Our Favourites: Father’s Day Gift Guide

When it comes to celebrating the ones we love, it’s easy to end up spending a huge amount of money on gifts that you’ve bought in a panic. Especially if you’re like me and completely awful at getting organised in time. We can’t be the only household that have a small pile of ex-gifts hidden in drawers or tucked away in cupboards because they’re not really us. What a waste! That’s why this Father’s Day, I’m determined not to add to the pile of unworn ‘Dad’ socks and instead spend my hard-earned pennies on something I know he’ll really like. Even if I have left it to the last minute. Let’s take a look…

A Personalised Diary

If your dad needs a little more organising, why not remove all his excuses and get him a diary? TOAD Diaries hand make all of their diaries and notebooks here in the UK. My favourite has to be the new ‘Touch’ diary with it’s soft touch cover and a copper or blind embossing on the front. Completely customisable, you can select your cover, start date, duration, size, layout… the list goes on so play to your heart’s content with their personalisation tool.. Each one is hard-backed and wirobound finishing it off wonderfully so you know it’ll last all year.

Available from £17.60 at TOAD Diaries.

TOAD Diaries Touch

The Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

Fixing things is a real dad job in our household, 9/10 times he can fix it. Make that job a little easier (and a little more fun) with a Sugru Rebel Tech Kit; a collection of 14 tech ideas and hacks with step by step instructions. Each idea uses Sugru mouldable glue which is included in the kit for you to put those hacks into practice. I know my Dad is itching to get his hands on Sugru so this is the perfect present for him and at £10 it’s not going to break the bank. Plus, it’ll win me some brownie points for the next time I want something fixed.

Available for £10 at Sugru.com

Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

A Personalised Watch

I was looking for watches that I could get a message engraved on the back of when I stumbled across the GiftsOnline4U website. If you’re looking to give Dad some personalised Father’s Day gifts this year, then this is the site for you. There’s lots of choice from sporting related gifts to his favourite tipple but my preference has to be the personalised watches. There’s a selection to suit every pocket and taste, each available with a level of personalisation such as an engraved back.

None caught my eye as much as the personalised photo watch – I’ve not seen anything like it elsewhere. Using the customisation tool, you’re able to upload a photo of your choosing either from your computer or directly from your Instagram or Facebook albums. Choose how to display it on the screen before perhaps adding some text over it as well. I went for this ridiculously cute sleeping baby shot and let the photo do the talking but the choice is yours! Outside of adding an image of your choice, you can also choose the colour of the strap and the metal and a message to write for Dad above and below your photo. If that wasn’t enough personalisation, there’s also room on the rear to get that all important engraving for Dad to treasure. It truly does mean you can create a gift that he’ll love and, as an added bonus, he should never be late again!

Available from £59.99 at GiftsOnline4U.

Itty Bittys

If you’ve not heard of Itty Bittys then prepare yourself for a new addiction; they’re great! Available in a range of different designs, these miniature plush toys are based on various themes; from Star Wars to superheroes, so you can either get dad his favourite or tell him what a hero he is to you. My favourites are these Wizard of Oz themed ones, we’ll be using them for a bit of father/son bonding as they act out the story together. Well, that’s going to make the bedtime story far more exciting!

Available for £6.93 per figure at Hallmark.

A Sense Of Adventure

Okay so you might not be able to afford the trip itself but why not furnish Dad with this ‘Adventure is waiting..’ notebook. With a leather feel cover and 200 lined pages, it’s perfect for encouraging Dad to take the trip of a lifetime! The notebook has a magnetic lock which keeps everything together and perforations on each page to allow for easy removal of notes. It’s not just for adventure, it’s a chance for Dad to organise his thoughts and get planning… just pop it on the bedside table for those middle of the night thoughts! Doodle supply these directly from India which means they’re very affordable and great quality.

Available from Doodle for £9.80.

A Heartfelt Card

Father’s Day doesn’t have to be about the big splashy gifts, you can make Dad just as happy with a well chosen card! Since our son isn’t old enough to write just yet, I’ll be carrying on our tradition of putting his hand print in the card on an additional bit of paper… it’s so cute and then allows us to treasure the card as he grows up *sob*.

Cards available from Hallmark Cards.


This is a collaborative post.


  1. stuart hargreaves
    14th June 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I would find something nice for the family

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th June 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Good luck!

  2. Sidrah Ahmed
    14th June 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I would get my dad some notebooks

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th June 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Ahhh I bet he’d love them, they’re a great quality

  3. Vicki D
    15th June 2017 / 2:24 am

    I love the itty bittys, they’re so cute!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th June 2017 / 8:51 pm

      I agree, so cute!!! Although they are PERFECT for little hands which means they keep disappearing!

  4. Karen Barrett
    15th June 2017 / 11:45 am

    I love the personalised diary, it would make a lovely gift for my sister.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th June 2017 / 8:52 pm

      It would! The quality levels are great and they turned it around SO quickly – fingers crossed for you!

  5. Jenny.R
    15th June 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Probably would spend the voucher on a nice personalised notebook. Great giveaway.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th June 2017 / 8:53 pm

      There’s something great about personalised stationary isn’t there? Good luck!

  6. Charlotte joberns
    17th June 2017 / 6:51 am

    Great prize!

  7. Claire glace
    17th June 2017 / 10:19 am

    With a gorgeous mid year diary as we usually get him one at christmas and didnt this year, fab thanks x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      17th June 2017 / 1:43 pm

      I really liked that you can choose the start date, I always end up wasting the first few months as I don’t get myself in gear early enough!!

  8. simon tutthill
    17th June 2017 / 8:15 pm

    It would have to be the personalised diary

    • DevonMamaOnline
      19th June 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Good choice!

  9. Solange
    19th June 2017 / 1:25 am

    I would get a personalised diary.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th June 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Good choice

  10. Lisa Wilkinson
    21st June 2017 / 11:23 am

    I’d buy myself a diary for next year

  11. Nick Q
    21st June 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I would get something for my daughter.

  12. Alison Johnson
    22nd June 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I’d get my son an acedemic diary for when he starts college in September,.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd June 2017 / 11:24 am

      Good luck!

  13. Richard Tyler
    25th June 2017 / 12:18 am

    I’d get a diary for my wifey

    • DevonMamaOnline
      25th June 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Lucky wife! Good choice, then everything can be wonderfully (and stylishly!) organised!

  14. sheri darby
    30th June 2017 / 11:49 am

    I would buy something for my daughter

  15. Chris Hall
    1st July 2017 / 9:49 am

    A notebook for my grandson to help with his GCSE’s next year.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd July 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Great choice – good luck!

  16. Karen R
    1st July 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I’ve got a personalised 2 year page a week Toad diary, and I love it, so I’d probably get something very similar again 🙂

  17. Sue Dorking
    1st July 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I’d love a personalised diary or a journal type notebook

    1st July 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I would give the voucher to my friend for her to get something nice.

  19. Kerry Locke
    2nd July 2017 / 10:16 am

    A new diary would be on the cards

  20. Rachel Butler
    2nd July 2017 / 10:24 am

    I love the Diaries! I would treat myself to one xoxo

  21. pauline black
    2nd July 2017 / 8:47 pm

    the personalised diary would be perfect for my student daughter

  22. Sarah Robinson
    2nd July 2017 / 9:25 pm

    i would choose a personalised diary

  23. Tee Simpson
    2nd July 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I would buy some cards for up comming birthdays

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