Acorn’s stylish suggestions for Perfect Father’s Day gifts

Posted On: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 0 comments

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching, and with only a few days to go, it’s possible that you’re still scrambling for a gift. That’s OK – you’re not the only one! For many of us, our first instinct is to go for books or DVDs, but here at Acorn, we’d suggest something a little more sartorial. In many ways, gifts to do with style are the perfect Father’s Day gifts. They’re thoughtful, personal, and often timeless. And something like a bespoke shirt isn’t usually an option – he’ll probably want to choose his own cotton shirting fabrics – there are a couple of excellent alternatives. Why not think about…

A sophisticated pair of cufflinks


Cufflinks are a classic example of what we’ve just been talking about. Not only are they stylish, but they’re also deeply personal. There are an almost endless range of options available, which means you can get ones that symbolise something special to him, whether that’s a favourite pastime like golf or rugby, or a favourite symbol, like a horse or a stag. There are subtle options like onyx or diamond, or something a little flashier, like silver or gold.

He can also wear them almost anywhere, such as in the office each day. Even if your father is retired, chances are that he’ll still be attending the odd wedding or formal function, which gives him plenty of opportunity to wear them! It’s an intricate accent piece whatever the case, and as an added bonus, it doesn’t even matter if he’s got some cufflinks already – as long as they’re not in the same style!

An elegant watch

This is another fantastically stylish suggestion that’s even more practical. Some people say that our need for watches is being phased out, as most people simply check their phones when they need to know the time. We think differently about that here at Acorn. As far as we can see, it just means that watches are shifting more into the role of fashion accessory than ever, so use that to your advantage when you’re buying a gift for your father! You can opt for something cheerful and colourful if he’s fond of wearing more vibrant shirts made from fabrics like our Grasmere GAF Blue Striped Fabric. Or, if he’s a more traditional sort of man it might be a wiser option to go for something classic and understated, so he can wear it proudly to complement formal shirts like those made from our Balmoral 230 white herringbone fabric.

A stylish pair of sunglasses


Bear with us! Now obviously, if you’re going to get him sunglasses you’re going to have to get him something else alongside them, too. They might be a little underwhelming on their own! But paired with another stylish accessory on this list, they’re another practical option that can provide yet another great edge to his personal style. Aviators, mirrored lenses, coloured ombrés… there are more options available to you than you might initially think! Plus, if he’s switching his summer style to incorporate lighter weights such as superfine poplins and batiste fabrics, a pair of sunglasses is a particularly excellent finishing touch to his outfit whether he’s out driving, lazing on a deckchair or tending to a crowded barbecue.

A luxury razor

If you’re clean shaven yourself, you might not immediately get the appeal of a solid, brilliantly-manufactured razor. After all, it’s just a household product, right? Nothing special. Well, sometimes, but not always. For the proudly bearded man, his razor is his world, helping him to keep his beloved facial hair looking exactly as he wants it. Obviously, we’re not suggesting you go out and get your father a variety of cheap razors – instead, choose ones that look good, and have a bit of a weight to them. That way, not only will he be able to enjoy shaving as much as ever, but his razor will also look good in the bathroom in the meantime.

If you decide none of that’s quite right for your dad, or you’re still struggling, don’t forget that here at Acorn we also do a small range of vouchers, which give your father the freedom to shop our extensive range of vibrant cotton fabrics and striped fabrics for himself! You can click the links above to find out what we’re talking about, or if you’d like any specific fabric recommendations you can always give us a call on 01282 698662.

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