I don’t know if it’s just my dad but he rarely ever treats himself during the year which means that when it comes to occasions I like to indulge him in some great treats. Thankfully Father’s Day falls half way through the year so is far enough away from Christmas there’s time for plenty of ideas, and for me I don’t have any birthday’s around it which works well. Here are some great ideas of things you can buy or do for your Dad (or father figure) this Father’s Day.
My dad is always using the same old shaver so I think it’s about time he got an upgrade and this Men’s Trimmer from Panasonic would be perfect. We’ve all heard of Panasonic and if your dad is anything like mine he looks out for well known brands which means this will definitely be well received. The trimmer itself is high quality and had a flexible 3D head which allows for a smoother all over shave. The detail attachment which comes with it allows you to get into all the small areas making shaving in hard-to-reach areas like underneath the chin much easier. You can even reduce the size of the trimmer head from 35mm to 5mm so you can shave in a much more precise way.
Of course you’ll need a card for Father’s Day and Hallmark* have a great collection with a mix of plain, wordy and funny cards. For me I love the card with the bottle of red wine on it as it reflects my dads tastes very well and it’s such a smart card. It isn’t just cards that Hallmark do though as these Itty Bittys are just so cute, so much so that I’ve started a collection for myself. In the photo above you’ll see a little Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy and Superman which are both so adorable. These would be perfect little additions to your dad’s bedside table or car dashboard which is where my superman will be heading.
If you’re looking for a more personalised card* then get one which shows why you love your dad so much. I opted for a card which said ‘You make the best Gin & Tonic’ but you can personalise it to say anything you like, so if you love your dad’s dancing, his unique dress sense, his DIY skills or how much he does for you then make sure you show him how much you care.
My dad has a bit of a watch obsession so that’s always a go-to present when I’m trying to think of something nice and Henry London have a great collection of classic looking watches with a modern twist. This Richmond watch has a rose gold surround and strap with a classic chronograph face and I think it looks really smart as a dress watch but also with a bit more of a modern feeling. I know my dad has a leather strap watch with a rose gold surround and I know this would make a great addition to his collection.
The I love dad book* comes from The Odd Squad and the little book is absolutely hilarious with little quotes and jokes all about dad’s and why we love them. If you’re looking for a token gift for your dad this would be perfect as it’s such a good book that will get both you and them laughing.
The Great Pubs of London* book is a meaty book which is beautifully illustrated with images taken specifically for this project. The book takes you through the doors of 22 London pubs which are either historically or architecturally significant talking through what makes the pubs special and how they fit into the landscape of London. There’s lots of interesting stories including how the Lamb and Flag pub in Covent Garden got the nickname ‘Bucket of Blood’ and what pub was a favourite with Charles De Gaulle.
The idea of a newspaper book is something I’ve not really considered before but seeing as my dad used to work editing photos for a national newspaper this is actually a genius idea for a present. I chose the Elizabeth II history book* which contains over 30 Official Original Pictorials and reports from Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1952 right through to 2016 covering her life in the public eye. The book is a tabloid size so contains loads of newspaper prints and comes bound in heavy duty black leather with gold embossing on the cover which can be personalised with any name and message on it making it a truly personal book. I was so impressed at the quality of this book and it’s something which will last, you can get them for a number of different topics including The Beatles and Sporting teams and events.
If you’re looking to take your dad out for the day how about heading along to the O2 and going to the DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes as you can explore DC’s history including original comic books, sketches and concept artwork and costumes such as Heath Ledger’s Joker costume and Christopher Reeve’s original superman costume. As a special treat to celebrate Father’s Day all dad’s can get free entry between 11th and 17th June when accompanied by a child.
If your dad is anything like mine then he does quite a bit of DIY so anything with a DIY spin makes for a great gift. My dad has spent what feels like forever revamping the garden which has included a new shed/ work space so these workshop hooks* are going to be perfect for his space. The wall hooks can be personalised with any name or line above workshop so it could say ‘Luke’s Car Workshop’ or just the person’s name like mine above which I got for my dad.
The plaque has four hooks which can easily be screwed in when it’s received and there’s two slots for easy hanging on the back. It’s made from wood and has a gloss finish meaning that it looks really smart but is also really sturdy feeling.
For my dad no Father’s Day would be complete without something alcohol related and this pack from St Peters Brewery* features two different Ale’s and a pint glass and makes a great Father’s Day gift.
I’m not an ale drinker myself so I can’t comment on the taste or style of them but there’s loads of different gift sets depending on your dad’s drinking preferences so you can choose whatever suits him. The pint glass is a good quality and is really nice to drink out of so I’m going to encourage my dad to throw out some of his old one’s and replace this in.
If your dad is a football fan then Art of Football is somewhere you need to check out this Father’s Day especially as the day falls within the World Cup. Art of Football have their own hand crafted designs to push the passion and energy of football and each print is one of a limited number so like all artwork your t-shirt will be unique and exclusive. I opted for a Chelsea top* for my dad as I know he’s a fan but there’s t-shirts and other items for pretty much any team or player you’re looking for. The t-shirt itself was beautifully presented in it’s own box gift wrapped in football inspired paper and the t-shirt itself feels like really good quality and is pretty soft when on. The brand are also extending their range to include rugby an boxing so if footie isn’t your dad’s cup of tea there’s still plenty of choice.
It wouldn’t be Father’s Day without some smellies and Dove are one of those go to brands I’ve been buying for years. They have a whole collection of Men+Care sets to choose from which will help maintain hydrated and healthy skin throughout the warmer summer months. I have the Dove Men+ CareDuo Gift Set* which contains two everyday essentials that every man will need including the Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash and Clean Comfort antiperspriant. These products are all desiged to protect against dryness and skin irritation which is perfect for my dad as he does get some irritation on his face when he shaves so the face wash will be sensitive to that.