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From man-dles to Ronaldo’s undies – what Dad really wants for Father’s Day

Fathers are always so difficult to buy for, aren’t they? Socks, undies, a bottle of whisky, a nasal hair trimmer, perhaps? Or maybe not. So here’s some inspo ahead of Dad’s Day on Sunday, June 20, to honour the main man.

According to Prnewswire, men bought a startling 79,000 candles a month in 2017 at an average of £20 which means ‘man candles’ will make a brilliant gift this Father’s Day.

Luxury candle maker Jo Macfarlane who produces artisan hand-poured, vegan and sustainable candles says: “Do men love candles?” Of course and, in fact, the gentlemen that come along to the candle making workshops are more into their candles than the ladies.”

According to Don Sloan, founder of Candle Reviews Site: “Guys deal with stress all day long and they enjoy a glass of wine and the smell of a relaxing candle in the evening as much as a woman does”.

Here are Jo Macfarlane’s recommendations for Father’s Day:

Highland Ghillie

From our Scottish Range set in our Apothecary style tin with lid. Rich woody & masculine, herbaceous, thyme, rosemary, cedar, sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli. £18.

Black Pepper & Amber

From the Signature Range set in cool matte white glass finished with gold. Nestled in the glass is a sumptuous scent of orange, lemon, black pepper, rosemary, clove, bouquets of jasmine, patchouli, soft musks and amber which emulate the perfect ambiance for a relaxing Father’s Day. £28.

Oriental Noir

From the Luxe Range, hand-blown black glass finished with gold leaf.  Vibrant and captivating bergamot, verbena, pink pepper, violet, black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, geranium, rose, iris, Indonesian patchouli, amber, vetiver, oppoponax, vanilla & musk. £120.

Historic newspapers

Dads love a bit of history, so a newspaper book maybe just the thing. Historic Newspapers’ bespoke football books don’t just make it possible to view the past, you can also explore it.

Each book is specially bound by hand and contains rare newspaper coverage of your chosen team. The recipient’s name is also gold embossed on the cover, meaning these football history books make unique gifts that can be looked back upon time and time again. Prices starts at £29.99. Click here for Historic Newspapers.

Cristiano’s knickers

CR7 Trunks 3 Pack – A package for your package – delivered on repeat. You don’t need to have abs like Cristiano Ronaldo or the skills, all you need is confidence in your own body. PantsandSocks.com offers a range of pants and you’d guessed it socks, for all body types including the on-trend dadbods. This CR7 Three-pack is made with the finest materials: a luxurious composite blend of all-natural cotton for comfort and breathability, and elastane for a confident, perfect fit.

Costing £25 from PantsandSocks.com the price can reduce by a further 10% if you subscribe to get them delivered regularly, every month, 2 months, or 3 months. They’ll be delivered fresh through your door. Saving money in the process, other brands include Ted Baker, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, GANT, and more.

Smellies

Solid Cologne – Made from natural wax the skin-friendly cologne is applied directly to the skin. Solid Cologne offers 13 stunning colognes and is made from natural ingredients including beeswax, shea butter & jojoba oil. which all support, hydrate, and protect the skin.

The portable small pocket-sized sliding tins have a certain aura about them and are perfect for carrying in pockets, gym bags and are even suitable for in-flight bags. Discreetly packaged, the application is fast and easy. Whip it out wherever you are and stay sharp whatever the occasion. Prices start from £19.99 from SolidCologne.co.uk

Beardy beauty

The Gentlemen’s Beard Tin will keep those good looks going anytime, anywhere – with Gentleman’s Beard Tin. You’re on the go, whether it’s work or play, and Gentleman’s Beard Tin has all you need to keep you looking dapper 24/7.

With its stainless-steel trimming scissors, 10 ml of beard oil, and double-sided pear wood comb, you’ll have all you need for grooming in a reusable tin. The Gentleman’s Beard Tin includes everything a man on-the-go needs. Whether you’re into the lumberjack or hipster look, or anything in between, the Gentleman’s Beard Tin will give you the look you’re after in a small, reusable tin with all the goodies you need to keep that handsome face neatly trimmed.

The Gentlemen’s Beard Tin costs £9.95 from Pear Tree Collection

Top notch car products

Revive is a new range of premium car cleaning products made in Britain, developed by a chemist, professional car detailer and classic car specialist. Whether you drive a hatchback, an SUV, a luxury hypercar or an estate, the bar has been set high with latest kid on the car cleaning block that is endorsed by classic car collectors – REVIVE Auto Apothecary, available at Buy Britain

Revive Auto Apothecary products

The REVIVE products are used by the country’s top detailers who work with million pound cars and are endorsed by the Bugatti Owners Club and Supercar Fest. The formulations are kind to older paintwork and historic vehicle interior and exterior trim – such as chrome, leather and wood but work brilliantly on modern motors too. Every product is hand-made, bottled, labelled and boxed. 

Check out these products below for your car-loving dad this Father’s Day:

  • REVIVE Luxury Wax Set  £49.95 REVIVE’s top of the range carnauba car wax or car polish is their very own, handmade, in-house custom blend of waxes, including finest T1 grade carnauba and natural beeswax. Beautifully packaged. Excellent for chrome when you don’t need a light ‘polish’ but durable protection and great gloss finish.
  • REVIVE Snow Foam (1L) for car cleaning £14.95 This is a rich foaming pre-cleaner to spray on with a snow foam lance so as to loosen and safely remove grime. Beautifully packaged, our products make a great Father’s Day gift.
  • The REVIVE Deep Cleanse Dirt Removal package at £43.85 aims to remove as much dirt as possible before putting a hand (mitt!) on the delicate paintwork. The REVIVE boys favourite deep cleaning products here in this package get rid of dirt and grime, bugs, grit, dust and road film with ease – then shampoo, hand-wash and GO
  • The REVIVE Father’s Day gift box £19.95 contains three sample bottles of our hand-made car cleaning products and 2 microfibre towels. The perfect – and very affordable – gift set for Dad or Granddad and his car (or bike)
Diane Cooke
Diane Cooke is a three times award-winning journalist who has worked for UK national/regional newspapers, magazines and websites.

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