As shops stock up on male gifts in the run-up to Father’s Day, Liane Phillips, owner, of Marchmont Hardware in Edinburgh selects some top sellers that appeal to men who like cooking, entertaining, or simply eating toast and drinking coffee:
Pizza Scooter from Eddingtons
This is a typical ‘blokey’, fun kitchen tool and it’s a great impulse buy.
Bambroo Mugs from Dexam
These practical reusable travel cups come in a good range, including manly colours.
Zeal Silicone Duck Tongs from CKS
These fun toaster tongs are shaped like duck beaks and are another good impulse buy.
Dreamfarm Garject from Forma House
The Garject is a quirky tool for the kitchen that works well and appeals to men.
12 inch Spun Iron Frypan from Netherton Foundry
Made in Britain, these traditional spun iron frying pans with wooden handles are rustic and artisan looking.
Blowtorch from Eddingtons
Blowtorches are a massive man thing – they make a great toy for the kitchen! We just had a customer come in to tell us he is now making perfect crème brulee thanks to the blowtorch his wife bought for him.
Top: A recent window at Marchmont Hardware- a popular local independent cookshop and hardware store serving a variety of customers in the residential Marchmont area of Edinburgh for over 20 years.