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7 Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Use

Posted on September 06 2016

Sometimes dad’s can be a picky bunch. You want to show them how much you care, but when you try and tease out a clue, it can be really tough! What do you get for a person that says they don’t want anything? You know that deep down he is secretly hoping to be showered with father’s day gifts as a thank you for their hard work ferrying the kids around and taking care of all their needs. But what’s the secret?

What do you buy the man who has everything? Here’s our list of the unique father’s day gifts that are sure to impress your other half.

What to Buy … the Old-School Dad: A razor blade with a tin

Razor blade with tin box

Why He’ll Love It: There’s something very special about a close-shave, particularly with a perfectly sharp blade. With this amazing gift, dad will be able to be his own barber – 1920s style – he’ll enjoy being able to DIY a straight razor shave at home with this nifty set featuring a razor blade and a container. Throw in a towel, too, so he can pat his face dry afterwards.

What to Buy ... the Dad who loves a tipple: A decanter and snifter set

Whiskey Decanter

Why He’ll Love It: Toast your whiskey-adoring partner with a decanter and set of glasses for his bourbon or scotch. These unique father’s day gifts are specially designed with a smaller rim to swirl the liquor around to release the aroma, while the set comes in a cool wooden box for proudly displaying on his shelf.

What to Buy … the Hard-Working Dad: A personalised pen

Why He’ll Love It: If your husband seems to spend more than half his time at work, he’ll appreciate a personalised pen and holder so he can remember the kids every time he signs a contract or jots down some notes. With its sleek shape and personal monogram, this item is also bound to impress his colleagues.

What to Buy ...the Style-Icon Dad: Monogrammed cufflinks

Why He’ll Love It: Is the father of your kids is known for being discerning when it comes to clothing? Then opt for some cool cufflinks with his name engraved on them. Or, better yet, get the kids’ initials etched onto them so he can gaze at them lovingly before closing that important deal. Cufflinks are a great way for people to show off their style in a subtle, low-key way.

What to Buy … the Handy-man Dad: A leather tool-belt attachment

Why He’ll Love It: If he’s always tinkering, but forever scrabbling around for his tools, make sure he’s got them on hand with this belt attachment. It’s made from high quality, durable leather that can be etched with his name and has lots of useful pockets for his screwdriver, nails and so on. There’s also a larger suede version for the workman or super-serious DIYer.

What to Buy … the High-Flying Dad: Luggage tags

Why He’ll Love It:  Does your man love to jet-set across the world, but does he often end up in a different destination than his luggage? If so, it’s time to get dad some high quality, personalised luggage tags. These aluminium items are amazingly durable and come with his name and details laser etched on them in case his bag goes missing at the airport. They're also available in a host of colours to suit his preference. No matter where in the world your partner has left for, he’ll know that his suitcase will be there when he lands.

What to Buy … the Adventurer: A utility tool with LED pen

Why He’ll Love It: Does your man love to get out into the great outdoors, to sleep under the stars and explore the wilderness? If that’s the case, then you should get the old man a pen knife replete with all the features he needs when he’s channelling Bear Grylls in the woods. This stainless steel utility tool includes an LED torch, keychain, bottle opener, screwdriver and knife. One of these as a unique father's day gift will be useful for all of you when you hit the coast as a family for the weekend. Just get it engraved with his name on it and a sweet little message from the kids.

No matter what you get the man in your life this father’s day, he’ll appreciate it. After all, it’s the thought that counts. But if you give the idea a bit of thought and pick something that really suits his personality, your gift will be heartfelt and any Dad out there will totally love it.

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