With Father’s Day just around the corner, what to get for that special creative man in your life? The one who looks after you and the children? He’s a designer, artist, photographer or all of the above. He appreciates great design. He likes to look good and loves his home too. Aside from his family, his creativity is his passion.
Well, fret no more. Creative Boom has done all the hard work for you with our list of recommended gift ideas for creative papas. And we’ve tried to stick to independents too (because we all love to support the creative industries wherever possible).
1. Clork – Black Cork Clock via Howkapow
Simple forms combined with natural material give this “clork” its distinctly unique look and feel. Available in either black or natural cork with a minimal white metal face which cleverly hides the clock mechanism, it’s super stylish and will be a nice addition to any creative desk.
Priced at £25 | Buy the gift
2. Pinbot by Scott Balmer via Nine By Nine
Part of the Nine By Nine club, Scott Balmer produced this limited edition print inspired by fusing pinball with the airbrushed androids of the 1980s. Only 50 prints are available, printed on high-quality A2 archival Giclée. Simply purchase the print or choose your frame too.
Priced at £60 | Buy the gift
3. Three Tier Oak Tray via Present & Correct
A real beauty of a desk tray, courtesy of Present & Correct, there are three sliding tiers into which a highly-organised father can store paperwork and office equipment. Made from unfinished oak, it’s a lovely colour, and is produced in Denmark.
Priced at £99 | Buy the gift
4. TALA Walnut Touch Lamp via Goodhood
Another seriously nice addition to any creative’s desk, this TALA touch lamp is made from 100% walnut and has a three-step dimming control, so the dad in your life can adjust the mood whenever he wants.
Priced at £120 | Buy the gift
5. Hardy Toucan by Studio ROOF
Anyone creative loves putting something together to then stand back and appreciate the finished product. That’s why this Hardy Toucan by Studio ROOF is a great Father’s Day gift idea. Made from recycled cardboard and printed with vegetable inks, this knight of the jungle tribute comes flat-packed ready to be transformed into a 3D colourful object.
Priced at €12.95 | Buy the gift
6. White Perpetual Calendar by Tom Pigeon
Created by Tom Pigeon, this classic calendar is perfect for the desk or hanging on the wall. We love its simple, monochrome design with 16 double-sided graphic pages, made from heavyweight archival quality paper and finished with a silver wire bind and hanging hook. Gorgeous.
Priced at £25 | Buy the gift
7. Less and More – The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams via Goodhood
A stunning hardback book, Less and More – The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams looks at one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Following more than 40 years at Braun, he invented 10 rules of design which are often referred to as the ten commandments. An essential for any creative’s bookshelf.
Priced at £70 | Buy the gift
8. Trook Slingshot by Geoffrey Fisher
Who wants to really grow up? This Trook Slingshot by Geoffrey Fisher will delight any dad. Made from the natural wastage produced when a tree needs to be cut back or when it comes to the end of its life, the slingshots are made from a mixture of timber (Oak, Sycamore and Beech) from the Penn Woods in Buckinghamshire. A beautiful handmade gift.
Priced at £30 | Buy the gift
9. V03M Super Automatic Black by Void Watches
Not our cheapest suggestion but the V03M is an automatic watch from Swedish/Hong Kong brand VOID. This version comes with a matt black steel case and matching black leather strap, a classic combination of timeless style.
Priced at £210 | Buy the gift
10. Irojiten Colour Dictionary (ii) via Present & Correct
From Japan, Present & Correct has these very satisfying crayon sets. The colour library is broken into three chapters: Pale Tone, Vivid Tone and Deep Tone. Each set has 10 quality wooden crayons, in a smart elastic bound box. The pigment is easily layered with a smooth application. What more could you want?
Priced at £22.50 | Buy the gift