It’s just one month until Father’s Day (don’t forget to buy a gift!), though it has to be said the weather is not behaving like it’s nearly summer! Over the past week we’ve been to meetings all over the Cotswolds and in london, and have encountered rain, hail, wind, thunderstorms and occasional sunshine! Not only is that rather hard to plan outfits for but it’s also not conducive to a nice summer tan… But the upside is that we’re finally allowed in restaurants, pubs and cafes. That means there’s a lot less sheltering under a pub umbrella and a lot more relaxing in the warm and dry with a coffee. 

Our social lives are getting busier…

Our social diaries are filling up now that we can meet in groups of 30 outside and in smaller groups inside. BBQs, dinners and even hen party invitations are coming at long last! There’s no doubt being busier is better after the isolation and loneliness of a winter lockdown. But having an actual social life again does present a few small problems. To balance work, social events and life admin takes a bit of organisation.

That’s why we’ve decided to commit to planning gifts for people as far in advance as possible this year. It’s horrible when you suddenly realise you’ve left it to the last minute and are under pressure? You’re just desperately trying to think of a gift and hoping to find something perfect. But planning ahead means you can do lots of research, sleep on ideas and come up with a present they will love. If the man you’re buying for is a fan of equestrian or country pursuits, we know just the place… Here are some ideas from Hooves & Love to get you started if you’re stuck on a gift for someone this Father’s Day.

The updated Gentleman’s Box

Hooves & Love founder Emma created the Gentleman’s Gift Box so her customers could spoil the men in their lives. Whether that’s for a birthday, anniversary or just to say ‘thank you’ for their help and support, it’s a lovely collection of goodies for him. Just in time for Father’s Day, Emma has updated this popular box with a lovely new item from British brand Barker & Sloane. The Gentleman’s Gift Box now contains: 

  • Pot of Full Bore Man Balm from Barker & Sloane
  • Lightweight Cotton Navy Cornflower Blue Calf-Length Socks. 
  • A Gentleman’s Soap Bar with Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils

Create your own gift box

If you fancy picking your favourites from the Hooves & Love collection then the ‘Create Your Own’ section of the website is where you need to head. There are lots of gifts, all hand-selected by Emma for their high quality, which are perfect for men. They include amazing  Fairtrade chocolate, organic tea and men’s smellies. If you are shopping for a horse-loving fellow, you could even add the high-quality grooming brushes to your box. They can be personalised which helps to make it an extra-special present!

Personalisation options 

We know that not everyone has someone in their life who they call ‘Dad… and for some people Father’s Day passes by as a non-event or they want to ignore it. Do you have someone who is an amazing grandad, uncle, stepdad or other man who has provided support throughout your life, and you’d like to say ‘thank you’ on the 2t=0th of June? If so, Hooves & Loves’s personalisation options can help. Emma can personalise her gift boxes with any name or initials you like. Just pop whatever you go for in the notes when you check out. 

So, with one month to go, is it time to start your Father’s Day gift shopping today? Head over to the Hooves & Love website to get started.