I can’t believe Father’s Day is just a couple of weeks away. This year is really starting to fly by. I don’t know about you but buying for the men in my life is always a task. I find them so hard to buy for whether it’s a birthday, Christmas or another special occasion. This year though I am prepared and I’ve already bought them their gifts.
If you’re struggling for gift ideas yourself take a look at my list below, hopefully, they will help you.
Chocolate or Sweets – Who doesn’t love chocolate. If you’re struggling for gift ideas you could always buy your dad the biggest bar of his favourite chocolate that you can find. We usually end up buying my dad a bag of Jelly Babies and a box of Jaffa cakes to go alongside his present as he loves them both.
Socks – Socks are always a good gift if you’ve no clue what to buy. They are always useful and if your dad’s anything like mine he will go through tons of pairs of socks – I don’t know what he does but they always end up full of holes.
A Razor – Give dad a Wilkinson Sword’s Hydro 5 Sense razor this Father’s Day. The Hydro 5 Sense* features a built-in shock absorber and a trimmer. The razor is designed to leaving skin feeling energized. Thanks to its shock absorber the Hydro 5 Sense is built to address irritation head-on and allows for a close shave.
Beer – Another go-to gift idea for my dad is beer. He is always happy with a couple of bottles of beer from My Three and Me. A couple of bottles of Krombacher Pils would be a lovely gift. This beer is characterised by the water it is brewed with. Krombacher Pils has a distinctive, finely bitter taste and a full-flavoured aroma and has an alcohol content of 4.8 %.
A USB Stick – With the new laws regarding GDPR being rolled out recently we all know how important it is to keep personal data safe. if your dad works with data why not buy him a USB stick that is sure to be a big hit with him. The iStorage datAshur Personal2* is an easy to use and affordable USB 3.0 flash drive, that has PIN code access. Any data that is transferred to the USB stick is encrypted in real-time with the built-in hardware encryption engine. It is protected from unauthorised access even if it is lost or stolen. Users can choose a passcode between 7-15 digits to ensure that all their data is kept safe.
A Personalised Mug – Why not give your dad/grandad a personalised china latte mug. you can personalise the mug with any name up to 12 characters on the front e.g. Dad, Grandad and add your own personal message on the reverse over 4 lines and up to 20 characters per line. The wording ‘World’s Best’* is the standard text on this mug. If the man in your life is an angler I’m sure he would be thrilled with his own personalised mug saying he is the fishing king*. These mugs and lots of other designs are available from Born Gifted.
A DashCam – Why not considering buying your dad a dash cam. It will give both you and him peace of mind whilst he’s on the road. The Nextbase 312GW* has in-built Wi-Fi which allows motorists of all ages to instantly and easily upload footage to their social media channels, their insurer or even the police via the Nextbase app. After using the Wi-Fi to connect to an iOS or Android device, the Nextbase app becomes your personal mobile store for footage you want to keep or share. Whether that’s because of being involved in an accident, being witness to somebody else being involved in an accident or even just catching something of interest on the road.
Its main features are:
- In-built Wi-Fi to share your footage directly with your mobile via the Nextbase app
- World’s first dash cam with Powered Magnetic Click & Go mount
- 140-degree wide-angle view with full 1080p High Definition recording at 30fps
- Ultra clear 2.7” LED display for ease of playback and menu selection
- Super slimline design – Dimensions 92 x 56 x 18 mm (37mm inc lens) WHD
- Six-Element Sharp Lenses made with 6 layers of glass to provide stunning clear images
- Inbuilt G sensor and GPS to detect accidents and automatically save video files
- Easy to install with 4m 12v power cable and Click & Go window mount included
- SOS data protection prevents the impact/event recording from being deleted
- Supports SDHC and SDXC Micro SD Cards up to 64GB
The Nextbase 312GW is currently on sale for £79 rather than the standard price of £99 for Father’s Day.
A Multi Groomer – The Braun MGK3060 Multi-Grooming Kit* is an – 8-in-one beard and hair trimming kit. It has 4 combs covering 13 precision length settings from 0.5-21mm, a detail trimmer and ear & nose trimmer attachments and a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor. Users will get 60 minutes of precision trimming from an 8-hour charge. The attachments are fully washable and easily cleaned under running water.
A Portable Printer – Why not treat dad to a Polaroid Zip printer*. It can be used with both Android or iOS devices and is so simple to use. The Zip allows you to print directly from your mobile phone or tablet in less than 60 seconds using Bluetooth or NFC technology. The Zip works with ZINK zero ink paper meaning there is no need for messy ink cartridges, ribbons, or toner (perfect for on the go) and produces 2 x 3”full-colour, smudge-proof photos with a sticky back.
A Multi-Tool – If your dad loves his DIY projects he will love the Dremel 8100 Outdoor kit*. The kit is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It has easy to switch interchangeable accessories thanks to it’s EZ Twist system so users can quickly change from cutting or sanding and grinding to polishing. As the tool is cordless it means you can take it anywhere. The battery charges in just 1 hour and is removable, so you can work without waiting for it to charge. Contains 45 accessories and a wooden chopping board so you can practise your skills or make a lovely personalised gift for someone.
I live 80 miles away from my dad so we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like. I always try to get to see him on special occasions so that I can give him his gifts in person, however, this isn’t always possible. A few years ago he waited for over a month before we got to see him with them. If I’d thought about it I could have had his gifts sent via a courier so that he could’ve enjoyed them on Father’s Day. I will definitely remember this if we aren’t going to get to see him this year. The great thing about sending the gifts via a courier is that they will arrive on time and that they offer a parcel tracking service. This gives you peace of mind as you can see where your parcel has been and when it is due to arrive.
*Items marked with a * were sent for the purpose of this feature*