Ways To Spoil Your Dad This Father’s Day

Ways To Spoil Your Dad This Father’s Day

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.

Hallmark Cards and Itty Bittys

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.

Gin and Tonic Fathers Day Card

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.

fathers day great pubs book

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.

Newspaper Picture Book Inside

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.

Rogers Workshop Hooks

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.

Ales and Glass

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.

Art of Football Chelsea Top

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.

dove men skincare

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.

 I always find clothing is a great thing to buy for Father’s Day as my dad doesn’t buy a lot for himself. I know it’s summer time and a jumper probably isn’t the best idea but I wanted my dad to have something ready for later in the year as jumpers are something he really lacks. This Charcoal Crew Neck Jumper* from Dobell is a really comfortable fit as the fibres are Lambswool which are both soft but also hard wearing so it’s the sort of jumper which shouldn’t bobble up after a few wears. Lambswool is also a really warming fabric so I know in the Autumn/ Winter this will be perfect to snuggle up with lounging around at home.
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Ways to spoil your dad this father's day
*This post has been written in collaboration with Panosonic and Henry London but all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. May 29, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Some great ideas here! I’m due just before father’s day so need to get my skates on and order some gifts or my dad and hubby will end up going without!

  2. May 29, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    The London Pub book would be amazing for my husband. He loves a good pub but we often struggle to find them in London among the trendy bars. Obviously he is they type of man who has everything he needs so this would be fantastic x x

  3. May 29, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Hi Rhian
    We love the book “The Odd Squad´s I Love Dad”. Trixilie is amused about the cover and giggles a lot 🙂 So the best gift 😉
    Hugs and Kisses
    Trixilie & Bea

  4. Jess
    May 29, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I always struggle with buying for my dad because he literally has zero hobbies. It’s hard to even drag him to the pub!

  5. May 29, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    You’ve got some lovely ideas there. I love the idea of the newspaper book. That’s something that would really appeal to my dad if I could find the right topic to put in it,

  6. May 29, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    What some fun ideas for Father’s Day gifts, I still haven’t sorted anything out for my Dad yet – I should get onto it he might love that beer I think.

  7. May 29, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Hubby’s a huge Chelsea fan so I think you might have just sorted out one of the kids gifts for me! I love the workshop hooks too – you’ve come up with a great list of suggestions. I always thinks fathers day presents are one of the hardest to buy 🙂

  8. May 29, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I have some ales from St Peters Brewery and they really taste wonderful so its nice to see that they have a gift for fathers on fathers day. The newspaper book is a good idea as well!

  9. Danielle
    May 30, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Lots of great choice here! I ordered a personalised book for my husband from our daughter. I think he is going to love it!

  10. May 30, 2018 / 11:53 am

    These are some great ideas – I love the look of the St Peter’s Brewery beer pack and the guide to the great pubs of London! Perfect dad gifts if ever I did see them!

  11. May 30, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Some great ideas here, I love finding cool things for the Fathers in my life. They can be tricky to buy for but look around enough and there is something for everyone

  12. May 30, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    We’ll have baby no. 3 by the time Father’s Day comes round. Still unsure on gifts but we always have a special breakfast, visit both sets of our parents and then we’ll go out for dinner so very food orientated. Great gift ideas 🙂

  13. May 30, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    My dad always spoil me. I guess it’s time for me to spoil him too! Thanks for the idea.

  14. May 30, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Oh goodness, I forgot Father’s Day was coming up. Better organise something for the boys to get their dad.

  15. May 31, 2018 / 7:55 am

    Aw, you’re such a good daughter to treat your dad like this. What a great selection of gift ideas too!

  16. May 31, 2018 / 11:22 am

    These are fab ideas, I really like that tshirt! I need to buy my Dad and my partner something still as well x

  17. May 31, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    These are great tips and different too which is handy. My dad seems to have everything so that fact that these ideas are that bit different really helps.

  18. May 31, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Fab ideas for spoiling the men in our lives this father’s day my dad would love the workshop hooks going to
    Pop over and take a look at them now

  19. June 1, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I love your suggestions for Father’s day presents! You’ve given so many ideas for gifts to suit every dad or father figure. I’m wondering whether my hubby would like the DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes as a present from the kids!

  20. June 1, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    My dad is such an awkward person to buy for but you’ve given me some ideas

  21. June 1, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Thank you for these great Father”s Day ideas! I got my dad a book where I haven’t written notes to him! I think he will love it!

  22. June 2, 2018 / 8:11 am

    These are some really great gift idea for Father’s Day! I know my dad would have loved some of them x

  23. June 2, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    These father day gifts seems really good, I love the historical pub book I know my dad would love it 🙂

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