Father’s Day gift ideas for the discerning dad

Father’s Day is the next special date in the family calendar, and with the bank holiday is over, we can now firmly concentrate on finding the right gift for that special man in your life, whether he be your own father, or your baby daddy. All the usual suspects are available – beer, socks, unispiring toiletries, but if you want to find something a little different, more thoughtful or unusual, then step this way as I show you a few things I have my eye on.

Football Crazy – these may be the answer.

Toffs is a fabulous company that makes reproduction football shirts from bygone days. They have a wide range of shirts from teams that are in the Premier League, and also shirts from other divisions. The shirts can range from tops from the 1970s, to shirts that go right back to the 1920s and 30s. These are perfect for anyone who is nostalgic for the golden age of football, or who has a very special memory linked to an equally special shirt.

West Bromwich Albion 1978 Away Retro Football Shirt £43 Click to visit Toffs

If a football top is not quite your dad’s thing, maybe a signed photograph of his favourite player would be a good option, especially as it could cost less than £20.

Personalised Arsenal Giroud Autograph Photo £19.99 Click to visit Toffs

A wooden watch

Wooden watches have become a big fashion story in recent years, looking stylish, often hand crafted, and making a genuine fashion statement. Tense watches currently offer a free engraving service that means that, as well as looking beautiful, they can be totally personalised for the person you love. These are a gift that show thought and elegance, and will totally last forever.

A touch of Mr Bond

In the month when my favourite Mr Bond, the suave smooth Roger Moore, died, a great gift for your dad could be a little piece of James Bond himself, or at least his favourite drink. Selfridges have another great gift idea from Tipplesworth, a mini martini set that is sure to leave dad ‘shaken not stirred’ when he opens his present on Father’s Day.


TIPPLESWORTH Classic martini mini cocktail kit £19.99 Click to visit Selfridges

What are you getting for your dad, baby daddy this Father’s Day?

 

 

 

Father’s Day Sorted with GiftsOnline4U

Can you believe it is almost June? The year has once again slipped by, almost without us noticing, and now we are almost at the mid point, and, with the coming of June, we once again have Father’s Day to look forward to. I often find Father’s Day to be a more difficult proposition than Mother’s Day when it comes to choosing gifts – my mom will present you with a list as long as her arm when you ask what she would like, whereas dad’s often come out with ‘I don’t need anything’, leaving you wracking your brains when it comes to finding the perfect gift.

Fortunately the answer may be at hand. GiftsOnline4U is a one step shop for a range of truly beautiful gift ideas, many of which can be personalised to make a wonderful, unique present for a loved one. With Father’s Day just a matter of weeks away I have found a great gift idea of an engraved watch. Each watch can be engraved with a personal message, and the range of watches are varied enough to suit any taste.

I chose the stylish personalised gents wristwatch in silver and black as a gift for my hubby Peter from Joe. I liked this design as it is modern and fresh, with stark silver digits and hands that contrast so nicely against the black face and strap. The watch has a silver plated alloy body, and the strap, which is black leather looks very luxurious due to a detail that is almost croc inspired.

The engraving of your message is on the back of the dial, and you are able to choose up to five lines of text in your message. You can also select the font – these range from Times New Roman to Comic Sans, so even this detail can be personal to the recipient.

I love this gift idea, it is beautiful and elegant, and totally special for the person who is receiving it. I think it would make a great Father’s Day present, but would also work well as a wedding present from a bride to her groom, or a present for a best man. It could also be a good way to mark an anniversary or a graduation – a personal gift always shows thought and care, and when the watch is also fabulous quality, this makes it all the better. In addition, the watches from GiftsOnline4U are all beautifully gift boxed, with the watches attached to soft cushions, and then placed in boxes which don’t necessarily need to be wrapped.

This Father’s Day is the time to step away from the Old Spice and the socks and give dad a present he will truly cherish. A personalised watch ticks every box and is practical and useful too. Dad would certainly approve.

Mod style is back with Ben Sherman

If you are panicking that Father’s Day is now just five days away and you still haven’t found that perfect gift for your dad, or your baby daddy, I have one last gift idea for you. If the man in question is a fan of Quadrophenia, The Small Faces, The Who, Paul Weller or even Bradley Wiggins, he may well be a fan of anything to do with Mod Culture, and that could mean that Ben Sherman has the answer to your gift needs.

Ben Sherman has been a British Mod Style institution since 1963. With it’s range of buttoned up shirts, grandad style t-shirts, slim fitting trousers and polo tops, Ben Sherman epitomises the look beloved of ‘the Modernists’ aka the Mods, a look that has had a revival in recent years and found a completely new audience.

The Who - Mod Style

The Who – Mod Style

Jimmy the Mod

 

Debenhams has a great range of Ben Sherman polo tops and t-shirts available this year, along with a fabulous competition where you could win £500 to spend on Ben Sherman products. Many of the products are currently available at 20% off discounted prices, so you can find something that is a stylish and affordable bargain.

Here are a few of the products I would chose.

1. Love the idea of the red stripe with deep indigo jeans and desert boots. Would look great with a Harrington Jacket worn over the top too.

Ben Sherman Red fine stripe print t-shirt now £24 click to visit Debenhams

Ben Sherman Red fine stripe print t-shirt now £24 click to visit Debenhams

2. A grandad style top in Mod fit, this is just such a cool top. Would also look great with indigo jeans, or white shorts for a great holiday look.

Ben Sherman Navy marl grandad collar t-shirt now £24 click to visit Debenhams

Ben Sherman Navy marl grandad collar t-shirt now £24 click to visit Debenhams

3.  This is just a classic. Crisp white, buttoned down collar, so smart and perfect for that Paul Weller look – just add a black blazer and pump up the volume on ‘A Town Called Malice.’

Ben Sherman White chambray collar polo shirt now £32 click to visit Debenhams

Ben Sherman White chambray collar polo shirt now £32 click to visit Debenhams

What’s your dad’s signature style? What will you be getting him this year?