Best Fathers’ Day gift ideas: last minute gifts that he’ll actually want
The best Fathers' Day gifts for doting dads
Fathers’ Day is always a tricky time, given your dad will always say that he doesn’t need a gift for you to make him happy. But he does, he really, really does.
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Here you will find our choice of alcohol, tech and gaming gifts that will make him smile on the big day and give you a few brownie points that you will inevitably use up the next time you have a few too many brewskis down the Duck And Pond.
Best Fathers’ Day gift ideas
1. The Woodsman Father's Day Toolbox
Well, this is a lot of fun. the folks behind The Woodsman Whisky have come up with a Fathers' Day gift that ticks a lot of dad boxes. They've paired a 70 cl bottle of The Woodsman with a red toolbox that contains everything you need to make a maple syrup Old Fashioned cocktail. There's only 100 of these available and you get the aforementioned whisky, a Woodsman glass, stirrer spoon, maple syrup and some bitters. Get yourself an orange and you are ready to go.
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2. Pantherella Dandy gift box
What, you were thinking we were going to go through the whole list without socks? These Egyptian spun cotton rich, 200-needle count dress socks are by Pantherella and some of the comfiest socks your dad will ever try.
If you're not satisfied with the gift box we've chosen there's a ton more on the official Pantherella site.
3. Brisk - Citrus
If he's got a beard and never used beard oil, then your dad is missing out. This is as cheap as chips and a mighty fine beard oil that is up there with options three times its cost.
It's got a great lemon scent, combines Vitamin E with Almond, Avocado, Argan and Jojoba oils. When it comes to its finish, Brisk beard oil leaves a touch of shine but it’s fast-absorbing.
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4. Quicksilver Rawaki 35l
We’re not saying your dad wants to get away from it all, but if he did then the Quicksilver Rawaki 35l should be his travel bag of choice. It’s cabin sized, for a start, has a ton of mesh pockets to stash things in and there’s a handy sleeve on the back to attach it to any other luggage he might have when he runs away - we mean, goes on a little break, ahem
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5. The Kraken - Black Spiced Rum - 40%
Release the Kraken! Rum may play second fiddle to gin at the moment, in the popularity stakes, but it is still a brilliant drink. Kraken rum is spiced, affordable and a lovely drink to have straight or with a splash of cola. The reason for the squid on the bottle is because the rum is almost ink black.
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6. Chilly’s Chrome Silver (500ml)
Reusable water bottles are just one way that you could be doing your bit to save the planet. Given their popularity there are many to choose from now, but we definitely recommend the Chilly’s Chrome Silver bottles - they look great and hold a decent 500ml of water too.
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7. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)
Some say Red Dead Redemption is a masterpiece, others a plodding, slow, overlong game. Let your dad decided by getting him one of the most popular games of 2019 so far. One things for certain, he'll be engrossed for hours and will probably forget to ask you to do your chores as he's too busy tending to his horse.
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8. Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Nintendo Switch)
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is an absolute masterpiece and one of the biggest reasons to get a Nintendo Switch. If your dad already has a Switch then this is an essential buy. Whether he's never played a Zelda game before or gone through the whole of the history, the Breath of the Wild is a brilliant sandbox game.
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9. Andrew James Ice Cream Maker
Yep, it's an ice cream maker. Yep, it's a gift he will never ever ask for but there is no way he will be disappointed with this one. For a start, it's one of the cheapest ice cream makers around but it still offers all the functions of a great ice cream maker - at a bargain price.
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10. Russell Hobbs Brew & Go
Home coffee machines needn't be too expensive. This one from Russell Hobbs is an affordable coffee maker that grinds coffee straight into the accompanying travel mug. It can handle soft filter pods and ground coffee, and may well be the best bang-for-your-buck coffee machine out there.
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11. Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Pro AG-PRO
Okay, these are on the expensive side. But if you think your dad deserves an extra special present this year, and he's still dragging his aching ageing body down to footie pitch on the weekend, then equipping him with a pair of Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Pro AG-PROs will make him feel like Messi. Feel, not play, mind.
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12. BaByliss 7897U Super Beard
If your dad's beard is looking more like Mr Twit than Jake Gyllenhaal's then the BaByliss 7897U Super Beard will sort him out, and for a great price too. While many beard trimmers cost upwards of £100 this one is a third of that and currently is our best value option in our beard trimmer guide.
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13. Belkin Boost Up
If he's gone and got himself one of those fancy phones that charge with no wires, then the Belkin Boost Up is a great buy. It will charge iPhones, Android phones and anything that is wireless compatible. And it's nice and affordable, too.
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There's plenty of beer subscription services out there but this one is at the top of our list at the moment, so it has to be recommended. For the money you get 12 beers every 12 weeks and can take part in one of the biggest beer-tasting sessions around, when Thursday at 9pm every beer bod gets together to chat about the beer they're drinking.
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15. Ticket To Ride
If he's a commuter then maybe give this one a miss but if he has an interest in trains this is the perfect board game. The premise: you have to go around the board, picking up train cards to become the biggest rail network around. The problem is, your routes will clash with other players and there's some surprising twists along the way. 6 million people so far have played this game - so your father will be in good company.
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16. God Of War (PS4)
God of War has one of the best father/son relationships ever committed to a game, which makes it the ideal Fathers' Day present. It's an added bonus that it is also one of the best games around. The good thing is it's been around for a while now so it's a bit of a bargain, too.
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17. Glenmorangie - 10
If he’s a whisky drinker then Glenmorangie’s 10 year old, aka The Original, is an affordable no brainer. It’s a classic single malt that’s light to drink, has a great zesty flavour and is a brilliant gateway whisky. If he’s not a whisky drinker then it will taste like molten lava and you’re best buying him some socks.
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18. Boodles London Dry Gin
Boodles Gin is a great, affordable gin that's packed with botanical flavour and was actually a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. It's a gin that does lack that citrus taste, so if you want that then definitely pair it with a more lemony tonic. For the price, Boodles is one of the nicest gins around.
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19. Brouwerij Boon - Oude Geuze - 7%
A six pack of beer, with a little twist. Brouwerij Boon - Oude Geuze is a cracking beer that's a mighty 7%, is slightly sour in flavour and, when quaffed, tastes a little bit like champagne. It's a Belgium beer that's meant to be savoured and is perfect for Fathers' Day.
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20. Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is a whisky for fathers with a more refined palette. Given only one in 10,000 casks are chosen by the blenders to make the whisky, this is a premium pick. But, if you think your dad deserves to be spoiled, then the complex notes on show here - including orange and dark chocolate flavours - and the smoothness of the whisky is something to be savoured.