Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Fathers day gift guide


Can you believe Father's day is less than 3 weeks away on Sunday 18th June 2016?

But don't worry, if you've not had chance to look for the ideal gift for your Dad yet, we have hunted down the perfect gifts for any type man!!

THE FOODIE DAD

Why not send your Dad his very own ploughman's lunch to enjoy?

Not just any ploughman's lunch. A Delimann ploughman's lunch. Delivered straight to his door for him to enjoy from the comfort of his own home.

Winner of "Best Cream Tea in Countryside" March 2013 (Heart of Devon) "Top 50 Foodie Destination" Sunday Telegraph, "Perfect Ploughman's chutney, the cider gives it an edge" Daily Telegraph


Delimann send lovely hampers all over the UK from their Devon base & specialise in afternoon teas.

However, they have some amazing foodie gifts for Father's day including this ploughman's which contains everything your Dad needs for an extra special savoury treat:

A truckle of mature cheddar
A bottle of Dartmoor IPA ale
2 x freshly baked cheese scones
A jar of farmhouse chutney
A jar of pickled onions
A packet of Guinness crisps
A special keepsake Gisella Graham coaster
& a Fathers day card

The hampers are beautifully packaged & there is enough for 2 people (or your Dad can sneak it all for himself!). The Father's day ploughman's lunch is £22.50 and is available from www.delimann.co.uk.

THE DRINKER DAD

Is your dad less of a foodie and more of a drinker?

Whether a coffee or beer is more his thing - we have him covered!


For the coffee lovers out there, Beanies have put together an ideal gift - instant coffee stashboxes - offering a selection of flavoured coffee's in one handy little display box. 

What's more, you can totally personalise your box completely to fit your own Dad's individual tastes. From classics such as vanilla & hazelnut to more unusual flavours of chocolate orange & cookie dough - there is something to suit every Dad.

Beanies are all vegan, gluten-free & only 2 calories per cup so 100% guilt free too!

Stashboxes contain 9 x 50g jars of coffee for £22.50 and are available from www.beaniesflavourco.co.uk.


On the beer front - Edinburgh-based Caledonian brewery who have over 140 years of brewing knowledge, have just launched two new craft beers that are getting many a beer-lovers tongues wagging and creating a real buzz.

They are both bottled beers - one, Three hop, is a very special craft lager brewed from three different european hops to deliver and crisp and characterful beer, there other, Coast to Coast, is an American style pale ale.

For more info please visit www.caledonianbeer.com

THE WELL-GROOMED DAD

Does your Dad like to make sure he is always looking his best?

Does he hog the bathroom for hours in the morning, preening himself in the mirror?

Gillette, Braun or Vita Coco could offer the best gift.


For his head - The Braun hair clipper has 2 smart trimming attachments allowing your Dad the ability to customise his look with any hair style he wants. With a total of 17 length settings, he'll have the flexibility to create a style for any occasion.

It is fully washable for easy cleaning under running water and has long lasting blades.

The Braun HC5010 hair clipper is £39.99 and available from www.uk.braun.com

For his face - The Gillette fusion proshield razor with flexball technology that responds to contours and gets virtually every hair giving your Dad a smooth & clean shave.

Features include:
Proshield lubrication before & after the blades shields from irritation while he shaves.
5 precision blades provides less tug & pull for incredible comfort.
Precision trimmer on the back for accurate edging.
Cartridges fit for all fusion & proglide handles.

The Gillette fusion proshield razor has an RRP of £10 and is available from most supermarkets, superdrug & Boots.

For all-over - Vita Coco coconut oil - the ultimate bathroom essential with 101 different uses!

Maybe your Dad is already a coconut oil convert & needs his supplies topping up or you could potentially be introducing him to a product that could dramatically change the way he approaches his grooming regime thanks to its multi-tasking, no-fuss qualities.

Vita Coco is 100% natural, extra virgin, raw & organic cold pressed oil that can be used for cleansing, moisturising, shaving & hair styling.

So why not treat dad this Father's Day to the natural grooming must have! A little jar of wonders, with so many uses for Dad this June.

Vita Coco coconut oil is available at Amazon.co.uk, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters & Wholefoods. It is available in three sizes: 250ml (RRP £5.99) & 500ml glass jars (RRP £9.99) and a 750ml PET jar. (RRP £14.50)

THE TV BUFF DAD

Is your Dad a TV lover? Series addict? Or total movie-mad?


With over 4,200 channels, apps & games now available on the Fire TV Stick from Amazon - you'll never hear Dad say "there's just nothing on telly!" again.

Fire TV Stick combines the UK's most popular streaming and catch up services from Amazon's video library of over 50,000 popular movies & TV shoes, available to rent or buy. And if your Dad has Prime, he has unlimited access to Prime video - a catalogue of over 15,000 shows and movies available on-demand.

The Fire TV Stick is super easy to set up and use, and is portable too.

The Fire TV Stick is available from www.amazon.co.uk for £34.99.

THE BIG KID DAD

Despite your Dad's greying hair and wrinkles on the outside, is he a young whippersnapper at heart?


If the answer is yes, then a toy from Wicked could be just his thing.

This Mega bounce XL will provide hours of fun for your Dad and is something all of the family can join in with. Mega bounce boasts wicked bouncability on all-terrain - including grass and sand so perfect for taking to the park or beach. 

The mega bounce is a massive 80cm when inflated - but don't panic - it comes with a handy foot pump to help you blow it up to that size! 

RRP is £20 and is available from many retailers including www.wickedmania.com


Or perhaps for smaller budgets, this sky spinner could be a great choice.

The Wicked sky spinner is a ground breaking, hand-propelled spinning disc which your Dad will have great fun with, showing off an array of tricks and stunts from the claw grind to the finger hop or body roll and so many more!

The wicked sky spinner is just £10 and is available from the same website - www.wickedmania.com

THE GAMER DAD

For any Dad that loves to game, playstation have something to suit every budget.


Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a glob-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. It's an adventure that gaming Dad's simply won't want to miss!

From £46, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, is available from retailers across the UK including Amazon.co.uk.


Or if a game is a little out of budget, try these fun play-station themed socks for just £9.99.

THE FASHION DAD

If your Dad loves his threads & tries to keep up with the fashions, parent apparel could be the gift for him?
This 'Breaking Dad' t-shirt will also appeal to any Dad's with a fun sense of humour or any breaking bad fans.

This tee is £26 but if you are looking for something a little cheaper but equally as cool, how about a little pin to spruce up your Dad's outfit?

At £6, this could be a great gift if your Dad is 'Dad ass' enough!



THE DIY DAD

Is your Dad a Mr Fix-it? The handy-man around the house? A real make-do and mend sorta guy?


Sugru is a moldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight. It is made to stick to as many materials as possible forming a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and other materials including plastics and rubbers.

Invented for people looking to repair and improve stuff, it's used by people in over 160 countries. Handy for any number of small home improvement projects, Sugru's durable cured properties mean it'll stay strong and securely bonded anywhere from the freezer to a hot shower from the garden to the great outdoors.

Sugru's name derives from the Irish word for 'play' and is available in 10 different colours which can be blended to make any colour you like. Sugru is available at a wide range of retailers as well as online at Sugru.com.

The Sugru starter kit is £10 and is the ideal gift to introduce your Dad to the wonderful world of Sugru with 5 single use packs of red, white, black, green and silver and a booklet full or project ideas and how-to guides all in a useful storage tin.

THE GARDENER DAD

Is your Dad a green-fingered whizz? Does he just love to grow things?


These herb jars are a bargain at just £3 each and not only look great, they are super easy to grow too. 

Choose from chives, sage or thyme or all three to make a lovely little kitchen garden that can be grown indoors all year round.

Available from www.hemashop.com

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