Fathers Day Gift Guide and GIVEAWAY

Toiletries/Aftershave/Bathroom Care For Him
If you like making little hampers for Daddy like we do in this home then these are perfect fillers, or even great by themselves. I know when all else fails and I run out for gift ideas I head straight for the perfume or aftershave isle, you just can't go wrong. 

Head & Shoulders Total Care 3in1 200ml - RRP $5.99
Developed to remove the daily dirt and dust build-up on the hair and scalp through deep cleaning, head & shoulders Total Care 3in1 cleans, conditions and protects the hair from dandruff allowing for easy styling and manageability.
 A great cheap present or filler that you just cannot go wrong with. Although I would be careful buying this for some Daddie’s as they may take offence haha. I know when I first got some of this sent to Mr. M for review I caught him in the bathroom scratching his head to see if there were any white flakes fly and fall, low and behold there was! He has not stopped using this since.
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme EDT 100ml Set- $145

Acqua Di Gio cologne for men, made by Giorgio Armani, was launched in 1995. This fragrance for men contains a blend of marine notes, mandarin, bergamot, neroli, persimmon, rosemary, nasturtium,jasmine, amber and patchouli. This mens fragrance is a fresh and lifestyle concept with the coolness and transparency of a tropical paradise.

If there is on scent for Men that makes me almost weak at the knees it is this one. It is so masculine, and just a full smell that lasts up until you have a shower and wash your clothes. I think this will be one of the things the girls buy their Daddy.

Man Of Steel Eau de Toilette 100mL $19.99

The fragrance suggests empowerment, masculinity and understated attraction. “Man of Steel” is water- based, with heady notes of mandarin, bergamot and neroli, and toned with rosemary, nasturtium, jasmine and sea notes and has base notes of Moroccan cedar, sensual patchouli, white musk and amber.
To me this scent smells just like the one I have spoken about above, which is a massive compliment for a budget Eau de Toilette. I would be more then happy to buy this for either my dad or my partner, and I know they would be happy to. My partner has previously reviewed this aftershave and it is safe to say it has his tick of approval. One thing that threw me back a little is how long this aftershave actually last. I sprayed it on my hand and it stayed there for a decent amount of time, even after washing my hands.
Available in BigW, Target, Woolworths and selected Pharmacies
Thalgo Shaving Gel 100ml RRP- $37.00
This creamy gel optimises razor glide and rinses away easily while preserving skin softness. It has a protective and purifying action, and minimises razor burn.
There will be a review of this coming in Daddie’s Corner, but I now just from first impressions this will be a shaving cream my partner continue to buy and use.

American Crew 3-IN-1 – RRP $32.95
Ideal for the time-poor or lazy dads, this convenient all-in-one product is developed for everyday use and incorporates shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the one bottle – it’s a no brainer Father’s Day gift! Made with sage extract, 3-in-1 works to moisturise and soothe the scalp whilst providing natural moisture to soften, detangle and add shine to hair.

There will also be a review of this to follow in Daddies Corner. But when first opening this bottle I loved the masculine scent and will be much better then him using my girly, pretty smelling shampoo. Plus he never uses Conditioner as he just can’t be bothers, so this is great it does all that and more in one bottle.

Stocklists: www.ozdare.com

Clothing and Shoes
You can never go wrong with some item of clothing or pair of shoes when it comes to men. They are usually pretty easy going and like to wear what you like on them, but if they don’t then you see their style and what they like so much you should know items they would love. So here is a compile of some things I know my kids Dad or my Dad would like.

Havaianas Sketch, grey $24.99

I don’t think there is a male out there that doesn’t wear thongs in Summer. This is all both my Dad and my partner (the girls dad) wears in the hotter weather, to be honest I don’t blame them. I love my Havi’s and we are quite a Havaianas Family here.
There are so many nice new styles out at the moment but these would have to be my favourite for Mr. M, so much so I will be buying these for his giant feet.

Milu- Curtis Boot RRP $169.00

A classic chukka boot is every man’s must-have. Dress it up with a suit for the office, and keep it working after hours with jeans. Lacing adds a fun pop sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Mr. M (the kids dad) does not own a pair of boots and I think he would really suit them and look very sophisticated in them, especially these. I know personally I never wore boots until being sent them earlier in the year, and now in Winter you seriously cannot get them off my feet. I think it is a leap Mr. M is yet to take, but if I have any say in it he will J

Lu Smith Street Shirt- $59.00

What man doesn’t love a good shirt, (especially one that fits just right). Smith Street has just launched a new collection of stylish shirts your dad will love. You can’t go wrong with plaid or check– pair either with jeans for Sunday casual or dress it up with a blazer and suit pants for business ready. Choose from bold colours or more classic combinations. Smith Street Shirts are available in sizes S to 3XL.
Again, another shirt I just could not go past. This is very much in my price range when it comes to Father’s Day shopping and one I will be considering. Plus you can do your Father’s Day shopping from the comfort of your home with this one ;P Too easy!!
mberjack Twill L/S Shirt
Calico Canvas
Superdry Lumberjack Twill Shirt RRP $129.95

Superdry men's Lumberjack shirt in 100% cotton twill. The classic check lumberjack shirt. This shirt features twin chest pockets, back logo stud and Superdry pocket logo patch.

My Mr. M loves his checkered shirts and I really do love them on him also. I think this would make a great gift for a lot of fathers out there from young Dad’s to your older fashionable ones.

Jack London Black Suit RRP- $508 (in a bundle.)

Black Mod Suit Jacket. Wool. Notched 'mod' lapel, chest pocket, two flap pockets, four button cuffs, single back vent, fully lined. Single button closure

Black Suit Pant. Wool. Slanted side pockets, double-jet back pockets, belt loops. Button closure with hook & bar, zip fly. 100% wool

No Daddy should go without a nice good quality suit, and that is exactly what you will get from Jack London. I know this is a little too pricey for me and our Dad will not be getting one of these unfortunately, but I am sure there will be Mummies out there on the lookout for a nice suit on Father’s Day.

Electrical/ Home & Other
Some great products that your Dad will be sure to love and use often. A couple of these are high up on my shopping list for the Daddie’s in my life. I have my Dad, my step-dad and also my partner who is a Daddy to buy for this year. So for me it can be a very expensive day of the year haha. But I have popped a couple of items then should be good for different budgets.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Premium Milk by Electrolux Coffee Machine – RRP $299.00

The A Modo Mio coffee machines and capsules are available from the following retailers: Myer, David Jones, Harvey Norman, Matchbox, Beyya Home Living, The Good Guys, JB HiFi.

Why wouldn’t you be sneaky and buy this bad boy, then you can also use it when you need a coffee fix.. Or you might even be able to persuade the hubby to make you one with his new toy :-P But in all seriousness I know there are some real coffee loving men out there that would love this in the kitchen. If I don’t get this for Fathers Day  then I know I certainly will work on getting it down the track.

DéLonghi PrimaDonna XS fully-automatic coffee machine RRP $1999.00

The most discerning coffee lover can replicate the café experience at home with the latest offering by DéLonghi; the fully automatic, slimline PrimaDonna XS. Revolutionising the at-home coffee experience, the completely redesigned internal frame of the PrimaDonna XS from DéLonghi, and resulting compact build, makes it one of the most kitchen-friendly products from the leading coffee machine brand, yet. At just 19.5cm wide, it is the perfect coffee machine for snug city apartments and small kitchens!

Now this is for those serious coffee lovers, and them Mum’s and daughters that have the coin to spend. I wish I could buy this for my partner (and maybe me haha.) But I thought I would pop in a low budget coffee machine and also a more upper market coffee machine, which I am just in love with.

JBL Charge- RRP: $199.99

Along with phenomenal audio playback for a speaker of its size, the JBL Charge lets you recharge external devices such as your iPhone on-the-go, making the JBL Charge the ultimate portable speaker for outdoor entertaining and active lifestyles.
Stockists: Apple, JB Hi-FI, Harvey Norman and David Jones.

Now my partner is a battery killer when it comes to his beloved iPhone. When he goes out he is a stress head worrying that his phone is going to die and a lot of the time it does before he can call for a lift home (which is good for me haha.) He loves his music, he loves his iPhone so I think this would have to be a match made in heaven!!!

Edge of Belgravia Ceramic Onyx Santoku Knife RRP: $88.00

The Ceramic Onyx Santoku comprises a santoku style blade, famous for its "three virtues": slicing, dicing and mincing. The ceramic blade stays sharp for years without need for sharpening. Expertly engineered for slicing fresh fish or chopping crispy vegetables, the Onyx Santoku is a lightweight, razor-sharp knife designed to improve separation and reduce cutting friction.

I was debating whether or not I would pop this in here, then I decided for. It got me thinking and getting creative with my gifts, because I didn’t think too much into it before this. I thought if I bought this, then it may just encourage him to get more into cooking and take over a little in the kitchen J Or I could end up with a new knife so it is a win-win situation.

Glen Grant 10 YO Scotch Whisky RRP: $59.95.

Now what would a Gift guide be without including some alcohol in there? I don’t really like putting alcohol and my Dad in the one sentence as my dad has quite a problem with alcohol and would NEVER buy it for him! But on the other hand my partner loves a good drop of alcohol and is very responsible with his drinking. I know this would be enough to make a lot of Dad’s happy !

 Stockists: 1800 856 939 / 02 9478 2727

Mister Minit Engraving and accessories

Whether or not you are going there to buy a flask and get it engraved or buying something small like a engraved keyring, Mister Minit have you covered that is for sure. My dad actually used to work for Mister Minit and I know he loves engraving and them kind of things. So for my dad I will be heading down to Mr Minit and getting a Zippo lighter engraved for him.

Now I will be holding a little GIVEAWAY for this coming Father’s Day

All you need to do is tell me: Why your Dad is deserving of these amazing prizes in the comment section below.

The Major Prize includes:
1 bottle of Glen Grant Whiskey.
A copy of Fallout and Section Alpha Books
An engraving voucher for Mister Minit, along with a DAD keyring you can get engraved.

One Runner Up will win
Fallout and Section Alpha Books
Man Of Steel Eau de toilette 100mL

Competition closes 25th of August, so it gives me time to get this to you in time for Fathers Day.
Please leave your email so the winner can be contacted.
If you don’t like your email posted up, then please email me your entries to erinritosa@y7mail.com where I will post your entry on your behalf minus the email, so it is more confidential! 
Open to Australian Residents ONLY 
1 Entry per person please