Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Father's Day gifts

It's Father's Day on Sunday, and not much time left to buy your Dad or partner and father of your kids a lovely present. If you're still not sure what to buy your Dad or partner, perhaps my list of ideas might help you.

Foodie Dad would appreciate a wonderful Cheeky Monkey banana chutney from The Garlic Farm. I don't know who came up first with a you-would-have-thought-a-preposterous idea of mixing bananas with garlic, but you have to try it to believe it is a great combination.

Another super gift for a Dad who loves his food (but is not necessarily a super cook himself) would be a Curry Favour Gift Bag from the Hawkshead Relish Company. A large jute bag comes with a great selection of foods like a Mango chutney, Hot Garlic Pickle, Chilli Jam, Relish Bombay Potato Mix, Relish Garam Masala and Lakeland lager. Don't forget to add some strong Cheddar and oatcakes! I bet your old man will tuck in with relish!

Photo reproduced with kind permission from The Hawkshead Relish Company

Always looking for home and garden improvement projects? Then a Shed Tidy available from Handpicked is a must. Actually I don't know about our Daddy, but I certainly need one for my greenhouse to keep my gardening tools neat and tidy. It is a stylish container which would look well in any shed. But you have to hurry: their cut off ordering time for delivery in time for Father's day is 2pm on Thursday using Next Day delivery.

Photo reproduced with kind permission from Handpicked Collection

Well-Groomed Dad 
I must have been very inattentive, but I've associated Dove with gentle care products for women, and their super models of traditional build. Yet Dove also does a super range for men. Dove Men+Care/Clean Comfort set includes two must-haves: a micro moisture body and face wash & a compressed deodorant, developed specifically for men's skin. This range is clinically proven to fight skin dryness. Hopefully now my dear husband would stop using my bath products.

Passion for Fashion Dad
Jo Vane handmade sterling silver boat cufflinks from Vinnie & D are very elegant and stylish, even James Bond would be happy to wear them. I love the little embossed boat design and hammered silver effect on each cufflink. Vinnie & D mentioned it might be too late to order them now for Father's day, as they are handmade, and I left it until the last moment to do my list, but I'll keep them in mind for the next year or for a birthday gift for my husband.

photo reproduced with kind prmission from Vinnie & D

Gadget Dad
Your partner might have all the latest gadgets to play with, and you're not sure what gift he might want. Does he by any chance enjoy playing Lego with your little one(s)? Is he even more enthusiastic than your child? How about a Lego alarm clock (available widely, see Argos, John Lewis, Amazon etc)? There are so many to choose from, and this excellent Superman Lego alarm clock would appeal to men

Book Worm Dad
I've been admiring the latest releases from The Folio Society, the choice is splendid. Which book loving man would say No to a super edition of The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth?! The Folio Society books are well known for their sturdy boxes and marvellous illustrations, and whichever book you choose from their range, it surely would be a marvel of book art.

Photo credit: The Folio Society

Footie Dad
Any Dad who loves all things football and who cannot wait for the World Cup would truly appreciate this wonderful selection of biccies: The Half Time Mini Collection Biscuit Tin. The Biscuiteers have done it again, when you think they have gone through all possible themes for their biccies, they come up with another super selection. This fab tin features an edible match with a football pitch, shirt, boots, England flag and a pint. What a fantastic way of cheering En-ger-land during the World Cup.

Photo reproduced with kind permission from The Biscuiteers

And if you don't have a budget to spend on a gift, just bake a chocolate cake or make a batch of cookies for the loved man in your life, make your own card and tell your Dad how much you love him.

Never be afraid to tell your Dad that you love him. I miss my late Dad, but it brings me comfort to know that I told him many times how much he meant to me.


  1. Lots of lovely ideas here! Thank you :)

  2. Lovely ideas, that chutney looks lush