A Father's Day Gift Guide

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Father's Day is almost here again in the UK (It's on June 21st for anyone who doesn't know) and I thought I would do a gift guide this year because I really enjoyed doing my Mother's Day gift guide back in March. So I've decided to do an array of ideas from budget to more high-end price tags. So here it is!

First up we have The Gruff Stuff "The Face Set" RRP £42* which is vegan and cruelty-free and contains two of their must-have products which are The Spray Moisturiser and The Eye Balm. The Spray Moisturiser has a fuss-free spray applicator which means there are no excuses for your dad or father figure to skip their skincare routine. The moisturiser spray is scented with a cedarwood and citrus fruits fragrance and helps to restore the natural moisture barrier and balances oil production levels so is ideal for reducing redness, stress and irritation. The Eye Balm is a super hydrating, anti-ageing serum balm and contains potent ingredients such as liquorice, Persian tree extracts and matcha green tea extracts to help fade dark circles, reduce puffiness and firm the eye area. Available exclusively from thegruffstuff.com. They also sell their products separately which is handy to know if you're putting together a selection of gifts or a hamper-style gift. Their The Spray On Body Lotion RRP £24* has a fast-drying formula and is jam-packed with vitamins, antioxidants and aloe vera juice to heal and hydrate irritated skin. The Babassu oil and Kakadu plum extract both help to soften the skin whilst improving its texture and protecting it from signs of ageing and free radical damage. I can already tell you right now that my dad is going to love the selection of products from The Gruff Stuff mostly because of the easy to use spray applicators. 

Next, we have Notebook Fragrances Citrus & Green Tea EDT For Him/For Her RRP £19.99* available from After Beauty which I thought I would give a quick mention because it's a really nice fresh citrusy scent (that doesn't smell like washing-up liquid like some citrusy scents do). Notebook Fragrances also have quite a decent selection of fragrances to choose from if you don't think your dad will like the citrus scent and although it's an EDT, the scent does last pretty well and comes in a lovely notebook styled box.

If your dad/granddad or father figure is more into gardening and wildlife then maybe the robust Henry Bell Heavy Duty Bird Feeder RRP £9.99* would make the perfect gift along with a bag of their Superior Seed Mix RRP £7.49 (4kg)* to attract wild birds such as Housesprarrows, Dunnocks and Bullfinches. The bird feeder is made of aluminium which means it's made to last and is finished in a striking black colour. It's super easy to fill and clean with the easy to lift off lid and has three feeding stations and an all-in-one base that offers more perch space and enables the collection of feed debris. It also has a drainage solution too. Unfortunately, the tree branch I had planned to hang the feeder from isn't as strong as it actually looks and because I miscalculated the size of the feeder (it's bigger and heavier than expected when full), it isn't suitable to hang anywhere else in our garden because I worry about our pesky cats getting at the birds as the feeder would be hanging too low. So I've actually given the feeder to my neighbour who already has multiple feeders high up in her garden where the cats can't get to them and she was so happy to receive it, which was nice. So although it's a shame that we can't have it in our own garden, at least it's going to be used by the wild birds in my neighbours garden which I will be able to see from my bedroom window once she has put the feeder up. You can put seed, peanut and fat ball feeders in the feeder and Henry Bell products are easy to get hold of as they are available nationwide in 150+ garden centres and online such as Dobbies, pet shops and online mainstream retailers.

Funderm are skincare brand from Israel whose products are unisex and cater for oily/combination skin types. Their products all have super fun packaging and they mean business as they use a BioTech Prebiotic and Probiotic "In & Out" formula. They currently have six products available and offer free worldwide shipping. I've actually been trying out two of the three products I was sent with them being a unisex skincare brand and I've got to say, I'm really enjoying them so far. 

I've been using the NO DRAMA Natural Red Clay Mask RRP £32* which is packed with active ingredients and leaves your skin feeling really well cleansed (without that horrible stripped feeling) and it also has a really nice fresh, clean scent. You only have to leave it on for 5-7 minutes so it's a great face mask to have at hand if you ever in a rush to leave the house but need a quick skin pick-me-up. The other product I've been trying out is the WAS BAD Invisible Anti-Pimples Gel Treatment RRP £29* which is infused with their active Prebiotic and Probiotic complex for problematic skin. It's thicker than any spot treatment I've used before but it does melt into your skin easily and I do feel like it combats breakouts pretty quickly (particularly whitehead spots). The third product which I have but haven't tried yet is their LAVI DAVI Gummies Nutri-Cosmetic Supplements RRP £32* which are gluten-free, contain 0% fat and have a "yummy grape flavour" according to Funderm. They claim that taking two gummies per day can help improve your skin (and the reviews on their website sound promising!). I haven't got around to trying these just yet as I'm currently about to start testing some different supplements but I will keep you updated. The gummies contain natural active ingredients such as collagen, phosphatidylserine and their Prebiotic and Probiotic complex as well as Vitamin A, Biotin, Niacin and Zinc. All products are available from Funderm.

Another gift idea if you're stuck on what to buy is a gift vouchers, whether you buy your dad, granddad or father figure a voucher for their fave store or support a local business and buy a voucher for something/somewhere he's never been before. I think gift vouchers are super handy and something that tends to get overlooked.

Here are some other ideas if you're putting together a gift box/hamper together for your dad, granddad or father figure this Father's Day...

First up is Chocolate, just because you just can't go wrong with chocolate (unless they don't like it or are allergic obviously lol). 

Razors always seem to go down well with my dad, I would recommend maybe looking into buying a proper safety razor which you can buy on Amazon just because it's more eco-friendly and also more cost-effective. However, my dad is disabled and I think he just feels more comfortable using the disposable ones because he would potentially struggle to change the razor blades on a safety razor due to his arthritis so disposables are what works for him.

I also think things such as deodorants and aftershaves from places such as Superdrug, Boots, B&M are an ideal way to bulk up a hamper or gift box. I've also got to mention the new Baylis and Harding GOODNESS range because I think the Lemongrass & Ginger scent from the GOODNESS range (which I reviewed here) would go down a treat at father's day because it's so lovely and refreshing and super affordable too! 

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