Wednesday, 09 June 2021 15:38

A Conscious Gift Guide for Father's Day

These sunny days may feel longer but, in a blink of an eye, it will be Father's day. Before it is too late, we have wrapped an ethical gift guide with plenty of ideas to make your dad feel special every day.

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For our Father's day gift guide 2021 edition, we browsed the net for the most ethical, customisable, and practical ideas for your dad.

Fashions Finest team travelled the globe to find the finest natural ingredients for unprecedented sensorial experiences and ancient secrets to enrich your dad's wellbeing routine to came back to the UK for refined and customisable gift sets. We are sure to make your Father's day 2021 memorable.

Lifestyle And Customisable Gifts

If d.i.y. is not your cup of tea but you still want something unique for your dad, here are some customisable and refined options for you.

Emma Alington

Emma Alington's handmade ceramics, made in the UK

Whether your dad is a tea person or not, you can think about a bespoke container for him and later about his brew. Emma Alington is a synonym for top-quality British ceramics counting a list of well-established partners of the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Missoma, Katie Leamon, Boots and University of the Arts London. Emma Alington established her ceramic studio in Berkshire in 2003, becoming a leading expert in modern luxury ceramics. The beauty of the glossy fine bone china of the 'Classic' range finds a playful twist in her 'Dots' and 'Stripes' ranges. We are sure you will love the customisable options to upgrade your dad's mug with a posh gold rim or with his initials with Emma Alington's online bespoke service. The mug price starts from £20 for the 'Classic' collection.

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspaper, Newspaper Gift Set for father's day

In the '50s, you would have seen a typical dad sinking in the armchair reading his newspaper and having a sip after work. Newspapers are everyday goods, of course, but we dare you to consider them for a surprising father's day gift idea. Historical Newspapers is the world's largest archive with more than 3 million newspapers going back in time to over 100 years. And then? Find the UK newspaper of your choice and select a meaningful date. Every newspaper can be personalised with the name of the recipient or a special message on the opening page. Not exciting enough? The Newspaper Gift Set is the ultimate idea for father's day: the gift includes your newspaper and a bottle from a selection of single malt or 12-year old whisky, brandy, champagne, red and white wines. Both newspaper and bottle label can be personalised and they are ready to be gifted, presented in a luxury double satin-lined gift box. Starting from £49.99.

Historical Newspapers gift ideas are intriguing and genuinely unique as well as fun to customise.

Taskmaster - The Board Game
Taskmaster - The Board Game for the family, Smyths Toys

Your dad is a big child, in the end. Play with him - and maybe let him win - with Taskmaster (£19.99). Based on BAFTA-winning Channel 4 TV show hosted by Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne, this board game will bring hours of fun for the whole family, your dad and his friends.

Refocus Bands

Refocus Bands - motivational wristband

A gift and motivation in one. Refocus Bands 'You Got This' wristband (£8) is an original accessory that hides an uplifting message designed for those who 'refuse' to give up.

Find Me A Gift

FindMeAGift Superman Mug Father s day

Do you need a last-minute gift? FindMeAGift has got a funny answer with this 'flying' Superman Mug with Cape (£12.99). This is going to be loved by DC fans and dads with a nice dose of humour.

Skincare

Men do not pay so much attention to their appearance. Absolutely false... especially for those men with a beard to take care and be proud of! A pampering gift for him is more than welcome but we care about what we use. Our choices are multipurpose and sustainable skincare powered with natural ingredients from around the globe.

Aviela

Aviela, sustainable skincare with 100% pure shea butter

Show how much you care about your dad with the 'Nature's Miracle': 100% pure, unrefined shea butter. Aviela, a UK black-owned brand, uses exclusively unrefined shea butter harvested and produced by Women’s Cooperative in Ghana. The handmade process ensures the anti-inflammatory property and its content in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are as high as found in the pod. We picked some daily essentials for your dad from the Aviela collection: the African Shea Black Soap (£14), with unrefined shea butter and cocoa pod ash, deeply cleanses face and body skin with a final smooth touch. The Pure Shea Butter (£14-30) - a head-to-toe, heavy-duty butter - hydrates and calms even the most sensitive skin. The airy and melting texture delivers a super luscious and pleasant sensation. To conclude this caring set, the Foot Shea Butter (£19) will give instant relief to tired and dry feet. Unrefined shea butter does its magic job with the help of cocoa butter, neem, tea tree, baobab, and sweet almond oils. Pure, simple and effective without parabens, mineral oils and animal-derived products. We love how Aviela takes care of our skin, the environment and the Ghanian community at the heart of this precious butter.

Elemental Herbology

Elemental Herbology, sustainable skincare

Your dad, the tireless man in your early life, needs a well-deserved break. Elemental Herbology thinks about people like him with its ethical ad sustainable skincare collection based on the 5 elements of the traditional Chinese philosophy. The selection that we are going to explore aims to release body and mind from the stress of today's hectic life and to slow down the biological clock. The Lemongrass & Nutmeg Body Wash & Cream Duo (£40) is a 'welcome home' after a long day at work or a gym session. The set reinvigorates at 360° with zesty notes and the warmth of nutmeg and pepper; the formulas are SLS-free and rich in botanicals extracts picked to relax and help circulation. The Muscle Melt Balm (£25) will do the rest for complete relaxation thanks to the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric and the warming action of ginger and ho wood.

Kear

Kear, cruelty-free and natural skincare form Greece

We are in sunny Greece with Kear. For Father's day and the upcoming holiday season, the brand proposes its skincare heroes that are perfect for the post-workout. Kear skincare is infused with Arnica Montana, a flowery plant locally sourced in Greece and known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find the ancient Greek beauty secrets, like arnica and extra virgin olive oil, in Kear Calm Reviving Body Oil (€40) that soothes and helps circulation with a gentle massage. To get the best for your dad, a shower with Kear Exfoliating Herbal Soap (€5) with almond grain and algae extract with refresh and detox the skin before the invigorating massage. A favourite of ours and a pocket-friendly hero is the Sofi Lip (€5), made with just 5 ingredients and zero nastiness.

Dermatology M

Dermatology M, Chinese medicine-based ethical skincare

Back to China and its millennial knowledge. Dr Mazin Al-Khafaji brought ancient Chinese herbal medicine to the UK three decades ago, where he founded Dermatology M. Traditional principles and ingredients used in Chinese medicine made highly compatible remedies for eczema and everyday staples suitable for the most upset skin. Dermatology M skincare is carefully handmade to protect - condition - care. Invite your dad to have a fresh start to his day with Dermatology M Jin Yin Hua Honeysuckle Cleansing Wash (£42) - a daily soothing and brightening wash free from SLS, SLES, and soap - and Dermatology M Zi Cao Shui Gao Nourishing Cream (£42). This versatile cream nourishes and soothes the skin and can be used on both face and body on a rushed morning. It will wipe away any dryness and itchiness thanks to its anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants, vitamins, and soothing extracts of aloe vera and chamomile.

Ecooking

Ecooking, natural skin and body care for all skin types and genders

Made on Tina's kitchen table, Ecooking skincare started from a deeply personal and skin crisis. Her homemade products, kept refrigerated in repurposed jars and bottles, were so effective that her family and then beauticians started to ask for more. This fast-growing Danish skincare brand targets any skin problem with vegan and organic solutions that are luxurious on the skin but affordable. Your dad will enjoy a multi-tasking oil like Ecooking Beard and Body Oil (€27.50) that can be used to shave, condition skin and beard, and recharge the skin as a serum and his senses with its energetic lemon aroma. Ecooking Body Lotion (€30) is as good as a facial treatment is. This nourishing lotion with organic shea butter contains HA and niacinamide which contribute to smoother, firmer and younger skin. It is suitable for everyone's skin so, please, do not tell your mom!

Art de Parfum

Art de Parfum, luxury and cruelty-free fragrances made in France

Now that your dad is fresh and rested, he can dress up with a fragrance that represents his style and soul. The master parfumiers at Art de Parfum developed some new exclusive fragrances with a concoction of rare ingredients that you cannot find anywhere else.

Signature Wild is the essence of a man. It evokes the primordial strength of Nature with notes recalling earth, leather, and woods. This deeply masculine scent has a dark woody side of amber, leather, and sandalwood with boozy, fruity notes of dried fruits topped with the warm, Oriental and spiced character of cinnamon, cardamom, and Davan distilled oil. A rich, yet balanced and elegant perfume. Le Joker is for an unconventional man; it is the fragrance that really epitomises Art de Parfum connection with artistic expressions. Daring, unexpected, avant-garde. Le Joker plays with contradictory notes and the sense of the unknown. It starts with a warm heart of patchouli and cedarwood, intertwined with fruity and spicy notes of star anise and nutmeg evolving in exotic hints of pink peer, Timur pepper, and elemi. Le Joker will surprise with unedited powdery notes of makeup and cigarettes and salty ambergris. Art de Parfum fragrances start from £114 and are sustainably made in France with only cruelty-free ingredients.

Father's day often takes second place in family celebrations but your dad is still your #1 man and deserves only the best. We hope these ideas will convey all your love elevated with a sense of exclusivity. Come back and check this space to find new gift ideas.

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Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:10

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

So far, 2020 could be called a bit of a wash out, and many of us may have not even realised that Fathers Day is quickly approaching!

As usual, Fashions Finest is here to help you choose a great gift for all of those wonderful Fathers, Godfathers, Uncles and Grandfathers. Take a look at the great ideas below, and you will be sure to find something super for that super man in your life!

Whether You Are Loving The Quarantine Beard, Or Want It Gone - Help Him Look His Best.
 
 
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Lots of men have decided to embrace their natural facial hair growth over the past few weeks, and what better way to celebrate Fathers Day than to gift him a set from Kent Brushes, which is recognised globally for it’s extensive haircare expertise built upon nearly 250 years of rich British heritage. Kent Brushes offers beautiful and high quality beard brushes for under £20.00, to help him tame and train his facial locks, ready to face the world as the lockdown eases, or alternatively, classic wet shaving sets, for a clean shave - the way his father used to do it for £25.00.

Visit Kent Brushes to find the right grooming gift
for the man in your life this Fathers Day. 

If Beer Is His Thing...

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Try this multi-award-winning pale ale which is sure to delight the good fellow, with it’s scratch resistant label with your own message written on it, and a luxury gift box option as an added extra, this gift of his favourite tipple is a great way to help him relax and unwind in style this Fathers Day.
 
Show him how thoughtful you are this Fathers Day, and as an added bonus - the website offers next day delivery for those of us who leave things until the last minute. Available from getting personal at less than £10.00 a bottle, it won’t break the bank either.

Accessorise With Style

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With this classic and stylish wash bag from Dune London, you can gift him with something he can use with pride for many years to come. The detail on this piece makes it something out of the ordinary, and oozes sophistication. Available from their website at £22.00 (currently reduced) you can be the one who gave him the best Father’s Day present this year, and with other accessories available to buy in the same style, this gift can be a theme for Christmas and his birthday too - until he has the whole set!

Give A Charity Donation And A Gift All In One

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We have probably all been appreciating the outdoors much more over the last few weeks, with the lovely weather, nothing much to do, and ‘outside’ being much less accessible to us. This gift, available from The National Trust online shop at a cost of £10.00 will pay homage to the outdoor life he may have missed, or alternatively, the garden life he has been enjoying, as well as helping to safeguard areas of natural beauty. With 100% of its profits used to support conservation work, the National Trust undertakes to care for all the special places it owns, and we can be a small part of this great work.

Your special guy will love the beauty and functionality of this karabiner multi-tool gift, and appreciate the charity giving part of it too. An all-round winner of a gift.

Something A Little Bit Different

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With the strapline rightfully noting that candles aren’t just for girls, the mandle is made specifically with men in mind. They are curated, mixed and poured by Luxe Candle’s in-house mixologists, to incorporate a strong masculine styling, and musky, rich and spicy flavours. Each candle is created with ethically sourced products for the environmentally conscious male, and includes a beautiful gift box to hold the candle. A fantastic gift to help him relax and unwind in a space of his own this Fathers Day.

Available from Luxe Candle Co, at a cost of £19.00, you can help him to re-discover his sensitive side with this very special gift. 
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:06

Father’s Day Gift Guide

This is a quick guide to help you pick some presents ready for Father’s Day.

Snapfish

I purchased a mug from Snapfish that I was able to personalise with pictures of the family. It really is a great gift, every time my Father has his morning coffee he will be thinking of us. They have numerous mugs for you to choose from. Porcelain mugs, magic mugs, travel mugs and more. There simple photo mug with an inside colour is the easiest to create – simply add your photo and hey presto. What’s is even better is the price, they start at £6.99

Bond and Knight

I chose the Mark 2 Billfold wallet for my Father. It measures 8x9cm and is the smallest wallet that will hold up to 6 cards with a full sized notes section. I had his initials put on the inside of the wallet along with a picture that he holds close to his heart. I love the fact that you can add any picture you like to make it more personal. It is a stylish design that holds your secret picture inside and will only cost you £60.

Mens leather Wallet

Boxers and Briefs

When I am shopping for the men in my life I always purchase an item or two from Boxers and Briefs. This time around I picked a Calvin Klein intense power swimwear rounded V-neck t-shirt in white which costs £31.45. Trying to keep my Father up to date with the latest fashions is a hard job but someone has to do it.

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EasySMX Gaming Headset

If your Father is partial to playing the odd computer game then why not buy him the EasySMX gaming headset? An EasySMX gaming headset works perfectly with a PS4 and mobile phone and comes with a splitter cable for use with PC. It can be used for Xbox One via an adapter, which is not included in the box. The adjustable headband with cushion pad fit well with all head sizes and give a better gaming experience. The omnidirectional microphone picks up your voice clearly in gaming. It is one of the best gaming headsets on the market and will cost you £17.99.

Headphone

The Personal Barber Monthly Box

With just about every man I know making sure that they keep their beards trim or to have a really smooth face this would be the ideal present. All new members get a free safety razor and shaving brush in their first box as well as step-by-step instructions that guide you so that you have the best shave of your life. It is easy enough to join and you can pay month-to-month, three monthly, six monthly or twelve monthly. The choice is yours and as they like to keep things interesting you can always expect to see new soaps, blades and post-shave products like oils, balms, colognes and alums in the other boxes you receive. No two months will be the same. Twelve monthly pre-pay is £20.95 per box.

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Written by Hayley Sweeney #blogger

Published in Blog
Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:46

Fathers Day

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It is not easy to shop for a man and it becomes even more tough when it is your dad. But as Father’s day is approaching you do want to get him something nice to show how much you appreciate him.
To give you some idea on what to buy him, here is handy gift guide, to help you find the perfect gift.

Your dad is bit of a geek and love all the latest gadgets and gizmos. Go for a tech toy like a Virtual Reality set, a Darth Vader 3D mug, solar charger-stand or a leather wallet complete with a charger.

Fathers day gift guide Fashions Finest

Solar Charger-stand @ The Great Gift Company
3D Darth Vader @ Red5
VR viewer @ Red5
Charging leather wallet @ Cuckooland

Your dad likes to look his best and he is all about being well groomed and being a true gentleman. Then get him something practical like a hip flask, beard grooming kit or a shoe shine kit. Or the King of Daddies gift set Elegantly packed the King of Daddies Gift Box really is fit for a King and contains: an inflatable King for the Day crown, King of Daddies mug and a Jar of Dishy Daddy mixed jelly beans. To show him that he is truly the King of your heart.

Fashions Finest Fathers day gift guide

Batman Hip Flask @ Littlewoods Ireland
Beard and grooming Kit @ Littlewoods Ireland
King of Dad gift set @ The great gift company
Shoe shine kit @ Cuckooland

Your Dad likes to entertain whether it is movie night or just hanging out with the guys listening to records and reminiscing about the good old days. Then he will like the smart phone projector to show movies straight from his phone, the Lager Brew barrel home brewing kit, to brew his own beer for poker night, or the cocktail tool kit for romantic nights with your mom or the Jam record player to listen to all his old records.

Gift guide for fathers day Fashions Finest

Smart Phone projector @ The great gift company
Record player @ Cuckooland
Lager brew kit @ Cuckooland
Cocktail tool kit @ Getting Personal

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