The best Fathers’ Day gift ideas your dad will actually want
Top present ideas to keep your dad happy this Fathers' Day.
Shopping for a Fathers' Day gift isn't easy. Your dad may say he doesn't need a gift to have a nice time, but we know that's not the case. What's more, it often feels like you've bought all the standard presents before, doesn't it? His favourite drink? Check. A tie for nice events? Check. Those chocolates he loves? Check.
We're here to help with a selection of the best Fathers’ Day gifts around from the standard and safe to the unusual and unique. There's a range of budgets catered for here too because we know how much dads like to complain that you've spent too much on them.
If the perfect gift for your dad isn't here, you'll also see that we've added links to more specific gift guides below, which means if you like to surprise your dad with the best gin, whisky or beer, look no further.
Oh, and in case you don't know: in the UK Father's Day is happening Sunday, 18 June this year. You're welcome.
- Fancy buying your dad a boozy gift? Take a look at our best gin, best whisky, best craft beer or best beer subscription boxes guides too.
Best Fathers’ Day gift ideas
1. Audio Pro T3+ PETER EUGÉNBuy now from AudioPro
Audio Pro is one of the best producers of multi-room speakers in the world. It has now spruced up its range with a tie-in with a Swedish artist called Peter Eugén. To that end, it’s a far cry from the classic black box of a hifi speaker, and has gentleman with a hat plonked on the side. These artists, eh? Distinctive styling aside, this is an excellent speaker. It’s a portable Bluetooth model, rather than the Wi-Fi kind we know Audio Pro best for, and can last up to 30 hours off a charge at moderate volume. Only 500 of this design are being made, so get in there quick.
2. Zelda: Tears of the KingdomBuy now from Nintendo
If you want a game that will keep your dad occupied for hours, then the latest Zelda is it. Tears of the Kingdom is a fantastic addition to the franchise, building on the brilliant Breath Of The Wild and adding in additional gameplay such as crafting and sees Link take to the skies. This game Hrules!
3. Hendrick's Flora Adora ginBuy now from Amazon
Following on from the Nupunia and Lunar releases, this limited edition release from Hendrick's has been our go-to gin ever since we got a bottle earlier in the year. We're a big fan of the floral and herbal notes, as well as pairing it with some cucumbe. Also, that bottle is one that definitely stands out. If your dad is a fan of gin, then this is a must have
4. Guinness NitrosurgeBuy now from Guinness
The aim of the Guinness Nitrosurge is to bring the experience of a perfectly poured pint of pub Guinness into your home. You stick the Nitrosurge device on a can of Guinness, and then pour using the classic two-stage technique. The obvious question: what does it actually do? A Nitrosurge “uses ultrasonic technology to break down the nitrogen in Guinness and give you a beautifully smooth two-part pour every time,” according to Guinness. Bear in mind you’ll need to buy the specialised Nitrosurge cans too — the device isn’t designed for a plain old can of Guinness.
5. Craigellachie Armagnac Cask Finish whiskyBuy now from The Whiskey Exchange
This is the first release in Craigellachie's Cask Collection and is a lovely 13-year-old single malt that's been finished for just over a year in Bas Armagnac casks from Gascony, France. We've taste tested and it's a great speyside which has apple, caramel and spicy pineapples notes. If you are looking for a decent dram under £60 then this is definitely it.
6. Machine Works MWHY14 4-Cylinder Hybrid Electric EngineBuy now from Amazon
Ever since this one landed on our desk we have been addicted to building the thing. What you get is the instructions to put together a functional model of a 4-cylinder internal combustion electric hybrid engine. The instructions are detailed, the process utterly satisfying - this is one that any dad would love to have a play with.
7. JBL Tune 750 BTNC Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth HeadphonesBuy now from Amazon
There are so many different types of headphones on the market right now, so be sure to pick a style your dad will love, whether that's true wireless earbuds for ultimate convenience or a pair of headphones designed for working out with little earhooks. But if we had to pick a safe option that'd work for lots of people in a range of environments at an affordable budget, we'd pick the JBL Tune 750 BTNC, a pair of wireless over-ear Bluetooth headphones that sound fantastic and cost less than £100.
8. Hairy Bikers Pie MakerBuy now from MenKind
If your dad likes pies but also likes complaining about never finding a decent one, then get him this pie maker from celeb chef duo, the Hairy Biker. Simply cut your pastry to the right size (there are templates so you know what that size is), lay it into the pie maker and add your filling of choice.
9. Theragun MiniBuy now from Amazon
The Theragun Mini is a tiny massage gun that brings major pain and tension relief. It uses percussion massage therapy, which essentially means it uses rapid movements and pressure to certain pain points all over the body. You can get large versions, but this one is ideal for using on the move. An incredibly worthwhile gift if your dad likes hiking or working out.
10. Angel's Envy bourbonBuy now from Master Of Malt
Angel's Envy already has pride and place in our best bourbon list and we reckon it's a great Father's Day gif, too. This is a really smooth bourbon, with vanilla and chocolate notes thanks to its ruby port barrel finish. Given the weather is decent right now, you can also mix with soda water and lemon and make a cracking highball with it.
11. Ted Baker - Caine watchGet now from Ted Baker
If you are looking for a new watch for your dad, then Ted Baker's SS23 collection features a fantastic-looking watch. Its Ted Baker's popular Caine watch which comes in gunmetal, has a bracelet strap and some lovely blue accents on the front of the timepiece.
12. Diablo IVBuy from PlayStation now
One of the best action RPGs around, Diablo IV will have your dad battling hell and beyond as he takes on demon after demon in Sanctuary. It's over the top and gratuitous but if you want a game to show where they will sink hours into, then this is the one to get. We've been playing for weeks now and still have only scratched the hell-like surface.
13. Ella & Jo Man MistBuy now from Ella & Jo
Everyone needs a skincare regime. But if your dad isn’t the kind to spend five minutes slathering on moisturiser, this “man mist” might suit. The key active ingredient here is hyaluronic acid, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. There’s loads of other good stuff in the mix too, including aloe vera, cucumber extract and Chamomile.
14. Perfect Draft ProBuy now from BeerHawk
We are big fans of Perfect Draft Pro and this bundle, which comes with a keg of Ghost Ship, is the one for us. There's currently over £100 off the price of the kit right now. For those aren't in the know: Perfect Draft Pro is liking having a pub in your home, offering a perfect pint every time, at just the right temperature.
15. Scotch Malt Whisky Society membershipBuy now from Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is arguably the world’s premier whisky club. A membership will cost you £85 a year, and one of these is required to get access to the society’s monthly outturn, a limited release of whiskys given the thumbs-up by some of the world’s greatest taste-makers. You also get a monthly digital magazine, access to members’ bars across the country and access to tasting events. For a real killer present, though, consider the £129 membership, which includes a 70cl bottle of “Mystery Malt.”
16. Cocktail Time!: The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun by Paul FeigBuy now from Amazon
Do cocktails and humour go together? Too many of one can make you think you’re good at the other, but in this book by film director Paul Feig the two slot in like Lego pieces. Cocktail Time! Is a cocktail recipe book with a difference, peppering classic drink-making instructions with Hollywood anecdotes. Feig is one of Hollywood’s “good guys”, an all-round good egg and director of hits like A Simple Favour, Bridesmaids and Spy.
17. John Wick: Chapter 4 4K Blu-rayBuy now from Amazon
Epic fight movie John Wick Chapter 4 is already out on disc, less than three months after its cinema debut back in March. If your dad is a bit of a home cinema fan, you should definitely get the 4K Blu-ray version, assuming he has the hardware to actually play the thing. AV Forums says it “delivers an absolutely spectacular native 4K presentation with Dolby Vision HDR.” At almost three hours long, and much of that runtime taken up by long, kinetic action scenes, it’s worth seeing Chapter 4 in all its glory.
18. Gentleman Jack Gift Set with WashbagBuy now from Masters of Malt
Launched just in time for Father's Day this gift set from one of the world's most well-known distilleries features a stylish wash bag with branded logo and metal side buttons for when you need more space. Inside is a 70cl bottle of Jack Daniel's famously double-mellowed whiskey, Gentleman Jack.
19. Masons Original personalised ginBuy now from Mason's
We can vouch that the liquid inside this personalised bottle of Masons gin is top notch, while the personalisation bit adds a touch of class to the glass. If your dad is a G&T fan, then look no further than this one.
20. Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyBuy now from Amazon
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a great gift for a dad who likes his whiskey with an 'e'. We've taste tested and there's a really nice dollop of spice and vanilla in the taste, with a peppery finish. It's made right on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail by Lux Row Distillers and also works well in a mint julep.
21. The Gladstone Axe Malt Whisky Tasting SamplesBuy now from Amazon
The Gladstone Axe is a great spin on blended whisky, blending Highland Malt Whisky selected from 14 distilleries and then ageing it in some American Oak Barrels. This adds a real spice and honey taste to the mix. What better way to sample it with this double mini bottle range and two brilliant tumblers.
22. Guinness Cold Brew Coffee BeerBuy now from Tesco
Guinness is renowned for keeping it simple with its drinks but in recent months it has been trying new things. First we got the impressive 0% Guinness and now there is this Cold Brew Coffee edition of Guinness. Now, the taste isn't for everyone but if your dad is a Guinness fan, then the coffee notes really do add to the taste of the famous Irish beverage.
23. Brew Tea porcelain mug and jug setBuy now from Brew Tea
Brew Tea is already in our best tea guide and for good reason: its loose-leaf teas make a perfect brew. Its store is packed with some brilliant tea-based gifts, though - including this brilliant porcelain mug and jug set. There are plenty of colours to choose from, so you can get one to fit whatever colour scheme your dad's kitchen is.