It’s almost that time of year where we celebrate the father figures in our lives and their contributions to raising us – yes, Father’s Day is landing on 17th June, as you may have noticed from the shops suddenly being inundated with ‘World’s Best Dad’ mugs and CD compilations of ‘driving music’. Break the mould this year with a classy, thoughtful gift that your dad will really appreciate. Let’s celebrate the ‘cool dads’ in our lives by giving them something they’ll love:
Subscription to the Dollar Shave Club
American favourite the Dollar Shave Club has made it’s way over to the UK. For just £5 as a starter kit, your dad will get a 6-blade Executive razor and some Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, with a formula that helps to soften the hair, prevents razor bumps and ingrowing hairs and is formulated with gentle ingredients to work with the 90-degree pivot head and trimmer edge of the razor. Each month, he’ll then get shipped 4 replacement cartridges, meaning not only does he not have to worry about popping out for refills, but that he can treat himself to a clean, sharp blade regularly, avoiding cuts. So if your dad was always the one with bloodied bits of toilet paper stuck to his chin, this is a great place to start.
Ping Pro Clubs
If your father is a master of the fairway, what better present that upgrading his irons? UK ping golf irons have long been the forerunner for custom fit golf clubs and has developed from the 50’s to become one of the most highly respected names. Its heat-treated club heads will give your Dad’s game a serious edge.
Whiskey Distillery tour
Have the kind of dad who appreciates the finer things in life? Instead of just taking the easy option and gift-wrapping him a bottle of Islay single malt, why not send him on a trip to a distillery? You may think that he’ll have to travel up to Scotland, but actually, there are distillery tours available all over the UK, from East Anglia to the Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth. Some tours will give your father the option to get involved and create a personalised blend, and he’ll get to see all the inside workings and the craft that goes into blending his favourite tipple.
GravityLight Self-Powered LED lamp
Got a gadget-loving dad or one who spends time in the great outdoors? Then let there be light with this nifty contraption that generates light from gravity. The GravityLight is portable, extremely simple to set up, and gives instant illumination outdoors or in other areas that don’t have access to mains electricity supply. The two LED lamps provide a wattage of 15 Lumens, and there is no charging or batteries required. Additional lighting units can be attached to the device for even more brightness. Simply fill the provided bag with up to 26 pounds of weight, pull the cord to winch the bag up, and watch as it creates 20 minutes of light on its descent. Magic.