Best Fathers’ Day gift ideas (2022): great gifts that he’ll actually want
UPDATED: The best Fathers' Day gifts for doting dads.
Fathers’ Day is always a tricky time, as 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.
Oh, and in case you don't know: in the UK Father's Day is happening Sunday, 19 June.
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Best Fathers’ Day gift ideas
1. Nothing ear (1) earphones
We are big fans of the Nothing ear (1) earphones. From the great see-through design to the decent ANC on board and the punchy sound that they deliver, they offer an awful lot for a price that doesn't hurt the wallet. Amazon has got the earphones for just £80 right now and that's a bargain for the tech you are getting. Your dad will be very happy with these in his ears.
2. Craigellachie Armagnac Cask Finish whisky
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.
3. Old Pulteney’s Taste of The Sea Masterclass
If your father is Manchester based, or can at least get there in July then Old Pulteney is putting on a Taste of The Sea Masterclass at Food Sorcery. The three hour event will teach you all the fish prep skills you need to know for home cooking, while offering up a number of coastal based recipes. All of this is complimented with a dram of Old Pulteney’s 12 Years Old Single Malt and a cook book at the end.
4. Machine Works MWHY14 4-Cylinder Hybrid Electric Engine
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.
5. Cutter & Squidge Father's Day Chocolate & Beer Treat Hamper
Chocolate and beer is a classic pairing and this treat hamper is a joy. You get three great bottles of beer, alongside a whole stack of brownies, cookies and the brilliant-tasting dark chocolate orange candied ginger bark. Everything is vegetarian friendly, the chocs will last for at least 7 days and, well, did we mention the beer?
6. Nintendo Switch Sports
If you fancy getting your dad off of the sofa then Nintendo Switch Sports is the game to get. It's packed with mini sports games, including bowling, tennis, badminton, football and newcomer volleyball. Each game uses the Joy-Con controllers as it's all about motion control - and you get a leg strap in the pack. Nintendo Switch Sports is a worthy successor to Wii Sports
7. Hendrick's Neptunia Gin
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 citrus notes and the maritime botanicals with it. Also, that bottle is one that definitely stands out. If your dad is a fan of gin, then this is a must have
8. Rave's Rad Dad Coffee Gift Set
It's not just the coffee that's great in Rave's Rad Dad Coffee Gift Set, you also get a cap, sticker and some fun information on how to brew the perfect coffee. Not bad for under £20.
9. Beer Hawk's Cheers Dad Beer Box
Beer Hawk's Cheers Dad Beer Box has 5 brilliant beers, a glass, and a snack It also comes in peek-proof packaging so he can't ruin the surprise before the big day. The beers inside include cans from Vocation. Tiny Rebel, Camden Pale Ale and more
10. Perfect Draft x Stella Artois Unfiltered starter pack
Stella Artois Unfiltered is the latest offering from Stella Artois, and we've taste tested. It's unfiltered, hence the name which offers a more vibrant flavour and aroma and a smooth taste that's got some decent citrusy notes. In short: if your dad is still put off by craft beer, this is a decent go-between.
To match the beer, we recommend the Perfect Draft beer machine - it's like having a pub in your home! You can purchase the Stella Artois Unfiltered starter pack for Perfect Draft now.
11. Father’s Day Cheese & Wine Hamper
Now this is a gift that will go down well. This hamper is packed with the best-selling cheeses from the Snowdonia Cheese Company, as well as chutneys, crackers and red wine in a smart paper-rope hamper. The cheeses in the hamper include: Black Bomber, the flagship extra mature Cheddar; Rock Star, a rich vintage cave-aged Cheddar; Ruby Mist, a mature Cheddar laced with port and brandy; and the smoky Beechwood Cheddar. Paired with the cheeses, there's a a bottle of Casa Silva Los Lingues Carmenère Reserva 2019 to enjoy. Lovely stuff.
12. Gentleman Jack Gift Set with Washbag
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.
13. R2-D2 Star Wars Multi Pressure Cooker
Look, there isn't much to say about this one, other than it's a freakin' pressure cooker that has been made to look like R2-D2. If your dad is into high-intensity cooking, with a love of a galaxy far, far away then this is a very special gift indeed.
14. The Cheese Geek: Freddie
The Cheese Geek has some cracking platters available for Fathers' Day, all given a rather rock'n'roll spin. Our favourite is The Freddie which comes with a three-pack of Northern Monk beer, three different cheeses weighing in total 650g. Couple this with some crackers and condiments and what you have is a delicious treat for your dad.
15. Masons Original personalised gin
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.
16. Keepr's Smoked Honey Bourbon
Aged for 18 months in White American Oak Barrels and finished in an English distillery with with Cotswold water and infused with smoked 100% British Honey, Keepr really has created a unique drink that we can't get enough of. There is a brilliant balance between smoke and honey, all the while the bourbon cuts through.
17. Nike Underwear Spring/Summer Collection
Not that you need an excuse to help your pa get rid of his tatty undergarments but the Nike Underwear Spring/Summer Collection for 2022 is all about sustainability - they are made with made with at least 75% recycled fibers. So, if your dad is eco-conscious and fashionable to boot, then these could definitely be for him.
18. Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.
19. Ardbeg Ardcore
This one is a real treat for your dad. The punk-infused Ardbeg Ardcore is a two-pronged release: for the Ardbeg Committee, you get a 51% edition which is limited to bottle per member (it's free to join). The wider release is a 46% bottle that has a really distinctive flavour profile. We got spicy lime, chocolate and fiery toffee from our taste tests, followed by a smoke-filled, treacle finish.
The release of the bottle coincides with Ardbeg Day. Held annually on the final Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle), Ardbeg Day is a global celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year it falls on 4 June.
20. The Gladstone Axe Malt Whisky Tasting Samples
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.
21. Taskmaster Board Game
Get your dad to relive the Taskmaster show with this fantastic board game which takes the best bits of Taskmaster and allows you to play them in the comfort of your own home.
22. Boglins King Vlobb Hand Puppet
If your dad grew up in the 80s, then it is very likely that he had a Boglin as a pet. This is an official replica of the Boglins King Vlobb Hand Puppet and looks great. Oh, and if you use the code SUPER10 then you should be able to get 10% off the price.
23. Guinness Cold Brew Coffee Beer
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.
24. LX Candle: The Morning After
LX Lab prove that designer candles don't have to be stuffy. Founded by designer Laurent Guinci and his team, these candles smell fantastic and come in two ranges: AM (a lighter, softer range) and PM (a scent that packs a bit more power). We're fans of The Morning After which has the heady scent of linen and aftershave.
25. Brew Tea porcelain mug and jug set
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.