Father’s Day Gift Guide

Today’s post is dedicated to The Domestic King.  One of the hardest things about living in India is being away from friends and family, but for me, being away from The Domestic King was, and still is, the hardest wrench I’ve ever felt.  I quite simply adore him.  As I said in my introduction to his post on Parky’s Pub, if you were to have a wish list of what qualities a Papa would have, the Domestic King fits the bill to a tee.  Nothing is ever too much trouble, be it dashing up to London to help out our tenants in the Domestic abode, to coming out and helping us get settled in India, earning him the nickname “The Foreman!”  His generosity, both financially and emotionally knows no bounds.  The support he has given to us over the years leaves me speechless sometimes; I’m not sure what I did to deserve such an amazing Papa!  But the one thing I do know – I am truly and utterly grateful he is mine!!

So, to the Domestic King, who I know takes the time to read each and every post:  I love you with all my heart, you are one of the most important people in my life and I don’t know what I’d do without you.  Your unconditional love has seen me through many a tough time and for that I thank you.  You are quite simply THE best Papa a girl could ever wish for!

Just like Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day is all about celebrating and honouring the Fathers or paternal bonds we have in our lives, and typically this is done through a card and / or a gift.  I love buying presents for other people; taking the time to really think what they would like, and what would give them pleasure.  But buying a pressie for the Domestic King fills me with extra joy, as it gives me the opportunity to really show him how grateful we are for his love and support.  This year, we bought him a Kindle, as I suspected that when he was reading his iPad at night and getting drowsy, he was probably knocking himself out when he dropped it on himself!

You don’t necessarily have to buy a present to show you’re thinking of your Dad, just a simple ‘phone call saying how much you love and appreciate him would be just as lovely!  Or, how about writing him a letter telling him how important he is in your life?  And to those readers whose father is no longer in your life, find a way to celebrate his life, and to remember the good times you spent together.

If you are looking to buy your Dad a gift, I’m hoping today’s post will help you find the perfect present for him for Father’s Day, which this year is on Sunday 17th June.

Happy shopping!

  1. Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne, £59.99 from Selfridges
  2. “Dad” pork pie, £6.50 from Fortnum & Mason
  3. Mixed wine case, £115 from Selfridges
  4. Breakfast box, £28 from Dukeshill
  5. Penderyn Welsh Single Malt Whisky, £28.57 from Ocado
  6. I love you dad biscuit card, £9 from Biscuiteers
  7. Deli Garage, £75 from Harvey Nichols
  8. Trio of teas, £15 from Choi Time
  9. For My Dad Pocket Selection of chocolates, £8 from Hotel Chocolat
  10. Rococo chocolate jersey royals & mint, £9.50 from John Lewis
  11. Ultimate gin & tonic kit, £35.50 from Whisk Hampers

  1. Submarine tea strainer, £8.95 from Harvey Nichols
  2. BBQ tool set, £29.75 from Notonthehighstreet.com
  3. Keep Calm And Carry On picture, £70 from Heals
  4. Daddy Cool mug, £9.99 from big tomato company
  5. Screwpull LM200 corkscrew, £48.97 from Wineware
  6. Bobble water bottle, £10 from John Lewis (available in various colours)
  7. Lavender crate and lavender jelly, £42 from The Gluttonous Gardener
  8. Allotinabox super seed box, £10.99 from Love Your Larder
  9. Daddy Rules apron, £22.50 from Notonthehighstreet.com
  10. Box Appetit lunch box, £14.99 from Strawberry Fool

  1. James Bond complete DVD collection, £58.95 from Amazon.co.uk
  2. Yellowstone blu-ray DVD, £7.47 from Amazon.co.uk
  3. Not Dead Yet by Peter James, £8.54 from Amazon.co.uk
  4. Ferrari:  25 years of calendar images, £50.70 from Amazon.co.uk
  5. War Horse DVD, £11.97 from Amazon.co.uk
  6. John Bishop Live Sunshine Tour, £6.49 from Amazon.co.uk
  7. 1000 Places to See Before You Die, £10.09 from Amazon.co.uk
  8. Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace, £7.79 from Amazon.co.uk
  9. Ginger Pig Meat Book, £16.30 from Amazon.co.uk
  10. Steve Jobs Biography, £13.50 from Amazon.co.uk

  1. Fitbit Ultra pedometer, £78.49 from Amazon.co.uk
  2. Marware cover for the Kindle, £29.99 from Amazon.co.uk (available in various colours)
  3. Tweety rechargeable speaker, £49 from The Gift Library (available in various colours)
  4. Sennheiser/Adidas sports headphones, £49.95 from John Lewis
  5. InCase neoprene laptop case, £35 from John Lewis
  6. iPad, from £329 from Apple
  7. Kindle ereader, from £89 from Amazon.co.uk
  8. Canon IXUS 220 camera, £127 from Amazon.co.uk
  9. Lifeproof for iPhone, £59.99 from Firebox

  1. Personalised sterling silver key ring, £45 from Merci Maman
  2. Paul Costelloe dot tie, £45 from John Lewis
  3. Bone collar stiffeners, £6.50 from The Gift Atelier
  4. Jost medium messenger bag, £179 from Selfridges
  5. Trio of silk cuff knots, £15 from Thomas Pink 
  6. 7 pairs of contrast cotton socks, £12 from Marks & Spencer
  7. Tissot Chronograph black leather strap watch, £270 from John Lewis
  8. Tom Ford Charles aviator sunglasses, £129.99 from Amazon.co.uk
  9. Mulberry travel adapter and case, £150 from Harrods
  10. Travel watch roll, £130 from The Gift Library 
  11. Just Sheepskin Donmar slippers, £45 from John Lewis

  1. Brau M90 mobile shaver, £14.95 from John Lewis
  2. Dermalogica Post-Shave Balm, £19.35 from Skincare in a box
  3. Aromatherapy Associates De-stress kit, £45 from Aromatherapy Associates
  4. Wild & Wolf Qwerty washbag, £17.50 (half-price at the mo!) from Heals
  5. Manicure set, £24.50 from Notonthehighstreet.com
  6. Slendertone Premium Ab Toner for men, £150 from Harrods
  7. Kiehls shaving cream, £15 from Space.NK
  8. Strivectin men’s wrinkle fighting set, £67 from Harvey Nichols 
  9. Clinique Liquid Face Wash, £14.50 from Mankind.co.uk
  10. Tom Ford aftershave, £60 from Selfridges

  1. Dolphin & Whale watching for two, £69 from The Gift Experience
  2. Half-day photography course, £75 from Lastminute.com
  3. Two tickets to see Sweeney Todd, from £40 from See Tickets
  4. A photoshoot at Julia Boggio studios, £245 that includes £100 towards any purchases from Julia Boggio
  5. Aston Martin vs Audi R8 driving experience, £145 from Virgin Experience Days
  6. Two hour cooking lesson, £72 from L’Atelier des Chefs
  7. Vineyard tour for two, £24 from The Gift Experience
  8. Mr & Mrs Smith gift voucher, starting from £50 from Mr & Mrs Smith 

Have you seen anything you like in this guide for your Dad?  Are you already organised for Father’s Day?  Do you have a strong bond with your Dad?  Please share, I’d love to hear from you.

With much love, especially to The Domestic King!

The Domestic Princess



  1. What a choice – something to suit all tastes and match a wide range of budgets. Excellent!

  2. I always run out of gift ideas for my Dad, so thanks for such an extensive, helpful list.
    Sarah xox

  3. Domestic Prince says:

    So I see my Silly Socks suggestion didn’t make the list: http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/gift-novelty/silly-sock-sandals/10609761.html

    Probably a good thing given the discerning tastes of the readers.

  4. Thanx Emma got scott the slippers from the boys!!!


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