Father's Day 2014: The best gifts for dads from box sets to bottomless booze
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Saturday 14 June 2014
The wireless wireless
The latest addition to the Roberts radio Revival edition, the Blutune is based on the popular 1970s Rambler model (above), with a wooden case, DAB/FM modes and bluetooth technology so you can stream music from your laptop/tablet. Swish. £130, robertsradio.co.uk
Celebrating 75 years of rather lovely wastepaper bins, and other household delights, this anniversary poster from Danish brand Vipp will please any design enthusiast. €27, vipp.com
Head to London's Seven Dials for beef tataki and black sesame crème brûlée (plus bottomless booze) with the all-in Sunday brunch menu at the Japanese 'Izakaya' Flesh and Buns. Sounds weird, tastes good. £29 per head, fleshandbuns.com
Whether his thing is Matthew McConaughey being broody in 'True Detective', or the saga of blood and naked people that is 'Game of Thrones', there's something for every dad with an HBO box-set. From £39.99 on Blu-ray
Going, going, Gonzo
As soon as Taschen releases an edition of Hunter S Thompson and Ralph Steadman's 'The Curse of Lono', it sells out. Be quick, then, to grab the new quarter-bound version of the wacky duo's brilliant 1983 report. £19.99
Scent of a man
With its freshly-scented botanics and neutral, graphic packaging, Malin+Goetz's Essential Kit is perfect for the man about town. We particularly love the bergamot body wash. £20, spacenk.com
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Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet