Dads can often be very difficult to buy for as they either don’t want anything or they have everything already. But we’ve come up with a list of gift ideas that he won’t be expecting and is bound to love (and some you’ll love too). Keep reading for our round up of the best Father's day gifts of 2018.
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Whatever kind of Dad you have, whether he’s a foodie or an outdoorsman, our list has something for him. You don’t have to spend a fortune either, something like the Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal BBQ is perfect for family days out, and the ROSS & ROSS Make Your Own Bacon Kit will make him feel just like Gordon Ramsay as he prepares his own cured meats. Whatever your budget, check out the range of gifts below to find something that your Dad will love.
1. Anki Overdrive Starter Kit
Because we all know Dads are big kids really
Give your dad the gift of nostalgia this Father’s day with this modern-day Scalextric. Each car is a robot that is controlled by your smart device, and you can zoom around on this magnetic track which is easy to put together and build on. This is just the starter pack, so you can add to this in the future and build your very own dream race course. It’s wireless, so you can place it anywhere and rechargeable so you’ll never run out of power. No matter how old you are, this is a great gift for you and your Dad to bond over together.
2. Desmond & Dempsey Printed Cotton Pyjama Shirt
Lazy days just got a whole lot more comfy with these stylish PJs
Pyjamas aren’t usually something Dads will buy for themselves, so this stylish pyjama shirt could be a nice luxury item they weren’t expecting. It comes in a set (trousers sold separately) and it’s made from lightweight cotton which is good for sleeping in all year round. They are super soft and navy is a neutral colour that is bound to be liked by many. If your Dad’s dressing gown is looking a bit worse for wear, this is a thoughtful gift that will make lazy days and lounging around on the weekends far more stylish.
3. Pacapod Picos Backpack
A smart changing bag for Dad when he’s out with baby
This stylish men’s changing bag is a really nice gift for days out with your little one. Its backpack design is easy to wear or alternative you can clip it onto a pushchair, and it looks just like a regular bag. It comes fully equipped with a baby changing mat and a cool bag to keep food in, too. Whether going out shopping or for a picnic in the park, this bag is practical and will allow Dads to keep their hands free when out with the kids. It also opens up completely for easy access and has straps to keep everything in their designated compartments.
4. Ross & Ross Make Your Own Bacon Kit
Meat lovers can enjoy learning the process of preparing their own cured meats
Foodies will love the opportunity to cure their own meats. This kit comes with everything you need to make delicious bacon, including two curing salts, a butcher’s hook, three sealable bags, gloves and instructions. You can choose a spicy option if they like it hot or stick to the original for tasty bacon the whole family can enjoy. If your Dad is a budding chef and swears as much as Gordon Ramsay, then he’s bound to enjoy this little culinary experience.
5. Original Star Wars Stormtrooper Glass Tumbler
Star Wars fans can never have enough memorabilia
This Stormtrooper glass should be a part of any Star Wars fan’s collection. Whether it’s for your morning orange juice or a cheeky nightcap, this glass features a Stormtrooper mould in the middle of the super flint glass tumbler, which is said to look cool when filled with dark liquids. It’s quite chunky and many prefer to keep this as a display piece, but however you choose to use it, this licenced piece of merchandise is a great one to add to the collection.
6. Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal BBQ
A portable BBQ for family camping and garden parties
This little BBQ is ideal for cooking on the go. Whether you’re in the garden, off camping or in the park, the triple plated grill with fold out legs allows you to set up your cooking station wherever you are. It has a carry handle and lid for easy transportation and it has enough room to cook for up to 3-4 people. Those who have this BBQ find it is durable and easy to clean, even with frequent use. A worthwhile investment for any budding chef.
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