Men are hard to buy for at the best of times, I think most of us can agree on that and when the men we are buying for aren’t into football, fishing, golf, fancy tools or gardening…well, you’re a bit fucked. Every damn card, mug, pint glass, key ring and coaster is football shaped and the gadgets are always really expensive (and a bit crap) and will more than likely get used a few times then left on the bedroom floor. Luckily for my two, Ben is a gamer so they’re sorted for any foreseeable fathers days.
Here are a few ideas for what to buy for the Dad’s this Father’s Day:
01. Vans Old Skool Trainers – You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of shoes and old skool vans are just that. They’re comfy, practical and stylish all in one so win, win really.
02. Don Papa Rum – This is their 10 year matured limited edition bottle. Ben is pretty excited about this one and may have sampled it already (it’s a good ‘un!). This beauty is a fantastic gift for those Dads who like a nice, sophisticated tipple.
“The rum undergoes 10 years of maturation in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended together by the master distiller. The humidity of this location means an increased ‘Angels Share’ – The amount of liquid lost to evaporation through the pores in the barrels. The result is a deep and dark concentrated rum with intense and powerful flavours.” – 31dover.com
03. If your Dad in question is more of a whiskey guy then this Talia Kentucky Bourbon makes for a more delicate palate. You can choose various shaped decanters including your classic designs to trucks and skulls. There really is something for everyone!
04. Noble Isle Bath and Shower Gel – Noble Isle are a brand I’ve loved for years (my ultimate fave is their Summer Rising scent!). For this Father’s Day the scents Fireside and Whiskey & Water are great choices!
Fireside is woody, oriental blend with top notes of grapefruit and pink pepper, heart notes of black pepper and ginger and base notes or oak moss and vanilla.
Whiskey & Water is aromatic, woody blend that smells just like whiskey in a bottle with top notes of rose and davana blossom, heart notes of jasmine and orange blossom and base notes of tonka bean and amber.
If a gadget gift if what you’re after then an Oral-B GENIUS 9000 would be a great gift! It is the most extra toothbrush I’ve ever seen and it will get used twice a day unlike that mini drone you got last year… It’s got motion sensor technology, smartphone video recognition to make sure you are cleaning every part of the mouth and triple pressure sensor technology via the Oral-B app. This app also delivers news and weather, I mean, a toothbrush that tells you the weather?! That’s kinda cool you’ve got to admit. It comes with a travel case that can charge the toothbrush and phone.
For those with littlies who have hit the Peppa Pig phase then this Penwizard Peppa Pig Book is a great choice for something you can share with the kids but also keep as a lovely keepsake of the toddler years. This “My Daddy” book lets your personalise the characters to include up to 2 children and a personalised Daddy. To get 20% off enter INSTA20 when you checkout!
05. For the gamers, I decided to enlist the help of Ben for this one, he knows his shit when it comes to gaming so here are his recommendations for those gamer Dads this Father’s Day:
“When it comes to choosing a video game for a Dad it can seem like a daunting choice. Especially when there are several platforms to choose games for, and each one offering different exclusives. So I’m going to pick one exclusive for each console.
For those Dad’s with a PS4 you’d be best of grabbing them God of War. An exclusive title about a short tempered God and his Son. He shouts the word, “Boy!” A lot and it’s all hacking and slashing with a brilliantly in-depth story.
State of Decay 2 is a good exclusive for Xbox One (And PC), while it’s not as hack and slash filled as God of War it does allow Dad to care for a community of survivors amidst a zombie apocalypse. Nintendo Switch has many titles to choose from, and really it’s hard to decide.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is great and rich in action, but honestly I’m going to have to say. Grab the Nintendo LABO. This is a clever system designed for players of all ages to build a physical device out of cardboard to play with the Nintendo Switch is magical ways. Dad can either spend time with the kids building things or make a fishing rod and sit alone in the living room for a few hours.
If all else fails and you can’t think of anything else, it might be worth delving into subscription passes. The Xbox Games Pass allows them to download a large range of games for a monthly fee. Same for the Playstation Now subscription, but instead of downloading the game it’s streamed from Sony’s servers.”
So hopefully that had given you a little bit of inspiration for what to buy the Dads in your life this year!