Right, this is your notice that it is Fathers’ Day this weekend! I know, I know, you think it’s still March, but actually it’s June! I can’t believe it either! Anyway, I have a list of lovely things we have been sent to include in a Fathers’ Day Gift Guide for you.
I am also running a competition to win this bundle of fabulous items from CellarDine. (Enter at the bottom of this page). I am absolutely in love with the wine bottle chiller with carry case! It’s such a decadent item, and looks so swish taken on a picnic! Basically, inside it there is a bottle holder that you pop in the freezer. Once cooled, it, and the wine of your choice, goes into the carrier and will be kept cold for up to six hours. (Let’s be honest, the wine is unlikely to last that long in our house, but the thought it there!). As well as this magnificent carrier, you will get a set of football themed beer chillers, a ZapCap Premium (smart gadget for popping the caps off bottles) and a CellarDine ChillCore. The ChillCore is another cool cooling gadget that you take out of the freezer and put into your wine bottle to chill it down. Ideal on those days you just can’t wait long enough for the fridge to do its job! The Prizes are here (with the places to buy them in case you don’t win!)
- 1 x CellarDine ChillCore – Lakeland, Wine Ware, Amazon, Find Me a Gift or CellarDine
- 1 x CellarDine ZapCap premium – Amazon, Find Me a Gift or CellarDine
- 1 x CellarDine set of beer chillers – Amazon or CellarDine
- 1 x CellarDine CaddyO bottle chiller with carry case – Amazon or CellarDine
Stasher Reusable Bags (depending on colours/sizes – )
Stasher bags can be bought from John Lewis, Lakeland, Steamer, and Amazon. They are multi-purpose, easy to use and easy to seal. You can cook dinner in them, use them for kitchen storage and even fill them with cosmetics for your travels. Give them a run in the dishwasher and you can use them again and again, for whatever purpose you choose.
The Bluebeards Revenge Beard Grooming Kit
This Beard Grooming Kit is the secret to transforming knotted beards into fine works of art. It features a compact Travel Beard Brush and a sweet-smelling Classic Blend Beard Oil to tame even the most rugged beards. Perfect for bearded Dads!
Klean Kanteen Number 1 Dad Insulated Bottle
Forget the traditional vacuum flask, things have come a long way since then! The vacuum insulated TKWide bottle from Klean Kanteen was created with “versatility, portability and performance to create the best water bottle, coffee mug, sport bottle and insulated cup in one package.” It takes 355ml and keeps hot drinks hot for 11 hours and cold drinks cold for 38 hours. Plus it comes with this fab ‘No. 1 Dad’ design for a limited time.
Opinel Tour de France Knife from Whitby & Co
How about this No 8 Opinel knife decorated with the Tour de France from Whitby & Co? This is perfect for us as the Tour de Yorkshire often passes through (or close by) our village. Ideal tool for keen gardeners as it folds neatly and safely. Comes in this beautiful presentation box.
I’ll be honest, Mr W is a complete geek and will be very excited about this SSD. Apparently this is an internal hard drive, a lot faster and a lot quieter than your standard hard disc. I’ve copied and pasted from their site as they can describe (and understand!) it better than me! “Solid state drives (SSDs) are designed to store important data and speed up your system. Designed with no moving parts, this means SSDs improve battery life. They’re more reliable, durable, and can improve overall computer performance.”
Rieker – Men’s Summer Shoes
Perfect for summer, these slip on shoes have a leather upper and are really, really soft! Rieker are all about stylish and comfortable shoes and these fit the bill. They come in a dusty blue with brown detail and a white sole.
Holistic London make wonderful candles that are only made from 100% organic, and natural ingredients. They are 100% vegan and not tested on animals. The one we were sent for this Father’s Day Gift Guide is Bergamot and Wild Flower, and I have to say, it smells divine!
OFFENSIVE Fashion have launched its first stylish unisex apparel collection online which is aimed to bring feel-good, soft and durable clothing to the wearer which is inoffensive to the planet (made from Oeko-Tex fabric). We’ve been sent this T-Shirt (I am using the stock photo as I can’t get one anywhere near as good a photo as this!).
Coffees of the World Gift Set from Whittard
Mr W is a complete coffee snob and is going to love this ‘Coffees of the World’ gift set from Whittard. It does make me think of the Spice Girls song ‘Spice up your Life’ though (if you know, you know!). There are nine single origin varieties from India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean – as well as a blend from Brazil and Indonesia.
Procook Carbon Steel Wok
This carbon steel wok from Procook is 26.5cm in circumference, quite light to hold but feels good quality and is an excellent price at just £12. “It is made from durable carbon steel which boasts incredibly fast heat distribution needed for authentic Asian cooking and benefits from a stick resistant coating so you don’t have to worry about your healthy feast sticking to the pan.”
Arran – Sense of Scotland
For 27 years, ARRAN Sense of Scotland has created bath, body and home fragrance collections, all of which are manufactured on the Isle of Arran. The products are natural and cruelty free, inspired by the rugged and unspoilt landscapes on the island. More importantly, they smell wonderful, fresh and clean with a hit of spa, but definitely for men rather than women. Beautifully packaged too.
We were sent this fabulous sign from Selene Signs. I had it personalised for Mr W for a father’s day present to go next to the door of his workshop. It’s excellent quality, printed on thin, but extremely strong metal – the printing is very sharp and can be personalised. Selene Signs’ ranges include images under exclusive licence from UK designers, photographers and collections, as well as Selene’s in-house designs based on ceramics and new ideas. The company can also personalise customers’ photographs to make a unique house sign, as well as working with your own ideas for a completely bespoke sign.
Help your Dad keep his tech accessories organised with the Dapper Wrapper. A brilliant alternative to scrabbling around in the bottom of a bag or drawer looking for a charger, cables, headphones or USB stick, the Dapper Wrapper is a slick tech organiser from STM Goods. The secure magnetic closure keeps everything together, and the water and dirt repellent coating keeps the tech accessories protected whilst on the move.
The creation of Smidge is a result of the desire to reduce the consumption of plastic, and the launch of new innovative products using new materials will go some way to addressing this issue. We were sent this smart Smidge lunch box and insulated bottle. The bottle is stainless-steel and double walled, meaning it will keep drinks hot or cold for up to six hours. Both lovely, stylish and tactile items.
Mummy Meagz Cinder Toffee Rocky Road Bars
Mummy Meagz is helping every Dad get the treat they deserve this Father’s Day, with her Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee Rocky Road bars. The bars are the creation of Meagan and Willow Boyle, a mother and daughter based here in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee bars are wrapped in striking black and white striped packaging and contain crunchy honeycomb chunks, smothered in Belgian chocolate and topped with fluffy mallows. The bars are suitable for vegans and those following gluten-free diets.