Father’s Day is fast approaching and, if you’re on the lookout for a present for your dad or something on your kids’ behalf for your partner, here are my recommendations. I’ve gone for options that will suit a range of budgets and have chosen products that I was very happy to receive myself. So, without further ado, here’s my Father’s Day gift guide…
Braun CoolTec and WaterFlex
I reviewed the CoolTec recently and was very impressed with it. The WaterFlex is just as innovative in that it’s been specially designed to use with water, gel or foam, meaning it can be used in the shower, which is a real time saver. It also has a swivel head to adapt to the contours of your face as well as ‘OptiBlade’ technology to ensure a close shave by cutting hair even closer to the root. The CoolTec has an RRP of £99.99 while the WaterFlex retails at around £159.99
The Walking Dead Season 4 DVD
Online entertainment retailer, Zavvi, has plenty of reasonably-priced options for geeky dads like me, including films, video games and ‘ZBOXs’, so I was happy to be offered to take my pick. I opted for the DVD boxset of The Walking Dead season 4. Not just because it’s my favourite show and it was the only series available that I didn’t yet own, but also as its lead character, Rick Grimes, is a shining example of a dad who looks after his kids in the toughest of circumstances! RRP: £17.75.
Plain Lazy T-shirt
You can never have too many T-shirts and I think all working parents will relate to the sentiment of this one from Plain Lazy. I love the colour and design and it’s super-comfortable too, so I’ve been wearing it with pride since it arrived. We may never actually get the five-day weekend we all long for, of course, but we can look great trying so that’s good enough for me. RRP: £22.
I love gadgets and this smartphone projector from I Want One Of Those is great. It does pretty much as it describes, turning videos you’ve captured on your smartphone into home movies that everyone can enjoy without having to huddle round a small screen. We can now watch the video of our naughty kitten pouncing on Xander on his third birthday in the cinematic glory that it warrants! RRP: £15.95.
Wingman grooming products
You can’t go wrong with shower and skincare gifts and these products from Wingman are just the job. The 3-in-1 multi-gel in particular will be of use to dads who don’t have much time to get through the bathroom in the morning. It’s enriched with aloe vera so you can use it as shaving gel as well as shower gel and shampoo. I’ve been using the range for a couple of weeks now and have been really impressed with the quality of all the items in it. Prices range from £2.99 to £5.99.
Cadbury Father’s Day range
I’ve got a really sweet tooth, so this gift pack from Cadbury will go down a treat. I’m especially pleased that one of the larger items is a Fruit & Nut bar as I’m the only one in the family who likes it, so I won’t have to share! There are plenty of other options in the Cadbury Father’s Day range too, including packs that contain beer and wine as well as the UK’s favourite chocolate. Prices range from £3.10 to £50.
Moonpig exclusive personalised beers
The friendly folk at Moonpig are about so much more than cards and I was happy to be asked to test something from their Father’s Day gift range. They’ve clearly done their homework as they suggested these real ales. I didn’t realise they were personalised until they arrived and was especially chuffed to see the name of my blog on one of them! I love trying new beers and these didn’t disappoint in delivering a range of different flavours, from a golden ale to a strong English ale. Very nice. RRP: £15.
Classic espresso coffee pot
I’m definitely guilty of spending too much on coffee during the working week and I can’t be the only dad who that statement is true of. This classic espresso coffee pot from DotComGiftShop will therefore be really useful – and I’ve wanted one of these for ages! It’s made of quality aluminium, so can be used on gas or electric hobs and makes up to six cups of espresso the Italian way. RRP: £16.95.
The Racing School driving experiences
Okay, so I don’t drive myself, but my Dad would love this! The Racing School – which, by the way, is Europe’s longest established performance driving school – offers racing enthusiasts the opportunity to drive, among others, an Aston Martin, a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and an ex-Formula One car on iconic circuits around the country including Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Experiences include a safety briefing and familiarisation followed by the main event. Prices start at £79.
Warner Bros DVDs
Who doesn’t enjoy a good film eh? Warner Bros sent me its ultimate Father’s Day entertainment package, with titles including American Sniper, This is Where I Leave You and 300 Rise of an Empire. Most kind of them! Dads can be tricky to shop for but, with so many genres on offer, you’re bound to find something your old man will like and there are plenty of offers around at the moment. Prices vary depending on reatailer.
Disclosure: this post was produced in collaboration with the included brands.