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Gifting ideas for every dad this Father’s Day

How good are dads? They give the best hugs, they’re always on call to answer our questions (car-related or otherwise) and they sure know how to tell a good joke. With Father’s Day on the horizon (September 6—put it in the diary), we figured it was time to take a moment for every dad and think about a little something to get them. We definitely believe dad’s around the country ought to be celebrated all year round, but on Father’s Day you can really treat them to something they probably (definitely) wouldn’t purchase themselves. See our edit of easy, affordable, chances-are-high-he’ll-love-it gifts below.

Malin+Goetz Advanced Skincare Set

When it comes to gifting, you can’t go past a good set. This one from NYC-based brand Malin+Goetz is the perfect way to introduce dad—or any man in your life, for that matter—to an entire (simple) routine. It’s been curated for all skin types in mind (even those sensitive guys) and features a line-up of the brand’s staples including a moisturiser, a de-puffing eye cream and purifying grapefruit cleanser. Malin+Goetz is a great brand to introduce to your dad, as their fuss-free products are not only easy to apply, but they also don’t have much added fragrance in their formulations.

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

This could be the year you get your dad into eye creams: he’s lived a happy life (probably has laugh lines from giggling at his own jokes, but do you blame him?) and now it’s time to show his delicate eye area some love. Enter the Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum: a featherlight treatment that tackles skin crepiness and signs of sagging around the undereye area. Along with arguably the best anti-ageing ingredient retinol, is another (lesser known) ingredient called ferulic. It’s a plant-based antioxidant that fights free radicals and helps skin’s overall defence against sun damage (this one’s for you, outdoorsy-type dad).

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

Any dad would be happy with this in their bathroom cabinet—it’s the ultimate, fuss-free moisturiser that they can slap on in the morning or at night. Specifically formulated for men, it helps revive dull or fatigued skin thanks to the inclusion of vitamin E and chestnut extract (which supports the skin’s barrier function for better hydration). It’s moisturising, but doesn’t have that heavy, oily feel that steers most men away from wanting to apply anything on their face.

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen

Now, this is a must for every dad, but, especially those dad’s that get amongst the great outdoors—from those teeing off from the ninth hole on the golf course, to serving for the set on the tennis court, to out in the dingy reeling in a snapper—SPF is a non-negotiable. Forget the layer of bright white zinc you remember them donning out in the backyard when you were a child, it’s time to upgrade their sun protection game with this lightweight, undetectable broad-spectrum 50+ sunscreen. It’ll hold up during all his outdoor activities while keeping his skin hydrated sans stickiness. This is a good pick for the dad that’s not into moisturiser but still needs protection from the sun’s harsh rays.

REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk

Pop this one in his shower and he’ll thank you later for calm, comfortable skin all year round. Formulated with blackcurrant seed oil, buckthorn oil and fennel seed extract to soothe, soften and protect, this mild milky cleanser is a winner for and dad with angry skin. It’ll help relieve a sensitive or reactive complexion while washing away any excess oil or dirt after a day out pottering in the garden or otherwise. He can really take a moment to massage it into wet skin in the morning and evening. It can be rinsed off with water or tissued off if his skin is highly sensitive.

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