Father’s Day Gift Guide + COMPETITION

I really am a daddy’s girl, and I would often say I am more like my dad, than my mum in my personality traits and opinions. My mum is the most important woman in my life, and she will be until the day I die. But as a girl, your dad will always be your hero.

Your dad sets the standard, meaning that every other male figure that comes in to your life will have to match up. My dad is one of my best friends, and he has always been there for me over the years. We may have had our ups and downs but he is still my dad, and I love him dearly. Isn’t it about time we treated them a little once in awhile? I have been thinking long and hard about what to get my dad so here are a few ideas to spur you on!

Oh, and I am running a competition for you to win your very own gift for your dad! Keep reading to find out more…

Ross & Ross Food

Is your dad the best dad ever? The lovely guys at Ross & Ross Food have gathered the best Artisan food and put them all in one box for Father’s Day. This box is not for the faint-hearted and only for the hungriest and hardiest out there. It’s BIG, it’s spicy and totally separates the men from the boys. Ross & Ross Food have worked with some of the best small artisan producers from around the country to bring you a delicious hamper containing some of their finest fare.

Our NEW XL Father’s Day Man Box has double the products to give him a big treat this year which contains Salami and Spicy Chorizo from The Cotswold Curer, Mr Trotter’s Original and Jalapeno Chilli Great British Crackling, Smoked Apple and Plum Chutney by Ross & Ross Food and a bottle of Premium Cotswold Lager and their very own ‘The Cotswold Pig’. They also have a range of other gift boxes, and individual products! And for my readers I am offering 10% for you off all food gifts: sophie10




Weber barbecues host a series of hands on cookery courses which teach teach barbecuers about the benefits of cooking outdoors. There are a number of courses available including Seafood Classics and the American Barbecues as well as a beginners course for those looking to expand their barbecue repertoire from the basics of sausages and burgers. Courses are available at 13 cookery schools across the country with tickets starting from £69. Full details can be found here.


Casper Pillow 

Why choose between soft and supportive when your dad could have both? Casper have invented a unique pillow-in-pillow design that’s built to satisfy all sleepers. The inner pillow is supportive, while the outer pillow adds a soft touch of fluff. These pillows are insane and I’ve never slept so well – get your dad one this Father’s Day and treat him to a comfy nights sleep.



HECK do a large range of burgers, meatballs and sausages and pride themselves on making them in smaller batches which means better flavour. And they use only the finest ingredients! They pull out all the stops to bring farmers’ market quality to your supermarket shelf. They also have a delicious meat-free range packed with delicious super-food veg. I will be ordering another batch this month to cook up some tasty meals and sending some to my dad as he loves cooking!


Lava BrightSounds

BrightSounds is a one of a kind innovation, a Bluetooth Speaker and Ambient LED light which will become a must-have festival gadget, the ideal camping companion or the life and soul of your garden party past sunset. Give yourself your dad a new toy to play with and let him loose on his own music collection, Spotify or any other content wirelessly with the Bluetooth connection. Rest assured whatever he listens to it will sound great in any environment thanks to the powerful 5W speaker. Your dads outdoor lifestyle will never be the same again with the innovative BrightSounds.


National Art Pass

From Cardiff Castle and Kensington Palace to the V&A and Tate Modern – welcome your dad to the National Art Pass. It is a passport to art, giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore art across the UK, with free entry to 225 museums, galleries, historic houses and castles across the UK that normally charge, discounted access to hundreds more, and up to 50% off major exhibitions. And all proceeds help the Art Fund to fulfil its mission to help museums and galleries buy and show works of art for everyone to enjoy. By owning a National Art Pass you are playing a vital part in supporting the public collections and ensuring that significant works of art can be seen by all. You win, the museums win.



Lucky Voice Karaoke 

Make Father’s Day the best it could be with the Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine. Simply plug in an iPhone, computer or iPad and have instant access to over 8,000+ songs with everything from classic hits to the latest chart toppers. Your dad will be able to sing his heart out to all the classics….



Like me, my dad is a serial traveller and it is him who’ve I got my passion for the world. This month I got some beautiful prints from the guys at Grafomap. I am absolutely obsessed with my Grafomap’s custom map posters and there is something really special about maps. I ordered three maps; Amsterdam, London and Verona – three places that are very special to me and Theo. So why not order your dad one of a childhood trip you took or a place that is special for him and your mum.


Superman Smartbox – Buyagift

Struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad? Well fear not the Superman Smartbox offers 1000’s of activities, adventures and foodie places to visit. Buyagift have compiled a selection that is sure to suit every taste from luxurious spa days, to adrenaline boosting racing days and delicious gourmet cuisine at high-end restaurants. Whether he loves being pampered, appreciates the succulent tastes of fine dining or gets his thrills from adrenaline-pumping days out, you’re sure to find the ultimate gift for him to enjoy.


Galvin at The Athenaeum 

Treat dad to Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Galvin at The Athenaeum which serves up a selection of savouries and pastries including Lancashire bomb rarebit & English crumpet as well as a cheese filled scones served with bacon butter and of course lots of Gentleman’s relish. Tea is also served with a dram of specially blended Athenaeum Speyside Whisky. Tea is available for £33.50, we’ll also be offering reviews of the experience on Monday 15th May if you’d like to try it for yourself? Press release also attached.



Gruum Grooming Kit

This is a great brand and one I have bought for Theo before. Gruum are a monthly shave, beard and skincare brand that tailor their kits to your face and then deliver to your door. Leave that multi-pack of socks and embarrassing jumper at the store this year – the shave and wash gift set has everything your dad will need to look his best! The shave and wash kit which includes: Face wash, Shave gel, Moisturiser, Shave tonic, 4 x 5 blade cartridges, Oska razor handle.


Bentley Aftershave

Treat dad to the new kid on the block…. Bentley Momentum. Bentley Fragrances takes a step forward with the vibrant new scent and offer a masculine fragrance with a sleek, modern presentation and aromatic freshness contrasted with vibrant woods. Matching sleek scent design with exceptional materials, Bentley Momentum meets the same exacting standards as Bentley cars. In this new, forceful composition, the renowned master perfumer Nathalie Lorson creates excitement by contrasting aromatic freshness with potent, vibrant woods.


Purbeck Candles

Candles aren’t the first thing you think about buying for your dad but why not? Candles are a great gift as they can be used in your dads home – they are perfect for that relaxing bath, chilling with the papers or just adding a bit of class to a night in front of the football with a couple of beers ! Not too strong, and instead with earthy tones…



Gin Tasting Experience with Cream Tea at the Waldorf Hilton London

Who loves gin? Me! Set in a stunningly palatial building dating back to 1908, the Waldorf Hilton hotel boasts magnificent décor and hospitality of the highest standards. One of the many knowledgeable servers within this beautiful establishment will start your experience off with an introduction to gin. You will then hand pick four gins from a fantastically diverse range of eleven Spanish, Scottish and British brands. Whilst you’re polishing off your four 25ml of devilish pleasure, tuck into a delicious cream tea complete with fresh scones, jam and clotted cream.


i heart Pinot Noir
Smooth and elegant, this is a lighter bodied red wine that is full of sweet plummy fruit flavours and a hint of spice. Best described as being smooth and elegant, this is a red that is so easy to drink at any time, with anything and whatever your mood! If your dad is anthing like mine, he loves a good red wine with dinner, why not treat him to a bottle! Perfect for numerous dishes, delicious with duck and black bean stir fry as well as anything from smoked salmon to monkfish tails, and of course not forgetting how well baked brie or Camembert goes with red wine!


Mr. Black Clothing Attire

Treat your dad, by letting him treat his own garments with Mr. Black. Extend the life of cashmere, denim, linen and delicates. A unique natural formulation that keeps your favourites looking better for longer between washes – and saves on dry cleaning. Specially designed to clean and protect precious bags, jackets, shoes and sneakers. Natural and nourishing atomiser sprays that dissolve grime and dirt, remove unsightly scuffmarks, and add lustre.



And last but not least….

Polk Boom Swimmer Duo

Surround your dad with sound with his own waterproof, dirt-proof, shockproof and easy to use speaker. The Swimmer Duo can be immersed in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, has a rugged exterior, built to absorb the drops inherent in any great adventure and you can loop your Swimmer around virtually any object and for a secure fit, pull the tail through the open slot and twist its end to any side. This is the perfect speaker for adventures and family days out – it won’t break and the whole family will be able to use it on-the-go!


OR WIN! I am also giving away one of these Polk Boom Swimmer Duo’s, worth £59.99 for you to win for yourself, or to give your dad for Father’s Day this year. Simply enter the competition below….


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Terms and conditions

– This competition is only open to UK residents.
– The winner of the competition will win: Polk Boom Swimmer Duo
– You MUST complete all the suggestions ie. following channels on social media.
– The competition will run from midday on Sunday 4th June 2017 and closes at midnight on Sunday 11th June 2017.
– The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.
– The winner is chosen at random using Rafflecopter.
– The winner will be contacted via email and will need to confirm their acceptance of the prize within 7 days.


*The product has been given to me

  • laura banks
    June 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    he’s always helps me out even when ive been an idiot

  • Solange
    June 7, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Since my dad discovered a smartphone, he hasn’t stopped texting me. Sometimes it’s about the weather or my finances, but on nights when I feel down and text my dad that I miss him, he’ll say something like this: “Love you, my beautiful daughter. One of the best days of my life is when you were born. Just keeps getting better.” Always cheers me up.

  • Kim Neville
    June 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Supportive in what we do and everyone looks up to him