Father's Day Gift Guide

June 10, 2022

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift isn’t the easiest of tasks. After covering all the items they need at past birthdays and Christmases, we now find ourselves saying ‘What do you buy a man that has everything?’ – at least that’s the case for the fathers in our family!

Looking for something small but meaningful, or wanting to wow them with a statement piece? We’ve compiled some suggestions, currently in stock. Click on the images to see the full item description.

 

A staple piece: the comfy ‘Dad Chair’ 

Whether it’s for watching a good film, kicking back after a busy day or dozing off after a big meal, the 'Dad Chair' is famous for its undeniable comfort, and the fact that - as its name suggests – it’s reserved for Dad!

Old French armchairs are generous in size and are padded in all the right places, offering great lumbar support. The springs, arm rests and high back provide extra comfort for a fantastic all-rounder. 

The French House - Louis XIV armchair  The French House - Large easy chair  The French House - Buttoned armchair  The French House - Large Louis XV wing chair  The French House - Mid 1800's high back chair   The French House - Fringed open armchair

All of our chairs can be reupholstered in a fabric of your choice - just ask us for a quote.

 

Combine style and practicality

You can’t knock a charming piece of furniture that also happens to be useful. We find all sorts of practical items in brocantes and are usually astounded by the ingenuity and attention to detail in many of those finds. A few examples that may create the ideal Father’s Day gift include: 

The French House - Polished steel shelf  The French House - Glass carrier  The French House - Umbrella stand  The French House - Metal trunk  The French House - Silver box  The French House - Wooden Victorian box

(from left to right) 

Polished steel wall shelf 
This striking artisan-made steel shelf is not very old, but beautifully designed and finished in black for a clean look. 

Glass carrier
A dainty yet practical piece of wire work, which was most commonly used in the Lyon area of France.

Umbrella stand
This beautiful cast iron umbrella stand is covered in a turquoise enamel, and would create a special feature for any hallway or cloakroom.

Storage boxes

Whether they're wooden or metal, storage boxes are versatile and can house tools, valuable items or even be used as planters. We have different styles and sizes in stock at the moment; some in better condition than others. Click on the images to find out more.

 

This is a sign…

The perk of repurposing old signs is that they always tell their story, even though they no longer serve their true purpose. These signs always catch our eye at a brocante, or when visiting antique dealers. They’re full of French charm and although businesses across France now display modernised versions, we still prefer the more retro ones. They’re ideal to spice up a garage / shed wall, over an office space, or in a kitchen.

 The French House - La Nouvelle Republique sign  The French House - Old French sign  The French House - Cast iron sign

The French House - Building Control sign

 

 

Even this English 'Building Control' sign with a lovely scrolled bracket and in-laid brass lettering is so unique.

 


My light in shining armour

As many office jobs have relocated to home, having a good desk set up has become essential. These adjustable lamps are super stylish and authentically French (you may have seen similar styles in modern home stores…!) and help create a personalized and sophisticated work space.

The French House - Angle poise lamp  The French House - Desk lamp  The French House - Chrome lamp  The French House - Small glass bottle lamp  The French House - Metal base lamp  The French House - 1980s lamp

 

Bric-a-Brac

Looking for something small but meaningful? Here is a selection of little bits and pieces that may bring out the child, the artist or the collector in him…

The French House - Toy horse  The French House - Binoculars  The French House - Ricard and Perrier glasses  The French House - Coffee grinders  The French House - Bleu de travail  The French House - Display easel

Do you have something in mind that’s not on the list? Get in touch with us, we’d love to have a chat and help you find that unique Father’s Day present.

We understand that for many, Father’s Day may be a sensitive time. If you find yourself in that situation, we are sending our love and thoughts.

 

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