It’s not easy being a Dad. Most tend to be a family’s personal banker, taxi driver and general hero, yet get as much thanks as a traffic warden.
Well, this Sunday is the perfect time to make amends for any lack of gratitude over the years as it spells Father’s Day. To give you a nudge in the right direction The MALESTROM has pulled together some different suggestions for gifts that will put a smile on the most miserable face and give your old man some hope that his kids aren’t all awful human beings.
Subscription Coffee Delivery from Indy Coffee Box – from £18.99
If your Dad hasn’t been as full of beans as usual, then this great subscription box might be the ideal gift. The Indy Coffee team have used their expert knowledge to source top-notch beans from independent and small coffee roasteries across the UK.
Each month they curate a hand-picked collection of 2,3, or 4-coffee bag boxes to post to subscribers. The coffee is freshly roasted for the boxes and arrives just 5 days after, so it’s at optimum freshness and flavour. If you get your pops this he may not be able to fully espresso his excitement.
Peppermint Organic Shaving Soap from Dr. Bronner’s – £10.49
Give the gift of a close, comfortable shave with this rather lovely shaving soap from Dr Bronner’s. It’s packed full of organic ingredients such as shikakai powder from India and fair trade & organic sugar from Paraguay.
This soap is moisturising, naturally soothing smells great. Best of all it will encourage Dad to lose that awful hipster beard he’s grown during the lockdown.
Parliament Smart Wallet from Ekster® – €81
What’s better than a wallet? A smart wallet of course! Which in the case of this stylish leather number, The Parliament from Ekser®, means a built-in aluminium cardholder which fans out your cards at the click of a button and protects them against skimming. So you can rest assured your Dad’s money will be safe and secure. Until he whips his card out to buy a round that is.
Swim Shorts from Randy Cow – £75
Although we might not be venturing abroad too much this year given what’s going on in the world, when the sun is shining in Blighty we all want to get our pins out to soak up some much-needed vitamin D.
These swim shorts from Randy Cow are the perfect sartorial celebratory gift for your Dad. Made from 90% recycled polyester and 10% spandex, these little beauties provide style and comfort. A nice edition is a waterproof pocket which will keep your belongings safe and dry up to 30m. Available in a range of colours and patterns.
Dark Gin Truffles from Love Cocoa – £12.90
We’ve waxed lyrical before about the chocolatey delights the brilliant people at Love Cocoa deliver. You can’t go wrong with pretty much anything from their range, be it their Peruvian chocolate bars or their delicious honeycomb bites (both of which are part of the one bar = one tree project, aiming to plant 500k trees to combat climate change).
For Dad, why not try a boozy treat for those who fancy themselves as a bit of a connoisseur. These truffles are a luscious combination of fresh, creamy chocolate gin finished with luxury dark chocolate. And all are British made.
Sports Prints from Boot & Ball – £12.95
These classy sport-inspired posters will brighten up any Dad cave. The company behind them, Boot & Ball, is the brainchild of twin brothers, Jack and Rob, who were sick of endless searches and then inevitable overpayment for sports prints, so decided to sort this particular problem by making them themselves.
These hand-designed prints are top-notch in the quality stakes coupled with a price that won’t overly trouble your wallet. This gift will also magically transform you into a good son or daughter again… for the time being at least.
Outdoors Candles from Holistic London – £18
Regular readers of The MALESTROM will know we’re slightly nuts about anything regarding the great outdoors. These candles from Holistic London invoke those aromas of the outdoors with three wild fragrances, Meadow, Forest and Firewood.
Natural and organic, made from high-quality essential oils and eco-friendly soy wax, these vegan candles will light up any Father’s Day.
Dos Passos Boxer Shorts from He Must – £35.00
You may think that once you’ve seen one pair of boxer shorts you’ve seen them all, but the new ‘Dos Passos’ from He Must will change that thinking. This sustainable men’s underwear brand have created these boxers from eco-friendly and breathable alternative to cotton, modal (96%) – a super soft fabric produced using the cellulose from Beech trees – and 4% elastic.
They also feature natural buttons and arrive through the letterbox inside a recycled paper envelope with no excess packaging. So Dad can feel better about the planet while he’s watching the returning footy in his drawers.
Milk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt from Tony’s Chocolonely – £3.98
Dutch chocolatiers Tony’s Chocolonely have garnered something of a following and it’s no wonder with their great tasting range and nostalgic packaging. Especially in the case of this milk chocolate filled with crunchy caramel and a hint of sea salt.
Perhaps even better than the taste, is the fact purchasing a bar of Tony’s means offering your support in the battle against modern slavery and illegal child labour. So buying a bar is the definition of win-win.
A2300i Ascent Series Blender from Vitamix – £449
If your Dad has delusions that he’s Gordon Ramsey, when his skills are closer to those of Gordon the Gopher, you might want to splash the cash to help him level up in the kitchen.
This blender from Vitamix® will have him chopping ingredients for meals with ease, as well as giving him the option of making frozen desserts, doughs, soup, and loads more. Bon appétit!
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