#AD Gifted. We have been kindly gifted the products for our Father’s Day guide, all thoughts and opinions are our own.
Father’s Day 2023 is fast approaching (Sunday 18th June).
Here’s to the marvellous father figures in our lives. Stepdads, adoptive dads, grandads, uncles, new dads!
Let’s face it, the older we get the more we appreciate being given socks. Do something creative, what about taking him breakfast in bed or simply cook a meal together, create a loving list of the things you have learned from him over the years and get the kids to make cards. No matter your budget give him a cuddle or a call if you live away, and if you are looking for some Father’s Day shopping inspiration check out our ideas below! If you want a peek at packaging, unboxing and extra images of the products check out out Insta stories or ping us a message. We have tried to keep the flat lays simple this year to just focus on the product you are buying as requested from our shoppers!
EDIFIER W240TN EARPHONES (RRP £69.99).
Founded in 1996 Chinese company Edifier specializes in the design and manufacture of premium audio solutions that showcase technological innovation and design excellence. The small but mighty Edifier W240TN AI DNN Noise Cancellation In-Ear Headphones are packed full of features. Coaxial 10mm and 6mm dual-dynamic drivers create a wide sound field and immersive listening feeling. I am really impressed by the quality of the sound. The Edifiers are comfortable and easy to get in and out of the ears with a chic masculine silver design. You can shake your head and they don’t shift. The buds and charging case feel relatively light but not unsubstantial. Buds of different sizes come in the box, which holds the slim black logoed Edifier charging case. The magnets within this mean the headphones pop in easily and don’t fall out. The headphones have a long-lasting battery life with 8 hours of playback per charge. Charge the W240TN’s for just 10 minutes on-the-go and enjoy 2 hours of music. Perfect if you are heading out to the gum and want to ensure you have enough play time. Instead of touch controls, the W240TNs have physical buttons, which I absolutely love for easy and precise control. A feature I love is that you can customise settings via Edifier Connect App. Considering that they are a fraction of the price of more prestigious brands, they represent excellent value for money.
KELLY LOVES ULTIMATE SUSHI KIT (RRP £29.99).
Introducing deeply authentic food company, Kelly Loves. The founder of Sushi Daily – Europe’s leading sushi kiosks – Kelly Choi has created a large range of Japanese and Korean snacks and meals that evoke memories of her childhood which can be made in the comfort of your own home. Kelly Loves sells an Ultimate Sushi Kit, perfect for the foodie in your life to get creative in the kitchen. The kit usually retails for £36.70 but is currently on sale for £29.99 which makes it a bargain given that the kit contains everything you need to create great tasting and authentic Sushi at home. It includes a Bamboo Rolling Mat, 1 x 500g Sushi Rice, 1 x 7 Nori Sheets, 1 x 150ml Sushi Vinegar, 1 x 285g Spicy Mayo, 1 x 150g Ginger, 1 x 150g Crispy Fried Onions, 1 x 87g Wasabi and a Bambo lid Bento Box which is a nice extra touch. All you need is to buy is vegetables and meat, then follow the handy featured recipe on the site and voila! I was so impressed with how well everything fitted into the brightly branded box and the amount and quality of the products. Everything was clearly labelled with ingredients. Why not add a few extras from the Japanese range such as spicy Kimchi, classic Soy sauce (£3.95) which is Vegan, Palm oil and MSG free. Pop in a Ramune soda in its unique bottle – I love that on the bottle Kelly shares her memories of drinking as a child. The site offers free delivery on orders over £30.
AQUA BLADE 10 IN 1 MULTIGROOMER (RRP £104.99 ON SALE FOR £69.99)
The Wahl Clipper Corporation is an American manufacturer of grooming products. The Aqua Blade 10-in-1 Multi Groomer is the ultimate product in men’s grooming and an ideal gift for Father’s Day! The four interchangeable heads allow for full haircuts, precision beard trimming, an ultra-close shave, total body grooming without the irritation of a traditional razor blade, and for removing unwanted ear & nose hair. This multi-grooming tool is suitable for both wet and dry use. You can even use it in the shower! This also allows easy cleaning to ensure hygienic use every time. The 16 guide combs provide a wide variety of styling options and lengths from 0.2 to 25 mm. Self-sharpening, stainless steel blades ensure a clean cut with every use. The LED battery indicator tells you when the trimmer is running low. With Lithium-Ion Technology, this trimmer has an impressive run time of 180 minutes, meaning you get 3 months of shaving from just a 60-minute charge. The sleek cordless design features a soft-touch rubber non-slip grip that provides ultimate comfort and control. It comes with a handy story pouch (with a comb cleaning brush and oil) and the travel lock feature that prevents accidental activation while in your luggage. Looking for reassurance, the Aqua Blade also comes with 5-year warranty and a lifetime blade warranty. Buy now from Boots.
SCALP & HAIR TREATMENT 250G (RRP £67).
From daily skincare to lifestyle products Athletia believes in the beauty of living actively, feeling and being energised. The brand is environmentally conscious, using certified recycled paper for boxes and printed materials. The focus is natural ingredients. Athletia harnesses the botanical power of essential oils, blending to benefit skin, body and mind. As a bonus 90-100 per cent of the fragrances used in their products are natural and botanical essential oils. We feature a sample of the full-size shampoo and a conditioning treatment duo (sold in bold green packaging), worth £67 (on sale for £59). The luxurious formula gives a spa treatment for healthy scalp and hair, packed with plant-based ingredients. It is silicone and sulphate free. The smell is zesty with lemon and eucalyptus, a really fresh scent for him. The website offers 10% off first order with code NEW10.
THE OXFORD ARTISAN DISTILLERY EASY RYDER (RRP £55).
For ‘good times and easy drinking’ check out The Oxford Rye Whisky ‘Easy Ryder’. The Oxford Artisan Distillery is located in the heart of Oxford, they are the only distillery in the world to use populations of ancient heritage grains to produce their full range of spirits. The distillery has a licence to produce spirits for the University of Oxford and has a notable partnership with the University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden. Responsible farming means no fungicides, no herbicides and no pesticides are used in creating their delicious Rye spirits including whisky, gin and vodka. One of their latest whiskeys (the 7th batch of Oxford Rye Whiskey) the aptly named Easy Ryder (RRP £55) is a wonderful example of the Distillery’s grain-to-glass approach and is a great gift for those wanting to enjoy an smooth drink. A blend of nine unique casks, including American Oak of varying toasts, chars, sizes and cooperages, and Moscatel Roxo for its sweet, fresh flavours, the resulting whisky is creamy with notes of pastry, chocolate, refreshing spice and a pronounced savoury character. The elegantly 70CL bottles are 50.0% and the deep amber liquid looks really good with the blue and gold branding. Or, if you are a real aficionado visit the Oxford Artisan Distillery for a whiskey or distillery tour! It doesn’t need a fancy picture, just a heavy glass! As a nice extra it came wrapped in decorative paper as well as sturdy drinks packaging.
MADD GEAR CARVE KRUZER 200 COMMUTER FOLDABLE SCOOTER (£78.95).
Skates is a family-owned company based in Romsey that was launched in 2007. As enthusiastic skaters from a range of backgrounds, they are happy to advise on what product would perfectly suit your needs. A blog favourite we are always impressed how robust and reliable their product quality is. The Madd Gear Kruzer 200 Grey/Teal Folding Scooter is the ultimate cruiser or commuter scooter with 200mm High-Impact Core smooth rolling wheels. Being used to small stunt wheels I am so impressed at how much smoother the ride is with large wheels. The Easy-Fold System makes it perfect for recreational use, carrying and convenient to stow while the kick stand allows the Kruzer 200 Scooter to be parked up anywhere. Fitted with comfortable soft foam grips and a quick stop rear brake you will always be in control and riding in comfort. The steel constructed heat-treated long foot platform is designed for larger feet and makes for a comfortable platform for extended rides. It has a sandpaper like finish which really helps with foothold. The total scooter height is 80 – 91.5cm and the easy-lock 3-stage height adjustable handlebars have a minimum height of 31.5″ and a maximum height of 36″. Max rider weight is 100kg. No tools are required for assembly. I love the flashes of colour in this design, and it is really reasonably priced with free delivery on the website. And no, It is waaay too big for a flatlay.
LOTTIE SHAWS FATHER’S DAY CLASSIC BAKED TREAT BOX (RRP £26.95).
Yorkshire-born Lottie Shaws family craft bakery creates baked treats using their heritage family recipes. They continue traditional baking techniques using the finest ingredients from local producers – the eggs are free-range, flour is locally milled, oatmeal is produced by one of the oldest family firms in England, and the oil is from award-winning Yorkshire Rape Seed. They maintain zero food waste, design their own recyclable packaging and support local designated charities. The Classic Baked Treat Box is filled with goodies – including the award-winning Yorkshire Parkin! Yum, also are packs of HUGE crumbly shortbread and Parkin biscuits, two types of thick flapjacks, all generously sized and portioned. I will honestly say the Parkin biscuits are the best I have ever tasted! It arrives in a bold logoed giftbox. It really is a gorgeous gift and one I know someone like my grandad would find such a treat. Of course, make that special someone a cup of tea to go with it! The Father’s Day range includes letterbox snacks, tins, hampers and treat boxes. Delivery over £50 is Free (under £5.95) and Lottie Shaws offer FREE delivery on their Letterbox Treats. As an added incentive, if you sign up to the newsletter you can enjoy 10% off and even better there is FREE delivery for Father’s Day gifts!
STAR WARS THE CHILD ANIMATRONIC EDITION (RRP £65.99).
For the collector!!! From Hasbro’s Star Wars Collection: ‘Star Wars The Child’ life-size figure (20cm) is well-presented with the packaging mirroring Grogu’s floating egg. Touching the top of the toys head activates an impressive 25 sound+ and motion combinations , including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more. The plastic and rubber/latex type materials are robust and will wear well. I cant explain how real the ears feel! What I like is the design commitment in that the head, arms ears and eyes all move. Robotics do make a little noise, but his sound effects honestly drown all that out. My favourite animatronic motion (that is taken directly from the TV series, The Mandalorian) is when he closes his eyes and raises his arms as he channels the force. The toy design is styled on the series, down to the clothing and accessories which is really thought out and good quality. Lay The Child toy down and it will close its eyes and take a ‘Force nap’. It requires x2 AAA alkaline batteries are required but hurrah, batteries are included. Ps. He is on SALE on Amazon for £49.95!
TWELVE SOUTH AIRSNAP FOR AIRPODS (RRP £32).
Twelve South creates innovative accessories for your everyday day tech products and devices. The AirSnap is a case (available in multiple colours – this is Slate) designed to protect, carry and charge your AirPods with a charging case (3rd gen.) You can charge them wirelessly or with a cable via the handy access cut-out for the lightning port. Use the removable S-clip to attach your AirSnap to a backpack or attach your gym pass or keys to the handy clip. Twelve South also include a nylon wristlet for practicality. The case is leather so is high quality, with neat stitching and at the top, there’s a loop for the clip. It is wipeable and protects Airpods from drops and scratches. The case fastens with a snap mechanism which is both secure and simple to use.
TWELVE SOUTH CURVE (RRP £48).
Now I am a big fan of laptop stands as they make the workspace so much more comfortable with an eye-level screen and better-positioned video calls. It sits about 5.5 inches high. The Curve has been designed for a MacBook (though is suitable for other laptops at least 10.2 inches wide). With an attractive matte black finish and improved ergonomic design, it is both stylish and functional. What I like about the Curve is the build quality – the metal means it is more heavy-duty than its plastic counterparts so your screen does not wobble. Areas of rubber coating help the Curve grip to the table and the laptop itself.
TWELVE SOUTH BOOKBLOCK (RRP £56).
The Twelve South BookBlock for iPhone is a premium leather case that visually impresses with its vintage leather-bound book appearance. The case doubles up as a wallet as there is room on one side for your ID and bank cards. Your iPhone is securely and safely held in a MagSafe-compatible shell so you can easily separate your wallet and phone for charging. The Twelve South BookBlock has a camera cutout so you don’t need to remove it to take photos, and it doubles as an angled viewing stand for watching Netflix! A magnetic tab keeps the case securely closed when not in use. The leather is so soft and supple, and the classic raised rib spine with worn, golden embossing is a particular highlight.
CLEAN CO CLEAN W (RRP £16).
Since we included an alcoholic drink in the guide, we thought it to include a no alcohol option too! Clean Co is the premium non-alcoholic spirit brand founded by Spencer Matthews, who offers a selection of premium non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like the real thing across gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey, allowing consumers an alcohol-free alternative without compromising on taste or social interaction. Clean W whiskey alternative is the Gold Award Winner of the Casual Dining Innovation Challenge 2022. Poured over ice, paired with good quality coke Clean W has an authentic taste with notes of oak and sweet vanilla. I could drink it neat whereas this I think needs the mixer for the maximum taste enjoyment. It does have a what I can Only ineptly describe as ‘spicy’ kick to it reminiscent of its alcoholic comparison. What I will say with the Clean G The 70cl bottle and branding is very on trend with an Art Deco vibe. The drink is sugar, lactose, and gluten free. Is vegan and best of all means no hangover! Clean Co offers free delivery for 3+ bottles or standard delivery is £4.49.
CLUEDO TREACHERY AT TUDOR MANSION BOARD GAME (RRP £18).
Hasbro is a global branded entertainment leader whose mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and the exhilaration of play. Give the gift of family fun this Father’s Day! For the boardgame lover we have two fab suggestions: Cluedo Treachery at Tudor Mansion (released in 2022) includes all the classic Cluedo characters and stories we adore in a dynamic new escape room experience. Ideal for 2 to 6 players. Players move their pawns around the gameboard that’s built room-by-room as they explore the mansion, draw cards, solve puzzles, unlock new rooms and uncover clues. This is going to be a favourite I can tell!
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: THE YAWNING PORTAL (RRP £44.99).
The Yawning Portal game (for 1 to 4 players) is a fresh take on the D&D experience for both D&D experts and newcomers -it has players taking on the quiet role of tavern staff, trying to fulfil the desires of hungry and thirsty patrons. Feed them by matching up food tokens with the orders pictured on their Hero card! This is an easy game to pick up and is great for those wanting a taste of the fantasy world without complex gameplay.
LITTLE HOTDOG WATSON ADULT SUN HAT (RRP £35).
Based in Norwich, Little Hotdog Watson launched in 2016 and are proud to be trailblazers in both smart design and ethically sourced, responsibly made products. With the warm weather incoming a perfect gift is the adults bucket sun hat (one size 60cm). LHW use innovative materials like BCI cotton with UPF50+, woven using 75% solar energy in a cutting-edge mill using non-toxic Oeko-Tex inks. I love the colour combination of deep navy blue with flashes of yellow. And the inner lining…so much fun! There are multiple colours and prints to suit your style. The Adventurer bucket hat is designed with a soft brim all the way round with reinforced stitching to hold its shape and shade the face. Packed with useful features LHW hats are finished with clever in-built mosquito repellent created to help protect your face. Which lasts up to 30 washes or equivalent dunks in the sea. The smart adapting fabric lining keeps your head the perfect temperature preventing sweaty hat hair. Comfortable and soft, this hat can easily be packed into pockets or smaller bags and bounces back to shape. Practical wise the hat is machine washable and durable. The website offers free delivery.
PERSONALISED CHILD’S DRAWING COASTER (RRP £18.00).
A wonderful small business Create Gift Love make gorgeous, personalised gifts in the UK from sustainably sourced materials. Their custom-made children’s coaster is such a great way to display children’s artwork and a lovely keepsake to be able to enjoy each day. Handmade with love from natural materials in the New Forest, including walnut and cork, each coaster measures approximately 10cm x 10cm x 1.2cm. I was really impressed by this as it is thick and sturdy. The image is clearly printed and the option for including your own text makes the gift so special. It arrives in a logoed gift pouch. If coasters are not for you then take a look at the lovely keychains and other small accessories, to capture your precious moments with words and pictures. Next Day Delivery available for £1.95, free on all orders over £30.
BOOKSTODOOR THE DR RUTH GALLOWAY MYSTERIES SET (RRP £24.99).
Since 2004, Books2Door online book retailer has offered an extensive range of books of all genres from treasured classics to the latest must-have series. Offering good value and fast delivery they sell books of all genres at discounted prices. For the bookworm the DR Ruth Galloway boxed set features the first decade of the bestselling crime series. It’s an essential addition to any crime fan’s library, particularly readers of Ann Cleeves and Kate Ellis. The author is a Sunday Times Bestsellers, ‘Elly Griffiths’ the pen name of Domenica de Rosa. The ten-book collection includes – The Crossing Places, The Janus Stone, The House at Sea’s End, A Room Full of Bones, A Dying Fall, The Outcast Dead, The Ghost Fields, The Woman In Blue, The Chalk Pit and The Dark Angel. This should keep him busy for a while! Make a great saving buying online as the high street retail price is £90.90. The site offers Free delivery over £35 or standard at £2.99.
MNCHED TRAVEL CUTLERY & COLLAPSIBLE LUNCHBOX BUNDLE (RRP £42).
Mnched creates sustainable, stylish, high-quality cutlery and straw sets that are fully dishwasher safe and ready for anywhere and anytime you eat. The bundle includes the Mnched Matt Black Travel Cutlery & Straw Set, usual RRP £27. Ready to say goodbye to single-use cutlery & straws? The high-quality stainless-steel travel cutlery set includes knife, fork, spoon and extendable straw. Due to the manufacturing process, every handle is unique. A feature I love is that the convenient carry case is really sturdy with clip fastening so there is no risk of dirty cutlery falling out in your handbag keeping everything clean and hygienic. Materials are BPA, BPS and phthalate-free. Both cutlery and case are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. There is a cleaning brush included for the straw and the sleek case comes in a handy drawstring logoed bag. Also included is the super convenient Black Collapsible Lunchbox (RRP £20 when not purchased in a bundle). Take your lunch in full and take-home flat with the compact, lightweight, collapsible lunchbox. It reduces to just 3cm, making it perfect for stacking them in your cupboard for space-saving. The lunchbox sells in multiple colours and again is made with no nasties, is dishwasher and microwave safe and delivery on the site is free over £20! The items arrived really nicely wrapped and box which is always a win with gifts.
STM GOODS MAGLOOP (RRP £29.50).
The MagLoop from STM Goods is a 3-in-1 finger loop, stand and bottle popper for your iPhone and a perfect gift for Father’s Day! Ingeniously designed for your MagSafe iPhone, MagLoop uses the power of magnets to securely snap to the back of your phone. For best performance use with iPhone with MagSafe (12 or newer), MagSafe phone cases, or MagSafe adapter. A really useful accessory and a very decent price point for the quality, engineering, and construction. It’s removable so you can charge your phone wirelessly. You can order it in two colours from Amazon (currently on sale!) The MagLoop is functional and comfortable and a great practical gift.
Above all, just be sure to let dad know how much you appreciate them.