Father’s Day gifts tend to follow the same theme every year. Many dads love their annual pair of socks or a new silk tie, but this year you should aim to get him something as unique as he is. Elite Traveler has put together this luxury Father’s Day gift guide to spark your imagination.
Paul Smith x Hummingbird Bike
Hummingbird, makers of the world’s lightest folding bike, has teamed up with the iconic British designer Paul Smith to produce a bike that is state-of-the-art in both technology and style.
The industry-leading Hummingbird bikes are made using cutting-edge materials and design techniques. The finished product weighs just 15.2lbs and can fold away in five seconds flat – making it perfect for the busy commuter.
Paul Smith’s passion for cycling is well known and the new bike has been created to represent how everyday items can be both practical and beautiful. The model, of which only 50 will be produced, features the distinctive Paul Smith Artist Stripe to create a sleek and elegant machine.
Skyline Chess Set – New York Edition
This chess set is perfect for lovers of architecture, specifically the iconic buildings of New York. Skyline Chess takes the best cityscapes from around the world and creates impeccable chess pieces using only the finest materials.
This New York edition is the perfect mix of the old and the new. The One World Trade Centre plays the King alongside the Empire State Building as the Queen. The Chrysler building and the Flatiron building play the Bishop and Knight respectively. The spiraling, sculptural form of the Guggenheim museum plays the Rook and iconic brownstone houses typical of the lower East side are cast as the pawns.
The set is available in several different materials but we love the Solid Bronze Edition. Each piece is hand-cast in solid bronze and features a contrasting finish to give the impression of sunlight striking the building. The pieces are made using a lost wax casting technique that dates back 6,000 years with 3D printing techniques to ensure every minute detail is captured.