The Fathers Day Gift Guide

Craig shares details of his top picks for Fathers Day 2018 in this That Dapper Chap gift guide

With Fathers Day just a few short days away on Sunday 17th June it’s time to think about what you’re going to get the special man in your life. Whether he’s a traveller and trendsetter or a classic gent and whisky connoisseur there’s something that every Dad will appreciate on his special day.  This post is sponsored.

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Mini Me with Next Suiting

Craig of That Dapper Chap shows us suiting by Next in this ‘Mini Me’ Fathers Day blog post

Fathers Day, that one day every year where you get to do nothing! breakfast in bed, coffee on demand and full control of the TV remote control (if you’re lucky)

People tell me that my Son and I look alike, we have no real idea where his red hair comes from, maybe it’s the Irish heritage, but in a lot of ways, especially our humour, our tendency to be a little grumpy in the mornings, and our style, we’re very much alike. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

For this Fathers day ‘Mini Me’ post Harry chose a blue linen suit from Next, also available in grey the suit has a two-button fastening with single back vent and AMF stitch detail on lapel and pockets. The suit is £150. £100 for the jacket and £50 for the trousers.

A fan of a pin collar shirt, he stayed classic white and chose this single cuff, 100% cotton shirt in a slim fit. Priced at £22 the shirt is also available if a regular fit for gents who prefer a little extra room for manoeuvre.

Harry’s shoes are the navy suede toe cap Oxfords. Priced at £55 they are also available in tan.

I currently have a passion for double breasted blazers so chose the light chambray cotton suit. The suit Double-breasted jacket with peak lapel and twin back vents and is 100% Cotton.

This suit comes with a variety of mix and match components. It’s also available in a single breasted jacket, a waistcoat, and even shorts, perfect for a summer wedding. My suits sits at £110.

My shirt is a 100% cotton button down collar shirt and like Harry’s it’s available in both slim and regular fits.  This shirt is priced at £22.

My shoes are the signature tassel loafers in black. Priced at £80, they are also available in stone suede which are a great alternative option.

A closer look at the texture of the light chambray suit


A chip off the old block. Suited and booted by Next
A closer look at Harry’s 100% cotton pin collar shirt


The light chambray suit from Next comes with options of shorts and a waistcoat
The texture of the blue linen suit


Like Father like Son. Next styling across the generations
A full look at Harry’s blue linen suit
Ready for a summer wedding, party or event


Fathers Day gifts #FoundIt at Debenhams

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his Fathers Day gifts from the Debenhams #FoundIt campaign



With Fathers Day just a few short days away it’s a great opportunity for me to share some items that I’ve received as gifts for this sponsored post with Debenhams for their #FoundIt campaign.

With a huge number of gifts available for dapper Dads, sports lovers, the kitchen king or that big kid in your life there’s sure to be something to suit Dad this year. My fave gift this year just has to be the Charbroil patio bistro barbecue, what Dad doesn’t like to BBQ right!

So, with sausages, burgers and chicken kebabs prepared, all we needed were the guests and maybe a chilled glass of wine or two. I donned my Hammond & Co Herringbone bow tie, grabbed my Jamie Oliver apron and spatula and I was ready!

Wearing my new Hammond & Co herringbone bow tie
Another of this years gifts, the tan leather belt by Jasper Conran at Debenhams

My Son had been in London for the last couple of weeks and is going back in a couple of days, so won’t be around for Fathers Day this year, so it was an ideal opportunity for an early Fathers Day barbecue.

This barbecue is really easy to use. It came boxed in parts, and after 15 minutes with a screwdriver it was ready to light. No messing around with charcoal, trying to light it and trying to maintain the right temperature. It’s important to oil and season the grill before you cook any food on the grill though. Just oil it and leave it on high with the lid shut for 15 minutes and you’re ready to cook!


I’m really impressed by how well this barbecue cooked my burgers and it put a great char-grill on them, which helped make me look like a professional cook. They were juicy and perfectly cooked. The kids went mad for the sausages and I almost didn’t get one, but I sneakily hid one for myself. The barbecue currently has 10% the sale price too.

Another item I’d recommend is the Jamie Oliver drinks cooler, currently with 20% off, it not only looks good, but once filled with ice it was perfect for keeping the Sauvingion Blanc and homemade Elderflower Gin super cold.



A good time was had by all, even thought it did rain, in typical British summer fashion. That didn’t matter after a glass of wine. It was all about getting together with the family and sharing those jokes and anecdotes that all families have. With Ed Sheeran on the iPod and food consumed, all that was left to do was a good old singalong, oh and don’t forget that Elderflower Gin!