Father's Day Gift Guide

June 14, 2023

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift for your father / father figure 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 York - Carpet armchair and footwarmer  The French House York - Generous sized armchair  The French House York - Square back armchair with footstool  The French House York - Napoleon III high square back armchair  The French House York - Louis XV wing chair   

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 home accessory 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 York - Chrome coat hooks  The French House York - Brass hat stand  The French House York - Hammered iron coat hooks  The French House York - Art Deco plant pots  The French House York - Verdigris bucket  The French House York - Grape hods

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Coat hooks & hat stand
If he's a man with many coats or loves to wear hats, coat hooks or stands make the perfect eye-catching and useful hallway accessory.

Garden accessories
The beautiful Art Deco plant pots, the repurposed grape hods or the verdigris bucket (previously used to wash vegetables),are sure to delight any gardening enthusiasts. 


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

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 York - Metal base lamp  The French House - Desk lamp  The French House - Chrome lamp  The French House - Small glass bottle lamp  The French House York - 1950s chrome lamp  The French House - 1980s lamp



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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