Problem Solvers

The cult Father’s Day gift guide

If gifts are Daddy’s ‘love language’ then chances are… he’s questioning your level of devotion (who can blame him?). Hands up whose poor pa unfailingly smiles mock-delightedly while opening his seventh consecutive pair of socks, a snooze-inducing hardback book or unimaginative box of biscuits? Exactly, your dad deserves better but, what does one buy for the man who already has everything? It’s simple – buy something he hasn’t discovered he wants yet (you’re welcome!)…

Essential for all those who depilate regularly, Ernest Supplies’ {Custom Triple Blade Razor} is specially weighted and wonderfully tactile. Handsome and practical – just like your debonaire père – it’s compatible with most, widely available triple-blade cartridges and the racing green, chrome-plated handle looks chic by the sink so it’s great for a pa with panache.

For dads who spend their days chained to their desks, the Bed Of Nails’ {Acupressure Strap} has over 2000 pointy plastic ‘nails’ to help relieve tension, soothe aching muscles and leave your pa feeling less stressed (and less crotchety). Ideal for dads who struggle sleeping or complain of knotty shoulders, this is a brilliantly quirky gift for your old man.

With its sleek travel case and beguiling aroma, {Molecule 01 Travel Size in Case} will blow last year’s ‘Old Spice’ gift set out of the water – and send you straight to the top of the ‘best child’ leaderboard. A truly unique scent that works with one’s individual pheromones to create a universally bespoke smell, just don’t let dad out unaccompanied whilst wearing it… he’ll need help (supervision) to ward off the swarm of adoring admirers.

If your paternal unit is a gadget-phile, Foreo’s {LUNA Go for MEN} is quite literally, a winner. Named ‘Tool of the Year’ in the ‘Men’s Health Grooming Awards’, this is perfectly tailored to gentlemanly complexions. Deep-cleaning and gently exfoliating, it helps to eliminate pore-clogging oils, soften stubble ahead of shaving and prevent ingrown hairs. It also possesses youth-preserving capabilities – stimulating collagen-synthesis to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Your dad will be doing a ‘Benjamin Button’ in no time.

With skin care wisdom to rival the wits of their ancient Greek namesake, every Aesop product marries the finest botanical ingredients with scientific innovation, to maintain skin’s harmony and prolong the life and wellbeing of cells. The silky {Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum} takes the drag out of everyday grooming, softening bristles for closer, non-irritating beard banishment, while the intoxicating blend of neroli and sandalwood soothes both complexion and senses. An everyday treat for discerning daddies.

If dad likes to ‘make himself scarce’ for five minutes of peace behind firmly-locked door then, enhance his ablutions with Aesop’s {Post-Poo Drops} – a stylish and generous way to improve the most sacred of masculine rituals. Sufficiently chic to look good in the bathroom – as well as a cunning disguise for the, er… aftermath? – this cheekily titled (yet heavenly scented) concoction leaves things smelling fresh for the next toilet-goer, while showing your dad that you’re wise to his whereabouts (there’s no escape).

And for big kids who like getting their hands dirty – fixing bike chains, tinkering under car bonnets or digging in the garden – MOLTON BROWN’s {Re-Charge Black Pepper Fine Liquid Hand Wash} is brilliantly boyish. Smoky and spicy, this keeps the most manly of mains feeling clean and conditioned, while offering Daddy the perfect excuse to get grubby to start with…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…