Tuesday 13 June 2017

Still looking for a gift for Father's Day? (review roundup)

In case it's slipped your attention, this Sunday is Father's Day in the UK and if you're still wondering what to buy for the special man in your life, whether that be your own dad or your husband if you need a present from the kids, here's a little roundup of gifts for all budgets to give you some ideas.

Baylis and Harding have a lovely selection of toiletries for men, including the Sport Ultimate Luxury Grooming Set (RRP £25). It contains 300ml Hair & Body Wash, 150g Soap, 130ml Aftershave Balm, 130ml Shower Gel and a Toiletry Bag. It all has a lovely refreshing, invigorating, citrus scent which combines notes of Zesty Lime, Verbena and Mint. It's perfect for taking to the gym or packing in the suitcase this summer when you go on holiday. They also have a Retro Record Player Gift Set (RRP £25) with Black Pepper & Ginseng fragranced toiletries, which also looks very cool. 

If your husband is always getting his hands dirty, tinkering under the bonnet of the car, playing rugby or working in the garden, you might also like to opt for some of Baylis & Hardings England hand washes. We've been trying the Jasmine & Apple Blossom anti-bacterial luxury hand wash and Sweet Mandarine & Grapefruit Cleansing Hand Wash. They both smell lovely, look great on the side of the sink and have a very reasonable £2.15 price tag.

I've reviewed Sugru mouldable glue in the past and shared some DIY hacks for using it around the house - I used it to repair everything from a cracked remote control to a flappy shoe sole and a drawer knob that kept falling off. It looks like modelling clay but sets hard so it can be shaped and used in a multitude of ways. It even comes in a variety of colours. The Sugru Rebel Tech Kit (RRP £10) contains four 5g packs of Sugru, a storage tin, some new Sugru remover and a guide suggesting 14 fun and useful projects for around the home, customising and improving your tech, including cables, tablets, TVs, phones and cameras. For more information, head over to the Sugru website.

You can never have enough pens, whether it's for signing off important documents, writing cheques or jotting down a shopping list on the back of an envelope, and  the Sheaffer Ion has been designed as a small pen that's ideal to take with you anywhere. It only measures three and a half inches and it has a loop on the end so that you can attach it to your keys or a lanyard. Available in six trend-setting colours, from understated classic black to head-turning green, it features a retractable mechanism and a refillable gel barrel that can be used alongside four ink colours. (RRP £12.99)

Dad always tend to like gadgets, so I'm sure this Easiyo Yogurt Maker would get a warm reception.  It is fun and easy for the family to make together, there are no artificial colours or flavours and the product is gluten free. The starter kit includes a sleek, compact yogurt maker, big enough to make a litre of yogurt, as well as two best selling Yogurt Sachets - Strawberry and Greek Style. I'll be back with a full review very soon to show you how we got on. (RRP £16.49). For more information, head over to the Easiyo website.

Haynes Build Your Own FM Radio is the perfect present for creative, music loving dads. It actually creates a working FM radio with no soldering or complicated assembly, just simple and safe parts that fit together, so the kids can help too for a special bonding session. You can learn about each new component with 24 daily tasks and experiments, as well as countless circuit variations to implement different ideas and build a unique FM receiver. You can even cut out the back of pack and make a retro style radio box. RRP £14.99 from online retailers including Amazon.

For a bit of fun, there are some great free apps that will appeal to dads, including The Simpsons: Tapped Out (Make Springfield just like you want it! From the writers of The Simpsons comes the city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield! When Homer accidentally causes a meltdown that wipes out Springfield, it’s up to you to clean up his mess… we mean, help him rebuild it!) and Toilet Time (a range of amusing and entertaining games to keep you occupied when nature calls! Play thrilling and challenging mini games to accomplish missions and unlock special keys that you can use to unlock items of the world famous Toilet Museum. Amazing treasures such as the Robin Hood’s Potty and the Time Machine Toilet are waiting to be revealed!). Available from amazon appstore.

And finally, you can't go wrong with chocolate. Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Peanut Caramel Crisp is a whopping great bar of chunky chocolate, gooey caramel and large peanut pieces that will satisfy the biggest appetites. It's a lovely combination of flavours and textures in every mouthful and the generous filling is very decadent. RRP £3.49 for a 278g bar.

Have you already found a father's day gift? What did you buy? 

Disclosure : We received the products in order to write an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Great selection. I quite fancy the easyyo yoghurt maker actually. My son eats loads so it would be a great way to keep him stocked up


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