For birthday’s, Christmases and other national holidays, I always try to outdo the gift I got for someone the year before.
But this time I thought I’d stick with a few Father’s Day cliches and tried and tested present favourites. I’ve gone for classic styles and good quality choices.
Here’s what I got my Dad for Father’s Day.
Something To Wear
My Dad is the sort of man who always wears casual clothing. I thought I’d treat him to a more expensive tee than what he would usually buy. I really liked this navy Howich crew neck t-shirt that’s 100% cotton. It’s a classic staple with a smart pocket, and the good quality jersey material will mean it can be a go to classic for a fair few years.
I found this on House of Fraser’s website as a preselected Father’s Day gift. It was really helpful to see so much choice last minute as I probably wouldn’t have been able to pick this up at their store.
If you didn’t know already, I make and sell bow ties. I’ve got my own little Etsy store called RagnBow that I’m pretty proud of.
I know bow ties have become a cliche gift but my Dad will appreciate something I’ve made myself. My Dad likes tartan so I selected a green and blue tartan check and turned it into a beautiful bow. I’ve got some fabric left over and I’m now selling this limited edition item online too.
Something To Drink
Usually I get my Dad a few bottles of his favourite tipple. But, seeing as my Dad is a real ale drinker and because I have a year’s experience working in a real ale pub, I remembered that you could join a club to show your appreciation of the traditional brewing process. CAMRA (which stands for the Campaign For Real Ale) is an independent voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale in community pubs and for consumer rights. Their aim is to champion great quality real ale made the old fashioned way and to ensure it’s available in every local pub. They’re doing a pretty good job as over the last ten years (or for as long as I’ve been able to legally drink!) I’ve certainly been more aware of a real ale resurgence.
CAMRA members get benefits like discounted entry into national beer events, information on new products as well as other discounts on popular brands.
With the membership I also bought the 2016 Good Beer Guide which was a decent deal for £32 all inclusive.
I’m sure he’ll be pleased with this mix of goodies. What did you get your Dad for Father’s Day?