How is it almost Father’s Day already? We’ve got to start thinking about buying gifts for our Dad’s and Granddad’s, and with less than a week to go before the big day we’d all better get our socks pulled up and make a start!
I have scoured the region for the best of the best and here’s my 5 favourite pressies for the men in our lives.
Hotel Chocolat have invented The Beer Collection, a fabulous little box of amazing keg shaped chocolates filled with four different kinds of beer, including; Ginger Beer, Caramel Stout, Pale Cocoa Beer, and a complex Cocoa Beer. There are four of each keg, making a whopping 16 beer infused chocs per box, perfect for any dad. For more Father’s Day gift ideas from Hotel Chocolat check out this article.
Priced at £10 per box, and available in Leeds from Boar Lane or Albion Place or Online at www.hotelchocolat.com
Epionce Essential Recovery Kit
This little kit is available through Effortless Skin, and even though I’m giving it a mention as a special father’s day gift, it can also be used by women! And, won’t it make a change for us ladies to ‘borrow’ our man’s products, as they so often ‘borrow’ ours.
The Epionce Essential Recovery Kit has a number of elements, a Priming Oil to encourage faster healing (perfect pre-shave), an Enriched Firming Mask which will nourish add calm the skin (perfect for post-shave) and a Medical Barrier Cream which repairs the skin (just like a moisturiser).
Priced at £26.50 for the set of three products and available from Effortless Skin Online at www.effortlessskin.com
Yorkshire Tea is synonymous with quality, ethical sourcing, and great taste, so a pot of tea on Father’s Day morning is an absolute must.
I love the large teapot branded with Yorkshire Tea, and the cute tea caddy filed with 80 tea bags.
Priced at £15 for the 1 litre tea pot and £2.49 for the tea caddy (with 80 tea bags) both available from Amazon, or check out the Yorkshire Tea website at www.yorkshiretea.co.uk and search for Collectables.
Dermalogica’s Shave System Kit is perfect for a man who travels a lot either with work or for pleasure ensuing that they keep on top of their healthy skin routine. A simple three-step process includes using a Daily Clean Scrub and Pre-Shave Guard to prep the skin, soften the beard and minimise irritation, ingrown hair, nicks and cuts. Soothing Shave Cream will cushion the skin and reduce razor drag for a clean even shave. And Post Shave Balm and Daily Defense SPF15 will refresh and protect.
Priced at £44 for the full set and available from any Dermalogica stockist and Online at www.dermalogica.co.uk
The Aldeburgh Tan Oxford Brogue is unique to Oliver Sweeney, not just a classical choice of shoe, but because what makes the Oliver Sweeney brogue special is that it can be completed with a Sweeney Tattoo! This means that if you buy your (very lucky) Dad a pair of these stunning shoes you can choose a design of your own preference and Oliver Sweeney will use a real tattoo gun and ink to complete your shoe with your very personal design.
Using exactly the same technique and equipment as would be used for a normal tattoo (leather is a skin, after all) the incredibly talented Tattooist-in-Chief is able to tattoo any design of your choice on to any tan leather, Oliver Sweeney product.
Priced at £195 and available in Leeds at the Victoria Quarter Oliver Sweeney store, or Online at www.oliversweeney.com
Have a wonderful Father’s Day whatever you are doing, I hope the sun shines for you and it’s a Sunday to remember. I’d like to thank Hotel Chocolat, Dermalogica and Yorkshire Tea for kindly sending samples.