Father’s Day 2022 ultimate gift guide: from beer boxes to robotic dogs
Pick out the perfect present for the old man on Sunday 19 June
‘The cheesiest Father’s Day card you’ll ever find’
Start the day off right with a personalised card for your dad. Not On The High Street has a wide range of options, including the “cheesiest Father’s Day card you’ll ever find”. Perfect for the fromage-loving father.
Signature Brew’s Pub In A Box
East London brewery Signature Brew has launched a new edition of its popular Pub in a Box for Father’s Day. Priced at £30, the box features a selection of Signature’s finest craft beers, with glassware, snacks, a music quiz and exclusive playlists curated by music journalists. It’s available in two new editions: Roadie IPA and Studio Lager. With the pub sign inside the box, you can even name the establishment in honour of your dad.
Groov-e Retro Cassette Player
Does your dad have a collection of old cassette tapes? Then this is the perfect nostalgic Father’s Day gift for them. Enjoy classic music tapes or listen to the radio through this personal cassette player from Groov-e. Play them loud through the external speaker or listen privately through earphones.
‘Top of the Pops’ Father’s Day Box by cheesegeek
This greatest hits box from cheesegeek comes with more than 1kg of cheese as well as wine, crackers, condiments, cider, beer and charcuterie. Cheeses include Pitchfork (200g), Ashcombe (200g), Cenarth Brie (200g), Harrogate Blue (200g) and Maida Vale (200g). The classic box costs £75 and the deluxe edition costs £100. The deluxe also includes a 20cl bottle of Sipsmith Martinez Cheeseboard Gin and a pair of cheesegeek socks.
Theo Fennell Portrait Cufflinks
Theo Fennell’s portrait cufflink range is an eclectic selection of heroes and villains which come in silver or gold. Icons include Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Bob Marley and William Shakespeare.
Beer Hawk ‘Cheers Dad’ Beer Box
Beer Hawk’s “Cheers Dad” beer box is back for Father’s Day. It’s packed with five brilliant beers, a glass, and even a snack to finish off the mix. This gift also comes in peek-proof packaging so to not ruin the surprise.
The Car by Bryan Appleyard
In this “entertainingly forthright history”, Bryan Appleyard sets out to document a way of life that he believes is vanishing, said Andrew Anthony in The Observer. “Within a few years,” he writes, “owning a car might seem as eccentric as owning a train or a bus. Or perhaps it will simply be illegal.” Yet his book is no lament or eulogy. Instead, it’s an “acknowledgement of the extraordinary cultural and environmental impact the car has had on this planet in the last 135-plus years”.
Outdoor Revolution Twin Burner Gas Stove & Grill
Great for dads who love cooking outdoors. A versatile stove option, the Outdoor Revolution Twin Burner Gas Stove & Grill from Outdoor World Direct is a compact gas stove that is compatible with small, screw-fitting gas cartridges, meaning you don't have to use large, heavy gas canisters. It features two burners and a grill, everything you need to rustle up a delicious campsite meal for the family. It also has a windshield, protecting it from the elements while cooking. The cookers packs away into a self contained carry case too, for portability.
Boutique-y Gin Company retro gin fridge
That Boutique-y Gin Company’s retro gin fridge is a perfect gift for a G&T-loving dad. Inside the retro-inspired “fridge tin” (which is not actually a fridge, but just looks like one) are eight 50ml bottles of some of the most interesting and delicious gins, including Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin and Rhubarb Triangle Gin.
Petoi Bittle robotic dog
One for dog-loving nerdy dads. Small but agile, Bittle is a powerful robot that can be programmed to walk, do tricks and roll around just like a real dog. Designed for coding and fun, Bittle operates on OpenCat, an open-source quadrupled robot platform that offers endless programming and customisation possibilities. Opt for the construction kit version for an extra challenge or pre-assembled if you think dad would rather just get stuck into the programming aspect.
Ioannis Grammenos X Tom Hixson of Smithfield BBQ Butchers’ Box
Master butchers Tom Hixson of Smithfield has joined forces with Ioannis Grammenos, executive chef of Heliot Steak House, to launch a limited edition butchers’ box for UK-wide delivery – including all the BBQ tools you’ll need for an epic cook-off. As well as a BBQ utensil set, this special box includes three unique cuts selected from producers that prioritise animal welfare and heritage: the Wexford Tomahawk, full of flavour and splendour; a Salt Moss Dry Aged T Bone Steak; plus an authentic rack of USDA St. Louis Ribs. Order by midday on Friday 17 June for guaranteed delivery before Father’s Day weekend.
The Glenlivet Distillery Reserve Collection
Speyside single malt whisky The Glenlivet has released three fine and iconic whiskies in its new Distillery Reserve Collection. The 10, 14 and 22 Year Old single cask editions showcase the finest Scotch craftsmanship mastered over decades. Ranging from £70-£175, the 500ml bottle can be engraved to make your present extra special.
Build a cocktail box from NIO Cocktails
NIO Cocktails’s customisable cocktail box has a choice of 20 award-winning classic and signature drinks to create a personalised set of three (£19.50 plus £3 delivery), six (£39) or nine cocktails (£58).
Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky and Glencairn Glass Gift Set
Spoil your dad with a beautiful Cotswolds Signature Single Malt gift box. With two Cotswolds Distillery branded Glencairn Glasses, it is the perfect gift for a whisky lover.
Apple AirPods Max
Apple’s first over-ear headphones warrant the hefty price tag. Among the best noise-cancelling wireless headphones on the market, they have stunning audio.
Town7 XL Adult Scooter
Designed for short distances (up to 2km), the Town7 XL is smooth over bumps and easy to steer, with a practical handlebar brake. It’s quick and easy to fold.
Marvel Volvik golf balls
Give your dad some superhero powers on the golf course with these Marvel Volvik balls. The pack contains four officially licensed Marvel Merchandise Volvik Vivid golf balls and a magnetic hat-clip superhero ball marker. The Volvik Vivid golf ball is the world’s first ever matte finish golf ball and provides better visibility to help a player locate their golf ball with ease. Choose from six different collectable superhero boxes: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Spiderman and Thor.
Melitta Avanza Coffee Machine
The Avanza is a seriously stylish machine that does all the work for you at the press of a button – or rather, buttons. These make everything from selecting intensity and changing to double-cup mode to servicing the machine a doddle.
Dads are the BBQ kings – or at least they think they are. If your father fancies himself as a chef then this stainless steel grill from Sous Vide Tools should be on the gift menu. The innovative Kasai, meaning “fire” in Japanese, is ideal for grilling meats, vegetables and fish. Used by Michelin-starred chefs including Tommy Banks, Mark Birchall and Paul Ainsworth, the compact, portable design sits neatly in any garden setting. The smaller grill is priced at £399 and the larger one costs £499.
Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock
If your dad fancies himself a bit of a coffee connoisseur, what could be better than the Barisieur coffee alarm clock? The clock has a sleek and sophisticated design (it’s made of stainless steel, glass and walnut) and works with filter and espresso coffee. Milk is kept fresh due to a milk vessel that cools overnight.
Bobbie’s Brownies, the London-based start-up, delivers gigantic, indulgent and freshly-made brownies to doorsteps across the UK. The sweet treats are made from sustainable and ethical ingredients and, for every brownie bought, Bobbie’s provides a meal for a child in education across the globe.
Power Plate Mini+ massager
If your dad’s prone to achy muscles, a portable handheld massager could be the perfect present. Power Plate’s Mini+ massager, which creates a deep tissue massage treatment, is small enough to fit into a work bag and quiet enough to be used in the office or on the go.
Freetrain V1 running vest
As the weather gets too warm for a running jacket, it can be difficult to know what to do with your phone and keys when sprinting around. If your dad’s a keen jogger, he might like the Freetrain V1 vest - a streamlined way to take your small essentials out with you when exercising. The vest can fit a phone, keys and even an energy booster without bouncing around on your arm or riding up your back.
Dima’s Vodka Tasting Kit
Dima’s, the triple grain Ukrainian vodka brand, sells a special tasting kit containing one 20cl bottle of Dima’s, a branded stemmed shot glass, a pack of premium pickles and a set of tasting cards.
Proper Popcorn subscription
For a popcorn-loving or movie buff dad, check out snack company Proper’s “snack and save” subscription service. Picking from various flavours including salted caramel and sweet and salty (or a mixed pack if that’s more your style), you can arrange for your dad to receive a regular popcorn delivery, with prices starting from just £7. Lentil tortilla crisps are available too.
Three Seasons Gin
William Lowe, an expert in creating luxury gin, has designed a fancy juniper tipple called Three Seasons. With flavours including fragrant spring lemon verbena, freshly-bloomed summer rose and ripe autumnal blackcurrant leaf, the gin claims to capture “spring, summer and autumn in liquid form”. Why not let your dad be the judge of that?
Gozney Roccbox portable pizza oven
Send your dad to Italy in just 60 seconds with a Gozney Roccbox, the portable garden pizza oven. Designed to make wood-fired cooking effortless, the Roccbox is extremely simple to use and its in-built thermometer means there’s no risk of burning. The oven can also be used for wood-roasting steak, fish or vegetables.
Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell
If your dad’s continuing to exercise at home rather than the gym, the Bowflex SelectTech 840 adjustable Kettlebell could make a generous (and useful!) gift. Perfect for all fitness levels, this kit can take you from beginner to expert with six incremental weights ranging from 3.5-18kg. There are 24 trainer-led accompanying videos on the Bowflex YouTube channel.