With Father’s day fast approaching (it’s next Sunday by the way!), the annual uncertainty of what on earth to buy your dear old dad has most probably kicked in! Well fret not, I have put together a Father’s day gift guide to inspire you and have hand selected an eclectic selection of distinctive and fabulous gifts to treat your old man ( or husband on behalf of the kids!).
a // Personalised ‘Why my daddy is brilliant book‘, £15.95. This beautifully illustrated 12-page book is a wonderful way for children to show their love for daddy. There is plenty of space for children to add their own drawings or photos too, creating a totally unique book for a very special daddy.
b // Favourite child mug, £15.95, No gift guide is complete without a mug! I love this mug by Sweet William Designs and it is the perfect opportunity to wind up your siblings!
c // Indoor skydive, from £39.99. Buy your dad the ultimate adrenaline rush without having to jump out of a plane!
d // Personalised ‘The day you became my …’ key ring, £13. These gorgeous walnut wood key rings are engraved with ‘The day you became my …. ‘ and the special date. The other side can be engraved with a lovely little message to your daddy too. (It also has the added benefit of ensuring that he never forgets your birthday again!)
e // Barbour Giant Explorer Waxed Holdall, £149. This giant version of the classic Explorer bag is the ideal weekend bag for your dad. Elegant and practical, It is the perfect present for the modern man.
f // Magazine subscription, £ various, Give your dad the gift that keeps on giving with an annual subscription to his favourite magazine. You can choose from hundreds of titles and he’ll love you that little bit more every month when it lands on the doorstep.
g // ‘Spruce Up’ wash bag, £24. I love this fabulous canvas wash bag from Alphabet Bags. The handy size is perfect for travelling but also makes a great everyday was bag.
h // Nespresso Lattissima Coffee machine, £259.95. This has to be our most used kitchen ‘gadget’ so I am very confident your dad will love it too!
i // Personalised Mango Wood Chopping board, £35. Made from one piece of lovely mango wood and crafted by hand, this chopping board would make the perfect present for the foodie man in your life.
j // Smythson iphone case, £47.50. Make sure your dad’s iphone is super stylish with this gorgeous calf leather Smythson case.
k // The Willoughby Book Club Subscription, from £34.99 for three months. Featured in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide, this is also the perfect present for your book loving dad. All you need to do is give them a brief lowdown on your dad and what types of books he likes and each month he’ll receive a new book in the post.
l // Garmin Approach GPS Golf Watch, £129.99. For the golf mad man in your life, this GPS watch is the perfect accessory. (Mr O received one as a Christmas pressie and loves it!)
m // Mont Blanc Pen, £295. An enduring classic, this Mont Blanc pen will make your dad a very happy man!
n // Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving duet, £53. A wonderful present for your clean shaven dad. It smells delicious and softens and hydrates the skin at the same time! Perfect!
o // TOMS Classic Navy Canvas, £34.99. Nothing beats a good old pair of TOMS in the summer months. Each pair sold will also help a person in need through TOMS One for One movement. What’s not to love about a Father’s Day gift that gives back?!
p // Vilebrequin father & son swimwear, £various. Renowned for bright colours and bold prints, Vilebrequin has a line of father & son matching swimwear which is super cute!
What are your go-to gifts for Father’s day?