Father’s Day: Healthy’s gift picks
With Father’s Day coming up on the 19th, chances are you’re scratching your head trying to figure out something to treat him to that doesn’t revolve around the usual chocolates/gardening set combo.
Never ones to let you down, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas – from fashion to an afternoon out to the latest tech – and for all budgets. Take a look below to discover some of our favourite picks and make your present buying that little bit simpler…
Ginetta Holdall, £195, ginettashop.com
Whether the dad in focus prefers to hit the gym or saunter off on long weekends abroad, this bag from Ginetta is ideal for holding all his gear. The black with orange detailing makes it chic without being embarrassingly so for the older gent, and its size is ideal for packing everything in while still being able to be stashed away in a locker (whether that’s at the leisure centre or overhead on the plane).
Premium Gardening Set, £17.99, dobbies.com
Yes, yes, this may seem like a bit of a cliched gift idea, but there are plenty of fathers out there who are partial to pottering about the flowerbeds, especially now that summer is upon us. This classy set from Dobbies contains the three essentials to tackle those weeds and new shrubs – a hand fork, hand trowel and patio knife – and its crafted ash handles and stainless steel heads make for comfortable usage and durability that will see him through this Father’s Day – and well beyond.
Al fresco dining at The Terrace, The Royal Horseguard’s Hotel
Celebrate your dad in style by treating him to dinner and drinks at The Terrace on Father’s Day. Part of The Royal Horseguard’s Hotel in Whitehall, London, this gorgeous outdoor space provides an oasis of calm chic on the bank of the River Thames. With a delicious menu (we can vouch for the great taste as we devoured some of their offerings ourselves) including nibbles such as spicy houmous with crispy flatbreads, to teriyaki beef and tiger prawn sharing platters and a BBQ extravaganza catering to meat lovers and vegetarians alike, it’ll be a feast to remember.
Adidas Response Shorts, £25, adidas.co.uk
Old or young, we all know the importance of fitting in regular exercise – and there’s no more comfortable or classically stylish way for Dad to get through his than in these shorts from Adidas. The drawcord, elasticated waistband helps provide a perfect fit, while the climate fabric maintains comfort by sweeping away sweat from the skin. Plus, the zip pocket on the back is the perfect place to stash a phone and keys while out on a run.
Ankle grazers, from £3.99, sockshop.co.uk
Socks are for life, not just for Christmas – and make an ideal gift this Father’s Day if you’re not able to splash the cash (or simply like giving your dad something you know he’ll definitely get some use out of). Home to every colour, style, pattern and design you can possibly think of, chances are you’ll be able to find something perfect over at the Sock Shop. We love the fun (but classy) design of the Planes and Striped Socks duo (£5.99), made with light bamboo fibre so they help to keep feet fresher; the triple pack Pringle Rainbow Stripe ankle socks (£8.99) that are perfect for pairing with trainers; the cotton Colour Burst Maroon socks (£3.99) which provide a pop of colour for those less brave to don a full-on pattern; and the Pantherella Ludgate Triangled Socks (£12.99) which have an on-trend design but are still smart enough for hitting the office in.
Roberts R100 Radio, £250, johnlewis.com
For the music loving dad in your life, the R100 Wireless Stereo from Roberts is his ideal partner-in-crime. While the Roberts range usually possess a more vintage look, the new R1 models have combined this with sleeker, more modern touches to create a more up-to-date model in both looks and technology. With wireless technology it can be used as a standalone speaker or part of a multi-room set up, and with a USB port, bluetooth capabilities, internet streaming and Spotify options, this is far more than just a fancy looking radio.
ManCave Grooming, from £5.99, hollandandbarrett.com
The majority of chaps out there seem to think that skin care involves a quick scrub of soap in the shower – if the suds make it as far north as their face then that’s an added bonus. But men’s faces need as much TLC as women’s, so give your dad some ManCave goodies this Father’s Day to give him a gentle nudge in the right direction. Why not make up your own little gift set trio of Face Scrub, Face Wash and Post Shave Balm?
Grow It – Chilli Plant, £12.95, prezzybox.com
If your dad is a bit of a foodie, then this set is just the ticket to help spice up his Father’s Day. Containing five different varieties of chilli seeds, including tabasco, tepin and Hungarian hot wax, he can relish sowing and watching his efforts grow before picking them and enjoying them in meals – just make sure he warns you before you tuck into your helping!
Pantelligent, £169.99, thefowndry.com
Whether your dad is a whizz in the kitchen or needs a bit of a helping hand, this clever cooking pan will help him perfect his culinary concoctions every time. Syncing with your Smartphone and accompanying app via a 50ft range Bluetooth connection, its in-built temperature sensors help guide you through the cooking process of even the trickiest recipes by telling you exactly when your food is perfectly cooked and ready to serve up. There’s even a tape measure function on screen so you can enter in the thickness of your steak or salmon fillet for a super precise cook, and its non-stick coating makes the washing up process easy, too.