Buying a great Father’s day present can be an annual challenge, but here are ten gifts with a difference to help you get everything wrapped up before 19th June:
1. Coasteering Weekend
This has got to be better than a mug! Coasteering is becoming hugely popular adventure activity that takes place at various coastal destinations, such as Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. It involves scrambling around the base of cliffs, exploring caves, wearing a helmet and wetsuit, and jumping off dangerous-looking rocks into rough seas. Not for the faint-hearted!
Price: Coasteering packages are available from approximately £60 pp.
2. Disco Pants by Betabrand
Sometimes simply being a dad can make one feel a bit of a fuddy-duddy but there is no danger of that with these super-shiny disco trousers. They will certainly turn heads at the next PTA disco! These unashamedly attention-grabbing trousers are also ideal for more mundane leisure activities, such as hang gliding and rock climbing.
3. The LUMINOR 1950 MONOPULSANTE GMT by Officine Panerai
This watch is the epitome of style, elegance and centuries of expert craftsmanship and is made by the exclusive Swiss watchmakers at Officine Panerai. It comes with a hefty price tag but is worth every penny.
4. Vineyard Vines Bonefish Embroidered Camo Shorts
The ultimate in preppie chic, these classic shorts are a must-have holiday wear for dads as they enable the wearer to instantly fit in with ease, whether they are at a beach party in the Hamptons or the New Forest Centerparcs.
5. Oakley Custom Sunglasses
Father’s Day is in June at the start of the summer, so what better way to mark the occasion than with a pair of custom sunglasses from Oakley to help your father get into the spirit of the season. Useful and stylish.
Price: from £115
6. Tom Ford Tasselled Burnished Leather Loafers
The perfect present for the father who appreciates the finer things in life. These leather-crafted burnished loafers offer a sartorial slant to classic city chic.
7. Harley-Davidson Jackets
If your dad is a biker or just admires the look and lifestyle, why not indulge him with an iconic leather jacket?
Price: from $110
8. Inductor Charged Backpack from The North Face
It’s not quite a jet pack but it’s nearly as good! This great looking backpack has the capacity to charge your phone or laptop as well as storing it safely. Be the envy of fellow travellers during boring delays at airports, train stations etc.
9. Bugatti Veyron
Every father has their own dream sports car, but this is my own father’s favourite. It’s the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 250 mph and will take your breath away. The only downside is the price tag. Still, dads can dream.
Price: Over one million pounds and the bespoke tyres alone are £20,000 a set.
If the car and the watch are sadly out of your price range, it might be a good idea to look at some more affordable items. Socks are a cliche present for dads, but they are an undoubtedly useful gift and are underrated as a present idea. Look for high-quality socks with reinforced stress zones, made from natural fibres such as cotton, wool or – even better – angora, and bright colours to turn them into an accessorising fashion statement.
In fact, why stop at one pair? A Henry J Socks subscription means that your father can have a brand new pair delivered each month.
Price: £17.97 for a three-month subscription