Father's Day gift ideas

Caroline Cassidy

This June 17 is Father's Day and for adults and children alike, it's the time to show dad that all the years of hard work, devotion and love have not gone unnoticed. If you're stuck for a gift that says just how much you care, here are a few ideas to give you inspiration.

Father's Day gift ideas
Father's Day gift ideas

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Personalised gifts
Shopping for a special gift for Dad doesn't have to cost the earth. A personalised gift will mean just as much. For example, if the man in your life is a single malt connoisseur, a pair of tumblers engraved with a special message and a personalised bottle of whisky (from £54.99) to fill them will undoubtedly go down well. But if your budget doesn't stretch quite that far, wake your father up in the morning with a cuppa in his very own personalised mug for just £10.99. From picture frames to cufflinks, almost anything can be given that personal touch these days so get creative and give dad something that'll remind him how special he is each and every day.

Sports gifts
Whether he's a football fanatic, a golf nut or a die-hard cricket man, there's a sporty gift to suit him. For instance, why not consider a football stadium tour for the footie fan father? Prices start from around £35 but if you really want to see his eyes light up, 'ultimate' experiences, with behind the scenes access and training sessions are available for around £300, depending on his team of choice.

If Dad's a keen golfer, there is no doubt a lengthy list of pressies he would be happy with but for something a little out of the ordinary, consider a personalised silver plated golf set (£29.99) and let him tee off in style. For a pricier gift, a lesson with a top PGA Pro for £105 is likely to be a big hit.

Petrolheads, meanwhile, will lap up a personalised book celebrating 50 years of Formula One, containing newspaper reports from the last half century (£39.99) and driving experience days, which start from around the £100 mark, will give any speed freak the thrill of a lifetime.

Foodie gifts
If your dad likes nothing more than to settle into his favourite chair with a good glass of port and a cheeseboard, a Father's Day hamper is the way to go. Prices start from just £18 for a cheese and wine basket to £150 for Fortnum and Mason's Gentleman's Hamper, but gifts designed for those with a sweet tooth, a love of all things spicy and even for the keen rambler are on offer for a variety of budgets.

Humorous gifts
Between long days at the office and acting as resident taxi, there may be times when Dad's sense of humour deserts him. Get those funny bones working again with a cheap and cheerful humorous gift. For just £9.99 your old man can baffle his work colleagues and family alike with the ever-useful Impressive Word A Day memo pad, or give him a creative way to tear a strip of his friends with the Excellent Insult A Day alternative.

Of course, if your dad is conscious of the years ticking by, make him realise he's not alone with the book of 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments (£7.99) or inspire him to live life to the full with 101 Things To Do Before You're Old and Boring (also £7.99).

What's your idea of the perfect Father's Day gift? Leave your comments below...