Father’s Day is simply across the nook (Sunday June 18th, to save lots of you having to Google!) and this yr Boots are celebrating all of the various kinds of dads and father figures with their Love for All Dads marketing campaign.
They’ve an enormous collection of Father’s Day Gifts accessible on-line at boots.com and to point out you among the big selection (and give you a little bit of gifting inspo) I believed that I’d select presents for among the most well-known fathers the world has ever identified:
Father Time, The Godfather and… Father Christmas.
Don’t say I by no means provide you with something. Right here goes.
I’ll admit I knew little or no about Father Time; I needed to do some in-depth analysis on him earlier than deciding on an applicable present. I learn that he was usually depicted as an aged bearded man and in order that did throw up a little bit of a quandary: who would admire a beard-trimmer extra? Christmas or Time? Then I came upon that Father Time generally had wings and I believed that maybe one thing to clean his feathers could be a great shout; he additionally carries a scythe – bit delinquent – and so I questioned whether or not a little bit of vibrant hair dye, perhaps pink, would possibly make him look much less menacing and a bit extra approachable.
However no. I didn’t need to get too carried away together with his Father’s Day current and select one thing he’d then must return. Even when he does have all the time on the planet, he doesn’t need to waste it traipsing backwards and forwards to the submit workplace with all the undesirable issues I’ve gifted him. The packets of pink hair dye or – and this was my different thought – the cross-body bag by which to soundly carry the hourglass and clock he has to cart about with him – must be relegated to the rejects pile.
Ultimately I picked out one thing I knew he’d admire – anybody who’s been alive for greater than twenty years would welcome this onto their lavatory shelf and he’s been alive for, effectively, ceaselessly. It’s No7 Men Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, designed to focus on deep traces and wrinkles. No7 serums are famend for delivering anti-ageing outcomes and this one isn’t any completely different. Slides on rapidly and simply beneath any moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s the last word no-fuss big-results addition to any skincare routine. When you can persuade him to have one… it’s £24.95 at Boots.
Do you know that Boots have a complete collection of actions and experiences to purchase as presents? Every part from supercar driving to aeroplane classes, helicopter rides to clay pigeon capturing. No person of their proper thoughts would belief Don Corleone with an precise gun, so Clay Pigeon capturing was out, however I believed that maybe Paintballing can be an appropriate (and secure) different. The Godfather and three of his associates can select a handy paintballing location after which hearth at one another to their hearts’ content material, figuring out that they’re not going to begin a New York mob struggle.
I believe that there’s an expertise present for just about each sort of pop, on the Boots web site. It’s an absolute superstore of actions. So you might be good, and get one thing that the recipient will truly like (a calming afternoon tea, maybe, if that’s their jam), or you might actually sew them up and purchase them an expertise match for under essentially the most excessive adrenaline junkie. The selection is yours.
I don’t suppose anybody would have purchased Father Christmas a beard trimmer earlier than. It’s a bit presumptuous, isn’t it? Everyone knows he likes to maintain it lengthy and fluffy over the vacation interval. However – aha! What concerning the instances in-between? Do you actually suppose he desires to cart round that monstrosity twelve months a yr?
Step ahead the Philips Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer with Steel Precision Technology and BeardAdapt Sensor. Now look: that is no atypical beard trimmer. It’s just like the Rolls Royce of beard trimmers. Smooth, steel-bodied, expensively weighty within the hand. Simply sliding it from its carry case is a sensorial expertise, actually pleasing, even for me and I don’t have a beard. A lot.
That is what Santa wants from December twenty sixth till the Autumn. To trim all of it off. He’ll discover that his beard, come the next Christmas, will probably be much more shapely and fluffy because of his annual shearing.
However this isn’t a trimmer reserved completely for Father Christmas: mere mortals may additionally witness the fashionable prowess of the 9000 Status. It’s £109.99 at Boots – one for all the boys who’ve been very, excellent.
(And in the event you’re searching for one thing apart from a shaver, this Gifts for Him web page has all of the choices in a single place, from skincare to aftershaves and extra.)
In order that’s the three most well-known fathers catered for. However what about all the different dads? The place to begin?
Nicely truthfully, I’ve exhausted myself with all of this considering however I’ll provide you with a bonus advice for all the fashionable fathers on the market: Gucci Responsible Pour Homme. Particularly the Eau de Parfum.
The Parfum is so glossy and horny. The bottle is a little bit of a showstopper – it has a particular “if Batman wore scent” vibe – and the perfume itself is heat, woody and manageably unique. It’s a crowd-pleaser however in a massively refined approach – and who doesn’t need one thing a bit luxurious and trendy from the Home of Gucci? Daddy, Daddy Cool.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfum is £83.30 at Boots.
And in the event you’re nonetheless caught for concepts then try this Gifts for Dad information for extra inspiration.
Costs are right at time of writing and whereas shares final.
Proper, I’m going to cease there. There’s an actual danger that a few of my present concepts would possibly backfire on me. I need to state this proper now: I can’t be held completely accountable if Santa turns up clean-shaven for Christmas 2023…
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