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
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!