If you’re feeling the gift buying dread as Father’s Day approaches, we feel your pain. Whether you’re shopping for your dad, husband or another significant man in your life, men can be notoriously difficult to buy for. Unlike mums, who are more likely to have a wishlist at the ready, narrowing down potential gift options for dads can be a tricky task.
Well, we know you already have enough on your plate, so we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Below, you’ll find our top picks for various gift categories, including some beautifully packaged gift sets and a high-end candle that will blow his socks off.
If you’re looking for something a little different, you’ll also find some fantastic fragrance ideas in Top 3 Fragrances For Every Dad, and grooming gift suggestions in Traditional Shaving For The 21st Century.
Low Cost, High Impact Gifts
For many of us, the budget is already stretched pretty thin at the moment without the added pressure of gift-buying. Thankfully, there are plenty of low-cost gifts that don’t scrimp on quality. If you’re looking for a Father’s Day present that won’t break the bank, here are a few fabulous options:
Rituals, The Ritual Of Samurai Refreshing Treat Gift Set
A much classier twist on the traditional toiletry set, Rituals have packed four of their most popular men’s products into a sophisticated gift box. The Foaming Shower Gel, 2-in-1 Shampoo & Shower Gel, Shaving Cream and Deodorant are inspired by the traditions of ancient Japanese samurai.
Noble Isle Fragrance Sampler Gift Set
Inspired by the British Isles and using only the finest ingredients, this collection of four luxury bath and shower gels is sure to please. With scents including Whiskey & Water, which uses ingredients sourced from Scotland, and Golden Harvest, from the North Downs of Kent, it’s a feast for the senses.
Smell Amazing Gifts
If you know his signature scent, a fragrance gift set makes an ideal gift, but for something a little different, why not buy him a miniature set which includes a variety of fragrances. He’ll love either of these highly praised collections…
Versace Dylan Blue Gift Set
Italian cologne connoisseurs Versace have been making high-end fragrances for decades, much to the delight of perfume lovers everywhere. Whether the man in your life sees himself as a Versace wearer or not, it would be a crime not to try these beautiful, high-end colognes. The Dylan Blue Gift Set includes a 50ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 50ml Shower Gel and 50ml Aftershave Balm.
Hugo Boss, Boss Bottled Trio Gift Set
Hugo Boss is synonymous with quality men’s fragrances, making this Trio Gift Set a great choice. The included BOSS BOTTLED, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC and BOSS BOTTLED INFINITE are each their own unique fragrance, so he’s sure to discover something he loves.
Well Groomed Gifts
Buying for a man who takes a lot of pride in his appearance? We’ve got just the thing! Check out these options for hair and skincare gifts that offer the ultimate in luxury for the special guy in your life.
Sachajuan Haircare Ocean Mist Collection
If you’re buying a Father’s Day gift for a man who’s still boasting a full head of hair, he’s guaranteed to love this collection. From Swedish brand Sachajuan, this trio of volumising products from their Ocean Mist range uses proteins and minerals to give shine, lift and bounce.
Shiseido Men Total Revitalizer Set
When it comes to skincare, Japanese brand Shiseido are heavy hitters, having been in the industry for over 100 years. The Total Revitalizer Set for Men includes their nourishing Cleansing Foam, Total Revitalizer Eye Cream, Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and Total Revitalizer Cream.
Home Fragrance Gifts
If he’s not much of a beauty guy, consider treating dad to a scented candle, with a masculine twist. Ideal for the den, man cave, office, or simply for any man who wants to make his home smell wonderful, these home fragrances are just the ticket.
Noble Isle Lightening Oak Candle
Another entry from Noble Isle, the Lightening Oak candle is beautifully boxed ready for gifting and has a rich, warming scent. Described as a “handsome fragrance balancing smoky wood aromas with modern notes of crushed pink pepper and bergamot”, it’s an incredibly popular choice. Alternatively, try Whisky & Water, for a spicier masculine scent.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud Candle Cube
You’d be hard-pressed to find a candle that looks as sophisticated as this. With around 60 hours of burning time and a scent that truly lasts, the Oud Candle Cube blends citrus, agarwood and coriander with heavier base notes of cedar, sandalwood, musk and leather.
Impossible To Buy For?
Even with all the suggestions we’ve covered in this and other articles, you may still be struggling to find the right fit for the significant man in your life. We get it. Some people are just impossible to buy for. Well, for those people, you can’t go wrong with a gift voucher.
Grab a funny card, add a heartfelt message and pop a gift voucher inside – you’ll show that you care, but can let them handpick something that they’ll truly enjoy.
Phew! Job done for another year. Although… it’s only 6 months until Christmas. *sigh*