Keen to avoid giving Dad a gift that doesn’t really wash? Pick one that does – Lisa Haynes checks out some great male grooming products.
THE SPORTS FANATIC
Help him emulate his favourite sports stars with some winning grooming in his kit bag.
Baylis & Harding have ‘try-ed’ hard to make rugby a bit more like the beautiful game. Upgrade his grooming tackle with the Black Pepper And Ginseng Rugby Ball Wash Bag, which contains four manly minis.
Never fear if his team missed out on the FA Cup this year. Your dad can hold the Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau de Toilette trophy bottle aloft instead, and win a masculine scent with woody base notes.
From £38 feelunique.com
If your dad prefers to play sport rather than watch it, give him a headstart in the changing rooms. LAB Series High Tech Travel Set contains two bestsellers – a face wash and moisturiser – and a sample of their all-in-one face treatment, all inside a sporty blue bag.
THE DESIGNER DAD
Give him extra style points with catwalk-inspired grooming to flaunt in his bathroom cabinet.
David Beckham has officially brought back the beard. Ensure your dad’s looks like he’s hired DB’s celebrity barber, with Brisk Beard Oil, available in Tea Tree or Citrus
£6.99 each Boots.com
Traditional wash bag shapes are so last season. Switch to a duffle-shaped silhouette for a fresh take on grooming accessorising, with Gentlemen’s Hardware Duffel Wash Bag
Style-conscious dads don’t only need a designer scent but, for extra cool points, a brand new launch – like fresh-on-the-shelves Burberry Brit Splash Eau de Toilette
Make his grooming on-the-go regime more inspiring with a travel-inspired haul.
Seasoned travellers can probably join the dots on a globe. Ease boredom on delays with a World Map Washbag in his carry-on.
OK, you couldn’t afford the superyacht this year, but Davidoff Cool Water Man Summer Seas edition will do nicely. Expect an invigorating scent with a base note of sandalwood
£35.50 for 125ml Boots.com
The no-fuss route to travel-sized skincare. Check your dad in with Jack Black Jet Set Traveller kit to cleanse, shave and moisturise – with a hit of protective SPF for sunnier climes
THE OUTDOORSY TYPE
If he’s more comfortable hiking mountains than horizontal on the couch, bring a touch of the great outdoors to the bathroom.
If Bear Grylls did skincare… Help dad prep his skin for facing the elements with the five-step regime in Man Cave Grooming Originals Gift Set.
Dads that don’t ‘do’ washbags will love Wild And Wolf’s Hook Line & Sinker Wash Bag And Roll-up. It masquerades as something you might take carp fishing but is actually the ultimate travel organiser, with multiple compartments and a handy hanging hook.
The double act of countryside-inspired grooming. The Oak Moss Shave Cream, Badger Brush And Stand set, by Man Rock, will make lathering up feel more like a roam in the dales.