It’s that time of year again. On the 20th of June it’ll be time to celebrate the Dads in our lives. We’ve put together a list of our favourite gifts that we think any Dad would be chuffed to receive for Father’s Day in 2021.
Melitta Epour Filter Coffee Machine
Keep dads going throughout the day with a coffee machine. We’ve picked the Epour from Melitta as it offers an affordable price with great features. According to Melitta, every detail is devised to perfect coffee preparation. It has a rotating water outlet with individual brewing profiles, a pre-brewing function and a constantly high brewing temperature.
Lyle & Scott Clothing and Barrel Bag
Just because you’re a dad, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still look good. Now that we’re starting to be able to travel around the country and actually go out, new threads are even more important. Lyle & Scott have a huge collection of great looking clothes for both casual and more formal occasions. We’ve picked the Denim Overshirt and Navy Polo Shirt along with the Barrel Bag for those weekends away.
Cost: £80 (Denim Overshirt), £50 (Polo Shirt), £55 (Barrel Bag)
Whisky – J&B Rare and The Glenlivet 12
This one is fairly obvious. Every man should have a good tipple in the cupboard and this year we’re looking at Whisky as the one to go for. We’ve raided the Average Joes booze cabinet and picked out these two. If you budget is tighter but you want to get something very drinkable, the J&B Rare blended whisky is a great choice. At under £20 on Amazon it’s very good value and a well known brand. The Glenlivet 12 is a fine single malt, aged for 12 years. It costs a bit more but it’s well worth it for a smooth and distinctive taste.
Costs: £19.09 (J&B Rare), £38.11 (The Glenlivit 12 with two whisky glasses).
Bulldog skincare, shampoo and grooming
No matter how old you are, looking after your skin is important. Looking good is important too and that’s why we’ve gone with the range of products from Bulldog. We’re not picking any one product as everything we’ve tested has been great. They offer skincare, grooming products, shampoos and much more made specifically for men.
LYNX car air fresheners
Send your dad back to the 90s every time he drives his car with a Lynx air freshener. We’re rocking a bit of Africa in our Audi E Tron long termer and it takes our Editor right back his teenage years every time he gets behind the wheel.
Costs: From £2.50
In our recent review, we declared the Apple Airtag as a no-brainer purchase for anyone with an iPhone. Therefore if your Dad has an iPhone then it’s a no-brainer purchase for Father’s Day too. He’ll never lose his keys again.
Cost: £29 (Single), £99 (four pack)
ANATOME – London apothecary
Anatomē offer a wide range of products from wellness supplements to candles and even bath salts. We recently tried their Muscle Ease + Skin Restoring Bath Salts, their Recovery + Sleep Candle and their Focus + Concentration Essential Oil. All seemed to have a high degree of quality and smelt great. We loved the retro feel of the labels and design. Our editor has even stolen the essential oil to use in his home diffuser!
CARL FRIEDRIK KEY ORGANISER
Now that you Dad won’t lose his keys thanks to his new AirTag, he needs a better way of transporting them. Yes a keyring works but it’s hardly stylish. The Key organiser from Carl Friedrik is made from real leather and holds up to six keys. Not only is it stylish but it’ll stop them from scratching other things in your pockets. Available in a range of colours with optional personalisation (up to five letters).
Harry’s is a regular feature in our buying lists as their shaving products are simply great. This time we’ve picked their new skincare range as they offer great value and Harry’s usual level of quality. They’re designed for everyday use so your Dad can look his best all-the-time!
Costs: from £5
We might all glued to our screens but most Dads like to read something printed on paper. Why not treat them to a behind the scenes look at the world of the live Top Gear events courtesy of Jeremy Clarkson’s former girlfriend and long-time colleague, Phillipa Sage in her new book; Off-Road with Clarkson, Hammond and May. It offers a candid insight into the interesting and chaotic world of the Top Gear live shows. Each story is gripping and you won’t want to put it down. Alternatively, if you’d rather give your Dad something inspiring then Unforgettable Journeys is a must have. It includes 200 amazing bucket-list worthy journeys from around the world. It includes some stunning photography and interest facts about these trips of a lifetime.
Costs: £4 (Off-Road with Clarkson Hammond and May), £15.85 (Unforgettable Journeys)