Forget Socks – These Are The Most Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Your Dad

Because he'd really rather have something a little more personal...

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by Remy Farrell |
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Dads are tricky to buy for when it comes to Christmas, and many are set to spend this festive season as the victim of yet another generic sock gift. Yes, it's mostly their fault, because the only answer to the question 'what do you want for Christmas' is 'nothing', but that doesn't mean we can't at least try get into their minds. They did birth us after all (well kind of) so it shouldn't be hard to get a little creative.

Spare a thought, then, for your dad/step-father/godfather and give him something he actually wants. Is it a brand-new dressing gown or a new cashmere jumper? Perhaps it's a cookbook or a whiskey.


Whatever it is, we're almost certain it'll turn his frown upside down and add some Christmas cheer into his life this festive season.

Here's Grazia's definitive guide to what to buy this Christmas - from books to booze and everything in between.

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Stan Smith's are a top contender when it comes to gifting at Christmas time. Your dad will love these when he opens them on the 25th.

GANT is serving straight-up scarf goals.

Laboratory Perfumes - who believe in using socially-consciously, environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients - has scents, candles, moisturisers and soaps. My favourite (for anyone) is Gorse, which is the essence of summer in the countryside.

Every Haeckels skincare product contains seaweed that's been handpicked in Margate. The plant is rich with valuable vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as being anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. You can shop by 'concern' on its website - from moisturise to hydrate to sebum regulate - and the packaging, which is recyclable or compostable, is pleasingly pared-back.

Arket is our go-to for all things gifts, and we're sure Dad will appreciate this ribbed cotton beanie this winter and beyond.

Once you've napped off the turkey dinner, there's always room for wine and cheese - right? Do it the decadent way this Christmas, with this Port, filled with notes of black cherry and fruit cake, and stilton gift box from Fortnum & Mason.

If your dad's desk is a mess, and he's always tripping over his phone cable, then this wireless charging tray will kill two birds with one (very sleek) stone.

The World Of Agatha Christie 1000-Piece Jigsaw

Rrp: $21.99

Price: $17.00

Not just a jigsaw, but a puzzle that contains puzzles in the form of 90 clues to discover, all of which relate to the life of Agatha Christie. Ingenious, no?

These cashmere-lined leather gloves are sensible and stylish.

Instead of buying a generic calendar, why not get him one personalised with family photos?

Maium, Backpack
Price: £70 (was £139)

This waterproof backpack is designed in Amsterdam - by 'bad weather experts' - and has pannier hooks so that it can be attached to a bike.

Taste: My Life Through Food
Price: $16.07

Stanley Tucci's book, recently out in paperback, is a lovely stocking-filler for the dad who's a food obsessive.

Remy Farrell joins the Grazia team as an assistant across both Fashion and Beauty. With nearly half a decade of experience in shooting, copywriting and editorial shopping pages, she began by interning with some of the industry's leading titles such as Vogue, Elle,and Cosmopolitan, before freelancing as a celebrity stylist's assistant.

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