Shopping with Chantal Column: What dads really want this Father’s Day

centre:mk’s PR & Digital Marketing Manager Chantal-Lawren Welch has some perfect present ideas ready for the big day for dads…

A survey recently featured in the Independent newspaper revealed that three quarters of dads expect they’ll receive a gift for Father’s Day this year, and whilst few will confirm their real wish list of gifts, the majority expect to receive not much more than a pair of socks.

Sad times! But who can blame us?

Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for and that’s why the trend for last minute panic shopping is still rife, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

We’ve done all the leg work for you this year, to bring exclusive offers and coveted must-haves available in stores now at centre:mk.

A decent haircut and a day out with the kids….

It might sound like an odd gift but this one is a two-in-one whammy! Central Barbers at centre:mk are offering an exclusive free haircut for dad when a son books himself in for any service this Father’s Day – Sunday 16th June.

You can add on other services for dad too (costs apply) such as a ‘full shave package’ complete with traditional hot towel and/or steamer shave or detail and shape (beard trim and tidy up). Call or pop in store for an appointment, T&C’s apply.

Wine lovers gift set…

For just £25, dad can live out his dream of being a real-deal Sommelier. This boxed gift set from John Lewis comes with a corkscrew, foil cutter and spare coil so he can really show off when opening the next bottle of plonk.

Molton Brown…

To celebrate Father’s Day Molton Brown will be holding a special event at their centre:mk store on 15th June 12-5pm. Dads can experience complimentary Hand & Arm Massages with the new Geranium Nefertum Collection (which smells incredible!) or another choice of one of your favourite fragrances.

You can then treat him using their bespoke gifting service with complimentary luxury wrapping. What’s more they’ll be putting on delicious refreshments and goody bags with every purchase on the day.

There are limited spaces so call the store to book: 01908 606836.

Cheers to you Dad…

If dad is more of a sit back with a cider man, then this summery giftset is perfect for him at just £13 from John Lewis. With pear, strawberry and blackcurrant flavours sourced direct from Staffordshire’s Brewery Farm, there’s no doubt it’ll have him beaming at the summer BBQ.

You smell nice …

Beauty Base have some superb deals on top notch fragrances in-store at the moment. Choose from a wide range of half price fragrances for him including Hugo Boss ‘The scent intense’ – £49.50, CK One – £29.50 or Hugo Boss Night – £43.50.

For a full list of Father’s Day events, further gift inspiration and special offers at centre:mk please go to or follow us on Facebook @centremkofficial Prices and events correct at the time of going to print.

This feature was published in the June 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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