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Fathers Day

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 17 June so the clock is ticking for you to bag the perfect present to make the special men in your life smile.

Whether you’re shopping for your dad, grandad, uncle or loved one and looking for gifts for DIY enthusiasts, keen cooks or fitness fanatics you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at The Centre – here’s our top picks of pressies for Father’s Day.

Why not give your Dad a style revamp with a new season wardrobe addition? Whether you’re on the hunt for a funky tee, a new pair of shorts, a crisp shirt or cool chinos, The Centre has a range of brands to suit all tastes and budgets.

For a cool summer vibe we love the Rookie Aviator Patched bomber jacket, £79.99, from Superdry. This lightweight bomber jacket is the perfect transitional wardrobe piece and features military-inspired appliqué badges as well as the Superdry logo tab on the pocket. (Image 1) Finish off the Topgun look in style with a pair of gold tone hexagonal smoke lens sunglasses, £10, River Island. (Image 2)

Get playful with footwear and add a vibrant twist to his ensemble with a gorgeous pair of orange perforated suede trainers, £29.99 from TK Maxx, (Image 3) or for a host of designer names, check out the latest offerings at Xile Clothing where you’ll find funky Adidas trainers, colourful options from Finnish footwear specialists Karhu and classic Converse.

If accessories are top of his wish list you could always give his wallet an update this season with an elegant khaki leather bifold wallet, £10.50 from Burton. (Image 4)

Make sure he’s never late for that all important event or appointment by giving him the gift of time this Father’s Day with a stylish watch from Chisholm Hunter. Their extensive collection of designer watches includes a wide range of Swiss and Fashion watches for men - the ultimate symbol of style and sophistication. We love the Scandi elegance of the Skagen Signatur collection gents quartz watch presented on a tan leather strap. The black stainless steel case features a matte white dial with linear and dot hour markers for simple, pared back chic, £135. (Image 5)

If fitness is a priority for the special man in your life, encourage his interests with some top fitness tech. Argos has a host of tech guaranteed to help him reach his health goals, from pedometers and heart rate monitors to GPS watches and fitness trackers. The Fitbit Versa health and fitness Smartwatch is available for £199.99 and includes a 24/7 heart rate monitor, personalised on-screen workouts that coach you through moves and adapt based on user feedback, phone-free music and more - the ultimate smart gym accessory. (Image 6)

Add a touch of class to his time at the gym with a stylish faux leather holdall from River Island for £40  (Image 7) or ensure he’s hydrated (and satisfy his love of all thing Star Wars!) with a reusable Darth Vader water bottle, £8 from Clinton’s. (Image 8) While you’re there Clinton’s has an array of Father’s Day cards to choose from, as well as keepsakes, themed gift sets, novelty mugs and all the gift wrap you could need!

If your Dad’s a dab hand in the kitchen, you should definitely check out the M&S Chef range of pans, roasting dishes and utensils. Why not opt for the Chef Steak Griddle Pan for £25 or let him channel his inner Jamie Oliver with a Chef Chop and Serve Platter for £35. (Image 9) This sleek food platter is a fabulously fashionable and functional choice for any kitchen. Made from solid oak, this chopping board will let him serve up dishes with a touch of modern flair.

For men whose approach to cooking is strictly on a BBQ basis, Menkind might just have the perfect present. Their Barbecue Tool Set contains fourteen superior stainless steel tools with insulated handles which even come in a striking aluminium carry case for just £19.99. (Image 10)

Kick start his mornings in style with a Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine, £280, Debenhams. (Image 11) With iconic retro styling the coffee machine will enable him to enjoy a classic espresso, frothy cappuccino, creamy latte or latte macchiato for a sumptuous touch of Italy in the comfort of his own home.

Satisfy his sweet tooth with the ultimate chocolate gift - a personalised Classic Flavours Chocolate Hamper from Thorntons for £33.50. (Image 12) The hamper sleeve can be personalised with a message of your choosing while the gift is packed with a host of indulgent favourites - from the Milk, Dark and White Classic collection and Toffee, Fudge and Caramel collection, to bags of Honeycomb Crisp Chocolates, Strawberry Dream Chocolates, Chocolate Puddings and many more, all guaranteed to put a smile on his face!

It’s not just mums who deserve a little pampering on their special day so why not treat him to some indulgent skincare and spa products?!

You could put together a selection of his favourite products from Lush - from nourishing face packs to divine smelling shower gels, or opt for the Lush Dad Gift Box for £18.95. (Image 13) This set contains a Superdad Bath Bomb with calming Olibanum oil and sweet sandalwood, a Modfather Bubble Bar bursting with Brazilian orange oil to create fragrant citrus bubbles and Moustachio Soap, where the fresh mint infusion and spearmint oil combines with menthol crystals and thyme to leave him cleansed and refreshed this Father’s Day.

Ensure his beard is in peak condition with L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard and Skin Oil, £11, from Wilko. (Image 14) Inspired by barber know-how the cedar-wood essential oil tames, conditions and softens facial hair while leaving skin soothed and nourished.

Finally if you’re still not sure what to get why not give him the gift of choice this Father’s Day with a Gift Card from The Centre? (Image 15) Available from £5 to £500, Gift Cards give him the chance to choose something really special for himself – they can be purchased from The Centre’s Information Desk or buy them online using the safe and secure gift card portal at https://www.thecentrelivingston.com/gift-cards

Whatever you do this Father’s Day, give him a day to remember with a little help from The Centre.

Image 1:      Bomber Jacket, £79.99, Superdry

Image 2:      Sunglasses, £10, River Island

Image 3:      Trainers, £29.99, TK Maxx 

Image 4:      Wallet, £10.50, Burton

Image 5:      Skagen Signature Watch, £135, Chisholm Hunter

Image 6:      Fitbit Versa, £199.99, Argos

Image 7:      Holdall, £40, River Island

Image 8:      Water Bottle, £8, Clinton’s

Image 9:      Chop & Serve Platter, £35, M&S

Image 10:     Barbecue Tool Set, £19.99, Menkind

Image 11:     Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine, £280, Debenhams

Image 12:     Classic Flavours Chocolate Hamper, £33.50, Thorntons

Image 13:     Lush Dad Gift Box, £18.95, Lush

Image 14:     L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard and Skin Oil, £11, Wilko

Image 15:     The Centre Gift Card, Available from £5 to £500

         

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