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For the daddy who has (nearly) everything

Timothy Barber
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CHANCES are, your father doesn’t make a song and dance about the items on his wish-list. Desperate for new cufflinks, more single malt or a nice new pen? He might be, but you’ll be hard pressed to know it.

This is a chance to surprise him with his unspoken wish. First, there are items that are sure to delight him, such as a wonderfully light titanium Alessi watch or – for the achingly hip dad – a Prada perfume. Novelty items that embody British craftsmanship are also a good idea, such as William & Son’s Backgammon set or a Trumpers shoe-shine kit.

Second up are spas – and no, they’re not just for girls. What better way to spend quality time with your pa than while on your bellies being massaged? Exactly. A treat all round.

Alessi Out Time Watch, £92
www.alessi.com

Trumpers Leather Shoe-Shine Kit, £65
www.trumpers.co.uk

Quintessentially Wine Box Set, From £180
www.quintessentiallywine.com

Prada for Men, £35
www.harrods.com

William & Son Backgammon Set £1,550
www.williamandson.com

Dunhill Connect 4, £2,500
www.dunhill.com

Glenfiddich 12-year-old, £32.99
www.oddbins.com

Duchamp Cufflinks, £59
www.duchamplondon.com

Mont Blanc Black Mystery Pen, £355
www.penshop.co.uk