The who’s who of Dads

We love our Dads, whoever they are but with Father’s Day fast approaching, we’re all wracking our brains for giftspiration for these tricky men in our lives. There are many types of Dad – from Cool to Classic, Action to Arty and you’ll find there’s a perfect gift for them all. Check out our very own ‘Who’s who’ on the Dad front and discover which Dad yours is. cool-dad_


He’s one of your mates, got more gadgets than any of you put together and loves nothing better than listening to the latest chart toppers on his iPhone. Being the cool guy that he is, he loves his labels. Particularly sports brands like Adidas and Nike – so head to JD Sports for some giftspiration this Father’s Day.


Nike Air Max 90, JD Sports





If he’s not scaling a mountain, circumnavigating Bolton on his bike, or swimming lake Windermere in the depths of winter, he’ll be fixing stuff at home with his newest power tool or doing a ‘light’ bit of gardening with that mini-digger that he insists on hiring at any opportunity. Why not acknowledge his love of the great outdoors and treat him to some new kit from Trespass this Father’s Day?


Osmunda Gilet and Keenesburg Fleece: Trespass



His beverage of choice is as eclectic as his favourite shirt. He’s the life and soul of any party – strutting his stuff to ‘Agadoo’, larking about with the kids and snaffling all the cocktail sausages to himself before anyone gets a look in. This Father’s Day, you could buy him a new shirt to add to his vibrant collection or take him to Prezzo down in The Vaults to sample their cocktail menu. Our bet is he’ll be heading straight for the Porn Star Martini.


Shirt: Debenhams, T Shirt: Next





Lad Dad likes to think he’s younger than he is. Dressing more like your 20 year old brother than the 40 something he is. He’s not just a follower of sport, he’s a player – loving nothing more than a kick about with his mates on a Saturday afternoon, followed by a shower and a splash of Jean Paul Gautier Le Male, before hitting the town. He’ll love a cheeky Nando’s and a new fragrance from The Perfume Shop to add to his collection.


Jean Paul Gautier Le Male: The Perfume Shop





Dapper Dad is a Hugo Boss loving, smooth talking, smart dresser. Bling is defo his thing – with high shine winkle pickers taking pride of place in his shoe cupboard and a collection of cufflinks to rival any jeweller. Head to Norton Barrie or Tessuti X Scotts to discover the perfect gift for Dapper Dad this Father’s Day.


Cufflink and tie pin set: H. Samuel





Arty Dad is a lover of art and culture – whether creating his latest masterpiece or visiting galleries, exhibitions and national treasures at any opportunity. His garden is a perfectly manicured living artwork in its own right, with his attention to detail reaching almost obsessive limits. Take him to check out the latest exhibition at Neo:gallery27 to satisfy his craving for culture this weekend.


Rama Jana ‘Little Corner of the Universe’ Exhibition at neo:gallery27





Classic Dad is the Dad of all Dads – the Dad you can depend on. Utterly predictable and totally reliable, he appreciates some quality Father / Son / Father / Daughter time – so treat him to a pint at Great Ale at The Vaults along with something sentimental – like a new time piece from H. Samuel or Carters Jewellers or some golfing accessories for his favourite sport.


Great Ale at The Vaults


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