With Father’s Day on the horizon (it’s Sunday btw), if you haven’t done so already, it’s really time to start thinking about what you are going to buy your lovely dad (or husband on behalf of the kids!). After the lovely response to my previous Father’s Day Gift Guide, I have pulled together another eclectic selection of fabulous gifts and whether your dad is an adrenaline junky, keen traveller, chocoholic or the sentimental type, I’ve got it covered.
a // Morse Toad Chocolate Messages, From £7. I’m in love with these scrumptious Morse Toad chocolate messages and your dad will love them too. Morse Toad will turn your words into yummy Belgian chocolate and pop it in the post to your dear old dad. What’s not to love about chocolate post!
b // Zip-lining, From £35, Buy your dad the ultimate adrenaline rush with a ticket for the fastest and longest zip line in Europe. With speeds of 100mph (gulp!), Zip World offers a unique range of adventures in the heart of Snowdonia. This really is an experience of a lifetime and will make a unique and certainly memorable present.
c // Personalised BBQ Tool Set, £34.95. This personalised barbecue tool set makes the perfect gift for dads who enjoy cooking al fresco. Your choice of up to 26 characters can be engraved onto either the tongs, fork or spatula.
d // Chatty Feet socks, From £7, I adore these socks. Each pair of socks has its own name, from Prof Brian Sox, with his trade mark hair cut, to Brad Feet. Full of personality, these socks will make your dad smile and you can also get ‘family sets’ so both adults and children can wear matching pairs!
e // Forestbound Escape Canvas Bag, $99, Only available in the US, you will have to give your dad an IOU if you decide to buy him this, but it will definitely be worth the wait. This unique, canvas utility bag is perfect for weekend adventures and I LOVE it!
f // Mens leather hoop bracelet, £64, This classic mens bracelet consists of beautiful sterling silver hoops which sit on a luxe woven leather bracelet. Each hoop can be personalised with text of your choice making this the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day
g // Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Men’s Face Moisturiser, £21. This vitamin-enriched, non-oily moisturiser, helps waken tired-looking skin and helps improve skin’s look and texture. With use, your dad / husband will soon be feeling refueled, re-energized and revitalized!
h // The book of dad, From £7.50. This beautifully illustrated 50-page book is a wonderful way for children to show their love for daddy. Created by you and a bunch of super-talented artists, illustrators, photographers and writers, this book brings a snap-shot of the world in which the person for whom you are creating the book was born. It is the perfect gift for the man that has everything.
i // Personalised Destination Blind Print, £14. What better way to say I love you than with a personalised destination blind print. Simply name your 11 favourite destinations and the lovely people at Kiaco with pull it all together so you can relieve your journeys and memories with your loved ones.
j // Ultimate TV Dinner Tray, £18. I love this tray of truth. Funny and useful, if your dad is a fan of TV dinners, this tray is the perfect present.
k // Child’s Artwork Cufflinks, £24.45. What could be a more special or unique gift than to have a pair of handmade bespoke cufflinks of your child’s artwork? Sentimental gifts are always a winner and your dad will love them.
l // Oak charging block, from £25. If your dad likes everything to be neat and tidy, this oak charging block will be right up his street.
m // #5 Black/Burgundy Trucker Cap, £24.99. My husband has a slight obsession with #5 caps so I thought i’d add it to the gift guide in case your dad/partner has a penchant for caps too.
n // Rocket & Rye Carnival Light, From £30. These lovely metal carnival style lights are hand finished to ensure a vintage look and make a great personalised gift for your dad. Fitted with LED bulbs that will last for up to 50,000 hours (or they require a transformer (sold separately) to plug in to the mains), the illuminated lights look great as individual letters and are fitted with connectors to enable you to put a few together. We have the ‘&’ sign in our kitchen and I LOVE it.
o // Motocaddy S1 Electric Golf Trolley, £299.99. For the golf mad man in your life, this electric golf trolley will be a huge hit. They are rather pricey, but if your budget allows, this is a great way to help your dear old dad lug his equipment around the course and i’m sure he’ll be eternally grateful. (Mr O received one as a Christmas pressie and loves it!)
p // The Brownie Post Chocolate brownies, From £13.50. Earn yourself some serious brownie points (sorry couldn’t resist!), by sending a box of these amazing brownies to your dad in the post. Just make sure you are there when he opens them to ensure you don’t miss out on their delicious gooeyness!
So there you have it, my top picks for Father’s Day 2017. I hope it has given you a little bit of inspiration so your dad doesn’t end up with more golf balls!
What are your go-to gifts for Father’s Day?