I often find that Father’s day gifts can be a bit gimmicky and tacky. If I leave it to the last minute I struggle to find gifts that I think my husband, Matt, will actually like and want to use. That’s why I thought it would be good to do some research and recommend some modern gifts for him this Father’s Day. Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be cheesy; they can be elegant and cool!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Modern Gifts For Him
Sonos Roam Bluetooth Speaker – this is a smart portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker that can be used on the move. With the renovations we are constantly on the go from place to place so having a bluetooth portable speaker is a fantastic gift for a father who has a hectic lifestyle and is a man on the go.
Grind Coffee Nespresso Pods – Matt adores this brand and he is an Americano kind of guy. Grind has been making coffee in London cafés for almost a decade. They have a dozen shops across the UK but this year they’ve squeezed every drop of their coffee into compostable pods for Nespresso® machines. This is the perfect gift for any coffee lover out there.
Stay Sixty Matt Black Bottle – these water bottles have a beautiful and modern design and are a great way to reduce single use plastic. The matt black finish makes it the perfect gift for Father’s Day and I know Matt would use this at work and when taking the girls on days out.
Forge Creative Trees – as I’m generally in charge of decor in the home it’s nice for Matt to have something to decorate his spaces with. These grown up wooden tree decorations are individually a work of art and this lucky dip set can be the start of a whole new collection!
The Maverick Guide to Cornwall Vol. 1 – Cornwall is our travel wanderlust and we try to visit every year. We are currently looking for a holiday let to buy there so I know Matt would love this guide to Cornwall which contains over 100 trusted recommendations for places to stay and explore in the county. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves to visit this beautiful county.
Personalisation gift ideas from Not on the High Street – these can be wonderful and a really nice way to send gifts from the children. These can border on gimmicky but I think Not on the High Street have a fabulous section of personalised gifts that are great as thoughtful gifts for the girls to send to their Dad.
HD Drone – there are lots of different drones available, but if your husband is a technology lover and has flown drones before, he’ll love this one. What makes this drone such a show-stopper is the HD camera that streams directly to your phone while you fly. Not only can you capture beautiful footage and photos in up to 720p, but Dad can see what the drone sees as it flies. This definitely falls into the category of modern gifts for him!
Dots Maison Printworks Frame Book – You can insert your kids’ artwork in the book! It’s a great place to keep all those masterpieces and give the artwork the home it deserves. Whether created by you, the kids or famous artists; this clever book contains 30 built-in frames with a page for notes next to each. This would make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for my husband this Father’s day from the little ladies.
Fantastic Dad Apothecary Candle Kindred Fires – I love this soy wax candle as it has great packaging and is from a lovely small business in Manchester. A perfect gift for the special dad in your life.
Grown up Lego – Matt is definitely still a dad who is a child at heart. These grown up lego sets will definitely put a smile on any big kid’s face! San Francisco will always be a special place for us because this is where we had our honeymoon. When I came across this lego set I knew it was perfect as it is lego (for his inner child) but also is sentimental. They also have a London version and lots of other famous cities.
As I have been writing this I have decided on one present for Matt, but shhh don’t tell him!
I think this Personalised Wooden BBQ set is going to get a lot of use over the next few months in our new garden. Matt loves his BBQ and this is the perfect gift that will get lots of use in the summer sunshine.
Don’t Forget a Father’s Day Card
Lastly you will need to find the perfect card for this Father’s Day. While shops have reopened across the UK remember to shop small and keep supporting those independent businesses that really matter to you and will really appreciate every penny you spend with them. I particularly like this one below from Etsy UK
Modern gifts for him can be hard to find. I hope these ideas have given you some inspiration for gifts this Father’s Day. As I have gone for a more classy and timeless selection of gifts they would also be great birthday or Christmas gifts for him, so hopefully some year round inspiration. Enjoy time with your family this Father’s Day whatever you end up doing.