Christmas Guide: Dads

November 25, 2014

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.

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?


  • Robyn Logan Clarke November 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

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

  • Maggie Canvin November 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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

  • Samantha R November 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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

  • Stacey M November 25, 2014 at 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

  • ashleigh allan November 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Lovely ideas – love the treats for daddy!

  • iain maciver November 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    more fantastic ideas to help us along

  • Lorraine Stone November 25, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Love the Treats for Daddy tin …

  • Heather Haigh November 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

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

  • Angela McDonald November 25, 2014 at 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!

  • Janet Bennett November 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm

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

  • Bridget Heather November 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

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

  • Alison Joyce November 25, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Great guide I never know what to get for my husband

  • Sharon Hingley November 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Love the Real Shaving Company, dad loves their products.

  • tiggerific1973 November 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Oh my hubby would love all of that lol

  • Jenna Parrington November 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm

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

  • Lorraine Tinsley November 25, 2014 at 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!

  • Gilla01 November 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

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

  • Anne Dalzell November 25, 2014 at 10:57 pm

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

  • Sally Ann Savo November 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

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

  • victoria thurgood November 26, 2014 at 12:55 am

    All looks good i like the shaving gels

  • Hayley walsh November 26, 2014 at 3:59 am

    i love the shaver

  • MATTHEW STOTT November 26, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Love the site, will be back for more

  • Lisa J November 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

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

  • jodie crossley November 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

    lots of great ideas, thank you so much x

  • Sarah JG November 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Great ideas. Thanks!!

  • elaine dale November 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

    loving all the marvel stuff

  • amanda davis November 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    loads of interesting gift ideas

  • Christine Lockley November 26, 2014 at 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.

  • jen english November 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Some fab bits there, great ideas.

  • William Gould November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Great ideas here thanks!

  • Rachel Craig November 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    It can be. Thanks for the ideas, suggestions.

  • jemima bradshaw November 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Some great ideas here!! thanks xx

  • kim neville November 27, 2014 at 7:11 am

    The Braun shaver looks fab

  • claire griffiths November 27, 2014 at 11:40 am

    some great ideas here

  • Rebekah Jones November 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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

  • Suzie Race November 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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

  • Laura Pritchard November 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

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

  • clair downham November 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    some great ideas for somr difficult people to buy for

  • Selina Jefferies November 27, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Marvel clothing is always a winner in our house

  • Heather Crowe November 27, 2014 at 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

  • Stephanie Whitehouse November 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

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

  • Zowee Moore November 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I love the marvel clothing – very cool!

  • marie yeardley November 28, 2014 at 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

  • Claire Petley November 28, 2014 at 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

  • Greig spencer November 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    some fan ideas here

  • Pam Francis Gregory November 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Not really – a gadget normally does it!

  • sofia smol November 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    oooh great ideas love them all!

  • dorothy cavender November 30, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Raisthorpe Manor Miniatures would go down nicely

  • Karen Louise wright November 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

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

  • Glen D November 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

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

  • Kerry Lethbridge November 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

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

  • claire woods November 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

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

  • David Jackson November 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Love the socks

  • michaela atkins November 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    would love to win the socks ty

  • Kayti Scott November 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    wow the socks are fab

  • Dinah Butcher November 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Some lovely gift ideas here!

  • sairz eastham November 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I love the treat tin – great suggestions!

  • Alison November 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Men are impossible to buy for, some good ideas here

  • Kirsty Woods November 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Men are so hard to buy for

  • Dawn Brodribb November 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Awesome to have some ideas!

  • Petra Hora November 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

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

  • olivia hinton November 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    nothing for my dad here though 🙁

  • Nicola Holland November 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    The socks are so cool!

  • beverley November 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Men are impossible! Good ideas here though!

  • Jane Middleton November 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    the washroom kit looks very smart

  • Sarah Lambert November 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

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

  • Rebecca Jones November 30, 2014 at 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

  • joanne saunders November 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I like the treats for daddy 🙂

  • Carroll Marsh December 1, 2014 at 12:10 am

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

  • Rebecca Phillips December 1, 2014 at 12:56 am

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

  • Alexandra McGahey December 1, 2014 at 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!

  • Maria Jane Knight December 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

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

  • laura j coulson December 1, 2014 at 11:44 am

    i love the marvel socks

  • Jeanette Chalmers December 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I think the pyjamas are a good idea.

  • Samantha McDonough December 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Some great ideas on here.

  • Samantha Sugden December 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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

  • Karis December 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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

  • Kirsty Mills December 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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

  • Susan Pringle December 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Men are always so hard to buy for.

  • sara wilson December 1, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    marvel pj’s are great

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