Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Quirky Father's Day Gift Guide


So it's that time of year again when all the usual suspect magazines "guide" you to buying tie pins, boxed selections of 'world' beers, boring old cuff links, bland ties, leather driving
gloves, three-pack beige socks and generally the most dull gift ideas you could ever think of for Father's Day. So for something a bit more interesting, here's a round up of some quirky options out there...



For the Dad who Thinks He's Bear Grylls 


Wearable sleeping bag, from £87 on Amazon





Cabin Porn, £13.60 on Amazon




One-man tent, £142 on Amazon





For Your Dad, the Budding Writer




Restored vintage typewriters, from £65 from London Typewriters





Snazzy pocket pen, £5 from Herb Lester Associates




Oh Snap Brown Leather Journal, £20 at Urban Outfitters





Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, £7.69 at Amazon




For the Cult Movie Lover



Smokey and the Bandit poster, £30 on Etsy




All the Hitchcock classics: Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds, in a box for £8.99, at Amazon




Set of 8 fictional notepads from hotels in movies, £18 from Herb Lester Associates




Spaghetti Western box set, £15.93 on Amazon






For the Dad who Enjoys a Sneaky Drink




Mini bar hollow book with flask and shot glasses! £68.94, from Book Rooks on Etsy




Experimental Cocktail Club: London, Paris, New York, £16.59 at Amazon



... or the Odd Traditional Pub Crawl 




A London Pub Pub for Every Occasion by Herb Lester, £6.94 on Amazon





For the Vinyl-Loving Hipster Dad 



Crosley Wood Record Player, £165 from Urban Outfitters




Crosley record player stand, £90 from Urban Outfitters



A Selection of Timeless Vinyl, browse here




For the Young-at-Heart Dad


Fruity inflatable beach drink holder, £15 from Urban Outfitters




For the Dad with a Sweet Tooth



Homemade "Healthy" Mini Donuts – recipe here



Sushi-shaped sweets on a tray, £10 from Urban Outfitters




Homemade Whisky, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon bark – recipe here





For the Scatty Dad 



Andy Warhol Brillo memoblock, £10.99 from Urban Outfitters



Tin Tin Wall Clock, $30 at Society 6



Letterboards, from $50 at Three Potato Four



For the Globetrotter



Vintage-style globe, £19.99 here





The Everywhere Box from Herb Lester: 42 folder pocket-sized guides to the world's greatest cities 





Vintage motel explorer key ring, $8, at Three Potato Four




For the Self-Conscious Sporty Dad







For ANY Type of Dad at all...



Breakfast in bed, delivered to his door, £12 for 2 people from Brunch Box (Brighton only)

2 comments:

  1. Wow, wish I had seen this, breakfast in bed from Brunch Box! Now I want a letterboard never mind a dad! I have Cabin Porn, love it! :-) xx

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    1. I disappear into cabin porn for hours! Essential weekend reading! x

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