Christmas gifts for dads can be difficult and another pack of beer or a nice meal might not cut it. Show him how much you care this Christmas. We’ve put a few ideas together that might spark your imagination.
Grillstock festival is the perfect day out, beer, live music and pretty much endless BBQ’s. Not only is it great excuse to sample plenty of tasty grub, but there are demo’s and advice sessions to pick up plenty of tips. Which will come in handy next time the sun is out and the entire family turn up. We visited the Manchester leg a few years ago and had a great time. Unlike your usual hectic feel, most festivals have, GrillStock has a lot more comradely and a really friendly vibe. All the big names in the BBQ world are there, from manufacturers to fanatics as well as plenty of stalls and interesting independent food companies who are sure to surprise. The Bristol event has been on 2nd and 3rd of July and previous headliners include The Darkness and Madness it’s a great break for any Dad. More information available here.
2016 is the year of the health conscience and with every single one of us being about 60% water we need to keep it that way. S’well make awesome water bottles with the aim to reduce plastic bottle use and will keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. They are made from non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free stainless steel and come in a variety of styles but we obviously love the Wood effect bottles.
Every dad needs a pair of shades, the question is where do you find a pair that will wow him? Well… right here. The Old Youth Ebony Wood wayfarer sunglasses are crafted from solid ebony wood and finished by hand to feel as good as they look. The subtle grain makes for a great talking point and they come complete with a matching wooden case and accessories. For £50 and with free next day postage it could be the perfect gift you were looking for. Not a sunglasses guy? A wooden iPhone 7 case could be the answer with 6 different wood types available, you can find the perfect one.
If you regularly catch him blasting out a tune then the Bose SoundLink Mini could be the next simple music gadget to spark his love for music. Easily connect via Bluetooth for up to 14 hours of music. A little bit more pricey but the sound quality is amazing as you would expect with Bose. As a little extra you can customise it with cases but if you’re not convinced just look at the great reviews online.
Wise and Bearded?
Marineer Jack is a Cornish company making natural beard care products. Beard soaps, wash, wax, oil. You name it, they have it along with a variety of other items including clothing and accessories. Their entire range is made from the natural finest ingredients and they certainly do stay clear of anything cheap, even the bottles are locally sourced. If your old man is on the beard trend, he will certainly love this stuff.
Displate could provide the finishing touch to his man cave, however far it is in its development. They specialise in high-quality metal posters with a huge variety of choice and everything considered starting from just £31. If he’s a movie guy they will have that, nature fan they will have that, or just wanted some manly art, the choice is big enough to find the perfect one. As a bonus, Displate have planted over 1 million trees showing as a contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
The whiskey wedge is an elegant way of cooling whiskey as well as having some science behind it. The special glass allows the ice to be frozen at an angle so it melts slower whilst still chilling the whiskey. It also makes a great looking glass. Perfect for an evening drink.
Hopefully, we have given you some ideas or at least inspired you to get something a little different for dad this Christmas. Let us know of anything else you’ve found below.