IT’S Father’s Day on June 15 and time to make a bit of a fuss of your dad.
We may not shower him with praise 365 days a year so Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show dad how much we really do appreciate him
Before you purchase another blue tie or a pair of socks, have a look at our great gift ideas:
If your dad is an armchair sports fan, Lacoste celebrates its tennis heritage with a limited edition version of the Eau de Lacoste L.1212 Blanc. Available exclusively from Boots and www.Boots.com priced £47 for an EDT 100ml.
Give your dad a hug and a mug with Cargo’s classic racing car mug is the perfect gift for any dad who loves his cars or is into motorsport. A lovely cuppa washed down with a little nostalgia and a great big hug are exactly what Father’s Day should be all about. £5 from www.cargohomeshop.com
Baylis & Harding’s Signature Collection Sport Wash Bag with Citrus Lime and Mint is ideal for dad to take to the gym or away on holiday. Contains 100ml hair and body wash, 100ml face wash, 50ml shower gel and 50ml aftershave balm. Available, priced £18 from The Co-op.
If your dad likes to keep fit give him the next best thing to limitless daily sessions with a personal trainer and treat him to Garmin’s new vívofit. It is the only fitness band which learns about a person’s activity levels, tracks progress and then continually sets personalised goals – helping to turn good intentions into lifelong habits. Features a unique, curved display which always stays on, vívofit measures everything from the number of steps taken and the distance covered to the calories that have been burned and the progress being made towards a daily goal. £99.99 from www.garmin.com/en-GB
For a successful and stylish dad, you won’t go wrong with Hugo Boss Bottled unlimited. Available in Eau de Toilette 50ml (£41) and 100ml (£55) from Boots and other retailers nationwide.
For a dad who likes a close shave Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Power will be the ideal present. The only powered razor with three vibration settings giving him the ultimate shave comfort. Available from Boots and other leading retailers priced £12.99.
Give your dad the gift of Radox with its range of bath soaks and shower therapies. Whether your dad is a football fanatic, sporting hero or just fancies a refreshing boost in the morning, the Radox Men range has the right gift to suit every dad. Priced from £2.15 and available from all good retailers.
If your dad loves to drive, Grip Go will help him to use his phone and GPS device safely. The universal phone mount uses a super-sticky pad that grips smart devices incredibly firmly, so they stay secure throughout your journey. Its suction cup makes it easy to fix to the dashboard or windscreen and the 360 degree pivoting mount makes it easy to adjust to a comfortable position. £9.99 from www.JMLdirect.com, Asda and Wilko.
Not since the Three Tenors has the world seen such power, poise and sensitivity coming from a trio. The Bulldog Skincare For Men’s new Sensitive Skincare Kit consists of Bulldog’s Sensitive Face Wash, Sensitive Shave Cream and Sensitive Moisturiser, all presented in a stylish wash bag. Available, priced £12, from www.meetthebulldog.com
For the dad who’s on his feet a lot FitFlop has the perfect idea merging comfort, style and comfort technology. Why not treat him to a Monty Boatmoc in navy canvas? £79.99 from www.surfdome.com
Whether it’s picking us up from school dances or saving us from a DIY disaster, our dads have rescued us time and time again. So why not thank them for their heroic efforts with an Ice Cool Foaming Shaving Gel from Elemis. Nourishing the skin while softening facial hair, it’s the perfect daily pick-me-up for laid-back cool dads. £22 from www.timetospa.co.uk
For dad’s who like their music Eddie Stobart Trucking Songs – Trucking All Over The World will set him on the right road, and earn you lots of Brownie points. After last year’s mega compilation you can expect more all-time greats from Queen, Status Quo, Alice Cooper and many more. Release your dad’s inner trucker as the ultimate driving companion will transform any boring, monotonous road into the famous, winding Route 66. Released on June 2, the three disc set also features tracks from Fleetwood Mac, The Jam, Fine Young Cannibals, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Available, priced £10, from Amazon.
Indulge dad’s love of film with a high resolution nine-inch portable DVD player Features USB input and SD/MMC card reader for music, movie and photo playback, so dad can be entertained while on the road (as a passenger of course) or when the kids take over the TV. Available, priced £49.99 from Aldi from June 5.
A classy gents Sekonda watch will make sure dad is always on time to pick you up. It has a stainless steel case, is fitted with a quartz movement, a brown leather strap and has a black dial. Available from www.WatchShop.com price £50 and free next day delivery within the UK. This watch usually retails for £99 but WatchShop.com have it on offer for £50 until end of June.