Heartfelt Gifts For Dads This Father’s Day
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Wondering what to gift a first-time dad this Father’s Day? With a new baby comes sweeping change, and for first time parents, the transition from late nights propping up the bar to seemingly never-ending night feeds can be quite the shock.
It’s undoubtedly tricky, with statistics showing that men’s anxiety levels are significantly increased during the first year of parenthood. But it’s also a wonderful and memorable moment in time, so why not gift your husband or significant other (or a friend or family member) something sentimental to show what a sterling job they’ve done in their first stint of fatherhood.
THE BEST GIFT IDEAS FOR NEW DADS
1. Finishing touches | Button and Bean, Personalised Handprint or Footprint Cufflinks
Perfect for keeping a sweet yet discrete memento of his loved ones with him at all times. It’s quick and easy to take prints with the impression kit provided, so your baby’s hand or footprint can be captured and commemorated forever.
2. Step up to the plate | Not on the High Street, Personalised Message Enamel Plate
Robust enough for camping trips or raucous picnics, emblazon this stylish enamel plate with a message for the man-of-the-hour. Before long, your offspring will be serving him breakfast in bed on it (fingers crossed).
3. Love triangle | Getting Personal, Personalised Toblerone
Are you struggling to come up with a foolproof Father’s Day present idea? Gift something everyone hopes to receive when friends or family members pass through the airport and personalise it to (hopefully) prevent others from sneakily swiping segments.
4. Building blocks | Lego, Back to the Future Time Machine
Great Scott! A gift that acknowledges that even though he’s had a baby, he’s probably still a big kid deep down. Make any fan of the beloved 80s classic roar with excitement as they build and install those iconic gull-wing doors.
5. Have a sip | Farrar & Tanner, English Pewter Whisky Glass
For a well-deserved wee dram after bedtime, that’ll ensure at least one member of the household slips easily into slumber. If whisky doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not add a touch of class to proceedings when pouring juice in the morning.
6. Take the biscuit | Biscuiteers, Classic Car Show Biscuit Tin
Until the day comes when you can splash out on a vintage motor for him, opt for the next best thing: delicious, buttery, crumbly biscuits inspired by classic cars, courtesy of baking connoisseurs Biscuiteers.
7. Sock it to them | Happy Socks, Super Dad Socks
What dad doesn’t appreciate a jolly pair of socks? These are super soft and bring a mood-boosting message and a burst of joyful colour to any ensemble. Serotonin boost guaranteed.
Commemorate a special moment by emblazoning a bottle of the French finest with a picture of your choosing. Perhaps a scan picture or your first family snap but emphasise that champagne is always better shared.
9. Wrap up | Soho Home, House Robe
A staple in Soho Houses worldwide, recreate the private members’ club feeling in your own home. Soft and snuggly, it’ll see him through night feeds and lazy Sundays on the sofa cuddled up with the family.
10. Key to success | Smythson, Leather Keyring
Luxury leather goods are always well received. This iconic cross-grain design from the British heritage label is a marriage between form and function, slipping easily into a back pocket. Add his initials for an extra special touch.
11. Skin-Soother | ClarinsMen, After Shave Energiser
The first year of parenting can be a challenging time for self-care. This lotion will refresh and soothe delicate skin and reduce razor burn and aid the healing of any nicks and cuts suffered during the shaving process.
Special offer: Spend £70 at Clarins between 3rd and 18th June and receive a FREE men’s toiletry zip bag containing seven mini grooming products (and for good measure – an additional three mini products for you!). Simply use the code ‘CLARINSMEN’ to claim your free gift.
12. Art attack | Children’s Drawing Wallet Insert
Whether your little one can rustle up a masterpiece, a scribble or anything in-between, we all know that time tends to fly, so we say every moment and every milestone is worth treasuring.
More Father’s Day skincare ideas
ClarinsMen Cleansing Kit, £25, is perfect for any no-frills man that wants an introduction to skincare. Containing a ClarinsMen Active Face Wash, Shampoo & Shower and Super Moisture Balm, it’s full of the only go-to basics he’ll need when it comes to caring for his skin.
ClarinsMen Bodycare Kit, £25, is brimming with the everyday essentials he’ll use again and again – with a full-size ClarinsMen Shampoo & Shower, along with a mini Active Face Wash and Super Moisture Balm.
For the skincare lover, try the Hydra-Essentiel [HA2] Day Cream Collection, £39, which contains a trio of super moisturising and plumping products.
Next read: The Fathers Day Gift Guide 2023