Stuck for gift inspiration for Father’s Day this year? Then check out our gift guide that’s guaranteed to show him how much you care
For golf lovers
If dad is a keen golfer then treat him to a hotel stay Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, near York. They have a Father’s Day special deal for £79pp, which includes overnight accommodation in a comfortable double or twin bedroom, a delicious three-course evening meal, an extensive breakfast buffet, from Danishes to a full English – the choice is yours – PLUS 36 holes of golf.
Please note that this special price is valid for breaks 12 June-13 July 2014. If mum’s not a golfer she can treat herself to a relaxing spa treatment and use the extensive health and fitness club, tone up in the gym, soothe away any stresses in the swimming pool and simmer in the sauna – the perfect escape!
For fitness fanatics
Dads will love this retro iconic 1980’s bag from HEAD – the Monte Carlo bag is part of a new range in three colours, priced at £54.99. Made from a beautiful soft perforated PU faux leather fabric it has one large main compartment with a double zip access, a side wet pocket ideal for trainers and damp towels and a front zip pocket for smaller items.
The new Garmin HUD+ (Head-Up Display) gets you where you want to be without bombarding you with too much information, making it easy to follow directions while still focusing on the road. At just £159.99, the HUD+ comes with a free app with full European mapping. The free dedicated HUD App works in conjunction with a smartphone, making it really simple to set up and use. Garmin’s HUD+ provides more information than other portable display systems along with an estimated time of arrival, Lane Assist and speed, traffic and safety camera alerts.
For football fans
Footy-loving Dad’s can follow in the footsteps of heroes and legends with a stadium tour of Wembley, which takes 75 minutes and costs £41 for a family ticket. The behind the scenes tour includes a visit to the home dressing room and closer inspection of treasures such as the 1966 World Cup crossbar and the Jules Rimet Trophy.
For music lovers
If dad’s into his music and has an iPod or iPhone this vintage-look radio will allow him to listen to his favourite tunes via the Lightening dock. It has award-winning sound quality and if there’s no digital coverage you can simply switch to FM radio. The ColourGen range consists of teal, brown, emerald green, blue and mustard, plus existing shades of black, cream and red – at £99 it’s a gift to stand the test of time.
Or if vinyl is more his thing then go for the Attache Case record player from British brand, GPO. It’s retro, lightweight and perfect for summer picnics or music on the move. Priced from £89.95, it comes in three colours, brown, red and powder blue and the vintage inspired portable briefcase turntable player is made of wood and bound in leatherette.
For gadget lovers
Get Father’s Day off to a flying start with the latest man toy, great fun for all the family once dad’s had a bit of practice indoors! The Nano Quad Micro Quadrocopter from Revell Control is a compact, beginner-friendly, ready-to-fly remote-controlled helicopter. The gyro within the Nano Quad allows for a smooth and stable flight whatever your skill level and the batteries can be charged easily via USB connection to a computer or power outlet. For ages 15+, priced at £34.99. Available from amazon.co.uk and all good toy and model stores. For details visit revell.de/en
For beer lovers
If Dad’s looking for a new hobby and likes the odd tipple or two this Home Brew Starter Pack could be the answer! Priced at just £19.99 it has everything he needs to make his own beer, wine or cider. He’ll be able to impress friends and family with his alcoholic creations with this simple to use home brewing sensation!
Pocket money presents
My Pick n Mix
Dad will feel like a kid in a candy store with this retro My Pick N Mix, £9.99. It’s filled to the brim with nine different sweets, and if you play your cards right he may even share! Simply re-fill with all his favourites when stocks are depleted. theworks.co.uk
Inflatable Ice Bucket
Does Dad like to relax in the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon? If so he’ll appreciate this inflatable ice bucket. Priced at a cool £2.99, it’s great value for money too. homebargains.co.uk
Dad’s Army flask
A fun and useful present for dads on the go – he’ll think of you whenever he has a refreshing cuppa – well worth the £10 price tag. sainsburys.co.uk
Personalised Photo Mug
Warm Dad’s heart with a personalised Photo Mug in a choice of designs including some created ‘Just for Dad’, priced from £9.49. It’s the perfect gift to bring him a Father’s Day drink in the morning. photobox.co.uk
Campervan Solar Light
If Dad’s a child of the Swingin’ 60s he may have a soft spot for the popular Campervans of the day. This fun solar light has two solar lights in place of front head lights and at £5.99, it won’t break the bank and will be a talking point in the garden. therange.co.uk
Milk Chocolate Golden Football Boot and White Chocolate Football
The perfect way for dad to relax while watching his favourite team – eating delicious chocolate in the shape of a football boot or football that cost just £5 each. tescodirect.com