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With Father’s Day fast approaching, we thought we’d give you a helping hand.

Is a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug not going to cut it again this year?

Or is your old man overwhelmed by the ever-growing mountain of socks and slippers he receives on an annual basis?

If so, you’re in the right place. From books to fashion and fragrances to car cleaning, you’re bound to find something to suit your dad here at Frenchgate.

Clintons, Card Factory, WHSmith and Waterstones are of course the go to places when looking for your Father’s Day cards. Look out for the kitsch gift ideas they have on offer as well, from pillows and picture frames to pocket tools and family games.

Head to Debenhams to pick up an assortment of Maine (from £14.40) or Hammond & Co (from £35) polos, statement socks (£12. It’s ok if they add to your dad’s styling!) a pack of 3 British Ales (£15) or 3 British Ciders (£15), a patterned tie (from £10) or a luxury leather wallet (from £30).

Next also has a wide range of offerings for all sorts of different dad’s, and different price ranges. For all your father’s grooming needs check out the selection of aftershave and shower gel sets (from £12), initialled wash bags (£12), shaving apron’s (£8) and beard kits (£12). They also offer gifting ideas in the form of patterned shirts (from £25), leather wallets (from £20), Brewdog Beer Making Kits (£40) and Jalapeno Easy Grow Kits (£10).

If your dad’s into books, Waterstones have an amazing collection. From Peter Crouch’s autobiography, How To Be A Footballer (£6.99) to Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens (£8.99) or Michael Palin’s Erebus (£6.99). Not a fan of those? You can’t go wrong with Waterstones Buy One Get One Half Price books for all your dad friendly titles.

The Fragrance Shop has a new exclusive to their store in the form of the Gold Blend Eau De Parfum Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren (£78).Crafted with signature notes of Sparkling Citrus and Fresh Melon, infused with modern fragrance notes of Pure Ginger, Aromatic Sage and Gold Incense - this sophisticated, spicy scent is something any dad will love.

Lush’s latest Father’s Day pieces make up the new Dear John collection. Get each product separately or get the perfectly wrapped gift box for just £39.95. Inside, your dad will receive the ultimate pamper kit - a shampoo bar, shower gel, perfume and a bath bomb.

Does your Dad love to primp his facial hair? Look no further than Boots for beard oils, shaving creams, moustache combs, waxes, facial scrubs, masks, moisturisers, hair products and more from some amazing brands like The Real Shaving Co, Johnny’s Chop Shop, Barber Pro, Percy Nobleman, Bulldog, Ted Baker and Harry’s. Buy products individually or get a selection box from £12.99.


If the way to your Dad’s heart is through his stomach treat him to a classic Thornton’s chocolate. Pick 5 of his favourite flavours and get it personalised for just £15. Not interesting enough for you? How about a trophy or train shaped chocolate personalised with a message for £8.

Not got a sweet tooth? How about The Chuckling Cheese Company’s Father’s Day hampers? The Munchie Mouse Selection contains 2 cheeses of your choice, 1 chutney, 1 pickled onion or chilli jam and 1 gift jar – all in a lovely wicker hamper for £30. Alternatively, there’s the even bigger Man Hamper for £49.99. This one has 5 different cheeses, chutney, pickled onion, chilli jam, bacon mayo, Wold Top beer, William’s ginger biscuits and 2 other packs of biscuits, all lovingly packed within their signature hamper.

You could even treat him to an all you can eat meal at Cosmo! With their world foods buffet there’s so much to choose from.

Does your Dad love rocking a designer label? Why not get a Guide London (from £70) or Marc Darcy (from £45) patterned shirt from the Vault? Alternatively, there’s Fred Perry (from £60) and Lyle & Scott (from £50) polos in a selection of different colours, as well as accessories like flat caps (from £15), bow ties (from £15) and tie, cufflink and pocket square sets (from £15).

Proud of his ride? Treat him and his car to a clean at Inter Car Cleaning. Valets range from simple exterior washes to interiors, waxing, polishing and more – prices range from £15.

There you have it; hopefully this has given you some unique ideas of how to treat your dad this Father’s Day. Making this a National Pants and Socks Day no more!

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