Father’s day looks a bit different for me this year, it has always been all about my Dad but now I have two fathers to factor in – my own Dad and of course Ollie! As it’s his first father’s day I want to make it a bit extra special and find him something he will really love so in the process of hunting for his gift I have pulled together the following Father’s Day Gift Guide – all of which can be ordered and delivered conveniently to Collect Plus collection points. Which is extra handy when you want to surprise someone as you can collect and sneak them away to a hidden place without the risk of it being intercepted by a nosy person along the way…
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There’s a huge list of online retailers that work with Collect Plus to deliver orders you can see the full list on their website or of course you will see Click and Collect with Collect Plus listed as a delivery option when you’re shopping. For Father’s Day for Ollie the number one stand out option for me is Wiggle – if you haven’t heard of it then you’re probably very fortunate to not be living with a triathlete or cyclist… they’re a dedicated bunch and if we go a week without a new box from Wiggle being spotted around the house then it’s a miracle. They stock a lot of Ollie’s favourite cycling or tri related brands so he’s often making purchases himself but it means I know where to head to get him something he wants… Which is how I’ve themed this gift guide – some gift suggestions based on interest as if we’re all *really* honest… most Dad’s aren’t going to be blown away by a mug or pair of socks saying ‘world’s best dad’…
For the sporty Dad….
Starting here as it’s the one front of mind for me buying for Ollie. The biggest challenge with a triathlete is they are VERY specific about what they like, what they need as part of their kit or what brands they wear. But thinking a little wider than just Ollie and his tri-obsessed mind… a few suggestions:
Under £25 – Alpine Stars Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey (Reduced to £14.99 –Wiggle)
Under £50 – New Balance Fuel Core Rush Shoes (Reduced to £44.20 –Wiggle)
Over £50 – Castelli Raddoppia Cycling Jacket (£114 –Wiggle)
For the stylish Dad…
Adding to Dad’s wardrobe for non-lycra wearing days or especially for those Dad’s who aren’t as into working out and consider getting dressed a competitive sport in itself!
Under £25 – L’Occitane Grooming On The Go Routine Kit (£20 –L’Occitane)
Under £50 – Barbour Leather Wallet (£44.95 –John Lewis)
Over £50 – Blue/brown leather brogues (Reduced to £62 –Jones the Bootmaker)
For the gadget loving Dad…
For the Dad that loves the latest gadgets or just an excuse as a grown adult to play with toys….
Under £25 – Micro drone (£17.99 –John Lewis)
Under £50 – Google Home Speaker (£39 –John Lewis)
Over £50 – Apple Air Pods (£159 –John Lewis)
For the ‘I have no idea what to get my Dad’….
Some Dad’s are just impossible to buy for, maybe their interests are too niche or they just aren’t fussed about big fancy gifts. Sometimes keeping things simple or useful is the way forward so these gifts are all about nice things that are fairly simple or useful!
Under £25 – Molton Brown Silver Birch Shower Gel (£20 –John Lewis)
Under £50 – BBQ Tool Set (£45 – John Lewis)
Over £50 – Calvin Klein Lounge Pants (£60 –Very.co.uk)
Now, I know MY Dad actually does read my blog so I’m not going to give away what I’m getting him this year. But as far as gifts go, I know I already peaked ages ago when I got him the DVD of Apollo 13 which I think he’s watched so many times he may have had to replace the DVD…
As for Ollie, it’s his first father’s day and I hope to make it memorable for him so I’ll be ordering something special (still undecided on exactly what) but the good thing about Collect Plus is you can click and collect next day delivery so even leaving it last moment means I have time this week to decide on his gift!
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