Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, the thought of a gift hasn’t even crossed your mind. Up until Father’s Day eve (5 September) I’ll be updating this post daily with gift ideas that will make dad’s day. Be sure to check back daily for your dose of giftspiration.
Moroccan Myrrh Cologne – Crabtree & Evelyn
A holiday to an exotic destination might be out of the question; so instead transport Dad’s senses to tropical African lands with this cologne. Combining notes of exotic Myrrh, bergamot, spicy cardamom and warm amber accords, this fragrance is distinguished and won’t break the bank. RRP $60 available from Crabtree & Evelyn stores and online.
Give dad the gift of health with a fitness tracker. No, I’m not talking about a daggy pedometer that clips onto your belt, these nifty devices have come a long way since their creation. Nowadays most fitness trackers calculate the amount of calories you’ve burnt, monitor your sleeping patterns and even keep track of your eating habits all on your smartphone. Fitbit offers a broad selection of devices with prices starting from $79.
Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver
Give dad a revolutionary shave with the latest innovation from Remington. This incredible razor combines rotary and foil shaving into one and has the ability of pre-trimming longer hairs while shorter hairs are lifted and cut from any angle. The razor also features a pop-up trimmer which is great for touching up sideburns and facial hair, and it’s also 100% waterproof so it can be used in the shower or with shaving gel.
Remington SmartEdge Advanced Shaver RRP $199.95. Visit the Remington website for more information.
Grooming Gifts by Crabtree & Evelyn
Keep dad looking his best with a selection of grooming gifts from Crabtree & Evelyn. With three collections to choose from Including Moroccan Myrrh, Indian Sandalwood or West Indian lime, find the fragrance group dad will love then choose from a selection of soaps, shaving creams, colognes and body washes. In the lead up to Father’s Day, purchases of $100 or more will receive a limited edition Crabtree & Evelyn gym bag valued at $45.
Here are my Crabtree & Evelyn picks for the perfect gift set (pictured above). The selection featured is valued at $140. Visit Crabtree & Evelyn for more gift ideas.
a. Indian Sandalwood After Shave Balm $40
b. Moroccan Myrrh Cologne $60
c. Moroccan Myrrh Triple Milled Soap $12
d. Indian Sandalwood Hair & Body Wash $28
Shorty Shorts by Funky Trunks
Summer is coming and instead of buying dad a pair of dull swim trunks this Father’s Day, why not get him some Funky Trunks? The Funky Trunks Watersports range is available in a variety of prints and solids and is the perfect wardrobe choice for the modern dad.
The Shorty Shorts are my personal favourite because they’re fitted and as the name implies, short. Constructed using quick-drying polyester, these trunks feature a built-in brief for added support, side pockets, coin pocket and a drawcord. The shorts also feature 10% Elastane to provide a stretch; making them super comfortable to wear from the shops to the surf.
Skincare by Aromatherapy Associates
Care for dad’s skin with a selection of grooming products from Aromatherapy Associates. The Refinery range combines aromatherapy expertise with the unique knowledge of male grooming, and each product is designed to protect skin from environmental stresses and assist with shaving preparation. Here are my two favorites from the Refinery collection:
Refinery Post Shave Balm – A lightweight moisturiser that leaves the skin smooth and assists in soothing razor burn. Formulated with chamomile extract, aloe vera and yeast, this balm leaves the skin feeling refreshed while providing long-term protection. RRP $66.
Refinery Face Mask – If you can convince dad to use this product I think he’ll love it! This mask detoxifies and gives the skin an instant boost. Formulated with essential oils, ginger and black pepper, dad will love the smell and his skin will love the moisturising properties. RRP $60.
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
Give dad an air of sophistication that he can wear year round. Bottega Veneta pour home was inspired by the journey of an urban man taking time out of his busy schedule to spend time in the mountains. The fragrance combines refreshing top notes of Calabrian bergamot and Siberian pine, followed by spicy heart notes of leather, sage, Jamaican Pepper and Indonesian Patchouli.
The bottle is a grey flacon made of glass with a stopper containing leather parts, staying true to the Bottega Veneta brand. I describe this scent as a modern take on a classic. It’s masculine, distinctive and understated, making it the perfect gift for the man who has it all.
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme is available exclusively to David Jones and Bottega Veneta boutiques. RRP $145, 90ml.
Energize dad’s day with L’Occitane’s Cedrat collection
L’Occitane has released its latest fragrance collection for men, and the star is the Cedrat. This mysterious citrus fruit looks very similar to a lemon, with the main differences being its thick rough skin. The fruit was chosen for its refreshing fragrance along with its energizing properties. The Cedrat collection is the perfect gift for dad just in time for spring.
Featured products include:
1. Cedrat Eau De Toilette 100ml, $72
2. Cedrat Deodorant Stick – 75gm, $26
3. Cedrat Soap – 100gm, $8.50
4. Cedrat Global Face Gel – made with organic Corsican cedrat, this moisturizer hydrates, mattifies and energizes the skin. 50ml, $44
The above-featured products are available from L’Occitane stores and online.
Give dad the gift of portable music
Let’s face it, most dads these days own a smartphone and chances are they’ve discovered iTunes, Spotify or Pandora. A Bluetooth wireless speaker could come in handy for when dad’s doing his regular duties such as mowing the lawn, cooking up a storm on the barbie, or entertaining his mates at the man cave. Sony offers a huge selection of portable speakers such as the SRSX11 retailing at $99. All that’s left to do is choose the perfect colour and teach him how to use it.
JB Hi-Fi offers a large selection of bluetooth wireless speakers including the Sony SRSX11 from $79.
Give dad a luxurious shave by Molton Brown
There are two secrets to a perfect shave, the products you use and the steps you take. Combine these three Molton Brown products and give dad the perfect shave this Father’s Day. Featured products include:
1. Balancing Face Wash RRP $36. Cleansing before shaving is essential as it hydrates the skin allowing for a smoother shave. This PH balanced cleanser leaves the skin feeling soft and African whitewood extract reduces shine.
2. Skin-calm Shaving cream RRP $40. The ultimate shaving cream for sensitive skin featuring barley extract to calm the skin for hassle-free grooming.
3. Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator RRP $62. Moisturising after shaving is crucial as it reduces irritation. This lightweight moisturiser is blended with Bai Ji and lentil seed extracts to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fabulous.
Molton Brown men’s shaving products are available online and from David Jones department stores.