Not to be outdone by the success of Mother’s Day, the menfolk decided they should grab a piece of the appreciation action and, after some initial scoffing and general huffing and puffing from the more macho contingent, the notion of Father’s Day took hold and spread from the US across the pond to the UK and beyond.
And so began the annual gift-buying dilemma … just what do you buy Dad?
Fortunately, there is now a whole lot more to choose from where gifts for men are concerned -no more tossing a coin to decide between a pair of socks or a bottle of Brut!
The men’s grooming industry alone is today worth £427 million and there are all sorts of yummy products around with which to treat the man in your life. And every designer worth their salt now has a men’s fragrance, as well as one for the ladies, such as the scrumptious-smelling Jimmy Choo Man eau de toilette, which is a bestseller here at Havens.
A steady march of men out of the garden shed and into the kitchen has also led to the growing popularity of chef’s equipment as a gift, with a good set of knives always near the top of the wish list, like the fantastic 5 Piece Knife Block from James Martin.
Not that we’re suggesting the charms of the garden shed have in any way dimmed – where better to enjoy some welcome solitude and maybe a nip of something from a hip flask or a reviving cuppa from your favourite mug?
If you’re looking for a fab Father’s Day gift, we’ve got a great selection of quality gifts from top brands to suit any taste or budget, from booze to aftershave to cushions or cufflink boxes. Browse online or pop into our beautiful store on Hamlet Court Road. And don’t forget gift wrap is free, as is delivery on all orders over £50 (UK mainland only).