Mark your calendars: Father’s Day 2022 is coming up on Sunday, June 19th. “Again?” you might think, “So soon?” Yes, it’s time to get your celebrations sorted out. If, as for many of us, the traditional necktie has been played out, you may be wondering how to celebrate Father’s Day this year. If you’re at a loss for creative ways of showing some love to the fatherly figures in your life, allow us to offer inspiration from some of the appreciative bunch at OKA. Here, they share treasured memories of days spent with their dads along with their favorite Father’s Day gift ideas.

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Ariana Mouha, Trade Sales Support Assistant

“My family usually gathers to celebrate over a nice lunch or dinner at home. Dad always requests a chocolate roulade with strawberries (his favorite dessert) to mark the occasion. We now live in different countries, so this Father’s Day we’ll have to settle for a video call.

“My father spends much of his time in his study; I think the Merisiili in Acrylic would be an ideal paperweight for keeping all his paperwork in check. The Gonglin Wastebasket is a great accessory in any office or study as well.”

Ariana's Father's Day Picks

“Father’s Day takes place around the kitchen, preparing a family feast with my father starring behind the apron. Any recipe was religiously prepared and always received with the highest praise.

The day would start outdoors, however, on a long country walk with the dogs, discovering some hidden route where my father would share stories about his teenage days close to nature and away from modern urban life. This year, the walk in the countryside will remain as a nice escape from the city, as will the meal, this time in one of our old favorite restaurants—the perfect way to celebrate.

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Antoni Roig, Senior Interior Designer

“My father would appreciate anything to enhance beautiful moments like these. Our Reeded Bone Ice Bucket is a great, portable accessory for picnic stops anywhere and everywhere. And the Alderman Tortoiseshell Photo Frames are an updated must for keeping family memories; there’s always room for one more in the sitting room.”

Antoni's Father's Day Picks

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Hannah Wilkinson, Senior Social & Creative Content Manager

“My fondest memories with my Dad are simply quality time. Growing up, my Dad, my younger brother and I formed a band—so you’d find us jamming along on our respective instruments to AC/DC and The Ramones covers (much to the dismay of our neighbors… and our Mum!)

“My Dad’s a big fan of card games. For the person who taught me how to clean up in Rummy, a really nice accessory, like our Faux Shagreen Playing Card Box, would be a hit. For game night or reading his favorite history tomes, I can see him perched for hours on our Crosby Armchair, armed with a cup of tea.”

Hannah's Father's Day Picks

“One year on Father’s Day I swapped my traditional gift of socks and beer for tickets to Up at the O2, an outdoor climbing experience that takes you over the dome-shaped roof of one of London’s biggest concert venues. My Dad had wanted to do it for ages, so it was really nice to surprise him and spend time together doing something a little different.

“My Dad doesn’t really like to be the center of attention and, if he had it his way, would quite happily pretend that Father’s Day doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, he has raised a daughter who loves to spoil her family, so our Father’s Day tradition is for him to accept his gifts with a grimace and a lecture on why he “really wouldn’t mind” if we didn’t celebrate Father’s Day every year. Sorry, Dad!

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Ellen Millard, Creative Content Editor

“The two of us share a love of Campari-based cocktails, which we discovered together on a family vacation in Venice. Our Set of Four Ranelagh Tumblers are the perfect size for his favorite Negroni, and their beautiful etched detailing give them a really interesting twist. I also think he would like the Longshaw Decorative Inlay Box; he’s a carpenter by trade and the clever inlaid wood finish would appeal to his creative side.”

Ellen's Father's Day Picks