Remember when you dated that biker dude/crashed the car/climbed out your window/ran out of money on your gap year/lost the front door key/spray painted the cat? We know someone who remembers it all.
It’s payback time for Daddy Dearest who
always mostly kept his cool.
Let the poor man eat what he wants — which is probably a juicy steak. The East London Steak Company will deliver tender cuts of beef (dry aged on the bone for 28 days) anywhere in the UK (£5.50-£72).
Turn a Blind Eye
His eyesight may not be what it used to be, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game. Giant playing cards will make him feel like the champ that he is (£11).
Find a Practical Solution
Dad will never be caught off guard with a trusty (and pricey) Fox umbrella, which fits into his suitcase thanks to a handle and end that unscrew (£240).
Listen to Stories About the Glory Days
If Daddy Cool was an ’80s yuppie, he’ll love a Gordon Gekko-inspired iPhone case (£13) that harks back to the days of brick-size mobiles.
Help Him Relax
Take him on holiday and kit him out in Topman swimming trunks. The high street shop has commissioned six designers (including Jonathan Saunders, Cassette Playa and Todd Selby) to create the fun suits (£40).
Let Him Be a Know-It-All
But if he doesn’t know the answer, he can find it on Visual Aid — a handy guide filled with random information like how to use chopsticks or decipher Morse code (£8).
Remind Him How Special He Is
If he doesn’t believe you, Alexandra Llewellyn’s bespoke backgammon board with symbols of significant events and shared memories will show him.
Just remember to let him win.
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