You may have noticed in the shops that it’s nearly Father’s Day. Yay (not).
I’m not very good with this particular ‘holiday’, namely because my own (tight-arse) Dad always saw it as a twee Hallmark-inspired day of getting you to waste money on crap that says “Best Daddy!” etc.
However, I have come to the conclusion, that as a proper feminist, Father’s should also have a special day, and that I should perhaps think about it (and ignore the fact that Him Indoors usually forgets Mother’s Day) Basically any excuse to buy presents is a good one in my book.
So I have come up with a gift list to suit any budget, from pennies to mega bucks – who doesn’t like to imagine they have mega bucks occasionally?!
So, starting with the smaller budget – did you know that Poundland has a website? And that it DELIVERS?! Obviously there is a delivery charge, but it’s only £4 and everything else is still…well, a pound!
I do actually quite like this beer crate! There are other matching items you could get from this range as well, including beer glasses and the like.
Moving up a budget, I always head straight to Not On The High Street. I love this website and could spend hours browsing. I set the budget slider to £15, and this is the first thing that caught my eye – a lovely personalised key ring!
You choose the personalisation, and set the dates. There are various options, including type of wood, gift packaging and quicker delivery. Delivery is actually really quick, only a couple of days so there’s still time to get one! I always like gifts that you can get a good use out of.
Another good gift site is Unusual Gifts. Quite a few of them aren’t actually unusual at all, but they are perfectly lovely like this little manicure (MANicure?) set from Ted Baker for £30 plus £5 delivery, isn’t it cute?
If I have a bigger budget for a present I always head for John Lewis. If the Daddy in your life is a fitness buff, or just loves a gadget, then an activity monitor is always a sure winner. Though you may catch them hopping around the kitchen trying to get their ten thousand steps in before bed time.
Personally I wouldn’t want to ever pay more than that for a present – especially if it’s not a birthday or Christmas present, but just for a giggle I decided to have a snoop at what the Made In Chelsea Daddy-Darlings might be expecting from their awful offspring this year.
Maybe they would like to smell like the Almalfi coastline? Only £625 a bottle, what a bargain!
Apparently it’s “exquisitely textured”…..
Whatever your budget, Happy Father’s Day to all those who deserve the title! Just remember the really important day yeah? 😀
P.S I also did a review of a sugru starter kit which was only a tenner – if the man in your life is a fix-it geek like me then you might want to check it out!