Who's the daddy?

Men: you can’t live with them, and you sure can’t easily buy for them. If you’ve left Father’s Day gift getting to the very last minute – albeit because of the inevitable stress and indecision this difficult date brings – relax. It’s a well-known fact that sometimes the best decisions are the instinctive, impromptu, seat-of-your-pants kind. And for us Londoners it’s decidedly not too late to treat Daddy-dearest with some of the world’s greatest boutiques and department stores on our doorstep, and open this Saturday. Just don’t be a novelty sock buyer, eh? Here’s our pick of the best last-minute gift ideas for your discerning dad – whatever his tastes.

For your handy (old) man… WohnGeist Tool Set

Of course you might not see your dad this Sunday once you present him with this king of tool kits – he’ll be far too busy tinkering in the shed, but given its beautiful Swiss pear wood box with leather handles, and its magnetically (and perfectly) placed contents, we’d wager you’ll be crowned golden child numero uno – and not just for Father’s Day. £1,995, The Conran Shop

For your design-loving daddy… Tom Dixon Tank Decanter

What father wouldn’t be thrilled with this retro inspired wine pourer? Beautifully hand-blown and heavy, and with a spherical stopper in a handsome dark gold sheen, it’s as fascinating as it is functional. If your dad’s got an eye for design, you can’t go wrong with Tom Dixon. £95, Heal’s

For your football crazy father… ‘The Cup Final at Wembley’ Set of 4 Placemats

There’s nothing like a slice of footie nostalgia to get your dad dreaming of the olden days. The beautiful game was brought to life in poster form by artist Dorothy Paton in 1929. Here, her graphic illustrations have found their way onto LTM’s wonderfully retro wares. £24.99, London Transport Museum Shop

For your pampered pop…  Sabon Shower Oil

Enriched with pure olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil and wheat germ oil, Sabon’s latest bottle of luxury is available in a masculine patchouli and citrus scent. If your dad has a handle on male grooming, he’ll thank you for heading to Neal Street and picking up this beauty. £22, Sabon

For your stylish step dad… Vivienne Westwood Man Vitello Wallet

And fashion-forward fathers will love this luxe leather wallet stamped with Westwood’s iconic, regal-looking logo. Just enough of an injection of punk without it screaming mid-life crisis. Rock on, daddio! £130, Selfridges