Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life shouldn’t be difficult…but we all know it notoriously is! Between socks and chocs or tools and smellies, imagination is often lacking! I am hoping I can provide some inspiration now that we are approaching Fathers Day.
Top of the list for gifts for Stuart has to be BBQ or cooking items, this BBQ Smoker is something I know he wouldn’t think of purchasing himself but would have lots of fun with. The portable and compact tabletop BBQ and smoker can be used on balconies, gardens and will create a fabulous American style BBQ that has the wow factor. RRP: £49.50 from Sous Chef
Jelly Belly have partnered with DC Comics to launch a superhero collection, featuring designs of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – ideal for the superhero or comic book nerd dads! RRP: £2.15 from Jelly Belly
Another custom item in this list are these cheap custom bobblehead dolls. They are small statues with a head bigger than its body. Some of them bobble or nod, hence, the name, while others are stiff for those who don’t want it shaking every now and then. Astonishingly, you can now ask a manufacturer to create a bobblehead that look like your dad and put his face on a body of a superhero for an affordable price, which starts at $69.
I am a sucker for a good gift set, especially if it comes in a cute toiletry bag. I love that this Ted Baker gift set comes in a fabulous large Tropical print wash bag. It contains 2 lots of body spray and body wash, I have always been impressed with Ted Baker scents even using them myself in the shower. RRP: £30 from Boots
To say I was impressed when this Bayliss & Harding Men’s Black Pepper & Ginseng Weekend bag arrived is an understatement. Filled with shower gel, soap, hair and body wash, body lotion and aftershave balm this is an impressive gift for any man who likes to travel. Whether it be nipping to the gym after work or the odd weekend away I can see this bag being a go to companion on the move! RRP: £29.99 available from Victoria Plum
My go to movie has to be Jurassic Park, I have driven Stuart nuts for years watching it over and over again (I have to admit to being even worse since we split as I can now watch it without judgement! #sorrynotsorry) I adore these retro posters from Red Candy, the art print brings nostalgia and style with a minimalist feel. This might be one gift that momma might be keeping – its just too precious to give away! RRP: £18 from Red Candy
One of Braun’s newest and most premium beard trimmers would make an ideal Father’s Day gifts. The perfect grooming tool for those who love either close trimmed look or a little more wild. The trimmer comes with three attachments and a Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor. RRP: £39.99 Available from Amazon
Personalised items are a huge favourite of mine so when I spotted this Beer Trug from I Just Love It I knew we had to get one for Daddy. Made from highly sustainable pine wood its sturdy enough for use outside and would make a great centrepiece at a party or BBQ. The fact it tells the boys to keep their hands off daddy’s beer too is just the icing on the cake! RRP: £32.99
Moving on from beer to wine and red wine is a firm favourite with Stuart. De Bortoli Woodfired Heathcote Sparkling Shiraz from Australia is a ripe, deeply scented fruity wine. The intense fizz and fine crimson bubbles make this a fabulous drink to enjoy with chicken turkey or duck. RRP: £15/50 from Sainsbury’s. Masi Campofiorin from Italy boasts intense aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and sweet spices. Excellent with cheese, olives and Parma ham. RRP: £14.99 from Majestic. Finally, The Kings Wrath Pinot Noir 2015 is a herb infused red cherry and black berry wine. A complimentary lick of smoky French oak means this is the best wine to enjoy with lamb. RRP: £18.99 from Ocado.
The gift of thick hair would be a welcome present, knowing that he has been thinning for years though I’m not sure how well it would go down! lol However these shampoos from Philip Kingsley offer bespoke treatments for all types of hair loss and scalp concerns. With delicate apple fragrance and 99% of people during consumer trials saying that it cleared their itchy scalps it has to be worth a try! RRP: From £9.50
My love of Portmeirion is well known by now and why should we leave Daddy out of the mix with regards to their fabulous items! These Portmeirion Stag Double Glasses are sandblasted and feature a wonderful stag design inspired by the Scottish Highlands. Stags are very in trend at the moment and the weight of these glasses speaks for themselves. Currently on offer for £16.01 so grab them while you can! Available from Spode.
The award winning House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless Headphones have over 12 hours of wireless capacity. Meaning daddy will never be short of music at the gym again! They are sleek and modern looking with a splash of rose gold and certainly look a lot more expensive than they are. They also have the ability to make hands free calls with the integrated microphone, making switching between calls and music effortless. RRP £49.99 available from Currys
With the use of cash on the decline I can totally see the appeal of carrying a wallet only, the need for cash is something of my past too! This Fred Perry Tumbled Billford Wallet has two sections inside for multiple cards and notes. The Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Logo is embossed on the front in black and this gives a classic clean design. An ideal and practical Father’s Day gift! RRP: £45 from Mainline Menswear
A regular delivery of aftershave for the man you love could be the way forward. An aftershave subscription from The Fragrance Shop would make the ideal gift via Twist & Spritz. Scentaddict is a fun 3 month subscription service where you choose your fragrances without the spend of a full bottle of aftershave. Membership starts at just £12 a month including p&p with a new scent delivered each month. Twist & Spritz is the ultimate travel essential that allows you to fill from your own bottles of perfume or aftershave and have go to travel size atomiser. RRP: £10 Twist & Spritz available from The Fragrance Shop
Men are Gin drinkers too. Nordes Gin. Named after the north-easterly wind, Nordes Atlantic Galician gin is produced in a small distillery in North Western Spain. The resulting gin is filled with eucalyptus, laurel and mint notes with delicate flavours of white fruit. Ideal for the concerning Gent! RRP: £35 from Masters of Malts
Another of my favourites which I know would appeal to the majority is Haymans Old Tom Gin. The classic, refreshing Tom Collins drink is a must with this slightly sweet but rich citrus gin. It may just be a personal thing but I love the decoration on the Haymans bottles, I really do think it adds a continuity to the bottles and they look great as part of a collection. RRP: £24.50 from Masters of Malt
Cooking is something we all love and kitchen gadgets are a must! Especially with BBQ season on the way, hence the MEATER+ being the perfect foodie gift. The MEATER+ is a ground breaking wireless smart Meat Thermometer with bluetooth booster! You can connect it to any smartphone or tablet and never overcook meat again – no more being chained to the BBQ or oven. RRP: £99 available from MEATER
I love a good practical gift! The girls are always on the look out for gifts that they can give to daddy that will help ‘Whitey’ (the white car – imaginative name I know!) so when we were asked if we would like to include the Tyre Inflator in the guide I knew the girls would love it! Powered from the in-car 12v socket this is revolutionary in car care, keeping tires inflated to the correct specifications cuts down on trips to the garage alongside keeping down fuel costs and CO2 emissions!
It is 2019 and I am delighted to see more and more ranges of dedicated men skincare launch. Australian men’s skincare range Black Leopard have recently launched in the UK. They have introduced us to six hero products including Anti-Wrinkle Eye serum, face scrub, 2 in 1 shave gel cleanser and hair styling cream. Prices start from £6.99 and are available from Black Leopard Skincare
We are all huge lovers of Lily O’Brien’s so to be able to get a personalised showstopper Photo Box for Fathers Day is something special. Containing 60 luxury chocolates including Sticky Toffee, Almond Crunch and Himalayan Salted Caramel there are 2 layers of heaven in this beautiful keepsake box. RRP: £30 from Lily O’Brien’s
I hope that has given you at least an idea of something you might not have already thought of this year.
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