All over the country on Fathers Day this June 19th, fathers will be expecting the same old hackneyed presents of socks, ties, aftershave, anything really that has little thought or inspiration thrown into it.
You have to ask what is the point of Fathers Day if all we are going to do is follow this routine year after year, when it is supposed to be a time to celebrate our dads and make them feel special. A bit of thought goes a long way and if you identify what kind of dad you have, then it is relatively easy to pick out a present he will be telling his pub mates for years to come. So, see what category yours falls into then have a look at present suggestions.
Gadget Dad – This is the kind of dad who has to have the latest electronic device on the
market. He probably already owns an iPhone 4, loves the latest Wii games and won’t stop talking about his new HD/3D TV. He is easy to buy for, just check out what equipment he already has and up the stakes with a brand new game. Or, how about a clever novelty gift? Available from Firebox is the PoGo Instant Photo Printer, priced at £41.99. Simply send your pictures via blue tooth or cable to the PoGo and watch in awe as they are printed out before your very eyes! For a cheaper novelty item check out the Angry Bird Collection which iPhone owners will love and at only £10.99 he can stick them in his car, the office or at home.
Music Lover Dad – Spoil dad this Fathers Day with an Under Water Disco Light Show and it’s on sale right now at £5.99. Groove to the bubbles with multi coloured flashing lights and be hypnotised as the water distorts the colours. Or how about the Profile USB Turntable which transfers all your old vinyl records onto your computer at the touch of a button or two? From £69.99 with free delivery this device can handle 33 and 45 speeds, your dad will spend hours of fun rummaging about the attic sorting all his old records out.
Foodie Dad – For those dads with a connoisseur attitude but nothing to indulge them, give them the ultimate treat by buying real Space Food. That’s right, proper astronauts eat this stuff miles above the earth and now so can your dad. Buy a pack of three ice creams, flavours include an ice cream sandwich, mint choc chip and Neapolitan. Ground control to Major Tom… Now, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to treat your dad to this Reindeer Pate. Priced at £15.99 for a 190g tin, this low fat exotic meat spread is bound to have your dad braying for more. Delicious on toast and antlers not included.
Adventurous Dad – Fun loving, thrill seeking, danger is his middle name? If this sums up your dad then look no further, The Bungee Experience will prove finally that your dad has got what it takes. For £56.99 your dad will be the star of the fall as this day includes a personalised gift certificate, key ring and the fall of a life time. For the boy racers amongst the dads how about treating him to that Ferrari he always wanted? Well for the day anyway. The Fantastic Ferrari Driving Experience includes expert tuition, not that your dad needs it of course, a six mile track to race around and a boxed presetnation gift set to commemorate the day.
All gifts available from firebox.com.