Father’s Day is simply across the nook (Sunday June 18th, to save lots of you having to Google!) and this yr Boots are celebrating all of the several types of dads and father figures with their Love for All Dads marketing campaign.
They’ve an enormous number of Father’s Day Gifts obtainable on-line at boots.com and to indicate you among the wide selection (and give you a little bit of gifting inspo) I assumed that I’d select presents for among 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 applicable reward. I learn that he was typically 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 discovered that Father Time typically had wings and I assumed that maybe one thing to clean his feathers could be an excellent 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 wish to get too carried away together with his Father’s Day current and select one thing he’d then should return. Even when he does have the entire time on this planet, he doesn’t wish to waste it traipsing forwards and backwards to the put up workplace with the entire undesirable issues I’ve gifted him. The packets of pink hair dye or – and this was my different thought – the cross-body bag during which to soundly carry the hourglass and clock he has to cart about with him – must be relegated to the rejects pile.
Ultimately 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, nicely, perpetually. It’s No7 Men Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, designed to focus on deep traces and wrinkles. No7 serums are famend for delivering anti-ageing outcomes and this one is not any totally different. Slides on shortly and simply beneath any moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s the last word no-fuss big-results addition to any skincare routine. When you can persuade him to have one… it’s £24.95 at Boots.
Do you know that Boots have an entire number of actions and experiences to purchase as presents? Every part from supercar driving to aeroplane classes, helicopter rides to clay pigeon taking pictures. No person 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 acceptable (and protected) various. The Godfather and three of his associates can select a handy paintballing location after which hearth at one another to their hearts’ content material, realizing that they’re not going to begin 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 possibly can be good, and get one thing that the recipient will truly like (a soothing afternoon tea, maybe, if that’s their jam), or you possibly can actually sew them up and purchase them an expertise match for less than essentially the most excessive adrenaline junkie. The selection is yours.
I don’t suppose 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 occasions in-between? Do you actually suppose he needs to cart round that monstrosity three hundred and sixty five days a yr?
Step ahead the Philips Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer with Steel Precision Technology and BeardAdapt Sensor. Now look: that is no abnormal 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 gratifying, 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, can be much more shapely and fluffy because of his annual shearing.
However this isn’t a trimmer reserved completely for Father Christmas: mere mortals might also witness the trendy prowess of the 9000 Status. It’s £109.99 at Boots – one for the entire boys who’ve been very, superb.
(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 the entire different dads? The place to begin?
Effectively actually, I’ve exhausted myself with all of this considering however I’ll provide you with a bonus advice for the entire fashionable fathers on the market: Gucci Responsible Pour Homme. Particularly the Eau de Parfum.
The Parfum is so modern and horny. 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 means – and who doesn’t need one thing a bit luxurious and classy 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 try this Gifts for Dad information for extra inspiration.
Costs are right at time of writing and whereas shares final.
Proper, I’m going to cease there. There’s an actual danger that a few of my reward concepts may backfire on me. I wish 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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