In case it’s slipped your mind, it’s Father’s Day next Sunday (18th June)! It can be tricky to buy Father’s Day presents, as I’m never really sure what my Dad wants! Generally, men don’t like fancy things. Mums are easy to buy for.. just get them some flowers and something pretty. But what do you buy for Dad? Well here are some ideas which might help you…
Father’s Day Gift Guide
Haig Club Whisky
If your Dad is a whisky lover, Selfridges currently have in-store pop ups where you can get Haig Club Single Grain Whisky sealed in limited edition striking blue metallic wrap. You also get the opportunity to make the bottle extra special by engraving a copper swing tag with a personalised message!
“Haig Club is an ultra-smooth spirit with delicious notes of butterscotch and toffee.”
If you can’t get to a Selfridges store, you can still pick Haig Club up from most supermarkets, as well as the newest brand variant, Haig Club Clubman. Haig Club has been developed in partnership between Diageo, David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller. Haig Club have won many awards for their modern and beautifully designed eye catching blue bottle. Why not treat your Dad to a home made whisky cocktail?
Personalised Father’s Day gifts are always a wonderful idea. They make a really thoughtful gift and it’s obvious that some time and consideration has been put into the present if it’s been personalised. GiftsOnline4U do a huge range of personalised and engraved gifts like this glass whisky tumbler.
The glass has been engraved with an imaged of a Vulcan aircraft and comes beautifully presented in a satin lined gift box. I was really impressed by how well the engraving has been finished. I wasn’t sure how ‘clean’ the cut would be, but it looks perfect and great quality, with no flaws at all. I had the glass personalised with ‘Happy Father’s Day’ and my name, and it’s the perfect pairing to go with the bottle of whisky!
I will also be giving my Dad this personalised tape measure, also from GiftsOnline4U. A bit of a weird present you might think! But it’s more of a novelty gift really, as our surname is actually ‘Measures’! Therefore I got it engraved with ‘No one MEASURES up to you, Dad!’. It’s also a very practical and handy gift, as it’s surprising how often we need to find a tape measure in this house! I’ve also got him a Father’s Day card that runs with the same theme which I ordered from Funky Pigeon.
A nice simple gift such as socks, pants, or toiletries never goes amiss for Father’s Day! Rather than buying something from a supermarket or drugstore, why not treat him to something a little bit more special? Gentlemen’s Tonic do a range of luxury men’s haircare, skincare, body and fragrance products. Their exclusive grooming products mix traditional shaving with a modern touch.
I was sent a range of mini products (which will be perfect for hand luggage when travelling!) to feature, including the brilliant moisturising hand balm, which isn’t just for men! I gave it a little test and I have to admit, I’m smitten by the scent and silky texture. These mini products are part of the Travel Essentials Kit which will be available from Gentlemen’s Tonic this summer. These products are guaranteed to leave your Dad looking and feeling great!
Hotel Chocolat Treats
My Dad has a big sweet tooth (it must be where I get it from!) so a nice box of chocolates is always on the gift list for him. Hotel Chocolat do a special range of Father’s Day chocolates which come beautifully presented in a themed box.
The Father’s Day H-box comes with 14 of their top chocolates made using the finest recipes in milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate. The flavours all vary from pralines to desserts and fruity truffles to tipsy ones. I feel the ‘Going Nuts’ flavour might be appropriate for him!
To go with his new engraved whisky tumbler and big bottle of Haig Club, he can also try the Whisky Collection box of chocolates. This comes with 12 glossy balls of chocolate all nicely boxed up. The flavours include bourbon, single malt whisky and whisky cream liqueur. He might feel a little tipsy after all this whisky!
As I previously mentioned, my Dad is quite the food lover. Therefore I think he will be pleasantly surprised when he receives this personalised cake from bakerdays! Bakerdays are famous for their adorable and practical letterbox cakes which make the perfect gift, especially for someone who perhaps lives far away.
The letterbox cakes come in a small gift tin which ensures it remains in perfect condition throughout its journey. The cake also arrives with a mini party pack including balloons, a party blower, and a couple of candles!
You can chose from a wide range of cakes which can then be fully personalised with your own text or photo. Simply choose a Father’s Day cake design, personalise it with text and/or a photo, pick the size and flavour, and then order! There are 6 different flavours including traditional sponge, rich chocolate chip, lemon drizzle, dairy free sponge, gluten free wheat sponge, or fruit.
I picked the lemon drizzle cake and it looks and smells delicious! I can’t wait for my Dad to try it (hopefully I’ll get to try a slice too!). This letterbox cake fits through the post with the regular mail and stays fresh in the little tin for up to 14 days. As well as cakes, you can also buy cupcakes and balloons too!
If your Dad is a bit of a big kid, then I’m sure he will love these gift ideas! Qwerkity do a range of practical and fun gifts for men including some ‘boys toys’ like this remote control Land Rover. This little 1:24 scale Land Rover has working headlights and I’m sure it could provide hours of fun for all the family (I think my cat Merlin might even enjoy chasing it!). I remember when I was young I used to love playing with my Dad’s remote control cars, but he would always end up taking over, so I can’t wait to have a go with this!
I also think he will love this Haynes construction set to make a moving motorbike from 195 plastic and metal pieces. That should keep him quiet for a while! My Dad loves motorbikes, engineering, and building things, so I think he might quite like this to keep him busy. It includes easy-to-follow clear instructions, high quality stainless steel pieces and specialist tools to make it.
Perhaps your Dad is into his fashion and designer labels? If so, I’d recommend checking out OD’s Designer Clothing as they stock some of the best designer clothes at great prices. This pair of leather Dsquared2 ‘Nabuk’ trainers have a futuristic sporty style, and the brand has big-name fans among the likes of Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, and Victoria Beckham.
A casual classic fit tee would also make a great gift for Father’s Day, such as this 100% cotton Z Zegna t-shirt. Italian designer fashion brand Zegna is one of the very best names in men’s premium fashion, and this crew neck t-shirt comes in a range of different colours. They have a range of other designer brands too, including Ted Baker, Calvin Klein, and Lacoste.