I know that for many of us one of the most difficult people to buy for at Christmas-time is our Dad's. And whilst gifts like new slippers, socks or ties tend to spring to mind straight away, I thought that I would try and think outside the box a little when it comes to buying for Dad's with today's Blogmas post. I made a trip to St. Enoch in Glasgow City Centre with a budget of £100 to spend and an afternoon set out for Christmas shopping and here's what I managed to pick up.
As there seem to be different deals and savings on most of these products on an almost daily basis I have provided the full price of each product where I can but be sure to check and see if there are any deals on if you plan on treating your Dad to one of these gifts for Christmas this year.
First up is a gift that I know my Dad will absolutely adore. If your Dad or the man in your life that you're buying for this year is a big car fan then this could keep them happy and occupied for hours. My Dad used to spend most, if not all, of Christmas morning building and putting together presents that me and my brother had received that required a bit of assembly. It's been years since we were at the age where that happens anymore but this Haynes Internal Combustion Engine* from Debenhams is something that he can build for himself.
Next I headed to Boots and whilst I was there I spotted this little guy in what looked like a Stocking Fillers stand. I thought that Edmond The Solar Pug* would make the perfect gift for my Dad to put in his car and at only £6 who could say no to this little guy?
As soon as I saw this Record Tin*, also in Debenhams, complete with biscuits might I add, it immediately made me think of my Dad, his box full of old records and how much he loves a good biscuit. I just thought that the record design was so cool and something that I hadn't really seen on the High Street before. Plus it was only £10 which definitely seemed like a good deal. And how clever are the song titles on it as well?
And if your Dad is a big Star Wars fan, or a big fan of their teas or coffees or both, you can't go wrong with this Darth Vader self-stirring mug*. Is it weird that I can't wait for my Dad to have his morning cup of coffee on Christmas morning so I can see exactly how this self-stirring mug actually works? Hehe.
The next two gifts are a little more traditional 'Dad' products but if you're struggling to find something to buy for your Dad I would definitely recommend taking a trip to Boots. Not only do they have a fantastic 3 for 2 on Christmas gifts and gift sets (you could even treat yourself to one of the Soap & Glory Christmas gift sets that I wrote about on Blogmas Day 1 whilst you're at it) but there are some incredible savings on fragrances too. I picked up this great Dove Men Care Mini Tin* for a mere £5 and made sure to stock him up on his favourite scent; YSL's Kouros* (which is down from £46 to £23 at Debenhams right now) whilst I was at it.
And what's Christmas morning without a spot of chocolate? This little Milk Chocolate Gift Tag* is only £1.50 in Thornton's and can be personalised for free.
So what do you think of my picks? Which one is your favourite? And do you normally find it difficult to shop for your Dad at Christmas? If so, have you started buying his presents yet? I also have another gift guide that should cover you for all the men in your life, not just your Dad, coming up this Sunday so be sure to check back for that if you're still looking for some gifting inspiration.