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8 Unique Ideas For Father’s Day

26th May 2017
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As most of us are aware, men are notoriously hard to buy for. Well, the ones in my family are anyway. 

The thing is, most of the things they like or need they’ve already bought themselves and, rather than being predictable and buying them a bottle of booze, it’s nice to surprise them with something a bit different isn’t it?

So I’ve done the legwork to come up with unusual or unique presents that cover most men’s interests, making it easier for you to order something a bit different for this year’s Father’s Day (on June 10th!)

1. From Furniture To Face

In at number 1 and we’ve got a new grooming range from Ivar, which represents a complete living concept (ranging from interior architecture, furniture and accessories) for the contemporary man.

Following the success of its interiors division, Ivar has expanded its concept to include a grooming range for men.

Given that wood plays a large part in the company’s products and interiors, it made sense for them to carry this through to its grooming range to offer a masculine and earthy aroma.

So first up in the series is the Ho Wood hand wash (with Ho Wood essential oils), complemented by the freshness of lemon and clary sage, leaving the hands clean and refreshed.

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I’ve personally tried the Ho Wood product and both VIP and I give it a firm nod of approval; it was very subtle – which VIP pointed out would appeal to most men and he particularly liked the sage undertones mixed with the refreshing lemon.

Additional fragrances are to come and will include Grapefruit Wood and Orange Wood.

Cost: £14.50 for a 300ml bottle.

2. Escape Route

Is your man longing to ‘get away from it all’? Well, give him something to get away for ….how about an ‘Outdoor Escapes’ guided walking holiday with HF Holidays?

The new introduction offers explorative walking through beautiful countryside, coupled with exclusive accommodation, good food and the company of a small group of like-minded travelling companions.

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It’s a great opportunity for dads to catch up with their friends, get outdoors and show everyone what they are really made of; all whilst taking in some of the UK’s most breathtaking walks.

Challenges include scaling the high peaks of Snowdonia and discovering hidden gems in the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District

Cost: From £309 per person including full board en-suite accommodation, all transport to and from the walks as well as sociable evenings.

3. Vamp It Up At Camp!

Barbecues don’t get any more manly than this….introducing the BBQ Toolbox from Prezzybox!

This fold away gadget will be a winner with dad; whether he’s looking to take charge of ‘charring’ the meat, or you are simple a traveller looking for a portable grill and great food – there’s something for every outdoor adventurer.

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It features a removable fuel tray, vent control and a compartment for utensils. Plus the handles transform into a stand – ideal for sitting above the grass and ensuring no surfaces get burnt.

Cost: £54.95.

4. Back To Beer

If dad’s a fan of beer, give him something to really whet his appetite.

Beer Hawk’s innovative selection box is ideal for those looking to give their loved ones something extra-special this Father’s Day. With beers from across the globe, the eclectic selection is bound to please even the most seasoned craft beer lover.

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 It features:
    • Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 330ml
    • BrewDog Punk IPA 330ml
    • Magic Rock Dark Arts 330ml
    • Stone Berlin Cali-belgique
    • Bad Co. Comfortably Numb 330ml
    • Beer Hawk aveiro glass
    • Snaffling Pig Salt & Vinegar Pork Crackling

What I liked enough to feature this is that every beer is handpicked and stringently taste tested to ensure only the best beers make the range (apparently, 19 out of 20 beers that are tried do not make the cut).

Cost: £20

5. Mad On Motors

If it’s cars he’s into then how about a visit to Hever Castle & Gardens with a memorable Super Car themed day on 17th or 18th June?

Hever Castle and the Henry Surtees Foundation present a special collection of themed cars in memory of the British F1 racing legend John Surtees.

The two-day event is supported by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain. There will be classic cars and bikes on display as well as fun activities for the kids.

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For an extra special day, celebrate with a Father’s Day Carvery, which costs £15 per person for one course, £19 per person for two courses or £9.50 for the children’s menu (up to 12 years).

Cost: Gardens only: Adults £14.20; Seniors £12.70; Student £12.10, Children (5-15) £9.00; Family ticket £38.90.

6. Green Fingers

Does dad own a patch? No, not that patch silly – an allotment patch!

If so, he might just appreciate this Allotment Tin Box from the Imperial War Museums Shop.

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It offers enough space for gardening supplies and a sliding compartment for other summer essentials (because who doesn’t need a good cake break, right?)

Cost: £25.

7. Clocking Off

What’s that they say…a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day? Except this one hasn’t stopped!

How’s this for a statement piece?! If your dad (or hubby) is the creative type; they’ll appreciate this Big Ben Wall Clock Sticker from Babatude Boutique that will have guests ‘oo-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ – and asking where you go it.

Cost: £120

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8. Make A Statement

t-lab is a small British brand that designs and produces screen printed t-shirts to offer distinctive and contemporary clothing.

For travel fans the company offers two designs based on airport runways, both of which feature the bold use of shape and colour with a minimalist less-is-more attitude.

The first is FCO (the IATA code for Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci) – and not the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as I first thought!

Sitting 22 miles from the centre of Rome, it’s Italy’s largest airport and the sixth busiest in Europe, transporting over 37 million passengers every year.

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The second is MIA, the call sign for Miami International, the second largest airport in the US.

The shirts come in four sizes (small, medium, large and extra large) and the FCO design is printed onto a khaki soft cotton shirt, while the MIA design is printed on a pale blue soft cotton shirt.

Cost: £27

Have you got any unique gifts lined up for this year’s Father’s Day?

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22 comments

momme 1st June 2017 at 1:18 pm

You’ve got brilliant ideas here. I was definitely looking for something unique. Thanks for sharing

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LaurettaCWright 1st June 2017 at 3:21 pm

Thanks very much! 🙂

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Caroline 30th May 2017 at 7:17 pm

Fab ideas here Lauretta, thank you! I’m pretty sure my husband would love the beer set and the car exhibition at Hever castle looks like something my Dad would really enjoy. I love it at Hever!

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2017 at 7:54 pm

Yes Hever is fab isn’t it?! I’m due another visit there soon with the kids I think!

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nazma 30th May 2017 at 12:09 pm

Oh thank you for all these ideas. I was definitely looking for something unique. Great post

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2017 at 1:38 pm

Glad it was useful! 🙂

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fashionmommy 29th May 2017 at 4:25 pm

I pretty much think you have got every sort of dad covered here.

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LaurettaCWright 29th May 2017 at 6:17 pm

That’s good to hear – I do hope so! ?

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Ickle Pickle 28th May 2017 at 6:21 pm

You have some great ideas here! I love the BBQ Tool box. Kaz 🙂

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LaurettaCWright 28th May 2017 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Kaz!

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Jenny 26th May 2017 at 9:34 pm

Love the BBQ Toolbox, such a great idea for picnics or camping.

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2017 at 8:54 pm

Definitely!

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Rebecca 26th May 2017 at 8:54 pm

I’ve just deleted the silliest comment – I thought the salt and vinegar pork crackling was a flavour of beer – I thought I’ve GOT to get that!! Brilliant ideas, I love the guided walks, I’d love that myself and leave Dad with the babies for the weekend. That’s not the idea though is it?!

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2017 at 8:59 pm

Ah how funny – brilliant! Yes, the guided walks do seem a good idea – one for when the kids are older possibly?

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Helen 26th May 2017 at 6:02 pm

All of your picks are great and I’m sure all dads would love something like this. I really love the Big Ben clock, I’d happily have that in my house!

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LaurettaCWright 26th May 2017 at 6:38 pm

Yes me too Helen! :-0

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Jen 26th May 2017 at 12:22 pm

I really do struggle with gift ideas. Not only do I have Father’s day coming up soon, but my husband’s 40th too. My head is popping with not knowing what to buy, so it is always fab to get some ideas and your post has certainly got the little grey cells thinking again. The outdoor escapes sounds great, I shall go have a look in to that.

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LaurettaCWright 26th May 2017 at 6:38 pm

Thanks Jen – best of luck with the two events – hope you find something you like!

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Rhian Westbury 26th May 2017 at 10:33 am

The camp stove is really cool, so compact and handy to carry around. I tend to go for experiences for me and my dad x

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LaurettaCWright 26th May 2017 at 10:38 am

It’s pretty cute eh?! Thanks Rhian 🙂

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Gareth Torrance 26th May 2017 at 10:17 am

I really like the clock on the wall! These are definitely unique gift ideas!

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LaurettaCWright 26th May 2017 at 10:38 am

Thanks Gareth!

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