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.

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 

Men’s footwear – Ideas for Father’s Day from Standout.Net

I’m continuing with my look at ideas for gifts for men, specifically with Father’s Day in mind, but also for birthdays and any other special occasion. Today I am looking at another company which has designer styles in abundence – Standout.Net.

Standout.Net launched its online store in 2015, and since then it has dedicated itself to offering men style and choice when it comes to clothing, offering more than 70 different brands. It says “We’re passionate about helping men (of all ages) find just the right piece of designer clothing. Whether for chilling out, hitting the nightlife, attending dinner parties, a style re-fresh or simply day-to-day living our men’s designer clothing store has a superb selection of the best brands at the right prices. ” It also has the attractive policy of free returns and exchanges (you’d be surprised how many websites still don’t offer this) as well as free delivery on all orders over £24.95.

I have been browsing the Standout.Net website for Father’s Day ideas, and have been impressed with the extensive range of footwear that it stocks. I think Footwear is a great gift idea for dad’s – even the most stubborn ‘I want nothing’ father can’t deny that they have to wear something on their feet. My dad is partial to trainers, which he will wear above all other footwear, and Standout.Net has Vans, Converse, K Swiss and New Balance amongst others. For my husband and baby daddy Peter, I would opt fot Desert or Chelsea boots, or a smart, directional brogue. Base London and Jeffrey West would be perfect choices for a really special gift for Pete, totally suiting his style.

Here are some of my current key picks from Standout.Net.

Jeffery West College Dark Brown/College Mid Brown Escoba Shoes £134.95 Click to visit Standout.Net

Jeffery West College Dark Brown/College Mid Brown Escoba Shoes £134.95 Click to visit Standout.Net

H by Hudson Tan Talbot Calf Shoes £75.95 Click to visit Standout.Net

H by Hudson Tan Talbot Calf Shoes £75.95 Click to visit Standout.Net

Vans Cordovan/True White Old Skool Canvas Trainers £44.16 Click to visit Standout.Net

Vans Cordovan/True White Old Skool Canvas Trainers £44.16 Click to visit Standout.Net

Lacoste Lacoste Black Marice 216 1 SPM Trainers £42.46 Click to visit Standout.Net

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Lacoste Black Marice 216 1 SPM Trainers £42.46 Click to visit Standout.Net

Base London Tan Washed Henry Mid Shoes £59.46 Click to visit Standout.Net

Base London Tan Washed Henry Mid Shoes £59.46 Click to visit Standout.Net

Converse White/Casino/Blue Star Player LP OX Trainers £38.21 Click to visit Standout.Net

Converse White/Casino/Blue Star Player LP OX Trainers £38.21 Click to visit Standout.Net

Ellesse Navy/White Trevi Flip Flops £12.71 Click to visit Standout.Net

Ellesse Navy/White Trevi Flip Flops £12.71 Click to visit Standout.Net

Havaianas Green Brasil Logo Flip Flops £18.95 Click to Visit Standout.Net

Havaianas Green Brasil Logo Flip Flops £18.95 Click to Visit Standout.Net

To view all footwear at Standout.Net , click here.