Heres the ELLE beauty teams pick of presents for Fathers Day, kicking off with mine:
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Savon de Marseille Extra Pur, £12.50, by Compagnie de Provence
Outdoors-y dads or dads who like gardening will love this hand wash as the heavy glass bottles and striking typography gives it a design edge. Then fresh-smelling hand wash is delicious without being feminine.
Odeur de Lune Scented Candle, £45, Cire Trudon
My boyfriend (also father to my four children) isnt the only man I know who secretly worries about the way his house smells and likes to light a scented candle or two. This one has plenty of history Maison de Cire Trudon has been around since the 17th century when it was commissioned to make candles for Louis XIV and Im not sure you can get more man-friendly than a candle that contains notes derived from the NASA moon landing soil analyses.
Mens Travel Kit, £33.75, by Liz Earle
Ive yet to meet a man whos in to packing, This travel kit, which has enough for a few days away but is also handy enough to chuck in for the gym, lets them lazy-pack in style.
Georgia Collins, Beauty Assistant, suggests:
Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea, by Acqua di Parma
If youre looking for fragrance but want to steer clear of the usual mens options then you cant go far wrong with one of Acqua di Parmas sophisticated blends. Blue Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea is a deep, heady fig mix that evokes warm summers and lingers beautifully on the skin. More importantly, according to my father, it doesnt make you smell like a footballer, which is perhaps the benchmark of a good mens fragrance.
Rasage Ideal Shaving Gel, £12.7, by Clarins
The only shaving gel my father uses. It goes on smoothly, takes the blade well and has a light, fresh scent, he says, and it doesnt leave a sticky film on my skin like most others Ive tried.
Amy Lawrenson, Web Beauty Assistant, suggests:
Daily Moisture Boost, £25, by Elemis
This lightweight moisturiser is great for all skin types and feels refreshing, making it an ideal post-shave cream. Bonus points: it doesnt mention anti-ageing anywhere on the packaging, so you wont offend your dad, and the black packaging is decidedly masculine.
Skin Supplies for Men Face Soap, £12, by Clinique
Dads will love this man-size, chunky block that lasts forever and cleanses skin thoroughly without drying it out. Its also unscented so it doesnt compete with anything you put on afterwards.