The very thought of something with ‘Daddy Cool’ embossed on it should get like-minded dad’s feet tapping involuntarily – it might also bring a smile to the old fellow’s face as the tinies trot into the bedroom this Father’s Day, 19 June.
Stationers and leathergoods store to the gentry, Smythson of Bond St, has come up with a selection of gift ideas for us dads; a put-upon breed reeling from late nights in the office, an ever-shortening cycle of school fees envelopes and trousers that shrink in the wardrobe.
At a pocket money (and I’d expect the little darlings themselves to fork out for MY pressie...) price, the 'Daddy Cool' Wafer Notebook in Navy (£35.00) will liven up the next board meeting.
Likewise, it might need a little of mum’s help from the house-keeping, but the iPhone and Smartphone Cover in Brown (Gresham Collection, £105.00) will keep pater’s mobile scratch free on those vital trips away that always seem to clash with the school concert.
Finally, the iPad Case with foldback function in Black calfskin leather (Arlington Collection, £325.00) is just the place to safely stow one’s must-have gadget, complete with its family photos set to cycle as a slideshow when on a distant hotel’s bedside table.
Just the thing to remind you of your loved ones, safely asleep at home. For further information, visit www.smythson.com.