Father’s Day gift ideas 2017

A selection of Father's Day gift ideas.

Father’s Day is once again on the horizon and if you want to avoid a last-minute panic, now is the time to get shopping! If you’re stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas, here are a few suggestions.

Wash and shave kit by Grüum.

Grüum shave and wash gift set

Grooming products are always a welcome gift as far as I’m concerned. This one from Grüum is just the job. It contains face wash, shave gel, moisturiser, shave tonic and a razor handle with four blade cartridges. Everything is functional and all the ingredients are natural. This set has everything you need to literally face the day and can be gifted on a one, three or six month-supply basis.

RRP: from £29.95

Empire of the Sun Folio Society edition.

Folio Society books

I’m far from the world’s greatest reader but there are a fair few books that have made a real impact on me. One that has stayed firmly in mind from my university days is J.G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun. I was delighted to find out it had been given the Folio Society treatment so had to get a copy. It has obviously been put together by people with a real affinity for books and includes evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Tim Laing. A fine edition of a true classic.

RRP: £39.95

Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Boards.

Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Boards

I’ve always been a little obsessive about buying different coloured chopping boards for different foods so these are right up my street! As well as being colour coded, each board has a different feature for the food type in question. The one for fish, for example, has a textured area to keep it in place for cutting while the one for cooked foods has grooves to catch crumbs. This is one of many brilliant lifestyle gift ideas available at Amara.

RRP: £40

T-shirts by Saltrock.

Saltrock T-shirts

Saltrock started life in 1998 when brothers Angus and Ross began printing T-shirts. Almost three decades later, they’re still going strong. They’ve branched out to other garments since then, but T-shirts remain their best sellers. There were several designs I liked the look of. Fortunately, I was given £25 to play with and was able to take advantage of the three for two offer on the site at the moment.

RRP: from £5

A personalised bottle of wine.

Personalised Chateauneuf du Pape

I love a nice bottle of wine and this one from GiftsOnline4U offers a personal touch. It has a pewter label which can be customised with a message of your own. The wine itself is Chateauneuf du Pape which is synonymous with good quality and this didn’t disappoint. Rich, smooth and the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday roast with my parents. I very much enjoyed putting this personalised wine to the test!

RRP: £54.99

Shirt by Christian Benedict.

Christian Benedict Shirt

I rarely get new shirts so was pleased to be offered this by Christian Benedict. Normally available as part of a subscription service, these two ply 100% cotton shirts are delivered every 30, 60 or 90 days. Subscribers only pay around the time they receive each shirt and can cancel at any time. The shirt I received is of excellent quality and a perfect fit too. Very nice.

RRP: £24.95

A selection of Father's Day gift ideas from John Lewis.

John Lewis Foodie Ideas

If your old man likes foodie gifts, the people at John Lewis have plenty to choose from. As part of their Father’s Day campaign they asked me to try some of the options available. As well as a wine rack and thermometer, I chose a Hotel Chocolat Billionaire’s shortbread, a Bath Ales Gift Pack and an Edinburgh Preserves Curry Set. As well as Cottage Delight chutneys and a Montezuma’s Chocolate Library. All very nice indeed.

RRP: from £9

Sudio Regent wireless headphones.

Sudio Regent Wireless Headphones

I was very impressed by these headphones so thought I would mention them again. The sound quality is excellent, they look the part and are so easy to set up. They also boast a massive battery life and, as they fold up so neatly, are ideal for when you’re out and about. A great gift for music-loving dads everywhere. What’s more, I have a discount code to share. Quote diaryofthedad15 to get 15% off.

RRP: £119

Disclosure: the featured Father’s Day gift ideas were sent to me for this guide.

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