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Father’s Day 2020 is fast approaching.
Things are looking a little different for our annual Father’s Day gift guide given being 25600696 days into lockdown. If you are looking for some Father’s Day shopping inspiration check out our list of items that can be bought online and delivered to his doorstep. Families across the UK may be unable to come together to celebrate on Sunday 21st of June, but you can send a long-distance token of appreciation to your important someone. He has probably already told you that he doesn’t want anything this year but it’s important to show your dad/grandad that you love them.
Here are the best Father’s Day gift ideas for 2020.
Why not hold a quiz?
A great Father’s Day treat would be making a family pub quiz to hold over Zoom!
#Cranes award-winning Cranberry Gin.
Now not all dads are into brown liquor and beer, if they are into a tipple with a refreshing and fruity tang then try Cranes Cranberry gin. Presented in a tall 70cl bottle the clear glass shows off the gins bold colour that is packed with 50 cranberries. The simple yet classic Art Deco style labelling the crest features a stylised image of two cranes, reflecting the fact that the founders of the firm are twin brothers. Made from all-natural ingredients with no added sugars or any artificial flavours the gin is also gluten free and vegan friendly. The palette is hit by tangy juniper followed by the sweet sharpness of the cranberry, so the drink is paired perfectly with a simple tonic water mixer. I am a fan of keeping it simple. If you enjoy a bit of theatre the gift comes with a little booklet on how to serve Cranes Cranberry Gin, with some delicious cocktail suggestions. The best thing? For a high quality gin it is remarkably priced at just £32.00, which you can buy yourself here.
#Gingko Bluetooth Speaker
With a lot of dads spending quality time in the garden, or their man sheds the Gingko Bluetooth Speaker from Prezzybox (£39.95) is perfect for music on the move. This lightweight (95g) pocket-sized speaker (7×7 cm) can be also be attached to a bag or bike for extra portability. Finished in American walnut wood and matching suede carry strap the design is simple, contemporary and blasts its cheap plastic contemporaries out of the park. Connect from your phone or device via Bluetooth, and you will be impressed with the sound quality and clarity for a speaker this size. Multiple speakers can also be linked to create surround sound. The Li-polymer rechargeable offers 3-6 hours play time and the speaker is easy to operate with an LED charging/playing/pause indicator
#The Polaroid Play 3d Pen.
Polaroid have branched out from photography into the 3D world with their filament Polaroid Play 3D printing pen (cm). Offering a new dimension of drawing for just £ (I expected a price tag with triple digits!) This brilliant pen, suitable for 14+, lets you easily create 3D drawings and structures. If you don’t fancy free hand, then the Polaroid Play 3D Pen has its own app (Trace) and includes a screen protector sheet designed to fit on your phone or tablet. In the app you can trace individual component (without melting your phone) and then assemble them into larger models. new functionality means he can even stencil photographs. Inside the box you’ll find everything you need to get started. You’ll get the Polaroid Play Pen, a 1.5m USB charging cable (making it desk friendly), a quick-start guide, the Trace App Screen Protector, 4 adhesive pads to keep your device from slipping while you’re stencilling, and, of course, the filament. This comes in four colours (red, green, black, and transparent – there are over 20 colours available) in coils which require cutting to size. The sturdy plastic Pen is easy to use, and, after plugging it in, you simply turn it on and wait for a red light to turn blue (it took a minute tops). Polaroid include a vertical stand to keep the pen upright and the nib, which gets quite hot, covered. It takes a bit of practice as you learn how fast to move it as the molten filament comes out (there are adjustable speed settings) so it is a gift that will keep them quiet for a while!
#tentree 6-Panel Cork Thicket Hat
If he is out in the garden in the sunshine, well what dad does not need a cap? tentree creates aspirational outside products in relaxed and sustainable styles. The brand is rooted in the belief that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the world we live in. Buy one of their products, and they will plant 10 trees! The New Logo 6-Panel Cork Thicket Hat is made from super soft 97% Organic Cotton and 100% Cork Fabric which gives a cool an unusual aesthetic. The fitted design sits comfortably and snug all day long with a subtle 6 panel elevation. The cap is quality, from the cork curved peak and matching logo patch to the quilted elastic brim and fonted inner lining, ‘big changes start small’. At £29.95 it’s the perfect gift. The site also sells mystery bags, for him and her filled with 5 surprise sustainable items and plant 50 trees each purchase. You receive up to £240 in tentree gear and I love the concept!
Have a meal in.
The advantage of restaurants and cafes being closed to people eating is that many of them have opened up for collection and delivery. Why not order him a takeaway, or if he is a foodie, invest in some cookware items that he can enjoy using to create culinary delights in the kitchen. Or a really good omelette.
#Smidge plastic-free chopping board.
With many families turning to eco conscious shopping the Smidge chopping board offers a variety of colour and sized chopping boards recycled from sustainably sourced salvaged paper. They are lightweight but long lasting, being both dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 240°C. A key feature is that it won’t blunt your knives which makes the £18.99 (starting) purchase price all the better. The range also includes cups, bottles and lunchboxes and other green kitchen accessories.
#John Adams Flip Facts Shoot Football game.
Keeping him entertained over lockdown is a big task. Flip Facts Shoot (£19.99) is like Play Your Cards Right for football fans. The Higher or Lower Trivia Game is a great family game because it is easy to understand, can be played by people of all ages (minimum 2 players) for ages 8+ and does not need batteries. The game includes fun footballing facts covering different eras, competitions and players, plus three additional mini games! Perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays and Christmas you can play this game anytime and it’s a perfect distraction whilst there is no football on TV.
Grab some grooming products.
Everyone is needing a little lockdown TLC, even dads. Think your pops could benefit from a few more shaves during lockdown?
#Baylis and Harding men’s giftsets.
Household favourite Baylis and Harding have got you, and him covered. Bodywash and shower gel are always useful, and the premium packaged black pepper and ginseng grooming duo is a steal for £7 with free Prime delivery with Amazon. The scent is spicy with rich sandalwood and cedar base notes. For the man who enjoys the finer things in life the Fuzzy Duck Slipper Set (£30) is packed full of everything he could need for relaxing. What’s in the box? Inside is a Ginger & Lime l00g Soap, 100g muscle Soak crystal, 50ml Shower gel and 50ml Body lotion. As a bonus there is also a pair of super soft faux suede slippers to keep feet cosy warm! For those dads blessed with a beard the Baylis & Harding Fuzzy Duck Ginger & Lime Beard Grooming Kit is perfectly sized for travel. This £12.00 set is presented in a blue tin with the union jack which can be used long after the products are empty. The packaging of the individual products is brown, blue and white and they each features vintage inspired labels. Inside is 25g Cleansing Soap, 100ml Beard Shampoo, 30ml Beard Balm and 60g of Beard Wax. If you are after a giggle then why not buy him a Baylis & Harding Fuzzy Duck Whiskey Bubble Bath 750ml! For these and more affordable luxury gifts head over to Baylis and Harding online.
#Sugru Rebel Tech Kit
Lockdown has meant more people taking on home projects. The innovative Sugru can be used to fix and improve pretty much anything around the house. Basically, adult playdough Sugru is a high-tech mouldable glue that sticks to most materials and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight. Got a broken phone cable, no worries, want to hang things nail free…your sorted. Each Sugru kit comes with four single-use packs of Sugru for repairing and recycling, a handy storage tin and a booklet with step by step guides for over 15 inspirational DIY projects. Normally priced at £11.99, grab yours between 8th and 21st June to enjoy a 20% discount exclusively at Sugru.com.
#IMO Q4 Pro mobile.
Mobile brand IMO (In My Opinion) has expanded its portfolio with the May launch of a new innovative and affordable smartphone – the IMO Q4 Pro. Available from Tesco mobile online with stylish Midnight blue design and reliable performance, it is the perfect budget friendly (£60) entry level phone. Key specifications include Network: 4G, OS: Android 9 Go, Display: 5.45 inch HD Screen, Camera: 5MP front camera and dual rear camera of 8MP+0.3MP, CPU Quad-core 1.4GHz, Memory: 1GB RAM + 16GB storage/ MicroSD slot (up to 64GB) and Battery: Up to 12 hours talk time and 25 days stand-by time.
We have one of the fab Sugru kits for one lucky winner! The comp is live from the 15th-21st of June. Good luck!
This post is written in collaboration with the above brand.
Above all, just be sure to let dad know how much you appreciate them.