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Father’s Day is only a month away now so there is still plenty of time to think about what to buy for the men in your life this year. Last year Erin was too young to understand what was going on but she’s really starting to get the idea of birthdays or presents now so we’ll be making a bit more of a big deal of Father’s Day time year. We’re really lucky that John is really easy to get presents for but here are some great ideas for gifts if you are a bit stuck for inspiration:
Whenever there is a gifting occasion the obvious place to start is with a greetings card. Hallmark have a huge range of Father’s Day Cards to choose from. Hallmark don’t only sell cards though as they also have some wonderful ideas for gifts. If you think your dad is a superhero why not take a look at the Itty Bitty’s range, with a character for everyone!
John takes lunch to work with him every day and up until recently, our lunch boxes were either a bit worn out, old or tubs from the Chinese takeaway! The personalised cushion from GiftPup comes with 6 storage tubs with colourful lids and they all stack inside one another for easy storage. The storage nest is perfect for lunches of all sizes and now John doesn’t have to go to work with a horrible looking lunch box! These cost £35 from Red Candy.
John loves tea and I always like finding a nice new mug that I think he’d like. The Happy Jackson ‘Nice Cup Of Tea’ Mug costs £9 from Red Candy and would make a great gift this Father’s Day!
Sometimes for Father’s Day we like to buy gifts that maybe we wouldn’t necessarily buy at other times throughout the year. John has wanted to try an electric toothbrush for a while now and the Oral–B GENIUS 9000 electric tooth brush looks amazing. This electric toothbrush comes with smartphone video recognition, called ‘Position Detection’, which helps to make sure you clean properly every single time! The toothbrush can be taken away on any holidays too as it comes with a travel case and the battery can go for 2 weeks without needing to be charged again!
Personalised gifts are always a great way to go and this Best Daddy Personalised Rectangular Chopping Board is a lovely idea if you’re buying for someone who likes to cook. The chopping board can have some additional words added to what you can see in the picture above. This comes from the Personalised Gift Shop and costs £14.
We always tend to have a lot going on and apart from my diary, we don’t really have anywhere to put any letters or notices so that everyone can see them. The Personalised Large Cork Noticeboard – Star Design from the Personalised Gift Shop costs £29.99 and I love that you can have your family name put on it. Ours will be going in out kitchen and will be used for any letters from Erin’s school and lunch menus etc.
John has a massive sweet tooth and is also a big fan of superhero films so these Jelly Belly Super Hero Jelly Beans are absolutely perfect for him! They cost £2.95 for a pack of 3 so they would also make a great gift from the kids that won’t break the bank!
John tends to only have a close shave for special occasions or if he’s feeling a bit too scruffy so having a good razor is a must. Dorco is a new brand to us both but they have quite a lot of options at really affordable prices. You can buy just the razor if you like, value packs or even just replacement blades in various quantities. John has the Dorco Classic Razor which starts at £8.74.
BBQ season will be here soon (if the weather plays along nicely) and cleaning the grill after cooking can be an absolute nightmare. The ProCook Reversible Griddle can be used both indoors and outside on the BBQ and it’s a great way of keeping the grill clean. We also cook fish and meat on the BBQ and this is a fantastic product for keeping everything separate. You can get this from ProCook for £28.
John is the biggest Harry Potter fan and he also loves to chill out in a comfortable dressing gown. What better to get him than this Harry Potter Hogwarts Dressing Gown which costs £35 from Argos. Erin will be helping to wrap this up to give John on Father’s Day and I’m sure it won’t be long until they have a nice cuddle in it!
As I mentioned earlier, John has a sweet tooth and chocolate is his absolute favourite. Lily O’Brien’s is a new name to me but don’t they just look delicious? Lily O’Brien’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ 220g box costs £7 at Tesco and includes Sticky Toffee, Praline Perfection, Caramel Macchiato, Lemon Meringue Pie, Death by Chocolate, Le Crunch Chocolate, Zesty Orange Chocolate, Hazelnut O’Brien, Double Chocolate Truffle and Simply Chocolate.
John is a pretty active guy and wears t-shirts most of the time when he’s not at work. Blacks has such a great range of clothes, not only for men, and we love this North Face t shirt for £30. John’s fits him perfectly and the sizes go from Small to XXL.
Millets is another great place to buy men’s clothes and I had a hard time choosing which t-shirt John would like the most because there were so many to pick from. In the end, I went for this Berghaus t shirt which cost £25. I love the mountain detail and the colours all go really well together.
I’m not sure when it happened but it seems to be the done thing for men’s gifting occasions to buy socks and ‘smellies’. John really loves getting a set like the Dove Men Care Daily Care Trio Gift Set though. These sets are not overly expensive and can make really nice gifts from the children, especially if they pay for them themselves with pocket money!
Next to chocolate John’s favourite is probably Haribo. This year the Haribo Football Mix is a delicious gift, maybe to share with the family (if you’re lucky). I think me and Erin will be lucky to get any of John’s!
If you have a tech mad man to buy for then the YubiKey 4 Security Key would be a great gift. The YubiKey is a small USB-style stick that enables users to employ a process known as Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA). It enables users to login using both their password and the physical YubiKey to securely access to sites such as Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, YouTube and other popular services. The combination of using passwords and the YubiKey prevents hackers from accessing your account. Even if credentials were to become compromised, the hacker would still need the user’s physical YubiKey to gain access to their accounts.
If the man you’re buying for isn’t a fan of manual razors then the Braun Series 3 ProSkin would be a great alternative. Prices vary depending on where you shop but the RRP is £99.99. The model shown can be used wet or dry and you can switch between the shaving head and the trimmer head to alter the kind of shave you have!
Watches are always a lovely idea for a gift, whether you are a man or woman and Watches2U have such an amazing range to choose from. The Krug-Baümen Principle Classic Men’s Chronograph Watch 2011KM shown above is stunning but if you’re looking for something else, Watches2U have other big brand names including, Fossil, Rotary, Bulova, Casio, and more that would be great for Father’s Day. All items are available with Free Worldwide Shipping and Free Next Day UK Delivery (if ordered before 4pm).
Being quite busy all of the time means that John gets his exercise in when he can, and that’s normally during his lunch break at work! The Eastpak Padded Pakr Backpack In Midnight Navy from Mainline Menswear costs £40 and is absolutely perfect for what John uses it for! There is plenty of space for all of his exercise clothes, running shoes and his lunch, all while looking super stylish at the same time!
I hope this gift guide has given you some ideas for this upcoming Father’s Day! Let me know what your favourite is in the comments!
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