Finding the perfect gift for the man that raised you is never easy. This year, skip the socks or another boring tie for your dad, and impress him with a Scandinavian design armchair, a vintage Breitling, aged cognac from the cellars of a French castle or crystal whiskey glasses from 1800s. To help you get inspiration, we have put together a Father’s Day Gifts collection and this article that offers a gift idea for every kind of father, from stylish dads to abstract art fans.
Father’s Day is around the corner and Mearto offers several gift ideas to honor our fathers. Many countries around the world celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, which is the 19th this year. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for every kind of dad.
For the stylish dad:
Those out there looking for a gift for their stylish and dapper dads will be happy to meet this Breitling. This multifunctional pilot bracelet watch includes the classic Breitling chronometer and comes with a sapphire crystal screen and the classic steel look. The Swiss watchmaker Breitling creates pieces that become heirloom pieces that are passed from generation to generation so your gift will gain an emotional value as well. Plus, it will look sharp with your dad’s perfectly tailored suit.
Ship modeling is a craft as old as ship building and dates back to ancient times. If your dad is a maritime enthusiast, he would appreciate this detailed wood ship model made in Denmark, where ships and the sea hold great importance in daily life and culture.
Car Lover Dad:
This Porsche 930 is mentioned in 2015 in the strictly limited edition of the book: “40 – Porsche 911 Turbo Air-Cooled Years 1975 – 1998“ by the internationally accepted Porsche expert Norbert Franz. It was on auction on Auctionata but didn’t sell. With only 2,880 units built between 1975 and 1977, the Turbo 3.0 liter is a much sought-after collectible today. Any father that is a car lover will appreciate this beautiful Porche that signifies the sleek 70s elegance.
Sophisticated, design admirer dad:
These chrome and black plastic chairs reflect the elegant modernist style of 1950s France. These chairs were designed by Andre Monpoix for “Meubles TV”. They have a timeless design and make the perfect gift for your sophisticated father who is the design aficionado.
Classy drinker dad:
The very word Petrus creates a “frisson” unlike any other wine name – and the liquid in the glass induces a dream-like silence as its enormous, almost roasted flavour envelops the palate. The sheer exoticism of this revered vineyard, where clay combines with Merlot to make something wildly heady, needs to be experienced by everyone once in their life (preferably many more times!). Petrus does not taste like other Bordeaux – it is not “classic” but stupendously original, full of oriental spice box flavours which unfold endlessly. A one-off wine that inhabits a world of its own and, of course, a rarity due to its small (11.5 hectares) size. This lot offers a lovely warm, aromatic nose and lots of raisins of the palate. The Sotheby’s expert advices to drink them now so if your father is the classy wine enthusiast, impress him with this amazingly unique wine.
History buff dad:
These two Japanese helmets, also called Kabuto, are cast iron with lacquer and impressive stag antlers. One of the helmets is a Japanese 24 plate sujibachi iron helmet with small Fukigaeshi (wing-like or ear-like projections to the sides of the dome). It has the four lame Shikoro (neck guard) in place and black lacquer. The other one is a model of a Kabuto with a crescent moon maedate (front decoration) and stag antler crests. The first was made in probably late 17th-early 18th centuries and the model helmet was made in the 20th century. These two objects bearing witness to the Japanese history and culture would be an interesting and memorable gift for your father’s study.
Abstract Art fan dad:
This color lithograph features a work by Joan Miró (1893-1983) – Spanish painter, printmaker and sculptor. It was created in France in 1972 and it is an uncut proof copy. It was featured in the Catalogue raisonné Mourlot 860. It is a unique and special gift of your father who loves abstract art and will certainly enjoy this work by the Spanish genius Miró.
Miró was born in Barcelona where he grew up and started his artistic studies. He went to the academy La Llotja against his parents’ will who had wanted him to work in a more traditional way. He later studied at the Escola d’Art from Francesc Galí and got to know the Fauves and the Cubists. In 1920, he moved to Paris where he lived amongst the most creative artists of his time. He got to know Arp, Magritte, Brancusi and Giacometti and exhibited together with Dalí, Tanguy, Meret Oppenheim und Max Ernst in several exhibitions about Dadaism and Surrealism. He moved to Mallorca in 1956, where he focused on sculptures and ceramics.