There’s nobody we worship more than our superhero dads and Father’s Day comes as an annual highlight to pull out the stops and treat him to what he deserves. But rather than worrying about what to buy him this year, why not think of something both fun and practical to do together instead? Get to work on jobs around the house, enjoy some light toil in the garden and have fun.
Despite Father’s Day not upholding a long tradition within Britain, having only been introduced to the UK after the Second World War, we certainly know how to treat our favourite gentlemen. In 2017 it was estimated that us Brits spent a whopping £695.2 million on Father’s Day gifts*. But rather than a one-off treat, indulge dad to some quality time together which he will cherish forever.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, look no further than leading high street retailer Robert Dyas who have a wonderful array of goodies and ideas to help you spend the day together in style. So, whether you fancy turning your hands to some DIY, giving the garden shed a tidy or treating the walls to a fresh lick of paint, you’ll be sure to reap the benefits of each other’s company.
Mark Sunday 16th June in your diaries and get set to impress with making memories together, for a Father’s Day he’ll never forget. As the old saying goes, a weekend well spent brings a week of content.
Who says Sunday chores are boring? We all know that many hands make light work and tackling tasks as a duo will keep you both motivated and entertained. Help dad keep his home his castle and you’ll be a force to be reckoned with, whatever you decide to turn your hands to.
Watch out stubborn stains. The aptly named Scrub Daddy Sponge (£2.99) will help you keep things sparkling like new. And for the big daddies out there, how about the macho maxi pack of Scrub Daddy Sponges (£16.99, RRP £19.99 ). Do battle with the dishes and pair up for this task, one washing whilst the other dries. You’ll both have things looking ship-shape and Bristol fashion in no time.
Want to get dad’s wheels gleaming? Treat his car or bike to the valet it deserves, all done by your own fair hands. For cleaning with ease, where even the smallest of mitts can reach, try the Telescopic Water Brush (£11.99). And for a traditional finish, use this Hilka Genuine Chamois Leather (£9.99) for a pristine polish.
If dad fancies himself as the Jamie Oliver of the house, why not become his sous-chef for the day? Serve up a storm with this Cooks Professional 8-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set - Gray (£149.99). Perfect for roasts, fry-ups or casseroles, you can cook to your hearts content whatever your taste buds are craving.
Perhaps you need to polish the best silver in preparation for a Father’s Day banquet? Sit down together and reach for some Duraglit Silvo Polish Wadding (£3.79) for cutlery that will gleam, fit for your king on his special day.
Do It Yourself, Together
If he’s been meaning to get those odd jobs around the house and garden done and dusted, why not lend a hand this Father’s Day? It’s DIY x2.
No man is complete with his man shed. If it’s needing a bit of TLC, why not spend the day getting things organised and ordered, to ensure dad’s sacred space remains a haven for him? These Really Useful Boxes (4 For 3 Mix and Match) are hard to beat for keeping tidy. These stackable boxes with clip-lock handles ranging in sizes from 84L to a compact 3L boxes, the contents of each box will be contained securely, no matter what needs storing away.
Nothing says home like pictures adorning the walls. Perhaps he has a favourite family portrait to hang as a memento. Help him hang frames perfectly with a Draper 4oz Cross Pein Pin Hammer (£6.49) and add some Select Hardware Brass Picture Hooks (64 Multi Pack) (£6.49) to adorn his walls in style.
Why not treat the house to some brush strokes and help Dad re-do a room this Father’s Day? The Harris Platinum 5-Piece Paintbrush Set (Was £9.99 now £4.99) includes five various sizes of brush so the pair of you will be able to keep paint jobs looking immaculate, no matter how big or small the hand. If you need to get the garden prepped and ready for the long hot summer ahead, this Harris Shed and Fence Paintbrush (£4.99) will breathe a new lease of life into dad’s beloved garden fence or summerhouse.
Two hands are better than one. For a perfectly striped lawn, help dad with the mowing with a Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li-Ion Battery Cordless Lawnmower (Was £187.49 now £159.99)? With a 30L grass box, you’ll spend less time emptying Dad’s cuttings and more time having fun in the sun.
For the head gardener in your life, there’ll be nothing better than spending the day outside in his garden with you.
Help plant out his favourite perennials in style with this beautiful VegTrug FSC Raised Bed Planter (£69.99). Use for potting up or even storing his favourite gardening tools within.
For a traditional planter, this gorgeous VegTrug Large Barrel Tapered Planter Grey (34.99) will be a welcome addition to dad’s patio or garden steps and its weather resistance means it can stay outside all year round. Why not choose an arrangement of bulbs to plant up together and enjoy season after season? And if space is limited, why not plant up a Smart Garden Welcome Planter (Was £29.99 now £19.99) with dad’s favourite blooms?
Keep his flowers looking fresh and help water the garden on Father’s Day. This 10L Watering Can (£6.99) will quench flora’s thirst and help keep them looking their best.
Every gardener needs their own wheelbarrow. This Draper 65L Steel WheelBarrow (Was £44.99 now £29.99) is great for helping dad take the strain out of the heavy lifting, and keep him rolling all year round.
For a really modern twist to gardening together, look no further than the VegTrug Grow Care Garden (£44.99). Simply plant your sensor within a plant pot or raised bed, connect your sensor to a smart device and hey presto! Information on soil moisture content, fertility levels, temperature and light intensity levels are sent to you so that you can monitor your chosen plants to perfection. Use alongside the VegTrug Grow Care App and choose which of Dad’s plants are monitored and use care tips specific to the particular species. You can also create a digital diary with photographs of Dad’s plant’s growth, whilst recording a history of the plant’s development. It’s the special way to plant, nurture and enjoy together.
For the wow factor, why not opt for an experience of a lifetime as a Father’s Day treat? Enjoy together and make memories that will last forever.
For an action packed present, the Buyagift Triple Supercar Driving Blast with Free High Speed Passenger Ride - Special Offer (£89.00) is the perfect way to spend a day with dad. Have the drive of your life in three supercars with a list to choose from that include Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, amongst others. All that’s left to do is decide which of you is most likely to be The Stig!
If he prefers something more refined, why not treat him to a luxurious meal with a Buy a Gift Three Course Dinner with Champagne Cocktails at Shaka Zulu (£49.00) for a dining experience guaranteed to tempt and delight.
*Source – Retail Spending on Father’s Day in the United Kingdom 2013 – 2017 https://www.statista.com/statistics/474806/fathers-day-retai...
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About Robert Dyas:
Robert Dyas, a man of notable character and remarkable determination, founded the company in 1872. He had a vision to provide customers with the best products, service and advice possible – a tradition that continues to be the focus of the company to this day. In 2012, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.
Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Robert Dyas tradition of excellent customer service.
Robert Dyas offers an extensive range of household products. The range includes smart home technology, DIY solutions, small and domestic appliances, homeware, bakeware and kitchenware, outdoor and garden, utility, gifts, textiles plus Christmas trees and gifts.
The company has 94 stores, ranging from 1,250 to 9,000 square feet (116 to 836 square meters) and operates online and in the South of England. The most western store is in Yeovil, the most eastern store in Colchester, the most northern store in Solihull and the store furthest south is in Eastbourne. The company’s head office is in Wimbledon.
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