Saturday 14 November 2020

Gifts for Dad - Christmas Gift Guide 2020

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I don't know about you but for me personally I find my dad, and men in general quite tricky to buy for. They always seem to say "oh don't worry about me" or opt for the usual socks and pants options, but sometimes we just want to spoil our dads or the men in our lives. Of course it will depend on their likes and dislikes, but there are some great gift ideas out there when you look around. 

So today I have put together a gift guide especially for dads, featuring a wide range of gifts for dads of all ages, interests and budgets which will hopefully help you find some great gifts for the men in your life this Christmas. 

Suck UK - Skull Tidy

Do you have a man in your life that is always losing stuff or has lots of bits and bobs lying around? This Suck UK Skull Tidy from Red Candy is the perfect quirky solution and gift idea. This fun organised is shaped just like a real skull except the top of the skull is removed making the perfect space to store everything from keys to loose change. 

Designed for everyday items such as loose change, keys, phone and random vouchers, the skull desk organiser provides you with ample handy storage space. It is true that two heads are better than one – even if this poor fellow is missing half of his! Some might find him a bit macabre, whilst others will find his ‘memory’ capacity invaluable. Either way he will definitely add a bit of character to any room. 

The Suck UK Skull Tidy is priced at £35.00 and is available from Red Candy

Mermaid Salt Vodka from Isle of Wight Distillery 

If you are looking for an alcohol gift that will really stand out this Christmas, then Mermaid Salt Vodka if a great gift idea. Mermaid Salt Vodka is grain distilled, with a subtle addition of rock sea salt for smoothness. Each batch is hand-crafted using our column still and then blended with Isle of Wight spring water in small batches.

It is 40% ABV and tastes great as it is "on the rocks" but the sea salt hint also helps bring out other flavours in cocktails or drink mixers too. Not only is this a delicious vodka but the bottle is a real showstopper too with scale like shapes cascading down the bottle in a frosted white into clear pattern. 

The Mermaid Salt Vodka is priced at £35.00 for a 70cl bottle. 

Carfume Car Freshener 

Know a total car enthusiast or perhaps someone who just takes lots of pride in their car? If the answer is yes then these premium car fresheners could be a great gift idea. Inspired by a love of perfumes and aftershaves - that truly boost your mood these car freshners are sure to leave any car smelling great all the time.

The glass bottles are bespoke and paired with the carved wooden tops look so elegant & will add a classy touch to your car whilst giving you a long lasting aroma.  To use you simply unscrew the lid and remove the plastic cork. Screw the lid back on & give the bottle a gentle shake & tip upside down for a couple of seconds to soak the inside of the lid.  Then Whenever you feel the scent is no longer as strong as you’d like, simply repeat these steps again to fill your car with your favourite scent! 

Whats more, throughout November Carfume are supporting the charity CALM (campaign against living miserably) and will be donating 5% from all sales to the charity. So if you are considering purchasing or are looking for a fun stocking filler then now is the time to buy. 

Prices vary (the box shown below costs £9.99 and is the original version) and all products can be purchased from the Carfume website. 

CellarDine Zap Cap Bottle Opener

Everyone loves a gadget, right? Well, the Zap Cap from CellarDine is a pretty cool, yet super handy gadget that you don't realise you even need until you try it and then it's a must have! The original Zap Cap bottle opener is a clever and unique invention which operates by placing the Zap Cap over the neck of a bottle and with a simple push a special spring-loaded mechanism removes caps with the minimum amount of effort. It also has a built-in magnet that captures the cap for easy disposal, so simple to use, great fun and very stylish.

The stainless model is the most popular and is made from high quality materials, crafted to fit easily in the palm of your hand, designed for all age groups and a perfect year-round gift, never has opening your favourite bottle been easier! It is also perfect for those who may struggle for various reasons in using a general handheld bottle opener. 

The Zap Cap is priced at £9.99 and is available to purchase from the CellarDine website.

WAHL Aqua Blade Beard Trimmer

I don't know quite what it is about beards, but once men grow them, they take great pride (and time!) making sure they look perfect. If you know a man just like this (or perhaps one who could use a little help in the beard department!) then the Wahl Aqua Blade is a great gift idea. 

The Wahl Aqua Blade allows the user to trim, edge and shave with a blade that cuts 60% closer than the Wahl standard trimmer blade without causing any irritation. The blades come with a lifetime warranty too, so the user never has to worry about buying another blade again, great right! The Aqua Blade comes with 16 different guide combs so is suitable for use on long or short beards, wet or dry beards and any beard regardless of shape, size or density. The Aqua Blade also features lithium-ion technology which provides 180 minutes cordless run time from a 60-minute charge or 3 minutes run time from a 1-minute quick charge.

The Wahl Aqua Blade is priced at £89.99 and is available from the Wahl website.

CellarDine Football Beer Bottle Chillers

I think most men love a quirky, fun gift and these bottle chillers are certainly just that, not only that they would make a great gift for any football fans in your life too! This pack of 4 fun football themed design "t-shirts" are actually bottle chillers and are designed to keep any bottle or can cool for up to 4 hours!

These bottle chillers will fit any bottle or can up to 330ml in size and come in four different designs in each pack. Not only do they look fun and keep your drink cool, but they also come in handy at parties or when you are with friends as they help each person easily identify which drink is their own. 

A pack of four costs £9.99 and is available to purchase from the CellarDine website.

VEX Gift Card from Voucher Express

It can be super hard to buy for someone who doesn't want or need anything or perhaps you need a gift that you can send in the post to a friend, and you don't want it to get broken or damaged? Then a VEX gift card could be the perfect solution this Christmas. 

Not only does it come in a handy card style that can slip into a wallet, the VEX gift card actually allows the recipient to choose to exchange their gift card for a voucher for their chosen store that they will use. When you gift a VEX gift card, the recipient is able to go to the voucher express website and choose to exchange their gift card for a voucher from one of over 150 retail and leisure stores online. There is a wide range of choices too from restaurants and supermarkets and even holiday vouchers too! 

VEX gift cards are available with a value of £10 up to £250 and can be purchased from the Voucher Express website

Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur 

Looking for an award-winning gift that not only packs a punch with flavour but in authentic design too? Then the Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur is definitely one to consider. In 2018 it was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, the premier spirits competition in the world. It has a distinctive taste that comes from being crafted from single batches of fresh cream combined with premium Irish Whiskey within 48 hours of collection to become authentic Irish Cream Liqueur. 

The Five Farms container is a wide-mouthed glass bottle with embossed details, in the style that dates back to the early 1900s. Its closure is a ceramic swing-top cap, adding to the authenticity of the design and the reusability of the container. The black glass creates an elegant presentation and allows the bottle to be recycled. The bottle swings from a metal handle that is easy to carry and gives another nod to milk containers of the past.

Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur is priced at £30.00 and is available to purchase from Harrods, Oddbins, Master of Malt and Amazon. 

Bradfords Just Food Gift Box

Who doesn't love a hamper right? I always think a beautiful food hamper is a fab gift around Christmas time so people can sit back and enjoy all the festive goodies over Christmas. This Just Food gift box contains a delicious range of traditional goodies and treats, with something for everyone. 

Inside the hamper you will find Farmhouse chocolate brownie cookies (150g), Bradfords handmade chocolates (125g), Bradfords traditional farmhouse sultana cake, Walkers all butter shortbread fingers (150g), Bradfords fine cut orange marmalade (113g), Bradfords strawberry jam (113g). All served in a beautifully presented gold or cream box tied with ribbon for that perfect finishing touch. The hamper below is priced at £23.99 although Bradfords do a range of different food and drink hampers ranging in prices to suit all budgets. 

Sobersauce Discovery Box

When Christmas festivities begin there can often be lots of delicious food and alcohol around, however if you don't drink alcohol, it can sometimes feel like your options are limited. However, thanks to Sobersauce that is no longer the case, they have a huge range of great tasting no alcoholic beer, and they even offer a monthly subscription box option too. 

The below image is the Sobersauce Discovery box, and it contains 8 different non-alcoholic beers. It is available as a monthly subscription at £19.99 per month and includes a variety of beers including lagers, pale ales and medium bodied ales. Each month you will receive 8 beers delivered straight to your door and Sobersauce even promise to not repeat ant beers during your subscription, so you won't receive the same beer time and time again. 

Tower Precision Grill XL

We all know a dad or man who is king of the grill, who loves being in the kitchen or stood at the barbeque cooking up a delicious storm. Well, if this is someone you know then the Tower Precision grill is the perfect gift this Christmas so that they can grill to their hearts content all year round. 

The Tower Precision grill features an intelligent contact grilling system which will precisely cook a wide range of ingredients using an automatic calculation of portion size and temperature setting. It helps to take out the guess work when it comes to cooking the perfect meal and with the great versatility of the grill, the options on what to cook are endless. The grill has 7 pre-set programs as well as adjustable heat settings between 1800W and 2100W. The precision grill features a colour coded progression bar which helps to perfectly cook steaks ranging from rare, medium and well done with controls to indicate the cooking period so you can get the perfect steak every time. The 180-degree hinged lid allows you to choose between closing the top for double sided grilling or open top grilling when you need more space. 

The Tower Precsion grill comes with 1-year warranty as well as an additional 2 years once registered so that is 3 years in total! It is priced at £89.99.

Hopefully this guide has given you lots of lovely ideas for the dads or males in your life this Christmas, does anyone else find them tricky to buy for? Have any of the gifts in this guide caught your eye? If so who for? Let me know in the comments below. 


**This post contains pr samples that I have received for the purpose of inclusion in this post. However all words, opinions and images are my own. I retain full control of this post.**


  1. I do find men much harder to buy for. Worst bit is I have to double up, My dads birthday is 2 days after Christmas and my partners is early January!

    Some brilliant ideas here. I think the wine stopper would be perfect for them both actually x

  2. I find men so difficult to buy for, so this is really helpful thank you! I love the sound of the Mermaid Salt Vodka :)

  3. I always struggle with what to buy my Dad so thank you so much for this - I am wondering if a VEX card is a good idea for him to be honest.

  4. I love the sound of Carfume, something I would like as much as my husband!

  5. That Wahl Aqua Blade Beard Trimmer would be great for my brother. My youngest isn't ready for one yet but it would be a good fit for him as well when he is.

  6. Oh what a nice selection you have there, all sorts. My husband could certainly do with the beard trimmer and I want the irish cream! Mich x

  7. Definitely considering getting some of the Irish Cream liqueur for my father in law - my Dad would have loved it too if he was still alive! Some fabulous gift ideas here.

  8. There are some great gift ideas here, I always find it hard to find something different for my husband and my dad apart from the usual things I get for them

  9. On our last trip to Southampton and IOW we tried the Mermaid brand and it is rather tasty! Great gift guide and the Skull tidy is pretty cool!

  10. Wow there are some really good ideas here for sure, I love the look of the shaver and also the car airfreshner too xx

  11. I actually got the skull tidy for my fiance a few years back and he loves it on his bedside table. A new shaver is always a good idea, especially as my dad always prefers the clean shaven look x

  12. You've picked a fantastic selection of items for Dads, my favourite is the Isle of Wight Mermaid Salt Vodka. I am sure my husband would love this

  13. Mellissa Williams11 November 2020 at 10:47

    Some lovely ideas here - sometimes Dads can be so hard to buy for as they never really know what they want but you've got some great suggestions.

  14. these are some great ideas and a very varied and fun selection :) I always find it so hard buying for dads/boyfriends etc