Friday, 12 June 2015

Father's Day With Debenhams*

Public Service Announcement: Next Sunday, June 21st, is Father's Day! You can thank me later for that little reminder, but in the meantime I've got some gift ideas to share in collaboration with Debenhams. I've always been a bit of a daddy's girl and, whilst my family isn't great at talking about feelings and all that carry-on, it's nice to be able to show my Dad that I love him once a year! Some of my best childhood memories are from times spent with my Dad - he was a postman when I was little, and he'd bring me Dolly Mixtures from the Post Office at the weekend; when I was a bit older, we'd take a frying pan and some bacon and bread & butter into the field to have a "camp fire", where he'd let me build bricks up before we lit a fire and fried our bacon for bacon butties, ruining my mum's frying pan in the process; aged ten, I went on a three-day school trip and came home to discover my Dad had bought an iguana in my absence... Life was far from dull! Soppiness, aside, however, let's get back to Father's Day...!
Father's Day Gifts Ben Sherman Polo Shirt Carven Pour Homme Eau de Toilette
My Dad is a man of approximately six outfits, which work in a kind of hierarchy from the old, battered and holey "playing out clothes", through reasonably presentable outfits for things like going to work, doctor's appointments and shopping, and then "nice" clothes which are for going "out-out". Once an item of clothing has had its day in one category, it simply moves down the hierarchy, until it becomes more hole than clothing and is finally parted with in a most traumatic manner - my Dad is a hoarder of the greatest extreme. All that said, you can see why getting him clothes is a great investment! This Ben Sherman Polo Shirt* (£45 £36) has a cool print which is a little bit different than anything else my Dad has, and is made of a truly lovely, soft material; a little bit of luxury! Smellies (that is, anything nicer than whichever Lynx is on offer!) are pretty much reserved exclusively for "going out-out" outfits - something like Carven's Pour Homme Eau de Toilette(£70 for 100ml) will be saved for absolute best and the 50ml bottle I was very kindly sent would probably, at a guess, last him about ten years...
Debenhams Father's Day Gift Guide
There are plenty of other gift ideas in Debenhams' Father's Day Gift Guide, I've picked out some of my favourites here!
Father's Day Gift Ideas with Debenhams
Do you know what you're getting your Dad for Father's Day this year? I've love to hear any other ideas and suggestions! Which of these is your favourite?

xo
[*Products provided for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.]

14 comments:

  1. My dad is the same, he wears the same clothes all of the time and never wants to throw them away! Also he hates shopping and he's so picky! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I think it's a man thing, even my boyfriend has a hoard of old holey tshirts that I wouldn't let him leave the house in haha! xo

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  2. Great recommendations. I find it so hard to shop for clothes for my dad I usually opt for an aftershave or gadget.

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    1. Gadgets are great! Boys and their toys, eh!? xo

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  3. Thank you for the reminder! I completely forgot, whoops! I love your recommendations, I'll have to steal a few for my dad ;)

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    1. No problem, I hope you find something good for your Dad! :) xo

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  4. These are awesome recommendations. I totally am eyeballing some of these for my dads.

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    1. I hope your Dad loves whatever you choose for him! xo

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  5. Beautiful memories of you and your dad! I'm sure he's going to love those gifts

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    xx

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  6. Great post full of fab recommendations! It is a very busy month for my Dad as it is his Birthday, St Antonio Day, my parents wedding anniversary and Fathers day! So, as you could imagine it can sometimes get a little tricky to find the perfect gift haha.

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    xx

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  7. My dad has the same present every year for his birthday and Father's Day, he is so easy to buy for x

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  8. Great ideas lovely! I need to get my other half something from my son, and my dad something too :) xx

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  9. Great ideas! i love the mug! im sure my dad would love that too! the watch is also very nice xx

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