Shopping for men is hard. So it almost seems cruel that there’s Father’s Day to try and find them a gift for, as well as Christmas and their birthdays! Only joking, it’s super important that we celebrate the dads in our lives, even if it does mean tearing our hair out at what to get them (my dad is particularly hard to buy for – he always buys himself things without thinking to mention to any of us that he quite fancies them!).
I think the problem lies in the fact that we, as women, overthink gifts where as men are more functional and practical. We want to get them a spectacular, really interesting unique gift, when all they want is a new set of tools.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a little gift guide to celebrate all those typical men gifts that might be on your man’s wish list this Father’s Day.
Alcohol Miniatures – alcohol is always a winner (unless it’s for my dad who always has a fully stocked wine, beer and cider fridge and spirits cupboard at any given time of the year!). This one from Just Miniatures is great and I think if you bought a few and put them in a hamper box, it would be a big hit with the husband. It’s good that it’s personalised – adds to the fun.
Key Ring – I got the husband a personalised metal key ring from Little I last year, as a little add on part of his gift, and he loved it. He was always complaining about not having a nice, jazzy key ring on his keys ‘like his mates at work’ so now he has stopped moaning! This one from notonthehighstreet.com is lovely. A good minimalistic mix of stylish and function.
Watch Stand – I’m always finding my husband’s watches, pens and phone in various locations around the house. They often seem to end up breaking as well, which probably has something to do with where he leaves them! This stand from Etsy would solve the problem and help him take better care of his things.
Multi Tool Set – it’s a tool set. Men love tools. Enough said really. I’m always super surprised to see how excited my husband gets about the freebies I get him from work, one of which was a mini branded pocket knife. It’s probably the same as them not getting how some of us feel about lipsticks or handbags! We tried to find the snazziest tool set out there to share with you and settled on this one from notonthehighstreet.com.
Sunglasses – I don’t know if it’s the good weather recently that’s inspired me to pop these bad boys on this list, but a pair of sunglasses could be a good Father’s Day gift option if you’re looking for something fashionable to gift. I am obsessed with the range at ASOS at the moment and would love to see the husband in these.
Beer Subscription – craft beers as all the rage at the moment and you can easily find lots of different subscriptions to cater to your man’s tastes. We particularly like this one from Beer 52.
Shave Set – Aesop is one of my favourite skin care brands. Their products smell AMAZING and do wonders for your skin. This shave set would be a welcome addition to any man’s bathroom cabinet. On another note, their shops are also super Instagram-able. I’m not sure if I made that word up…
Wash Bag – you can’t go wrong with a nice wash bag. Whether the man in your life needs to travel for work or just needs somewhere to throw their toiletries on a weekend away. They’ll thank you when their shampoo doesn’t explode all over their luggage. We particularly like this one from notonthehighstreet.com. A good size and looks like it’s good quality too.
Personalised Sign – I really liked the style of this sign. It looks like a London road sign and is made from metal so should be quite hard wearing. You can personalise it and it makes a unique present for any dad out there. They love stuff like this. I’m sure my husband would be after one of these to put on his new shed, which he is ridiculously proud of.
Personalised Viny Coasters – something fun to put those weekend beers/gin and tonics on. You get to personalise the song choice etc on these coasters so they make a nice, unique, bright addition to a coffee table or desk.
Experience – there are so many of these to choose from these days. You can arrange to go round tracks in super cars, bottle your own whisky, and…sheep sheering? Nearly anything you can think of, there is an experience gift for. We really like the idea of a ‘making your own gin experience’ – pricey but if you have brother/sisters it would be a good one to all chip in on. There are plenty of cheaper options out there too.
BBQ Utensils – it’s that time of the year. BBQ season is approaching. One of the things that men tend to like doing the most in the summer is showing off their manliness by BBQ-ing. This personalised set from John Lewis will make them feel even more like the master chef they are trying to be.
Do you find shopping for Father’s Day/men in general hard?