I always struggle when it comes to buying Stuart presents. He never really wants anything, generally if he wants something he treats himself to it. So I am always left wondering what else he needs or wants. Now it isn’t just birthdays and Christmas I need to worry about, but father’s day too! I know in a few years I won’t have to worry so much because Oliver will be able to help me choose, but at the moment, I’m pretty sure whatever Oliver points at, Stuart won’t want!
For the Travelling Dad
Lots of dads work away, whether it be travelling for a conference, meeting or training, they need a good washbag to keep their kit in. This Ted Baker washbag from Amara* is really lovely, and very sophisticated for that travelling dad! It has a roomy main compartment and the bottom bit has an elasticated area to hold your travel sized bottles. I think it’s a really nice gift and I am sure Stu will love using it when he goes away with work.
For the Car Lover Dad
If you know me personally you will know that Stuart spends most of his time doing something with cars! Most weekends in the summer you will find him cleaning his car. By cleaning, I don’t mean your average bucket of soap and water, no Stuart ‘gently caresses’ our car. He has spent years researching car cleaning brands, finding products that are best for your paintwork. His current love is Auto Finesse. He loves their products, they all work really well, smell great and are brilliant quality. So if the dad in your life loves his car, then why not treat them to some nice products or a voucher?
For the Art Loving Dad
These prints from Not On The High Street are absolutely gorgeous and I love that they are limited edition, so you know that it’s not going to be popping up in everyone elses home! I love buying prints and artwork, if only I had the wall space for all the beautiful prints that I see.
For the Dad who Loves a Personal Gift
Who doesn’t like looking at photos of their little ones? The best gifts are often the ones that we make ourselves. Last year for Stuart’s first father’s day I bought a 5 photo photo frame because he told me he didn’t want me to spend much at all. Each slot held a photo of Oliver holding a letter that I had bought in Hobbycraft and these letters spelt out the word ‘daddy’. I thought it was a lovely idea and something that is quite easy to do on a budget. My photos weren’t great but Oliver still looked damn cute in them! This is a great gift for a dad who loves something homemade and personal.
*I received this item in return for inclusion in this gift guide, all words and comments are my own.