With Father’s Day fast approaching I guess it’s about time I start to think about gifts. I’m the lazy kind of shopper, the shopper that wants to do it all from my sofa in just a few clicks of a button, and preferably nail it all on the first website that I visit, and so I was quite excited to discover Amara’s* fantastic product range.
Over the years I’ve bought Spencer many a personalised item ranging from mugs and mouse mats through to garden tools and hammers, and while these items are lovely, sometimes it is nice to buy something that little bit more luxurious.
When I discovered the AMARA website I knew that I had hit the luxurious Father’s Day gift jackpot. Stocking many designer brands including Ted Baker, UGG and Ralph Lauren to name a few, and with something to suit every budget I was pretty much guaranteed to find the perfect gift.
For the purpose of this guide I left it to Spencer to pick his gifts, I wanted the guide to be for men, by men, to give you a little extra insight, because buying for men can be so difficult.
After a lot of debate Spencer eventually settled on three gifts, a nice watch for special occasions, a stylish yet practical accessory tray and a set of beautiful whiskey glasses, for when he becomes a man of leisure, because apparently that is happening one day (yeah, right!).
You can shop Spencer’s picks below or see the full selection of Father’s Day gifts on the Amara website here.
*Disclosure – we received these items in exchange for this gift guide*
I always struggle to buy gifts for the men in my life, I like to buy something special but also something that is useful and won’t just be tossed in a corner never to be seen again. Shops and on-line retailers seem to be latching onto this and launching some fantastic perfectly practical gifts for the men in our lives.
These hammers seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I can see why, they are fab! I bought mine from Love Emma for £19, but be sure to shop around as they are being sold by a lot of different retailers all at varying prices.
This engraved gardening tool set from I Just Love It* for £24.99 is adorable. It can be personalised with a name up to 10 characters and a message up to 25. I decided to personalise mine with ‘nurture me, watch me grow’ as I thought this was apt for both the garden and Aria. The tools are very good quality and something that I imagine will last for years, even with heavy use.
If personalised gifts aren’t your thing how about a shaving set? This shaving brush from men-ü costs £19.95* and comes with a free 15ml shave creme. This shaving brush isn’t made in the traditional way using animal bristles and as a result uses up to 40% less shave creme, is easier to clean and there is no bristle loss.
Jenny Healey Photography in Pontypool are running a dad & me photoshoot package which is a lovely way to capture some perfect memories. While you may be too late to book this before Father’s Day you could always purchase a voucher for the offer and redeem it at a later date.
If all else fails you could always go down the practical edible route. Collier’s have recently launched a Royal Gold Ale, the ale has been perfectly brewed to be the perfect match for Collier’s Cheddar. An ale and cheese hamper would be the perfect gift for a foodie father. The Royal Gold Ale can be purchased at Asda stores in Wales.
What Father’s Day gifts have you bought this year? Is there anything that I should add to this list?
Are you stuck for ideas for Father’s Day next week (21 June)? If so, take a look at my gift guide suitable for most budgets.
Who doesn’t like cake? This cake fits through your letter box so you don’t have to wait in for it’s arrival. You can choose your personalisation and cake filling. This is actually a cake that I won via Life of Mum’s blog
and it has already been eaten, I must admit, we did feel guilty eating Aria!
With Spencer being in work while Aria and I are enjoying ourselves at home I thought it would be nice to get him a little something to remind him of Aria, he drinks a lot of tea in work so what better something than a personalised mug?
Another one for the office, these photos come ready framed in frame colours of your choice. They are small enough to fit nicely on a desk without getting in the way.
Nanny Violet’s Jams
You can read my review of Nanny Violet’s jams here
, I enjoyed the jams so much that we decided to buy some for both mine and Spencer’s dads for Father’s Day. We will also buy them some local cheese and posh crackers to go with these.
Afternoon tea consisting of steak, yorkshire puddings, mini burgers and scotch eggs. Sounds amazing right? I just hope that Spencer takes me along with him.
This is a pretty cool gift, you can personalise the characters in this Peppa Pig book (from a limited choice!) to resemble daddy and child, you can also add additional spouses. You enter the child’s name in and can also enter a short personal message. Get £3 off using the code DADDY.
As well as it being Father’s Day on 21st June it is also the day that Aria and I are taking part in the Race for Life. This outfit is simply perfect for both of these occasions, it will be a lovely surprise when Spencer sees her in it on the day and the pink tutu will look fantastic in the Pink Army! My friend who I am doing Race for Life with has also bought one for her daughter, they are going to look adorable next to each other. I’m a little excited about this one as you can probably tell.
As well as a nice thoughtful gift I love to throw in a novelty gift. This year I have gone for the Das Horn, a very manly drinking vessel that can be displayed in a stand in pride of place when not in use.
Personalised Photo Card
As it is Spencer’s first Father’s Day I thought I would put a bit of effort into the card in the form of a photo card. I fell in love with this one, I love that it looks as though it has been coloured in with a crayon.
Some of the retailers in this post pay cashback via Quidco, if you haven’t already signed up with them you can do so here, if you have make sure that you go through them first to get your cashback. It really is worth doing, I’ve earned £97.50 in about a year and a half.