What with all the palaver surrounding the Diamond Jubilee, it would be easy to forget the up and coming Father’s Day, celebrated this year on June 17th. And if you are having sleepless nights, worrying that the thing you got your dad last year will end up being thrown away (as my gift was – who was to know that a ‘tree face’ that looked exactly like my dad wasn’t the best gift ever?) then read on. We have got gifts for dads that are a bit tech savvy, sports mad or loving the retro feel still. Even if your dad spends half his life down in his potting shed, there are signs he can use, mugs for that will fit right in, and lots more home comforts.
If your father likes to be treated like a king, get him a special King mug or Retro Mod Tray and you can bring your father in bed. Just make sure he doesn’t get too use to the five star service everyday of the year. If your dad is a bit tech savvy and likes to drink tea or coffee at his desk, why not get him a USB mug warmer, or for the easily distracted, how about a Disco Ball Decoration? And for all the keen gardeners out there, then a gardeners kneeling pad would make a handy gift when paired up thermometer. Of course, for the man who sees the garden as a place to chill out and relax, then you’re better off with a hammock. For more inspiration, check out our best buys below:
Personalised Destination Blind Print – £38
This is a vibrant and fun personalised destination blind print that can be printed in a range of colourways giving you the flexibility to find a colour to suit the style of your home. You can put anything you want, such as holidays, family memories, concerts and music festivals, gap years, road trips, favourite foods, memorable restaurants or even that bucket list you want to do! Please note that there is a limit of 20 characters per line (including spaces). We will provide an online proof for you to approve prior to printing. This is a giclee print on Hahnemühle fine art paper. coconutgrass uses high quality media to give a professional finish for the customer and make their gift feel special. The dimensions of the print are 61cm by 37.5cm. Buy from notonthehighstreet.
Airline Bag Vintage World Champion – £9.95
We love this Vintage style airline shoulder bag as it has the words ‘World Champion’ on it, and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. Perfect if your dad travels a lot or is a sporty type. Main zipped compartment and side pocket. Material: Vinyl/synthetic. Dimensions: Length: 39 cm, Width: 13 cm, Height: 28 cm. Buy from dotcomgiftshop.com.
Whisky Stones – £11.99
Whisky Stones are hewn by one of the oldest soapstone workshops in the US. Store them in your freezer in their tough muslin bag and when you’re ready for a drink, pop a couple (gently) into your glass. Pour over your whisky and they’ll chill it like any ice cube, but leave the rich, complex flavours completely unaltered. Even exponents of lukewarm whisky will agree this centuries-old Scandinavian trick looks effortlessly cool. And it’ll fuel all of those rugged, windswept imaginings before the amber stuff has even passed your lips. Cheers! Buy from firebox.com.
Open Disc Bracelet – £45
This open disc bracelet can be engraved with initials, names, dates or the message of your choice. personalization (up to 30 characters) is available on one or both sides. Your sterling silver or gold-plated open disc will then be fixed on a waxed cotton braid in the colour of your choice. Colours available: black, grey, brown, brick, beige, orange, green, spring green, navy blue, turquoise, baby blue, dark violet, plum, light violet, red, fuchsia, baby pink. Your gift will be delivered in a beautiful gift box. Disc size: 2x2cm (0.8×0.8″). Bracelet comes in four size and adjusts to fit. Buy from notonthehighstreet.com.
Ice Speed Chess – £11.99
At last, an excuse to rattle through a game of chess like nobody’s business. Never mind all that thinking, strategy and chin stroking, the Ice Speed Chess Set is all about winning the game before your pieces melt! Just fill these 2 silicone trays with water and pop them in your freezer while you track down where you left your board. It’s ideal for playing in Arctic conditions and makes a terrific mess indoors. To help you tell each side apart use a couple of drops of food colouring in one of the sets. Heck, you could even use fruit juice and triumphantly eat your opponent’s pieces as you take them. The Ice Speed Chess Set is all about thinking fast and ending the game as quickly as possible. Then you can use all the remaining chunks in your victory drinks. Please note does not come with a chess board. Buy from firebox.com.