaia Petrified Bookends’ from Dering Hall
These two designs from Heal’s will make great pieces for the home and as well as presents for your Dad. This short pot is great for storing knick knacks in and its beautiful colour will work in most interior colour schemes. The wonderful texture on this Kindred Vase creates a beautiful design with various tones and shades of blue created from different thicknesses of the glass and will look spectacular both with and without flowers in.
‘Short Pot Petroleum’ from Heal’s
‘Kindred Vase’ from Heal’s
Whether your dad is a no muss no fuss kind of guy, or someone who’s really into their style, there is always something to be found that’s perfect for them.