Father’s Day gifts

It’s time to thank dads this weekend as it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. So, time to open your purse and get your dad something to thank him for being dad.

Dads are quite difficult to buy for, but Father’s Day gifts are everywhere, if you just think about it a little bit.

Dad doesn’t necessarily want some novelty nonsense, or just the obligatory slippers or socks (although those are both excellent Father’s Day gifts for some dads). Buy dad something he really wants.

So, we suggest for the fashion fan dads, there are loads of great Father’s Day gifts out there. Let’s start with a simple plain two tone t-shirt from  J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams (£20). Or an 80s mix tape T-shirt (£7.99, New Look) – maybe you could make up a mix tape – or the modern equivalent – for dad to go with this Tee? If Coca Cola is his drink, then he will love GAP’s splatter Coca Cola Tee (£22.95).

Father's day gifts oneMaybe dad would love a new shirt as a Father’s Day gift. You can’t go wrong with GAP’s classic Oxford checked shirt (£34.95). Or how about pushing the boat out (or clubbing together with siblings if you can) and getting dad a fantastic HYMN Macintosh (£110) from JOY? Or a beautiful new briefcase (£155) from Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams. White Stuff’s lovely leather wallet (£27.50) is a great gift for dad. If you want to have a bit of fun, how about a bow tie? (£16, Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams) or, if you do get socks, go for these fab bright and bold polka dot socks from BHS (£10).

Bright and bold dads will love the RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams short sleeve with its bold floral print (£35). And H&M’s pineapple print windcheater jacket (£24.99) is not for shy and retiring dads! Nor is the floral Mantaray pork pie hat from Debenhams (£22). If it’s novelty you want, then you can’t get more novelty than these socks and sandals print socks from JOY! (£5). Or maybe the No1 Dad Tee from BHS (£8) is novelty enough?

father's day gifts twoIf dad works away, then a great Father’s Day gift is this fab weekend bag from H&M (£29.99), and if dad needs a bag for work, then White Stuff’s canvas duffle rucksack (£49.95) is perfect.

If you just want to buy dad a little token of your love, then how about H&M’s friendship bracelet (£3.99). Or, if all else fails, those obligatory slippers! Ours are 9.60 from BHS.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

Dapper Dad! Father’s Day style

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so don’t forget. We’re thinking a bit more than a pair of socks or a mug through.  We’re thinking it’s time to make dad ‘dapper dad’ – it’s never too late to introduce a bit of sartorial style to your dad!

Dapper dad needs just a few new items in his wardrobe, so we’ve compiled a Top Ten for you to choose from. You only need buy one or two to help dad on his way to dapper dad status. A tropical shirt, a bow tie,  some pineapple print swim shorts add a huge bit of fashion fun to dad’s style!

Dapper dad for Father's DayA classic linen blend blazer works brilliantly with bold red chinos. Keep shoes simple, and the colour palette for the summertime version of dapper dad should be simple, but with a bit of vibrancy thrown in there.

No dapper dad is complete without a man bag of course, so make sure you get one of those on your list! A smart polo shirt always works, and if dad’s a football fan, then go for a classic World Cup themed t-shirt – way more dapper dad than a replica strip!

Here’s our Dapper Dad Top Ten

1. Polo shirt, £35, Hammond & Co Patrick Grant @ Debenhams

2. Red chinos, £14.99, H&M

3. Bow tie, £25, French Connection

4. Linen mix blazer, £59.95, GAP

5. Hat, £28, J Jeans by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

6. Brasil World Cup T-shirt, £12.99, New Look

7. Tropical pattern shirt, £14.99, H&M

8. Rucksack bag, £75, French Connection

9. Pineapple swim shorts, £12.99, New Look

10. DC trainers, £50, Tonik @ Schuh

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction