Some early Father's Day inspiration

Today I'm sharing some early inspiration for Father's Day which is on Sunday 18 June, and will no doubt be here sooner than we realised. It's unusual for me to be early for most things, but it's fair to say I get there in my own good time, so while I like to be organised often that's thinking through the actions I'll do almost last minute. So that makes this post quite a feat.

So when Debenham's got in touch and asked me to share some Father's Day treats and inspiration, I was keen to see if I could find some gifts my dad, who is notoriously hard to buy for because, as hey says, "if he wants something, he'll buy it" - something that now I totally get, but that's only been in the past few years or so.

You'll know that dad's a keen gardener, I've shared many photos from his garden here on the blog, but he's also a big tea and cake fan, something that appears to be hereditary.  In fact one of the things I remember from his speech at our wedding was telling the day guests that there'd be another hundred and fifty cakes in the evening, and he wasn't wrong, but they were only cupcakes, and of course we had to try at least one of each variety.

 NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS ONE OF MUM'S HOME MADE CAKES...

NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS ONE OF MUM'S HOME MADE CAKES...

This Awesome Dad mug made me smile, because all so often our dad's are awesome - mine is. In years gone by that's been late night drunken pick-ups from the station (me, not him), stopping in to feed my four cats when I was on those nights out, helping me tame my first garden as well as redecorate the whole house.  Then there was helping us move to this house, helping to decorate here when we moved in and much more since, including how every time we leave Norfolk with a fuller boot than when we arrived, often there's home grown veg, seedlings and plants and introducing me to this treasure trove of a place.

Usually gifts for dad end up being more practical and often clothe-related, whether that's something Palace orientated or in their red and blue colours. When I spotted these t-shirts, I knew they were just the thing for dad and would also get mum's seal of approval. 

 FOR WELL-DRESSED HOLIDAY DAD

FOR WELL-DRESSED HOLIDAY DAD

As I said before it's rare for dad to say there's something he wants, but he did just that recently, so when I found these small tumblers by Denby at Debenhams I knew they were going straight into the basket, and along with the other two in the set will be heading up to Sunny Hunny where I hope they'll get plenty of whisky-use. 

 A STYLISH WAY TO ENJOY A TOT OF PURELY MEDICINAL WHISKY

A STYLISH WAY TO ENJOY A TOT OF PURELY MEDICINAL WHISKY

And while dad doesn't have a barbecue, cooking over fire is definitely a man thing isn't it?  And Debenhams have a great range of barbecue accessories that can only help with that surely...

 SATISFYING THE MAN AND FIRE OUTDOOR COOKING FASCINATION

SATISFYING THE MAN AND FIRE OUTDOOR COOKING FASCINATION

Happy early Father's Day dad!

 

* This is a collaborative post with Debenhams, but all views and opinions are my own.