Father’s Day is fast approaching – and with it, the annual dilemma of what on earth to buy for the men in your life. Whether you need a Father’s Day gift for your partner, your dad or perhaps your grandpa, you don’t have to resort to buying them socks or a tie! We’ve done all the hard work for you with this guide to five unique gifts any man would genuinely love unwrapping.
1. A Personalized Photo Gift
Whether your kids are toddlers, teens or somewhere in between, a photo gift of his favourite people is bound to make him smile. Turn a treasured photograph into an oversized wall canvas, or create a professionally printed photo book with shots depicting the best moments of the past year. Alternatively, many online photo companies can turn pictures into personalized key rings, magnets, desk calendars, mugs, coasters, or phone or tablet cases.
You could also get your kids to decorate a plain white or wooden frame with stickers, paint and permanent markers, and then display a fun photo of them with their dad or grandpa inside.
2. A Tailor-made Wash Kit
Customize a stylish wash bag by filling it with products he’ll use every day. Start with a bottle of aftershave or cologne (our pick is Gillette Sensitive Aftershave Lotion), and then add his favourite shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. If he’s clean-cut, include some shaving essentials like Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel Cooling Shave Gel and a Gillette Fusion5 ProShield Razor.
As a finishing touch, include a new soft washcloth, nail clippers and a nail brush. You can also treat him to an Oral-B Pro 7000 Electric Toothbrush – the six brushing modes and the Wireless Smartguide, which gives real-time information about brushing times and areas, will impress most guys.
3. A Unique Subscription
Give a gift that keeps on giving, month after month. You could, of course, sign him up to receive regular issues of his favourite magazine, but why not choose a quirky or different subscription? Search online to find gift subscriptions for craft beers, wine, gourmet chocolate, exotic coffees or teas, plants or designer socks, delivered to his door each month. You don’t have to commit to a whole year, either – many companies offer a short three-month or six-month subscription.
Tip: Consider giving him the gift of ease with a razor subscription. The personalized razor subscription through Gillette On Demand includes a ProShield Razor, four ProShield blade refills and free shipping. You can even add a personalized image (a photo of your child, his favourite team’s logo or a short message) to the razor.
4. Handmade with Love
Whether you’re on a tight budget or just prefer a personal touch, getting
the kids to make their dad something special is a priceless way to show
they care. Help them draw him a card, make wall art with handprints, design
him a T-shirt with fabric pens, decorate some plant pots for his garden
using leftover paint sample pots, personalize a glass with glass pens or
paint, or get creative in the kitchen and bake him his favourite cookies.
5. Give an Experience
Make memories he’ll treasure long after Father’s Day by giving him an experience. Sign him up to learn a new skill, such as baking, metalworking, woodworking or learning a foreign language. You could also give him an adrenaline-pumping experience with an indoor or outdoor skydiving, gliding, speed-boating or racecar-driving session. If he prefers the quiet life, book him an appointment for a proper barber’s shave, a facial or a massage – or simply arrange for a babysitter and take him out for a meal at his favourite restaurant.
What Father’s Day gift are you planning for the man in your life? Comment below with your recommendations!