Father’s Day Gift Guide
15th Jun 2022
It’s that time of the year again, where shops are full of dad related stuff which applies only to men who are sport, alcohol, or DIY obsessed. If your dads or the beloved men in your lives are anything like ours, there is significantly more to them than sport and DIY. They’re our sounding boards, they’re our personal stand-up comedians, and they’re our life coaches. They deserve much more than a card that says “to my favourite taxi driver” (even if that is the truth).
With this in mind, we’ve collated some gift ideas for the Dads and important men in our lives, to inspire you!
To the stay at home Dad
The stay at home Dad needs one thing and one thing only this Father’s Day – a break. He deserves a weekend off to be properly looked after and rewarded for all his hard work. Perhaps a stay at the Rhenass Retreat in Kirk Michael will do the trick? A focus on spirituality and internal recovery, this is the spot for him to de-stress and be his best self.
To the high powered office Dad
This Dad is often eating out, entertaining clients and on business trips away from home. He wants little more than to be at home in nature, with his family, but without the hassle of cooking dinner. This dad deserves an al-fresco afternoon tea from With Love and Hugs. With Love and Hugs will create a spectacular afternoon tea and deliver it to you, china and all, to enjoy wherever you want. Maybe St John’s Arboretum, for a peaceful picnic, or perhaps The Lhen up North for a Californian beach style afternoon, or just in the comfort of your own home? Whichever you choose, this is the treat for this Dad.
To the Dad that works all week then coaches the school team on the weekend
This Dad literally never stops. When he’s not working, he’s training the stars of the future, and when he’s not training, he’s supporting the stars from the side-lines. He’s not just your Dad, he’s the team’s dad and he deserves a Father’s Day fit for a premier league football club/operatic ballet troupe. How about a luxury retreat at Grenaby Estates? Award winning 5 star cottages set in lush green surroundings, your Dad will feel like a celebrity here. With onsite spa facilities, he can get that restorative massage a sporting man needs.
To the retired Dad
Unlike the others, this Dad has mostly stopped. He potters about the house and the garden, minding his business and his roses. He’s done his time looking after you, and now he’s channelling his energy into looking after himself and his vegetable patch. He loves nothing more than whipping up a meal with the fruits of his labour, so why not treat him to a fancy meal out? BONDS in Onchan is the perfect spot for upmarket dining on the Island, serving delicious dishes with Manx ingredients, just the ticket for this Dad.
No matter whether the most important man in your life is your Dad, your Grandad or someone else, gifting them a LoveIOM Gift Card this year allows them the choice of where to spend. Whether that’s a spiritual retreat, a night away or a meal out, he’ll probably even take you with him.
LoveIOM Gift Cards give the freedom of choice and keep it local too – what more do you want?