Shopping for Father's Day gifts every year is a tricky task. Especially if you have a Dad who insists he really doesn't need anything. Don't stress buy something he will probably never use, most likely from a supermarket, as we've listed tonnes of Father's Day gift inspiration below. Let this be the year you gift Dad something he will actually use and actually keep forever. Whether he loves his tech or his favourite thing to do is enjoy a cold pint or a glass of whisky on the rocks. Perhaps he loves his home decor (even better!).
1. A Father's Day gift for a beer lover – this beer gift set
Beer Hawk Cheers Dad Beer Box | £20 at Beer Hawk
Treat a Dad who loves a pint to this gift box – it comes complete with five different beers as well as some pretzels and a glass to enjoy said beers. The perfect recipe for a Saturday evening indoors...
2. A Father's Day gift for an eco-friendly Dad – this stylish water bottle
S'well Teakwood Vacuum Insulated Drinks Bottle | £17.50 at John Lewis & Partners
Stylish and environmentally friendly, what's not to love about this S'well water bottle? Help your dad cut down on his single use plastics while out jogging/cycling/commuting, while at the same time just making him slightly more trendy. There are loads more gorgeous designs, so make sure you check them all out.
You can also buy this bottle in a range of sizes from Amara.
3. A Father's Day gift for a healthy Dad – an air fryer!
Philips Essential Air Fryer |
£149.99 £123.99 at Amazon
For a Dad who is trying to be healthier, an air fryer certainly won't go amiss this Father's Day. It's the only way they can still enjoy their favourite fried foods, with only a tablespoon of oil required to make fried chicken, chips and much more. It's also very easy to clean with a dishwasher-friendly basket, while it has seven programmes and they can connect it with their smartphone for recipes and more.
- Take a read of our best air fryers guide for more suggestions.
4. A Father's Day gift for a bearded Dad – this fancy shaving cream
Murdock London Shaving Cream | £34 at John Lewis & Partners
Dads rarely treat themselves to nice grooming stuff, so it'd be a smart idea to get him some lovely shaving cream as a Father's Day gift. This one from Murdock London smells divine, with top notes of bergamot and white pear, a heart of violet leaf, with the warmth of sandalwood and amber. As well as smelling delicious, it is also super moisturising.
5. A Father's Day gift idea for a smart Dad – the new Amazon Echo Dot (with clock!)
Echo Dot with Clock 4th Gen | £59.99 at Amazon
This smart gift will be used by Dad on his bedside table, for setting alarms, keeping up with the news headlines, listening to the radio and controlling his other smart tech – and so much more. It comes in two colours, too, while it's very easy to use so he *shouldn't* be calling you up every few days
- Find all the best smart speakers in our expert buyer's guide.
6. A Father's Day gift for a gin lover – 58 Gin
58 Gin | £29.95 at Amazon
Treat Dad to a new fancy bottle of gin to drink on the rocks, along with some tonic or in a Negroni. This bottle will look the part on his bar cart or among the rest of his spirit stash, and it we can probably bet he hasn't tried it before. Why not send it straight to his front door and add a gift note!
7. A Father's Day gift for a whisky lover – this decanter and tumblers set
John Lewis & Partners Paloma Sirius Cut Crystal Glass Whisky Decanter and Tumblers Set | £60 at John Lewis & Partners
A bargain price to pay for a cut crystal seven-piece set, any whisky loving Dad would love this gift. It comes with a squared decanter – with a stopper – as well as six matching glasses. Perfect for displaying on his bar cart...
8. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves a chilled Sunday – this hydrocotton robe
Unisex Hydrocotton Hooded Robe | £80 at The White Company
This hooded robe is made of hydrocotton to make it feel thick yet soft, and also lightweight – it's even fast-drying. Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings after having a dip in the bath, Dad will love it.
9. A Father's Day gift for a coffee lover – this easy to use milk frother
HadinEEon Milk Frother |
£42.99 £39.99 at Amazon
Whether Dad works from home or loves a frothy coffee on the weekend, this easy to use machine ought to go down a treat in his kitchen. He can use it for hot or cold frothed milk, while it's super quiet, too. It heats milk within one minute so that Dad can enjoy a cappuccino or latte fast.
- See our best coffee machines guide if you're thinking about gifting something bigger.
10. A Father's Day gift for a sentimental Dad – this lovely photo frame
Multi Photo Upload Framed Print | £19.99 at Getting Personal
Fill this frame with your favourite snaps of you and Dad and write a message, gift it to him and he'll hang it with pride in his home. A very thoughtful gift he'll remember forever, while it comes in two sizes so you can choose from a smaller option or a look-at-me print.
11. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who looks after their skin – some fancy skincare
Kiehl's Ultimate Man Facial Fuel | £24.50 at Kiehl's
Your dad is going to have more products than you at this rate, but if would rather treat him to skincare over a scent, then try the Kiehl's Ultimate Man Facial Fuel. Oooh... how manly it sounds. But just ignore the cliché branding for a sec; this is actually a brilliant product if your dad isn't going to spend 20 minutes in the morning on a full 10-step skincare routine. There's a face wash and a body wash, too.
12. A Father's Day Gift for an organised Dad – an
elago W2 Stand Designed for Apple Watch | £8.99 at Amazon
This Apple Watch stand will help Dad keep his bedside table more organised, while it makes charging his 'smart watch thing' 10 times easier. It comes in a huge range of colours and it's compatible with ALL Apple Watch series.
13. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves to travel – this coffee table friendly book
Epic Hikes of the World | £17.93 at Amazon
We love these Lonely Planet books, obviously they are great inspiration for trips but they just look lovely on the coffee table. Depending what you dad is into, they have Epic Bike Rides of the World, Epic Drives of the World, Epic Runs of the World and this Epic Hikes of The World.
14. A Father's Day gift for a forgetful Dad – the new Apple AirTag
Apple AirTag | £29 at Currys PC World
Apple's newest release is the AirTag. And, it's perfect Father's Day pressie for forgetful Dads or Dads who are always losing their keys, wallet – and much more. Simply attach it to an item and after he has inevitably lost it, he can track it using an iPad or iPhone. It has a built-in speaker so it will make a sound, and it's even water-resistant.
15. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who deserves some R&R – this grooming gift set
'For Him' Men's Grooming Vegan Ecofriendly Gift Set | £39.90 at Not on the High Street
An ideal gift for a Vegan or eco-conscious Dad, this grooming gift set features everything for him to have a relaxing Father's Day. Inside comes a vegan bar of soap, a cotton muslin, a solid shampoo bar, a lava pumice stone, a jute mitten and lastly a lovely candle. What a lovely idea!
16. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves the pub – a personalised bar mat
Personalised Man Cave Bar Mat | £20 at MenKind
If your Dad built his own bar at home during lockdown, then he will be in desperate need of a bar mat to soak up all of the beer him and his friends may end up spilling on game day. It can be personalised with his name and his likes, while it comes in a range of colours, too.
17. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves his music – a B&O Bluetooth speaker
Bang & Olufsen P2 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker |
£110.97 £88.97 at Currys PC World
This incredible Bluetooth speaker is compact so it can fit in Dad's pocket with ease, while he can take it from the garden to the kitchen and connect it to his smartphone to play music anywhere. He could even take it on holiday! It's also water-resistant and has an impressive 10-hour battery life. Buy it now while it's on sale we say...
- Find more of the best Bluetooth speakers to gift to Dad.
18. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves anything personalised – this bamboo pizza paddle
Personalised Bamboo Pizza Peel/Paddle | £27 at Not on the High Street
This bamboo pizza paddle will pair perfectly with his new pizza oven, while you can also use it in an ordinary oven, obviously. Personalise it with his name, a date and location, and he'll be using it for years to come. It could also be used for serving pizzas or garlic bread, not just for cooking them.
19. A Father's Day gift for a smoothie loving Dad – a portable blender!
BlendJet One |
£39.95 £34.99 at IWOOT
If your Dad loves a smoothie but doesn't have time to whip one up each morning now he's back to the office, then this portable blender would make a brilliant present. It has six stainless steel blades, it can make eight to 12 drinks from one charge and it comes in all different colours. He can use it on the train, while walking to the office, at his desk...
- See our roundup of the best blenders for more (non-portable) buys.
20. A Father's Day gift for his bedside – an Echo Show 5
Echo Show 5 |
£79.99 £51.99 at Amazon
Dad will love this smart speaker. The Echo Show 5 boasts a compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa ready to help. It can help manage his calendar (finally!), make to-do lists, get weather and traffic updates and you can even watch movies. The best part? Pop it in a bedroom and make use of the sleep sounds function – thunderstorm noise makes you sleep like a baby.
21. A Father's Day gift for a TV lover – a Netflix subscription
Netflix | From £5.99 per month
On the off chance that Dad doesn't already have a Netflix subscription, spend just £5.99 per month and he'll have access to the best films, TV shows and documentaries around. This should keep him busy for a while! He'll be watching everything from Stranger Things to Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad and more.
22. A Father's Day gift for a BBQ loving Dad
Argos Home Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ with Warming Rack | £50 at Argos
Is your dad King of the Grill? Then help him up his barbecue game with this affordable and stylish drum BBQ. It has plenty of room for cooking all your barbecue favourites so post lockdown you can invite yourself round for a barbie.
23. A Father's Day gift for the safe Dad – a Ring Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell | £89 at Amazon
Dad will love playing around with this video doorbell and setting it up. It's just what he needs to keep an eye on your home, from any location. Because who isn't looking to enhance their home security?
24. A Father's Day gift for a foodie – this Lola's hamper
Father's Day Postal Hamper | £44.99 from Lola's Cupcakes
Not going to see Dad this Father's Day? No worries as you can send him this postable hamper to show you care. Included comes sweet and savoury treats, from black bomber cheese and red onion chutney, to brownies and some low-alcohol beer – as well as much more. He will love it!
25. A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves Real Homes – a subscription!
Real Homes Magazine subscription | Extra 10% off subscriptions
Hey, you can't blame us for saying that a subscription to his favourite homes' mag, whether Real Homes, Livingetc, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens (or all of them) is a win-win. He gets to read them, your mum gets to read them, then you get to read them. It's an easy pleaser for the whole family! Use the code FDAY10 for an extra 10 per cent off.
When is Father's Day in 2021?
Father's Day falls on Sunday the 20th June this year.
Why do we celebrate Father's Day?
Originally founded by the Catholic church as a celebration of fatherhood and paternal bonds, Father's Day was on the 19th March which is the feast day of St Joseph (Mary's husband and Jesus' father figure). However, it is now celebrated on the third Sunday of June by the US and many European countries, including the UK. Families use this time to celebrate their fathers, with gifts and a big meal.