For me I think dads’ are some of the hardest people to buy presents for and my dad is always the person I spend longest trying to get ideas for. It’s not quite as easy as my mum where anything which sparkles or smells pretty is a winner. I have been trawling around and actually managed to come up with a decent selection of gifts with will make your dads’ Christmas (or in fact any male in your life).
Starwars Light Sabers Chop Sticks – £16.99
I absolutely love Star Wars so any related novelty gifts are great in my books but these light saber chopsticks stood out to me from the first time I saw them. You can choose which light sabers you opt for and the chopsticks look like a real good quality. Just imagine how awesome anyone would look eating their noodles with these light up light sabers?
Charging Valet Set – £40
I think these valet sets are so useful to put on a bedside table as they’re a great place to keep all your stuff together and organized alongside charging things like your smartphone and tablets. Some of them can look cheap but this leather one just looks smart and would make a welcome addition to any mans life.
The Scotch Whisky Treasures Book* – £39.95
My dad is a huge Scotch Whisky lover and when we went to the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh he spent such a long time discussing things with the guy running the tour while me and my mum let it all wash over our heads. Because of this when I saw The Scotch Whisky Treasures book I knew it would be perfect to offer my dad more of a background on his favourite drink. It was written by a Scotsman and talks about distillation, different malts and acts as a guide of the main whisky regions. I know that when he’s done reading this he will want to do a Whisky tour of Scotland, I’m pretty sure it’s coming. Not only it is a book but there’s added memorabilia included such as maps, artwork and photographs so I know my dad will be kept occupied with this.
I’ve been looking for a watch stand for my dad for a while but so many of them are more like boxes or display cases which is why this wooden watch stand caught my eye straight away. You can have it engraved on the front which is a nice touch, I am going to try and find a time-related quote so it still looks smart and stylish.
Edinburgh Christmas Gin – £35
Afer going to Edinburgh for the first time in February I have been obsessed with Edinburgh Gin which is distilled right in the centre of the city. When I headed up this summer I bought a bottle of the Christmas gin and it is amazing. There are slightly warmer notes to it and a little bit of cinnamon to make it almost feel warmer if a drink can really do that. Edinburgh Gin is one of my favourites so a bottle of this would make a great gift for anyone.
Novelty Wedgie* – £10
Dad’s are notoriously hard to buy for as there’s only so many pairs of socks and bottles of spirit you can buy them so when I found out about wedgies I knew it would make a fantastic present for my dad because who doesn’t need a novelty doorstop? There’s so many varieties on their website but this cute Mr T one made me chuckle as soon as I saw it and gifts which make people laugh are the best. For a novelty gift the door stops are really good quality with a chunky feel to them and the detail on the painting is great. There’s even a cute sticker on the back giving an idea about Mr T which again made me laugh. I know when my dad opens this he is going to be confused at first but then see the funny side. There’s so many awesome designs as well to keep everyone giggling. You can check out more from the brand on their Facebook Page here.
Conundrum Decanter – £24.99
Drinks related gifts are generally a quick win when it comes to dads’, especially if they’re anything like mine. My dad has such a huge collection of decanters (and yes they’re used and not just for display) and this one looks so unusual and would look lovely in the middle of the dining table. With swirling indents on the side it’s also designed to be super easy to hold meaning you can pour your wine with ease.
Vinyl Wallclock – £20
I absolutely love vinyl and think it looks so nice on the wall so when I saw these personalized vinyl wallclocks’ I knew it would make the perfect gift for my dad. You can choose the colours and the song printed on it along with any message which is really nice as you can make it showcase the recipiants favourite song. I’m not 100% sure which song I am going to pick for my dad yet as I want to make sure it’s perfect so I need to get my thinking cap on.
Recipe Cards* – £5
My dad absolutely loves cooking and actually does far more of it at home than my mum does so these recipe cards would make such a nice little stocking filler. I’m debating writing out a few recipes on them to give so he has some of his favourite dishes written out but they’d make such a nice gift to add alongside any food related gift to show someone how much you know them by opting for their favourite dish. The cards themselves are high quality card and won’t bend or damage easily so at least you know they’ll last and can be added into any recipe book.
There never used to be so much choice in skincare and grooming products for men but since beards became kind of popular again everywhere is doing grooming kits. I always think a grooming kit makes a great option especially as my dad shaves quite regularly, and Men’s society stuff is always of a high quality.
I think Molton Brown is always a great luxury skincare item to give (and perhaps buy one or two for yourself) and the peppercorn scent sounds lovely, plus it comes in such a nice Christmas style box. I don’t think I could buy this for my dad and leave out my mum so it’s good that there’s a matching ladies version as well.
Robert Owen Undershirt*- £29
If your dad is anything like mine he has a million and one shirts so I’m always reluctant to buy him another one as it might get one or two wears from it, but undershirts are totally different and oh so practical. The silky smooth tshirts come in a variety of colours and necklines and are breathable, durable and comfortable tops designed to go underneath a shirt to allow your body to stay at the right temperature. As they’re made from 95% bamboo viscose and 5% spandex they don’t restrict movement, sweat is absorbed and then evaporated so it stops your shirt sticking to your chest, but it also keeps the cold air from your skin keeping you warm. In the winter months an undershirt would make a perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe as it will keep the body warm and protected while still letting it breath.
Strong Coffee – £9.99
My dad is a complete sucker for coffee and absolutely loves it but unlike my mum who likes it milky and weaker he loves strong coffee so I’m always on the look out for something which boasts being a stronger blend which makes this coffee a stand out option.
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