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Gifts for Fathers Day

Crystal head vodka and rolling stones gift setWith Father’s Day fast approaching, the panic to find that perfect gift is gradually setting in. So here are a few gift ideas that are a little better than those socks you bought last year.

The perfect fit

Royal Albartross Golf ShoesWith the largest purveyor of the world’s finest golf shoes Royal Albartross launching a range of new styles for this season, what better gift this Father’s Day than quality golfing footwear.

With a client list ranging from club golfers to A-List celebrities, the luxury British shoe brand’s high-quality designs handsomely combine international design status and superior fit and comfort through technical expertise, the finest Italian materials and exceptional craftsmanship.

The British shoe brand has introduced five new models in its men’s range for 2013 with RRPs from £355, all of which are crafted using traditional hand tools, carefully preserved techniques and a keen eye for detail.

Company founder Alex Bartholomew says: “Clubs that have taken the risk and stocked a new ‘high-end’ brand have been overwhelmed at the response from customers. It proves customers are looking for that little something special; they appreciate the finer things in life and are willing to pay that bit extra.”

Available in sizes 7 to 12, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your dad’s gift this Father’s Day. www.albartross.com.

The ‘rock-star’ choice

Pretty Green Cord SlippersA stylish alternative to the standard pair of socks, Pretty Green has a host of edgy products for your Dad to rock out to this Father’s Day.

Founded in 2009 by Liam Gallagher, Pretty Green comprises of three ranges: Black Label, Green Label and Denim, all equally as deep rooted in the British music scene. Exploiting the modish revolution of the 1960s and the raw Oasis defiance of the 1990s, Pretty Green is an eclectic and unique fusion of music and fashion.

With thirteen stores across the UK (Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Stratford City, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton, Nottingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham), Pretty Green has got to be top of the list if your dad is a huge music fan. A pair of Pretty Green’s cord loafers or a retro paisley shirt is sure to hit the spot with a young-at-heart rock fan. www.prettygreen.com.

The classic on the rocks

Three Barrels BrandyFancy a classic father’s day present? Then one of these classic bottles from Three Barrels brandy will make the perfect gift. Three Barrels brandy is the UK’s favourite French Grape brandy, and this father’s day you have the chance to make it even more special, as buying a bottle will also enter your dad (or you) into the draw for a British supercar experience that could really make this year a special father’s day.

Buy Three Barrels VSOP, Three Barrels XO 15 Years Old or Three Barrels Ginger Beer with a twist of lime to be entered into this draw on www.thehousebrandy.com and show how much you care for your dad this year. www.three-barrels.com/uk/.

The Gadget

Cat B15 PhoneGot a gadget loving dad? Then look no further than the new rough and ready Cat B15 smart phone from Cat, perfect for the active lifestyle that the average dad goes through on a day to day basis. This phone can handle up to a 1.8m drop with a strong case, reinforced glass bounded with shock absorbent rubber. Add that to its water resistant design and it’s completely different to the modern generation of smartphones flooding the market today.

If you’re wondering if it would match up to the tech of the other phones, the Android (Jelly Bean 4.1) operating system is first rate. The phone costs around £290, and is a great phone for the gadget loving dad. www.catphones.com.

The ultimate gift set

Crystal head vodka and the rolling stonesIf you’re not sure what to get your father, a gift set collection could be the perfect idea. Crystal Head Vodka have just teamed up with The Rolling stones to provide a great 50th Anniversary Gift Set giving everything a dad could want this year.

Containing a stunning handcrafted display case recalling the legendary Sticky Fingers album cover, a unique 2-CD compilation of live Rolling stones hits, a Crystal bottle decanter engraved with The Rolling Stones iconic logo and a great 50th anniversary bottle tattoo, this gift set is unique and makes for a wonderful gift at £90. www.amazon.co.uk.

Written by Hannah Tyrell

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