It’s not long until Father’s Day so I’ve pulled together a few items that would make lovely gifts for the Dad’s out there. Hopefully you’ll get some inspiration for something a little bit different.
With the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup coinciding with Father’s Day it seems like a great time to get some of the guides available. The Official Book is £14.99 and great for any fan of the sport, the perfect guide to have whilst you are following along at home. For Father’s Day what I really love is combining it with the Kid’s Handbook £6.99. A lovely way for Father and Child to enjoy the sport together, so cute!
Booja-Booja Truffle Selection No1 contains an array of seriously tasty chocolate truffles including silky smooth Around Midnight Espresso and luxurious Fine de Champagne, both of which have both just won Bronze at the prestigious Academy of Chocolate Awards 2019 . Delightfully dark and moreishly melt-in-your-mouth, these tempting treats are handmade and hand packed in a sleek, cocoa-coloured box with a hinged lid. Extraordinary enjoyment for that extra special person.
For the Dad who loves to Game GioTeck’s all new TX Range of headsets is built for a demanding new generation of gamers and music lovers. One year in research & development, all TX headsets deliver an impeccable blend of features, quality and design – letting you game and go in style. The TX-40 is only £24.99, looks great and offers amazing sound quality and comfort. There are others in the range too, so you can certainly find the right one for you.
I’m loving the Oxford Metallics Writing Set from Maped Helix. With a premium quality Fountain, Rollerball and Ballpoint pen all stored in a traditional silver Oxford maths tin. Balanced metal barrels that are comfortable to hold, smooth and consistent ink flow and refillable with standard ink cartridges. The final touch being the Helix Oxford logo embossed on lid clips. It’s a beautiful set.
It’s a classic gift but a good one, a new Razor for Dad to keep him looking at his best. It may seem boring but a good razor can be hard to find and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your ‘usual’ and never find anything better. The new Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense razor (RRP £12.00) is a clever little thing that will do the thinking for him thanks to shock-absorb technology which auto-adjusts the amount of pressure it is putting on your face. Giving him the ultimate customised shave.
CELIA organic is, as the name suggests, 100% organic and brewed using just three ingredients. CELIA Organic is a premium craft Czech lager ideal for even the most discerning lager drinker. Moravian malt sourced from the Bohemian region, 100% locally sourced organic Saaz hops and sand-filtered water from the Žatec foothills combine to create a delicious, refreshing lager with a delicate bitterness and a hint of citrus, which also has the added benefit of being gluten free. Plus it’s also only 80 calories per bottle!
This one is a bit extravagant, but, wow! Arcade1Up are officially licensed versions of original video games machines from the ‘Golden Age’ of gaming. These are ¾ scale replica copies of original arcade cabinets (full-size when used with an optional riser), complete with original artwork, controls (including rotary sticks, rollerballs and joysticks).
Each machine comes with multiple games and these are the original-code versions of the games, complete with techniques and tactics to learn, hidden features to exploit. So, if you could master Space Invaders patterns, exploit using the edge of the screen in Asteroids or rack-up extra lives in Defender back in the day… there’s nothing stopping you living that dream again!
Obviously you need a good card so for Dads who love the satire of Ladybird books for grown-ups, Danilo has a fantastic range of Father’s Day cards to match every sense of humour. Recognising the wisdom of dads, each card has quirky quotes to make your father chuckle. Featuring all manner of pass times; for DIY doers to darts devotees; football fanatics to shed lovers; and from golf players to
barbecue kings, Danilo has the perfect card for the father in your life. Available from danilo.com with free first class delivery, all good card retailers, including ASDA, Tesco, Clintons and Card
Factory and independent card shops. RRP: £1.50
Jelly Belly DC Super Hero Collection launches with two bag types this summer, featuring designs of legendary DC Super Heroes, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Debuting are a 28g bag perfect for snacking or party favours, and a 60g bag that makes a great treat to share or give as a gift. There is also a lovely gift box available as well. The collection features the DC Super Hero Mix of Jelly Belly jelly beans, including shimmering versions of popular flavours Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry. The perfect gift for a child to give their hero.
Disclosure – I have been sent a selection of items to consider for Father’s Day. I have only recommended those I truly would buy myself.