How to choose a Father’s Day gift according to his job
Let his chosen career lead your gift buying decisions for Father’s Day 2019
Fact: Dad’s are hard to buy for. There’s a reason they end up with the old socks n’ jocks combo… or maybe even a bottle of wine each year. But, for this Father’s Day 2019, spice things up a little and look for a gift the might actually like. We’ve got the algorithm down pat, you see. You know what he does for work, so just start there and work backwards. Don’t believe us? Here we’ve listed some common dad jobs, and what his gift match should be.
If there was a poster guy for the “strong, silent type” – it would be your dad. He doesn’t speak for the sake of talking, but only when he’s got something to say… and that something is always worth listening to. Since he’s surrounded by numbers and paperwork all day, he probably has a passion for the outdoors – anything that means he’s not in front of a computer.
Aybury Reticent Body Wash, $29.95: The perfect scent for a man who plays his cards close to his chest.
Demeter Fragrance Library Mountain Air Cologne Spray, $29.95: If he can’t get outdoors… bring the outdoors to him.
Well-read, well-spoken and the guy you always fight to have on your trivia team, a gift for a teacher is best when practical, honest and appropriate for everyday use.
Demeter Fragrance Library Paperback Cologne, $29.95: If there’s anyone that still appreciates the smell and quality of print on paper, it’s a teacher. Indulge their senses with that fresh book smell.
Demeter Fragrance Library Freshly Brewed Coffee Cologne, $29.95: Because, how else does a teacher get through each day – and a constant rotation of rowdy students – than with multiple cups of coffee?
Sleek, smooth… and can talk your friends ears off, Ad execs definitely have some kind of swagger. They have the gift of the gab, and know exactly how to pair their (tailored) suits with the perfect shoe, and probably spend just as much as you do on a haircut. Not afraid of a personal care product, he likes to look after himself… and better yet, also knows what to do with them
Badger Balm Man Care Hair Pomade, $27.95: Because, he’s got to keep that $100 hair cut in place somehow.
Demeter Fragrance Library Bourbon Cologne Spray, $29.95 or Demeter Fragrance Library Humidor Cologne Spray, $29.95: It may not be the Mad Men Style scotch-swilling days, but he can still smell like Don Draper all the same.
Carpenter, Painter, Sparky, Builder – whatever trade your dad does, he’s happiest when he’s building something, usually with his own hands. He spends a lot of time outside, and isn’t known for looking after himself, which is precisely why a gift that helps you look after him is so awesome.
Badger Balm Hardworking Hands Balm, $14.95: Because 30-year-old callouses aren’t cute, but he would never buy hand cream himself.
Demeter Fragrance Library Dirt Cologne Spray, $29.95: The perfect earthy-smelling scent for a man who loves great outdoors.
Sure, in 20-odd years you’ve never won an argument with him, but lawyer dads have always got your back. They’re usually the types chained to their desk, and definitely aren’t known to sleep much, so anything that can help them relax, or feel like they’re at home (even when they’re pulling another all-nighter) will be a real win.
Demeter Fragrance Library New Car Cologne Spray, $29.95: Remind him of exactly what all those long nights were about (and not just of the car you accidentally crashed) with this scent.
Urban Apothecary Smoked Leather Travel Candle, $39: This cosy, warm scent will help bring home to him.
Dr. Dad works damn hard, but he also plays hard too. And by that we mean indulging in his many extra-curricular passions that always seem to revolve around being outdoors. Golf, fishing, cycling, badminton, tennis… he loves it all as much as he loves a good bottle of quality red (or scotch… or G&Ts)
Men’s Society Whiskey Cooling Stones, $24.95: So his favourite drink is always at the perfect temperature…
Tokyo Milk Dark Novacaine Eau De Parfum, $85: Exciting, interesting, spicy… and a little bit unexpected, give him a hit of the unpredictable in his every day routine.
Demeter Fragrance Library Fuzzy Balls Cologne Spray $29.95: For off-duty Dr. Dad that loves a hit of tennis.