Anyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a dad. I was blessed and lucky to have a dad who spent every moment of the past 25 years devoting it to my sister and I, to ensure we grew up to be healthy, happy and fortunate children. It’s hard without a doubt, but unconditional love is such an honourable trait for any father to have. I still hear stories directly from my father about the struggles he and my mum went through — when days were good, they were excellent. But, when they got bad, it was a struggle. After all that, he still claims he wouldn’t have changed any moment for the world as it was all part of the journey to have us turn out as we have. There is nothing more heartwarming feeling for any child, but especially myself, than knowing you have made your parents proud.
While I make sure my dad knows how much I love and appreciate him on a daily basis, we’re lucky enough to have a special day dedicated to all the fathers out there. It’s a day to acknowledge all the hard work, effort and unconditional love, by their very own children. It’s not all about the gifts you give, but it’s a day where the roles reverse, and fathers get put on a pedestal and get showered with affection and downtime.
But, if you’re anything like me, I love the art of giving. And, I absolutely love giving gifts too, especially things like personalised gin glasses, in addition to all the immaterial practises too. We all know how hard it can be to buy for your dads, so I have put together a failsafe guide on what Father’s Day gifts to buy your father’s this Father’s Day depending on what kind of person they are.
1. The Groomed Dads
A lot of our dad’s work really hard to provide for us, and our families. It can often take a toll on their bodies, from the early rises to the late nights. A lot of it also involves running around, which requires products that allow him to feel good all day, right? My first recommendation for dads that like to look and feel their best would be this perfect set from L’Oreal. The Daily Expert kit allows your dad to start his day the right way. The 3-step process allows your dad to look and feel energised with the help of caffeine and vitamin C in the products. The products can help diminish the five main areas that show fatigue; dullness, dark circles, lack of elasticity, loss of firmness, and roughness.
The Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser ensures your dad diminishes the five main areas that show fatigue; dullness, dark circles, lack of elasticity, loss of firmness, and roughness using vitamin C and oxygen-CP technology. Best of all, it doesn’t leave any residue and provides a matte finish.
The Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Eye Roll-On reduces any dark circles under the eyes and leaves them feeling fresh. The cool icy gel formula reduces the appearance of wrinkles, with the help of the caffeine and vitamin C infused formula.
The Thermic Resist Roll-On Deodorant provides protection against perspiration with the help of ceramic components that are effective up to 45 degrees. Along with its 48 hour efficiency period, your dad will be feeling great for longer. No matter what the weather may be.
This trio of products can help keep your dad feeling great during the day, and combined with the Hydra Energetic Tissue Mask that can be applied before bed, leaving your dad’s skin feeling great throughout the night too, ready for a new day.
While some dads don’t like the fuss of too many products and want the bare basics to keep them looking good, there are others that don’t mind going the extra mile to take care of their skin. These products are for them. If your dad starts his day with the right products it will not only benefit his skin but will keep him feeling good for longer. Using a three-step approach of wash, scrub and moisturise, on a daily basis, your dad will feel fresh every day.
Using the Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Face Wash first thing in the morning, it energises the skin, gently cleanses, while clearing our pores and ensure the skin feels invigorated. Followed by the Hydra Energetic Deep Exfoliating Face Scrub provides a deeper cleanse once surface dirt has been removed. Finishing up with the Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser to keep your dad’s skin feeling fresh and fatigue-free.
2. The Bearded Dads
If your dad is the kind that likes keeping facial hair, then how about a gift that ensures it looks its best every day? The Short Beard Kit is the perfect gift. The kit comes with the ultimate duo that provides a perfect combination; the Barber Club 3-in-1 Beard Wash allows your beard and moustache to feel clean and soft, before following up with the Barber Club Beard Short Beard Moisturiser to ensure it stays soft for long-lasting comfort while moisturising the skin beneath too. The perfect Father’s Day gift!
The key to a man’s life is a good razor, even for those that have a beard. If your dad doesn’t invest much into his beard care routine, Harry’s starter kit might just be what he needs. He can get started with Harry’s razor and shave gel, followed by a regular delivery of fresh blades to his door, giving him peace of mind and ensuring his beard always looks sharp.
If you want to go the extra mile, you could even get him a set of Harry’s goodies too. A large size shave gel will keep him going for a while after his starter shaving gel finishes. Harry’s Post-Shave Balm will soothe his skin post-shave, and reduce any redness. Best of all, it uses all natural ingredients too, so you don’t have to worry about any chemicals flaring up his skin if he is prone to skin sensitivities. Once he’s done shaving, all he needs to do is rub in Harry’s Face Lotion afterwards. It is rich in shea butter and mint, but it also has mineral-based SPF protection, protecting him from any harmful sun rays or impurities in the air. It’s a win-win for a Father’s Day gift!
3. The Dads That Love To Smell Good On Father’s Day
When your dad puts on his best cologne, you know he is either attending something important or special. Why not treat him to a new scent that will make him feel even more special when he’s going somewhere exciting? If your dad prefers fresher, citric notes or woody, musky notes then the Hugo Boss range is for him. The ‘Boss Bottled’ Eau de Toilette gives off fresh notes of apple, and spicy cinnamon, that slowly mixes into muskier, masculine notes giving it a sensational woody scent. Leaving your dad feeling elegant and fresh. The ‘Boss Bottled’ Infinite Eau de Parfum has a balance of fresh and musky notes, with cinnamon, apple and mandarin notes that move into lavender notes and finish off with a musky sandalwood finish.
If your dad is keener of sweeter scents, then this trio of colognes might be more up his street. Gucci Guilty Cologne Eau de Toilette has notes of rosemary, bergamot and violet, giving it a sweet and clean scent. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette provides a long-lasting scent, which is perfect for day to night occasions. It has rose, cinnamon, and mandarin notes that give it a really sweet and powerful floral scent. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau de Toilette has notes of cardamom, bergamot, lavender, orange, vanilla and cinnamon, coming together to give a sweet, elegant scent. Perfect for day or night.
Do you find it hard to buy for your Dad on Father’s Day? Well here’s your chance to win something amazing for him! All you have to do is leave a comment below on what you like to do with your Dad on Father’s Day, and what kind of gifts he usually appreciates!
Until next time…