Fathers Day Gift Ideas: The Presents He Actually Wants
With Father’s Day just around the corner in the UK, falling on Sunday 21st June, it’s time to start thinking about what gift you’ll treat your dad to this year. If your dad is the type to insist that he “already has everything he needs” or “doesn’t want anything at all”, then finding the perfect present may seem difficult.
Of course, it’s easy enough to buy a pair of novelty socks, a deodorant gift set or a box of chocolates, but is that what your dad really wants or deserves?
In this blog post, we take a look at some Father’s Day gift ideas that he actually wants...
A Barbecue Grill
With many of us opting to stay at home, there will likely be more barbecues than ever this summer. That is, if you own a barbecue grill at least! Depending on your budget, you could treat your dad to a fully kitted-out gas barbecue or go for a more affordable option. Make sure you don’t forget to buy him a novelty BBQ apron to match!
A Swiss Watch
Isn’t it every dad’s dream to own a luxury Swiss watch? If your dad already has a collection of watches, you should have a good idea of the kind of styles and brands that he likes. If not, then you have all the freedom in the world to choose a beautiful watch to start off his collection! From IWC and Omega to Rolex and Patek Phillipe, there are literally dozens of high quality Swiss watch brands to choose from.
An Experience Day
Although he may not actually be able to use this straight away, an experience day gift will give your dad an exciting day out to look forward to. The great thing about this is there’s so much variety to choose from, which means there’s almost certainly an experience for every dad out there. From flying lessons or a day on the race track driving supercars to a spa day or an afternoon tea at a luxury hotel, and everything in-between.
A Bottle Of Alcohol
Is your dad a scotch whiskey drinker? Maybe he’s a fan of vintage port? Or does he prefer a good old crate of craft beer? Regardless, alcohol is a popular option when it comes to Father’s Day presents. Choose from a stand alone bottle, opt for a set with a tumbler, or if you’re feeling flush, you could make your own hamper for that personal touch.
While deodorant gift sets are almost always a bad idea for Father’s Day, aftershave usually goes down well. Chances are your dad will already have a favourite fragrance, but if not there are plenty of popular options available; niche brands such as Mizensir’s masculine citrus, Eau de Gingembre or go darker with Frederic Malle’s Monsieur with notes of orange, rum and cedar with a base of suede and frankincense.
If you’re on more of a budget, we’d recommend The Body Shop’s classic masculine citrus fragrance, Kistna, or the woody-oriental Michael Kors Extreme Night. Of course, if you’d rather sample the fragrances in person you could take a trip down to your local department store, providing you maintain social distancing. Otherwise, check out this link to order samples first.
A Subscription Box
There’s been a huge rise in the popularity of subscription boxes. In 2020, you can get anything from craft beer or coffee to t-shirts or razor blades delivered to your doorstep, every single month. The great thing is, many of these subscription boxes start from as little as £5 per month, with tons of different options to choose from. If you know exactly what your dad loves then this will go down a treat!
A Gold Ring
Last but certainly not least, gold rings make for a perfect Father’s Day gift. Whether you’re buying a ring for its symbolic meaning or simply as a fashion statement, there are plenty of different styles available. Some of the most popular ring styles for men include signet rings, keeper rings, presidential rings, saddle rings or Claddagh rings.
Of course, you could always treat your dad to another popular style of jewellery instead, such as a gold chain or bracelet. For a truly sentimental piece of jewellery, you could even get your dad’s name, date of birth or a special message engraved.