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Father’s Day 2020: the best gadgets, games and presents your dad will love

·15-min read

Father’s Day is nearly here - this year it falls on June 21 - which means you have just enough time to find him the perfect gift.

Lockdown measures may mean that you haven’t seen the old man in months, so it’s more important than ever to send him a gift that shows just how much you care. On the other hand, if you’ve been living in the same space since late March, pulling out all the stops on Father’s Day is a lovely way to celebrate him and everything he does for you.

Perhaps you’d like to send a special something to a pal just entering the world of fatherhood, or a father figure like an uncle, godfather or grandfather who you’ve always looked up to. Whoever you want to celebrate this Father’s Day, we’ve put together the finest selection of gifts below.

We know all fathers are unique, which can make shopping for them a particularly tricky task.

Maybe he fancies himself a BBQ expert; king of the grill. Or perhaps he loves nothing better than getting to grips with the latest tech must-haves, or secretly enjoys stocking his side of the bathroom cabinet with sumptuous skincare.

Whatever his taste, we have options for every budget that will have your pop beaming come Sunday, June 21.

See our favourites below

Food, Drink + Kitchen Gadgets

Whether he's a saint or a sinner when it comes to his food and drink, we have the perfect tasty selection for your dad.

Smith & Wollensky Steak Box

For your last minute Father's Day gifting needs, you really can't go wrong with this impressive steak box. If you're a firm believer that the best way to someone's heart is through their stomach than this is the present for your dad. Premium grocery box delivery service has teamed up with renowned steakhouse Smith & Wollensky to give you a meal kit starring a 900-1200g Irish grass fed Tomahawk or Rib-Eye alongside all the trimmings.

£55 | Knock Knock Groceries

Beer Hawk Curry & Craft Beer Gift Set

Dads who love nothing more than a curry and beer will revel in this winning gift pack from Beer Hawk. It puts four beers, a pint glass and a Jalfrezi spice mix all in one box, and can be delivered directly to his door if you happen to live at different addresses. Way more thoughtful than a card, this is the sort of gift that will see you overtake your siblings as his favourite.

£20 | Beer Hawk

Whisky and oyster hamper from Old Pulteney and The Oystermen

If you dad has been dreaming of a beachside break, this hamper will transport him to the coast. Whisky label Pulteney and The Oystermen have teamed up to create a covetable hamper containing a bottle of the former's 12 Years Old alongside 12 fresh oysters from Carlingford Bay, a shucking knife, and a crystal glass. What's more, £5 of every sale will be donated to The Drinks Trust charity in support of the industry during the Covid-19 crisis. There is only a limited amount available so nab your hamper before it's too late.

£50 | Oystermen Shop

Personalised INKD Bottles

Give your gift the personal touch with the help of INKD. You can get your dad’s favourite bottle of Johnnie Walker, Don Julio, Ciroc, Bulleit Bourbon or Haig Club with a message engraved on the bottle. If you order before June 21, it will come alongside premium mixers from Coca-Cola and Schweppes. The bottles can be delivered in two to five days.

From £23 | Get INKD

Sage Smoking Gun

If your dad's culinary skills could rival a top chef's, he'll love new gadgets that promise to take his meals to new heights. Have him nipping at Heston's heels with Sage's smoking gun, which helps infuse everything from cheeses and meat to cocktails with rich, smoky flavour.

£79.95 | Sage​

Darkness 8 Year Old Whisky

Here's a bottle he won't expect; an easy sipping whisky produced in custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks. If dad likes whisky, this single malt Scotch will take a front row seat on the bar cart. Gold award winner for the Speyside Single Malt 12 years and under 2020 World Whiskies Awards - this is a fantastic bottle to gift for dad's day.

£39.99 |Master of Malt *on sale now, normally £49.99

Hotel Chocolat Happy Father's Day H-Box, 180g

Allow him to indulge his sweet tooth with a selection of Hotel Chocolat’s posh confections. This best-selling Father’s Day Gift Box is filled with 14 chocolates in flavours like Champagne Truffle, Billionaire's Shortbread and Cherry Deluxe. Delicious.

£12.95 | John Lewis

Sage Bluicer Pro

Of all the kitchen appliances, a juicer has been hailed as one of the unsung heroes during this lockdown period and this may just be the Rolls-Royce of the home essential. One of the speediest on the market, you can blend or juice with one space-saving device that ensures your fruit and veggies will never go to waste. Whether you are gifting your health conscious dad who will use it for his daily celery juice, the fitness dad for protein shakes or the sugar addict that will make the most of the milkshake blending abilities, this all-rounder will go down a treat. Like the idea but not the price tag? Try a NutriBullet.

£369.95 | Harrods

Bulldog Gin

If you pa is a gin man, he'll be pleased as punch when he unwraps the juniper-spiked Bulldog gin, smartly packed in a high-gloss black bottle. Crafted with 12 botanicals, it offers a smooth sipping experience that's further brightened with juicy citrus notes. Try it with a fat wedge of freshly sliced lemon, plenty of ice and flavoured tonic.

£17.60 | Amazon *On sale from £24

George Foreman Small Grill 23400

Grilling doesn’t need to be reserved for those with a BBQ and an outdoor space, you can treat your dad to the iconic George Foreman so he can get cooking at any time and no matter the weather.

£19.99 | Argos

Cottage Delight Kings of The Grill Set

Grill kings are likely to have every tool under the sun already stashed in their sheds or kitchens, so if you’re looking for a twist, it might be time to think outside the BBQ box.

What better way to elevate his grill game than with an artisanal condiment set, designed specifically for smothering on perfectly cooked cuts of meat and veg. The gift pack includes sticky rib & wing sauce, sweet chilli jam, hickory smoked barbecue sauce and a pot of spicy chilli flakes.

£15 | John Lewis

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The Father's Day Whisky Tasting Set

Create your very own whisky tasting for the man in your life from the comfort of your own home with this set from Master of Malt. The alcohol specialists have curated this box of five drams sourced from some of the best producers around the world that your dad can sample to find out his preferred blend.

£19.95 | Master of Malt

Brewdog Punk IPA Beer Making Kit

This activity kit will provide not only something to pass the time during lockdown but will result in your dad’s very own tasty brew that he will have crafted from his own two hands. The set is made up of all the essential tools they need to make up to seven pints of Indian Pale Ale. You never know, this could ignite a hidden talent that could lead to a real business idea.

£45 | Menkind

Sport + Fitness

Whether he's a gym-addict, golf pro wannabe or just loves a game on the tennis court with his mates, he'll love this sporty selection.

100 Golf Courses Bucket List Scratch Off Poster

For the golf obsessed dad in your life, this poster will be sure to go down a treat. With each new course played, they can scratch it off to create a challenge to complete the entire lot - as if they needed any extra motivation.

£12.99 | Not on the High Street

Theragun Prime

This lifestyle and fitness gadget is brilliant for sporty dads, offering deep self-massage at home to break down tension and ease pain. It's also Bluetooth enabled, which means he can tailor his treatment through the Therabody app.

£275 | Theragun

Gentlemen's Hardware Gardening Multi-Tool

Encourage your dad to flex his gardening prowess with this all-encompassing tool. It features seven different functions including secateurs and an easy weeding utensil, all of which fold into a compact, wooden design.

£26 | John Lewis

Burgon and Ball Men's Gardening Gloves

For the dad that’s forever fussing around in the garden, keep his green fingers protected with a pair of hard-wearing gloves.The padded palms create a cushioning barrier against tools, allowing him to toil for longer without developing hand pain, while the wrist straps will ensure they don’t slip off mid-project. They’re even nice enough to double up as driving gloves. if he likes.

£15.95 | Amazon *sold out from John Lewis

Tech + Music

Whether he just has to have the latest music tech to play his favourite tunes or he deserves to kick back with a game that appeals to his nostalgia, we have the best tech and sound gifts for your papa.

Samsung Tab S6 Lite

Whether you're pooling funds with your siblings or just want to splash out on your pa, a tablet is a great piece of tech to gift to the man of the moment. Available in blue and black, the 10.4inch screen is ideal for streaming shows, catching up on news and the latest books and taking snaps with the 8mp camera.

Best of all, until June 30 you can claim a free pair of AKG Y500 Wireless Headphones worth £129 with a purchase of every Tab S6 Lite.

£399 | Samsung

Pac-Man Connect & Play Arcade Games

Inject some nostalgia into your Father’s Day gifting with this revamp of the retro arcade game Pac Man. The device plugs into your TV, acting as both the console and the remote so you can play 12 different Pac Man themed games. Sure to leave you with 'The Claw', Chandler Bing-style, it even features the legendary level 256 with the iconic glitch.

£29.99 | John Lewis

SONOS Move Portable Wireless Multi-room Speaker

With a new operating system launching on 8th June, Sonos will elevate any at-home sound system with an unrivalled surround experience and easy to navigate app. The new Move portable speaker acts in tandem with your Sonos devices when at home but is also a portable bluetooth device that you can take on the go. It is weatherproof, connects to Smart assistants and automatically adjusts to its surroundings to give you the best sound possible. Get together with your siblings and treat you dad this Father’s Day.

£399 | Currys

Fender Guitar

There is no better time to pick up a new skill than while we are stuck in our homes with time on our hands. Give the gift of music to your dad with a Fender guitar. The brand is also offering three months of online guitar lessons for free to get them started. There are electric, acoustic and bass guitars all on offer as well as amps and all the accessories they need.

From £99 | Fender

KODAK Luma 350 Smart HD Ready Mini Projector

This small but mighty device has won our hearts and we’re sure your dad will love it too. It is portable, lightweight and can be used both inside and outside to project your favourite shows, movies or even a photo slideshow. It can be connected to your laptop, Netflix or YouTube via a USB or HDMI and reflected onto a plain wall or sheet with a clear picture and a screen size of up to 200 inches.

£369.99 | Currys

Self Care + Grooming

Help him keep his rugged good looks in check with a helping hand from some of the UK’s top grooming brands.

BVLGARI Man In Black Eau de Parfum

Your dad will fall in love with the addictive aromas of Bulgari’s latest Eau de Parfum. Top notes of rum, cardamom and cinnamon are combined with a floral heart and a base of black amber and leather that results in a unique scent full of contradictions that just works.

£61 | John Lewis

Philips Series 5000 Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper BT5502/13

Treating your dad to a beard trimmer doesn’t need to cost a fortune. At Boots, you can opt for this option that has been reduced by half price. Whether your dad wears it long, short or just a stubble, he can create an even and precise look with the help of the clipper’s Lift & Trim Pro system.

£30 | Boots

Winston Set

If your dad prefers classic shaving instruments, you can always count on Harry’s to provide a premium and stylish looking set like this Winston option. It is complete with the razor itself that has a polished chrome finish, spare blades, a foaming gel and a travel cover.

£24 | Harry’s

Malin + Goetz Rum Hand + Body Wash

The addictive aroma of Malin + Goetz’s Rum wash will be sure to go down a treat with the man in your life. Whether he is a fan of the spirit or not, this hand and body wash has universal appeal.

£20 | Mr Porter

CLEAN Reserve Smoked Vetiver

It’s time to bin those almost-empty bottles of Old Spice and Davidoff. Clean Reserve, a scent brand known for its addictively clean and fresh scents, is just the thing to breathe in some from fresh air to his grooming kit. We like the smoky sweet notes in Smoked Vetiver, perfect for everyday wear as well as those nights where he wants to go all out.

£82 | Space NK

Jo Loves Green Orange and Coriander

A complex new scent, for let’s face it, a complex man, this unisex fragrance is ideal for those who love clean, fresh notes to finish their look. Spicy and a little bit dramatic, it will help your dad make a lasting impression.

£115 | Space NK

Elemis x Olivia Rubin men's collection

Filled with contents worth £62, this grooming gift set is ideal for dads who want to up their skincare game. It contains everything he'll need to refresh, cleanse and soothe; think shave gel, facial wash, cooling gels and shower wash plus plenty more besides. Whether he's only just starting to explore skincare or he's well versed in the benefits of moisturiser, this is a lovely set to add to his collection.

£48 | Elemis

Clarisonic Mia Men Facial Cleansing Device

It's time for your dad to move on from a splash of water and soap as his cleansing routine. Help him take care of his skin with Clarisonic's gadget, which helps clean beards and pores in an astonishing 60 seconds. Partnered with a Charcoal Brush Head, it can keep his 6 times fresher and cleaner than washing with hands alone.

£89 | Currentbody

Classic Dad Gifts

Socks, shaving kit, a watch; hey they’re classics for a reason. For a sure-fire winner, look no further than our classic dad presents.

Ridleys Room Casino Night

Bring the casino to their home with this all-encompassing set that provides your dad with everything he needs to create a killer games night to rival that of Las Vegas. It contains a Roulette wheel, cards, chips and a board for games like Pontoon, Texas Hold-em and of course, Roulette. Get the whole family involved for an old-fashioned themed casino night, 1920s flapper themed costumes optional.

£40 | John Lewis

Florence + Ottie Hand Drawn Picture

Gift your father something truly special this Father’s Day with the help of Florence + Ottie. The brand creates hand-drawn prints that can be personalised to depict your family including your furry friend. You simply need to send in a photo for them to replicate and leave the rest to the artists.

From £10 | Not on the High Street

Peace Lily Plant in White Ceramic Pot

Ethical florist Arena Flowers offer more than letterbox flowers and hand-tied bouquets. If your old man loves his botanicals, give him another plant baby to add to his collection. We like the simple elegance of this peace lily, which has the added bonus of coming in a pot.

£19.99 | Arena Flowers

Caran d'Ache + Paul Smith - 849 Damson Ballpoint Pen

When it comes to writing instruments, it doesn’t get much more classic than Geneva-born label Caran D’Ache who have been crafting the essentials since 1915. The brand has partnered up with fashion label Paul Smith to create a cartridge pen embellished with the latter’s signature colourful stripe design.

£35 | Paul Smith

Men's 3 Pair Pringle Rhys Contrast Heel and Toe Bamboo Socks

Dependable, reliable - a bit like pops himself, no? A pair of socks may not be the most inventive of gifts but it certainly will be appreciated by dads who have a drawer full of missing socks. This bamboo fibre three-pack from Pringle comes in a trio of colourways and feature an embroidered version of the heritage brand’s logo by the cuff.

£9.99 | Sockshop

Kikkerland Crab Multi Tool

A handyman is nothing without his tools, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of fun with them. Update his toolkit with this helpful beechwood and steel crab, which hides a mini scissors, a bottle opener, a 3/16' flat head screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver, a can opener, mini knife and rope saw in his cute little claws.

£17 | A Place For Everything

Rally Leather 39mm Silver Black and Gold Watch

A beautiful timepiece made up of fine components, precise engineering and clean lines, give your dad a style boost with a watch from Larsson & Jennings. This stunning design looks more upmarket than the price tag would suggest with precise quarts movement, a 24 dial and a date function plus a face finished with a crystal sapphire coating.

£199 | Larsson & Jennings

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