Father's Day will be here soon on June 16th and so to give you plenty of ideas, I have created a 2019 Gift Guide.
Men are getting into skincare which is great, but some skincare can be quite feminine, whereas Bioderma has some great products suitable for all. Here I have the Bioderma Micellar Water (£10.80)* and the Rich Moisturising Care Cream (£15.50)*. The Micellar Water is perfect for cleansing the skin and is very gentle to use, so it works great for all skin types. It helps to make the skin feel comfortable and locks moisture into the surface of the skin. If your Dad hasn't used a moisturiser before, the Rich Moisturising Care Cream is a great first choice and is perfect for dry to very dry skin types to keep skin well-nourished and hydrated.
The Great British Grooming Co. offer a wide range of body, face and beard products for your favourite person. They have a Hydrating Moisturiser (£7.41)* to hydrate dry, dull looking skin, a Daily Face Wash (£7.99)* which contains Volcanic Ash to cleanse the skin and wash away impurities, a Beard Wash (£6.17)* which helps to cleanse and untangle beard hair, a Beard Oil (£8.69)* to soften and smooth the beard, and a Beard Thickening Serum (£7.99)* to help create a thicker looking beard. So if your Dad loves his skincare and facial hare care, then this is definitely a brand you will want to consider and all the products are made in the UK.
My Dad absolutely loves his whiskey and the Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge* is such a fabulous idea! It comes beautifully presented in a gift box and it allows you to create a wedge of ice in the glass which is slow melting and therefore you don't get watered-down whiskey, but you still get to enjoy it 'on the rocks'. It is so easy to use too, it comes with a silicone lid, which you pour water into and then pop it in the freezer and then simply remove the silicone lid, pour in your tipple of choice and sit back and relax. It costs £20.00 and is available at Amazon here.
Due to medication he has to take, my Dad gets quite sore hands, but again, a lot of hand creams have quite feminine scents to them. The Le Couvent Des Minimes Gardinarius Gardener's Hand Balm (£8.00)* is a great option. It comes in a classy box and the tube itself is silver and black. The Hand Balm smells divine and contains shea butter, chamomile, calendula and rosemary to hydrate and nourish the hands without leaving a sticky or greasy residue. You can find it online at Look Fantastic here.
Sometimes my Dad comes downstairs and he smells like he has fallen into his aftershave, he loves it that much. Fragrance can be a great Father's Day gift and you simply cannot go wrong with a luxury scent. The Armani Code Absolu (£71.00)* is stunning, with an oriental feel to it due to an audacious rum heart balanced with a blend of Tonka bean and vanilla notes. It smells masculine and luxurious and a little goes a long way due to it being a parfum rather than an eau de toilette and it has the highest percentage of essential oils from the Armani Code range. The bottle is masculine and sleek with a black cap and a gold base and this will definitely make my Dad super happy.
I bloody love pork scratchings, and they are often seen as a pub snack eaten by men, but I still love them anyway, and so does my Dad. The Snaffling Pig Co make the best pork scratchings I have come across as they are just so full of flavour, the Salt & Vinegar ones are my absolute favourite but I can't currently find them anywhere. The Snaffling Pig Co do these Gifting Jars* for £15.50 and here I have the Ham & Colman's Mustard flavour, and they make a great gift if your Dad isn't in to skincare or hair care. They also have lots of different flavours to choose from and you can even add a bottle of beer or a cookbook!
At 68 years of age, my Dad still has a good head full of hair, and he doesn't even have that many grey hairs, but he is noticing that it is starting to go a little thinner texture-wise. The Bumble & Bumble Full Potential Shampoo (£24.00)* & Conditioner (£26.00)* helps to give fuller, stronger hair and the Hair Preserve blend it contains helps to prevent hair loss. They also do a Booster Spray (£42.00)* that offers a more concentrated formula of the Hair Preserve blend, which comes in a bottle and you just spray it onto wet or dry hair twice a day so it is quick and easy to use. For younger Dads, who have longer hair, and seeing as texture is all the rage at the moment, I would recommend the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (£20.00)*. This can be used by both men and women and it is a salt spray to give beachy, windswept waves and volume. I have used this product for years and especially love using it in Summer - what's better than a gift we can both use?!
My Dad does have an electric shaver, but sometimes he prefers to use regular shavers and so the Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Razor* is a great option. It is perfect for sensitive skin and contains 7 hydro glide gel pools to ensure a smooth and comfortable shave. The Hydro 5 Sense features shock absorb technology so that there are no shaving cuts and rubber handles to make sure it is comfortable to use. You can of course buy refills for this razor and if your Dad is going on holiday, I am sure he will much prefer to take this kind of razor than a more expensive electric one. The Hydro 5 Sense costs £12.00 and you can find it in-store and online at Boots here.
At my favourite spa, Ye Olde Bell Spa in Retford, they use Germaine de Capuccini skincare products, which always smell and feel divine. They do also offer skincare for men, along with a fragrance. The Germaine de Capuccini Noir Eau De Parfum (£72.00)* comes stylishly packaged and is a subtle but masculine fragrance. Due to it being an eau de parfum, you only need a small amount as it is more concentrated than an eau de toilette. Noir features top notes of Citrus, Cantaloupe Melon, Maine and Lemon Oil, with middle notes of Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Cashmere Wood and Sage and finishing with base notes of White Musk, Sandalwood and Oakmoss. I adore this stunning fragrance so much that part of me wants to keep it for myself as I love anything musky and woody.
Roger & Gallet are renowned for their beautiful body and skin care products, and they too also feature a men's range. Here I have the Roger & Gallet L'Homme Hair and Body Shower Gel (£9.50)* and the Roger & Gallet L'Homme Shaving Foam (£14.00)*. The packaging is gorgeous, with black, navy, white and gold making it look very elegant yet masculine. The scent is delicious, and again I kind of want to keep the Shower Gel for myself as it is very refreshing and energising. The Shaving Foam is enriched with aloe vera to soothe the skin and prevent irritation and dryness. This would go great with the Wilkinson Sword Razor. Roger & Gallet also have a L'Homme Sport Eau De Toilette (£35.00)*, which comes in a whopping 100ml. The bottle looks simple but classic and the fragrance itself contains invigorating Grapefruit and Tea Blend with woody notes underlining the sensuality of Amber and Vetiver to give an elegant, modern fragrance.
My Dad has had to also be a Mum to me since I was 17 years old and if I could give him the world and good health I would, but for now I know he will be over the moon with these gorgeous gifts. I hope that you and your Dad have the most amazing Father's Day, and for those that don't have their Dad alongside them, I send you my love.
All the Loves,
*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own