With the big day fast approaching, children everywhere (both young and old) will inevitably be searching around for that perfect gift for the father in their life. If you’re finding it all a bit of a struggle, I’m here to help. Just like last year, I’ve done my research and have found 5 gifts which your father might love – with a variety of prices and types, to hopefully cater for every need.
I’ll be following up with another 5 later on, to make sure you’ve got plenty to choose from. But in the mean time, here are my first 5 suggestions. I’ve handily split them by price range, to suit a range of budgets!
New Car Smell, all year round! Yankee Candle car products, from £1.69
If your dad is anything like me, or my dad, or indeed most dads I know, aftershaves, food or even beer smells PALE in significance to one particular smell: New Car smell. I don’t know WHAT it is or where it comes from, but the smell of a clean car is one we all love. So why not get your dad some other lovely smells for his motor with this excellent range of in-car smellies from Yankee Candle? We’ve got one in the car right now – it hides the smell of food the kids have dropped behind the seats VERY effectively!
£10 to £20
Say it with lyrics! Lyric posters, from around £13
This one is definitely in the “I’d like some of these myself” category – but all music-loving dads are bound to love them. Especially if you put a bit of extra effort in and find the perfect song to fit the man. I found this one on Not on the High Street, but there are several other retailers that do them – whether you choose one of the suggested songs, or go one step further and pick one that is personal to your dad, they’re simple to order and would look great on dad’s wall.
£20 to £30
Get him a new car! Remote Control car, from around £25
Your dad probably has his own car already. But does he have one that he can race against his friends (or kids), drive through puddles, off walls, round his garden etc? Can he chase the cat with his? Hmm, I guess he probably CAN do that – but he’d get into a lot of trouble. But not with the ThinkGizmos Remote Control Car he won’t! (Also available in the UK from Amazon). This nifty little Truggy (Truck plus buggy, I think?) can be made to do all sorts of tricks and stunts, or just raced around the garden annoying your guests. It’s much cheaper than some of the “professional” models, but it would keep the average dad happy on a Sunday afternoon, no worries. ThinkGizmos also do a remote control helicopter, which you control with your phone! Epic.
£30 to £50
Give him the chop! Samurai Kitchen Knives, around £30-40
Make boring old vegetable preparation a whole lot more fun with these amazing samurai-style kitchen knives – togeter with an elegant storage rack. Now I can’t guarantee mum is going to like these, and MIGHT even respond to dad opening them with “You’re not putting THOSE in my lovely clean kitchen!” (or words to those effect) but hey, that’s a risk I’d be willing to take for the chance at using these bad boys. Or failing that, keep them in the shed for surreptitious apple-chopping and stick-whittling!
Kebabtacular! Kebab rotisserie grill, from around £70
I’ll admit that this is a bit of a left-field suggestion, but it’s bound to find a home in SOME dad’s kitchens. When I first saw it, I thought “That’s bonkers”, but when I read up on it I realised it’s actually just a fairly good grilling machine for anything you can stick on the pole – so it doesn’t have to be a kebab. You can make your own creations, grill vegetables, cheese, whatever you like really. But if you DO decide to make your own “kebab shop” kebab, the real benefit is that with this, you know exactly what is in the kebab – because you’ve selected the meat yourself. Whether you stick it on to accompany a barbecue, or knock up a post-pub snack, this is bound to be a conversation piece at the very least!