Monday, 9 June 2014
This year for Fathers Day I’ll be making sure the kids spoil their dad and I’ll be happily depositing them to his house so they can make him breakfast in bed, take over the remote and leave crisps down the side of his sofa! To be honest he will be probably love it as this year has been a bit different for him in terms of spending time with them. He was on garden leave for 3 months and for the first time in 10 years got to sample the delights of the school run, homework and club runs whilst I sat back watched all hell break loose! However, I know that within a couple of weeks of him returning to work he’ll be missing their midweek stays, their fights over the TV and their general mess and if I’m totally honest he did do a pretty good job of being ‘Mum’ for a few months. If you want to spoil your dad this year check out some of these great gifts!
Menace Male Grooming Shenfield www.menacegrooming.co.uk 01277 202448
Give your dad some relaxation time and a nice pamper session at Menace. They offer a huge array of treatments from massages, facials to soothing cut-throat shaves. They also offer some great Fathers Day gift packages as well as vouchers!
Real Ale Devon Hampers www.devonhampers.com
I’ve used this company before and they are brilliant for an alternative gift for someone who is hard to buy for. Choose your budget, make your own hampers from a selection of food/drink on offer, or select from a variety already made up. The Real Ale Hamper is just £24 and can be dispatched for next day delivery!
Ted Baker Mini Tour de Ted Body Maintenance Kit £12 wwwtedcares.co.uk
A great gift for a dad who likes the gym or who travels. It contains a handy 50ml size of Hair and Body Wash Body Spray in two different zesty, get up and go fragrances.
I Coloniali Eau de Toilette £29.95 www.garden.co.uk
Bring a touch of Italian to his life with this gorgeous Eau de Toilette to leave him smelling sophisticated and stylish. This range also offers a line of mens skin treatments that include luxury products to leave skin freshly cleansed, rejuvenated and reducing any irritation or redness.
Ferrari Red Power £29.95 stockist Boots.
A racy mix of Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian blood orange with warm Mediterranean and spice notes will leave him ready to take on the world. With base notes of woody amber, white moss and patchouli this is a seriously sexy fragrance encapsulating the image of a man who knows what he wants in life!
Lacoste L!ve £47 100ml nationwide stores
The latest fragrance from Lacoste is all about life and energy. With citrus top notes of lime and fresh notes of green leaves, as the name suggests this is all about vibrancy. Dark liquorice is one of the main base notes which gives and edge to the fragrance. If he loves his sport and being outdoors this is the one for him!
Hugo Boss, Boss Bottled, Unlimited £55 stores nationwide.
Launched only a few months ago, this new fragrance again gives an energetic vibe and is all about adrenalin. Definitely for the man who loves his sports this limited edition is a must for summer. With notes of mint, pineapple and woody base notes this encapsulates sportsmen at their best.
Clarins Men Antiperspirant Stick £14 stores nationwide
Whilst more expensive than your usual antiperspirant, this will last months. Its alcohol free and packed with plant extracts so great if your dad suffers from any spots, as this won’t aggravate the skin! Orange, lemon and grapefruit essential oils neutralize any nasty odours leaving him smelling fresh all day.
Alien A*Men Eau de Toilette £41 stores nationwide
A powerful fragrance for those who work hard, play hard but also have a sensitivity underneath that tough exterior With essences of peppermint, lavender and lasting notes of patchouli, musk and coffee this is all what dads should smell - safe and secure.
Nip & Man prices from £5.95 Superdrug
Choose from a variety of menswear products from this no-nonsense masculine range. The Scrubbing Facial Wash contains fruit extracts such as papaya to gently slough away debris, leaving his skin clear and soft, ideal for shaving preparation. The After Shave Power Lotion is cooling, soothing and will leave skin feeling super soft.
For all Askmollybeauty readers and in collaboration with go! I have an amazing prize! One lucky dad will win a ‘Mens Pampering Session’ with Menace Male Grooming. This will include a back, neck and shoulder massage, facial and a cut-throat shave. He will also receive directly to his door a luxury Ale Hamper from Devon Hampers! Simply email email@example.com and tell me in no more than 30 words why your dad deserves to win this treat. Please make sure you include your name and phone number, as well as your dad’s name and full address! Good luck the competition will close on Sunday June 15th Fathers Day!
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