Father’s day is on Sunday, and although I am not going to see my Dad this year I have thought of some presents I would have brought for him. For some reason, we think of the most archetypal gifts for a man on this occasion, I believe that we should rather think of the individual.My Dad is quite the vagabond which translates to him being incredibly un-materialistic. My Dad could probably fit his whole life into a rucksack. He always tells me that nobody truly owns anything, so we shouldn’t hold onto things. My Dad spent a month travelling around turkey, and in true vagabond style, he only took a backpack with essentials along his journey. Nearing the end of his trip he found a beautiful ‘persian’ rug. In order to bring it home he threw away all of his belongings, except for the clothes on his back and managed to fit the rug into one bag. So in all honesty, my dad doesn’t care much for gifts he values time the most.
The one material thing my dad has always treasured are beautiful books. Most of my personal collection was received via the post from my Dad, all classics of course. So I found some books at the RAD store in Warm & Glad that I know he would absolutely devour. Go visit the RAD store and be amazed at the wealth of awesomeness.
1) The Monocle Guide to Better Living – the beautiful collection of articles, journals, photographs and more by the amazing Monocle magazine.
2) Classic Cars – my Dad is classic car fanatic, to an embarrassing extent. He often walks up to a parked beauties and looks in the windows and checks out the finishings. I have to remind him that it belongs to somebody else.
3) The Art Deco Poster Book – he loves old posters!
4) Pocket Department notebooks – because he always has a notebook in his pocket.