In case it’s crept up on you (again), Father's Day is almost here - Sunday 5th September. Dads are famous for their jokes and being notoriously difficult to buy gifts for so we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you are shopping for fun dad, kind dad, wise dad, strong dad or best dad, here are our favourite Father’s Day gifts to make their day special.
TA+d Ballpoint Pen
Ta+d is a design brand that persists in using natural composite materials like bamboo, stone, leather and metal, not just paying attention to every little detail, but also focusing on 5 core values: aesthetic, element, function, communication and emotion.
The TA+d ballpoint pen is made using unassuming aluminium and environmentally friendly bamboo. It is designed with perfect weight distribution, ensuring the centre of gravity point is towards the nib when the pen is in use to give the best writing experience.
Nuuna Voyager Notebook
Nunna is world famous for their unique designs and high quality notebooks. Made in Germany, the Nuuna Voyager notebook features premium 120gsm Munken paper sourced sustainably, ensuring a superior writing experience.
An elastic band is included to hold both a pen and phone to to keep the notebook closed securely. The minimalist cover is applied via silk-screen printing, a technique made famous by Andy Warhol.
The cover is made from soft yet durable jean band label material and is able to withstand both water and tension. It is also vegan and eco-friendly, while unique thread stitching ensures the notebook stays open flat.
Established in Japan in 1950, Midori has since become synonymous with high quality products that combine beauty and functionality. The Midori ruler is constructed from high quality aluminium and inlaid with dark coloured wood. Measuring 16cm long and 2cm wide, this compact ruler is marked in centimetres and millimetres up to 15cm, with the laser engraving ensuring the scale will never fade.
Caran d'Ache x Nespresso Pencils
This collaboration between two iconic Swiss brands – Caran d’Ache and Nespresso - brings together the common values of sustainable development, innovation and Swiss design quality to create a unique writing instrument. The limited edition 849 Swiss Wood Nespresso 4 pencils are made using leads consisting of 25% Nespresso coffee grounds.
The 100% natural leads come in an exclusive set of three hexagonal graphite pencils made from FSC-certified Swiss wood and decorated with 3 metallic capsule colours: pink, green and gold. The environmentally-friendly packaging is made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard.
Page Anchor Bookmark
Give your Dad the ultimate reading experience with the black Page Anchor, which easily slides onto any book to prevent the pages from closing for hands-free reading. Featuring a matte finish, this black ion-plated Page Anchor fits on any sized book without harming the spine.
Inspired by travellers who have a free spirit, Traveler's Company has been producing their famous Traveler's Notebook since 2006. The Traveler's Notebook is a cult classic that can be customised and built over time using the different refills and accessories, transforming it from just a notebook to a treasured possession.
Each roughly cut, naturally tanned leather cover is made by hand in Chiang Mai, a northern city of Thailand and comes with a 64-page, blank notebook refill made of Midori's super smooth MD Paper, which is fountain-pen friendly. With time and use, the colour and texture of the cover develop and deepen to take on a personality of its own!
An organised desk leads to greater creativity and productivity so if your Dad works from home, there are lots of ideas that will help them keep a tidy workspace.
The cloth covered Bookbinders Design desk range adds an elegant touch to any home or office. The letter trays, magazine files and filing boxes are stackable and perfectly match other Bookbinders Design products including the notebooks, folders and ringbinders, making it easy to mix and match!
Our favourite pencil storage is the effortlessly elegant Bookbinders Design pencil case, which is made from Italian environment-friendly cow nappa leather, making it the perfect addition to any workspace, while the compact size makes it very easy to carry around.
AJOTO Rollerball Pen
AJOTO was founded on a vision where the journey of production is just as important as the destination. In developing every detail, AJOTO works with the finest materials and craftspeople, learning from their years of experience and knowledge to produce tools that are unmatched in quality and experience.
The Natural Brass Brushed pen is the ultimate tool to capture thoughts and ideas. Each Brass pen is precision machined from a solid bar of Special Lead-Free Brass using state of the art manufacturing techniques then spun and polished by hand. The design is classic, simple and clean, which over time, oxidises and develops a rich and deep natural Patina. You can polish the Pen with a little some metal polish, but we suggest you just leave it and let the Pen evolve with you welcoming the marks of your Journey.
Midori MD Paper Notebooks
Midori is famous for its Midori MD Paper, which is resistant to feathering and show through, making it ideal for all writing instruments including fountain pens. And with so many types of notebooks, there’s sure to be one for your Dad. Here are our top two picks!
Midori MD Notebook Cotton is a new addition to the MD notebook range. Made with 20% cotton pulp, it has been designed specifically with artists in mind with three unique size (FO, F2 and F3) - the F stands for “figure”, which is the French standard that is based on the golden ratio for portraits and other pictures.
Another new addition is the Codex notebook (dotted or blank). With one page for each day, the MD Notebook Journal Codex is for chronicling each day of the year - the people, the places, the plans and the ideas. Codex binding with an exposed thread-stitched spine allows the journal to open flat from beginning to end for easy writing. The corner of each page tears off along a dotted line, providing a satisfying end to entries and making it easy to keep track of pages.
Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen
The Pilot Custom 823 is the truest “demonstrator-style” pen with the largest ink reservoir from Pilot, making it the perfect everyday writing fountain pen. The smoky amber barrel with stunning gold accents lends an air of distinguished sophistication to this exceptional fountain pen.
The pen is effortlessly refillable through a unique vacuum plunger system, ensuring a long-lasting and smooth writing experience, while the remaining ink supply is visible through the tinted barrel. Each pen is available with an expertly crafted 14-karat gold nib in fine, medium and broad point sizes.