I don't know about you, but I sometimes find Father's Day gift guides kinda boring/unhelpful. If it's not golf, fishing or football -themed, it's some kind of multi tool that will go unused in a drawer somewhere - at least in my experience! So, whilst pondering what kind of guide I should put together - I fell on the idea of the british summertime garden.
It's been so beautiful recently - the air is filled with the smells of barbecue, music floating across the streets and happy families hanging out in the gardens. It makes me feel super nostalgic for my family garden back home - full of flowers and bees and the sound of wind chimes - and I was inspired to put together a little garden-inspired gift guide for Father's Day. He might no be an "outdoors-y dad", but I suspect most dads can appreciate a bit of warm sunshine, a cool drink and a barbecue in these sweet, short-lived summer days we're getting.
1. Outdoor Festoon Lights - I definitely did not put these in for me! ;) If your dad's a "stay out until it's definitely chilly and time to go in" type, these festoon lights might be a bright idea for a bit of backdoor ambiance.
2. Handmade Bee Hotel - any keen gardener knows the bees need all the help they can get (and would it really be an Annie Dornan Smith gift guide if there wasn't something bee-themed) and this adorable Bee Hotel looks so CUTE.
3. Whiskey, Truffles and Plant Hamper - running with the planty theme, this hamper combines some foliage with some classic dad-gifts from good old M&S.
4. UnbeLEAFable Dad Card - What dad can resist a pun? Keep the theme going with this adorable leafy Father's Day card.
5. Steel Crate Fire Pit - I know a certain step dad who loves to throw a log on the fire pit and be in control of the BBQ. And guess what, this fire pit does both and it's chic AF.
6. Botanical Biscuit Box - Honeywell Bakes is a gifting classic - this adorable botanical biscuit box complements that outdoor theme nicely.
7. Metal Vintage Icebox - If this won't keep a beer-or-two cold in the sunshine, I don't know what will. Comes with wheels to easily scoot it back into the shed once the British sunshine inevitably comes to a rainy end.