A vintage and thrifty guide to Fathers Day

We don’t really need an official day to tell us that we should buy a gift, but if you are planning a gift for the dad or even a man in your life then here’s some ideas to help you. I've included the ‘man in your life’ because may be you want to show some gift love to a brother, uncle, your chap or even a friend.....

Check delivery times if you need to order online but if you get a wriggle on then you'll still have time to shop via the web, or you could go the old fashioned route and walk in to a shop! 
John Lewis Hip Flask £10

John Lewis - pack of to handkerchiefs £12 

John Lewis- Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving set £32
Amazon: Corkscrew £9.18
Amazon: Moustache wax £4.99

Past Times: Spitfire Cufflinks: £10

Past Times: Mug £6

Amazon: Moustache mug £5

Don't forget charity shops, carboots, vintage fairs etc - where you could pick up vintage/retro gifts like vinyl, ties, books etc.

Photos make excellent gifts, if you have some that you'd like to give a vintage touch to, then the free software picmonkey is great. Free and easy to use, just load up your pictures, save them to a memory stick and get yourself to Boots and print!

Run out of time to buy or want to make something home made? Visit the Crunchy Betty website   where you can find recipes for things like ' masculine sugar scrub' along with a gazillion other links to get your creative home made head on! It's probably not too early to start making a notes of ideas for Christmas is it?

 If you're planning to show some love with food, then Sainsbury's have some scrumptious recipe ideas - including a recipe for baby bannoffie pies......... Read those here

Finally, I'm fairly sure blogger Retro Chick helped sales figures of Mars Bars see a spike when she blogged about Mars Bar vodka. As with anything edible that you intend to give as a gift it is VITAL that you taste test before handing it over to the recipient...... Mars Bar vodka recipe.

I apologise to those offended when I dropped the C bomb....... but really Christmas gifts take planning, so how early is too early??



  1. I picked up a brand new rucksack-with-picknic-stuff at a bootsale for my pa! It even has a little chair. Brill (if it ever stops raining).

  2. May be an umbrella to go with it! Or a boat..........

  3. Brilliant ideas - and yes it's never to soon too start thinking about xmas, I look for ideas the whole year round which is why I love posts like this! thanks!

  4. That corkscrew will make a great stocking filler for my other half, some good inexpensive items here, I liked your xmas posts you did too last year. You'd make someone a good personal shopper! Lou


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