Father's Day gifts: 25 brilliant ideas if you have left it to the last minute

We've rounded up the best Father's Day gifts, because let's face it, dads can be so tricky to buy for! Here's all the inspiration you need even if you have left it a bit late...

Father's Day gifts
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There's no denying it, shopping for Father's Day gifts can be tricky. No matter how many times you ask, dad always insists he really doesn't need anything, so every year you end up stress-buying some kind of macho tool box or Bear Grylls-style survival kit that you know will never ever get used... 

This year is going to be different, this year you will buy something they will actually be pleased to receive. And so what if you have left a bit last minute, you still have time to order something online – that's what next day delivery is for! We have kept the products with next day delivery up top so you can pick out a gift ASAP!

So there is no need to stress, we have done the legwork for you and trawled the internet (not just the Father's Day gift sections where the tool boxes and survival kits reside) to put together the best Father's Day gift guide out there...

1. Get beer delivered next day

Siren Beer box

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If you need to order a Father's Day gift right this second, head over to Siren Craft Brew you can order a mixed case and it will be delivered next day. Easy, sorted. They have just launched a new brew too, Lumina. It's so easy to drink if will please anyone's tastes, even the dads that tease you when you bring an IPA around, call it 'posh beer' or 'that there London beer'. It's delicious dad, just drink it. 

2. A Father's Day gift for a fit and eco-friendly dad

Swell water bottle

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He sounds nice. 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 in a heatwave, while at the same time just making him slightly more trendy. S'well have loads of gorgeous designs, too, so make sure you check them all out. 

P.S John Lewis do next day delivery!

3. Give the Father's Day gift of manscaping

Murdock London Shaving Cream

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Dads rarely treat themselves to nice grooming stuff, so 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. 

4. A last minute Father's Day gift for grandad?

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club

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And to continue on the manscaping theme, a smart scent that you know they would never normally buy would also make a lovely gift. Obviously, scents are super personal, but if you want a suggestion from us, Acqua di Parma Colonia is gorgeous, plus it's a classic scent that we reckon most people would like. It's fresh, with top notes of citrus, combined with mint and neroli, but there is also a depth because of the woody base notes. 

5. A smart Father's day gift idea: an Amazon Echo Dot 

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Okay, enough pampering products, let's move on to tech, probably a much safer bet when it comes to Father's Day gift ideas. The Echo Dot is a voice controlled speaker that can, among other things, play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and control compatible smart home devices. Basically, it's your dad's dream. Just be prepared for every time you go round to get a full demonstration of the new feature your dad has discovered. Or to show him again how to switch it on. Find all the best smart speakers in our expert buyer's guide.

And yep, you can get this delivered next day with Amazon Prime.

6. A personalised Father's Day gift

Not on the High Street Father's day mug

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You can't go wrong with a personalised Father's Day gift – and a mug is an easy option. They are a classic and you know they are going to get some use. We love this one from Not on the High Street. Yes, it's personalised, but before you just scroll straight on past, this isn't the 'My dad Jeff is the best' kind of personalised; this is subtly personalised (which we prefer). You can pick the wording so can choose to be as soppy or as sarcastic as you like. 

7. Gift the dream that is 60-second pizza oven

Uuni wood fired pizza oven

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Gorgeously sleek and conveniently compact, this ingenious little wood-fired pizza from Uuni oven reaches 500°C in just 10 minutes after lighting and can churn out pizzas in 60 seconds. 60 seconds! Fast food at its best – and he'll have to cook it. Even better.

8. Not a pizza guy? Treat him to a portable BBQ

Everdue by Heston

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The CUBE by Everdure by Heston Blumenthal is perfect for use on table tops, and those impromptu barbecues in the garden or away from home (when we get the chance to!). Your dad with LOVE this because it has everything he needs to cook up a feast without any hassle; an integrated food-grade storage tray, preparation board and porcelain enamel firebox.

It's also mega easy to store, set up and clean so no matter what the weather is up to this Father's Day, this barbecue is one for the entire family to enjoy. Find more of the best portable BBQs in our buying guide. 

9. A cheap Father's Day gift: a beer making kit

Beer making kit

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Because he's worth it, but we're all on a budget! There's no shame in that, so if you want a cheap Father's Day gift that still shows you care – beer is the answer. And all dads like beer, right? RIGHT? Well okay, maybe not all dads, but if your dad does, then challenge him to make his own brew with this Brewdog beer making kit. It makes a gallon, which is basically two six-packs' worth of zesty, grapefruity American IPA. Just don't promise you will help with the taste testing. 

10. Or just let him drink it, without the elbow grease

Craft beer subscription service

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If there's no chance your dad is patient enough to make his own beer, treat him to a beer subscription. You can have a selection of craft beers delivered to his door from Beer Hawk and arrange for how many times and how often you want it delivered – the best kind of Father's Day gift that keeps on giving. 

Beer Hawk have also just started selling a Beer & Curry Gift Pack, which sounds like the most perfect (if not a tad cliche) dad present to us!

11. Add in some fancy Father's Day skincare

Mens skincare by Kiehls

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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 Kiehls 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 new wash bag for dad to put it all in 

Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Wash Bag, Navy

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And, for all these new products you've gifted him, your dad is going to need a swish new wash bag. If you really want to treat him, we love the simple grey leather number from The White Company. But if you know your dad isn't so bothered about owning a super luxurious wash bag, this Herschel wash bag (below) is also cute.

13. Get your dad streaming 

Google Chromecast ultra

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Open your dad's eyes to the world of binge watching with a Google Chromecast. Plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port of his TV and he can start streaming his favourite entertainment straight from his smartphone. It's compatible with loads of apps, including Netflix, Youtube and Spotify. In the simplest terms, it basically turns a standard TV into a smart TV. 

If you (or your dad) need any help or advice when it comes to streaming devices, make sure you check out our guide. 

14. A (not so) retro record player 

Roberts turntable

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Take him back to his youth with a turntable. We love the overall look of the Roberts RT100 two speed USB turntable. Beautifully designed, with a sleek and minimal wooden deck, it has its own built-in amp so you can connect directly to other audio equipment, such as radios, sound systems or even multi-room speakers. And the USB port allows conversion of your records to digital files, so your dad can upload his whole '70s collection on to his laptop or computer. Yay. 

John Lewis have loads of more turntables for every style and budget so make sure you check the whole range. 

15. Up his music listening game with some AirPods

Apple AirPods

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If your dad is less old school in his music listening habits, get him a really good pair of headphones. Obviously, everyone is different in the style of headphones they like, but if you really want to treat him, go with some Apple AirPods

16. Keep him fit with some home gym equipment 

home gym with a punchbag

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Got a dad that spends his life in lycra? Up his fitness regime with some of the best home gym equipment, maybe a selection of dumbbells? A punch bag? Maybe a turbo trainer if you are feeling generous? Click the links to see all our favourite finds and best price comparisons.

17. Or go for a fitness tracker 

Garmin fitness tracker

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If he's got all the gear but no idea, give him an idea with a fitness tracker. The Garmin Forerunner 45 is our pick of the best. The built-in activity tracker keeps recording steps all day long. Information about distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned – indoors and out – is also recorded. Plus, it can be used for emails, texts, calls and calendar updates. 

For more of the best fitness trackers, check out our buying guide. 

18. A stylish rucksack

Black rucksack

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Father's Day is your perfect opportunity to make dad a bit more fashionable. You might not be able to Queer Eye him into skinny jeans and trendy trainers, but a nice, sensible rucksack could be your in. This rucksack from John Lewis isn't too out there that it's gonna scare your dad away, but the super simple style is actually very fashionable. 

19. A cute card card holder

Barber wallet

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A classic card holder is a great Father's Day gift idea. This Barbour wallet is a twist on just a plain leather version, plus we love the detail of the instantly recognisable Barbour print running through the middle. 

20. A Father's Day gift from the baby of the family: a nifty smartphone projector 

Smartphone projector

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If you're shopping for a new dad, think smartphone territory. This genius invention lets him project things from the small screen of his phone (think new baby pictures and videos) on to the wall for easier viewing with up to 8x magnification. Easy to assemble and easy to use, the projector also amplifies the sound with no need for an additional power source.

21. The world's smallest helicopter 

Argos helicopter

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Was a more dad-like thing ever made? This gadget is exactly what it looks like: it's the world's smallest helicopter. It's remote controlled and works from rechargeable batteries. We love it.

22. A star-gazing kit

Stargazing kit

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Nawww how lovely is this star-gazing kit? Treat your dad to a tranquil evening under the stars. This kit includes a compass, hip flask (an essential), neck rub (no idea why) and a binocular lens cleaner, all housed in a cute portable box.

23. An aspirational travel book

Lonely planets epic hikes of the world

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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 Hikes of The World, Epic Drives of the World and Epic Runs of the World.

24. You can't go wrong with Lego 

LEGO 42111 Technic Fast & Furious Dom's Dodge Charger Racing Car

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Lego is a fab gift, especially during lockdown, kills an afternoon or two doesn't it? But it's great for doing with the kids or grandkids if of course, your dad isn't one of these super serious Lego builders who doesn't see them as toys at all and has to go and sit in his study while he patiently plays with the bricks alone.

John Lewis have loads of Lego sets for all ages and abilities, and at a wide range of price points so take your pick from there.

25. A subscription to his favourite homes magazine

Magazine cover February 2020

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Hey, you can't blame us for saying that a subscription to his favourite homes' mag, whether Real Homes, Period Living or Homebuilding & Renovating (or all three) 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! 

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Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer. As a renter, she is always looking for creative ways to make her flat feel like home. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration.