Many of us haven’t spent a lot of time with extended family this year, so there’s sure to be lots of people wanting to spoil dad this Father’s Day.
Honouring your dad – or the special father figure in your life – is much more than gift giving, but a little something to show your dad just how much he means to you and how much you may have missed seeing him during the pandemic will certainly put a smile on his face come June 21.
Research from Notonthehighstreet.com found that nearly half of Brits say lockdown is the longest they have ever gone without seeing their Dad, going 50 days or more, and as a result are planning to spend more on them this Father’s Day.
So whether your dad’s a golf fan, BBQ nut, or smart tech enthusiast, we’ve got you covered.
Choose from a snazzy Echo Dot for at-home voice control for everything from playing music to controlling the lights, to an outdoor speaker for al fresco dining and living.
And don’t worry, you don’t need to spend a fortune either, there are plenty of brilliant Father’s Day gifts for under £50 that will bring a smile to his face, so you can keep dad and your purse strings happy. You can thank us later.
Best Father’s Day gifts for 2021
Best for the king of the grill
How about a personalised BBQ apron and tools set for the king of the grill? The handy apron set makes alfresco dining easy, and will see dad cooking up a storm in style.
The apron has compartments to hold the tools, and ‘King of the BBQ’ is written across the top. The set includes tongs, a brush, a spatula with bottle opener and a pronged fork, and it all comes in a case that you can have personalised. Perfect.
Best for dads who love gadgets
Introduce your dad to smart technology and make his life really easy with the Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa.
He’ll be able to use his voice to stream music, audiobooks or podcasts. He can also ask Alexa to do all sorts of things, including tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather and setting alarms.
It can also be asked to control your home, using your voice to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat and lock doors.
One thing dad will likely love, he can call almost anyone hands-free to easily catch up with friends and family.
Best for DIY fans
If your dad oozes Bob the Builder vibes, he’ll love this on-the-go tool kit packed with practical essentials.
He’ll never be without his tools again and will always have a number of super-handy mending materials on hand including: a voltage tester, pliers, hex key, handle, precision screwdriver, flathead, and screwdriver bits.
Not only is the retro design pretty cool, it’s fun and useful as well.
One happy customer said: “These oil jug tool kits are such a nice guy gift. I have given these to several of our friends and they all love the novelty in addition to the usefulness (carry in the car, store in the garage, etc).”
Best for music lovers
This bestselling Anker indoor/outdoor portable speaker ensures your dad can play all his favourite tunes in the garden.
From al fresco lunches to solo quality time or after-dark parties, this speaker will stay protected against rain, dust, snow, and spills, and has a play time of 24-hours.
It can also be used to make hands-free calls and has an aux port for plug-in-and-play if he doesn’t have Bluetooth.
Best for drinkers
If you’re a little strapped for cash but still want to get a thoughtful Father’s Day gift, this personalised bottle opener is ideal.
Each one comes packaged in a fun cardboard sleeve, so you won’t even need to worry about wrapping. creating the perfect ready made gift.
You can even add some matching personalised beer mats made from proper beer mat board in the same text as on your bottle opener.
Best for beer lovers
Beer-loving dads will certainly enjoy making use of this Father’s Day gift.
This Honest Brew bundle includes six beers from six different breweries, an exclusive HonestBrew tasting glass and a pair of HonestBrew socks.
If you’re feeling spenny, why not go all out on the Ultimate Father’s Day beer bundle instead? It features a bunch of added extras including two more craft beers, a virtual tasting session, a couple of tasty snacks from Serious Pig and a £10 voucher for £38.90.
Best for stylish dads
Does Dad like weekends away with his partner, or golf trips with buddies? This stylish canvas duffel bag will come in extra handy.
It’s lightweight and easy to carry, with spacious inner wall zipped pockets and main compartments.
It’s also perfect to use as a carry-on flight bag when we’re all jetting off on holiday again.
Best for doting dads
How cute are these matching aprons? Perfect for buying your partner from you and your little one.
There’s a Daddy apron that highlights him as ‘grill master’ and the mini me version can be personalised with any name and says below it ‘in training’. Adorable.
Best for golf devotees
One for the golfing fanatic as this thoughtful pressie is probably one he wouldn’t treat himself to.
The personalised golf glove is crafted from synthetic leather and has a reinforced palm patch for extra durability.
You can even have your dad’s initials stitched into the top for an extra-special touch.
Best for snazzy dressers
This limited edition Rolling Stones three-sock set from Happy Socks is the perfect present for rock music fans.
With bold prints, clashing colours and featuring the famous Forty Licks tongue, any Rolling Stones fan will be happy to show them off.
Best for chocoaholics
If dad has a sweet tooth this delicious giant bar of Toblerone will send him to chocolate heaven.
You can personalise the special bar with his name for an extra special touch – and if he’s feeling generous he might (if you’re lucky) just share a piece or two with you.
Best for whisky connoisseurs
This limited edition gift set comes with two Glenmorangie tumblers and a 70cl bottle of much loved, tasty Glenmorangie Scottish whiskey.
The Bottle Club are also throwing in two complimentary Fever-Tree Ginger Ale bottles with the set too, so dad can whip up the perfect tipple to toast to on Father’s Day.
Best for health conscious
The perfect gift for dads who like to look after themselves, inside and out.
The Absolute Collagen Box provides a natural way of fighting the visible signs of ageing including improving skin, nails and hair – including hair thinning.
Each sachet contains a mighty 7.7g of protein, which will help post-workout too.
Best for stressed out dads
Headspace has launched new gift cards exclusively in partnership with Boots UK encouraging people to give the gift of mindfulness this Father’s Day.
Perfect for dads looking to rebalance or refocus their minds as the UK readjusts from a year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift cards come in four content themes: Mind, Health, Sleep and Focus.
Best for the bearded
If your dad likes to take care of his beard, the Ultimate Maintenance Kit comes with all of the trimmings to keep the face and facial fuzz in check.
The kit compromises of exfoliating and gel face washes, a conditioning beard oil, beard wax, as well as a high performance razor and moisturiser.
The whole set is a complete bargain and well worth it for a beginner’s introduction into skin and beard care.
Best for foodies
Everyone’s dad turns into a professional chef the second a barbecue comes out. For £50 this set from Argos home is a complete steal and perfect for a summer filled with al fresco dinning with loved ones.
The oil drum charcoal BBQ is a good size if you’re cooking for up to 10 guests, the set also comes with a protective cover and all the utensils you’ll need to get you started.