With Father’s Day fast approaching (next Sunday, June 21st!), and our ability to take our Dads out for lunch or to the pub not available this year, it’s time to get a bit creative! Here are our top ten hot tips to treat the special man in your life this year.
Manmade Collection from Tropic – £30.00
This is a special collection from Tropic, an ethical, award-winning beauty company using entirely natural ingredients. Everything is ethically and sustainably sourced, priding itself on animal and environmental welfare. This collection, made of a ‘Look Sharp’ shaving lotion and ‘Look Good’ daily moisturiser is an ethical and classy gift.
Craft Whisky Club Membership – Prices start from £125.00 for 2 boxes over 4 months
Is your Dad a whisky drinker? If not do you think he would like to be? Craft Whisky Club offer a subscription service, with the aim of introducing its members to new up-and-coming artisan distilleries and whisky makers from all over the world. You can buy gift memberships, whereby you select from a choice of gift boxes; each box contains 1 bottle of Whisky, along with some cleverly suggested food pairings, and delivered two months! A really fun and quirky gift for Dad, we think.
The Connoisseur Hamper from Fortnum and Mason – £400.00
As in most likelihood you may be unable to spend time with your Dad this year, we think this delicious luxury hamper from Fortnum’s can more than make up for your absence. The wicker basket hamper contains a careful selection of wines, red and white, as well as of course Champagne. He might not be able to get to Europe in person this year, but he can certainly pretend. We think this will certainly improve your Dad’s lockdown life!
‘GQ: How to Win at Life’ by Charlie Burton – £14.99 from Waterstones
Coming from the magazine that shares the name, this is a cool-looking, humour inducing “modern man bible”. It contains a series of step-by-step fool-proof guides on “how to win”, based on a series of conversations with several famous faces including Dynamo, Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver. If you think your Dad would benefit from how-to ‘fold a suit for crease-free travel’, ‘get quality sleep on a flight’ , ‘survive a kidnapping’ and much more, this is the gift for him.
Ray-Ban Blaze Meteor Sunglasses – £112.00 from Sunglass Hut
This stylish pair of shades are ideal for the summer to come, whether that be barbeques at home or the family get-togethers outside when the lockdown restrictions soon lift. Ray-Ban is THE go-to brand for sunnies with their combination of quality, comfort and style. These are available in five different colours, but we prefer the black/green combo for that classic look.
Lego Porsche 911 Kit – £139.99 from Lego site
Who was it who said that men never grow up they just get older?! Don’t know but if your Dad is either still a child at heart or a total car nerd then why not indulge with him a little “boy’s toy”? You might not be able to afford the real thing, but Lego’s Porsche 911 RSR set makes a perfect present for him to while away some lockdown hours!
The Personal Barber Shaving Subscription – £24.95 for first Discovery Shaving Box, to be delivered every 6 weeks
This allows you to introduce your Dad to traditional wet shaving with this subscription service. Every six weeks, a delivery would contain a number of blades, shaving cream, and two further products which vary with each delivery to keep things interesting. This traditional shaving technique becomes more of a ritual, which certainly makes the daily chore of shaving every morning more enjoyable! Delivery is free, and the subscription can be cancelled at any time. Although this is not directly on sale as a gift as such, there is nothing to stop you going ahead and purchasing this for Father’s Day.
The Double Up Cigar Selection, Havana House – £155 from Havana House
Cigars may be an acquired taste but for those who are familiar with them can testify that they can make for a fascinating hobby. Your Dad might not class himself as a “smoker” per se but cigars are not an everyday thing (well for some, maybe) but rather a treat, an indulgence for a birthday, or anniversary, or evening out. Havana House are an onlin retailer, with some shops in Windsor, Bath, Oxford amongst others and have EMS Guarantee, the hallmark for quality cigars. Their Double Up Cigar Selection offers 6 different flavoured cigars, two of each, and give a great selection for the first-timer or the regular cigar consumer.
Caran d’Ache + Paul Smith Ballpoint Pen – £35.00 direct from Paul Smith
Who doesn’t need a good pen? Even with the rise of technology today, there is still a joy and an art in being able to write by hand. This collaboration between designer Paul Smith and Swiss pen manufacturer Caran d’Ache has come up with a truly unique collection of ballpoint pens. This would make a super long-lasting and classy addition to your Dad’s stationery set.
MaxKare Portable Neck Massager – £36.99 from Amazon
Although your Dad may not be the one to openly complain out loud, we all have those irritating and awkward back and neck pains, that might not always hurt yet are always annoying. This portable massager from MaxKare has four different kneading nodes that by changing direction regularly will relax muscle tension to put your Dad at ease; he can use it just as easily in the car, at work, or simply chilling at home with his feet up. It’s relaxing and practical- the perfect present.