Father’s Day is just around the corner and you might be wondering how to show your dad how much you appreciate him – without breaking the bank. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive things you can do to make your dad feel special on Father’s Day. Dad’s come in many different forms and your dad or father figure is the person who helped to shape you in your formative years. He’s always there to give advice or help with a DIY project and forever wonder why there are photos in his wallet where his money used to be! Well we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are some fabulous, inexpensive gift ideas sure to bring delight to your devoted Dad!
Whilst you might not think that men are fans of home fragrance, you’d be surprised. Fragrance has been an important part of the image of many famous men throughout history. Whether it’s a signature scent that becomes synonymous with their name or a line of fragrances that adds to their business success, fragrance has played a role in the fame and recognition of many successful men. Elvis – The King of Rock and Roll was known for his signature scent, which was a blend of musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Elvis’s fragrance was so iconic that it inspired a huge range of perfumes and colognes.
So, when it comes to home fragrance, men tend to gravitate towards scents that are masculine, woody, and complex. While there are many fragrance notes that can appeal to men, some of the most popular include oud, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, and musky scents, alongside citrus notes like lemon, lime, and grapefruit. The fresh and woody notes tend to be used in cologne and aftershave and designed to appear masculine in nature in contrast to the floral, sweet notes that women usually prefer.
Oud is a popular fragrance note that has been used in traditional Middle Eastern perfumes for centuries. It is a rich, woody scent that is often described as earthy, musky, and exotic. Oud has a deep and complex aroma that can evoke feelings of luxury and sophistication, making it a popular choice for men’s colognes and home fragrances. When used in candles, oud can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s just perfect for relaxing or when entertaining guests. An easy way to have long lasting fragrance without the flame is by choosing an Oud Wood Diffuser. Remind Dad to simply turn the reeds regularly for long lasting scented heaven that he can relax in. You could spend some time relaxing with your dad by watching his favourite movie. Make some popcorn or his favourite snack and settle in for a cosy night in front of the TV, enveloped in a delightfully warm and fragrant atmosphere.
If he likes a more hi-tech solution, then you could try the Stylish Ultrasonic Diffuser as a flame free option to fill his living or work space with a steady level of fragrance throughout the day. Simply fill with water, add a few drops of your chosen Heart & Home essential oil blend, and switch it on to release the fragrance. The diffuser is a contemporary bamboo style, suitable for any home or office interior, and being whisper- quiet means he can get on with his day undisturbed. The essential oil blends are made with the highest quality natural essential oils and you only need a few drops to bring the outdoors in. Try earthy Patchouli and Guaiac wood it’s a wonderful heady combination, sure to please the senses.
Sandalwood is a classic fragrance note that has been used in perfumes and home fragrances for centuries. It has a warm, woody aroma that is both comforting and exotic. Sandalwood is often used in candles that are designed to promote relaxation and stress relief, as its calming properties can help to soothe the mind and body. Our Sandalwood and Vanilla range is just perfect for helping Dad to relax and chill after a busy day.
Cedarwood is another popular fragrance note that is often used in men’s colognes and home fragrances. It has a rich, warm aroma that is both masculine and sophisticated. Cedarwood has a grounding effect that can help to create a sense of calm and relaxation. You can find this fabulous fragrance in our Cedarwood and White Musk room spray? One quick spritz with white musk on a base of lush bergamot layered with zesty citrus and pepper will calm any room and instantly bring tranquility.
Other woody scents, such as oakmoss, patchouli, and vetiver, are also popular choices for men’s colognes and home fragrances. These scents have a rich, earthy aroma that can evoke feelings of warmth, comfort, and security. They are often used in candles that are designed for use in the Autumn and Winter months, as their complexity can help to create a cosy and inviting ambience. A thoughtful gift for Dad could be a River Rock candle. White musk sits atop a rich base of lush bergamot layered with citrus notes and touches of white pepper for a cologne inspired aroma.
Moving on to Citrus. Scents with Citrus notes such as lemon, lime, and grapefruit, are also popular choices for home fragrances. They transport us to distant climes and bring to mind Tuscan hills, orange groves and white washed villas nestling side by side on Greek islands. These scents have a bright and refreshing aroma that can help to energize and uplift the mood. Citrus scents are often used in candles that are designed for use in the spring and summer months, as their fresh and invigorating fragrances can help to create a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Citrus Crush is a good example of a zingy fruity fragrance that Dad might like. It’s freshly squeezed and simply bursting with sparkling Sicilian lemon and a zingy twist of lime subtly nuanced by sweet orange oil. An intense fragrance to uplift and ignite the senses. In a twin wick candle that burns for up to a fabulous 40 hours. Delving further into the citrus fragrances we have Lime Splash. A fabulous blend of zesty lime and vanilla with a touch of floral. One of our newer fragrances is Lemon Bliss. Featuring an abundance of sparkling lemon, uplifted with fresh fruity tones alongside creamy vanilla and soft brown sugar. This lovely refreshing fragrance is available in a range of formats. For extra brownie points why not create a photo album? If you have some old family photos gathering dust somewhere then choose some of your favourite holiday photos and put them together in an album or scrapbook. It’s a great way to reminisce and remember fabulous holidays with Dad and maybe plan a new holiday inspired by that lovely lemony scent!
We hope you feel inspired and ready for Father’s Day. As ever – do tag us in your socials and check in next month when we are going in depth on essential oils and how they can help your wellbeing. See you then!