Friday, 9 June 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017

What do you get the man who has everything?  And if he doesn't have it he nips out to buy one!  With just over a week to go till Father's Day, many will be panicking about how to share their appreciation for dads, granddads and husbands.  Fear not, we have gifts he didn't even know he wanted, and plenty more.


Because he's definitely a dad super hero, why not get him a fab Super Dad t-shirt from Your Design.  These high quality cotton t-shirts can be personalised with photos and names, and a wide range of designs are available.  (Although I can't guarantee he'll do the vacuuming in it!)  Priced from £13.00


How about the combination of fudge and booze?  The new Mixology Gourmet Fudge Miniatures from Fudge Kitchen contains a selection of booze-infused hand made fudge, using spirits, wines and ciders from local micro-distilleries and artisan producers.  Flavours include Bitter Orange & Cubeb Gin, Chocolate Wine & Cherry, Strawberry Vanilla Vodka with Black Pepper, Brandy Alexander and Irish Cream.  RRP £10.00


If he loves watching birds in the garden or wants to become a twitcher, treat dad to the Boxwild Bird Feeder Gift Box which contains three of their seed blends: Boxwild Blend, Songbird Blend and All Season's Blend, bird feeder, fruit feeder and seed scoop.  Just the thing to keep dad and the birds busy.  Boxwild also make a donation to wildlife charities for each box sold.  Priced £23.00


Treat him to a fun new mug for his morning brew, with the lovely Collective Nouns collection from Perkins & Morley.  Being sea dwellers we love A Squabble of Seagulls, but cats, kittens, puppies, owls and more are available.  Each mug features a collective noun creature illustration by Jan Morley, with a smaller version of one of the animals on the reverse of the mug.  Priced £15.00


Does he take lunch to work every day, or on fishing trips and walks?  Treat him to this fun Man Food lunch bag from Aldi.  With a capacity to match any appetite, encourage him to channel his inner caveman with this bag; paleo diet optional!  Available from Aldi stores, priced £6.99.


Hana from Casa Lola offers a wide range of designs available as prints, phone cases, cushions and more.  Their Father’s Day prints include a great one for Stepfathers, and can also be fully personalised for no extra cost.  These designs are fun, cool and quirky and sure to appeal to a range of dad types.  Prices from £7.00


Baylis & Harding come to the rescue again with their fantastic Father's Day gifts. The huge
Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Ultimate Luxury Grooming Set contains Hair & Body Wash, Soap, Aftershave Balm and Shower Gel.  Complete with a stylish travel wash bag, this is the complete package for travels this summer.  The zesty, invigorating scent is uplifting and refreshing with aquatic notes combined with scents of lime, verbena and mint.  RRP £25.00


Treat him to a fine new pair of Timberland boots from Get the Label.  The Men’s Timberland Adventure 2.0 Cupsole Helcore Chucka Boots in Black feature leather uppers, textile lining and synthetic sole; lace up closure with metal lace eyelets; padded collar and tongue for comfort; diamond texture design; ventilation holes, and logo detail.   Great for both everyday wear and walking, they are a high quality boot at a great price.  Available now at £64.99



The perfect gift for a traveller, or aspiring one (perhaps when he retires?), the Scratchmap Personalised Map of the World is a wall map on which he can scratch off all the places he has already been, and plan where he wants to go next.  With a gold layer on top of the world map to scratch away, as well as country and city facts, the world will be his oyster!  Priced £14.99


If he's more of a homebody, how about the Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree kit which contains 4 packets of mixed Bonsai seeds, 5 starter growing pots and compost disks made from coconut husks.  The disks expand when watered giving the seeds a boost, the perfect fun gift for him to try out his green fingers on. He could end up with a whole Bonsait garden!  Priced £12.99


Warm beer is one of the biggest male irritations during the summer months (fact).  Luckily, Judge have come to the rescue with their Double Walled Beer Side Down Glass which inverts your 350ml bottle of beer and has a thermally-insulated construction which makes sure that important beer stays cold right to the last drop.  Made from dishwasher-safe, scratch and heat-resistant borosilicate glass, there's no warming up, no condensation, and delicious cold beer right to the bottom (or is that top) of the bottle.  Priced c. £10.00


The perfect gift for a first Father's Day, and beyond, this lovely personalised wooden keyring from the Maria Allen Boutique features the legend Best Dad Ever laser etched on one side with the date of your choice on the back.  The Best Dad Ever Keyring retails at £16.00


Online retailer the Art of Football does exactly what it says on the tin, creating hand crafted designs that try to emulate the energy and passion of the beautiful game.  Only a limited number of each design is made, so your t-shirt or print is, like any piece of art, exclusive and original.  They also now stock rugby and boxing related designs.  Every order comes gift wrapped in a hand painted box with super fast delivery.  T-shirts are priced from £25.00


For outdoors and house proud dads, the Kärcher K2 Full Control Home pressure washer is the perfect present this Father’s Day.  The Kärcher K2 Full Control Home pressure washer can make light work of any cleaning task, features an innovative Full Control click system to help you select the perfect pressure setting.


With wheels and extendable handle to make it easy to move around, on-board storage for all the cables, hose and accessories, a trigger gun, Full Control vario-lance and a Dirt Blaster lance for outstanding cleaning, he'll be cleaning everything in sight!  The K2 Full Control Home also includes a Home Kit, with a Patio Cleaner accessory for hard surfaces, and Patio & Deck detergent.  Available from Amazon and other leading retailers, RRP £129.99.


OK it's a bit of a cliché, but whatever else men buy for themselves, pants and socks are usually not on the list.  Treat him to some fancy Calvin Klein boxer shorts.  This 3 pack is available in small, medium, large and XL sizes and in all black, all white or colour mix options.  Priced £25.00


To frame the perfect photo of dad with his son or daughter, buy him this Personalised Daddy Daughter Frame from Milo and Matilda.  These beautiful bespoke frames offer a personal and individual gift for Father's, using scrabble tiles to spell the names of each family member or 'Daddy, Daughter', 'Daddy, Son'.  Each 23 x 23 cm frame is adorned with a small map showing a location important to your family or 2 scrabble kisses 'XX'.  Several designs are available.  Priced from £20.00


If he spends a fortune at the coffee shop on all those fancy coffees and syrups, treat your dad to coffee he can love at home with the range of MONIN premium syrups this Father’s Day.  The MONIN Speciality Selection gift set contains five delicious flavours, as well as a recipe card full of tempting, easy-to-make coffees and milkshakes.  Available from twinings.co.uk and amazon.co.uk the set contains five 50ml bottles of Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Gingerbread and Chocolate Cookie syrup.  RRP £9.49


A welcome addition to the garden will be the lovely apple trees from Lubera.  Their Redlove Lollipop 1 year old tree in 5l pot retails at £19.90 and is delivered in a tall box ready for planting out.  He can watch his apple tree grow alongside his children, and very soon be picking delicious Lubera Redlove 'Lollipop' apples, sweet fun size apples perfect for children's lunch boxes.  Producing a small, sweet, rounded apple that is only 4-6 cm in diameter, with a beautiful pink striped appearance, the tree grows to a diminutive 2-3m width and height when fully grown, with pretty pink flowers in April/May and ripe fruit in late August/September.  A welcome addition to any garden.


For that perfect father's Day card check out the Hallmark range available from Amazon and other leading retailers. Prices from £1.85, many varieties available.


Back to that super hero theme again, how about this cute Superman Itty Bitty from Hallmark?  A long time ago in a studio far, far away Adan Chung sketched a quick interpretation of what popular characters could look like if they were just a bit “itty bittier.”  Now Adan's simple idea continues to evolve into an ever-growing Itty Bitty family that features iconic characters like DC characters, Star Wars, classic tales, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and many more.


Give him the gift of smooth skin this Father's Day with the new Hydro 5 and Hydro 5 Sensitive razors from Wilkinson Sword.  The perfect practical gift, great for at home or for a travel bag this summer, the razors offer the ultimate range of blade innovations to cater to every dad’s style.  The Wilkinson Sword Hydro range features pioneering gel pools with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to help minimise irritation, ensuring that your dad’s face will stay fully protected with each and every shave.  They also have a handy flip trimmer, alleviating the struggle to completely shave difficult areas of the face.  Widely available, RRP £4.99


Encourage him to find his inner Metrosexual with the deliciously scented Dark Cashmere candle (mandle) from Landon Tyler.  This 3 wick 460g candle has up to 30 hours burn time.  With a masculine cologne fragrance combining vetiver, patchouli, cedar, clove and cinnamon, the candle is contained in an attractive frosted glass jar that will complement any room in the home, gently scenting the air with a light, aftershavey scent. Available from Amazon and other leading retailers, RRP £15.00.



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