The best Father’s Day gifts: homeware treats he’ll love

House-proud papa? Treat him this Father’s Day with our pick of the best homeware gifts from masculine scents to entertaining gadgets.

The best Father’s Day home gifts

Why not save your poor dad from having to give an Olivier-worthy performance on receipt of his hundredth tie this Father’s Day, and think outside the box? Even the most effusive dads can be a closed book when it comes to gift-giving, either insisting that they don’t need anything, or just going out and buying the thing that takes their fancy without giving anyone a chance to save it for a special occasion. But with our carefully considered selection of the best Father’s Day gifts for home, there should be something in the mix to please. 

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Is he the kind of dad who grabs the tongs the moment the mercury climbs into double figures? Look no further than the Big Green Egg BBQ Bundle or the Uuni 3 Wood-Fired Oven. Got his gaze fixed firmly on the skies (or his head in the clouds)? Take the Celestron Ambassador Executive Telescope for a spin. Film buff? Chromecast. Foodie? Fortnum & Mason hamper. He might not fit neatly into a category at all, but isn’t that exactly why you love him? For more inspiration for dads of all kinds, keep reading... 

The best Father's Day home gift

1. Google Chromecast

Open up a world of streaming with this Google TV streaming device


Best for: Entertainment
Type: Streaming device
Bluetooth enabled?: Yes
Hard drive: 2GB

Reasons to buy

 Easy to set up and use 
 Watch from a range of sources 

If he’s already exhausted everything on Dave, give the gift of near-infinite entertainment this Father’s Day with the Google Chromecast. Plug it straight into the TV’s HDMI port, and it mirrors video content from laptops, tablets and mobile phones, including movies, TV shows, YouTube videos and even games. It’s as simple as tapping the Cast button, and reviewers say the set-up couldn’t be easier. He can even turn the TV into a digital picture frame using the photos on his iPad – how’s that for a high-tech way to show off pictures of the grandkids? 

The best Father's Day home gift

2. Tom Dixon Earth Scented Diffuser

Clean, green and serene, this diffuser smells great and looks amazing for home fragrance with a twist


Best for: Luxury scent
Type: Reed diffuser
Size: 200ml
Material: Glass, charcoal

Reasons to buy

 Unusual green scent 
 Amazing-looking vessel 

Some dads can be reticent about home fragrance, and if you’ve ever suffered through a sickly sweet candle or cloyingly floral spray, you’ll no doubt understand why. But the Tom Dixon Earth diffuser is a new breed of home fragrance. It’s even a new breed of diffuser. Using a single stick of charcoal in place of reeds, and a squat, opaque bottle that wouldn’t look out of place in an alchemy lab, it’s beautifully simple, masculine and low-key. The scent itself is equally so, full of clean green notes like mint and cedar for a fragrance that’s noticeable but not overpowering. 

Toast Living H.A.N.D Coffee Carafe Set

3. Toast Living H.A.N.D Coffee Carafe Set

Add a touch of pageantry to everyday coffee-making with this trendy set


Best for: Coffee addicts
Type: Carafe set
Size: 600ml
Material: Glass

Reasons to buy

 Insulating double walled glass carafe 
 Design-led alternative to filter machines 

There are coffee tools that do the job, and coffee tools that look good, but what about one that does both? This H.A.N.D carafe set by Toast is just such a thing. Featuring a glass carafe and super-trendy copper-tone filter, it allows you to keep an eye on your brew as it’s happening, a great visual treat compared with the mysterious interior rumblings of the Nespresso machine. The glass jug is double-walled to keep your coffee hot but not burn your fingers when you go to retrieve it. 

Celestron Ambassador Executive Telescope

4. Celestron Ambassador Executive Telescope

Set his sights on the stars with this appropriately glitzy telescope


Best for: Stargazers
Type: Telescope
Magnification: 45x zoom
Material: Brass, glass, beech

Reasons to buy

 High-quality materials 
 Powerful zoom 

Dad always fancied himself a bit of a Galileo? With brass hardware and distinctive red beech tripod, this telescope is a thoroughly grown-up means of surveying the heavens, and is certainly handsome enough to keep out at all times in the living room or study, a far cry from the plastic one you had as a kid that got relegated to the loft. It can walk the walk too, with fully-coated 50mm glass optics and powerful 45x zoom magnification, and a neat accessory tray mounted in the adjustable tripod.

Uuni 3 Pizza Oven

5. Uuni 3 Pizza Oven

Inside, outside, deep dish, extra-thin: how you use it is up to you, it’ll look cool either way


Best for: Chefs
Type: Pizza oven
Fuel type: Wood
Material: Stainless steel, cordierite, stone, nylon, beech

Reasons to buy

 Cool contemporary design 
 Cooks a pizza in one minute 

 British brand Uuni have come up trumps for foodie dads with a portable pizza oven – yep, you read that right. It’s compact enough to be taken on the road for camping, caravaning and other staycations, or simply popped out to the garden on a sunny day that calls for homemade wood-fired pizza, but its petite size belies its power. Reaching temperatures of up to 500 degrees in 10 minutes, it can cook a pizza in 60 seconds, and it looks good while doing it, too. 

Big Green Egg Large BBQ and Wood Table Bundle

6. Big Green Egg Large BBQ and Wood Table Bundle

Is it a giant avocado? Nope, it’s a Big Green Egg. Okay fine, it’s a barbecue


Best for: Outdoor entertainers
Type: BBQ
Fuel type: Charcoal
Material: Ceramic, stainless steel, acacia

Reasons to buy

 Superb design 
 Safe cool-touch outer 

Whatever you first think of when you clap eyes on the Big Green Egg, it’s a great gift idea for the dad who loves cooking in the great outdoors. As well as looking amazing out on the patio or deck, this barbecue and wood table bundle gives you plenty of prep space, and the large cooker itself offers almost 1.7 square metres of cooking space which translates, according to John Lewis, to two turkeys or seven racks of ribs. The dome gauge thermometer lets you know when it’s up to temperature for foolproof cooking, and the ceramic snuffer cap plus cool-touch exterior means you can just relax when all the cooking’s done. 

Fortnum & Mason The Piccadilly Hamper

7. Fortnum & Mason The Piccadilly Hamper

With sweet treats, tipples for sipping, and more, this is one luxurious hamper


Best for: Foodies
Type: Hamper
Includes: Tea, coffee, alcohol, marmalade, biscuits, truffles
Material: Wicker, leather

Reasons to buy

 Good selection of luxury food and drink 
 Hamper makes a great keepsake 

No matter whether it’s a sunny Sunday breakfast, an al fresco lunch on the patio or a cosy night in front of the TV, this Fortnum & Mason hamper adds a touch of pageantry to any occasion. Its high-quality wicker and leather hamper makes the perfect keepsake even when its goods are all gone, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves, because there are marmalades, preserves, biscuits, chocolates, condiments and tipples to make his way through first. Whether he shares them with your mum is at his discretion – that’s the beauty of Father’s Day, you see. 

Tower Reversible Kebab Grill

8. Tower Reversible Kebab Grill

Use indoors or outdoors, for get-togethers or simply for supper


Best for: Grillmasters
Type: Grill
Power: 1200W
Material: Stainless steel

Reasons to buy

 Two cooking levels 
 Easy to clean 

We’ve had a little pizza oven and even a Big Green Egg, but if your dad’s king of the grill, you might want to consider getting him a gadget that’s befitting of such a title, and we think we’ve found it in the form of this Tower kebab grill. With a hot plate and a grill on board, it can be used to sear some sirloins and griddle mushrooms for a steak dinner, whip up a fry up, or even to rustle up a couple of burgers in lieu of a BBQ for small get-togethers. With non-slip feet, included skewers and drip tray, and dishwasher-safe construction, we hear it’s safe and simple to use, and pretty easy to clean too. 

Delightful Living Personalised Shed Sign

9. Delightful Living Personalised Shed Sign

Show errant grandkids exactly who's king of the garden, courtesy of this personalised garden sign


Best for: Personalised
Type: Sign
Waterproof?: Wood and wire
Material: Yes

Reasons to buy

 Personalise two lines of text 
 Each handmade piece is unique 

If a dad isn’t either in pursuit of the perfect shed, or happily pottering around the one already in the garden, is he really a dad? Leave no doubt with this personalised shed sign, which can be tailored with your choice of nickname and another line of text to fit the situation, whether they’re fanatical about the flowerbeds or gaga for the greenhouse. Each one is handmade from a piece of reclaimed wood, making it not only unique, but eco-friendly too. How’s that for a thoughtful gift? 

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