Father's Day Ideas
I've always found it difficult to choose gifts for men for any occasion and seeing as I have three brothers, my dad, my husband and now my son to buy for, this creates a bit of a problem for me!
With Father's Day just around the corner I decided to get organised and start looking at what's on offer nice and early so I'm not left with last minute panic-buying.
Here are my top picks:
For me, toiletries are the go-to option when I have no idea what to get one of the men in my life - everyone needs toiletries so they're a pretty safe bet.
I love this shaving set from Bulldog Skincare for Men for hubby, the products contain eight essential oils so I know they would take care of his skin as he shaves.
The set is an online exclusive and costs £8.00.
The set is an online exclusive and costs £8.00.
If your husband is anything like mine he'll have a big stack of tools so this tool workshop from B&Q would make a great gift and hopefully make his tool area look tidier. It could also be used to store crafty things if your dad or partner is into model making or Warhammer etc.
It has a one year guarantee and costs £28.00.
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and I think this gift would definitely warm his heart! The Chocolate Collection from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts contains 12 chocolates which have been inspired by their doughnut varieties past and present. My husband is a big fan of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts so it would be right up his street.
This delicious box costs £9.95.
As I've mentioned in a previous post my husband is nuts about barbecues. As soon as the weather starts to improve he's outside with his apron and barbecue tweezers. This fab 'King of the Grill' set from Moonpig is the perfect barbecue accessory for any man who loves to
At the moment it has £5.00 taken off the price so costs £30.00.
I couldn't write a post containing gift ideas without mentioning books. Not because the men in my life are avid readers because they totally aren't (I actually think they'd cry if I gave them a book as a gift). But because I love books and for me a book is a must for any gift-giving situation!
However, there are plenty of men out there who do appreciate a good book and reading so this ones for them. Obviously you have to take into consideration the reading preference of the man you are buying for but these particular books are great if you have a lover of historical fiction or end-of-the-world type books.
You can read my reviews of the first two Emmy Laybourne books on my book blog here.
Book prices vary depending on where you shop but the RRP of the top three books below is £6.99.
Now I'll share a couple of ideas for the movie buffs in your life. My hubby and dad are both very much into movies and often borrow from each others collection. These are both due to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 8 June and are just the kind of thing they like to watch (I may even be tempted to watch the one featuring Johnny Depp).
VICE - Introducing Vice, the ultimate resort where anything goes. Designed by Julian Michaels (Willis), Vice allows customers to play out their wildest fantasies and fulfil their deepest, darkest desires with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like real humans.
Things take a turn for the worse when the resort's existence is put in jeopardy. An artificial (Childers) becomes self-aware and escapes, finding herself caught in the cross fire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop (Jane) who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.
MORTDECAI - Join Charlie Mortdecai, as he crosses the globe in a race to recover a stolen painting rumoured to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Armed with only his good looks and special charm, the debonair art dealer and part-time rogue has just a few things in the way - some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist. What could go wrong?
Each DVD costs £10 and Blu-Ray costs £13.
Buying items that have been personalised is a tradition in our household, doesn't everyone love something with their name on?
I came across these lovely frames on Twitter. They are made by a new business called Sealed With A Cherry who have a shop on Ebay where they sell the frames.
They can be fully personalised and you can even change certain words to make them more suitable for the recipient. For instance, I have three children so would want to include all their names and possibly change the 'I' to a 'we' on the frame below. Sealed With A Cherry said this is perfectly possible as they have a fab designer who can alter the design to fit your requirements!
The specific Father's Day range is priced between £15.00 and £22.50.
Now this idea is purely for those of you who want to really push the boat out. Obviously you could go the non-luxury route and get some cotton nightwear but I rather like these swish 100% mulberry silk pyjamas and dressing gown to match. My hubby would totally look the part in a set of these, not only would he look good though, he'd be really comfortable too - bonus!
They're available in navy and steel colours and are made by Gingerlily - leading specialists in silk bedding of the finest quality and this leads me nicely to the price. I've said before that I believe you get what you pay for so these would have to be pretty special...
The pyjamas and dressing gown cost £229.00 each.
I hope you've enjoyed browsing through my top picks, did you spot anything suitable for the man/men in your life?
Some of the above items have been sent to me for review purposes. Others have simply been chosen by myself for the purpose of this gift guide.