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Father’s Day is simply across the nook (Sunday June 18th, to save lots of you having to Google!) and this 12 months Boots are celebrating all of the several types of dads and father figures with their Love for All Dads marketing campaign.

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They’ve an enormous collection of Father’s Day Items out there on-line at boots.com and to indicate you a number of the wide selection (and offer you a little bit of gifting inspo) I believed that I’d pick presents for a number of the most well-known fathers the world has ever identified:

Father Time, The Godfather and… Father Christmas.

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Don’t say I by no means provide you with something. Right here goes.

Father Time

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 acceptable reward. 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 recognize a beard-trimmer extra? Christmas or Time? Then I discovered that Father Time generally had wings and I believed that maybe one thing to easy his feathers is likely to be a very good shout; he additionally carries a scythe – bit delinquent – and so I questioned whether or not a little bit of vibrant hair dye, possibly pink, would possibly make him look much less menacing and a bit extra approachable.

However no. I didn’t wish to get too carried away along 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 earth, he doesn’t wish to waste it traipsing backwards and forwards to the publish workplace with all the undesirable issues I’ve gifted him. The packets of pink hair dye or – and this was my different concept – the cross-body bag through which to securely carry the hourglass and clock he has to cart about with him – must be relegated to the rejects pile.

In the long run I picked out one thing I knew he’d recognize – anybody who’s been alive for greater than twenty years would welcome this onto their lavatory shelf and he’s been alive for, properly, eternally. It’s No7 Males Shield and Good Superior Serum, designed to focus on deep strains and wrinkles. No7 serums are famend for delivering anti-ageing outcomes and this one is not any completely different. Slides on shortly and simply beneath any moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s the last word no-fuss big-results addition to any skincare routine. In case you can persuade him to have one… it’s £24.95 at Boots.


The Godfather

Do you know that Boots have an entire 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 protected) various. The Godfather and three of his associates can select a handy paintballing location after which fireplace at one another to their hearts’ content material, realizing that they’re not going to start out a New York mob warfare.

I feel that there’s an expertise reward for nearly each kind 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 really 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 less than essentially the most excessive adrenaline junkie. The selection is yours.

Paintballing for 4 is £20 at Boots.com


Father Christmas

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 occasions in-between? Do you actually suppose he desires to cart round that monstrosity twelve months a 12 months?

Step ahead the Philips Collection 9000 Status Beard Trimmer with Metal Precision Expertise and BeardAdapt Sensor. Now look: that is no odd beard trimmer. It’s just like the Rolls Royce of beard trimmers. Modern, steel-bodied, expensively weighty within the hand. Simply sliding it from its carry case is a sensorial expertise, actually gratifying, 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, might be way more shapely and fluffy because of his annual shearing.

However this isn’t a trimmer reserved solely for Father Christmas: mere mortals might also witness the trendy 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 aside from a shaver, this Items 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 start out?

Effectively truthfully, I’ve exhausted myself with all of this pondering however I’ll provide you with a bonus suggestion for all the fashionable fathers on the market: Gucci Responsible Pour Homme. Particularly the Eau de Parfum.

The Parfum is so modern 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 method – and who doesn’t need one thing a bit luxurious and classy from the Home of Gucci? Daddy, Daddy Cool.

Gucci Responsible Pour Homme Parfum is £83.30 at Boots.

And in the event you’re nonetheless caught for concepts then try this Items 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 reward concepts would possibly backfire on me. I wish to state this proper now: I can’t be held completely accountable if Santa turns up clean-shaven for Christmas 2023…

Picture credit Boots and Unsplash

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