Christmas Guide: Dads

Mr Boo celebrates his birthday in September following that I have three months to think about what to get him for Christmas. Usually just as I have an idea of which music CD he wants or Blu-Ray he comes home from work with it and I find myself having to re-think his Christmas presents all over again.

This year I have decided to steer clear of entertainment ideas and opting for a more practical approach. I know you are probably thinking that practical is boring but Mr Boo never buys himself anything he needs, unless it is the latest Fifa game ;-). So take a look at some great gifts for Dads this Christmas

Braun Series 7

For the man who needs to up, dressed and out in the mornings – the gift of a fantastic shaver…

Dad - Braun Series 7

The most advanced shaver ever released by Braun – with more computing technology than NASA’s Apollo 11. It’s ideal for the man who demands perfection. The Braun Series 7 captures more hair with every stroke providing that just-shaved feeling of smooth skin for longer.

Price: RRP £249.99 – although currently on offer at just £99.00

Where to buy: Amazon (affiliate link), Boots

Marvel & DC Comics Clothing

There is something about Marvel and DC Comics that make men relive their youth, transported back to playing superman with a tea towel tied around their shoulders. With the release of many comic related films over the past few years Marvel and DC Comics have really made a comeback, so why not treat Dad to a pair of Spiderman PJ’s or some super hero socks!

Dad - Marvel & DC Comics accessories

Price: From £3.99

Where to buy: Sports Direct

 Baylis & Harding Men’s Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Weekend Bag

Baylis & Harding Men’s Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Weekend Bag is a handy gift for men who like to look their best on the go. All men appreciate quick packing and with this weekend bag he’s got one less thing to think about before dashing out the door.

Dad - Baylis & Harding Men’s Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Weekend Bag

The set contains all the washroom kit needed to smell and look great including 250g Body Soak Crystals, 200ml Shower Gel, 100ml Hair & Body Wash, 100ml Body Lotion, 50ml Aftershave Balm, all in a super stylish weekend bag.

Price: £19.99

Where to buy: Lloyds Pharmacy

Personalised Enamel Treats Tin

Mr Boo loves his cookies, especially dipped in his morning coffee… however Tigger also loves Daddy’s cookies and thinks that as they are in the biscuit box they are free for him to munch on whenever he is offered a biscuit – Daddy disagrees so this Christmas I have found the perfect thing to help save Mr Boo’s cookies disappearing. 

Dad - Personalised Enamel Treats Tin

Getting Personal have a range of different personalised enamel tins but this treat tin was my favourite. Available in classic cream however the text colour and wording can be personalised. So whether you what ‘Treats for Daddy’ or ‘Grandpa’s nibbles’ I’m sure that these will be very welcomed come Christmas morning – especially if you pop a few treats inside.

Price: £31.99

Where to buy:

The Real Shaving Company

Treat the man in your life to perfect smooth, conditioned skin this Christmas. Pioneers of the three step shaving system, the experts at The Real Shaving Company really know what men want… Easy shaving without irritation.

Dad - The Real Shaving Co

The shaving trio is made up of a daily face shrub, super slide shave gel and smoothing balm, designed to buff away dead skin cells and impurities, a rich creamy lather designed to lift bristles from the skin for the ultimate friction free shave finishing off with the smoothing balm to hydrate and moisturise the skin.

Price: From £3.99

Where to buy: Boots, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and John Lewis

Raisthorpe Manor Miniatures 

Raisthorpe Manor combines only the finest, locally sourced ingredients with traditional family recipes to create our award winning beverages. Miniature bottles of Dad’s or Grandpa’s favourite tipple can be added to their stockings, or added to part of a hamper.

Dad - Raisthorpe Manor Minatures

Price: From £3.50

Where to buy: Raisthorpe Manor


Do you find shopping for men difficult?



  1. November 25, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    lovely ideas, going to be some very happy daddies out there.

  2. Maggie Canvin
    November 25, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Lots of good ideas. I like the Marvel Comics stuff.

  3. Samantha R
    November 25, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    the marvel stuff looks great, I love sports direct for bargains

  4. Stacey M
    November 25, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Mr Boo sounds a lot like my husband! Lol! Some great ideas though, my hubby loves Marvel and DC and could definitely do with a new electric razor xx

  5. ashleigh allan
    November 25, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    Lovely ideas – love the treats for daddy!

  6. iain maciver
    November 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    more fantastic ideas to help us along

  7. Lorraine Stone
    November 25, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Love the Treats for Daddy tin …

  8. Heather Haigh
    November 25, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Some good idea. I always find men so hard to buy for.

  9. November 25, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    The shaver is a fab idea! Something I wouldn’t have thought of.. and also the ‘Treats For Daddy’ tin looks fab!

  10. Janet Bennett
    November 25, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    fabulous ideas here, husband has hinted he wants a new pair of walking boots,

  11. Bridget Heather
    November 25, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Love the Marvel Comic Stuff – my husband would love it!

  12. Alison Joyce
    November 25, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Great guide I never know what to get for my husband

  13. Sharon Hingley
    November 25, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    Love the Real Shaving Company, dad loves their products.

  14. tiggerific1973
    November 25, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    Oh my hubby would love all of that lol

  15. November 25, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Some great idea’s here. I love your imagery too!

  16. Lorraine Tinsley
    November 25, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the ideas, my husband is so difficult to buy for, I can never get him surprises only things he tells me he wants!

  17. Gilla01
    November 25, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    They all look good, but especially the Baylis & Harding Men’s Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Weekend Bag.

  18. Anne Dalzell
    November 25, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    i’ve come to the conclusion that every man in the world is impossible to buy for!

  19. Sally Ann Savo
    November 25, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    I love the personalised treat box. I like personalised things as it does require some form of thought and effort.

  20. victoria thurgood
    November 26, 2014 / 12:55 am

    All looks good i like the shaving gels

  21. Hayley walsh
    November 26, 2014 / 3:59 am

    i love the shaver

  22. November 26, 2014 / 7:17 am

    Love the site, will be back for more

  23. Lisa J
    November 26, 2014 / 9:44 am

    Shopping for men is so difficult. Some great ideas for a couple of stocking fillers here.

  24. jodie crossley
    November 26, 2014 / 10:19 am

    lots of great ideas, thank you so much x

  25. Sarah JG
    November 26, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Great ideas. Thanks!!

  26. elaine dale
    November 26, 2014 / 11:19 am

    loving all the marvel stuff

  27. amanda davis
    November 26, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    loads of interesting gift ideas

  28. Christine Lockley
    November 26, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Men are most definitely the most difficult to buy for especially the older they get! Thank you for sharing a few great ideas.

  29. jen english
    November 26, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Some fab bits there, great ideas.

  30. William Gould
    November 26, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Great ideas here thanks!

  31. Rachel Craig
    November 26, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    It can be. Thanks for the ideas, suggestions.

  32. jemima bradshaw
    November 26, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    Some great ideas here!! thanks xx

  33. kim neville
    November 27, 2014 / 7:11 am

    The Braun shaver looks fab

  34. claire griffiths
    November 27, 2014 / 11:40 am

    some great ideas here

  35. Rebekah Jones
    November 27, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Ok so you have now given me some fab ideas … at least I have ideas now … better than I did have …

  36. Suzie Race
    November 27, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Those Marvel PJ’s would go down very well in our house I think!

  37. Laura Pritchard
    November 27, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    I always find men easy but boring to buy for, but this article has given me a few new ideas!

  38. clair downham
    November 27, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    some great ideas for somr difficult people to buy for

  39. Selina Jefferies
    November 27, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Marvel clothing is always a winner in our house

  40. November 27, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    My Dad is difficult to buy for as he never gives any clues as to what he wants! He’s a tough but to crack x

  41. Stephanie Whitehouse
    November 28, 2014 / 8:41 am

    Some nice ideas – i particularly like the tin, though we might need one each

  42. November 28, 2014 / 10:47 am

    I love the marvel clothing – very cool!

  43. marie yeardley
    November 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    no buying for men is easy I’m married have 3 sons and 2 grandsons and love boy toys and boy films(star wars, advengers) so I wouldn’t have a clue what to buy for girls

  44. Claire Petley
    November 28, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    My hubby loves superhero, Marvel and DC, I fond buying for him really easy, it’s his birthday on the 1st of Jan so I get to do all my buying in 1 go lol

  45. Greig spencer
    November 28, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    some fan ideas here

  46. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 29, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Not really – a gadget normally does it!

  47. sofia smol
    November 29, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    oooh great ideas love them all!

  48. dorothy cavender
    November 30, 2014 / 3:18 am

    Raisthorpe Manor Miniatures would go down nicely

  49. Karen Louise wright
    November 30, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Great ideas my husband would love the marvel & Dc comic clothing x

  50. Glen D
    November 30, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Dads (including me) are the worst to buy for. I always appreciate video games and books though!

  51. Kerry Lethbridge
    November 30, 2014 / 10:12 am

    We need a daddy’s treat tin for our sweet tooth

  52. claire woods
    November 30, 2014 / 10:14 am

    Some good ideas. Find hubby so hard to buy for.

  53. David Jackson
    November 30, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Love the socks

  54. michaela atkins
    November 30, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    would love to win the socks ty

  55. Kayti Scott
    November 30, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    wow the socks are fab

  56. Dinah Butcher
    November 30, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Some lovely gift ideas here!

  57. sairz eastham
    November 30, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    I love the treat tin – great suggestions!

  58. November 30, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Men are impossible to buy for, some good ideas here

  59. Kirsty Woods
    November 30, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Men are so hard to buy for

  60. Dawn Brodribb
    November 30, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Awesome to have some ideas!

  61. Petra Hora
    November 30, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    Great article for great ideas, I will definitely buy something from here.

  62. olivia hinton
    November 30, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    nothing for my dad here though 🙁

  63. Nicola Holland
    November 30, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    The socks are so cool!

  64. beverley
    November 30, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    Men are impossible! Good ideas here though!

  65. Jane Middleton
    November 30, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    the washroom kit looks very smart

  66. Sarah Lambert
    November 30, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    I’m getting him a few ps4 games and hopefully a Filofax as well 🙂

  67. November 30, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Why are Das (or in my case step-dad) so difficult to buy for? I do love the Philips shaver though, I reckon this must be high up on every man’s Christmas list x

  68. joanne saunders
    November 30, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    I like the treats for daddy 🙂

  69. Carroll Marsh
    December 1, 2014 / 12:10 am

    My Foster Dad always has and always will be my Super Hero!!I’d Love these socks for Him Please XXXX

  70. December 1, 2014 / 12:56 am

    my boyfriend loves his superheroes – hed love the marvel stuff!

  71. Alexandra McGahey
    December 1, 2014 / 2:16 am

    Great guide! Our son is Marvel & DC superhero mad at the moment so he would love to get his daddy something from that range too!

  72. Maria Jane Knight
    December 1, 2014 / 10:25 am

    My superhero hubby would look gorgeous in the DC Comic pj’s! Great gift ideas 🙂

  73. laura j coulson
    December 1, 2014 / 11:44 am

    i love the marvel socks

  74. Jeanette Chalmers
    December 1, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I think the pyjamas are a good idea.

  75. Samantha McDonough
    December 1, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Some great ideas on here.

  76. Samantha Sugden
    December 1, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Great Ideas ,I always find it hard to buy for males in the family

  77. Karis
    December 1, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    My dad loves lime so the weekend bag is a great gift idea for him.

  78. Kirsty Mills
    December 1, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    The Marvel shorts & tees set looks like great gift idea, thanks.

  79. Susan Pringle
    December 1, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Men are always so hard to buy for.

  80. sara wilson
    December 1, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    marvel pj’s are great

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