Monday 22 May 2017

Father's Day gift guide

Hopefully you have already checked out my competitions and giveaways over on the blog for Fathers day gifts, however if you are still looking for inspiration then check out this guide for a few ideas for all budgets and interests.

First up let's look at the Dad that just loves a gadget!

How about the Polk BOOM BIT RRP £29.99

The Polk BOOM Bit is a wearable Bluetooth speaker allowing complete freedom to stay in touch when on the go, it clips securely to your clothing and moves with you allowing ease of movement and has a texturized rubber body for durability during all activities. It has an integrated USB for easy on the go charging, giving 3 hours continuous use. A great little gadget for all dads that love getting out and about but also want the freedom to stay in touch or access music while on the go. We have been trying one out and it offers easy connection to your mobile, a strong secure clip that stays in place and a good quality speaker, a great little speaker to use when we are out and about walking or bike riding and the kids love the fact they can listen to music on the go.

If your Dad is a bit more into water sports then what about the Polk BOOM Swimmer

The BOOM swimmer is water-proof, dirt-proof and shock proof so offers the perfect option for the more adventurous of hobbies like water sports, or simply use in the shower or bath! The swimmer has a tail and a suction cup so you can loop it, twist it or grip it. the swimmer can be immersed in water of up to 3ft for 30 mins, it gives 8 hr battery life and a 2 hr charge time. The perfect addition for sporty weekend in any weather or for that summer pool party. The kids are so excited for the summer and the pool days especially now they get to try this out, being real music lovers it will keep them entertained for hours, and would be a great present for any Dad.

If  Dad is a BBQ king then how about some mood lighting and music to add to the party?
Take a look at these fab battery operated light up speakers from Lighting Direct

Smooz Battery Operated Colour Changing LED Table Light with Speaker RRP £26.95

  • White plastic can shaped table lamp with colour changing LED and built-in speaker
  • Colour changing LED has 7 settings:
    Settings 1 - 5: Choose a single static colours - red, blue, green, purple or cyan
    Setting 6: Automatic colour changing through the 5 different colours
    Setting 7: All colours react to the music being played
  • Bluetooth enabled 6W speaker allows you to play music from any bluetooth enabled device within a 10 metre range
  • Facility for micro SD card (not supplied)
  • Music selections and volume can be changed through the Smooz can
  • Will also detect in-coming calls on your blue-tooth enabled phone and play conversation through the can. This function can be switched off while still enabling you to enjoy the music and light features
  • Touch controlled and 3-stage white dimmable
  • Size: H 122 x Dia 96mm

Smooz Battery Operated Colour Changing LED Outdoor Table Light with Speaker RRP £50

  • White plastic cube table lamp with colour changing LED and built-in speaker
  • Bluetooth enabled 5W speaker allows you to play music from your smart phone or tablet
  • Colour changing and dimmable through the remote control with 4 metre range
  • Batteries can be re-charged using the 1.5 metre USB cable supplied Note: standard battery charger not supplied
  • Size: H 150 x W 150 x D 150mm

These speaker lights would be a great addition to any outdoor party or BBQ, sure to impress your guests this summer, and something Dad will love to show off.

For the Dad on the Go, how about the Sandisk USB type -C storage device

The Dual Drive USB-C for type C devices allows users to easily free up space on their smartphone or quickly transfer files between devices at USB 3.1 high speeds of up to 150MB/s and capacities of up to 256GB. Having a type c device this has been great for me to transfer files easily and quickly between my phone and laptop, i create a lot of documents at home for work so this is brilliant for allowing me to transfer between my home and work laptop with ease. So for a Dad with a next generation type C device this would make a great present this Father's Day.

So what about some pamper products ?

From Braun we have the Series 3 Pro Skin Wet or Dry shaver, perfect for a Dad with sensitive skin RRP £39.99

Its advanced MicroComb technology, a comb-like structure that guides the beard hairs into the cutting element of the trimmer, reduces overall shaving time and thus skin irritation by cutting short and long hairs simultaneously with every stroke.
A sophisticated shaving system of three independently floating cutting elements and two SensoFoils adapt to every facial contour to offer a comfortable shave that is faster than ever before. The extra-large precision trimmer and ergonomic grip is ideal for a gentle shave with total control. Perfect for any Dad this Fathers Day

Or what about these Proshield Lions pack of razors (our partnership with the British and Irish Lions) which includes 4 blade cartridges and a Lions logoed ProShield handle from Gillette

Perfect for any Dad that still prefers the closeness of a Razor and the traditional shave. 

That's the shave now for some products

What about this Man'Stuff Keep It Clean Gift Set. All the luxury products within are made from 100% natural ingredients.

Available from Just my Look as well as a selection of other gift ideas perfect for Father's Day

For the Dad like likes to stick to what they know how about some products from Nivea, a well known trusted brand that will protect and care for Dad's skin

Nivea Men 2 Phase After shave lotion
Made just for Men's skin, with Aloe Vera which has been proven to immediately moisturise your skin and with Pro-vitamin B5 the formula delivers the optimal protection by bringing together the care of a balm and the refreshing effects of a lotion. 

Nivea Men Deep cleansing Facial wash

The effective cleansing gel formula, with Vitamin E and Pro-vitamin B5: Thoroughly cleans the skin removing all dirt and excess oils and unblocks pores for clearer skin.

Product Use

Use morning and evening. Lather up the gel and massage over wet face avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with clean water. For best results use NIVEA MEN Moisturiser after cleansing.

If you want to truly spoil Dad what about this set from Baylis and Harding
The set contains Citrus, Lime and mint hair and body wash 300ml, Aftershave balm 130 ml, Shower Gel 130ml, soap 150g and a toiletry bag. The perfect collection for a sporty Dad who wants to feel fresh and invigorated, the energetic aromas of lime and bergamont and the freshness of mint have been expertly blended with woody base notes for a truly refreshing fragrance.
I am giving away one of these sets on my blog so take at the competition here

Is Dad an outdoors type then take a look at these gift ideas

Why not take a break from the usual sock and ties this Father's Day and choose a gift from the new spring/ Summer collection of head and neck wear from Buff.

The original multi functional head wear brand. Whether you dad is a keen fitness enthusiast or just enjoys being outdoors, this range of performance enhancing, technologically advanced neck wear, hats and caps will keep him protected whatever his chosen sport. Unique features include moisture management, UV protection, and insect shield fabrics, making them perfect for any outdoor activity, regardless of the weather. 

What gift guide would be complete with a pair of socks? and what better than Bridgedale Woolfusion Trekker with CuPED Technology RRP£15.99

Renowned British sock accessories brand, Bridgedale, has a sock that takes fresh feet to a whole new level. The British made WoolFusion Trekker with CuPED technology has copper ions embedded in it's fibres to ensure that feet stay fresh during long winter walks. Copper is well known for it's anti- inflammatory effects in the body, as well as being an effective batericide reducing the fungi, bacteria and odours most commonly associated with feet, The perfect sock for an outdoor Dad.

Another must have accessory is a baseball cap for the sporty dad, why not go for style with this on from Ralph Lauren RRP £29.00
Available from Mainline Menswear who specialise in designer clothing, footwear and accessories for men, with new products arriving on a daily basis you will always find the latest style and fresh look associated with these designer brands. So for a Dad who likes to stay on Trend pop over to their site Mainline Menswear to check out their collection of designer brands and names. 

What about Zippos iconic windproof lighter (£14.95-£24.95) it is available in an array of colours and graphic designs, and comes with a lifetime guarantee
Though famous for its iconic windproof lighter, Zippo also offer a range of practical, classically designed products that match the quality we have come to know form the lighter range. products include, a handwarmer, a candle lighter, and a hip flask, all can be seen over on their website.

What about keeping those drinks cool on a long walk or camping trip then these vacuum insulated growlers from Klean Kanteen are ideal RRP £49.95
Toast to Dad with the Klean Kanteen stainless steel Growler. Beautifully designed and built to last, Klean Kanteen Growlers are a stylish and sustainable way of storing your favourite drink. Keep your favourite beer or bubbly ice cold and full of fizz, ready for when you reach your destination or camp site. Available in a range of sizes and colours, the durable Klean Kanteen Growlers are also great for carrying around your water, juices or any cold drink, they will keep drinks cold for up to 30 hours!! find out more and to find UK stockists visit

What gifts can you give for a chilled out Father's Day, hopefully in the garden with the BBQ going?

What about this beer collection form Wing Yip

The gift set includes;

·         Kirin Ichiban, 330ml
·         Sapporo, 330ml
·         Singha, 330ml
·         Tiger, 330ml
·         Tsingtao, 300ml
Buying for Father’s Day is easier than ever with the vast selection of Oriental beers from Wing Yip, made into a special gift pack, just for him. This hamper will be sure to impress any hop-loving Father who enjoys exploring the growing world of beer. 
What’s more, the Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack costs only £7.98 and includes some of Asia’s most popular brews! Treat Dad to this crisp and refreshing gift this year, offering him a real thirst-quenching taste of Asia’s beer heritage, bursting with Oriental goodness. Gift sets are available in store at stores in Birmingham, Cricklewood, Croydon or Manchester or buy online, at

And what about chocolates? you can't go wrong with chocolates for anyone, i cannot refuse chocolate especially mint so these Elizabeth Shaw chocolates would be ideal in our house! They are a classic that any chocolate lover will appreciate. So give the gift of love, give chocolate. 

All chilled relaxing in the garden how about something to read? Here are a couple of suggestions for you

Tragic Shores by Thomas H. Cook (Quercus)

Always a lover of travel, Thomas delivers an enthralling narrative of his many adventures with his wife and daughter, revealing the value of taking your family on more unusual, eye-opening and thought-provoking family holidays. He has visited some of most forgotten locations, and some of the most visually stunning, but they are always profound and memorable. This is a chronicle of that experience, from the Wielzlicka underground salt cathedral in Poland and the surreal Kep-sur-Mer ghost resort in Cambodia, to the Jurassic park location Molokai and the hauntingly beautiful Hasadera Temple in Japan, each chapter introduces a new location, and a new lesson in human nature.

Critically acclaimed Thomas H. Cook is prolific, with more than thirty crime and suspense novels to his credit, as well as having edited multiple non-fiction books and anthologies and penned several literary novels, including Elena. Six of his novels have been nominated for awards - he won an Edgar Award for his 1996 novel, The Chatham School Affair, The Barry Award for 2005’s devastating Red Leaves, and the Martin Beck Award for both titles. Red Leaves was also nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony Award, and narrowly missed out on a Crime Writer’s Association Dagger Award. A film version of one of his books, Evidence of Blood, was released in 1997. Praised for his atmospheric storytelling, Thomas captivates readers in the narrative making Tragic Shores, his first nonfiction title, an equally gripping read for fiction-lovers.

Need You Dead by Peter James (Macmillan)
Peter has had a phenomenal year, receiving the coveted Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger Award, an award to mark sustained excellence a significant contribution to crime writing. He stormed the charts with 3 titles in the Sunday Times Bestseller lists within a month, including the previous Roy Grace titleLove You Dead, and he has now sold over 18million copies of the crime series worldwide. The great detective has also once again translated to stage this year, with Not Dead Enough starring Shane Ritchie and Laura Whitmore, currently touring the UK to critical acclaim.
In Need You Dead, Grace is faced with the body of woman in the bath of a secret flat, a crime scene suspiciously clean…  But with his previous case not yet sentenced, a dangerous hitman under his watch and the sudden arrival of a thirteen-year-old son he’s only just discovered, Grace is forced to rely on his team more than ever. But as ever more threatening men are linked to the victim, can he trust his team to follow procedure? Or could there be even more sinister secrets within the force?
As always, Peter’s writing is heavily researched and in this latest he explored spiralling cases of cyber-crime, the response process to domestic disputes and Scotland Yard’s Super Recogniser team. This specialist unit was set up after the London riots when it was discovered that some officers can recognise faces with an accuracy rate of up to 90% where the average person recognises just 23% of the faces seen.

Lastly do not forget the card! Hallmark have a fabulous collection, a card for every personality and preference, Hallmark not only stock cards they have a range of affordable gifts so a real one stop shop, Gifts including the fabulous Itty Bittys

Itty Bittys are becoming increasingly popular and affordable collectables for adults as well as kids, and what better than this super cute Superman one to give to your very own Superman this Father's Day, the range includes, DC comics, Marvel superheroes, star wars, Wizard of OZ, Scooby Doo, so many characters you will find something for everyone. 
So there we have it, I am sure there is something for everyone in here. So Happy Father's day to all and enjoy your day.