Urbis’ Top 10 designer gifts for Dad

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1. Tivoli Model One Radio. Within a non-fussy,  sleek wooden exterior is a multitude of technology delivering the 'best ever room-filling radio sounds'. tivoli.co.nz

1. Tivoli Model One Radio. Within a non-fussy, sleek wooden exterior is a multitude of technology delivering the ‘best ever room-filling radio sounds’. tivoli.co.nz

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2. Lego Architecture Landmark Series. This play series will let Dad recreate real architectural landmarks like the Sydney Opera House using bespoke LEGO bricks. shop.lego.com

2. Lego Architecture Landmark Series. This play series will let Dad recreate real architectural landmarks like the Sydney Opera House using bespoke LEGO bricks. shop.lego.com

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3. Eames Lounge and Ottoman. Dad might 'have everything' but maybe not one of these? The Lounge and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames is the epitomy of style and luxury. matisse.co.nz

3. Eames Lounge and Ottoman. Dad might ‘have everything’ but maybe not one of these? The Lounge and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames is the epitomy of style and luxury. matisse.co.nz

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4. Triumph and Disaster Shearer's soap. Brown paper packaging with clean typography makes this soap for blokes ultra hip and masculine. triumphanddisaster.com

4. Triumph and Disaster Shearer’s soap. Brown paper packaging with clean typography makes this soap for blokes ultra hip and masculine. triumphanddisaster.com

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5. Bang & Olufsen Form 2. These stylish headphones allow serious volume and immersion without compromising sound quality or disturbing the neighbours. bang-olufsen.com

5. Bang & Olufsen Form 2. These stylish headphones allow serious volume and immersion without compromising sound quality or disturbing the neighbours. bang-olufsen.com

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6. Subscribe Dad to Urbis in print or digital and keep him up to date with the latest in stylish interiors, design objects, people, cars and technology. bit.ly/SVJPAg

6. Subscribe Dad to Urbis in print or digital and keep him up to date with the latest in stylish interiors, design objects, people, cars and technology. bit.ly/SVJPAg

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7. Marc Jacobs Bang. Presented in a metal flacon that looks like the physical description of an explosion, this cologne is full of spicy pepper notes. marcjacobsbang.com

7. Marc Jacobs Bang. Presented in a metal flacon that looks like the physical description of an explosion, this cologne is full of spicy pepper notes. marcjacobsbang.com

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8. Diablo Octane Black driver. Is Dad a golfer? Give him this elegant driver featuring a composite crown, created in collaboration with Lamborghini. golfwarehouse.co.nz

8. Diablo Octane Black driver. Is Dad a golfer? Give him this elegant driver featuring a composite crown, created in collaboration with Lamborghini. golfwarehouse.co.nz

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9. Isle of Jura Superstition Whiskey. A gold medal winner, this single Malt Scotch Whisky is sure to please with hints of spice, smoke, honey and pine. whiskyshop.co.nz

9. Isle of Jura Superstition Whiskey. A gold medal winner, this single Malt Scotch Whisky is sure to please with hints of spice, smoke, honey and pine. whiskyshop.co.nz

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10. Philippe Starck D'E-Light for Flos. Made even cooler by the fact that Philippe Starck designed it, the D'E-Light table lamp also charges Apple devices. ecc.co.nz

10. Philippe Starck D’E-Light for Flos. Made even cooler by the fact that Philippe Starck designed it, the D’E-Light table lamp also charges Apple devices. ecc.co.nz

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It is commonly acknowledged that guys are harder to buy for than girls and that dads are even harder to buy for again (especially dads who ‘have everything’ or whose key interests include motorsports). It is therefore hard not to fall back on the same old dad gifts - socks, golf balls, fishing lures - even though we know our dads love and appreciate the thought.

So, we at Urbis have compiled a list of cool gifts that we think the design aesthete dads might like this year. Scroll through the image gallery above to view our Top 10 gift selection.

Happy Father’s Day dads, and thanks! Hopefully some of these stylish items come your way.


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