Father’s Day is just round the corner and the kids have probably been busy making their homemade cards especially for dad. You, on the other hand, have probably been busy cleaning up the mess from those handmade cards and might not have had a chance to think of the actual present yet. As a family photographer, my husband often gets photos of the kids, but this year I’m going to get him a little something else too. Here are a few ideas for gifts that might help with your search – from one Surrey mum to another.

The really useful gadget

In a busy family house, it’s very easy for things to get lost.  My husband sometimes loses his keys which is why I will be buying him this Tile Mate. It means he can use his phone to find them amongst the kids toys. Now if he loses his phone we might just need one more…

A new look

The Kingsman Salon in Oatlands, Weybridge is not just your average barbers – it’s a specialist male grooming salon. For a discerning dad who perhaps needs a new look, or just a good haircut, this salon is a great local place to send him. My husband has recently started going here and I know he’ll appreciate the gift of another visit this month.

Handcrafted local gin

Now I have to be honest, this one is a little bit for me too. Silent Pool gin is distilled and bottled in the Surrey Hills and is absolutely delicious. For dads who are real gin fans, you could also throw in a tour round the distillery. Need it fast? Silent Pool gin is even available on Amazon Prime. Not one for the kids but they might be more interested in…

…A trip on Concorde

If you haven’t been already then a visit to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge will be a real treat for any dad who likes cars, planes, buses or motorbikes. Kids love it there too as they get to climb into aeroplanes, take bus rides and even have a go in a classic car on the track. To top it all off, you can even get on a real Concorde – all in all, a lovely day out, and you can read all about our last family visit here.

concorde at Brooklands Museum


It wouldn’t be Father’s Day gift guide if it didn’t include some socks. These aren’t just any socks – these are Happy Socks – just what every dad needs. The kids will love choosing from the range which includes everything from Beatles special edition socks to banana or pineapple socks.

What they really want

If your house is anything like mine, then there is one thing that is guaranteed to make your husband the happiest man in Surrey this Father’s Day….a lie in! Sometimes it’s the simple things that matter the most.

father's day photography by katie lister

If none of those sound quite right and you’d like to do something extra special this year, then maybe a family photography session would fit the bill this Father’s Day. Gift vouchers for bespoke photography sessions are available here.

My name is Katie Lister and I’m a Surrey family photographer. I create stunning family photographs in your home or on location across Surrey and South West London. Please give me a shout if you’d like to find out more!