Father’s Day gift ideas 

Father’s Day gift ideas is brought to you in collaboration with House of Fraser, all opinions, typos and weirdness is my own.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

If you were to ask my siblings or my mum who my best friend is they would all tell you “her father is her best friend“. I don’t know how it happened because though I was a daddy’s girl as a child, when I went to high school and PMS started I was all about mum. When I went college then university, I found myself back begging (silently) for his approval and validation of my actions. I got accepted into university in 2007 for intake of 2008 (didn’t go until intake of 2009) and dad was the first person I told (after the boyfriend of-course), I passed my assignments and first year – dad was who I told first. I finished university with honours, dad is who I told first, I got my first grad job (dad took me to interview and waited) I told him first. You can see the trend here, I just seem to love telling him first before anyone else sometimes before the dude and my mother. We have a bond, I still respect him like any African raised child would but I still love that I can talk to him any time so this coming Father’s Day gift ideas post is for him.

Father’s Day gift ideas

Every year, for any occasion (or lack thereof), I gift my dad the same things: Perfume or aftershave kits, wallets, a tie etc but this year I wanted to give him something much more.

⛳️🏌Experience gifts – it’s now becoming more popular to gift people an experience day and for my dad this would be a golfing day experience. When I was young and he used to work for Barclays back home in Zambia, they always had golf days and he would take us with him. I have great memories from these trips and I know he does too. This makes a perfect gift not only will he love it but he can reminisce on some good memories he created did he’s kids.

Perfume gift set – this is more common type of gifts for dad’s but I know my dad loves them. I buy them every Christmas for him giving him a wide range of perfumes unfortunately he is turning into a holder like my mother. The one I got 2 Christmases ago is still there being used sloooowly. I know he loves old spice perfume so this time I could grab him one that he uses the most.

Watch – they say a watch defineth a man and how true that is. Ladies trust me that fake Rolex or MK on he’s wrist equals fake Peruvian for my coloured sisters (you know what I am saying). Hahaha, I am kidding but back to this option for a Father’s Day gift. I would like to buy my daddy a watch that will last him and is of good quality.

Everyone knows no Father’s Day or men’s gift ideas post is complete without some sort of gadget and for my dad I am debating between:!

📖Kindle – he loves to read and he’s slowly moving to loving electronic books so it makes sense to get him one and load it with he’s old-time classic books he loved reading when I was young.


💻New laptop – He’s laptop is 10 years old and it’s the slowest thing ever. I think he needs an upgrade on this more than the kindle but on the laptop he only plays card and chase games so maybe I should be thinking more a games console than anything else. But knowing dad, he’s too much like my brother so he would camp out in the living room until he fell asleep and he might forget mum so probably not. 😂😂😂

There you have it, these are the gift ideas I am thinking to give my daddy this Father’s Day. What do you think of the Father’s Day ideas I have shared? What’s on your list?



  1. May 26, 2016 / 3:40 am

    This is a great list girl!!! My hubby LOVES cologne so that’s what he will be getting 😉 the kids will probably make him something personal 🙂

    • May 26, 2016 / 5:51 am

      Aww that’s sweet, I think personalised gifts are the best

  2. May 26, 2016 / 3:39 am

    Men can be so difficult to buy gifts for! I have enough trouble with my fiancé. A close friend is going to be a dad though and it was fun shopping for a congratulations gift for him!

    La Belle Sirene

    • May 26, 2016 / 5:51 am

      They really can be hard to shop for

    • May 26, 2016 / 5:50 am

      Awww bless time to change it up then

  3. May 25, 2016 / 6:37 am

    Hello Miranda

    Love your gift ideas.

    It was an interesting moment for us to read your blog .

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • May 25, 2016 / 7:45 am


  4. May 24, 2016 / 5:55 am

    These are great Father’s Day gift ideas! Thanks for sharing this now that Father’s Day is near!

    • May 24, 2016 / 6:01 am

      Thanks, glad you like them

  5. May 23, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I think experience days are fab, they’re a popular gift in my family! I’m getting personalised gifts for my husband from our young children but I always struggle with what to get my dad xx

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      I love personalised gifts too

  6. May 23, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the ideas! I was just racking my brain yesterday trying to figure out what to get the hubby!

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I am glad I this post has been helpful

  7. May 23, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I love getting experiences so I try to give them too. I took my dad to an art museum and on a walking tour in a nearby city for father’s day and he loved it.

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Aww thats sounds awesome, my dad is not too much into museums but walking tour he would love

  8. May 23, 2016 / 8:17 am

    What great ideas. It seems like Father’s Day if one of the hardest days to shop for.

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:23 am

      It does seem like that doesn’t it

  9. Rebecca Swenor
    May 23, 2016 / 5:08 am

    These are all great ideas for father’s day gifts. I love the idea of the after shave kit but my dad would be more of a hand held dice game player. Dice games he loves to play and he can’t leave the house to much anymore. Thanks for sharing the father’s day gifts.

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:19 am

      You’re well and I think if dice games are what he likes then that would make a perfect present

  10. May 23, 2016 / 4:57 am

    Any of your picks will work my husband! They are all very stylish and useful too!

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:19 am


  11. Francisca Ramos
    May 23, 2016 / 2:45 am

    Sometimes I can’t figure what to give my husband for Father’s Day. We’ve been together for 11 years. He has so many things. You’ve shared good ideas on products for Father’s Day thanks for the tip.

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:18 am

      It’s really hard sometimes but I am thinking experience days are the way to go

  12. CourtneyLynne
    May 23, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Oooo loving your Father’s Day selections!! I know watches are always a hit with my hubby!

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:17 am

      Thanks Courtney

  13. May 22, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    My partner would love a laptop. I think experience days are fab presents for any occasion x

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:17 am

      I agree and I hope you gift your partner that which he needs the most

  14. May 22, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Great gift ideas! I’m still trying to figure out what to give my dad this Father’s Day because he has everything; however, I do like the Experience gift idea. My dad is into tennis so maybe I’ll do a dad and daughter date at a nearby tennis court.

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:16 am

      I think that would be lovely and he would definitely enjoy it

  15. May 22, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I don’t have a dad. I’ve often wondered what that felt like to have a father. My husband however is a great dad to our boys and it will soon be time to start thinking about what to get him. Thanks for the ideas.

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Awww bless so sorry to hear that! I am sure your kids will think of something awesome for your husband

  16. May 22, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Dad’s really are amazing!! These are great gift ideas for any dad this year for Father’s day!

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks mine sure is

  17. May 22, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I personally love the idea of the experience gift for both my dad and my husband for this Father’s Day. I could totally see a day of fishing with my dad and a day of golfing for my husband and kids!

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      I think that would be perfect for both

  18. May 22, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I used to do the belt for Christmas gift every year. haha. Last year I switched to the laptop. We do small thoughtful things instead for Father’s day.

    • May 22, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      That’s what I want to do this year, more thoughtful gifts this year

  19. May 22, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    This is a great list of gift ideas for Father’s Day. It’s so hard to buy for my dad because he has everything. I do think that shaving kit would work perfectly though.

    • May 22, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      I am sure he would love it

  20. May 22, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    girl these are some great gift ideas. however, i would take that headset and the watch. hehe.

    • May 22, 2016 / 2:40 pm


  21. May 22, 2016 / 10:21 am

    This is a great ideas gift list, mine is really easy to buy for, he gets vouchers for his favourite fishing tackle shop x

    • May 22, 2016 / 10:22 am

      Awe bless sounds awesome

  22. May 22, 2016 / 7:14 am

    I’m sure my other half gets harder to buy for every year!! I’m feeling a new aftershave might be the way forward!!

    • May 22, 2016 / 9:25 am

      Awww bless

  23. May 22, 2016 / 6:39 am

    It’s so difficult choosing something for my own husband because he has everything. So what do you get a guy who has it all? Since I can never figure out what he wants I just ask. 🙂

    • May 22, 2016 / 6:53 am

      Hahahah that’s the best way but you give him an experience gift since he has it all

  24. May 22, 2016 / 1:48 am

    I’m a daddy’s girl as well. You really do have to tailor the gift to the person which sounds like what you’re doing. I’m big on the idea of experience gifts especially with parents since they already have most of the things they want.

    • May 22, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Exactly my thinking

  25. May 21, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    I tend to opt for experience days for my dad as it’s then a day out which we enjoy together and make memories x

    • May 21, 2016 / 11:08 pm

      That sounds nice, I want to do the same for my dad

  26. Pam
    May 21, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    These are great gift ideas for Father’s Day. I can’t believe that Father’s Day is right around the corner. This year has been going by so quickly.

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      I know right, it’s shocking how fast time is moving

  27. May 21, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    My hubby needs a new wallet and your ideas just gave me that idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 21, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      You’re welcome and I hope you get it for him

  28. May 21, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    This is a fantastic list of gift ideas! I still have no idea what to get my dad, but I’m thinking audio books.

    • May 21, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks Angie

  29. May 21, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I like the idea of experience gifts! We are on a strict budget in my house, so we don’t spend much money on material items. But an experience is something that we can all share. Excellent guide!

    • May 21, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Melanie

  30. May 21, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    My eldest would love the beats let alone giving them to his dad!

    • May 21, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Hahahaha I know how he feels

  31. May 21, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Great ideas experience vouchers are always a good idea.

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Joanna, they sure are

  32. May 21, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Hubby needs a new watch soI know what I will be getting him

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      I am sure he will love it

  33. May 21, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Unfortunately my Dad, who was also my best friend, is now longer around 🙁 But you gave some excellent ideas which I will be happy to pass on to my daughter as she also mentioned that she has no idea what to get her dad ! Btw, your laptop idea is awesome !

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Aww I am so sorry to hear that.
      I hope your daughter finds something for her dad on here

  34. May 21, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I admit I still don’t have idea on what to give this Father’s Day. Not until I read this article! Thanks for this, this year’s Father’s Day will be extra special. 🙂

    • May 21, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Awww I am glad to hear that, you’ve made my day

  35. May 21, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    I think the Kindle would be a great gift. Loved reading your story 🙂

    • May 21, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much keely

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