Fathers day: gifts for men

One thing I can never forget is Father’s Day.

To many of us it means a lot, but to me – apart from getting to spend time with my Dad – it also means a double celebration, as it usually falls every year on my birthday.

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Years ago it was different as I had a step-father; so like many people with ‘two-dads’ I juggled my day between both. Now-a-days as I am married – and my step-father sadly is no longer with us – the tradition still stays, as I have a father-in-law to buy gifts for as well!

Therefore, thinking of the perfect gift for our loveable Fathers is sometimes extremely difficult – especially when last-minute panic sets in. Are they a sporty Dad, or a meticulous Father? Are they young at heart, or a whizz in the kitchen? With so many different gifts on display it’s confusing what to purchase, but if you know your Dad well then you’ll be sure to find something that sticks out in my gift guide below.

Classic Dad

Treat Dad to a gift he can use every day such as Cufflinks, a mid-year Diary or a classic cashmere crew. Try Smythson for the diary, a spin on classic cufflinks from Stephen Einhorn, or perfect cashmere cardi’s from Axel Martin. Dad’s who like a modern classic twist will also love this TW Steel watch from Selfridges.

Techno Dad

From a coffee maker to camera ready Dad, leading electrical stores such as Comet have everything you can possibly imagine for the technology-led Father. Acer Netbook’s start from as little as £199.99, whilst Tom Tom’s come in under £150. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far then don’t worry as Vodafone are offering a Mobile WiFi starting from just £49. Or if you really want to push the boat out then why not all chip in and treat him to the latest iPad 2 from AppleClick here for more Father’s Day ideas

Young at heart Dad

For the more immature and fun Father then why not try your local supermarket? George at Asda have a fabulously fun array of gifts from Superman slippers to Hawaiian shirts, all for under £30.

If Dad also wants to keep his youthful attire then why not buy him Remington’s new Stubble Kit. This ultimate grooming gadget has a micro-setting comb which allows Dad to chop and change his look more times than Johnny Depp, keeping him hair free for as long as he wants. It’s also great for Dad’s who require on the move maintenance. Available from Argos, Amazon, Tesco.com and Remington.co.uk for just £39.99.

Beauty-conscious Dad

For the metro sexual Father why not opt for a full box set from Clinique compromising of their Essentials of Shaving Set, available at Selfridges and nationwide for £46.50. If Dad however is more into scents than sets opt for Aramis’ Father’s Day Set (£35) which includes Aramis 120ml After Shave and a free 200ml antiperspirant spray (available in selected department stores nationwide). For the less luxury-consious Dad why not buy him a selection from Dove. They have a fantastic new Aqua Impact body care range that starts from as little as £2.65.

The new Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact range is available at all major chemists and supermarkets. Visit dovemencare.co.uk for more details.

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