This post is an advertised collaboration with Boots but all thoughts are my own.
Father’s Day is literally just around the corner. It’s this Sunday and every single year the date creeps up on me and I end up getting a gift on behalf of my children that my husband doesn’t really want. I always think that the traditional aftershave and chocolates are a great gift but something that he has already has a lot of, and that taking Dad out for a spot of lunch is a good idea but everyone else is doing it and I’m conscious he may not always fully appreciate it.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the Dad in your life. These gifts are a great way to say thank you to Dad, they’re fail-safe, trusted and something that he always needs.
So if you’re stuck for inspiration here are some ideas Father’s Day Gifts to help you find a trusted “Fail-Safe” gift, plus I also have some ideas for how you can spend the day together too!
Give him a trusted “Fail-Safe” Father’s Day Gift
There are literally hundreds of “Fail-Safe” gifts that your children can buy for their Dad on Father’s Day, all are simple and offer peace of mind that he is going to get something special, and this is where Boots can help. Think posh aftershave, to name a few you have Jean Paul Gaultier, which is my husbands favourite. Then you have a range of aftershaves from Hugo Boss including The Scent and Infinite, there’s Gucci Guilty or 1 Million from Paco Rabanne.
If aftershave isn’t his thing, and he loves a pamper session you could treat him to something from the L’Oreal Men Expert range. All the items here are excellent, my husband swears by them. The list of items goes on and on. You could opt for the Hydra Energetic Deep Exfoliating Face Scrub, or the Anti-Fatigue Daily Moisturiser, or the Wake-Up Effect Face Wash, or the Recharging Tissue Mask. All of these gifts are a “fail-safe” gift but it will be something that is used again and again. Plus it will make him look good and smell nice too!
More importantly you could be in with a chance of winning one of the best sellers from the Boots Father’s Day Gifting Page. All you need to do is simply comment on this blog post with your thoughts on whether you find it hard to buy for Dad on Father’s Day and what gifts he would really want. Simply complete the Rafflecopter competition entry form below. (The competition is open from Tuesday 11th June 2019 until Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 11.59 pm).
Treat your Dad to lunch
This may sound simple and possibly something you do too often, but it is such a nice gesture. You could book Dad their favourite restaurant, or one that you haven’t tried before. He’ll enjoy it, plus you’ll enjoy it at the same time. It’s also a good excuse for delicious food and fine wine. I’m pretty sure that on Father’s Day this year I’ll be treating my husband to lunch with our children.
Take him out for a long country walk
This is something that doesn’t cost the earth, and it’s also a great idea if you’re looking for that one-to-one time with Dad. There are literally hundreds of places in the UK to get out and about for a walk, and you could also combine it with a pub lunch too! If Dad enjoys a day out at a National Trust property, you could spend the day there, walking the country trails and having a slice of Victoria Sponge and cup of tea when you’ve finished. That sounds like the perfect day to me.
Enjoy time together
One of the things about Father’s Day is that it may feel like a bit of a forced day – everyone else is celebrating it so why should we? If you’re feeling all the pressure of Father’s Day, then I would stop, and think about how you can make the day easier. It isn’t just about the present or the pub lunch, it’s about being there for Dad and having fun. I think that makes the day far more memorable than posh fish and chips.
Lastly have fun. Father’s Day doesn’t always need to be getting out and about, or buying a glamorous gift. It could be as simple spending the day together. You could enjoy time at home, playing in the garden, or even helping out with a spot of DIY. The day isn’t always about the gifts, it’s about sharing a bond with Dad and making time for him. After all I do think that Dad’s are slightly overlooked.
I hope that this list makes it a little easier to decide on what to do for Dad this Father’s Day and that it has given you some gift inspiration from Boots too!