Fathers Day Gift Guide 2017

With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday 18th June, there is little time to find the perfect gift – especially if the men in your life are anything like the men in mine! Gaz and my Dad are so difficult to buy for, I seem to use up all of my ideas at Christmas and their birthdays, and Father’s Day finds me rushing around in a mad panic trying to find something both thoughtful and practical, and lavish yet affordable, and that is a difficult task!

I have put together a selection of my favourite gift ideas which I hope will help those of you who are struggling for ideas!


1. Storm trooper t-shirt set

I love these Sgt.Smith Storm trooper t-shirts, even more so as they come as a set for both Father and child. Available in men’s sizes medium to 4XL, and children’s sizes 2-3 years up to 11-12 years. Priced at £35 for the set, this is such a sweet idea, and I am all about the twinning!

2. Contrado custom made slippers

Slippers are always a safe option for Dads, I must have bought my Dad countless pairs over the years, but none as personal as these custom slippers from Contrado. With the option to design your own artwork, or photographic design, and use a choice of colours and trims, they really are such a lovely personal gift. Available in a range of sizes, and delivered in just 2-3 days, prices start at £38.

3. Personalised family key ring

This personalised key ring from Merci Maman Boutique is so lovely and a really special present for any Dad this Fathers Day. Available in sterling silver and hand-engraved with a choice of hearts, discs, girl or boy charms, and presented in a complimentary gift box. Prices start at £39.

4. Hotel Chocolat The Beer Collection

Can your dad spot a stout at twenty paces and discern his cocoa beer from his pale cocoa beer with his eyes closed? Then this is the Father’s Day gift for him. With four favourite recipes from Hotel Chocolat served in chocolate casks: nostalgic Ginger Beer, hefty Caramel Stout, small-batch Pale Cocoa Beer and complex Cocoa Beer, priced at just £10, this is the perfect gift for any beer loving Dad.

5. Nespresso coffee machine by Kitchen Aid

For those with a little more money to spend this Fathers Day, the Nespresso Empire red ‘Artisan’ coffee machine by KitchenAid is something that I know my husband would go crazy for! Not only does this coffee machine look good, it also makes any volume or strength of coffee in under 30 seconds. Available from Debenhams at the reduced price of £300, this really would be a coffee lovers dream gift!

6. Man up your meals recipe book

This Paragon recipe book has recipes for every occasion – from boys nights in to meals to impress. Informative and humorous spread features including how to brew your own beer, the benefits of the gym and an all-important feature on the best food challenges! Available from Debenhams at just £8.

7. Paco Rabanne Invictus Gift Set

Aftershave is another safe bet when it comes to Fathers Day and this Paco Rabanne Invictus gift set is the perfect choice. With a 50ml Eau de Toilette spray and a 100ml shower gel, the set is priced at £37.95 from Fragrance Direct.

8. Sugru Rebel Tech kit

The Sugru Rebel Tech kit is a collection of 14 killer tech ideas inspired by people all over the world. It combines the most popular, most useful and most ingenious Sugru tech hacks for the first time; with easy step-by-step instructions in a booklet full of information. The kit includes 4 single use packs of Sugru in Pitch Black, Snow White, Silver Grey and Classic Red, a booklet full of project ideas and how-to guide, the new Sugru Remover and a handy storage tin. At £10 this is a fantastic gift for any Dad.

9. Personalised Peppa Pig book

I love this personalised Peppa Pig book where your child and their Daddy star alongside Peppa and Daddy pig. The story lists all of the things that Peppa and your child love about their Daddies with the option for names, hair colour and style, skin tone and eye colour, facial hair and glasses, with up to two children per book. There is also an option to add a personal message in the front of the book, making a really precious keepsake book that your child can read together with their Daddy. Priced at £14.99 this book is top of my list.

So there you have it, my gift guide for Fathers Day 2017. I hope that you have found some inspiration for the Dad’s in your life!






  1. June 2, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I always find Fathers Day so difficult! I know the Peppa Pig book would go down a treat with my son – we have the non-personalised version, but I think this one would be even more of a hit! But I think his dream pressie would be the Nespresso machine – I feel we’d be getting a lot of use out of it over the coming months!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Well you have the perfect fathers day present now in Ben!! xx

  2. June 2, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    buying anything for men is usually so tough! This list makes it so easy and a no brainer to pick for fathers day!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you! xx

  3. June 2, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Slippers are always the safe option for my dad too – these custom made ones look amazing! Thanks for the recommendation! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Dads love slippers don’t they! xx

  4. June 2, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    These like such a great selection of gifts for Father’s Day. We tend to make presents but I think the coffee machine would go a treat!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      I tend to buy one and make one, the one we make isn’t always great, ha! x

  5. June 2, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Some fab picks here loving the idea of the beer chocolates….do you think daddy would share?

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      I think he wouldn’t have a choice!! xx

  6. June 2, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Some great picks here – I bet that Hotel Chocolat Beer Collection will be VERY popular!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Oh me too! Love hotel chocolat! xx

  7. June 2, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I’d go for the Stormtrooper set but that’s only because I’ve plenty of Sugru here. If you’ve not already discovered this wonderful product then I highly recommend it too. A great Father’s Day gift.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      We have just got our first set, I’m so excited to try it! xx

  8. June 2, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    What brilliant ideas. Such lovely collection of gifts, especially like the idea of those chocolates! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you, I love hotel chocolat!! xx

  9. June 2, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Great timing for this post. I love the ideas you have shared here. In particular the gifts that you have included which are able to be customized to the person I always think are the best. And there is still plenty of time to order the customized options in time for his special day. Thanks again.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Personalised gifts are always a good option, so much more thoughtful I think. xx

  10. June 3, 2017 / 2:10 am

    you have selecting a good range of fathers day gift ideas.
    i especially like the personalised family keychain

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Me too! Love personalised gifts! xx

  11. June 3, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I love the Storm Trooper Tshirt Set. It is absolutely adorable and I know my husband and son would love it as they both love Star Wars.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      My husband and son have these t-shirts, they are so gorgeous! xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Yes the t shirts are fab aren’t they? xx

  12. June 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    What a great gift guide for Fathers Day gifts. The Hotel Chocolat The Beer Collection sounds absolutely amazing, I would quite like them for myself x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Id like to try them too Ana! xx

  13. June 3, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Aww we have the peppa pig book and the kids love it – probably because it does actually look like daddy! lol

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      HAHAH that made me laugh! xx

  14. June 3, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    These are lovely gifts and would perfect as a special gift on Father’s Day but Peppa Pig book though is the most adorable gift.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      It’s such a sweet idea isn’t it? xx

  15. June 4, 2017 / 5:51 am

    These are some really cool gift ideas for Father’s Day. I will surely keep these in mind while gifting him. 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you! xx

  16. June 4, 2017 / 10:36 am

    What brilliant ideas. but number #9 my favorite. love it.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you! xx

  17. June 4, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Fab gift ideas here for Father’s Day. Love the sound of a coffee machine for coffee lovers.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      My husband would love this! xx

  18. June 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    These are some cool and economical gifts! Especially for me that I’m from Greece, and the situation here is kinda hard… I will consider them!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      I love personalised gifts! xx

  19. My teen guide
    June 4, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    These are all a great selection of Father’s Day gift ideas and we Love personalized family key ring. Glad you share these ideas.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Men can be so hard to buy for! xx

  20. June 4, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Omg, Hotel Chocolat do a beer collection! I didn’t know they did that, I must get some for my dad he loves beer.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      I know!! Nor me!! Bet its amazing! xx

  21. Dogvills
    June 4, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    What a great gift ideas for father’s day and I love the coffee machine for him he was a big fan of coffee

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      My husband would love this too! xx

  22. June 4, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Great choices doll!
    I absolutely love the custom slippers <3

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      They are gorgeous aren’t they! Thank you! xx

  23. June 4, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    My dad is getting a weekend getaway for Father’s day as an ardent traveler that he is, that is a much personal gift.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      That’s a lovely thoughtful gift! xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      The star wars t shirts are amazing aren’t they! xx

  24. June 4, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    My husband would love the coffee maker! It looks so stylish too

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Good luck! xx

  25. June 5, 2017 / 12:39 am

    Finding a gift for my dad is a most difficult task. I always look for a collection of some good books for my dad!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Ahh that’s a great gift idea! x

  26. June 5, 2017 / 8:36 am

    We brought Andy the personalised peppa pig book a couple of years ago for Father’s Day, it’s still a favourite to read now. I wish it was mothers day as I would love that coffee maker. It is my birthday the next day, maybe I could hint! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Oh that’s good to know! As for the coffee machine, maybe just send him the link….subtle, haha! xx

  27. June 5, 2017 / 9:46 am

    My hubby is a techie and would love the tech kit, although I’d kinda like the coffee machine!! Thanks for some great ideas lovely x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      Haha my husband would kill for the coffee machine but I don’t drink coffee! xx

  28. June 5, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    All ideas are great but personalised slippers are my favourite. Definitely going to get this for my dad.

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      They are fab aren’t they! xx

  29. June 6, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Hubby is star wars mad and I have my eye on star wars quad copter for him – not sure when he would use it though

    • Laura Dove
      June 6, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Ooh my husband would love one of those too! xx

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