When you have kids you suddenly have more people to buy presents for each year. Not just the kid’s birthdays and at Christmas, but on Father’s Day you suddenly have two Dads to buy for; your own and your little one’s Daddy. Lucky for me I actually love buying presents but I do know for some it is an absolute struggle to come up with gift ideas for the men in their lives. So I thought I would share some of my own Father’s Day gift ideas with you and hope they are useful to one or even two Dads.
Since I reviewed a Didrikson jacket for myself and one for my son a few months back I have become their number one fan. I am actually willing Aiden to stop growing so he doesn’t out grow his amazing Didrikson jacket as we both love it so much. My partner Keith also loves our coats and has been not so subtly remarking that his current lightweight Summer raincoat is not what it once was. I just know then that this Robert Men’s jacket from Didriksons is going to go down a treat.
It is available in a range if colour options, I went for the peat because Keith is an outdoorsy guy and we are both fans of that colour. It is always nice to not just wear black I think (although I do personally love wearing black…) The jacket feature a a whole range of pockets which are all a very good size. I loathe clothes with uselessly small pockets and a lot of men due to lack of handbag, will carry a lot in their jacket pockets so this was a big selling point. The fabric quality is excellent and although with this current heatwave the jacket hasn’t been tested, I have every faith in Didriksons that is will be up to the same insanely high standards as our other jackets and be water and wind resistant as well as a beautifully stylish jacket.
Keith works as a commercial diver and as such he often has to use a pen in adverse conditions, including underwater. I was thrilled to discover the Fisher Bullet Space Pen which does just that as well as writing at any angle, temperatures between -30° and +250°, as well as upside down. It is such a simple present yet so very clever and practical. I also love the idea that Keith can use it when he is away at work and think of his kids when he does. You can buy refills easily so it really will last forever too.
Keith never really buys himself any clothes other than work gear so when he recently went away for a stag weekend he found he didn’t have anything like a neat jacket to wear out. I thought then that it would be nice to treat him to a new “fancy” coat. This peacoat is crafted from a wonderfully soft but durable wool blend fabric – long-lasting, insulating and comfortable for both country and city wear. It also benefits, thanks to the classic peacoat design, from being supremely stylish. The design features a smart double-breasted front and a large notch lapel collar which would traditionally have been turned up to protect the neck and face from the elements. Keith won’t wear this day to day but I think it is nice to give gifts that you know the person would never normally treat themselves to.
I get my curls from my Dad. Back in the 60s he had seriously enviable hair. Nowadays however there is a distinct lack of it and that means that he often burns the top of his head when we get freak bouts of Summer sun like we have had recently. He tends to wear a baseball hat only it doesn’t offer great sun protection and as he gets older he does tend to get dizzy in the sun if directly under it.
When I heard about the Tilley hats then I knew one would make an ideal gift for my Dad. Just like my Keith, he very rarely buys any clothes for himself and the ones he has he likes to be practical. Extra points going to them being clever too. Now this Tilley Hat features a fantastic ventilation system and is also waterproof so ideal for all weathers. So I think a hat with that technology behind it and the Summer we are set to have, I am on to a sure fire winner with this one.
My Dad sold second hand books in his bookshop for many years and it was being surrounded by books that sent me off to University to study literature. Books are my go-to gift for absolutely any occasion. I can always find a book to buy someone and I would never be disappointed to receive one. Luckily my Dad shares my love of literature so is always happy that I always get him a book for Father’s Day. With books I enjoy hunting down ones I know he won’t even have heard of so they really will be something new and interesting. My Dad also lives bird watching and lino print illustration so I am hoping this actually ticks several boxes.
If you are looking to personalise a gift for Father’s Day, particularly cute coming from the kids I think, then you should visit Borngifted as they have a whole range of items available for Father’s Day alongside all their other products including toys for the kids and gifts for all occasions .
Disclosure: We were sent some of these products for the purpose of a fair and honest review. As always, all opinions are our own and truthful.