Daddy Cool!

As Father’s Day is approaching, my children (with a little help from me) need to decide what to get their Daddy. The shops are full of mugs and T-shirts saying “I love my Dad” but we, at Your Vintage Life feel this isn’t really the way forward. Why not shower him with retro and vintage gifts so he is a real Daddy Cool!

(Luckily our man is a retro man so already a Daddy Cool!)

Here are some ideas that may help to inspire you..

First stop in our shop should be Your Vintage Office….does he work from home or in an office?

If so, why not get him a magazine rack…he could put his filing into it…or all those classic car mags we seem to have lying around the house! Surely this will look better than the classic “in” tray

Or a retro telephone? BT produced fabulous coloured phones since the 1960s which look great in a retro or modern setting! Our telephone collection is a little out of control (one in each room) so maybe I wont be buying another this Father’s Day!

Or one of these funky desk calendars? With one of these there’s never an excuse for forgetting the date therefore forgetting your birthday!!!

We love the orange one….and will look great on his desk.

Or does he like to groom??? These mens vanity, sorry grooming kits, are stylish and will look great on the bathroom shelf.

The pots are shiny stainless steel, the combs tortoiseshell and the case a soft brown leather. This is  the perfect gift to make him into a classic gent!

This hard brown case is stunning, with its original glass pots and silky lining. It even has its original key! Just imagine how smart the original owner of this must have been.

We also have a 1950s trouser presser in its original box made by Pifco. I love the styling…such a gentleman with his slicked back hair!

Or a 1950s boxed pair of clippers? Even if he doesnt want to use them, the packaging will look great on display! 

Now in my experience all men dream of being a whizz at the cocktail making…spinning the bottle around in a Tom Cruise fashion! Why not visit Your Vintage Cocktail Party for some ideas for your Dad…we have ice buckets, soda syphons, ice crushers and shot glasses. Add a bottle of whisky and I’m sure he will be thrilled!

All mens like a barbecue… FACT! We have fab picnic treasures for perfect outdoor dining afternoons (and evenings) perfect for this amazing weather we are having. Bright retro colours, space age shapes and durability..what more could he want! How about the 1960s bright orange Pac-A-Pic with its separate trays for the whole family?

If he loves his interiors, have a look at our coloured glass.

While some are very pretty and perfect for Mum, we feel the shapes of these 60s medicine bottles will be perfect for him. Display on a window sill so the light shines through them into the room…and be the envy of the neighbours!

We have blues, greens and ambers still available.

And finally, for the Dads that can actually remember the record “Daddy Cool”, what about a 1960s record rack…we have singles ones and LP ones…

Happy Father’s Day from Your Vintage Life x


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  1. 20 May 2011 / 1:22 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about Father’s day! Super ideas.

  2. 20 May 2011 / 1:35 pm

    not sure what to get Adam from the kids though as what do you get the man with everything!!! Maybe a sunday off car booting! x

  3. 20 May 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Every day is father’s day in this house! Sheesh!

    Are you selling those little desk calenders? Can’t find them on your website.

  4. 20 May 2011 / 2:09 pm

    You’ve beaten me to it! they are for sale, will go on this weekend….they are cute! Herbie really likes it for learning his numbers!!

  5. 25 September 2011 / 5:20 pm

    A tune, entitled “Daddy Cool,” vintage 1960s, I think, has been eclipsed by boney M’s tune of the same name. How may one locate the original tune, Daddy Cool, and identify the band that recorded it?

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