It’s a day for Dad’s this Sunday and a few celebs have been talking this week about what their Dad means to them. I love Lorraine Kelly and she’s always been a favourite TV presenter of mine. Lorraine says of her Dad “My dad has always been my hero. He and my mum were only 18 when they had me, and they made a lot of sacrifices and worked really hard to ensure that me and my younger brother never wanted for anything. My dad loves science and astronomy and some of my earliest memories are sitting in front of the black and white TV watching The Sky At Night and The Twilight Zone. When I was five he bought me a telescope and I’ve been fascinated by the night sky ever since. A real ‘My Dad moment’ that sticks out for me is watching the moon landing with my dad. Even now, whenever I’m stargazing, it brings my dad to mind straightaway.”
She continued: “Like most dad’s it is really hard to buy him a present. I usually get him books, chocolates or whisky. But this year, I’m going to surprise him with the Ted Baker’s ‘Ted’s Tool Box’. It will appeal to his more manly Scottish side and will also come in useful when he goes on holiday this summer.”
Lorraine along with actress Tina O’Brien have teamed up with Boots to talk about Dad’s and some gift ideas for them this year. Tina says of her Dad “the moments that stand out the most from my childhood growing up with my Dad is that we would always go kite flying in the park. We would choose a really good stunt kite and we would spend hours flying the kite together. If the kite ever had a collision with a tree my dad was amazing at detangling it from the branches and then at the end of a fun-filled day, he would put me on his shoulders and carry me home. My Dad always shared his time with me and I feel so lucky that trips to the park, conker hunting and duck- feeding stick out as some as my most favourite ‘My Dad moments’ as a child. Whilst I’m not a kid anymore, I now have these ‘My Dad moments’ whenever I watch my dad play with my toddler.”
These stories illustrate how important family is and that no matter how much spotlight you have, family comes first. Boots have loads of presents to give to your Dad from L’Oreal Paris Men Expert products, to cologne from Topshop or Paul Smith to something functional like a Remington razor (a man’s must have!). Pop along to your nearest Boots and take a look!