Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017 and competition

Father's Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, it’s Father’s Day. Does anyone else find the men in their life so difficult to buy for? I find that they either have everything, or give you no ideas. So to make the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day present a little easier for you, I’ve put together this fab list below to create my Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2017. These are not your usual present, and are all available from independent brands and small businesses.

I’m also offering one of my readers the chance to win one of these fabulous products for yourselves. Have a read to find out more…..

Contrado personalised slippers and cufflinks

Contrado Personalised Slippers

We love these and we received a pair of slippers and cufflinks to try out for ourselves. Both items can be customised however you like. The personalised slippers start from £38.00, and you have a choice of six colour trims to match your selected design, or the clothes that the man in your life wears. The cufflinks start from £18.00, and you can select either a round or circle shape. Just like the slippers you can upload any image you want for the design. Both items are simple to create in the handy upload and editing tool on the Contrado website.

Contrado Personalised Cufflinks

Bags of Love have also teamed up with Dreams Come True and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity to create a Father’s Day Design Contest. To enter and be in with a chance of winning up to £600 worth of prizes, enter here.

This Is Your Cook Book personalised cook book

Personalised Cook Book

As a family who love cooking, and who have many cook books, this is a brilliant idea. We received a personalised cook book, and I am so impressed with the quality and recipes inside. The cover is a soft matt finish, featuring striking imagery, and the name of your recipient. The recipes also look eye-wateringly yummy too. I hope that my husband is going to enjoy cooking some of these meals for me. The personalised cook books are £15.00, plus £2.95 delivery, and you can choose your front cover design, a message, and either add your own favourite recipes, or choose from the list on the website. Perfect!

The morning side kick journal

Master your morning side kick journal

I’m a firm believer in setting every day goals at the start of each day. And, this is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to be better at getting things done and conquering their mornings. The concept behind the morning side-kick journal is setting yourself small actionable tasks to complete in the morning, and then ticking these off as you achieve them. You then evaluate how you felt, and what benefits it brought to you, and then applying these to the next morning. I really like the sound of this book, I might just have to keep this one for myself. The morning side kick journal costs in the region of £33.00, and can be ordered from Habit Nest which includes shipping to the UK.

Don’t Buy Her Flowers Father’s Day Package

Don't Buy Her Flowers Man Package

I am a huge fan of Don’t Buy Her Flowers, which was initially set-up to deliver presents to women who had just had a baby. Not just any presents, but presents that people want like a magazine, gin and chocolate. After all who wants flowers, you’ve already got a baby to look after. This concept has grown and you can now get a Man Package. It’s brilliant the package contains chocolate tiffins, a Mens Magazine, Scott-Nichol Socks, Gourmet Nuts, Coffee Beans, and Clinique gift. So this really is the perfect present, that any man would appreciate. The Father’s Day Package is available from £30.00.

Bubble Babysitting

Bubble Babysitting App

If your husband or partner has everything, then why not offer him a spontaneous gift of a couple of hours babysitting to enable him to spend time with friends, pop to the pub, play golf, or anything. There’s no need for Mum to worry with looking after the kids, as the Bubble babysitters are trusted, and can babysit exactly when you need them to. Bubble Babysitting are offering a Father’s Day Gift Voucher for £20.00 to surprise the man in your life. And, it’s really easy to purchase the voucher just download the Bubble Babysitting App for yourself.

Treasure Trails

Treasure Trails

This is the perfect way to get out and about, and explore new areas, or learn something new about your local area. The Treasure Trails are a self-guided hunt, and there are over 1000 to choose from across the UK, so there is bound to be one near you. They are great way to explore towns, cities and villages, cracking the clues whilst taking in the sights, so they are perfect for any man who likes exploring. Each Treasure Trail costs £6.99, and you can either receive it by PDF, or a pack can be sent out in the post. We are already looking forward to doing the London Cable Car Mission Treasure Trail, that’s our activity sorted for Father’s Day.

The Soap Kitchen Men’s Products

The Soap Kitchen Men's Grooming Kit

This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves their skincare products. The Soap Kitchen Men’s Grooming range products are brilliant and include three foaming body washes, three traditional shaving soaps, and two after-care products that gently care for your skin. For any keen gardeners or DIY-ers, there is a soap scrub bar and hand cream. With prices starting from just £4.50 you can’t really go wrong.

I’m also offering one of my readers the chance to win a Soap Kitchen Men’s Grooming Kit. It’s really easy to enter just scroll down to the Gleam competition entry at the bottom of this post.

Seashore No4 Storm Lantern with Battery Operated Flicker Flame

Seashore Storm Lantern with Battery Operated Flicker Flame

For any nautical loving Dad’s out there, this is a great present. The lantern by Seashore No4 comes in two colours either grey or red, and would look fantastic inside the home, or make a nice centrepiece for an evening BBQ. The lanterns costs £19.99, and if you like this, there are also so many other beautiful nautical themed products available at Seashore No4 from compasses, pictures to telescopes, all perfect for anyone who likes anything nautical.

Niederegger Man Tool Box

Niederreger Chocolates

If you have a DIY Dad who loves chocolate, then this is the perfect gift. We were sent this product, and it feels genuinely weighty, so you know that there is something special inside. The tool box contains a marzipan chocolate bar with salted cashews and caramel, a chocolate bar with apple bourbon whiskey marzipan filling, and pralines with whiskey truffle filling and cola flavour in milk chocolate. These unique flavours are absolutely delicious, and the chocolates can be purchased for £9.50 from Chocolates Direct.

Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

If you’re after a tech product, this is the ultimate gift to purchase; The Sugru Rebel Tech Kit. The kit includes a collection of 14 tech ideas that are inspired by people across the world, to fix your tech based on ingenious Sugru tech hacks. Inside the kit you’ll find single use packs of Sugru in Black, White, Grey and Red to fix anything from iPhone cables to USB leads. All this comes in a handy storage tin, and is available for £10.00 from Sugru, making it the perfect gift for that tech loving Dad.


You can also get your hands on a Men’s Grooming Kit from The Soap Kitchen. This kit will include a Men’s Body Wash, Shave Soap and Aftershave Care. For your chance to enter all you need to do is follow the instructions in the Gleam link below. Remember that you can come back everyday to enter until the 12th June 2017.

Win a Men’s Grooming Kit by The Soap Kitchen


  • Entry is open to residents of the UK only.
  • Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
  • The competition opens at 07.00am on the 2nd June 2017 and ends at 11.59pm on the 11th June 2017. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, duplicated or which contain profanity will not be valid and deemed void.
  • To enter, applicants can comment on this blog post, visit and like The Pramshed or The Soap Kitchen on Facebook, follow The Pramshed or The Soap Kitchen on Twitter, or retweet, and visit The Pramshed or The Soap Kitchen on Instagram.
  • All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, due to computer error in transit.
  • The prizes are as stated and comprise of 1x The Soap Kitchen Body Wash, 1x The Soap Kitchen Shave Soap, and 1x The Soap Kitchen Aftershave Care. The prize is not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions.
  • The winner will be announced on the 12th June 2017.
  • The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • Unless stated otherwise the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material [enter date].
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be reached within 24 hours of being notified of their win, or they are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges.
  • Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing/via online correspondence to the winner(s).
  • Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
  • Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered over this decision.
  • Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

Claire x



  1. Gemma Cook June 2, 2017 / 9:21 am

    My dad would love this. Thank you for running such a lovely giveaway!

  2. Tracey Peach June 2, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Thank you for this fab giveaway Lovely 🙂 x

  3. Emma June 2, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    A brilliant giveaway and some amazing gifts here. Don’t Give Her Flowers is one that I didn’t realise did father’s day gifts! Also Soap Kitchen looks like they have a fab range. Really lovely ideas x

  4. Katie Skeoch June 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Perfect for fathers day x

  5. laura banks June 2, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    great giveaway

  6. Bev June 2, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Fab giveaway! Thank you.

  7. paula cheadle June 3, 2017 / 12:17 am

    fantastic giveaway

  8. Harline parkin June 3, 2017 / 5:15 am

    What a lovely giveaway thanks

  9. Tracy K Nixon June 3, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Thank you for this fab dad giveaway!

  10. M Allen June 3, 2017 / 7:32 am

    A unique set of products on this post – that’s pretty cool!

  11. ROBERT MCINTOSH June 3, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Brilliant prize collection

  12. Susan Smith June 3, 2017 / 9:28 am

    What a fabulous giveaway, any dad would love it, thank you

  13. Emma Louise Elliott June 3, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Great prize I’d love to win for my dad xxx

  14. kev banham June 3, 2017 / 10:23 am

    awesome my dad would love

  15. Joanne Beale June 3, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Fantastic giveaway

  16. Karen Barrett June 3, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Thanks for the ideas and giveaway

  17. Judith Allen June 3, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Some nice ideas here, love the sugru.

  18. Brad Start June 3, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Nice, fingers crossed

  19. yvonne cooke June 3, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    This would make a lovely fathers day gift.x my dad would love it.x Great blog.x

  20. pete c June 3, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    a great giveaway – many thanks

  21. Solange June 4, 2017 / 1:15 am

    My dad would love this.

  22. Alison McClean June 4, 2017 / 9:25 am

    This would be a lovely treat for my hubby, he’s always treating me it would be nice to treat him for a change

  23. Ian M Ruthven June 4, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I really think i would have to gift this to myself, SORRY DAD 😉
    Happy Fathers Day To Me !!!

  24. Tony Bradfield June 4, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Fingers crossed!

  25. Kim Neville June 4, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    My OH would like this kit

  26. iain maciver June 4, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    fabtastic giveaway

  27. Colin Gault June 4, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Just what I need

  28. kate kathurima June 4, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    what a lovely prize

  29. Sue McCarthy June 4, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Fab prize, good luck everyone!

  30. jo liddement June 4, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I would love to have the chance of winning the Men’s Grooming Kit for my husband as he’s a brillient dad to our sons.

  31. MANDY DOHERTY June 4, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Fab giveaway, fingers crossed

  32. andrea tinkler June 4, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    What a lovely giveaway xxx

  33. Mm June 4, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Great prizes. Fingers crossed!

  34. mari sutherland June 4, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Lovely prize thank you!

  35. Andrea Fletcher June 4, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Perfect for Fathers Day, thanks for the chance.

  36. rebecca h June 4, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    wow thank you for hosting this fab giveaway! absolutely love to gift this to the men in my life!

  37. Susan Williams June 4, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Awesome prize. Perfect for Dads everywhere.

  38. nolene oneill June 4, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Fab giveaway! some really good ideas

  39. Bob Clark June 4, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    great giveaway

  40. Vicki D June 5, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Lovely prizes! I’d love to win for my dad, he deserves a treat.

  41. Graham Ross June 5, 2017 / 6:42 am

    What a fab prize to win

  42. steven young June 5, 2017 / 6:49 am

    Great prize and love the slippers.

  43. amy bondoc June 5, 2017 / 7:42 am

    fab fathers day treat x thanks for the giveaway

  44. T. Brailey June 5, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Great giveaway which is spot on for my dad.

  45. stuart hargreaves June 5, 2017 / 8:17 am

    you certainly have some extrodinary gifts, well done

  46. Margaret Clarkson June 5, 2017 / 8:57 am

    This is such a brilliant prize. Thank you so much for offering it.

  47. Laura Jeffs June 5, 2017 / 9:03 am

    My dad would be over the moon if I won these gorgeous products for him!!

  48. Suzanne Jackson June 5, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Great giveaway thank-you

  49. Claire W June 5, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Fantastic thank you for the chance x

  50. Sheena Batey June 5, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this prize .

  51. Jo Carroll June 5, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Some really brilliant ideas there. I particularly like the Sugru..very clever and extremely useful I imagine.

  52. Hazel Christopher June 5, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Thank you for the lovely fathers day gift ideas, dads are the hardest people in the world to buy presents for!

  53. adrian price June 5, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    a very nice and practical prize

  54. Joanne Greer June 5, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Fantastic giveaway, thanks.

  55. Jayne Townson June 5, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Lovely giveaway, thanks for this.

  56. Alica June 5, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  57. Helen Tovell June 5, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Lovely giveaway thank you

  58. Claire glace June 5, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Many thanks x

  59. Rie Tetley June 5, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Fingers crossed, good luck everyone 🙂

  60. Lynda Jones June 5, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Great range of gifts and great giveaway, fingers crossed

  61. Becky John June 5, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Some brilliant gift ideas there

  62. yvonne sharpe June 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Lovely giveaway xxx Sprinkling the pixie unicorn fairy dustxxxx Fingers crossed !!!

  63. john p June 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    great giveaway many thanks

  64. Helen Adams June 6, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Great giveaway, my dad would love this

  65. Hannah Ingham June 6, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I’d love to gift this to my Dad!

  66. Gary Topley June 6, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Thankyou for the competition x

  67. A S,Edinburgh June 6, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Great ideas, and thanks for running the giveaway!

  68. aj June 7, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Fantastic giveaway, thank you for the chance

  69. Lorna Peppiatt June 7, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Lovely gift for FAther’s Day

  70. adrian price June 7, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    a nice prize

  71. Laura Whittle June 7, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Great gift for Father’s Day x

  72. Maria Blythin June 7, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    thanks for all the lovely ideas x

  73. Kerry Taylor June 7, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Great present ideas, thank you!

  74. Kerry Taylor June 8, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Great giveaway! And thank you for the inspiration!

  75. carole n June 8, 2017 / 9:24 am

    A great giveaway for my dad

  76. Ruth Harwood June 8, 2017 / 11:16 am

    My dad would be over the moon!!

  77. Deborah Clarke June 8, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    This would be perfect for my wonderful fiance Mark awww. Amazing opportunity would love to be your lucky

  78. Helen Yendall June 8, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Some great present ideas here – and men are always tricky to buy for, so a big help!

  79. Shirley A Evans June 8, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Brilliant ideas for gifts

  80. Hazel Rea June 8, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    A lovely giveaway – thank you.

  81. Sheri Darby June 8, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    My husband would love this

  82. Stephanie Keill June 9, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Yes please ♥ how wonderful thank you very much for the chance to enter!

  83. Margaret gallagher June 9, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Items beauty
    Well love it all

  84. Anthea Holloway June 9, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    What a super collection for the prize! It is just right for Father’s Day.

  85. Patricia Avery June 9, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Some great present ideas and a lovely giveaway 🙂

  86. JULIE WARD June 9, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    This would make a change from the normal chocolates as a prezzy

  87. Natalie Baskerville June 9, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Amazing gift ideas and a fab giveaway my husband would love it, thanks for the chance

  88. adrian price June 10, 2017 / 10:33 am

    a nice practical prize

  89. adrian price June 10, 2017 / 10:55 am

    a nice prize—very useful

  90. Charlotte Boyle June 10, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Amazing given me quite a few ideas!

  91. Robert Price June 10, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Great prize

  92. janine atkin June 10, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    id love this for my partner

  93. katrina adams June 10, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Fab prize. Love the look of the skincare goodies. Would love to treat my husband!

  94. Paul Cartwright June 10, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    That would be great for my Dad. He is not very well at the moment. This would let him know that we all love him.

  95. Carol De June 10, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Wonderful prize!

  96. Louise King June 10, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Lots of great ideas. Some i habe never seen like the slippers. They are on my list for my hubby for fathers day from oir daughter

  97. Louise King June 10, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Lots of great ideas. Some i have never seen like the slippers. They are on my list for my hubby for fathers day from our daughter

  98. Andrew Ferris June 10, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Fantastic giveaway

  99. Andrea Lloyd June 10, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    So ideal for father’s day fingers crossed everyone

  100. Victoria Stockley June 10, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Awesome giveaway so perfect for fathersale day

  101. Nicola Marshall June 10, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    Would make a lovely present for my kids to give their dad for fathers day.x

  102. Kaye June 11, 2017 / 2:48 am

    I’d love to win, fingers crossed 🙂

  103. Sadiyya Maryam June 11, 2017 / 4:44 am

    This would make a lovely gift for my amazing dad who is a great father and grandfather who is forever putting his family first , it would be nice to treat him for a change.

  104. Victoria Buchanan June 11, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Wow looks lovely!

  105. Amy Jane Beckett June 11, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Lovely prize

  106. Ursula Hunt June 11, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Great range of gifts in this amazing giveaway

  107. Allan Wilson June 11, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Thank you – great giveaway

  108. zoe brown June 11, 2017 / 11:58 am

    would be great for my dad

  109. Tammy Neal June 11, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Lovely giveaway x

  110. Andrea A June 11, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to host a giveaway. A great range of products included in the gift guide and a few brands I’ve not come across before.

  111. Mike Gerrie June 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic bundle

  112. Danielle Spencer June 11, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Some fantastic gift ideas, thanks for sharing and hosting a great giveaway.

  113. cheryl hadfield June 11, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    great giveaway

  114. Dee Hunt June 11, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Great giveaway thanks

  115. Lee Whittaker June 11, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Looks like a great prize!

  116. fran egleton June 11, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Perfect prize

  117. donna l jones June 11, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    nice giveaway

  118. Teresa sheldon June 11, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Great Father’s Day bundle would love to win for mine

  119. antonia richardson June 11, 2017 / 6:03 pm


  120. Stephen Yates June 11, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Any dad would love this

  121. laura stewart June 11, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    fingers crossed x

  122. Ruth Wollerton June 11, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    This would be gorgeous to spoil my dad.

  123. ADEINNE TONNER June 11, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    This is an amazing giveaway i love it fingers crossed

  124. Ann Skamarauskas June 11, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    excellent 🙂

  125. Diana June 11, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Great! 🙂 x

  126. Sylvia Paul June 11, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Nice prize! x

  127. Rebecca Nisbet June 11, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    perfect for my dad for fathers day.

  128. zina tye June 11, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Perfect giveaway for my dad, loved the artical, my dad has recently been diagnosed with diabetes so some of these items are great alternative gifts to the normal chocolate. i love the slippers!

  129. Amy Buckley June 11, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Great prize, would love to win this for my dad x

  130. Lia Burns June 11, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Great giveaway

  131. Danni Cresswell June 11, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Fab giveaway would love to give this to my husband off our sons x

  132. Tee Simpson June 11, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Such a great gift for my hubby. Fingers crossed

  133. Rich Tyler June 11, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Awesome, count me in 🙂

  134. jennifer derry June 12, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    thanks for chance .brill give away

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