GETTING the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a very tricky business.
Your dad might not have expressed any interest in anything other than the pub and the state of the weather for a year now, making gift ideas a struggle.
Alamy The dad in his natural habitat
But don’t forget, this is the man who raised you, who celebrated your substitute appearance for the Under-11s like an England call-up, or who let you torture his car around a Sainsbury’s car park as you learned to drive (if you were lucky).
So no matter how challenging the task, you can get something to thank him for those many years of support and encouragement.
Whether your dad likes to slash and whack his way around the golf course on Sundays, or take out the car for a spin, there’s sure to be some inspiration for the perfect gift below.
Remember, Father’s Day is on Sunday June 16 this year, so there’s plenty of time to pick him up something he’ll love.
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And if none of the below take your fancy check out the shops that are hosting sales for Father’s Day.
Keep an eye out for deals on Ebay, Debenhams, and Amazon so you can snap the best bargain ahead of the time.
5 pack of socks with food design
Socks are the safest of safe bets for Father’s Day
A classic, and a little on the safe side, but these funky designs from Boohoo can brighten up a threadbare sock draw.
They’re currently priced at £7, down from a tenner.Ultimate Fridge Filler gift set
This beer set covers all the bases
The same as whisky, it can pay to find out what sort of drink your dad likes before snapping up this one.
But if you’re looking to cast your net wide on your dad’s drinking tastes, this fridge-filling gift set is a good option.Microfibre Slippers
Who can say no to a decent pair of slippers?
Reminder, this one only works if you didn’t buy these already for Christmas.
Your dad might not think he’s ready to be shuffling around in slippers quite yet, but that’s only because no one’s bought him the right pair.‘I’m Exhausted’ Matching Father and Child Set
Father’s Day matching t-shirts
A matching t-shirt set is a light-hearted and cute touch – although perhaps one for partners to pick up. My 1st Years offers a range of matching sets, and a selection of personalisable gifts – from clothing to practical items, and accessories to keepsakes.
10-year-old Benromach Whisky
£34.95 from The Whisky Exchange – Buy now
Whiskey is always a popular choice for a Father’s Day present
With whisky it’s always best to find out your dad’s favourite tipple before buying.
But The Whisky Exchange recommends this bottle of 10 year old Benromach as the perfect Father’s Day pressie.Engraved Stern whisky glass
£14.99 from Getting Personal – Buy now
Getting a whiskey glass is safer (and cheaper) than buying a bottle
Sure your dad likes whiskey, but you don’t want to buy something expensive he won’t like.
Much safer to get an engraved whiskey glass from £15 for a personalised touch.Ableforth’s Rumbullion
For the seafarers at heart
If your dad’s a seafarer at heart and prefers rum to whisky, Ableforth’s Rumbullion comes highly recommended.
As well as tasting brilliant, it comes in a cool paper-wrapped bottle with a wax seal.Haig Club Whisky
Haig Club whisky, aka, the David Beckham whisky
This one might not be for the fully-fledged whisky connoisseurs, but it’s a smooth drink that goes well with mixer.
Plus it gets extra points for having an awesome bottle that you’ll want to keep.
Dove Men Ultimate wash bag gift set
This gift set comes with a nice wash bag as well as bathroom essentials
Keeping things safe, this wash bag set from Dove has all the bathroom basics.
It comes with a decent wash bag that can be used later on and remind your dad of your incredible generosity.
Classic leather driving gloves
The perfect gift for a petrolhead
These classic leather gloves from Delta from are a great shout if your dad likes to hit the road on his weekends.
You can cut down the price a bit as well as when you sign up to the website, you get 10 per cent off your first order.Ray Ban Original Aviators
£136 from Sunglass Hut – Buy now
Aviators are a timeless accessory
If your dad’s always wanted to channel Top Gun on his commute, you can pick him up a pair of aviators.
While the Ray Bans are expensive, you can always get a cheaper version from New Look here.
Find out all you need to know about Father’s Day – including this year’s date – here
Fitbit Ionic – £215 from Amazon – find it here
Fitbit Alta HR – £78.60 from Amazon – find it here
The Fitbit Ionic is packed full of features but is pretty pricey
A hint for your old man to get out the armchair and into the gym, a Fitbit is a handy motivational tool and health accessory.
We’ve reviewed the best Fitbits already, and we love the Ionic if you’ve got a bit of extra cash, or the Alta HR if you want great value.
Find our full guide of the best Fitbits here.
Nokia Steel HR
The Nokia Steel HR looks more watch than fitness tracker
Speaking of fitness trackers, the Steel HR cranks up the style if you like a more low-key look.
We’ve reviewed the Steel and found it to be a useful tracker while still managing to look great.Five supercar blast driving experience
£149 from Virgin Experience Days (Was £279 – save 46%) – Buy now
Handout Your dad could blast around the track for a day in the Ariel Atom
For the dads who dream of embracing their midlife crisis and splurging their savings on a sports car, there’s always driving experience days.
Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche are all available on this deal from Virgin Experience Days, usually £279.Polaroid Snap Camera
You can make an instant memory with a Polaroid camera
Instant cameras are making a comeback and they make an ideal gift for dads who aren’t into social media, which is most of them.
The snap from Polaroid is a very smart looking gadget, or the Instax from Fujifilm below has a funkier design.
Fujifilm Instax mini 9 – £63.99 from Amazon – buy now
The Instax mini has a playful design
City logo wallet
Guess Plenty of men out there are in need of a new wallet
No man likes buying a wallet for themselves; that’s what Christmas is for.
But if your dad’s cash holder is looking a bit threadbare, this real leather wallet from Guess can smarten up his back pocketSuper Soft dressing gown
Matalan A dressing gown is perfect for evenings around the house
A oldie but a goodie, no one can say no to a comfy dressing gown.
This super soft number from Matalan is a bargain at £14.RHA MA650 wireless earphones
These RHA wireless headphones deliver serious audio quality
If your dad has a long commute a pair of wireless headphones won’t go amiss.
These neckband headphones from RHA are top notch and are good value at £88.88
Check out our list of the best wireless headphones you can buy here
£65 from Virgin Experience Days – Buy now
Alamy Your dad might appreciated some golf lessons for Father’s Day
Does your dad spend his Sundays searching for a golf ball in the weeds 30 yards from the fairway? If so, he might appreciate a lesson or two.
Starting from £65, Virgin Experience Days offer a range of lessons from PGA pros that are sure to improve your dad’s game.Wine tasting experience
Alamy Take a walk on the wine side
If your dad’s a budding connoisseur, or a fully-fledged wine nut, he can give his taste buds a test with a wine tasting course.
With prices starting at just £15, this is a great value gift.Mo Bros Beard Grooming Kit
For the dads who like to keep their beard looking nice
If your dad has a majestic beard, or likes to think he does, he might appreciate this beard grooming kit.
Including moustache wax, beard oil and trimming scissors, this will keep your dad’s face fuzz looking good.Amazon gift card
£10 – £500 from Amazon – Buy now
A gift card is always a good shout as a present
Admittedly, the e-voucher is a bit of a cop out. But needs must and if you want your dad to get something he really wants this Father’s Day, this isn’t a bad bet. You can’t go wrong with an Amazon voucher as they supply just about everything. And you can pick a value you can afford from just £10.
If you want to personalise things a little more, you get vouchers for huge clothing retailers such as ASOS – or hardware shops including B&Q.
Looking for something more adventurous? How about a great experience day?
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