Hey, hey, hey OJO peeps! It’s Father’s Day this Sunday but don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to get your old man a present – we’ve got your back. Instead of a boring tie or a book he’ll never read, why not get him something a bit different this year? To help you out, we’ve put together a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on his face…
1: A cool subscription
Hear us out – we don’t mean a subscription to a boring railway magazine (unless that’s his thing, of course!). These days there are plenty of cool subscriptions you can sign up for, so your dad will get a little treat every month.
Whether it’s a crate of beer, an exotic blend of coffee or a funky pair of socks, he’ll always have something to look forward to. It really is the gift that keeps on giving! Plus, it doesn’t have to break the bank, with some subscriptions starting from just £5 per month.
2: A driving experience
Vroooom! Does anyone else’s dad spend their weekends slumped on the sofa watching F1 or repeats of Top Gear? Well, you can make his dreams of emulating Lewis Hamilton and co. come true with a day burning rubber on the track.
You can buy a driving experience for all major UK race circuits from as little as £39. From old bangers to famous film cars, there’s something for everyone. We promise he’ll have a wheel-y good time!
3: Beard Buddy
There’s nothing more annoying than popping into the bathroom after your dad’s had a shave only to discover the sink caked in hair. Luckily, that no longer has to be a problem thanks to the Beard Buddy.
Fluffy fathers will love this tool, which is essentially a bib that catches beard trimmings that can then be thrown in the bin. It’ll set you back less than a tenner and your plughole will be eternally grateful. Hair today, gone tomorrow!
4: Lazy Frying Pan
How does your dad like his eggs in the morning? Probably separated from the rest of his fry up! If that’s the case, the Lazy Pan might be just for him.
Imagine a regular frying pan with separate compartments, so he can perfectly cook his breakfast elements separately without causing a mess in the pan (not to mention saving on the washing up!). Pick up a lazy frying pan for less than £30 – you never know, he might cook you breakfast to say thank you!
5: Indoor Putting Green
Some dads would rather spend all day, every day, out on the golf course. Well, sometimes weather, work and life get in the way – but luckily, we’ve found the next best thing for one of our next Father’s Day gift ideas.
With an indoor putting green, your dad can sharpen his golf skills from the comfort of his own home. There are plenty of different options available online for under £50. Step aside Tiger Woods, there’s a new golf star in town!
6: Magnetic Wristband
Did you know the ‘D’ in D.I.Y stands for dad? Not really, but it should because most dads love pretending they’re a handyman. Whether they’re putting up shelves or building flatpack furniture, it’s hard to keep track of where all their loose screws and nails are.
So, why not get him a magnetic wristband? It’s the perfect gadget to stick your screws to, so they never get lost and are in a convenient place when you need them. And best of all, they only cost around a tenner!
7: Robot hoover
Let’s face it, some dads can be lazy and will do anything to get out of doing any housework. And while we haven’t quite reached a place where robots can do everything for us, we can at least make sure they save us from having to do the hoovering.
Say hello to the robot hoover! This clever little device will make its way around your dad’s house, collecting any dirt on the way. The only downside is that the cheapest models will still set you back around £150.
8: Charity Gift
You know what they say – charity begins at home! And not all gifts have to be physical. There are all sorts of charity gifts out there, which can go a long way to improving the lives of those that are less fortunate.
Charities like CAFOD allow you to donate to help others, with options including teaching someone to read, fighting fires in the Amazon and providing clean water for a family. The gifts start from just £4 and the difference they’ll make to people’s lives is worth a lot more than getting your dad a generic box of chocolates. How’s that for a list of Father’s Day gift ideas?