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Cheap gift ideas and bargain days out for Dad this Father’s Day

Jasmine 13th Jun 2017 One Comment

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Isn’t it hard to think of ideas for Father’s Day?

Mothers are so much easier – flowers, breakfast in bed, tea in a hotel, bath stuff, jewellery…the list goes on. But Father’s Day? What do you do?

Happily there are more and more gifts and experiences tailor-made for dads even though they always claim never to need anything.

So show your Dad just how much you care – we’ve got all the inspiration you need right here.


Dad’s chocs and food

chocolate hamperIf your dad has a sweet tooth, why not treat him to some chocolate from the Chocolate Trading Company?

See what specials they have for Father’s Day. including many boxes of posh chocs from Charbonnel et Walker, Willie’s, Godiva, Venchi and Prestat. They also have fun chocolate pocket watches, chocolate spanners, hammers and paintbrushes for the DIY dad!

Perhaps your Dad fancies himself as a bit of a chef? Take his cooking skills to a new level with this pasta machine £24.99 from Lakeland. Or let him try his hand at some new recipes from Lucas Hollweg’s wonderful ‘Good things to eat’ cook book – just under £17 on Amazon.


Father’s day fun day out

Family camping trip
The National Trust have some fantastic family-oriented days out for Dads including everything from wild camping on Brownsea Island to local beer tasting at Lyme Park in Cheshire. There are loads of great ideas for days out all over the country – get some inspiration here.

For nature-loving Dads, Lastminute.com, Park resorts and Thompson are offering some great deals on short breaks and local resorts this weekend. Check them out


Sporty dad-type

Father playing tennis with his daughter

For sporty Dads who like anything from bikes and basketball equipment to treadmills and trampolines, Sports and Leisure UK  have some great deals to take advantage of.

They have exercise bikes from £44.99 and treadmills from £89.99. Or you could buy ‘him’ a lovely swimming pool for the garden for £64.99…OK, you might use it once in a while…possibly a lot more than him as it might be more your size….but it’s still a nice present for him!


 Book lover

Father and son reading togetherIf your Dad’s a book worm, The Book People have some fantastic discounts on a range of Father friendly books this month. How about this great book about 1001 movies to see before you die or this Top gear handbook for just £3.99. 

If your child’s aged 3+ and is too young to buy a present why not get this fun and playful picture book, My Daddy for just £1.50? It’s a nice way for young children to show their love for their dads.



Tech junkie

Father using tablet and headphones

If your Dad has to have the very latest technology and loves his gadgets, he’s going to adore this self stirring mug from Prezzybox.

We all know Dad’s can be a bit lazy sometimes so, as long as he has a sense of humour, he’s bound to enjoy a mug that stirs itself to the ‘perfect frothiness levels’. Get yours here.

Firebox also have a  great selection of gadgets and novelty Father’s day giftsincluding this mystery box which contains over £60 worth of goodies for just £34.99.

There are some fantastic technology offers to take advantage of at Zavvi. This Phillips DVD player is an absolute steal at £29.99 (if he still watches DVDs) – and delivery is free. Your Dad could be a bit of a film buff so give him the Fast and Furious 1-7 box set at £21.99, The Robert De Niro collection at only £39.99or Django Unchained for just £5.99

If you’re after something smaller and a little more practical, why not check out this 6-in-1 Stylus Pen for just £9.99.


Male grooming

Father and son with shaving foam on their faces
Take advantage of The Fragrance Shop’s great men’s range and spoil your old man with a bit of luxury male grooming. With half-price offers, a huge range of products and free delivery on orders over £40, you can bag him a real treat without breaking the bank.


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Mens fashion

If you’re still stuck, M&S have a great range of luxury and budget ideas here. There are clothes, hampers, accessories, watches and even toys. Check them out.

Finally, if your Dad likes to do his bit for charity, then a gift from the Oxfam Unwrapped range will be right up his street. You can do good and make him happy at the same time. Choose from packets of seeds, a goat, some good old DIY assistance and loads more.


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3 years ago

Great and cool ideas. My son is a totally technical boy and I aways try to buy him something which will be usefull for him 🙂

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