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Father’s Day Gifts 2018

I’m sure many of you are super organised like me and have bought your Father’s Day gifts already ahead of next week.  Whether you are buying small Father’s Day gifts from children or a gift for your own father or husband you want to get them something that you know they will love?

There are so many gifts to choose from and it’s not always easy to choose what to get.  Here are a few suggestions that I know you will love and hopefully will make it easier for you when deciding what to get as you don’t have long now.


Gin is super popular at the moment.  It’s evolved from the basic to a large range with numerous exciting flavours.  I love to buy different gins for dad and in turn he loves drinking them.  But, it’s not just gin that he enjoys.  He loves various types of cordials which led me to discover elderflower liquors and since then I have introduce these to both my father and husband who are now fans.  Of course I have bought both a bottle for Father’s Day although I am hoping to get to sample at least one of them – damn I should have bought one for myself.  I found them when shopping in Brent Cross at John Lewis for £20 each.  Not bad really pricewise, plus it’s yummy!


Experiences are a fantastic idea as a gift and can be tailored for the recipients preferences.  The great thing about these is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on them if you don’t want to.  Gifts can be varied really varied from an interactive theatre show to indoor karting, breaks away, relaxation days, a segway experience, numerous meals out all around the country.  The list is extensive and to find all of these on just one website all you need to do is visit buyagift, simple!  Purchase is quick and easy so if you are reading this last minute don’t despair.


Okay so you may have gathered I love Baylis and Harding products.  If at least one of their items didn’t feature in this sort post then there would be something seriously wrong with me.  The products are easy to track down and they can be found in many supermarkets and department stores.  Check out what we got for daddy.

The Baylis & Harding Skin Spa for Men Gift Set

This Amber and Sandalwood set is nicely presented and contains a 300ml Hair & Body Wash and 200ml Shower Gel and 200ml Aftershave Balm.  These have a great masculine fragrance and will leave skin feeling cleansed, soothed and nourished.

I found them in Sainsbury’s for £7.50.  It’s a reasonable price for a good looking, great smelling set.

They have numerous sets available including The Fuzzy Duck Men’s Beer Grooming Set available from Amazon for £15.  Of course, this is ideal for beer lovers.  There are a few different options in this range ranging from £8 to £25.


Wallets are always handy and personalised ones are even better.  There are so many different styles to choose from.  These include super thin to others that have many compartments and can fit numerous cards, cash, receipts etc.


Watches can make great gifts and my dad has quite a collection from well known expensive brands to cheaper brands that produce equally well made watches.  He is growing quite a collection.

For anyone that might like to treat their father, husband or anyone else really male or female to a free meal you’ll be excited to hear that the guys at buyagift have kindly offered a prize of a three course meal with a glass of wine for two people for one lucky Melanie’s Fab Finds reader.  The winner can choose to enjoy a meal at any one of the following:  Prezzo, Ask or Zizzi.

Entry is super easy just enter via the rafflecopter form.

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Not all of the entry options are compulsory but the more you do the more entries you will gain.  All those in the UK are welcome to enter even if you have won with me before and I know there are a few of you out there – thanks so much for returning guys x

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This Post Has 186 Comments

  1. The archery packages look brilliant but they’re a little far from me in Scotland so I’d love to choose clay pigeon shooting.

    1. Both are great choices. I think the clay pigeon shooting should be equally as good.

  2. I would love a 2 night hotel break with dinner.

    1. It does sound lovely doesn’t it.

  3. The Scrumptious Stay sounds good! I’m a bit of a foodie and always love trying new things and getting to eat out in posh places (not that I ever actually get to do it lol) and who doesn’t love a night away 🙂

    1. That sounds great for me too. I love most things food related 🙂

  4. From buyagift I like the offer of Unlimited Champagne Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House

    1. That’ a great choice. They have so many to choose from it’s hard to decide on one.

  5. I’d like a nice meal out with wine included, it would make a change from cooking at home 🙂

    1. It can be nice to have someone else do the cooking and clean up after.

  6. Any afternoon tea experience would be great for any of my family! We love cake!

    1. There are some amazing ones to choose from. I have a few on my blog if you wanted to take a look x

  7. The Scrumptious Stay is a great idea – food is the medium to bring everyone together.

  8. afternoon tea sounds fab xxx

    1. They are fun and yummy too x

  9. Afternoon tea would be good

  10. The spa breaks look amazing, I quite like the look of the Bannatyne with bubbles and afternoon tea break

    1. That sounds like a great break, who wouldn’t want an afternoon tea break.

  11. A spa break

    1. That would be lovely wouldn’t it 🙂

  12. I think the two night tree house escape looks like a great adventure and something really different to enjoy.

    1. Oh wow I didn’t see that one, that sounds exciting doesn’t it!!!

  13. would love to try indoor sky diving

    1. Great choice. It’s super popular and fun too.

  14. I’d love to try one of the afternoon tea experiences with my mum

    1. They are fantastic and there are numerous teas to choose from.

  15. Bottomless champagne afternoon tea at Grosvenor House is what I would love

    1. That’s a good one although I doubt I’d get through more than a couple of glasses myself without wanting to go to bed lol.

  16. I would love the tandem skydive

    1. That’s actually a really popular one from what I hear!!!

  17. My dad loves eating out and hasn’t the energy for much else so would love this for him

    1. It’s a great way to treat dad on Father’s Day x

  18. Wow such a difficult choice as they all sound wonderful, but ive always wanted to do afternoon tea so I would prob choose that one

    1. I know it is hard to decide.

  19. a skydive would be fun

  20. The indoor karting looks super fun! I would love to try that.

    1. It does sound like it would be a great activity.

  21. great ideas for fathers day

  22. I would most like a two night break away x

    1. Me too 🙂

  23. An amaazing spa break 🙂

  24. This is one of the best as so many people would love!

  25. So many to choose from, but it would have to be the car driving experience.

    1. That’s a great choice. I know a few people in my family that would love that too.

  26. A sky dive – that would be my dads choice.

  27. I’d love the indoor skydiving – it looks like so much fun to do

  28. I like the sound of The Spa Day for Two – that would be relaxing and fun.

  29. My dad would love the Vineyard Tour, but for me, it would have to be a spa day as I would love a bit of a pamper!

    1. The vineyard tour is that bit different which is great!

  30. i have had my eye on the break to Romania for ages now lol need a lottery win first though

  31. Overnight spa treat with massage and facial, sounds like bliss to me!

  32. Spa day would be lovely to treat my daughter with

  33. A Champagne Balloon Flight for Two would be pretty amazing. Them Mum and Dad could go.

  34. I would love a vineyard tour too, my dad would enjoy it, but I would have to keep him awake, one glass of wine and lights out at his age!

    1. Lol, sounds like me. Hope he gets to go on one x

  35. Bottom less brunch the Grosvenor sounds perfect to me

    1. That does sound good!

  36. I would love to go on one of the chocolate making experiences 😀

  37. i love tthe look of the spa breaks, ive yet to actually visit a spa!! who doesnt love getting pampered x

    1. Same here. I’ve never been to a spa but would love too.

  38. On my bucket list is the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London

  39. I’d choose the meal out at Prezzo

  40. An indulgent spa day with treatments would always be my 1st choice

  41. I would love to take my husband on a balloon flight

  42. I would love to treat dad to one of the afternoon teas x

    1. They have loads of lovely ones on the site.

  43. My aunt and uncle brought my hubby and I a cream tea it was fabulous. We have been on to more cream teas in different places but not have been as good as the first.

  44. The Scrumptious Stay sounds great, a chance to have a nice break with lovely food.

    1. It does sound lovely, I agree.

  45. I would love the afternoon tea experience, sounds like a real treat

  46. A 2 night hotel break with dinner would be amazing!

  47. I would love maybe a weekend away or a track day


  49. I would love to visit Lovells Vineyard and have a tour and afternoon tea. I hope that I could get a taxi so I could enjoy a drink!

  50. afternoon tea would be a real treat.

  51. the ferrari and aston martin driving blast x

    1. that looks fantastic x

  52. I would enjoy a meal out with my partner at Prezzo what a treat this would be 🙂

    1. I’s great to have a meal out isn’t it. No cooking or washing!

  53. Afternoon tea would be lovely

    1. They have a great selection of afternoon teas.

  54. I love the idea of the Afternoon Tea – Smartbox by Buyagift

  55. I would love to do the Faulty Towers dining experience as it looks lots of fun

  56. The View from the Shard with Three Course Dinner for Two at Hotel Chocolat would be an unbelievable experience!

  57. Theatre trip and a meal x

  58. I would love to be a zoo keeper for the day

    1. Oh wow, I didn’t see that one on the site. That would be brilliant!

  59. two night coastal escape for two

    1. That sounds lovely.

  60. I would love to have a dinner for two in London 🙂 I have had one from Buy a gift before and it was such a nice treat

    1. They do have some great options on their site.

  61. definitely the 2 night hotel break! sounds heavenly!

    1. It sure does x

  62. I know my bestie and I would love a spa break to relax and recharge xx

  63. My favourite is the two-night hotel break with dinner!

  64. I would love a Spa break, or day with my daughter

  65. I would love to do a sky-dive!

    1. Great choice x

  66. A romantic hotel stay would be perfect and just the break we need.

  67. I would choose an afternoon tea I love catching up with friends over afternoon tea

  68. i do love the seafood risotto from zizzi so id love to go there

  69. The View from the Shard with the 3 Course Dinner for Two at Hotel Chocolat experience would be incredible!

    1. Wow that sounds wonderful!

  70. Afternoon tea as I could go with anyone in my family as we all like cake!

  71. I went on my first Afternoon Tea last year for my birthday & loved it! So I really want to go on another.

  72. Would love to try the Tank driving experience

  73. There are so many great things to choose from but I would love one of the pamper/spa days

  74. The two night hotel break would be amazing! Some real quality time together 🙂

  75. I would love a romantic hotel break without the kids!

  76. The theatre and meal trip is what I would just love the most! I love the theatre and wish I could visit more often.

  77. The subway experience. I’ve always wanted to give it a go as it looks like great fun

  78. A spa break

  79. I love the look of the Luxury Afternoon teas….The one’s with the champagne sound fabulous x

  80. 2 nights for the price one in a deluxe hotel – sounds like heaven to me!

  81. l didn’t know they did restaurant meals . . . . would love one

    1. They sure do and some really lovely ones too!

  82. I’ve always wanted to try a hot air balloon ride!

  83. Id go for a two night luxury getaway. Wih over 360 experiences it would take me all day to choose where lol

  84. I love their afternoon teas, you can get one in the vermont hotel which is fab

  85. Spa day with an afternoon tea sounds lovely. Would be so relaxing. Hopefully one day 🙂

  86. Unlimited champagne at grosvener house. Definitely! 🥂

  87. Meet the animals experience would be AMAZING!! So many different ones come under that experience I wouldn’t actually know how to choose just 1, but either breakfast with the big cats, or meeting the red fox or the meerkats….I’m a huge animal lover so this would be heaven to me……or the London chocolate tour as it’s chocolate……And that’s always a winner.!

    1. Those are really good choices Angie.

  88. I would love to experience a Helicopter Ride over our capital city London

  89. The two night hotel break for my best friends bithday

    1. I’m sure they’d love that.

  90. A get away break is always nice to help recharge batteries

    1. It sure is Zoey x

  91. I would love a 2 night hotel break with dinner Would be a nice break from the kids

    1. Ha, I am totally with you there 🙂

  92. Spa break!

  93. I’m a sucker for a spa day so the Ragdale Hall Spa experience would be lovely – I’d take my sister and we could have quality time together.

    1. Sounds like a great idea x

  94. The afternoon tea experience sounds absolutely fantastic to me would thoroughly enjoy it

  95. A lovely meal out for my husband and I to share would be great!

    1. It’s nice to have that bit of time together and a meal out is just what we all need as often as possible.

  96. I’d love the 2 night luxury getaway. We’re of the age where we need something classy!

    1. This would definitely do the job!!!

  97. I’d definitely go for one of the afternoon tea packages!

    1. They do look great don’t they x

  98. The Champagne afternoon tea in Chester would be lovely.

    1. That does sound good.

  99. What a fab comp!! I’d love to win the Scrumptious Stay 😉 x

    1. It sounds yummy doesn’t it.

  100. I like the spa days, especially the ones that include a couple of treatments

  101. The stadium tour think my little one and my partner would love it.

  102. an afternoon tea the champagne one would be a real treat

  103. I’d love to take my husband on a relaxation break. He never stops!

  104. i would love a champagne afternoon tea around London somewhere.

  105. Any of the breaks – 2 nights with dinner, sounds good to me

  106. Tickets to Kew Gardens and Palace would be fantastic!

    1. That would be lovely!

  107. I’d love a Thames Showboat Dining Cruise for 2

  108. Would love a night away for my husbands 40th Birthday x

  109. I believe we would enjoy the Zombie Infection Experience for Two the most ; )

  110. I would love a champagne balloon flight for two!

  111. The Steam Train Journey with cream tea and vintage bus ride for two sounds absolutely wonderful and fabulous experience.

  112. We’re big foodies in my family… so I’d want to take my dad for a meal at the View from the Shard or an afternoon tea!

  113. Would love to do this with the family Two Night Family Tree House Escape.

  114. Would love a ride in a Hot Air balloon

  115. two courses with champagne and coffee at Langan’s Brasserie

  116. Would absolutely love an overnight spa treat with facial and a massage!

  117. Bottom less brunch at the Grosvenor sounds Like the perfect gift for me.

  118. I would probably choose meal for two at zizzi as its our fave place

  119. I would choose the two night hotel break with dinner.

  120. I’d choose the champagne afternoon tea for two.

  121. It would have to be the hotel stay with dinner.

  122. I would love the overnight murder mystery break as it sounds really fun! 🙂

  123. I’d love to win a spa break, they’re so relaxing!

  124. it would have to be the afternoon tea – treat my husband

  125. I would love to go for a luxury afternoon tea experience. It’s something my mum and I enjoy and it would be great to spend some quality time with her.

  126. 2 Night hotel break with dinner sounds fabulous to me. Would be great to get away.

  127. I would like to try the chocolate making experience

  128. We’d go for a two night hotel experience. (if only we can find someone brave enough to babysit for us for a whole weekend!)

  129. Driving a supercar is on my bucket list so the Supercar Thrill with Free High Speed Passenger Ride would be amazing! I’d love the afternoon tea too! Thanks for a great giveaway! Great Blog!

  130. One of Buyagift’s escape to the country experiences would be wonderful. I’d choose the Lake District, such a beautiful part of the country, blissful!

  131. I would love a 2 night stay with dinner

  132. I actually would choose a meal one as we had one of these before and had the most amazing meal in london and i’ve been dreaming of going back again!

  133. a night in a posh hotel would be my choice

  134. I’d probably choose a 2 night hotel break with dinner 🙂

  135. We love our afternoon tea’s so I’d definitely love more of them!

  136. Tour of Wembley

  137. The stadium tour will be great for me, massive football fan

  138. The spa days are brilliant xx

  139. I’d love a short break to the yorkshire dales

  140. A meal for 2 sounds great

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