Thursday, 4 June 2015

May's Fathers Day Gift Ideas 2015

Is it just me, or are dads the hardest people to buy for? Once you have got past the age of buying novelty socks or ties (sorry Dad, but bless you for wearing them!), and unless you have a dad who is good at dropping hints about what he wants, inspiration is not always easy to find.

I remember wishing many times that my Dad would take up golf as so many 'gifts for men' were aimed at golfers!

With Fathers Day in the UK coming up soon (21 June, in case you needed a reminder!), here are my current top 5 gifts covering a range of budgets. I hope they give you some ideas!

1.Terry Pratchett - A Slip of the Keyboard - if your Dad was a Pratchett fan he may well enjoy this book, which was released last month. The paperback is currently only £3.85 at Amazon, although RRP is £7.99. Amazon says:

A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end.
With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death."
photo of book

2. Personalised jigsaw map - this is a fun option which I have bought my jigsaw-loving Dad in the past, and he really liked the personalised touch. You could go for your Dad's home address, or the address of a special holiday location perhaps. Around £20 - £30 depending on the retailer (one option linked above) and the size of the jigsaw.

3. ViewQuest DAB mini radio - if you've got a Dad who spends a lot of time in 'his' garage or shed, he might appreciate a DAB radio. This one might be 'mini' but it looks really stylish, comes in plenty of colours and you can plug in your ipod too. It is widely available online for around £55 - £60 which I think is a real bargain compared to some others out there.

photo of radio
4. Lindor pick & mix - for anyone who loves Lindt chocolate (surely everyone!?) this is a winner. You can pick the size of your box (400g for £12 to 1500g currently on offer at £35) and then chose from 14 different flavours. They come beautifully packaged too.

5. Ricki Hall's Booze & Baccy Beard Oil - with beards being so popular at the moment more men seem to be getting into products to care for them. We've picked this one due to its unique smell and fab packaging. There are plenty of other related products and gift sets to chose from on the Captain Fawcett website, but the beard oil is priced at £34.00 for 50ml, which will last a long time.  
photo of beard oil

I'd love to hear your ideas too!

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