May 2019

If you’re a guy that knows what’s what, (of course you do, you’re here ain’t ya?) you’re well-versed on how to treat the women in your life. But what about the father figures? The old trope that most men of a certain age prefer gifts that relate to grilling rather than men’s grooming is well out of date. Sure, a shiny new power tool, a coffee table book or a pair of fresh Oxford’s might do the trick but what about something that’ll make your old man shiny and new. By all accounts, there comes a time in every man’s life where his tie and sock collection reaches capacity so hopefully, this father’s day gift guide will help you think outside the box.


The Simple Skincare Routine
If your old man is a bit of a “soap, water and go” type, it might be an idea to invest in some products that’ll kick his grooming routine up a notch, like with the House essentials gift set. We’re talking about low-maintenance products that promote a healthy-look, shine-free, and hydrated with that nice scent typical of House 99’s (fresh and woody notes). Dad’s a busy man, so let’s keep it simple!


Firstly, every good routine starts in the shower. Menthol-enriched Polish up Hair and Body wash with cooling-effect will give Dad an oomph in the morning, or a bit of pampering at night. Next up, purified skin starts with black charcoal-infused Purefectly Clean Face Wash, for a refreshing burst of energy. Then, finish with easy-to-use Greater Look Face Moisturizer for all-day smoothness that’s sure to get some compliments.


Care crate
Put together a little package of thoughtful, nice, everyday things that’ll make him feel loved for months to come. His favorite ground coffee, a French press coffee maker, a booking at his favorite restaurant (that you’ll pick up the tab for, of course) or a good quality gift set including all his faves. Go for Seriously Groomed gift set, a kit which contains everything Dad needs to look on point: a black charcoal-enriched Get Groomed Beard Scrub to clean out anything that might be hiding in Dad’s beard, Seriously Groomed - a 2-in-1 Beard and Hair Styling Balm for easy maintenance, and Greater Look Face moisturizer to hydrate skin.


Travel Insurance
One thing that’s always a pain for jet-setting men (but that really is a necessary evil) is ensuring you have a solid carry-on toiletries kit to take with you when you’re on shorter flights and to stop you from drying out on longer hauls. A nice, put-together little travel kit of toiletries with skincare and beard and hair care essentials like the House of Travel kit has a face moisturizer, beard & hair balm, eye balm and a two-in-one body & hair wash. Also, throw in a disposable razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a subscription to his favorite magazine so he’s always got something good to read after take-off.


Dad beard
Perhaps your dad’s more of a hairy sort of bloke, with a proud bit of bristle framing his mug? For this guy, try the Seriously Groomed gift set which comes with this scrub, a face moisturizer and a softening 2-in-1 beard and hair styling balm. Next, give it a go with the Get Groomed Purifying Beard Scrub, and be sure to instruct your dad to really get in there and scrub that soup-catcher clean. With a rough, black texture that deep-cleanses, charcoal, volcanic stone and ginseng, it’ll deep-clean your beard and remove beard dandruff.


We’d also recommend the Softer Touch Beard Oil to help make the face fuzz even softer. Bonus: it works as a great pre-shaving oil to increase glide when shaving if he ever DOES want to get rid of it all.


Perfect his grooming habits
If you’re just getting him started on grooming things, go for our iconic products. For his beard, introduce him to Softer Touch Beard Oil – just a few drops can be used as a pre-shaving oil for keeping those edges neat, or to keep whiskers in check and the clean House 99 scent alone is a good reason why he should use beard oil.


Up next is Greater Look Face Moisturizer, which gives skin all day hydration and leaves it looking healthy, even for sensitive skin or post-shave. Never let the hair go out of style! Finish off with an easy to use, reshapeable and touchable styling product, like the Smooth Back Shaping Pomade to give hair a look that’s as natural as a Dad Joke!


Spend the day together at the Barber’s
At the end of the day, there’s nothing your father figure wants more than time with you. Book in side-by-side barbershop appointments for a treat or head to a microbrewery he hasn’t tried to catch-up over a pint. To know the best barbers in town, head to our article.


For that last one, no need to keep it to an annual public holiday, give your old man some time whenever you can. He ain’t half bad.