More Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you are still looking for inspiration for Father’s Day, then step right this way. The special day takes place on Sunday 17th June this year, and whether you are treating your dad, your step dad, your baby daddy, or just a special father figure in your life, you want to get something special.

Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Chrome Edition Razor

If you dad is still traditional when it comes to shaving, and avoids electric shavers with a passion, then a good gift idea is an upgrade on his plastic bic. The Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Chrome Edition Razor is a beautiful chrome razor that is sleek and stylish and offers a shave it promises you will barely feel.

Gillette also say:-

ProGlide responds to contours and gets virtually every hair. The Precision Trimmer on the back is great for hard-to-reach areas such as under the nose and sideburns.

One razor blade should last for a month, and replacements are easy to source from stores like Boots, so this ticks all the boxes as a practical present that also looks very good. The razor has a rrp of £14.99, but you can currently find it on offer in Boots for £9.99.

Thortful Cards and Gifts

If you live further afield from dad, and need to send a gift or card through the post, then a little something from Thortful could be a lovely gift solution. Thortful.com is a creative card marketplace, that supports a community of designers, illustrators and photographers. Thortful is a haven of beautifully unique greeting cards that you won’t find anywhere else.

Thortful cards range from the funny, the touching and the sentimental, so you should be able to find a perfect card that totally suits your dad. In addition, they have a range of gifts that incorporate a card and artisan chocolates, giving you a gift that addresses dad’s sweet tooth.

The cards arrive quickly, and the quality is superb, with all cards made from FSC certified paper. Additionally, they are chlorine free, hard metal free as well as being fully recyclable and biodegradable, so if your dad is interested in green issues, these will definitely delight.

Thortful cards start at around £3.29, and can be delivered straight to the recipient, or to your door with an additional envelope.

Encona’s Carolina Reaper sauce

If your dad’s favourite film is ‘Some like It Hot’ then the Encona Carolina Reaper sauce is a gift that would be a big hit with his tastebuds this Father’s Day. This is a sauce that is hot, hot, hot – think about those challenges on ‘Man V Food’ and you get the general idea.

The hot and fruity sauce contains the Carolina Reaper chilli, said to be 25 times hotter than the piri piri chilli and officially in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s hottest chilli. The sauce has been blended with tomatoes, garlic, cumin and orange to give a well-rounded flavour that is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and challenge your adventurous streak.

The Carolina Reaper Sauce has a RRP of £1.59 for a 142ml bottle, and you can find it at Tesco and Iceland. It would be great as part of a gift hamper for dad, maybe with all the ingredients for tacos or enchilladas.

Dove Skincare Sets

Dad can have his own form of pampering this Father’s Day with a gift idea from Dove. These affordable, yet thoughtful gifts will help ensure dad maintains healthy and hydrated skin all through the summer. In addition, Dove Men  +Care’s innovative MicroMoisture Technology helps to protect against dryness and skin irritation and are 100% designed for men.

For Father’s Day the gifting range includes the Dove Men +Care Duo Gift Set containing the Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash and Clean Comfort antiperspirant, perfect if dad is planning a holiday this summer. There is also the Dove Men + Care Trio Gift Set which has the two products found in the duo set, plus the Extra Fresh Body & Face Wash.

Another fab idea is the Dove Men + Care Ultimate Wash Bag Gift Set, which includes Dove Men+Care’s Fresh Body & Face Wash, Fresh Clean 2in1 Shampoo + Conditioner, Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash and antiperspirant. It all comes contained in a stylish wash bag, and again is perfect for a dad planning on doing some travelling this summer.

You can find these gift ideas at Asda, Morrisons and most supermarkets and chemists.

Food Treats From Italian Hampers From Vorrei

If your dad is a real foodie, and loves a touch of the Mediterranean when it comes to his diet, then a food treat or Italian Hamper may be something that will be enjoyed (and maybe even shared).

Italian Hampers by Vorrei are a family-run online Italian hamper site specialising in authentic and natural Italian food and wine.  They have a range of beautiful gift boxes and hampers that are packed with products sourced from producers in Italy, giving that real authentic touch.

There are treats for those who love the sweeter things in life, pasta based sets that will appeal to the amateur cook, and, of course, there is a great selection of cheese and wine. As goods are available for next day delivery, there is still time to get a treat for dad, and with gluten free and vegan options also available, all dads should be happy with your choice.

WAKEcup
 If your dad is interested in eco issues, and is trying to cut down his plastic bottle and paper cup usage, then a reusable WAKEcup is a useful gift idea that is also helping to save the planet.

WAKE products are the stylish, sustainable alternative to single use cups and bags. Made from sustainable goods like farmed bamboo, Tvyek paper and BPA free plastic they provide the perfect alternative to the plastic polluting our planet and make an ideal gift this Father’s Day, with in store personalisation of the WAKEcup range taking place in Selfridges from 15th – 17th June.

10% of all profits go directly to WAKEcup’s eco charity partners, the Marine Conservation Society and A Plastic Ocean, which makes this a present that will also make the giver feel good too.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you like me and always find Father’s Day a tough one to choose a gift for? I never seem to know what to get for my dad, and he is frankly no help in that department when I ask him. And yet he totally deserves something lovely, for always being there, for always caring and for always being that listening ear that doesn’t judge but just nods along.

Similarly, my wonderful husband and baby daddy Peter is a gem, totally one in a million and someone I just love to spoil.

So, with both of those special people in mind, I have some ideas for presents for those special dads in your life.

Brita fill&go Active Water Bottle XL

If your dad is active and sporty, or likes to take his own bottled water to work, or maybe he is just ecologically sound and wants to cut down on his plastic usage, then the Brita fill & go active water bottle could be a gift that is much appreciated.

It  features the BRITA MicroDisc and ActivSelect® technology, a durable filter that reduces chlorine content and taste impairing substances in regular tap water. Built in a classic active shape, the Brita fill&go Active Water bottle allows for a litre of great-tasting water on-the-go.

If like me you live in an area where your tap water leaves a lot to be desired, this is a great gift option.

BRITA Active XL Sports Water Filter Bottle, Lime, 1 Litre £16.50 Click to visit Amazon

Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Energize Razor

It has to be said that men spend a lot of money on saving products, which could be why my father-in-law often asks for them as gifts.

Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Energize Razor is one of the newest products from the Wilkinson Sword range. It is unique and innovative in that it uses shock-absorb technology which auto-adjusts the amount of pressure it is putting on your face. This helps to give you the ultimate customised shave, and hopefully avoids those little nicks to the face that ordinary razors are notorious for.

The RRP for this product is £12, but if you are quick this weekend, Boots are selling it for just £6 this weekend (take a look here.)

VonShef 9pc Matte Black Parisian Cocktail Set From Domu

Sometimes parents can surprise you. I remember the shock I had when my dad announced he had once been a barmen when I was a baby and could still mix a mean cocktail (it was a Snowball but still…). If your dad loves to mix cocktails, or maybe has his own bar in his man cave, then this sleek and stylish Parisian cocktail set fromVonShef, available at Domu might be his ideal gift.

This is a beautifully packaged gift for the stylish man in your life. The 550ml capacity Parisian cocktail shaker is made from premium stainless steel with a contemporary matte black finish. The set comes with complementary matte black-coloured accessories included: stainless steel muddler, 9″stainless steel twisted double-ended bar spoon/ fork, stainless steel Hawthorne strainer and double ended stainless steel 25ml/50ml shot measuring jigger

Dad can have fun mixing his own cocktails, or can try out some of the recipes that come in the cocktail book that accompanies the set.

The Parisian Field Guide to Men’s Style by Ines de la Fressange

Legendary French model and Chanel muse Ines de la Fressange is turning her well trained fashion eye to men’s fashion this year. Following on from her best seller Parisian Chic, and teaming with fashion journalist Sophie Gachet , Ines has produced ‘The Parisian Field Guide to Men’s Style’, which is described as a “fun and practical sartorial guide” that looks at all different facets of male style and also gives away some of Ines’s key addresses for building up that stylish wardrobe.

This book is a lovely gift idea for the dad who is a picture of sartorial elegance and takes his style and wardrobe very seriously. Alternately, it might work for a dad who needs a little help in that department.

A beautiful card from Thortful.com

If you live across the miles from your dad, a card from Thortful is a wonderful present that can show someone you care, even if you can’t be with them.

thortful.com  is a creative card marketplace, supporting a community of designers, illustrators and photographers, who create beautifully unique greeting cards that you won’t find anywhere else. As well as traditional cards for all occasions, thortful has card gifts that contain delicious artisan chocolates to create a unique and lovely gift that works really well for Father’s Day, particularly if dad has a sweet tooth.

The designs at thortful cover all aspects of fatherhood, from the sweet and cute, to the very funny, tongue in cheek options. Plus, if you want to send a very special card, I have a discount code you can use which gets you 20% the cost of your card or gift.

Code: FASHIONMOMMY

T&Cs:

New Customers only

It’s valid until the 8th June 2018.

It doesn’t include postage
T-Shirts From Blacks and Millets
If your dad is in need of a wardrobe overhaul, then this could be an idea for Father’s Day. T-shirts are always a stylish fail safe idea for dads, and I have chosen a couple that could work well in a stylish, yet casual and practical way.
The North Face T-Shirt is from a brand that is steadily growing in popularity. Once known as a brand purely for the outdoors type, The North Face has developed as a stylish brand perfect for wearing at the weekend. The Men’s Easy Short Sleeve T-Shirt is constructed from soft cotton for ultimate comfort and has the iconic TNF logo on the front. This is the ultimate in casual design and will be a surefire success with dad.
Berghaus has a wide range of t-shirts that are perfect for those who love outdoor living, particularly in the range available from Berghaus. My top pick ( a sort of top of the tops I suppose) is Berghaus T-shirt which has a really stylish design on both the front and back, and is once again in top quality 100% cotton that makes it a perfect choice for those days when you just want to chill in comfort.This t-shirt has a relaxed feel, so it would look great worn casually with jeans, or with shorts on a warmer day, and with the fabulous Berghaus quality, you just know this will wash and wash and retain the colour and quality.

 

 

 

 

Personalised Photo Gift From CanvasChamp

With Father’s Day almost upon us, it is the time of year when we start to look at good gift options for dad. One gift option that is always popular is a special photograph that is turned into a gift, be it a cushion, a magnet or a canvas. This is a gift that can commemorate a special occasion, capture a unique moment, and is very personal to the one both giving the gift, and receiving it. A perfect idea in all aspects.

CanvasChamp prides itself on producing canvas prints at a fraction of the price you can find elsewhere. It can produce your print in a range of sizes that go from a small, discreet 20cmx20cm, to a large 40cmx50cm print. (You can also make your print custom by choosing the custom size option). You can choose to turn one specific image into a print, or can create a collage effect of some of your favourite images, or a wall display which features images of different sizes. There are also mosaic effects which are an effective and unusual way to show off a treasured picture, and, if you are feeling particularly artistic, and want to showcase your photograph in a totally different way, you can use the pop art effect to transform your image into a Roy Lichtenstein style image.

I love how easy it is to create your canvas at CanvasChamp. You can take images straight from your Instagram or Facebook accounts, as well as by traditional downloads, which I think is just perfect in our days of taking images at all times on all different sorts of media. Creating your image is simply a matter of uploading your chosen photograph and then moving it into your chosen position. The sidebar gives you the option to change size of frame, wrap and border and hardware and finish, and then the process is finished, it it as simple as that.  The frames are all hand crafted wooden wrap-resistant and the poly-cot coating over the canvas crowns them with durability and colour vibrancy.

If you are trying to think of a special present for dad this year, maybe a canvas print could be a gift that would truly delight, and really stand the test of time.