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The Ultimate Guide to Father’s Day Gifts

As much of the UK revels in tropical temperatures and celebrates the long-anticipated, late arrival of spring, there’s one date in the calendar that seems to be creeping ever closer. We are, of course, talking about Father’s Day, on the 17th June, and while you have a few weeks to organise something, it’s important not to forget about one of the most important men in your life! Make the most of the weather-related distractions by putting him on BBQ duty – which, let’s face it, most dad’s will love anyway – and begin to plan something truly special as a way of saying thank you for all that he does for you!

We’ve made a list of several father’s day-related ‘giftspirations’ so that you can get ahead of the game in 2018 and secure your position as favourite child for another year, or club together with your siblings to spoil him with the kind of gift he deserves. Some of these are particularly perfect if it’s a special Father’s Day this year, such as his first as a father or grandfather. These are perfect for new mothers looking to gift fathers on behalf of their child or baby to show them just how much you both appreciate all that he does for the family.   

Baby hands or feet sculpture

For both new dads and grandfather’s alike, a life cast of the precious new addition to their family is priceless, and something they look back on with fondness for years to come. Casts can be taken in good time and in secret whilst he’s at work or with friends. They can be made in sterling silver, bronze or glass, or bronze or aluminium resin, depending on what you think he’ll like best. Our life casts capture every line, fold and crease of a newborn’s hands and feet in a way that a still image never could, and will act as a constant reminder of this year for both him as a father/grandfather, but also his family and those who he cares about most. The casts can either be framed or displayed as a standalone sculpture and will take pride of place in the home or office.

Silver hands and feet sculpture

Beer/Food/Magazine-based subscription

Why not opt for a gift that continues giving throughout the year? For the food-mad dad, a box full with all of his favourites treats is likely to go down well, and he will be reminded of just how thoughtful you are with every delivery! For the beer or whiskey enthusiast, monthly instalments of different craft beers or mini spirit bottles will be just what he needs after a long month, and is a great excuse to try all the different types! Fit fad dad’s need not miss out; monthly magazine subscriptions of his favourite sport or hobby will provide an afternoon of alone time each month where he can put his feet up and read up on his interests. There are a plethora of possibilities when it comes to subscription-based gifts, and they are a great way to show just how well you know your papa!

a food subscription hamper

Personalised cufflinks

Cufflinks have gone from strength to strength in the world of male fashion in recent years, and remain a go-to accessory for formal wear. Despite this increase in popularity, there are still many dads and grandfathers who do not have a trusty pair of sentimental cufflinks to save for special occasions. Be it weddings, christenings, birthdays or work events; cufflinks provide the finishing touch to an outfit, and knowing that their favourite pair will be at their side – quite literally – will work wonders for their confidence, regardless of what’s required of them! We at Image Casting can turn your life-sized baby hand and feet casts into the perfect pair of cufflinks, with a special message engraved on the back too, if you would like one. A conversation-starter, yes, but also a constant reminder of the most important thing in their life as well as a way of keeping children and grandchildren close at all times. We can also make bronze or sterling silver keyrings too!

a pair of personalised cufflinks

Sporting/Event tickets

You’ll be hard-pushed to find a dad that doesn’t have a ‘thing’. It could be a sport like golf or cricket, perhaps a hobby like fishing or bird-watching; or maybe he just really enjoys jazz music. Whatever it may be, you’re likely to know about it best, and will know just how much he’ll appreciate tickets to a related event. You can even hit two birds with one stone by buying tickets for the whole family, allowing him to spend time with those he loves whilst watching what he loves; it’s a win win! These will usually need to be ordered ahead of time for around father’s day itself, but don’t be afraid to book for future events and simply gift the tickets on the big day in June; it will give him something to look forward to!

a football stadium

A casting voucher

If you can’t decide on whether he might want miniature cufflinks, or a bronze or silver cast, worry not, and get him a voucher, so he can make those all-important decisions himself! Our casting vouchers will give the lucky dad the choice of what he might want cast, from the precious hands of his first daughter, the dainty feet of his first son or perhaps a holding hands cast to represent the bond of his whole family! Either way, you know he’ll appreciate the research and planning you put into finding a reputable company to take care of this for you, and here at Image Casting, we can send the vouchers with a personalised message!

Casting vouchers available at Image Casting

We hope this has provided some ideas for Father’s Day in 2018, and offered some guidance in finding the perfect present for your pa! If you would like any further information about any of the services offered by Image Casting, be it baby hand and foot casting or a voucher, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!