Father’s Day in the UK is rapidly approaching (17th June this year guys!) and the annual dilemma of what to buy my dad returns…
Why are men so hard to buy for?! And then if you ask them if there’s anything they’d like they always say “no, nothing” or “I don’t know…” *sigh*.
Whilst looking for a present for my own dad I thought I’d help you out and list a few nice gifts that I have come across which I’m sure any dad would appreciate.
- Jack Wills ‘Aldrove Polo Shirt’ | Jack Wills | £26.21
This is definitely a ‘play it safe’ item of clothing. I don’t think you could go wrong with this polo shirt as I’m sure it’d suit many men. It does come in a variety of colours too if your dad is a more colourful character! Look at that price too, bargain!
- Braun MGK3020 Multi-Grooming Kit | Amazon.co.uk | £19.99
Every dad is different but they all have one thing in common – they ALL shave! Unless they’re growing a massive long beard that is…
You get so much for your money with this multi-groomer:
– SIX different attachments for beard, head, ears and nose.
– Lifetime lasting sharp blades.
What more can a dad ask for from a grooming product?! Braun have everything covered!
- Trough Crossgrain Document Bag | Ted Baker | £149.00
This stylish document bag is perfect for those dads in business or who need to carry their paperwork/laptop around with them. It has a nice textured finish which is great for withstanding rough and ready handling and has 4 pockets inside to carry various bits and bobs.
- Fire 7 Tablet | Amazon.co.uk | £49.99
I am a massive fan of Amazon’s Fire Tablets and I actually bought one for my dad last year. I also bought myself one as I fell in love with just how much I got for under £50!
I bought my dad one because he wanted to watch fishing videos on YouTube and he bloody loves it! He sits there with his earphones in watching YouTube videos to his hearts content. He’s also downloaded a couple of fishing and gardening books too.
You can do loads with a Fire Tablet, they’re seriously worth every penny.
- ‘MR’ Alphabet Mug | Clintons | £4.99
You’ve probably seen loads of these alphabet mugs in nearly every shop’s homeware section but I spotted this cute one in Clintons and thought it was a nice little design. A bit different than just having the letter on the mug, this one makes it a tiny bit more personal for your dad with it saying ‘MR’.
- A Tasty Tuck Box | Marks and Spencer | £25.00
Marks and Spencer do some fantastic hampers. Every year I get my boyfriend’s grandparents a special Christmas hamper from there and they really enjoy everything that’s in them.
I thought I’d take a look on good old Marksie’s website and see if they did anything similar for Father’s Day and lo and behold they didn’t disappoint!
This is my favourite one as it has a nice variety of snacky items that your dad could munch on whilst watching his fave tv shows. Pork scratchings, mmmmmmm!
I really hope my gift guide has given you a few ideas to what to buy your Dad or even Grandad this Father’s Day.
Mother’s Day falls on the 11th of March this year (hate that the date is different every year, don’t you?!) if you live in the UK like me and every year I stare at my laptop screen racking my brains trying to think of what I can get the most special woman in my life.
I’m sure you’re with me when I say that every mother deserves the absolute world and should be appreciated all through the year but I think Mother’s Day is such a great way for everyone in the family to come together and make her feel extra special!
So for you lovely lot, I have trawled the high street and the internet for some ideas of what to buy her this Mothering Sunday.
Just click on the item description and it will link you to the appropriate website where you can buy it.
- ‘Wonderful Mum’ prosecco flute, heart shaped chocolates and bottle stopper set. The Card Factory (both online and in stores) = £5.99
I love this little set and can’t believe how reasonably priced it is for what you get in it! It all comes in a pretty floral box too.
- Personalised Yankee Candle. Large jar = £27.99 / 2 décor pillar candles = £31.98
I totally never knew you could buy personalised Yankee Candles! *crawls out from under a rock*
There are SO many options for personalisation with these gorgeous candles!
You can upload your own image to be put onto the candle of your choice, so you could choose a lovely photo of you and your mum to put on but they also have templates if you don’t fancy it.
There’s an option to write a little message on the candle label. You could write something simple such as ‘To mum, love Livvy’ or ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’
And of course which fragrance do you want your candle to have? Well there are 20 options for the large jar and 13 for the 2 smaller jars.
My personal favourite fragrance is Vanilla Cupcake, what’s yours?
- Ted Baker Blush Bouquet Cosmetic Bag Gift. Boots = £24.00
Boots have a lot of great priced gift sets for Mother’s Day this year but this is my favourite out of the lot.
It includes; Ted Baker Blush Pink Body Wash, Ted Baker Blush Pink Body Wash, Ted Baker Blush Pink Hand Cream, Ted Baker Blush Pink Lip Balm and a beautiful cosmetic bag with a floral design print to put them all in.
- Yoga Design Lab Travel Mat – Kaleidoscope. Yoga Matters.com = £46.00
Maybe your mum loves Yoga or Pilates? This mat is so bright and pretty, she’d be the envy of all in her class.
- Personalised Family Names Necklace. Not On The High Street.com = £69.00
I think its safe to say that most mums love a bit of jewellery and this lovely necklace could be a beautiful keepsake for your mum to have all year round.
This necklace can be made with up to 3 rings on it and on each one you could have a family member’s name or just a loving message.
- A Spa Day. Various places across the UK. Prices vary from £25 to £874
Oh man, what I wouldn’t do for a spa day with my mum! A chance to spend some quality relaxing time together and get pampered. BLISS! Maybe even have some afternoon tea too.
Check out Virgin Experience Days and you can input your location to find the nearest places you and your mum (or your mum and her friend) can be pampered for a day.
- Accurist Ladies Stone Set Watch Gift Set. H Samuel = £124.99
I adore these gift sets that H Samuel do and this one has really caught my eye. So much so I’m rather tempted to buy it for my mum this year.
The set includes a watch with a mother of pearl stone set dial, a bracelet, a necklace AND earrings.
If your mum isn’t a fan of diamonds there are a few other sets that are more muted.
- Tiffany Heart Tag and Chain. Tiffany. Heart tag charm = £95.00. Silver chain = £50.00.
If you really want to splash out on your mum this year, this gorgeous Tiffany tag charm can be engraved (£20) with a message of your choice and be linked onto a silver chain to form a necklace.
Who doesn’t love receiving that little turquoise box?!
I really hope my gift guide has given you a few ideas of what to buy your mum this year. I’d love to hear if you consider anything from this guide so please leave a comment below or tweet me!