Treat the special man in your life this Father’s Day

2 May 2019

April French Furnell

With Father’s Day around the corner on Sunday 16 June, Citywealth has pulled together the best luxury gifts on offer. From golf weekends to luxury backgammon sets, there is something for everyone.

For Dads who like golf: An ultimate golf weekend at Chalet Saunton and Saunton Golf Club, North Devon

Chalet Saunton overlooking the picturesque Saunton Sands beach in North Devon, offers oceanfront golfing weekends with one of the UK’s finest golf clubs, Saunton Golf Club. Enjoy two rounds of 18-hole golf on the club’s par 71 East and West courses, and two nights’ accommodation in one of Chalet Saunton’s three-bedroom luxury apartments.

Bordering Biderford Bay and the estuary of River Taw, Saunton Golf Club is situated on the Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in England. The land at Braunton Burrows has hosted golf since 1897 and has been widely regarded as one of the UK’s premier locations since Herbert Fowler (famed designer of Walton Heath, The Berkshire, and Delamere Forest) created the East Links course in the 1920s. Since then, the East Links course has been used for major championships and has been ranked as Number 32 in the Golf World ‘Top 100 Courses’. Saunton Golf Club’s West Links course emulates the general characteristics of the East course, also ranked highly at Number 67 in the world.

For Dads who likes boats: A stay on Royal Yacht Britannia’s sister ship: Fingal

Fingal is a former Northern Lighthouse Board Ship transformed and opened this year as a boutique floating hotel with 23 beautiful cabins berthed in the historic Port of Leith. For boating fanatics, this is the ideal retreat. Fingal spent most of her service life working out of Oban helping maintain lighthouses and transporting their keepers, equipment and supplies to some of the most treacherous locations in Scotland. Fingal’s cabins are each named after Stevenson lighthouses, inspired by her rich maritime heritage. Carefully considered design offers the highest specifications of craftsmanship and finish to follow the camber of the Ship, with nautical touches and polished woods. Sumptuous Scottish leathers and the finest linens are in colour palates inspired by Fingal’s journey from land and sea.

Enjoy breakfast featuring the best of Scotland’s larder from coast to port before venturing out to explore the waterfront hotspot of Leith. The Royal Yacht Britannia, award-winning restaurants, bars, artisan boutiques and galleries are all a short walk away.

For Dads who like timepieces: Hamilton & Inches ‘Edinburgh Eighty-Seven’ watch

Hamilton & Inches created The Edinburgh Eighty-Seven time piece to mark more than 150 years of watch and clock making tradition. A classic dress watch, the Edinburgh Eighty-Seven comes with a two year Hamilton & Inches guarantee and all the component parts which includes an engraved rota have been personally sourced from trusted suppliers across Europe.

Since 1866 Hamilton & Inches has been Edinburgh’s premiere destination for fine jewellery, luxury watches and hand-crafted silver. It has maintained its own silver workshops since its inception, and has held a Royal Warrant as silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen for more than 120 years. Hamilton & Inches continues to offer a range of specialist in-house services including repairs, engravings and valuations.

For Dads who love to travel: STOW’s First Class Leather Tech Case

Keep on top of travel organisation with STOW’s First Class Leather Tech Case. This leather tech case applies a stylish spin to the traditional writing case, substituting pen and paper for powerful, functional tech accessories. A modern staple for first-class travelling and correspondence.

STOW was founded in 2013 by passionate traveller Carol Lovell, who set about to create a high-quality travel goods brand that mixes practical storage solutions with luxury materials and sophisticated style for both men and women. Designed in England and handcrafted in Spain, STOW’s products are individually created by leather artisans. Personalisation makes STOW products the perfect accessories and gifts for seasoned travellers looking for out of the ordinary escapism and self-discovery as they experience the world in style. 

For Dads who have everything: bespoke pieces from Alexandra Llewellyn

For the hard-to-buy-for Dads why not buy an original and handcrafted backgammon set, luxury game or piece of bespoke furniture from Alexandra Llewellyn. A collection of Alexandra’s signature handmade games are available online including some of her collaborations with icons such as Terry O’Neil, Alice Temperley and the estate of Milton H. Green. For the ultimate bespoke gift, Alexandra will work with you, guiding you through ideas and memories to create a one-of-a-kind specially commissioned game. Alexandra’s boards are also stocked in both The Conran Shop Chelsea and The Great Writing Room in Harrods.

The two boards below, created in partnership with Atelier Courbet in Miami and the Four Seasons Surf Club for the Spring season are named The Surf Club “Flamingo" and The Surf Club “Deco". The Surf Club "Flamingo" board is priced at £11,150 and The Surf Club “Art Deco” board is priced at £7,300, both are available exclusively through Les Ateliers Courbet at The Surf Club in a limited edition of 4.