Why is Dad always so difficult to buy for? Don't they seem to have everything already? I've been on the hunt for the best (and affordable) present for my Dad - and also some ideas to give to my children - and came up with these five last-minute gifts.
Firstly, a magazine subscription is always a bonus. I gifted my dad a year's subscription of Private Eye for his birthday and he loves it. He even posts me the magazine when he's read it all so double bonus! I can highly recommend magazine.co.uk* for this present as they have a huge range of magazines to choose from.
Gifts For Under £10
At Christmas I was looking for some stocking fillers for the grandchildren so the DotComGiftShop was one of my first port of calls for gifts under £10. I am totally loving the Man Cave sign and the retro alarm clock (not kidding... probably going to purchase one of these for myself) but there's all sorts of ideas on this website.
(aside: last year I was named as one of their recommended Lifestyle blogs - go me!)
Once upon a time, my husband was bewildered by my ever-growing stationery obsession. That was until I introduced him to the smaller style notebooks so he now has one to hand next to his computer. The ones he loves the best are the Word.Notebooks from Pocket Notebooks because of their 'to do list' style layout.
For a more luxury option, you might want to take a look at Hope House Press and their leather notebook collection (I wrote about my friend, Liz, taking over this company a few weeks ago). They have a great 'Genius Of Dad' journal that would be a fantastic gift.
I know this is fairly local to me, but my friend Jane has the most brilliant pottery studio just outside Preston called Fired4U (you can even look inside via Google Maps). There are loads of ceramic based workshop available and it's definitely a few steps up from a glitter and painted pasta creation.
About a year ago, I saw a video about a mouldable glue that sticks to anything then 'hardens' into a flexible rubber after 24 hours. It was pretty genius, to say the least as you can use it for repairs and home improvements. The Sugru starter kit* is probably the best way to start creating and fixing.
Can you add anything to this list? What are your Father's Day gift ideas?
I have curated this list myself and without prompting. Any items that have been sent for review or that include an affiliate link have been marked with an asterisk *