Best gifts to buy your dad

By Vicky Grant

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Best gifts to buy your dad

Sunday 21 June is the day to show the dads in our lives how much they mean to us and here at Dragonfly we wanted to share some fabulous present ideas to let them know how grateful we are!

Of course, a simple Father’s Day card can go a long way – your last Royal Mail posting day for First Class mail is Friday 20 June.

We have chosen gift ideas from some amazing local Edinburgh shops as we believe it is important to shop local and support small businesses, especially during this crisis. We also have some quirky ideas such as an Enigmagram which is delivered straight to your dad’s letterbox. It gives your dad the opportunity to embrace his inner Sherlock to figure out some puzzles and clues in order to reveal his gift.

1. Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger is a wonderful little gift shop located next door to our office and their sister shop is on Lothian Road. You can find pretty much any gift you need here, and they have a great card selection for any occasion.

If your dad is needing a bit more organisation in his life or somewhere to write his ‘To Do’ list, they have some fabulous new Moleskin notebooks. They are working hard to maintain business during  the lockdown and can safely mail you your order.



2. Enigmagram

If you want to make it slightly harder for your dad to receive his present, try this incredible Enigmagram. Their website says:

“Imagine an envelope lands on their doorstep.
Inside is a letter from someone they know, but not who.

There’s a message for them,
but for it to be revealed they’ll have to solve the puzzles within.
They’ll have to solve…The Enigmagram!

Send an experience they won’t forget
and put their wits & imagination to the test.”

We love this idea as it is something really different and exciting.

3. Pippin

Pippin are another small gift shop not far from our office in Haymarket and we regularly nip in there for gifts and cards. If your dad’s lockdown hair-do or beard is needing some TLC, this is the website to visit. They have a great selection of men’s grooming kits to help tame those lockdown disasters! During the lockdown you can also safely send your order direct to your door.


4. Harry's

And to go perfectly with the above grooming products, why not treat your dad to a lovely high-quality shaving kit. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can sign him to a 'no strings attached' subscription so he can have refills land on his doorstep every month. You can even get a tester kit for free!


5. I.J.Mellis:

For all of the cheese loving dads out there, I.J.Mellis sells the best (in our opinion) selection of cheese in Edinburgh! During coronavirus, they are doing online orders between Sunday and Thursday. If you want to treat your dad to some really top tier cheese, Mellis is the place for you!

And when life goes back to normal they offer some great cheese and wine tasting events as well. Again, they are available to order online and the cheese can be delivered straight to your dad's front door!

They even tell you how to care for your cheese:


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About the author

Vicky (CEO) Founded The Dragonfly Agency UK, in 2011 and Dragonfly Direct Marketing South Africa in 2017. She has over 20 years’ experience in direct marketing and international distribution. She has built both businesses based on strong relationships with clients and suppliers both in the UK and internationally. Her long-standing clients are testament to the hard work and dedication that she has instilled at Dragonfly. Always smiling, Vicky loves nothing more than seeing clients achieve positive results that are delivered efficiently and effectively.

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