Father’s Day is just around the corner and with the Government’s coronavirus restrictions set to ease, many of us will be looking forward to spending the day celebrating with family.
If your dad or father figure is notoriously difficult to buy for, we’re here to help with our guide to the best Father’s Day gifts 2021.
For the foodie
A personalised food hamper is sure to be popular with foodies. Pack it with all different types of foods and flavours, from chocolates and sweets, crisps and cheese, to craft beer or wines – you’ll find plenty of inspiration at Marks & Spencer.
We’re all optimistic for a British summer to remember for all the right reasons, so a BBQ grill set and apron may be the perfect gift. Inspire some new dishes by heading to WHSmith for the pick of the best cookbooks, including new release ‘Outdoor Cooking: The ultimate modern barbecue bible’ from Tom Kerridge.
If eating out is more their thing, there are plenty of options for Father’s Day dining at Royal Victoria Place in Central Market.
For the fitness fanatic
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If your father figure is more into cardio than carbs, help them to keep track of just how active they’ve been with a new smart watch or fitness tracker to monitor daily steps, sleep quality, calories burned and more. There’s something to suit all styles, budgets and lifestyles at Menkind, so check out the full range on your next visit.
For the avid runner, gym-goer or weightlifter, you can find gym wear including tops and shorts from Sports Direct to help them to keep fit in style.
And thinking a little outside the box for fitness present ideas for dad, consider a foam roller, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.For the outdoor adventurer
Fuel your loved one’s next adventure with a gift that will help them to make the most of the outdoors.
You’ll find a variety of specialist outdoor and hiking wear, from waterproofs to backpacks, at Trespass. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.
If their outdoor adventures are focused closer to home in the garden, there’s plenty you can treat them to for their little oasis. Find the very best gardening gifts for dad at Wilko, from gloves and tools to garden gnomes and plants.
For the tech obsessed
Here’s our top picks of the latest gizmos and gadgets for dad.
Wireless earphones from Menkind are a great idea to enjoy favourite tunes or podcasts on the go. Or treat them to a smart speaker and turn up the volume for the whole family to enjoy.
For something a little more retro, a vinyl record player from HMV would make a great gift for a music lover, especially if they’ve got old records in the cupboards.
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For the well-groomed
L’Occitane also have great grooming gifts including beard grooming and shaving travel kits.
A designer fragrance is always a good choice. Head into store to try the latest ranges and chat to the team at The Perfume Shop or Boots for advice on a variety of scents, from Paco Rabanne and Hugo Boss to Jean Paul Gaultier or Emporio Armani.
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And if one gift just won’t do the trick, creating your own man spa gift basket may be the way to go. You’ll find all of the essentials like treatments, cleansers and moisturisers from The Body Shop or Lush. And don’t forget to throw in a cosy bathrobe from Next or a candle from Collingwood Batchellor to help set the relaxing mood.
For the style savvy
This Father’s Day, what better way to say ‘thanks for everything’ than with a shopping trip at Royal Victoria Place on you, and the chance to spend some quality time together?
If you’d rather do the choosing, bomber jackets, bermuda shorts and statement shirts all make the top lists for men’s fashion trends this season. You’ll find plenty to choose from at Gas Station and Fenwick.
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For the dad-to-be or new dad
Help to celebrate their first Father’s Day by picking up a card at Clinton Cards and writing a little message from bump or the new arrival.
Other popular new dad gifts could include a polaroid camera from Menkind to help capture precious memories of the new arrival. Pick up a photo album too to help store precious snaps forever.
We know that newborns bring lots of love but steal sleep too! Lavender scented candles or sleep spray from L’Occitane are likely to go down a treat with new parents.
Whether you’re organising a shopping trip to Royal Victoria Place to buy a Father’s Day gift, or scheduling a day out with dad to celebrate, you can find our full list of stores on our Eat Drink Shop page.