Fathers’ Day is that time of the year where I love being able to spoil my dad because he’s not the sort of person to spoil himself which is where I come in. Almost always my dad will get some sort of experience-based gift which is usually a good excuse for us to go out together and do something like visit somewhere or get our adrenaline pumping. Here are some great gift options which your dad is sure to love.
As soon as I saw this little robot plant pot* it made me smile and that’s the point of a good gift, isn’t it?! My dad loves having little cactus’ or fresh herbs sitting on the window sill in our kitchen so I thought this little planter would be perfect to add a little pop of colour and fun to the collection. It’s one of those little gifts which won’t cost a lot but is sure to lead to a smile.
Rose-Gold Photo Frame
Now photo frame’s are generally seen as more of a feminine present but I don’t think they have to be and a frame with a lovely photo of you and your dad would make a great present. This photo frame* is a standard 7 x 5 size so super easy to get a picture printed for it and it has a rose gold finish which I know my dad is a huge fan of. A present like this shows a bit of thought and you’ll want to select a photo to put inside which has a special memory attached to it, or maybe an old picture from your childhood.
Kitchen or food based gifts usually go down a treat with my dad and again when I saw this pig yolker* it made me laugh. It’s one of those mini gadgets that you don’t know you need until you get it. The pig picks up the cracked egg and when you squeeze it easily separates the yolk from the white of the egg which is super handy during cooking which my dad is a huge fan of. Have you ever thought how hard it is to properly separate out the yolk of an egg?! But now it doesn’t need to be.
Personal Barber Box
Subscription boxes are for absolutely everyone and you can get one for literally anything which is why I think my dad deserves one. Going out and buying razors and blades to shave isn’t the most fun thing but when you turn it into a subscription box and have fun treats included it becomes so much more than that. The first month of The Personal Barber Box* includes your introduction to wet shaving and covers you even if you’ve never done it before, you’ll get a safety razor, shaving brush, soap, blades and guides, and then in future months’ you’ll get new soaps, blades and pre and post-shave products to try like oils, balms, alums and colognes to keep things exciting. The box I received had all the introduction items plus Groomarang Protective Shave Cream, Alpha Grooming Citrus & Neroli Pre- Shave Oil and Proraso Repair Gel so a really great mixture to cover the whole process of shaving from lathering up to issues if you cut yourself. If you’re looking for a practical gift which puts a fun spin on a boring task then opt for a Personal Barber Box.
Personalized gifts are one of the most thoughtful gifts you can choose and what dad doesn’t need a pen?! Tiger pens are a large online pen shop where you can get the item laser engraved before it’s shipped out to you. I wasn’t sure how much space there would be to engrave on a pen but when I received this Parker pen* I was really surprised at how much you can get on the barrel of the pen. Tiger are the very first company in the UK to offer laser engraving on both metal and plastic pens and it’s only £6.95 so won’t break the bank when you’re going for a pen. The attention to detail is great as the engraving is central and looks so good on the sleek pen.
Personalized Pewter Wine Bottle
As I said above personalized gifts are the best, especially when they involve something the person loves. In my case my dad loves his drink, he has such a vast alcohol cabinet and loves to settle in with a glass of wine when he’s eating his dinner. GiftsOnline4U create a large range of personalised alcohol gifts with pewter labels which is where I spotted this beautiful bottle of red wine. The brand make all of their gifts in-house in Lincolnshire which is where this bottle came from. The order process is really straight forward where you can choose from four types of wine in case your dad has a particular favourite – I opted for Italian Merlot – and you can customize the font and what’s printed on the pewter label which is attached to the bottle. I wasn’t quite sure how a pewter label would look attached to a bottle but when it arrived I was so impressed, it wasn’t heavy or bulky looking out of place, but it was a decent thickness and good quality. The personalization is beautiful with edging on the top and bottom of the panel making it look pretty luxurious. I know my dad is going to absolutely love this but I’m just not sure if he’s going to open it.
Ben Sherman Polo Shirt
Polo shirts are one of the best types of clothing to buy because they’re a great hybrid between casual and smart and this Ben Sherman polo shirt* is perfect especially in the lead up to the warmer weather. It’s a super soft shirt in light blue with a dogtooth pattern covering it and a button down collar. The great thing about Ben Sherman is that it’s a good brand name without breaking the bank so it’s a great gift for any father.
Coloured Wine Glasses
I usually go for something alcohol-related for Fathers’ Day as he does enjoy a tipple and my parents are massive fans of pretty glassware so LSA glassware was an obvious choice to head to. I absolutely love the coloured wine glasses and am actually tempted with them for myself as I have glass fronted cabinets so I know they’d look awesome. My dad really enjoys red wine and there are some stemless red wine glasses which are something I’ve not seen before, and the carafes are always a nice choice especially in the summer when you’re heading out into the garden and want something to decant your wine into.
The staple dad gift is always a pair of socks but that doesn’t need to be boring. If you go for a fun pair like these one’s from Rory Hutton* you’ll get an eye-catching pair which is printed based on an original drawing. The brand specializes not just in socks but also bow ties and pocket square which you can match with the socks, and everything is made right here in the UK. The pair I got was a bright turquoise blue set against a darker blue background which really stands out. Long gone are the days when dad’s just wear boring black socks, now is the time to let your personality shine and go for something brighter. When I receieved these socks they were packaged in a beautiful box showing the pattern and they’re a really good quality soft pair with a decent thickness to them which is so important, you don’t want a toe starting to stick through after a few wears.
Leather Cufflink Storage
If your dad is anything like mine chances are he has so many pairs of cufflinks but either doesn’t wear them or always goes for the exact same pair every time as they’re trusty (and probably on the top). This clever, neat little cufflink storage holder* is handmade in genuine leather and hangs over your suit hanger so you never lose your cufflinks again and can match up particular pairs with specific shirts. If you’re heading to a wedding, going on a business trip or just have loads of cufflinks this is a great way of keeping each pair secure and in the right place. All you have to do is fit a cufflink through the first hole and do it again under the second, and repeat with the bottom two holes. For a small piece of leather, this is such a clever idea and would be the perfect gift for any shirt wearing dad.