Find the perfect present to show your dad how much you care…
Buying gifts for Dad can be tricky. If he’s the type to say, ‘I have everything I could possibly need’, then you may require a little assistance. For that, here’s our curated edit of the best gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmases and anything else you can think of! There’s something to delight every type of dad out there – we promise!
First things first, consider what his likes and dislikes are. Is he tech-obsessed? Does he love a grooming gift? Or perhaps he’s into sentimental presents? The answers will help steer you in the right direction. From grooming gadgets to sophisticated scents, we have you covered with our top gift ideas for dads below. Happy shopping!
The best fragrance gifts for dads
After an easy win for the dad who has everything? Turn your attention to the latest fragrances. While he may already have a signature scent, adding to his collection will be greatly appreciated as he can build a fragrance wardrobe (who wouldn’t want that?) to mix up his scent with his mood or occasion.
Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Night Eau de Toilette 100ml, £72
- Size: 100ml
- Fragrance family: Woody Aromatic
This scent is a definite crowd-pleaser that will have people asking him, ‘what are you wearing?’ It’s rich and intense with a warming blend of aromatic lavender, lemon, spicy cardamon and creamy sandalwood.
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum 75ml, £67
- Size: 75ml
- Fragrance family: Woody
A firm favourite, you can’t go wrong with this sophisticated scent. It has that classic masculine smell – all fresh and clean – with warming wood, powdery orris root and a citrus kick to boot. Oh, and the scent lingers long after spritzing. Big tick!
Giorgio Armani Code Profumo Eau de Parfum 110ml, £92
- Size: 110ml
- Fragrance family: Woody Amber
Not only does this fragrance look the part, with a sculpted bottle inspired by the Armani tuxedo cummerbund, it smells the part, too. Intense and moreish, expect a refreshing opening of crisp apple and mandarin that soon dries down to a woody, smoky base.
Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau de Toilette 100ml, £76
- Size: 100ml
- Fragrance family: Fougère (fern)
Inspired by the depths of the ocean, this fresh and aquatic number combines crisp bergamot with earthy vetiver and warm tonka bean that’s designed for the ‘modern adventurer’. If that sounds like your dad, this could be the perfect present pick.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Eau de Toilette 100ml, £76
- Size: 100ml
- Fragrance family: Woody Aromatic
If he fancies himself as a bit of a cool dad, this fragrance is just the ticket. The scent is energising and powerful with lemon, vetiver and vanilla, while the bottle is futuristic with a robot-inspired design that’s guaranteed to look cool on the bathroom shelf.
The best skincare and grooming gifts for dads
If you’re after gifts for new dads or dads-to-be, a grooming gift is a great idea that will encourage him to invest in a little self-care and ‘me time’. From a luxurious face serum to an everyday cleanser, kit him out with a skincare staple (or two).
Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-gel Concentrate 48ml, £39
- Size: 50m
If his skin is dehydrated (telltale signs include a dull, lacklustre complexion), treat him to this lightweight water-gel that’s brimming with water-binding ingredients to help deliver a hefty dose of hydration.
Lancôme Men Génific HD Face Serum 50ml, £61.50
- Size: 50ml
This powerful face serum helps refine skin texture and bolsters the appearance of radiance with a hard-working formula that was 10 years in the making. Tell him to apply daily after cleansing for healthier-looking, happier skin in a matter of weeks.
L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Beard Face Wash 200ml, £9.99
- Size: 200ml
If he’s sporting a beard, this is a skincare essential that’s guaranteed to get used up. The multitasking face wash cleanses skin and hair to help remove flakes, residue and odour for a super-soft beard that smells fresh.
The best electrical grooming tool gifts for dads
On the hunt for practical gifts for Dad? Consider the search over as we’ve found the ideal grooming gadgets that will not be cast aside, collecting dust on the shelf. No, this lot makes for a far more interesting gift than another pair of socks.
Braun Series 9 Pro 9419s Electric Shaver, £449.99
- Five-piece set
- Comes with a travel case, charging stand and smart plug
This tool gently lifts and cuts every single hair (including those tricky long, flat ones) for a smooth, even shave. It’s on the pricier side, so why not club together with a family member to spoil Dad?
Philips Series 9000 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver with Quick Clean Pod S9987/55, £469.99
- Comes with a charging stand and travel case
If he’s into high-tech tools (and you have siblings you can go Dutch with to help spread the cost), treat him to this electric shaver that’s powered by artificial intelligence (yes, really) for a personalised experience and barber-worthy results. It can be used wet or dry and has up to 60 minutes of cordless shaving time once fully charged.
BaBylissMEN Super-X Metal Series Cordless Hair Clipper, £119.99
- Comes with a USB charging stand and storage pouch
If he’s continued to cut his own hair since the first lockdown, kit him out with this cordless hair trimmer that boasts a robust metal design, 10 comb guides (0.8mm-25mmm) and Japanese steel blades that effortlessly glide through hair.
Remington Titanium Electric Foil Shaver MS5120, £99.99
- Exclusive to Boots
- Storage pouch included
The perfect addition to any grooming kit, this top tool from Remington is a great gift that features patented titanium technology to ensure the cutters remain sharp for a close, even shave, every time.
Wahl Classic Edition Clipper Gift Set, £79.99
- Vanity case included
A slightly more affordable option, this grooming gift set comes complete with a corded trimmer, a battery-operated beard trimmer, eight comb attachments, a storage case, hairdressing scissors and a comb. Considering what you get, it’s great bang for your buck.
The best tech gifts for dads
If he’s tech-obsessed but his present preferences veer more towards lifestyle than grooming, treat him to a gadget gift that will keep him entertained in his free time. Out of ideas? Our gift inspo below is guaranteed to please every dad, from a mini Instax camera to a wireless portable speaker.
Fresh 'n Rebel Caps wireless headphones ruby, £59.99
- Bluetooth operated
- Rechargeable battery
- Average play time: up to 10h
These wireless headphones will get you into his good books. They boast amazing sound, deep bass and a stylish design in deep maroon. All he has to do is pair them with his phone via Bluetooth and press play on his favourite music/podcast/programme.
Veho M3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with twin pair mode, £15
- Size: 1.5 inches
- Power: 3W
- Playback time: up to 12 hours
Small-in-size but mighty in power, this portable Bluetooth wireless speaker is a great pick for the dad who loves his music. It can be used at home and on holiday as the compact design travels light. The battery is also rechargeable and lasts up to 12 hours.
JVC Gumy Mini True Wireless Earphone HA-A5T Assorted Colours, £30
- Battery life: 15 hours
If he doesn’t own a pair of wireless earphones, show him what he’s missing out on with this pair from JVC. A sleek design, they have three different-sized attachments to suit all ear shapes and sizes, as well as a case to keep earphones safe.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera blue, £69.99
- Built-in selfie lens and selfie mirror
- Built-in automatic exposure
- Two customisable shutter buttons
A thoughtful gift for an occasion like Father’s Day, this Instax Mini camera can capture those special family moments in a single click. It’s easy to use and comes with a built-in selfie lens, automatic exposure and credit card-sized prints that are great for sharing.
Fujifilm Instax SQ1 instant camera terracotta orange, £119.99
- Selfie mode and selfie mirror
- Automatic exposure
- Includes hand strap
If he fancies himself as a bit of a photographer, spoil him with this slick instant camera that produces rich, vibrant and atmospheric photographs on a retro-style square film. The camera also has automatic exposure, a selfie mode and a useful hand strap for on-the-go snaps.
The best personalised gifts for dads
Determined to be the favourite child? Go all out with a personalised present that will truly be treasured. From a sentimental woven bracelet that features his initials to a bespoke watch box engraved with his name – these unique gifts for dad will be very well received.
Treat Republic Personalised Men's dual Leather Woven Bracelet, £30
- Size: 21cm x 1.2cm
- Personalise with up to three initials and a message up to 15 characters long
Not only is this dual-leather woven bracelet super stylish, but it can be personalised in two ways – with his initials and with a short message. Made from hard-wearing woven leather, it will last well, though make sure he keeps it away from water.
Treat Republic Personalised 12 Piece Watch Box, £39.99
- Size: 30cm x 20cm x 8cm
If he’s a man of many watches, gift him this luxurious storage box that houses 12 individual compartments. Inside, the fine felt fabric will keep his wristwear dust- and scratch-free. While on the outside, you can personalise the box with a name or monogram that’s engraved onto a silver plaque.
Treat Republic Personalised Silver Love Note Metal Wallet Keepsake, £14.99
- Size: 8.5cm x 5.5cm x 0.1 cm
- Personalise with a message up to 150 characters long
This metal insert makes for a lovely gift that can be personalised with a message up to 150 characters long, split across two lines. They can keep this gift inside their cards wallet and be reminded of you every time they look at it.
Personalised Photo Phone Cases, from £14.99
- Available for different phone sizes
A brilliant gift idea for dads, these sturdy phone cases can be personalised with a photograph of your choice. There’s also the option to experiment with layouts, add text as well as clip art. Our advice? Go for a picture of the family (or family pet) – he will adore it.