This coming Sunday 21st June is Father’s Day here in the UK and so I have compiled a gift guide on some of my favourite things to buy your Dad, Daddy, Father, Stepfather, Stepdad, Grandad, Grandfather, Papa or my very own Supadad this year.
Lush Cosmetic Lad £12.50
I often forget that Lush cater for men as well as us girlies, but it absolutely does. Cosmetic Lad is a facial moisturiser full of the goodness of lavender, wheatgrass and marigold cream to help soothe the skin after shaving. The good thing about this particular moisturiser? It has the soothing, floral properties of the ingredients without smelling like an old lady.
Best Dad Hankies
I picked these up in the Card Factory for just £1.99 as my Dad still likes to carry handkerchiefs round with him, it must be a generation thing as I certainly don’t see the likes of Justin Bieber taking out his hankie! They say Best Dad Ever on them, and he is, he truly is.
Dermalogica Shave Kit £44
Another of my favourite skincare brands, Dermalogica also have a mens skincare range. This kit includes Pre-Shave Guard, Soothing Shave Cream, Daily Clean Scrub and Post-Shave Balm and so is perfect for men who haven’t perhaps got a skincare routine as it covers each stage. As with some of the other products, if your Dad or partner are going away this year, the products are a great size for travelling.
Highland Earl Whisky
My Dad absolutely loves whisky – in fact he tells me he used to put a drop of it in my bottle when I was a baby. Now I don’t know how true that is, but I actually really like whisky too so maybe he did! I expect that would get majorly frowned upon in this day and age, but if it soothed me to sleep then I don’t mind in the slightest. I picked up this bottle of Highland Earl Whisky from Aldi, and paid just £10.49 for it, which is much cheaper than a lot of the branded whiskies, but no less quality.
TIGI Bed Head for Men Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner (£5.50 each)
My Dad is forever stealing my shampoo and conditioner, and with this fab duo, he can have his very own, especially for him. Plus, it has the added benefit of being thickening for the hair, and let’s face it, those boys lose their hair much quicker than us girls. It doesn’t have the usual fruity, floral scent of womens shampoo either and has a lovely musky, manly scent instead.
Lacoste Jaune Eau De Toilette (£62)
I love the Lacoste men’s fragrance range as they are designed like their polo shirts, with the infamous snappy logo. Lacoste Jaune is their Optimistic scent and is quite a tangy, slightly fruity fragrance, mixed with some woody tones, making it the perfect summer scent for the man in your life.
Whether your Dad prefers traditional shaving or quick as you like shaving, Wilkinson Sword have it covered. Their traditional pot of shaving soap (£2.99) and their shaving brush (£4.59) remind me of when I was little and I used to sit and watch my Dad shave in a morning before work. For men on the go, their Xtreme 3 Ultimate Plus (£4.89) pack of four razors are perfect for home or travel, therefore if you have an upcoming holiday, this will be fab for them to take away with them.
Seascape is a brand I have reviewed previously on The Kats Paws and I was actually unaware that they have a men’s range. Their products feature ingredients sourced from local producers on the tranquil island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. I think their Shave Gel (£16) and Daily Moisturiser (£16) would be a lovely gift for men who like to take care of their skin without spending a fortune on quality products.
Daddy Cool Ornament (39p)
I picked up this cute little ornament when I was in my local Home Bargains store as my Dad loves token gifts that he can keep on his desk at work and for just 39p it is perfect for a child to buy with their pocket money.
Kiehls Facial Fuel
As you may or may not know, I include Kiehls products in my personal skincare regime and when I recently attended their York Blogger Event, I got to learn more about their men’s collection. I chose their Energizing Face Wash (£8.50) and their Energizing Moisture Treatment (£21) as I personally know how good the products and ingredients are for your skin. I do love men’s scented products, and these do have a slight musky, woody scent to them, but without being overpowering.
Avon Elite Gentleman
For fragrances that don’t break the bank, I always head to Avon. Their Elite Gentleman range contains charismatic notes of juniper enhanced with rich cardamom and refined woods and smells soooooo good! At just £13 for 75ml you can even afford to add the Hair & Body Wash for just £3.60. Your Dad will soon be smelling clean as a whistle!
Hugo Boss Bottled Intense (£45 for 50ml)
I always think of Gerard Butler when I see the Hugo Boss fragrance adverts come on the television, and I often think he looks the epitome of a gentleman – smart and suave. Now if you are buying a Fathers Day present on behalf of your son or daughter, I think this would be a very welcomed gift, and your partner, boyfriend or husband will smell divine.
Another Home Bargains find, this folding comb cost around 99p, and as cheap and small as it may be, I know my Dad will love it as he is always losing his combs but always likes to have one in the pocket of his jacket or trousers. Plus this one has a little message on – The Best Dad in the World. Awww.
Dove Men Care Range
Another well-known, everyday brand with a dedicated mens skincare range, Dove’s Hydrate Plus is excellent for drier skin, to boost moisture and hydration. Included in the range is the Pro-Moisture Shave Cream (£3.49), Moisturiser (£8.99) and Hydration Balance Body and Face Wash (£3.79). These caring products don’t cost the earth and are a great way to introduce a man to skincare regimes, but in a manly way of course!
Whatever you are doing for Father’s Day I hope you have an amazing day, and for those of you with a Daddy in Heaven I send you lots of hugs and here’s a snap of my Supadad and Daisy…