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June 2019

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is fast approaching and for once I am organised in advance.

Even though I struggle to decide what to get my dad, I still love shopping for him. It’s very rare that he goes shopping for himself so it’s great to be able to treat him.

For my dad I have decided on a new razor, aftershave and a super cute teddy.

If you are struggling for ideas and are looking for some more inspiration, I have put together a list of my top picks for you. And with prices from just £1.00, Father’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank.

1.       Asda – Gillette Fusion Men’s Razor and 10 Blade Refills – £25.00

2.       River Island – Blue ‘Maison Riviera’ Muscle Fit T-Shirt – £15.00

3.       JD Sports – Fred Perry Underspin Leather – £65.00

4.       CEX – Days Gone PS4 – £45.00

5.       Fragrance Shop – Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision – £54.00

6.       Poundland – Super Dad Teddy – £1.00


Items shown are available in the Forge Shopping Centre while stocks last.

Prices correct at time of publish.


Father’s Day is this weekend but if you’re not yet prepared, there’s still time to spoil your dad/grandfather/step-dad/father figure in your life, with a gift guide to help make the day that little bit more special. For a thoughtful present for a discerning Dad, look no further than @forgeshopping for a wide range of Father’s Day gifts. From essential dad tech to the best new additions to his fragrance shelf, his alcohol cabinet and his accessories drawer, shop this edit from @josiesmith – of the best Father’s Day gifts you can buy this year. Hopefully it’ll inspire you, especially when it’s more than likely you’ve ticked off many traditional, tried and tested present ideas already! #nomoresocks

Which is why a bit of inspiration from the Forge Shopping Centre hopefully won’t go amiss when it comes to sourcing something original for when the time comes to honour your old man this coming Sunday, the 20th of June #fathersday



The Perfume Shop BLEU DE CHANEL @ 50ML – £81.00 100ML – £113.00

Parfum Spray. An ode to masculine freedom expressed in an aromatic-woody fragrance with a captivating trail. A timeless scent housed in a bottle of deep and mysterious blue. BLEU DE CHANEL Parfum is an accomplished composition with a pure, deep character. An intensely masculine signature that exudes self-confidence. (Product code: 1219288 *Pls note when shopping @theperfumeshop *FREE GIFTS FOR HIM. Discover their fantastic range of free gifts. Receive a complimentary gift when you purchase selected perfumes and aftershaves from your favourite brands. Subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply. Choose from the likes of a Ralph Lauren Duffle Bag, F1 Race Weekend Bag, Giorgio Armani Travel Bag, Hugo Boss Sports Bag, MONTBLANC Explorer Ultra Blue Shower Gel 300ml, YSL Miniature & Aftershave set and many, many more!)


ASDA Haig Club Clubman Single Grain Scotch Whisky 70cl @ WAS £25.00 NOW £16.00!

Haig Club Clubman is a modern and stylish Single Grain Scotch Whisky matured exclusively in Bourbon casks. It’s light, sweet, vibrant, and versatile with a smooth finish. Drinkers will find sweet notes of vanilla and dried fruits with a clean finish, and it’s best enjoyed with Cola. Haig is a Scotch designed for our modern world but built on tradition and heritage, A modern and stylish Single Grain Scotch Whisky developed in partnership between Diageo and global icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller. (Product code: 5561043)


M1 Clothing Adidas trainers @ POA

The latest addition to the Forge’s great selection of #fashionretailers M1 currently have a great selection of Adidas trainers in stock – so why not help dad to put his best foot forward this coming Father’s Day!? Know your Superstar trainers from your Ultra Boost? Street style staples, performance footwear, and the newest releases – M1 have some serious Adidas trainer inspiration in store now.

O2 Apple iPad 8th Generation @ POA & various payment plans available

The iPad 8th Generation (32GB) boasts tremendous capability, ease of use and versatility. With the powerful A12 Bionic chip, support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, there’s even more to love about iPad. Pick one of O2’s pre-built payment plans or customise one that’s a perfect fit for you (and your dad!) (iPad tech specs – 8-megapixel camera, battery life is up to 10 hours, 10.2-inch retina display, weight = 495g.)

The Fragrance Shop Paco Rabonee Eau De Toilette 10ml Gift Set @ £30.00 (RRP: £40.00 = SAVE £10.00!)

If your dad changes his aftershave as much as he changes his mind, then gift him this lovely Paco Rabanne mini set. Discover the audacity of Paco Rabanne with this exclusive coffret. Four travel sprays of the iconic masculine fragrances: 1 MILLION, 1 MILLION LUCKY, INVICTUS and INVICTUS LEGEND. Is your dad a flamboyant seducer or a total hero?! He can choose for himself.. (Stock Code: 51686)

Eternity Jeweller Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Round Blue Sunray Chronograph Dial Blue Bezel Brown Leather Strap Watch @ £150.00

If it’s time for dad to get a new watch, look no further than Eternity the Jewellers. This Tommy Hilfiger watch sports a brown leather strap and contrasting bezel. This stainless-steel watch will bring timeless style to every day. Highlights include, stainless steel case and bezel, water-resistant up to 5ATM, brown leather strap, round blue sunray dial, three hands, three sub-counters for days, dates and hours, Tommy Hilfiger branding and Tommy Hilfiger flag on the dial. The case diameter is 44mm and the case thickness is 10.75mm. (Product Code: 99880738)


SPECSAVERS W17S SUN RX from @ £129.00

These fashion-forward, glossy acetate plastic sunglasses by take a simple black style and enhance it with half-matt front, keyhole bridge and tapered temples, for an understated but cool look. Every pair comes with standard single vision lenses, a scratch-resistant treatment, case, and cloth. (Frame measurements 50mm/20mm/46.1mm/140 mm. These lenses are compatible with Single vision/Varifocals/Bifocals. Product code:30715554)



EE Apple Watch SE Nike Aluminium Case @ POA & various payment plans available

Apple Watch SE combines the largest Apple Watch display with advanced sensors to track all your fitness and workout goals. And with 4G on EE you can go without your phone! The Apple Watch Series 6 features 32.0GB storage, 18 hours of battery time, case colour: Space Grey, and get 3 months Apple Fitness+ free! Introducing the new Family Member Plans on EE. With Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE you can now keep in touch with your loved ones without them needing their own phone. EE’s brand-new Watch plans give you everything you need to keep your family safe and happy. The best bit? They can do everything through Apple Watch, so you don’t need to worry about getting them their own phone. They get their own data, minutes, and texts, while you get to set limits on their screen time and view app purchases. Choose your specific payment plant suit you –  all plans last 24 months.



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Fact 1. Raising children is the one of the only jobs where you can work up to 24 hours a day and it actually costs you money! Fact 2. Father’s day shopping can be notoriously tricky. Luckily, our Forge retailers’ range of gifts has got you covered this year! From tailored jackets, and great reads, to beguiling aftershaves and of course, novelty socks, we’ve got the perfect present for every dad/man in your life! Father’s Day is swiftly approaching (ahem, June 19th!), so we’d highly recommend getting your gift shopping started by having a look at this Forge #fathersday edit from @josiesmithmedia If you aren’t sure where to start, don’t you worry – be inspired by our blog!


THE WORKS STORES And Away… by Bob Mortimer @ £10.00 (RRP £20.00)

Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.)

GEORGE @ ASDA Star Wars Darth Vader Dad Grey Printed Men’s T-Shirt @ £16.00

Perfect for any Star Wars fan, this crew neck, short sleeve, jersey fabric tee comes in a regular fit and is machine washable. (Fabric composition: 90% Cotton 10% Polyester.)

ROB THE JEWELLER White Gold Oysterflex Watches @ POA

Both models currently in stock. Rolex watches are crafted from the finest raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail. Certified precision. Unparalleled prestige. Timeless style. Explore the Rolex® collection @ Rob The Jewellers and find the watch that was made for you.


THE FRAGRANCE SHOP Tom Ford Ombre Leather Eau De Parfum 100ml Spray @ £130.00

Vast, untethered and driven, Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather evokes the vast landscape of the desert heart of the west. The fragrance reveals itself like a landscape in layers, where stretches of rock transform into sunrise blonde low on the horizon. Black leather is accompanied by spicy and floral notes of cardamom, jasmine sambac, patchouli, white moss and amber.

PEACOCKS Men’s Navy Ripstop Waterproof Jacket WAS £30.00 NOW £24.00

Protect dad from those unexpected showers whatever the season with this men’s raincoat. This lightweight waterproof coat in navy and blue features a zip-up front, with drawstring hood and handy zipped front pockets.

SUPERDRUG L’Oreal Men Expert Gentleman Duo Gift Set @ £12.00

Discover the Vita Lift range from L’Oreal Paris Men Expert. Vita Lift 5 Anti-Ageing & Firming Moisturiser is enriched with French Vine extract with antioxidant properties, and peppermint to defend against daily aggressions. Featuring Pro-retinol, known for its anti-ageing properties. Step 1: Fight the 5 signs of ageing and moisturise your skin with Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser 50ml. Step 2: Shake roll-on deodorant before use; apply on underarms for up to 48H protection. Product code: 809760

SPECSAVERS Quiksilver Sunglasses @ £129.00

For an effortlessly cool summer style, go for these clear sunglasses from Quiksilver. In a Wayfarer-style square shape, the front has a smoky-grey tint to contrast the black sides. Finished with silver logo detail on the temples. (Product code:32263466)

RIVER ISLAND Multipack of 5 Black Socks @ £12.00

Each pair of these everyday socks feature an embroidered RI branded design. (Fabric & care 78% Cotton, 2% Elastane, 5% Nylon (polyamide), 15% Polyester. Do not iron. Machine wash at max 40°C very gentle. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Product no: 387621)

RIVER ISLAND Red Super Skinny Fit Suit Jacket @ £90.00

Add a touch of rock and roll to your smart wardrobe with this super skinny fit suit. Crafted in high-stretch fabric to ensure the wearer can show off their best moves all night long. (RI model wears a UK 40 regular and is 186.5cm/6’1.5” tall. Product no: 387917.) Also available are matching skinny fit suit trousers, and black snaffle detail leather loafers.

PRIMARK Hard Shell Ribbed Suitcase @ £25.00

Help any man in your life travel in style with this sleek looking silver, hard shell suitcase. (Ref# 999110679702)

PRIMARK Printed Patterned Swim Shorts @ £5.00

Don’t let dad look washed out on the beach! These fun, black, swim shorts with pockets will bring some style to the seashore! (Ref# 991024578804)




Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner but there is still time to get prepared.

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to find the perfect gift for my dad. He is the kind of man who never wants or asks for anything.

What I have decided on, and feel that you can’t go wrong with, is a nice aftershave and a pair of pyjamas. But if you are looking for some more inspiration, I have put together a list of my top picks for you.

1.       The Fragrance Shop – Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited EDT – from £48.50

2.       Asda – PS4 Far Cry 5 – £34.00

3.       JD Sports – Nike Air Max 95 Ultra SE – £130.00

4.       River Island – Navy Pique Muscle Fit Long Sleeve Shirt – £22.00

5.       Primark – Blue Check Pyjama Set – £11.00


Items shown are available in the Forge Shopping Centre while stocks last.

Prices correct at time of publish.

Justine x


Fathers Day is on Sunday 20th June 2021, You can download our activity sheets below to keep the children entertained.

To My Dad, Fathers Day Activity Sheet

I Spy Dad, Activity Sheet

Happy Fathers Day Colouring in Sheet

Fathers Day Maze

Who is My Dad