Not all heroes wear capes. Some dads wear bicycle shorts and others, bandanas. No two dads are the same, but we think we can agree that all great dads are heroes! The annual day of celebrating dads, Father’s Day, falls on Sunday 16th June this year. To help you make it extra special and show your unique and wonderful pappa why he’s the best dad going, we’ve put together a list of Father’s Day gift ideas. Whether your dad is music mad and preparing for his next big festival, a cycling fanatic that loves to get on his bike at the weekends or can always be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we’ve got some fantastic present suggestions.
For dads who love cycling
If your dad likes hitting the open road on his two wheels, you’re in luck. We have a whole host of cycling-inspired gifts for dads who (rather embarrassingly) don lycra shorts at the weekend. You can’t go wrong with the Gentleman’s Bicycle Repair Kit in a nifty vintage-style tin. From patches to a multi-tool, it features everything he’ll need to get moving again. Other gifts for keen-cyclists include the Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists book by Nick Moore and the ‘Hit the Road’ enamel mug from Gentleman’s Hardware.
For dads who love music
He’s always talking about that festival from the summer of 76’ and won’t stop tuning and re-tuning his guitar. If that sounds familiar, you’ve got a music-loving dad on your hands who deserves a fitting gift. If your dad is already planning his packing for the summer festival season, he’ll love the Rockers and Ravers festival essential kit - a compact set of aftersun, hand wipes and body wipes. And if he won’t stop playing those old bands time and time again? The ‘Little Book of The Rolling Stones’ or the ‘Little Book of The Beatles’ make brilliant gifts.
For dads who love cooking
If your dad really comes into his own in the kitchen, we’ve got some mouthwatering recipe books for Father’s Day. We love the Fire Food book by DJ BBQ - it teaches you how to master cooking with open flames to create delicious dishes such as poutine with bourbon and maple syrup sauce and prawn tacos. Inspired by his adventures around the world, Rich Harris’ Fire & Smoke BBQ cookbook is another great choice. Your dad will be whipping up tasty dishes including chilli dogs and sticky ribs - it’s a win-win!
For dads who deserve a break
No one said being a hero was easy. To show your dad you appreciate everything they do for you, give him the best gift of all: time to enjoy himself! Pour him a glass of his favourite tipple, complete with our cooling whisky stones from Gentleman’s Hardware and let him put his feet up in front of the TV. Or, draw him a bath, pass him a new book and some indulgent bath and body stuff from Men’s Society.
For all the brilliant dads out there, we’ve got the Father’s Day gift ideas they’ll really love. And if you’re still stuck for what to choose, you can’t go wrong with luxurious novelty socks and heavenly artisan chocolate from Creighton’s. Here’s to all the brilliant dads, we salute you!