Best Father's Day Gifts He Won't Buy Himself

By Alex Bryson - 4 months ago | Updated
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Father's Day isn't about rocking the boat. Often, it involves heading back home and nodding along to whatever preoccupation your dad is currently in the grips of. Things can, however, run the risk of becoming a bit too unadventurous. And nothing more so than the presents you bring with you. After all, a decade of gifting the same brand of whisky or box of golf balls can become a little repetitive.

Variety is so often the spice of life, as is the case here. That means not only looking for something a little different each year, but also buying your dad something he wouldn't get himself, something that even he didn't realise he wanted. Naturally, that's much easier said than done, which is why we've pieced together some of the best Father's day gift ideas.

Wahl Ceramic Shaving Bowl

Wahl Ceramic Shaving Bowl

It's amazing, given how any men prefer a manual shave, just how few of them invest in a high quality shaving bowl. Not only does it make the whole process far easier, it also prevents the unexperienced barber in question from covering a bathroom in water and foam. This WAHL creation boasts a sublimely understated design, letting its high-grade ceramic do the talking.

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Ted Baker Manicure Kit

Ted Baker Manicure Kit

Ensure your father is a well groomed gentleman with this handy piece of kit. This compact case holds the tools required to achieve a much-need manicure. Fathers are perhaps not the best when tending to their nails, but with this rather delightful gift pouch of goodies they can see the error of their ways.

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Proraso Beard Wash

Proraso Beard Wash

When a lot of middle-aged gentlemen decide to cultivate a beard, they often only think about the growing process, after which it's nature's business. In actual fact, hearty facial fuzz needs at least as much TLC as your head hair, given its proximity to things like food, drink and cigarettes. And there's little better than this Proraso wash for a deep and intensive cleanse.

Gentle enough for use on delicate facial skin, the formula is celebrated for its cleansing benefits and its distinctive aroma.

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Flo USB Travel Shaver Black

Flo USB Travel Shaver Black

On the flip side, it can be difficult to maintain a close and even shave – particularly if his schedule involves a lot of travel. This wonderfully nifty design by Flo is just the thing to remedy any unwanted bristles. That's due to it's convenient size and USB charge function, which enables the time-pressed and road-weary to easily set up a quick shave.

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Aesop Tacit Eau De Parfum

Aesop Tacit Eau De Parfum

Yes, it's a fragrance. But it's not your run of the mill aftershave. Instead, this conveniently sized fragrance is a great means of introducing your dad to a whole new world of aroma.

For a start, it's unisex, leaving behind strict ideas of what scent is for whom. Secondly, it's produced by Aesop, a brand that pride themselves on a holistic approach. And then there's the not-inconsiderable matter of the fragrance itself, which opens with bracing citrus notes, before leading the senses on a journey through basil grand vert and earthy undertones.

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ELEMIS Mens Pro Collagen Marine Cream

ELEMIS Mens Pro Collagen Marine Cream

Does your Dad tend to skimp on the skin care? Kickstart some sort of routine by gifting him this face cream. It combines potent ingredients with science to create a hard-working, effective formula that hydrates and tackles signs of ageing. Give it two weeks and your Pops will have you to thank for his newfound radiance.

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Murdock London Wash Bag

Murdock London Wash Bag

If your Dad fancies himself as bit of a jet-setter, or is regularly away on business trips, you can help him keep all of his toiletries organised with a wash bag - and this one is extremely luxurious. This navy canvas wash bag from Murdock is the smart accessory that your Dad won't forget to pack in his suitcase.

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Homedics Neck & Shoulder Massager With Heat Black

Homedics Neck & Shoulder Massager With Heat Black

Give your Dad the spa-treatment from the comfort of his armchair with this neck and shoulder massager. Hugging the contours of the neck and shoulders, it eases dull aches and tension with a vibrating technique and heat sensors. You can customise the experience with the two speed settings or use the looped handles for a more targeted action, plus its reasonable size makes it easy to transport. It's the electronic gadget your Dad never knew he needed!

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Philips HX9191/06 Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Philips HX9191/06 Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Let's be real, electric toothbrushes are expensive - it would pain anyone to break the bank on a device that simply cleans your teeth. With that being said, Father's Day is the perfect excuse to surprise your Dad with one of the gadgets. This electric toothbrush from Philips is top tier. Its smart sensors and wireless technology send data to your phone while you brush, giving you personalised feedback - it's just like having a dentist in your own home.

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Think outside the box this year and surprise your Dad with the unthinkable. If time is running out and you're still stuck on finding the perfect gift, check out our Best Last Minute Gift Ideas for Father's Day.

Alex Bryson

Written by Alex Bryson

I write about everything and anything grooming or fragrance-related. If it smells expensive or has ‘for men’ tagged on the end, I’ve probably got an opinion on it.