Father’s Day is once again approaching in the UK, and we here at Style Cartel are here to help you find the best gifts to buy this year. With choices from skincare to food and drink and fashion and accessories, we’re sure you’ll be able to find that special gift with us today.
The NEW Limited-Edition Grooming Kit by Avant Skincare features full sized products to create a complete skincare regime at home or when travelling; beautifully packaged in an understated recycled cotton cosmetic bag. Including a cleansing gel, facial serum, eye pads and eye cream; they all combine with their own unique strengths and targets to give you a brighter feeling face, the perfect remedy for your skin after one to many G&T’s!
Available at Avant Skincare
Revision are a globally-leading cosmetics brand, focusing on only the best techniques and ingredients to create amazing skincare products. With a history of creating revolutionary products and being known as an industry pioneer, they perfect their products with up to 10 years of R&D, so you know that you’re giving the very best this year.
They have an incredible range of products, from your face to your feet, and from cleansing products to skin protection and treatment, and my two favourite products are the face cream and eye cream. Click the link below to find your favourite product now!
Products available at Revision
Happy Paul was conceived by a not-so-happy Paul (Founder, Paul Gerrard) who has lived with depression, and has spent much of his life looking for happy in all the wrong places.
Happy Paul is fresh, new self-care and wellness brand aimed to provide mood-lifting products; and is based upon an award-winning mood lifting fragrance, Bright Spice. The collection includes an Eau De Parfum, Roll-On Fragrance Oil, Hair and Body Wash, Cleanser, Scrub and Moisturiser and exists to lift one’s mood and encourage a little bit of effortless, everyday self-care.
The ingredients are a priority, as is the smile that forms the start and end point for all that Happy Paul does and creates:
“For me a smile is the most basic and yet dynamic form of self-care. It is restorative, transformative and completely contagious.” says Founder, Paul Gerrard. “I set out to create a mood lifting fragrance. That made me feel happy. I hope it makes you feel happy too.”
And it is only fitting that a percentage of all profits go to www.youngminds.org.uk – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, with a growing emphasis on self-care.
Products available at Happy Paul
Burt’s Bees are a natural ingredients based skincare brand that have been around for a number of years, with 4 unwavering principles which include no animal testing, ethical sourcing and recyclable packaging.
All of their products are over 95% natural origin, and are all without chemicals such as parabens and sulphates. They support the local communities of their products, making visits every year to sites across the world and investing in those very same communities, providing clean drinking water, supporting women and children developments and helping to educate about safety and biodiversity.
Products available at Burt’s Bees
OSKIA is a (bare with me here) nutri-cosmeceutical brand, founded after a personal journey with the food supplement MSM, that specialises in bio-cellular skin nutrition.
Derived from ancient Greek, meaning ‘delivering nutrients’ and ‘beauty’, these are exactly the words that OSKIA strive towards every day. Using complex scientific procedures such as plant stem cell technology, they combine them with natural ingredients and minerals to create great award-winning products. Designed and produced in the UK, these products have led the company to win numerous awards, including Best British Brand and Best Global Natural Brand.
Products available at OSKIA
Percy and Reed
Created by two of London’s leading hairdressers (Paul Percival and Adam Reed), Percy and Reed originally started out as a salon in London to bring celeb styles and their knowledge to everyone and not just the A-List world. From there, they have collaborated with M&S, John Lewis and Waitrose for exclusive product lines, as well as expanding into Europe. What these two hairstylists don’t know about hair, isn’t worth knowing!
Products available at Percy and Reed
Who says men can’t have a bubble bath? Not Soak Sunday that’s for sure! Sensorial, sustainable & indulgent, they have created bath & body care to soothe body, mind & soul. Inspired by lazy weekends and the power of natural bath botanicals, Soak Sunday is bringing back bath time. At a minimum of 98% natural, and their vegan and cruelty free products are designed and made in the UK; you will lose yourself in the art of self beauty.
Products available at Soak Sunday
Pioneers in slow beauty skincare, Slow Ageing has great range of 7 core products is all you need to ensure your skin is getting the right care it needs, without overloading the skin or needing too many products. These essential products enhance the radiance in your complexion, boosting your natural energy levels and enhancing feelings over inner clam when its needed the most. Made from the finest 100% natural and botanical ingredients, Slow Ageing only use the purest, sustainably sources essential oils to renew the skin.
It is a great universal skincare range for Dad’s who want simple skincare, Dad’s on the go and need to have time to wind down, and for Dad’s just getting into their grooming regimes!
Products available at Slow Ageing
Kivu Skincare’s Dermatologist-made mist (formulated by Dr Benedetta Brazzini, of the Marylebone Clinic, Harley Street), has astringent hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and is the perfect hydrator and antioxidant solution not only for acne-prone and greasy skin, but all skin types can benefit from this mist after sun exposure, as it decreases UV damage and calms redness. It’s the perfect salve for after a workout at the gym, as its fights the lasting effects of sweat on the skin, and is lightweight, non-sticky and easy to apply.
Now don’t panic, but the main ingredient in this mist something called Helix Aspersa secretion – which also goes by the name of snail mucin. HOWEVER, if it’s popular and good enough for the celebrities this year, then you definitely know it’s going to be good!
Products available at Kivu Skincare
Every man needs a good aftershave, and here are my favourites:
C.O. Bigelow Bay Rum
Defined by exotic notes of citrus and spices, C.O. Bigelow’s hallmark ‘Bay Rum’ fragrance was first developed in 1907 at the label’s Greenwich Village apothecary. This aftershave balm is infused with the scent and contains nourishing shea butter, aloe vera, cucumber and menthol to soothe and repair skin after every use.
Available at Liberty
Versace Eros Eau De Parfum
Created by perfumer Olivier Pescheux, Eros eau de parfum expresses sensuality and power, an extreme force that represents a heroic and passionate man, much like Eros, the Greek god whose arrow can make you fall in love. Top notes of Italian lemon and mandarin are paired with mint oil and a unique note of candied apple before giving way to a heart of geranium flower, clary sage essence and Ambermax. In the dry-down, Atlas and Virginia cedarwood, Haitian vetiver, Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood combine with decadent vanilla, a provocative weapon with its intoxicating and creamy effects and oriental character, to round out this Woody-Oriental-Fresh eau de parfum.
DSquared2 2 Wood Eau De Toilette
This unisex fragrance by Dsquared2, is an intense fragrance. Created by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Olivier Cresp, 2 Wood defines the contemporary Dsquared2 man and woman who are sensual and confident in themselves and their personalities. At the top, the irresistible sparkling freshness of citron and lemon primofiore enhances the vibrant notes of pink pepper before giving way to a modern and charismatic woody heart of vetiver. The dry down to this Woody-Citrus fragrance features addictive vegetal amber, with its unmistakable deep and mysterious character, alongside musk and vulcanolide, an exclusive captive molecule with a mineral aspect and an incredible persistence.
Available at Harvey Nichols
YSL Y Beauty Eau De Toilette
Y Eau de Toilette, now newly renovated with new formulation and updated design. A mineral woody fragrance for men, with vibrant lavender, crisp geranium and warm cedarwood.
For the authentic and bold, YSL Beauty creates Y: the fragrance for those who dare to ask themselves ‘why not’.
Available at YSL Beauty
Food and Drink
A classic gin with a genuine British heritage, Plymouth Gin is considered one of the finest craft gins in the world by generations of bartenders and straight-up gin lovers alike.
The story of this award-winning gin began in 1793 with the creation of an exceptional recipe that is still used to this day. Originating from a small port city on the English Southwest coastline, Plymouth Gin has maintained a genuine connection to its namesake. It celebrates its rich heritage while simultaneously championing a sustainable future.
Those discovering Plymouth Gin for the first time, whether it’s in a classic Gin & Tonic or a timeless Martini, will experience a smooth, citrus-led gin made by a small team of artisans and distillers using seven hand selected botanicals.
Plymouth Gin Original Strength RRP is £26.69, and it’s available from all UK grocers, Amazon, Ocado, and Harvey Nichols.
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Fashion and Accessories
Brand new for the season, the genderless L003 shoe is about connection; it unites comfort and style, history and modernity, athletics and image, menswear and womenswear. It pays tribute to the possibility of sport, while catering to the needs of consumers today; day-to-night dressing, commuting, travel, self-expression. The L003 unites Lacoste’s traditional savoir faire with something modern, unique and relevant.
The L003 speaks of Lacoste’s tireless focus on sporting excellence, offering gym-inspired details in a lifestyle product. The shoe is designed for those on the move, with a great focus on comfort, and a fit that can be shaped and tailored to the individual wearer via a unique cage-like lacing system and a flexible tongue construction.
Available at Asos.com
Lyle and Scott
Lyle and Scott have come in at the perfect time with your essential fashion needs this Father’s Day. With a new range just released, from summer shorts to lightweight jackets, you’ll find the right gift from them this year.
Available at Lyle and Scott
Hand-crafted in South-East London, Wild Fawn creates ethical jewellery, handmade in London by our all-female team using recycled sterling silver & solid 9ct gold. Our little environmental impact & plastic-free packaging makes each piece of jewellery perfect for those who prefer a sustainable & environmentally aware lifestyle. Every time you buy from sustainable, independent brands you help make a positive change to the fashion industry.
Transport yourself to Rio de Janeiro. Caipirinha in hand, Bossa Nova playing, the bustling city around you and the tranquillity of the sea never too far away. Launched in 2013, Frescobol Carioca’s impeccably crafted range is inspired by the spirit of Rio de Janeiro and the ‘Carioca’ lifestyle – a playful, vibrant, way of life.At FRESCOBOL CARIOCA, sustainability is a cause that they care deeply about. They believe in championing quality, timeless products made with care and concern for the environment, and that manufacturing responsibly is a true mark of modern luxury.
This season Frescobol Carioca plays with paradise, creating relaxed swimwear and apparel that embodies an ultra-cool surfer personality whilst alluding to the halcyon days spent on Rio’s idyllic beaches. It is a 35-piece collection made up of printed linen shirts, shorts, and trousers + espadrilles. But my favourites by far are the printed classic swim shorts. Wear these and you’ll feel a million miles away in Brazil, rather than Torquay.
Available at FRESCOBOL CARIOCA
Premium lifestyle brand BALR have just released their summer collections and with it a venture into a new innovative product, their eyewear range. Made from aerospace grade nylon; that uses proprietary technology of King Children to create sunglasses with zero waste, with all leftover waste from manufacturing being repurposed and used for the next frame.
The traditional eyewear industry generated 14 pairs of waste for each pair of sunglasses sold. BALR. eliminates the waste throughout the entire manufacturing cycle. The glasses can also be personalised with custom text along the frame.
My favourite pair, the P3, features Unique use of proprietary technology to create an eyewear profile that is derived from a hexagon, is a great match with any outfit or face shape due to it’s staple design shape, and features ZEISS lenses and the iconic logo.
Available at BALR
Home and Lifestyle
Sleep in probably one of the most important things in life, as it dictates so much of our lives. At Kally Sleep, they understand this. They understand that deep sleep is essential for muscle recovery, preventing injury and enhancing performance.
And with this Sports Recovery Pillow, it reduces pressure on key joints to reduce pain or discomfort, whilst speeding up muscle recovery and growth. Designed in collaboration with sporting experts, the pillow benefits everyone from professional athletes and sports players to amateurs and beginners.
The ergonomic pillow shape encourages a healthy, side sleeping position. By supporting the head, neck, back and lower body you can experience a relaxing rehabilitation. Orthopaedic by design, the pillow features a supportive hollowfibre filling which moulds to the body for natural alignment during sleep.
Available at Kally Sleep