Father’s Day is just a few weeks away (June 19, to be exact), and this year, wouldn’t it be nice to do some pre-planning and get him a present he’ll actually like?
Because, let’s face it, his sock drawer is probably full to the brim, and the kitchen cupboards can’t possibly find room for yet another monogrammed mug.
So, in honour of the real man in your life, we’ve scoured the web for the best gifts out there – and there really is something for every type of dad. Have a look at these…
1. For the classic dad
If he loves travelling, this is an essential
Our top pick this year has to go to these classy hand-finished card holders. They’re real leather and come in varying shades of charcoals and browns – with the option to add a personalised inscription on checkout. Your dad will thank you when he goes to pay and can actually locate his card for once.
2. For the more groomed dad
Help him update his fragrance collection
Aftershaves can be pricey, and there’s always the chance he won’t even like the smell of it, but any man would be hard-pushed not to like this woody one. Plus, he’ll think you spent a lot more than £13 on it.
3. For the slightly immature dad
For the prankster dad
These have been sweeping the internet recently, and we love them. In the pack you get 20 double-sided beer mats, and they all have a different expression. Endless amounts of fun, all for under a fiver. Well played, Prezzybox.
4. For the ‘alright-just-one-more’ dad
Beer + chocolate – what’s not to love?
Does he love beer and sweet things? Well this hamper will do just the trick. In it, there’s two different cocoa beers, and also two chocolate beer selection boxes. Can we just keep it ourselves?
5. For the fitness fanatic dad
For the sporty Dad
Has he been dropping hints this year that he wants to get into shape? Well, whether you believe it or not, this is the ultimate fitness accessory of 2016. It counts your steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes – as well as doubling up as a sleep-tracker and morning alarm.
6. For the al-fresco cooking dad
Foodies will love this
Is your dad always complaining about the lack of food in the house? He can now cook his own with this fully-functioning rotisserie grill. If he fancies a kebab at 3am, well, voila.
7. For the ‘I-forgot-last-year-so-need-to-impress-him’ dad
Time for a new watch?
Most men like a watch, so if you want to get him something really special this year, then these are some of the best out there – for value and quality. You can choose from a number of shades and materials, but this Regency one is our top pick.
8. For the Game of Thrones loving dad
A must for any GoT fan
If you dad is in the midst of a slight GoT obsession (aren’t we all?), then he’ll be seriously chuffed with this game of Monopoly, inspired by the show. The best part? He’s going to need someone to play it with.
9. For the BBQ-king dad
Give him some BBQ inspiration
Summer is just around the corner, and that makes it BBQ season. Celebrate it in style by getting your father this monthly gift box. For £20, you get three boxes (one per month) – each containing fresh spices and recipes – ready measured and with instructions for cooking each flavour of the month. Clever.
10. Oh, alright – if you do have to get him a pair of socks, at least make sure it’s these…
The fail-safe option
Because that’s his summer style anyway.