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The Father’s Day Gift Guide {what to buy the Dad in your life}

The Father’s Day Gift Guide {what to buy the Dad in your life}

Have you been planning for Father’s Day which falls later this month? I love treating my husband, although I have to admit he can be a little tricky to buy for. Generally he is happy with handmade Father’s Day cards and a cup of tea in bed, which is great because, let’s be realistic, there’s little chance of a lie in at our house!

This year I wanted to make Father’s Day extra special for my other half. He’s the most wonderful husband and father, he works really hard to support us all and has been going through a tricky time at work.

I know that although my husband loves little gifts from the children he really dislikes the clutter than comes with them! They’re busy making Father’s Day cards at school so I thought I would treat him to a little upgrade of some of the things he already has, which are both practical and useful – just like him!

I know that he doesn’t expect much for Father’s Day but I’ve been busy sourcing some gifts which will last all year round, and thought I would share my gift guide in case it inspires you too.

The Father’s Day Gift Guide – aka what to buy the Dad in your life

Lego iconic brick calendar 

My husband never knows what day it is so would love this calendar. It’s perfect for his home office. You can build the chunky number cubes and display them on the special stand with the ‘Dad’ mini-figure in shirt and tie, simply turning the number cubes every day to show the correct date.

Braun Series 3 ProSkin

Braun Series 3 ProSkin

My 6 year old really dislikes it when my husband doesn’t shave so the Braun Series 3 ProSkin is top of my list this year. Braun creates industry-leading grooming tools that combine state of the art technology and sleek design. The Braun Series 3 Shave and Style captures more hair in the first stroke, meaning Dad can shave with greater efficiency and skin comfort than ever before. This makes a great little upgrade of his existing shaver and, with his love of the latest technology, means it will be a definite hit.

Orla Kiely Grow Your Own Chillies kit

I love my kitchen windowsill garden and I thought my husband would enjoy this planter for his office. This stylish pot from Orla Kiely includes everything you need to grow your own chillies. The enamel planter comes in her classic Multi Flower Oval design which would also double as a stylish desk tidy when the chillies are used up.

the father's day gift guide

Peroni Gran Riserva Doppio Malto

My husband loves to enjoy a drink after a hard day at the office so I couldn’t resist picking up a bottle of Peroni Gran Riserva Doppio Malto. This is a pure 100% Italian malt brand, brewed using the best two-row spring barley varieties. It has been created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brewery foundation, and it’s one of the highest quality beers of Birra Peroni’s portfolio. Characterised by an intense gold colour, it combines a fine taste of malt and caramel with a delicate fruity aroma. It goes perfectly with rich dishes so I can see myself cooking up something special to enjoy this with on Father’s Day.

Waitrose Duchy Organic Chocolate & Vanilla All Butter Shortbread

Last but not least! Baked in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, these Duchy Organic all butter shortbread biscuits use only the finest ingredients: Madagascan vanilla, chunks of rich dark chocolate and British wheat flour (including flour from wheat grown on Duchy Home Farm at Highgrove). Perfect for sharing after the children are in bed.

I’d love to hear what you think of my Father’s Day gift guide and if you’ll be treating someone special this Father’s Day.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post with Braun


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    June 5, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Some great ideas. I always struggle buying for my husband as he literally has everything!!

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    June 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Some great ideas here, I always struggle with my Dad because he is so fussy and has a tendancy to buy things just before Fathers Day. I love the idea of the Grow Your Own Chillis and the Lego calendar

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    June 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    This is a great guide! Some may say that it can be cliche to get a man a shaver but it’s such a necessity for them and makes their life easier that one would be daft not to consider gifting one! x

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    michelle twin mum
    June 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Oh I’d love the shortbread for me and I need to get one of the Braun shavers for my son as I hear they are really soft on young skin. Mich x

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    elizabeth allcock
    June 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Great ideas! I’m awful at buying gifts I usually stick to something simple like chocolate.

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    Angela Milnes
    June 8, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    John loves his new shaver. The braun is so good. Shortbread sounds yummy.

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    Tanya Brannan
    June 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Sadly my Dad passed away a couple of years ago so I don’t have anyone to purchase these things for as such, however I try and help my daughters get something for the husband – usually it tends to be wine and clothing. This year however we are looking at activity days; maybe a fast car experience!

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    June 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Great choices here. Can’t believe it’s almost Father’s Day! The Braun product looks amazing!

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    Nayna Kanabar
    June 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    The braun series 3 looks great, sadly I don’t have a dad to buy for but I am sure my partner would love it from his girls. Nice gift idea for fathers day.

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    Our Seaside Baby
    June 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Great gift idea. I can imagine the Braun series would be handy for many men!

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