Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Sunday, 17th June is father’s day! Mark it in your diary!

Father’s day is a special day for me. It’s a chance for my children and I to show their daddy just how much we love and appreciate him. He probably won’t get breakfast in bed though. I mean, for starters, he’s usually awake long before I am, and secondly, he doesn’t eat breakfast! That being said though, I like to make a fuss and spoil him! Whether that be with some lovely, carefully chosen gifts or perhaps a nice meal out at his favourite restaurant. Either way, as long we’re all together on father’s day, that’s all that matters.

Much like myself, my husband does love being treated with some nice presents. He never treats himself, so it’s the one time of year, that we can do it for him! I’ve compiled this gift guide to help give you some ideas and inspiration as to what you could gift that special father in your life.

Epson XP-900 Photo Printer £159.99

This Epson XP-900 Photo Printer is the ideal gift for dads who are enthusiastic about photography and are looking to produce superior-quality, long-lasting photographs from home. Whether using a smartphone or tablet, the iPrint app2 can be downloaded to a range of devices for truly wireless printing and scanning. The main features of this printer include:

  • Compact, premium all-in-one: Print in sizes up to A3, scan and copy up to A4
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct: Wireless printing with or without a network
  • Mobile printing: Freedom to print and scan from almost anywhere1
  • 6.8cm LCD screen: Scan, copy and print photos directly from a memory card
  • Convenient: Duplex & CD/DVD printing

The North Face £81.00

This The North Face Borealis Rage Backpack is perfect for dads who like to explore. This classic Borealis backpack has been updated with a newsuspension system and pockets that are easier to access. The bright red colour means that you’ll always recognise your backpack!

The North Face Borealis Rage Backpack is ideal for regular walks, commutes, urban adventures and days out with the kids. We took this back pack with us on a recent trip to West Midland Safari Park. It’s a big backpack, and even when packed full of lunch boxes, spare clothes, wet wipes and more, it always felt light weight. The padded straps are great to ensure this backpack is comfortable whether worn for an hour or multiple hours.

I also like that it has a carry handle and clips to help wear the backpack, and keep it nice and tidy. There’s ample storage for all your essentials including gadgets like laptops and tablets and it also features the brand’s FlexVent system which uses injection-moulded shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel to deliver uncompromised support and enhanced ventilation.

Nike Dry Element 1/2 Zip Running Top in Blue £47.95

I’ve been trying to get my husband to run with me for a while now. Perhaps this Nike Running Top available from Excell Sports will help to encourage him! He does like his fashion, and this Nike top certainly ticks all the boxes. The Nike Dry fabric helps you stay dry and comfortable, and it has one of my favourite features on running tops – ergonomic thumbholes which secure the sleeve cuffs over your hands.

It also has reflective details on the front and back to help enhance visibility in low-light conditions, plus the back mesh panel helps to keep you cool.

BADR Crew Neck Sweatshirt £29.99

This long sleeve, tight fitting BADR sweatshirt is perfect for dads who love to be on trend. Great as an outer garment or equally under a jacket or coat, this sweatshirt is available in five fresh, new colours and comes in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large.

Farah Blaney SS Polo £38.25

For something a bit smarter, this Farah Blaney SS Polo available from Cho is just the ticket! With a half button opening and smart gold Farah logo, this top is sure to go down a treat. It’d be perfect for a father’s day meal out!

Tommy Hilfiger Icon Bath Robe £72.00

After a long day at work, what’s better than coming home, putting your pjs on and relaxing in this luxurious Tommy Hilfiger Icon Bath Robe. Available online from Mainline Menswear, this cotton towelling bath robe with classic lapels at the neck and a towelling tie fastening around the waist, is sure to help dad relax this father’s day. There are two pouch pockets on the front and the signature Tommy Hilifiger Flag logo is embroidered on the left of the chest in navy, white and red.

Ted Baker Delset Wash Bag and Towel Set £60.00

This Ted Baker Delset Wash Bag and Towel Set is also available from Mainline Menswear. The textured faux leather wash bag with a contrasting blue and grey striped woven panel on the front comes with a towel that features an overall leaf design in navy and grey with pink panels at each end. The top of the bag has a zip featuring a blue woven zipper with an additional pocket on the interior, and there’s also a grey faux leather carry handle at the side of the wash bag with the signature Ted Baker London logo printed on the front in silver. 

Gillette Fusion 5 ProGlide Chrome Razor £14.99

Father’s day wouldn’t be father’s day without gifting your dad a new razor. Am I right?! The Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Chrome Edition razor features 5 anti-friction blades for a shave you barely feel, and a chrome effect handle that lets you shave in style. The FlexBall technology responds to contours and gets virtually every hair, plus the Precision Trimmer on the back is great for hard-to-reach areas such as under the nose and sideburns. Available at Boots.

Buttermilk Fudge Artisan Tin £11.99

Filled with three of your favourites, this vibrant Artisan Tin was made for sharing. So whether it’s the crunch of our Peanut Brittle, the balance of sweet and salty in the crumbly fudge or the pairing of bubbly honeycomb and creamy milk chocolate that you love, dad is sure to find his fix in this Artisan Tin.

Vorrei Italian Hamper £65.00

A great gift for Dads who love good food! This gourmet hamper available online here contains an indulgent selection of delicious Italian products that any foodie Dad will appreciate, from a bottle of multi award winning organic Chianti to luxurious southern Italian dark chocolates filled with luscious Creme Caramel!

Colgate ProClinical 250+ Black Rechargable Electric Toothbrush £49.99

The Colgate Pro Clinical C250 Electric Toothbrush is available online from Boots. It uses two distinct sonic cleaning actions with up-down and side-to-side strokes, for healthier teeth and gums. Developed with dentists and powered by Japanese technology, this toothbrush offers 25,500 strokes/min, plus it has a 2 minute timer, comes with a travel cap and a triple clean head brush.

Meccano Ferrari F12tdf Building Set £29.99

Dads will love stretching their engineering skills by taking on the challenge of the Meccano Ferrari F12tdf this Father’s Day. Taking between 1 – 3 hours to build this is also a great gift to get dad and the children spending quality time building together.

Developed by Meccano, formerly Erector, this model uses unique FLEXTech panels to loyally replicate the distinct, curvy lines of the original Ferrari F12tdf. Made of bendable plastic, the panels add dimension and authenticity to this extreme road car. Plus, the poseable Ferrari-style wheels on this S.T.E.M model car allows you to display the F12tdf in a variety of ways. Available online from Argos.

Rocketbook Everlast Smart/Cloud Notebook £34.99

For dads who love gadgets, the Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook will be a great gift this year! It’s an endlessly reusable notebook that provides users with a classic pen and paper experience, plus a digital twist with the Rocketbook app which allows users to scan pages with a mobile device. When the 36 pages are full of notes, meeting minutes, to-do lists and recipes simply wipe them clean with a damp cloth and use the notebook again. Rocketbook notes can be saved and organised within a favourite cloud service such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote. The Everlast is currently available in three convenient sizes and a variety of colours.

Noble Isle Bath & Shower Gel Set £32.00

This Noble Isle Bath & Shower Set includes one 250ml Water & Whisky bath & shower gel, and a 250ml Fireside bath & shower gel. The warm, spicy Fireside bath & shower gel recharges the skin, and the smooth Whisky & Water bath & shower gel restores the skins protective properties. Made with a fine fragrance, these bath & shower gels will leave the skin sumptuously scented and it will be scent we are sure you will also enjoy!

Sanex Moisturising Hand Cream £3.99

If your dad is always nicking your hand cream or moisturiser for his dry, calloused hands, why not treat him to Sanex Zero% Moisturising Sensitive Skin Hand Cream. The quickly absorbing formula, enriched with natural moisturisers, provides long lasting moisturisation and is small and compact making a perfect addition to his work bag. Available to purchase at Boots from £3.99.

Sanex Body Moisturiser £2.49

Women are constantly reminded of the effects of ageing and the benefits of moisturising, however this is often something men neglect. Change your dad’s bad habits this Father’s Day with Sanex Zero% Body Moisturiser. The light, creamy formula is absorbed quickly and is enriched with natural moisturisers, helping your dad protect his skin. Available in Dry and Dehydrated Skin and Sensitive Skin. Sanex Zero% Body Moisturiser is currently on offer at Boots for £2.49.

Ponderlily Planner £23.00

This Ponderlily planner is perfect for busy dads. Not only are they affordable they also make a great gift because they’re versatile, with clean lines and elegant style, plus they’re designed to make users feel empowered and inspired. In addition they’re eco-friendly because they’re made with recycled paper and vegetable-based ink.

Ponderlily Weekly Planner £12.50

In addition to the above planner, this weekly planner has been made with eco-conscious materials and elegant lines. Designed to prompt you to dream fearlessly, set meaningful intentions, and take bold actions. The size and design of this planner, seamlessly transitions from client meetings to weekly food shopping, from boardroom to beloved book club— and everything in between.

Legends of the Track 1,000 Piece Puzzle £10.00

Available from Amazon,this 1,000 piece puzzle will keep dad busy and entertained for days, if not months! Much like Hugh Jackmans love for puzzle, my husband, also loves a good puzzle. The puzzle image illustrates a striking nostalgic scene, at a beautiful sunny 1940S race day, and features many classic 1940s rally cars, including jaguars and MGs.

Andrew James Nutri-Fit Nutrition Extractor Blender £39.99

Help dad be healthier this year with the Andrew James Nutri-Fit Extractor Blender. Using this machine you can make delicious drinks bursting with health benefits – and it’s so quick and easy to use this compact and stylish machine it will slide seamlessly into your daily routine! Unlike other nutrition blenders which work on a simple on/off basis, this is a much more precise machine. Two speed settings let you adapt the blend so you can better preserve delicate foods, or crank it up when you need to break down tough ingredients. There’s also a pulse feature so you can manually control the blend and get a more textured result. It’s also good to know that the accessories are dishwasher safe for a quick, easy clean up!

Bentley Explorer Portable Camping Light and Power Bank £14.99

This classic style camping latern is perfect for dads who love camping or fishing. The lantern is small, lightweight and easy to carry, plus comes with a simple on/pff button.Once the power bank has been charged it allows for other devices such as mobile phones to be charged from the lamp through a 3-in-1 cable making it the ideal accessory for all of dads outdoor adventures!

Charles Bentley Double Folding Camping Chair £22.99

In addition to the above lantern, this Charles Bentley Double Folding Camping Chair is another great accessory for outdoor dads. Perfect for sitting round the camp fire and raising a toast, this double camping chair is easily portable due to its lightweight yet durable steel frame and durable polyester materials perfect for easy storage and transportation. Dad could use this for his camping, fishing or even festival days! It comes complete with drink holders in each of the arms, plus it’s is easy to clean and is designed for two people to use. 

Multi Purpose Tool Hammer £16.00

What dad doesn’t love a fun, but useful gadget? This Wild and Wolf Gentlemen’s Hardware Multi Purpose Tool Hammer is just £16.00. It contains multiple useful tools for doing jobs around the home or out and about. The 7 in 1 gadget folds away taking up very little space. The tool includes a hammer, pliers, screwdriver and an assortment of knives and is presented in a stylish gift box. Delightfully practical, the Gentlemen’s Hardware hammer tool would be a wonderful gift idea for dad.

Leather wrapped Zippo hip flask £17.95

This Leather wrapped Zippo hip flask is an ideal gift for dad this year! Leather wrapped, this high polished stainless steel 6-ounce flask with secured lid has a slim, slightly curved shape for comfortable carrying. It’s debossed with the Zippo logo and comes packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box.

Outwell Cazal Portable Grill £22.40

Following on from the camping equipment theme we have some more camping equipment! This easy to use and brilliantly portable grill has a unique design that offers a generous amount of space for charcoal while folding up flat for a compact pack size when not in use. The useful carry handle makes it extra portable, plus it’s lightweight so it won’t weigh you down.

Sugru Create & Craft Kit £10.00

From personalising your tools to creating your own rubber stamps, this new Sugru kit will give dad creative and unique ideas to approach his craft projects. Organise your creative workspace, customise your tools, create beautiful repairs, and explore all sorts of handcrafted treasures with this Sugru kit. Discover new techniques to fix, craft, emboss, texturise, design and upcycle.

Sugru Hacks for your Home Kit £10.00

Like the kit above, this is another great gift idea for dads who like to fix and hack things! If it breaks, fix it, and if it’s not broken, improve it! Repairing and adapting your stuff isn’t just about saving money, it’s about taking charge. The Hacks For Your Home Kit is a collection of 18 genius ideas inspired by people from all over the world. It combines some of the most popular and most useful Sugru hacks for your home, complete with step-by-step instructions in a handy booklet.

Whatever you decide to get dad this year, make sure you have a happy father’s day!

For the purpose of this gift guide, I was gifted with the above products. All views and opinions are 100% my own.

23 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

  1. There’s some things here that I’d never have thought of. My husband is a pain to buy for so this will come in really handy. Thanks.

    Jemma x

  2. Great round-up – was not going to bother this year but might as husband constantly ends up stealing my dressing gown #ThatFridayLinky

  3. The problem is I want everything on this list now. Especially the peanut brittle. Will def show this to my wife. Not sure how to America dollars but I’ll let her figure that out

  4. Wow, there’s loads to choose from – I’d even pick a bunch of those things for myself! We have that folding grill and it’s perfect for taking camping as it takes up so little space in the car.

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