Father’s Day is simply across the nook (Sunday June 18th, to avoid wasting you having to Google!) and this 12 months Boots are celebrating all of the various kinds of dads and father figures with their Love for All Dads marketing campaign.
They’ve an enormous choice of Father’s Day Gifts out there on-line at boots.com and to indicate you a number of the big selection (and offer you a little bit of gifting inspo) I assumed that I’d select presents for a number of the most well-known fathers the world has ever recognized:
Father Time, The Godfather and… Father Christmas.
Don’t say I by no means provide you with something. Right here goes.
I’ll admit I knew little or no about Father Time; I needed to do some in-depth analysis on him earlier than deciding on an acceptable reward. I learn that he was usually depicted as an aged bearded man and in order that did throw up a little bit of a quandary: who would respect a beard-trimmer extra? Christmas or Time? Then I came upon that Father Time generally had wings and I assumed that maybe one thing to easy his feathers is perhaps a superb shout; he additionally carries a scythe – bit delinquent – and so I puzzled whether or not a little bit of vibrant hair dye, possibly pink, may make him look much less menacing and a bit extra approachable.
However no. I didn’t need to get too carried away together with his Father’s Day current and select one thing he’d then need to return. Even when he does have all the time on the earth, he doesn’t need to waste it traipsing forwards and backwards to the put up workplace with all the undesirable issues I’ve gifted him. The packets of pink hair dye or – and this was my different thought – the cross-body bag through which to soundly carry the hourglass and clock he has to cart about with him – must be relegated to the rejects pile.
In the long run I picked out one thing I knew he’d respect – anybody who’s been alive for greater than twenty years would welcome this onto their lavatory shelf and he’s been alive for, properly, without end. It’s No7 Men Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, designed to focus on deep strains and wrinkles. No7 serums are famend for delivering anti-ageing outcomes and this one is not any completely different. Slides on shortly and simply beneath any moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s the final word no-fuss big-results addition to any skincare routine. If you happen to can persuade him to have one… it’s £24.95 at Boots.
Do you know that Boots have an entire choice of actions and experiences to purchase as presents? Every little thing from supercar driving to aeroplane classes, helicopter rides to clay pigeon taking pictures. No one of their proper thoughts would belief Don Corleone with an precise gun, so Clay Pigeon taking pictures was out, however I assumed that maybe Paintballing could be an appropriate (and secure) different. The Godfather and three of his associates can select a handy paintballing location after which fireplace at one another to their hearts’ content material, realizing that they’re not going to start out a New York mob battle.
I believe that there’s an expertise reward for just about each kind of pop, on the Boots web site. It’s an absolute superstore of actions. So you may be good, and get one thing that the recipient will really like (a soothing afternoon tea, maybe, if that’s their jam), or you may actually sew them up and purchase them an expertise match for less than probably the most excessive adrenaline junkie. The selection is yours.
I don’t assume anybody would have purchased Father Christmas a beard trimmer earlier than. It’s a bit presumptuous, isn’t it? Everyone knows he likes to maintain it lengthy and fluffy over the vacation interval. However – aha! What in regards to the instances in-between? Do you actually assume he needs to cart round that monstrosity 12 months a 12 months?
Step ahead the Philips Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer with Steel Precision Technology and BeardAdapt Sensor. Now look: that is no bizarre beard trimmer. It’s just like the Rolls Royce of beard trimmers. Glossy, steel-bodied, expensively weighty within the hand. Simply sliding it from its carry case is a sensorial expertise, actually pleasant, even for me and I don’t have a beard. A lot.
That is what Santa wants from December twenty sixth till the Autumn. To trim all of it off. He’ll discover that his beard, come the next Christmas, shall be much more shapely and fluffy due to his annual shearing.
However this isn’t a trimmer reserved completely for Father Christmas: mere mortals can also witness the trendy prowess of the 9000 Status. It’s £109.99 at Boots – one for all the boys who’ve been very, excellent.
(And should you’re in search of one thing aside from a shaver, this Gifts for Him web page has all of the choices in a single place, from skincare to aftershaves and extra.)
In order that’s the three most well-known fathers catered for. However what about all the different dads? The place to start out?
Effectively actually, I’ve exhausted myself with all of this considering however I’ll provide you with a bonus suggestion for all the trendy fathers on the market: Gucci Responsible Pour Homme. Particularly the Eau de Parfum.
The Parfum is so glossy and attractive. The bottle is a little bit of a showstopper – it has a particular “if Batman wore scent” vibe – and the perfume itself is heat, woody and manageably unique. It’s a crowd-pleaser however in a massively refined approach – and who doesn’t need one thing a bit luxurious and trendy from the Home of Gucci? Daddy, Daddy Cool.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfum is £83.30 at Boots.
And should you’re nonetheless caught for concepts then take a look at this Gifts for Dad information for extra inspiration.
Costs are appropriate at time of writing and whereas shares final.
Proper, I’m going to cease there. There’s an actual threat that a few of my reward concepts may backfire on me. I need to state this proper now: I can’t be held completely accountable if Santa turns up clean-shaven for Christmas 2023…
Picture credit Boots and Unsplash
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