Hands up who’d forgotten it’s Father’s Day on Sunday? If you need a gift idea, don’t worry- we’ve got your back. Here’s our helpful guide to the best Father’s Day presents, from handy gadgets and nifty tools to weird and wonderful gifts your dad won’t be expecting. And not a comedy tie in sight.
For the… Football Mad Dad
If your dad has Match of the Day on series link, already knows who’s joining his team next season and has his diary organized around the World Cup fixtures, he’ll love one of these…
Wembley Stadium Tour
Any football fan will jump at the chance to go behind the scenes at the home of football. Your dad will get to see inside the England team’s changing rooms, stride down the players’ tunnel and get a photograph in front of the Royal Box with the Replica FA Cup. And best of all, the price includes two people, so you get to go too!
Will set you back: £32
Make your dad feel part of the World Cup action by getting him his very own official World Cup 2014 matchball to kick about at half time. We can’t promise it’ll make him play like Lionel Messi, though. Sorry.
Will set you back: £129.99
For the… Barbeque Boss
There’s just something about dads and barbeques, isn’t there? Make sure he’s ready for this summer’s round of al fresco cooking with one of these clever barbequing tools…
The Championship Steak Tool Set
If your dad’s a bit of a perfectionist (or just prone to burning the burgers) get him a set of these high-tech barbequing tools. It includes a temperature gun to make sure the grill’s at its optimum heat, as well as a digital thermometer to check the inner temperature and a magnetic meat temperature guide to stick on the grill. You’ll never have to eat cremated steak again.
Will set you back: $74.99
Deluxe BBQ Utensil Set
Get your dad every barbequing tool he’ll ever need (and then some) with this 32-piece kit including cooking knives, meat knives and forks, a marinade brush, spatula, tongs, kebab skewers and much more. It all comes packed in an impressive-looking alloy case so he can take it with him on his travels.
Will set you back: £34.89
For the… Gadget Lover
Boys and their toys… Skip the socks and novelty ties this year and get your dad something a bit more impressive with one of these nifty gadgets.
The Roku 3
If your dad loves to be in charge of the remote control, take it one step further and give him one of these streaming devices. It’ll give him a choice of over 1,000 channels including movies, music, sports and more. Hours of channel-hopping fun…
Will set you back: $89.99
The Vecto Outdoor Speaker
This clever speaker comes with a robust chassis and waterproof casing so your dad can take it camping, trekking, sailing and anywhere else he fancies. It’s strong enough to withstand being splashed with water and is resistant to dust. And as well as playing music, it can be used as a hands free device so he’ll never have to miss a call again, and it can charge smartphones, GPS devices, cameras and more.
Will set you back: £89.95
For the… Budding Golfer
If your dad’s a bit of a golf fanatic, you’re guaranteed to make him smile with one of these gifts to help him get that elusive hole in one…
Golf Ball Finder Glasses
If your dad is forever hunting for lost golf balls, these glasses will save him some time and money. They have blue tinted lenses that make white objects glow and stand out against the grass, so he’ll never lose a golf ball again!
Will set you back: $10.99
Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die
Help your dad plan his golfing year with this guide to the world’s best courses, from Ireland to California and New Zealand. (If you’re really feeling generous, you could buy him a round or two at one of the courses as well).
Will set you back: £10.85
For the… Jet Setter
If your dad’s always on the go, whether it’s for work or play (or a bit of both) get him one of these gifts to take with him on his next adventure…
The World’s Lightest Fold-Flat Wheeled Cabin Bag
If your dad likes to travel light, he can’t do better than the world’s lightest cabin bag. It weighs in at just 1.45kg, leaving the rest of his weight allowance for his travel essentials. It has a 44-litre capacity but is still within the cabin bag allowance for most airlines. And it folds flat for easy storage when he’s home.
Will set you back: £29.99
If your dad’s off on a special trip or just likes to keep track of where he’s been, you can’t go wrong with this travel journal with a difference. It has tips and advice for different regions around the world, as well as scratch map pages where he can log his journey. He can even frame the maps when he gets home to remember those once-in-a-lifetime trips.
Will set you back: £15.95
For the… Dad who has Everything
So he’s got the car, the smartphone, the house, the perfect child (obviously). If you’re still racking your brains for something to buy, we reckon even the dad that has it all can still put these to good use…
Friday Night Curry Subscription
We’ve yet to meet a dad who has too much curry in his life. Buy your dad a curry every Friday for the next three months. Once a month, he’ll get a spice box in the post with all the spices measured out and ready to go. You could even pop round and make the curries for him every Friday while he’s at the pub, if you really want to treat him.
Will set you back: £20
The Beer Hawk Gift Set
Will set you back: £10
The Man Tin
For all those pointless bits and pieces your dad just has to keep hold of (that drive your mum crazy). He can stash it all in this man tin to keep it safe from clear-outs. For an extra-special gift, fill it with some of his favourite things.
Will set you back: £7.48
For… Something Different
Still not found an idea that takes your fancy? Want something a bit out of the ordinary? Read on for our pick of the best weird and wonderful quirky gifts your dad definitely won’t be expecting…
If your dad likes lazing around on Sunday afternoons (or any afternoon) get him the epitome of comfort: a Onesie. It’s basically an adult babygro, and we guarantee that once he tries it on, he’ll never want to take it off. Just don’t blame us if he shows you up by wearing it to the supermarket.
Will set you back: £35.99
The Bottle Opener T-shirt
Your dad will never be caught without a bottle opener again with this t-shirt with a built-in bottle opener. It’s ideal for parties, BBQs, camping and anywhere else he might need to crack a beer open.
Will set you back: $19.99
The Giant Beer Glass
If your dad can chug a pint of beer a bit too quickly, one of these oversized glasses will last him a little longer. They stand over 10 inches tall and will hold 5 bottles of beer. It’ll save him going back to the bar and impress his mates at his next get-together.
Will set you back: $12.95