With Fathers Day just around the corner, I wanted to write this post to give you guys the ULTIMATE alternative gift guide for all those well deserving dads out there.
My dad has always been my rock and I love him to bits. He is the first one I go to when I need help and in recent years with his health declining, I have realised how important it is to show your loved ones how much they mean to you.
So as you know, I like to be a little different. So I have been researching for the top products or services that I consider to be the perfect Fathers day gifts with a little twist.
Watches are always a great gift and when I spotted this amazing pocket watch by GiftPup.com I just knew it would be perfect. The option to engrave means you can give it your own special meaning. I chose the phrase “Dad you are someone to look up to no matter how tall I grow” The watch came beautifully packaged in an organza pouch wrapped securely in bubble wrap. There was a spare battery included. The watch is of great quality. The face is clear and easy to read. The watch pops open and clicks shut again. It retails for only £19.99 and is well worth the price. Perfect for a Fathers Day gift.
For the man that likes to get to where he needs to be there is always a Scooter. Skates.co.uk is an online retailer selling scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX bikes as well as all the clothing and protection you could ever need. Let me tell you this is THE way to get about! I was very kindly gifted a foldable scooter and I literally had to fight off the men (and women) in the family to get trying this myself. Think of all those Dads down in the park with their kids having fun on their own wheels!
Skates.co.uk provide high-quality equipment at fantastic prices. I love the compactness of our scooter and the fact I can throw it over my shoulder is a win! This means I can take it with me on the train or bus, not to mention in the boot of the car on a day trip. No more running to keep up – get the man in your life a set of his own wheels and watch the fun begin!
This is the folding scooter which is super sturdy and even more fun!
With the rise of microbreweries all over the world, why not treat your Dad to the Daddy of all beers? BestofBritishBeer.co.uk have an enormous selection of craft beers, lagers and ciders to suit. I like to go big so I have chosen the ‘Daddy of all beers’ which is an enormous 2 litres of 4.5% pale ale.
The bottle comes with a handy resealable lid so you can enjoy every last drop!
With Fathers Day falling nearly 6 months away from Christmas, it is safe to once again start buying toiletries for the man in your life. My dad for years uses an electric razor but my partner swears by a traditional razor shave. So treat him to one that will make light work of an everyday task.
With the Wilkinson Sword Hydra Range, this is possible. The new Hydra 5 sense razor comes with ‘shock absorb’ technology to automatically adjust the amount of pressure on the face. This gives a tailored shave each and every time. Also how amazing is the Hydra 5 groomer? This would be perfect for those dads who travel a lot as it is a 4in1 taking care of shaving, trimming, edging and hydrating.
Jelly Belly® has partnered with DC Comics to launch a superhero collection, featuring designs of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – the perfect gift for superhero dads this Father’s Day. These delicious sweets go down a treat in our house as they are the perfect treat! Available are 28g and 60g bags with flavours such as Wild Cherry, Blueberry, and others.
For the more ‘techy’ man in your life, you can treat him to the amazing range of phone cases and protectors from SPECK. Speck products have a lifetime warranty which shows how good their products are!
Presidio Stay Clear (for Apple, Samsung, Google and Huawei P30) is a dual layer case with a scratch resistant finish. It also resists ‘yellowing’ which can occur with a lot of clear phone cases. It is also protected against drops of up to 2.4 metres.
The Presidio Ultra Case is perfect for outdoor activities. It has four layers of protection for drops of up to 15 feet/ 4.5 meters, without being bulky. The Presidio Ultra Case has a holster clip which is perfect for clipping your phone onto belts and also doubles up as a phone stand! It will not, however, stop your dad from putting socks on with his sandals!
The Speck GrabTab is a slim grip-assist accessory that provides a secure hold on your device without adding extra bulk. This nifty little accessory even doubles up as a phone stand, which is handy for watching videos. It is compatible with wireless charging so perfect for the dad who is never off his phone!
Speck also have cases and covers for MacBooks, ipads and other tablets as well!
Being an avid coffee drinker myself I think it is necessary to include on this guide. Specialist Coffee Company MidnightBlue.coffee are releasing 250 special gift packs with hand batch roasted Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. What will appeal to men everywhere is that Ian Fleming (James Bond Author) declared that Jamaica Blue Mountain is the BEST coffee in the world. This is an exquisite treat to the senses.
This coffee is rare and sought after. It is worth noting that Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is famed for its absence of bitterness, and smooth, caramel mouthfeel. Needless to say, it is best enjoyed pure, without milk or sugar.
This is more of a service than a gift and has seen its popularity rise over the past few years. The two I want to mention are highly specialised but there are plenty of others such as Red Letter Days and Virgin Experience.
With websites like these, you can drive a race car for a day, fly in a helicopter or have a theatre experience like no other. You can also choose from Murder mystery weekends or adult only hotels.
Maybe your dad is more into the creative side of life? This is where the Derwent graphic pencil set could be a great choice. Perfect for sketching and drawing. Or perhaps calligraphy is something that your dad has always thought about starting. If so then the Manuscript Lettering pencil set would be an amazing choice. It comes with five different colours and a sharpening file. Great for complete beginners or for someone wanting to up their game!
If you really want something that is unique and just that little bit extra special then why not go for an (almost) Full-size Arcade Game like the ones on offer at Arcade1up.com. Perfect for a Man Cave or garage.
These retro games come in a variety of arcade games with something to suit everyone. Not to mention the hours of family fun they will give you for years to come. I would LOVE one myself.
Until next time,