What do you buy your dad this Father's Day?
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 June 2011
For dads that love adventure or fitness, to those who love to relax, and not forgetting those that are in touch with the kid inside, the Life Matters team has found the gift for your dad this Father's Day. Compiled by Emma Harrowing.
Most men love watches and dad is no exception. As retro timepieces are at the height of fashion this year, give him a watch that will make him reminisce about days gone by and bring his style up to date. Life Matters loves the Adidas Watch, £49.99, House of Fraser in Chapelfield.
Man bags are chic and practical, especially if dad always makes mum or you carry his car keys in your bag. Get him his own with the Barbour bag, £90, House of Fraser in Chapelfield
Does your dad love all things retro? If so he will probably like this book from music writer Simon Reynolds. Retromania examines the popularity of retro and asks the question: is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own? Priced £17.99 from The Book Hive on London Street.
If you want to get your dad some fragrance this year but you don’t know if he likes woody, citrus or aqua scents why not get him them all. The Viva Box, £39.99 from The Perfume Shop contains eight different fragrances from designer brands such as Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani and Diesel. The box also has a gift voucher so that your dad can buy a full size product of their choice from the selection.
‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’ is just one of dad’s favourite quotes printed on this t.shirt, £12 from BHS. If your dad is always nagging or offering ‘dad’ advice this is the perfect gift. And if that’s not a good enough reason – buy it because we said so!
Give your dad a makeover with the No.7 Protect and Perfect serum, £21. The serum is said to refine pores and decrease the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and age spots.
Dad’s that have a sweet tooth will love this luxury collection of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat in Chapelfield. The For My Daddy chocolate collection costs £6.50.
For dads who are a kid at heart the Nikko Sea Racer Boat, £22.99 from Clas Ohlson will bring out their playful side. And it’s the perfect gift for you too!
Marmalade is not just the favourite conserve of Paddington Bear it is also a favourite with dads. If your dad is a marmalade fan treat him to the Crabtree & Evelyn organic breakfast marmalade, £2 for breakfast.
For hoody lovers, why not get dad a hooded top from one of the independent shops in Norwich? Ten Eighty on Dove Street is part of Norwich Lanes and stocks a range of products that will make ideal gifts for dads. Life Matters loves the Foxracing Mr. Clean zip front fleece hoody in Sulphur Blue, £40, Ten Eighty on Dove Street.
Green finger dads will love the Gardeners Mini 60-second Fix Kit for Hands, £8 from Crabtree & Evelyn. The kit contains a hand recovery cleanser and hand therapy to give hardworking hands a bit of TLC. Crabtree & Evelyn is available from Jarrolds.
If your dad is a real ale lover he will love this mixed case of bottled beers, £14.82 from Woodfordes Brewery. The case includes six 500ml bottles of ales from the Woodforde family, all of which are made in Woodbastwick. Available from Woodforde’s Shop in Woodbastwick.
If your dad is a bit of a Mark Wright or Mick Norcross from television’s The Only Way is Essex they will love the new spray tan available at The Retreat in Jarrolds. The He-Shi spray tan gives a choice of a subtle glow or a darker bronze and costs £25. Results are said to last for up to five days.
For outdoor dads with a love of whisky the Talisker 20cl with Talisker glass and hipflask, £24.99 from The Whisky Shop is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. The whisky is made by the sea on the Isle of Skye and is loved by those who like their whisky smoky and intense.
It is the traditional Father’s Day gift but who says that giving socks as a present is boring? Life Matters loves the Javier socks, £4 from White Stuff.
For dads on the go or for those that go to the gym the White Musk Sport hair and body wash, £6 from The Body Shop is the ideal gift as dad only needs to take one bottle to the shower.
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