The Glass Father’s Day Gift Guide

FATHER’S DAY is just around the corner – 21 June, to be precise. What do you get for a man who claims he doesn’t want anything? It’s difficult, we know. Especially when you don’t want to disappoint. But don’t worry – Glass has curated a selection of unique and refined gifts to give to your father, grandad, or any father-figure in your life for that matter. From sophisticated colognes, candles and pieces of modern technology, Glass will help you find that golden Father’s Day gift.


Jonathan Ward Assassin Belarus candle

Assassin Belarus explores the notion of delving into the worlds that exist under the worlds that shape our human experience, focusing on the relationship between scent and espionage. Handmade using the highest quality ingredient and components (down to the labels and the packaging which are made from GF Smith paper) in north London, each candle is hand poured using a blend of organic coconut oil, organic beeswax and organic vegetable wax.

The ingredients in this dark, mysterious candle are purposely used in smaller quantities so that they build a hushed interest while remaining almost singularly undetectable – a clandestine meeting of Virginian cedar wood and a beautiful Sri Lankan nutmeg, with an extra layer of Russian birch tar enhancing depth within the depth. 

Ward’s double cotton wick ensures the candle burns cleanly and evenly, leaving no black residue on the glass, ensuring a total burn time of 40-45 hours. This candle is pure luxury.

Assasin Belarus Jonathan Ward

Assassin Belarus Candle by Jonathan Ward, priced at £48 and available here


Briggs & Riley Convertible Briefcase

This magical, tone-on-tone  briefcase by Briggs & Riley converts into a casual backpack with concealed straps which are stored inside a secret pocket. Featuring security-minded organisation with RFID-blocking pockets and dedicated varying sized compartments for technological items, this is a super-useful gift for the dad on the go for use either in his country of residence or overseas (when business travel opportunities resume). As each of Briggs & Riley’s bags come with a life-time guarantee, this is a gift built to last for ever.

Briggs & Riley Convertible Briefcase, priced at £249, and available here


Creed Aventus

Passed from father to son through seven generations, The House of Creed seeks out the purest ingredients from around the world, ensuring that every bottle is finished to the highest standard. Launched in 2010, Aventus was crafted by sixth generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed, in collaboration with his son Erwin, to celebrate The House of Creed’s 250th anniversary.

At once a confident and sophisticated scent perfect for the modern gentleman, 2020 marks Aventus’ 10-year anniversary – the bestselling men’s fragrance in Creed’s entire history. What better time to gift Creed’s Aventus?

Creed Aventus, priced at £265 (100ml) and available here


Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme

An unprecedented perfume innovation, Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme comprises a spicy freshness that captures the essence of a piquant paradise. Opening notes of Japanese citrus Yuzu fruit align in accordance with zest of mandarin and spicy coriander, shortly followed by the aquatic heart of Blue Waterlily.

A symphony of subtle spices completes the concluding layers, with aromatic nutmeg and saffron dispersing to reveal base notes of musk, sandalwood and vetiver. A perfectly masculine composition of elegance and mystique.

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme (100ml), priced at £68 and available here


Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin

Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne is a rich and deep oriental fragrance made from Sandal wood from New Caledonia, Bergamot from Italy and Gaiac wood from India. This powerful, spicy and woody scent is at once soft and delicate, cosy and compelling – a sensual aroma for everyday use. The formula celebrates high quality, rare ingredients – an ideal gift for a special father who loves the finer things in life.

Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin (100ml), priced at £165 and available here.


Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Extrait de parfum 

“From the Orient, oud conveys mystery and sensuality. From Laos, its land of origin, it draws purity and refinement. This extrait de parfum interpretation is built on a dream of oud – a supremely elegant, precious and rare natural ingredient.”

Maison Francis Kurkdjian‘s extrait de parfum conveys mystery and sensuality, enveloping itself in a musk and vanilla accord that releases a harmony of rich, oriental aromas – a golden gift for the sophisticated father.

MFK OUD Extrait de parfum, priced at £280 and available here.


Maison Sybarite

Introducing someone to a new fragrance can be the greatest gift of all if chosen correctly. Maison Sybarite is a newly launched French perfume that offers both sophisticated and neutral scents because unlike others, it is the first ever water-based fine fragrance.

If you’re looking to gift a scent with versatility and character, then Maison Sybarite is the ideal purchase as it showcases the new era of perfume by focusing on clean, sustainable beauty. The brand is alcohol-free, non sticky while being longlasting. Their range of four key scents provides a scent for every character.

The Maison Sybarite 70 ml range, priced at £160 each and available here.


JabraElite Active 75t

A good pair of bluetooth earphones will change your listening experience forever. The Jabra Elite Active 75t are the perfect Father’s Day gift as they are perfect for all occasions, and are designed to fit the mould of any ear. Comfort and durability is guaranteed with this pair, making them great for simple everyday use or even out on a run.

With brilliant sound quality, 28 hours of battery, an inbuilt microphone and a slick aesthetic design, these in-ear headphones will have your gift covered. They come in navy, dark grey, copper black, titanium black.

JabraElite Active 75t, priced at £189.99 and available here.


Belmond’s ‘Tomorrow Time’ travel pass

While we wait for the world to return and are able to look forward to unforgettable moments or unique travel experiences, why not purchase a gift card from Belmond for your father?  Whether it be used for an indulgent moment such as a spa treatment in a Belmond hotel or be put towards a Belmond trip of a lifetime, each voucher (with no expiry date) is available as either a gift card or an e-card.

Each fortunate recipient will also receive a bonus voucher care of Belmond to be used in conjunction with their original gift ($500 or more).

Belmond’s ‘Tomorrow Time’ travel pass, available here.


Form Performance Mat

When you picture a workout mat, you might think of a plain, uninspiring rectangular shape. Form has revolutionised the workout mat as we know it, with their diverse range of round and rectangular shaped carbon neutral, biodegradable mats. Theis mats feature a range of visually striking prints and design, many of which feature images of stunning scenery, geometric shapes and solid colours. Form combines sustainability and luxury whilst boasting the new innovative round shaped mat, making it the ideal gift for any Father who needs a durable new mat.

Not only is the circular shape perfect for ground exercises, weights and yoga, it also has a carefully designed geometric design which helps to find the centre and align the body correctly whilst participating in a workout. If sustainability is of interest, it’s worth noting that Form has achieved a Climate Neutral Certification, and is carbon negative from a low footprint and offsetting.

Form Performance Mat, available here.


Melitta AromaFresh Grind & Brew Therm Filter Coffee Machine

This new coffee machine from Melitta is an essential for coffee drinkers that want to make their coffee ritual swift and easy. Not only does the machine’s slick silver exterior look attractive on the kitchen countertop, its smart features ensure efficiency which will hugely improve your daily coffee experience.

The Aromafresh saves time with its integrated grinder which allows users to enjoy the correct amount of freshly ground beans without the worry of  coffee going stale. If you have been relying on a coffee shop or a hand held machine to grind your beans for you, the Aromafresh can take care of that for you with the option to choose from different grind levels and choose from different coffee strengths.

These features work together to create a bespoke coffee experience in the comfort of your own home. If you enjoy your coffee routinely, then the programmed timer feature will come to your rescue as it will automatically switch on the machine in time for your morning brew.

Technophobes needn’t worry as the LED display is simple and easy to use, and cleaning the device is simple as parts come apart easily. Whether you want to enjoy a simple cup or put on a pot for friends, this machine will give you the most out of your filter coffee with minimum hassle.

AromaFresh Grind & Brew Therm Filter Coffee Machine, priced at £199.99 and available here.



This is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle. LARQ bottles are ideal for minimalists, environmentalists and even germaphobes! The bottles clean themselves using special UV-C LED technology which neutralises 99.9999 per cent of harmful odour-causing bacteria. As many of us now own reusable water bottles in an effort to be eco conscious, plenty are unaware of the worrying hygiene levels of these bottles, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. The self cleaning technology in this bottle is self-activated every two hours to maintain cleanliness, giving you pure and clean water within a minute.

The bottle also doubles up as an insulator, and can keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. The UV-C LED technology can be charged with a USB, and lasts for an entire month before needing recharging. If you’re looking to gift a reusable bottle that offers versatility, smart technology and sustainability, then look no further!

One per cent  contribution of every sale goes to Plastic Bank, supporting LARQ’s mission to end dependence on ocean-bound, single-use plastic.

Larq water bottle (500ml), priced at £95 and available here in a range of colours.


Bulgari Man Wood Neroli

Paying homage to the bitter orange tree at the heart of Bulgari’s Italian roots, Bulgari Man Wood Neroli is a metaphor that depicts the intense relationship between man and nature. Inspired by the powerful rays of the Mediterranean sun, top notes of neroli and bergamot pave the way for the Cedar wood heart, releasing a surge of dazzling energy and inherent radiance. Developed by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas.

Bulgari Man Wood Neroli Eau de Parfum (100ml), priced at £87 and available here


Smythson and S’Well Water Bottle Set

A collaboration that comprises elegance and refinement, the Smythson and S’Well Water Bottle Set comprises a 17oz S’well water bottle encased in a smooth calf leather tan water bottle holder. An exquisite yet practical Father’s Day gift, complete with smooth calf leather lining, contrast stitching and the Smythson logo embossed in gold foil.

Smythson and S’Well Water Bottle Set in Tan, priced at £385 and available here


Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet

The Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet comprises of a shaving serum and a post-shave lotion – a pair of sophisticated formulations to keep skin smooth, calm and hydrated during and post-shave. Enriched with Moroccan neroli blossom, sandalwood, and panthenol, these formulas soothe the skin while leaving behind a warm and spicy aroma. Aesop’s Shaving Duet is an essential addition to your father’s bathroom cabinet.

Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet, priced at £57 and available here


Percy & Reed Hold It Right There! Define & Hold Finishing Cream

A creamy-wax formula, Percy & Reed‘s Hold It Right There! Define & Hold Finishing Cream has been developed to define and hold short hair, fixing hairline flyaways and even tackling pesky split ends. This non-greasy cream smoothes hair in all the right places while also adding an enviable shine.

Percy & Reed Hold It Right There! Define & Hold Finishing Cream, priced at £12 and available here


D.S & Durga ’85 Diesel Scented Candle 

The ‘85 Diesel Scented Candle by D.S. & Durga is an elegant, robust scent of sun-drenched saffron tanned leather seats entwined with damp earth and diesel smoke – a fragrance inspired by road-tripping in a 1980s Mercedes Benz. The evocative fragrance of an old car takes you out on the open road, making it the ideal gift for car-loving father.


D.S & Durga ’85 Diesel Candle, priced at £60 and available here


And there we have it — the Glass Father’s Day Gift Guide. While Father’s Day celebrations may be different this year due to the global pandemic, you can still put a smile on your father’s face with a unique gift (and a card).