In a couple of week’s it’s Father’s Day and it also comes two days before my birthday. I’ve got used to it being near my birthday and some years it falls on my birthday, on those years we cancel Father’s Day (joke!).
I find it hard to buy presents for Andy and my dad, spending ages looking in shops and browsing online hoping that I will spot the perfect gift. I thought I would put together a gift guide for some inspiration for you too.
The Smart Dressed Dad
For a Dad that likes to look sharp, a suit is the perfect gift. This Oxford Blue Tailored Fit suit is lovely, I just love the colour blue and it opens up to a gorgeous patterned and stylish lining. It would be great for the office, a wedding or why not plan a lovely evening out and dress up for it. It’s priced at £99.99, but if your quick they’ve got it for a bargain price of £49.99.
With summer making an appearance, wasn’t the weekend gorgeous? Weird Fish have a gorgeous range of shorts for the summer and these Hiram Cotton Twill Shorts in Brick Red would make a great addition to any mans holiday wardrobe. They are priced at £28 and come in several colours.
I don’t think you can go wrong with a polo shirt, this tends to be my go to present for Andy. I think they are a great way to pull of that smart/casual look that we struggle with knowing what to actually wear. Mainline Menswear have a large range and there is something for every dad. This Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Polo Shirt would be top of Andy’s wish list and it’s priced at £80.
What every man needs is a pair of jeans, I know that Andy lives in them. Get The Label have every style of jeans that is out there and you will love the prices too. These Duck and Cover Mens Skinny Jeans are priced at £24.99 and I love a bargain like this!
What smart dressed Dad wouldn’t love a Rolex watch and even better with a lower price tag! Chronoexpert which stocks luxury Rolex watches have some gorgeous watches with a brilliant price tag. There is also newer watches available at a lower price than the retail value which is great to hear and I know a few Dads that would love this for a gift!
The Outdoorsy Dad
If you know a Dad that loves a barbecue then look no further than this Weber Q2200 Gas Barbecue. It has a large cooking area and was named a Which Best Buy for 2017. It has two folding tables and a built in tools holder. It’s ideal for families and small gathering and any Dad that loves to cook up a barbecue will love this gift. Priced at £399, currently on offer at £355.11.
Andy has always loved camping and used to go every year. Since having our first family camping trip last year and having a brilliant time, we are now wanting to get proper camping equipment. To get use started this North Face backpack would be ideal for a Father’s Day gift. It’s perfect for camping and for the walks that we love to go on and with two young children we always have a lot to carry. This backpack has plenty of storage and it’s usually priced at £90, but is currently in the sale at £68.85.
As we were going glamping last weekend I gave this backpack to Andy early, as I knew it would be perfect and I was right. Andy said it was comfortable to wear and it carried everything we needed.
What every camping trip needs is a portable grill for us to be able to do some cooking and this one is brilliant as it folds up flat, which means that it will easily fit in the car with all our camping gear. If you know a Dad that loves to go camping this would make an ideal gift.
The Sweet Toothed Dad
If there is one gift that I know will be a big hit for both Andy and my Dad, its sweets. They both have a sweet tooth and Find Me A Gift have a great selection and something for everyone. Old fashioned sweets are always popular and this Personalised Old Fashioned Sweet Shop would be a perfect gift. Priced at £19.99 including the personalisation.
The Tech Mad Dad
A great gift for the tech mad dad is a Dash Cam, they are becoming more popular for people to install in their cars to make them feel safer and they are outselling Sat Nav’s. Nextbase is the market leader in the UK and you can buy this 312GW Dash Cam for £99.99, but keep a look out as they are reducing the price to £79 in time for Father’s Day.
For those tech mad dads I’m sure they have a tablet and what does everyone need to keep it nice and safe? A case and not just any case. Stuff That Matters has a the Dux Collection, ‘Dux’ in Australis refers to the best student in class and they havve developed the best in class protection cases. This 5th Generation iPad case not only looks good, but you can use it to stand up your tablet too. Priced at $59.95 USD
For Dads like my own Dad, a Adonit 3 Pro 3 Universal Stylus is the perfect gift. The Pro 3 has a new precision disc that not only creates a precise contact point with the screen but also has been engineered into one piece for added stability – no more blunders! It’s suitable for IOS, Android and Windows and available from Amazon, currently priced at £21.95.
What every Dad needs is an alarm clock that helps you get to sleep and wakes you in a gradual way. No more children tapping you on the shoulder! You can even squeeze in a work out before the children wake up. The Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 does all this and more. You can’t put a price on sleep and this is priced at £99.95.
The Dad Who Looks After Himself
My Dad has a shave every day and a perfect for him would be the brand new Crome razor from Gilette which is available exclusively at Boots. It features 5 anti-friction blades for a shave you barely feel, and a chrome effect handle that lets you shave in style. And as we know.., ‘Its The Best A Man Can Get’! Priced at £14.99 it’s an affordable gift.
For the Dad that wants a winning smile a Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush would make an ideal gift. A revolutionary combination of cutting-edge motion sensor technology in the brush and smartphone video recognition called Position Detection, will guide him to a perfect clean smile with no zone of the mouth missed, with instant real-time feedback via the Oral-B App. Available to buy at Boots and RRP £300, currently on offer at £109.99.
A man likes to smell nice after a shave and aftershave is always a great gift for Father’s Day. GOLD aftershave offers the ultimate cooling post shave finish with the scent of GOLD. A sophisticated aftershave that will keep him smelling fresh from day to night. Available from Amazon priced at £6.98.
I hope this has given you some inspiration on what to buy the men in your life.
Disclosure: We received PR samples to produce this gift guide.