Gifts for Famous Fathers

Father’s Day is just virtually the corner (Sunday June 18th, to save you having to Google!) and this year Boots are triumphal all the variegated types of dads and father figures with their Love for All Dads campaign.

They have a huge selection of Father’s Day Gifts available online at and to show you some of the wide range (and provide you with a bit of gifting inspo) I thought that I’d pick out presents for some of the most famous fathers the world has overly known:

Father Time, The Godfather and… Father Christmas.

Don’t say I never requite you anything. Here goes.

Father Time

I’ll shoehorn I knew very little well-nigh Father Time; I had to do some in-depth research on him surpassing deciding on an towardly gift. I read that he was often depicted as an elderly villous man and so that did throw up a bit of a quandary: who would fathom a beard-trimmer more? Christmas or Time? Then I found out that Father Time sometimes had wings and I thought that perhaps something to smooth his feathers might be a good shout; he moreover carries a scythe – bit thoughtless – and so I wondered whether a bit of colourful hair dye, maybe pink, might make him squint less menacing and a bit increasingly approachable.

But no. I didn’t want to get too carried yonder with his Father’s Day present and segregate something he’d then have to return. Plane if he does have all of the time in the world, he doesn’t want to waste it traipsing when and along to the post office with all of the unwanted things I’ve gifted him. The packets of pink hair dye or – and this was my other idea – the cross-body bag in which to safely siphon the hourglass and clock he has to cart well-nigh with him – would have to be relegated to the rejects pile.

In the end I picked out something I knew he’d fathom – anyone who’s been working for increasingly than twenty years would welcome this onto their washroom shelf and he’s been working for, well, forever. It’s No7 Men Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, designed to target deep lines and wrinkles. No7 serums are renowned for delivering anti-ageing results and this one is no different. Slides on quickly and hands underneath any moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s the ultimate no-fuss big-results wing to any skincare routine. If you can persuade him to have one… it’s £24.95 at Boots.

The Godfather

Did you know that Boots have a whole selection of activities and experiences to buy as gifts? Everything from supercar driving to ramjet lessons, helicopter rides to soil pigeon shooting. Nobody in their right mind would trust Don Corleone with an very gun, so Soil Pigeon shooting was out, but I thought that perhaps Paintballing would be a suitable (and safe) alternative. The Godfather and three of his friends can segregate a user-friendly paintballing location and then fire at each other to their hearts’ content, knowing that they’re not going to start a New York mob war.

I think that there’s an wits souvenir for virtually every type of dad, on the Boots website. It’s an wool superstore of activities. So you could be nice, and get something that the recipient will unquestionably like (a relaxing afternoon tea, perhaps, if that’s their jam), or you could really stitch them up and buy them an wits fit for only the most lattermost adrenaline junkie. The nomination is yours.

Paintballing for four is £20 at

Father Christmas

I don’t think anyone would have bought Father Christmas a villus trimmer before. It’s a bit presumptuous, isn’t it? We all know he likes to alimony it long and fluffy over the holiday period. But – aha! What well-nigh the times in-between? Do you really think he wants to cart virtually that monstrosity 365 days a year?

Step forward the Philips Series 9000 Prestige Villus Trimmer with Steel Precision Technology and BeardAdapt Sensor. Now look: this is no ordinary villus trimmer. It’s like the Rolls Royce of villus trimmers. Sleek, steel-bodied, expensively weighty in the hand. Just sliding it from its siphon specimen is a sensorial experience, really enjoyable, plane for me and I don’t have a beard. Much.

This is what Santa needs from December 26th until the Autumn. To trim it all off. He’ll find that his beard, come the pursuit Christmas, will be far increasingly shapely and fluffy thanks to his yearly shearing.

But this isn’t a trimmer reserved exclusively for Father Christmas: mere mortals may moreover witness the stylish prowess of the 9000 Prestige. It’s £109.99 at Boots – one for all of the boys who’ve been very, very good.

(And if you’re looking for something other than a shaver, this Gifts for Him page has all the options in one place, from skincare to aftershaves and more.)

So that’s the three most famous fathers catered for. But what well-nigh all of the other dads? Where to start?

Well honestly, I’ve worn-out myself with all of this thinking but I’ll requite you a bonus recommendation for all of the stylish fathers out there: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. Specifically the Eau de Parfum.

The Parfum is so sleek and sexy. The snifter is a bit of a showstopper – it has a definite “if Batman wore scent” vibe – and the fragrance itself is warm, woody and manageably exotic. It’s a crowd-pleaser but in a massively sophisticated way – and who doesn’t want something a bit luxurious and stylish from the House of Gucci? Daddy, Daddy Cool.

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfum is £83.30 at Boots.

And if you’re still stuck for ideas then trammels out this Gifts for Dad guide for increasingly inspiration.

Prices are correct at time of writing and while stocks last.

Right, I’m going to stop there. There’s a real risk that some of my souvenir ideas might retroaction on me. I want to state this right now: I can’t be held totally responsible if Santa turns up clean-shaven for Christmas 2023…

Image credits Boots and Unsplash


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