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 Father's Day gifting doesn't have to be a snooze. Look beyond the boring tie and done-to-death bottle of cologne, and consider these stylish, interesting ideas instead. Happy Father's Day to all the Discerning Dads out there! 
 
Let dad kick back and relax with the Bordeaux Pinnacle, a plush La-Z-Boy, perfect for marathon viewings of his favourite TV show or sports broadcast. This delivers free from Pepperfry and with its well-cushioned leather upholstery, it promises to be an opulent addition to the home. The curved base of this product allows it to double up as a rocking chair. Good luck prying Dad out of the seat, once he sinks into its luxurious depths. 
 
 Leather Recliner
Leather Recliner

 

For the Dad who loves his tipple, consider this elegant decanter set, made in Italy. We love the gorgeous, crisscross emboss and the delicate, leaf-like detailing that keeps the glasses from looking clunky. What's more, the entire set is dishwasher safe. Urban Dazzle even offers a free gift-wrapping service.
 

RCR Opera 7-Piece Decanter Set  
RCR Opera 7-Piece Decanter Set 

 

For the house (or office)-proud Dad, Portside Café offers a range of super-stylish home and office accessories. The craftsmanship of each product is spectacular, with many featuring wood and leather as primary materials, along with accents of metal. High on quality and detail, this brand gives you several, solid options as you think of gifts for your dad. How about a printed, vegetable-tanned leather waste paper bin, envelope caddy, desk organiser, or a desk pad?

dustbin
Waste Bin

For Bookworm Dad, we recommend two incredible books that are bound to feed his mind and nurture his soul. We're currently loving Chris Burden, the first substantial monograph on this seminal figure in contemporary art. Illustrated with all the major works by the artist, and with many unrealized projects, Chris Burden is the definitive book on one of the most influential and controversial artists of recent decades.

The Granta Book of India brings together evocative and informative writings on modern India, drawn from the pages of the world's leading literary magazine. Dad can enjoy the works of eighteen contemporary narrators, who have contributed insightful and inspiring pieces of fiction, reportage, and memoir. Our favourites were Suketu Mehta’s take on Mumbai; Urvashi Butalia’s report of how she navigated the political geography of India’s partition; and Hanif Kureishi’s description of fundamentalist forces in Pakistani politics. The book also features a poem by Salman Rushdie.
 

chris burden
Chris Burden
The Granta Book of India
The Granta Book of India

This striking Sheesham bookshelf in Wenge is another great gift, especially if Dad likes minimal, sleek furniture. We are certain that the Modern Contemporary design of this piece will make it fit effortlessly into any room Dad wants to place it in. Apart from using it to stack his books, Dad can also display framed photos and other memorabilia that he wants to show off. 

Display Unit Wenges
Display Unit Wenges

If you must go the tie or mug route, pick options that have a sense of humour, or a bit of quirkiness. Even better, how about this mug-and-tie combination that is essentially two gifts in one? The cute cartoon dinosaur on the mug is perfect to make any Dad smile - be he young or older - and the tie will appeal to his more buttoned-up side. 

Mug with Tie by Tied Ribbon
Mug with Tie by Tied Ribbon

Established in 2008, Swedish company Happy Socks certainly lives up to its name! With a mind-boggling array of cheerful prints and patterns available in high-quality fabric, the brand turns a ho-hum wardrobe necessity into a fun and stylish part of your morning routine. Get Dad hooked with styles that suit his personality. 

Five Color Sock Set
Five Color Sock Set
For the Dapper Dad, nothing spells sophistication and finesse more than a great pair of cufflinks. We recommend Carat Lane, where you can shop for a perfect pair and ship them straight to your father. Browse through the site's collection of cufflinks in gold, diamonds, gemstones, and silver, in order to find the right gift. If you think these are beyond your budget, we recommend you avail of the web site's EMI payment option - otherwise, just get your sibling(s) to pitch in as well!
 
Jacob Cushion Cufflinks
Jacob Cushion Cufflinks
 

We asked a few friends on Twitter what they would gift their fathers. @pratishthakhansaid said she would love to gift her dad some personalised stationery.

We think monogrammed letterheads and envelopes would make an interesting addition to Dad's desk.  Check out 61c.in, or VistaPrint.in; sites which allow you to pick your design, colour, and lettering based on the aesthetic you're looking for. Go ahead and create some lovely, personalised stationery for your father. We are certain he will love the old-world charm of handwritten notes. While you're at it, why not order a set for yourself, too?

Bidri Jaali Cards - Silver
Bidri Jaali Cards - Silver

If your father has a sweet tooth and lives in Mumbai, we recommend ordering him a box of baked delights from Batter Box. The box comes with four handmade, gourmet treats, priced competitively at Rs 1,000. The baked goodies could range from key lime pie or apple cobbler to chocolate cake, cheesecake, or even red velvet cake!
 

Batter Box
Batter Box 

Discern asked Interior Designer, Architect and Co-Founder of MuseLab, Jasem Pirani, how his siblings and he plan to make Father's Day special this year. He says, "My father enjoys good food and the company of his family. The best gift we could give him this Father's Day is a lazy, indulgent, brunch. We love the food at Indigo in Colaba, an elegant bungalow which serves tapas, Champagne, and delicious food. Another option is the relaxed vibe of The Daily in Bandra which serves burgers, Eggs Benedict, and great cocktails. That's what we'll be doing to celebrate our Dad this Father's Day."

Whatever gift you may end up choosing, the most important thing is to make your Dad feel special on June 19. From the Discern family to yours - Happy Father's Day. 

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