Many of us struggle with knowing what to buy our dads, probably because we think they're hard to buy for or already have everything. The standard gifts of slippers, aftershave and cufflinks are often exhausted after a few years. So what would they really like?
We spoke to some of the dads at YPO to see what was on their Father’s Day (Sunday, 21 June) wishlist, and what they’d actually love to receive from their children. We hope some of these ideas inspire you... and sort you out until next year!
Paul Smith, Executive Director
I am a certified coffee nerd, so any bag of beans from one of my favourite roasters is always welcome. I am currently in training for the YPO Members Challenge (a 10k run in each of our 13 founding member authorities) so if they do want to buy me socks, a good pair of running socks would work!
My wishlist is always full of books that I want to own. But I guess my ultimate Father’s Day gift would be a working Philips Videopac G7000 - you can’t beat a bit of retro gaming!
Joe Phillips, Buyer - Food
My daughter Beatrix was only born a couple of days before Father’s Day last year, but she ‘bought me’ some bitter and a pork pie. Some say I’m quite northern…
Lee Williamson, Project Manager
One night of peaceful, undisturbed sleep! Eight hours would be more than enough.
Chris Graves, Head of Procurement
A great day out. Somewhere in the countryside, the sun shining, a ball to have a kick about with and ice creams all round!
Ash Cartwright, Buyer - Curriculum
Ideally I would like something that Lucy has made herself. Even if it is a drawing or something then I can save it. Also a nice extra couple of hours in bed, followed by pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and an extra large mug of coffee - breakfast of kings!
Paul Antcliffe, Production and Data Controller
Something homemade…usually cookies or a cake!
Darren Byford, Food Business Manager
Got a great Father's Day gift idea? Comment below and share it with the struggling!