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Father's Day Gift Guide

16 June 2015
Father's Day Gift Guide
With Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to whip your gift shopping skills into shape. If you ever find yourself aimlessly wandering around shop after shop, hour after hour, longing to find that perfect gift and very often well, failing, then fear not because help is at hand. Whether he's a workaholic, likes to look his best or loves a tipple or two, we have rounded up some of the best stores in Leeds to bring you a selection of gift ideas sure to please even the fussiest of men.

For Those Who Like to Take Care of Themselves If he's obsessed with looking his best or you think he's in desperate need of some TLC but you don't want to offend him, look no further than The Traditional Shaving Company for high quality shaving and grooming products. Located in the Grand Arcade the store offers everything a grooming god needs from shaving creams to body scrubs to hair wax and with their traditional shaving products helping to achieve closer and more comfortable shaves, there'll be no irritation in sight – he will be ever so grateful! Or maybe his hair is looking a bit worse for wear? Whether he needs a cut or a beard trim, perfection is guaranteed at King Koby's Chop Shop Located in the Corn Exchange, King Koby's is not your usual hairdressers. It's cool, it's exciting and he may even get a beer to accompany him on his hair trimming journey...he's going to be one happy chappy.

For Those Fun Loving and Individual Ones If you want to buy something completely eccentric and stand out from all the other gifts kind of cool then look no further than Culture Vulture One of the Corn Exchange's independent gems, they are known for their 'quirky, cutting-edge product range' perfect for people who believe in 'individuality and self-expression'. Sound like your Dad? It's only a small store but it stocks more than enough goods to satisfy all your cool dad gift needs including mugs, picture frames, door mats and even American Sweets such as Twinkies and Lucky Charms. The perfect gift for any sweet lover. Yum. And how could I forget their range of quirky cards and humorous wrapping paper options that will leave him with a good ol'grin on his face.

For Those Creative Arty Types If, when you think of your Dad, the words organised or creative spring to mind, then I defy you not to find the perfect and unique gift in Colours May Vary. Located in Munro House, the shop stocks a selection of 'beautiful, useful and inspirational wares' and beautiful they definitely are. Focusing on graphic art, illustration, photography and interiors, this is the perfect little shop to pick up an impressive and attractive gift to appeal to his arty side. Also stocking stationery and journals, now you can make sure he's stylishly organised at work. Another lovely gift store not to be missed, if one-off and totally special items are what you're after, then Our Handmade Collective is the way to go. Housed in the Grand Arcade, this is a handmade and handpicked gift shopping experience like no other, offering a selection of limited and unique gifts – the perfect destination if he likes things a little out of the ordinary.

For Those Label Lovers Is he a bit of a designer fanatic? Always splashing those pennies on the latest Valentino shoes? Or maybe you wish he erm, dressed a little better. Then why not treat him to a bit of designer attire? Choose from a large range of designer gear at newly located, The Hip Store on Vicar Lane - the perfect place to pick up everything from Lacoste tees to Nigel Cabourn crew jumpers. Or are you wanting something of the same high quality but perhaps without the hefty price tag? Independent designer menswear store Miyuki adds a pop of individuality and luxury to the Corn Exchange. Offering their own stylish label, Miyuki, this is a great place to pick up quality garments at affordable prices. One thing's for certain, he will be looking suave this Father's Day.

For Those Who Love a Good Drink Sometimes, when it comes to gestures, you can't beat a bottle of some good alcohol and independent Little Leeds Beer House and Latitude Wine and Liquor Merchants have all your alcohol gift needs sorted. The former, one of the Corn Exchange's many treasures, is a 'bottle shop with a difference' offering a large selection of beers from all around the world. The perfect place to pick up a beer from his favourite country! The latter, Latitude Wine and Liquor Merchants, sits on The Calls and offers the knowledge and expertise you can't find in any old supermarket. Relying solely on their taste buds, these merchants don't stock any products that don't taste good and so you can be certain that what you're buying is going to be delicious. After all, he's going to need a drink to accompany that meal you'll be cooking him...

With this list of independent stores offering amazing gift ideas for the father figure in your life, last minute and stress-free gift shopping is now guaranteed.

By
Hannah is head of Retail Therapy and Health and Beauty at Leeds Living. She is an English Language Graduate with a penchant for all things fashion and beauty.