You know he doesn’t want another pair of socks so we’ve compiled a list of cool gifts for Fathers Day with a special section dedicated to the best gifts for new dads
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WHEN IS FATHERS DAY IN THE UK | WHY DO WE CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY | GIFTS FOR NEW DADS | GREAT GIFTS FOR DADS
WHEN IS FATHERS DAY IN THE UK
Fathers Day is a day to honour and celebrate fathers. It always falls on the third Sunday in June. This year it is Sunday 17 June 2018
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY
There are a few different ideas. One suggestion is that the idea of Father’s Day originated in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. Since the summer solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day, some people see a link between the two.
Another suggestion is that a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honour fathers. Father’s Day has been celebrated in June since 1910 in the USA. The celebrations in the UK are thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father’s Day
GIFTS FOR NEW DADS
Becoming a dad for the first time is exciting, daunting and extremely special. Help him celebrate his first Fathers Day with one of our awesome gifts for new dads.
When Fears Are Grounded Dreams Take Flight
Celebrate the birth of his child and his journey into fatherhood this Fathers Day with our sentimental and inspiring Biplane card.
The Rap ABC book
If he’s a new dad with a penchant for rap he’ll appreciate The Rap ABC book; a fun way to teach his newborn their ABC. It features Eazy-E, Missy Elliot and Biggie Smalls, amongst other Hip-Hop legends. A portion of each sale is donated to music youth programs – how’s that for a double good deed.
Nowadays even babies are tech savvy; chances are his little one will have their fingers all over his Smartphone, but no need for dad to fuss around with wipes, he can pop his phone into this Smartphone Santizer by PhoneSoap and it will clean it as it charges.
Prices start from £60; phonesoap.eu
We know we said he didn’t want another pair of socks, but he’ll want these ones by Sparks and Daughters on Not On The High Street. Cute personalised socks from his baby to him on his first Fathers Day.
Prices start from £10; https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/sparksanddaughters
New Dad Survival Kit
A fun tongue-in-cheek survival kit for new dads. Includes a how-to guide along with everything he needs to survive all the messy and noisy moments!
Price £10.99; prezzybox.com
PacaPod Picos Pack Changing Bag
Whether hitting the high street or the hilltops this Picos Pack from PacaPod is a phenomenally practical and popular choice for both mum and dad. If you love the convenience of carrying a backpack then this is perfect for you. It not only looks sleek and stylish, but clips onto your pram handle or fits neatly on your back with a fully functional backpack system and chest strap which works perfectly when carrying your baby in a sling or chest carrier.
Prices start from £84; www.pacapod.com
Darth Vader ‘I Am Your Father’ Mug
All Star Wars fans know the classic scene where Luke finds out his father is his arch enemy Darth Vader. A humorous and unique gift for new dads who love Star Wars.
Price £9.99; prezzybox.com
Baby Hand And Feet Casting Kit
A beautifully sentimental gift that allows him to capture his baby’s hand or foot at a special moment in his life. Kit includes a stand so the cast can be proudly displayed wherever he chooses. A special keepsake to treasure as his baby grows.
Price £5.99; findmeagift.co.uk
How It Works: The Dad | A Ladybird Book
Ladybirds for Grown Ups Series is a humorous collection of books that contain nuggets of wisdom for adults guiding them through life, enabling them to think they have mastered adulting. Each book features original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
Price £2.45; worldofbooks.com
GREAT GIFTS FOR DADS
Lucky to have a dad who’s one in a million? Show him how much he means to you with one of these great gifts.
Pampered and Prepped
Men want to feel good too. Show him how special he is by treating him to a luxurious full body massage at the idyllic Sense Spa within the timeless heritage hotel that is Rosewood London. He’ll be transported as soon as he steps through the archway entrance.
Say it with Beer / Rugby / Classic Cars – Pop Up Cards that will Wow him!
If he’s partial to a pint wish him Happy Fathers Day with our Beer Makes You Lean card. If his body is his temple and he’s more of the active type, gift him our Mountain Biking , Golf or Rugby card. If he’s big into cars he’ll love our Jaguar E-type or Landrover card. We guarantee no matter which you choose it’ll be on display for the rest of the year.
Prices start from as little as £6.50; cardology.co.uk
An Exceptional Gift for An Exceptional Man
What do you get the man who has everything? A consultation with Sammy Aki – the Groom Style Consultant. With warmer weather making an appearance it’s the perfect time for him to update his summer wardrobe. Based in London and New York City Sammy delivers the finest in British Tailoring, Shirting, Shoes, Accessories and Swimwear know-how so he’ll be summer ready in as little as two hours.
Taste of London, the capitals ultimate celebration of culinary excellence comes to Regents Park over 5 days from 13 – 17 June. Indulge him (and yourself) in 5 days of feasting, tasting, hands-on food and drink experiences, luxury and live entertainment.
Does he spend a lot of his time travelling? Get him an Away case. The carry on case has an integrated battery which can charge any USB device and the 360 degree wheel rotation makes for seamless manoeuvring. Rather then break, the Away case bends under pressure. Beautifully matte, scratch resistant and available in a range of classic colours you’ll want one for yourself. The best bit – make it personal, use it monogrammed with his initials.
Prices start from £200; awaytravel.com
We love a fellow crafter, especially one that’s able to marry humour and sentiment. Enter Lovely JoJo’s. Order a personalised info-graphic print for your dad this father’s day and fill it with all the things that describe him best. You can make it as amusing or sentimental as you wish!
Price start from £30; notonthehighstreet.com
Always On The Move
Keep him hydrated with a sleek stainless steel Swell water bottle
Prices start from $29; swellbottle.com
Whether he’s organised or super messy he can keep his stationary all in one place with this ‘lego style’ stationary kit by Supaform. They combine sculpture, painting, design and architecture to create their unique pieces so this desk tidy is one that will be proudly displayed.
Prices from £75; supaformshop.com
Free him up with these wireless headphones from Scandi brand Urban Ears, with up to 14 hours of playtime on a single charge. Available in twelve colours.
Prices start from £25; urbanears.com
If he’s an avid traveller, he’ll love Ili. Created by Japanese company, Logbar, this instant language translator works without data and wifi so can be used anywhere his travels take him. It currently only works with English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese but more languages can be added over time.
Price $199; iamili.com
What would you add to our Fathers Day gift list? Let us know in the comments section below.