Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still struggling for ideas when it comes to gifts, here’s a little inspiration for you all…
My personal choice for my dad this Father’s Day is a new electric razor. He’s had his old one for over 10 years now so he’s definitely in need of an upgrade! I’m no men’s shaving expert, but Mike has been road testing the Braun CoolTec CT2s this week and seems to think this is a good choice as it can be used wet or dry and also has an electrically cooled strip to help calm the skin. Mike likes this because it feels nice, but my Dad’s got quite sensitive skin so I think it’ll be perfect for minimising post-shave irritation. According to Mike it’s also really easy to use and much less messy than wet shaving (which he’s used to!) You can pick it up in Boots, or online here.
Braun are also holding a competition online called ‘Father’s Day Dreams’. Quite a few bloggers and vloggers have been talking about it recently, so you may have seen the #FathersDayDreams hashtag on Twitter already, but basically they are giving four lucky dads the chance to win an experience of a lifetime worth up to £3,000. All you have to do to enter your dad to win is tweet @Braun telling them why you think your dad is a hero and what his ultimate dream would be. Include the hashtags #FathersDayDreams and #Braun, and your dad will be entered! For more info and full terms and conditions, click here!
Another close contender for my dad this year was this personalised leather bracelet. My dad loves bracelets like this, and I think one with a personalised message would be right up his street. I think I’m going to have to make a note of this one ready for Christmas! You can get it from NotOnTheHighStreet here.
Another thing that I’ve had my eye on for a while that I also think would be a great ‘dad gift’ is a scratch-off map of the world. Perfect for any keen traveller dads, you scratch off all the places you’ve visited in your lifetime. I think this would be an awesome addition to the walls of any dad man-cave, office or kitchen! You can get them from a lot of places on the net, but the cheapest I could find was here, for £11.99.
If your dad is in to his cooking, or perhaps looking to get more into cooking, Len Deighton’s Action CookBook is a sixties cult classic. Besides having amazing, unique illustrations and classic retro appeal, it may also bring back some memories for older dads out there! You can pick this up from Amazon with free delivery here.
If you’re looking for more of a novelty gift, I really love the idea of this top-catching bottle opener! It is undeniably novelty, but lots of fun and affordable too! (And saves on clearing up – Your mum will like it too!) It’s under £10 on Amazon, here.
Last but not least, for any golfing dads out there… These golf shoes are something that Mike recently treated himself too. Normally golf shoes are hideous, chunky trainer-like things that I’m always embarrassed to see Mike sporting, but these brogue-style golf shoes from Ecco manage to disguise themselves quite nicely as normal shoes, so can transition easily from the golf course to the pub. The best price online is also on Amazon, here.
Last but not least… This is by far my favourite card that I’ve found this year for Father’s Day. My dad is a total DIY-expert, able-to-fix-anything kind of guy and this card just summed him up for me! It’s available from notonthehighstreet for £2.95
*This post is sponsored by Braun. For full terms and conditions of their Fathers Day Dreams competition click here.