Treat your dad to something different this Father’s Day on June 20. Here’s our pick of quirky gifts that won’t break the piggy bank.
Aftershave has always been a popular gift for Father’s Day. And this wallet-sized cologne is the perfect choice for dad’s who travel a lot or like to use aftershave after a workout at the gym. Being solid, you don’t need to worry about leakages or spillages like you would carrying a bottle of liquid aftershave.
Solid Cologne is handmade in London from natural ingredients including beeswax, shea butter & jojoba oil. A little bit goes a long way and can be rubbed directly onto the skin to hydrate and protect, leaving a subtle and attractive woody fragrance. The discreet, sliding tins make it easy to carry and apply quickly, keeping dad sharp whatever the occasion. Prices start from £19.99 SolidCologne.co.uk
If you are looking to keep it healthy, the Zerowater filter combines healthy hydration with the kind of gadgets dad’s love. The filter jug comes with a digital water quality meter, so you can check the amount of dissolved solids in your tap water, and make sure that this is reduced to 0 once it has been through the 5-stage ion-exchange process. For dad’s looking to make greener choices, the filter is also a great alternative to plastic bottled water. The Zerowater 12 Cup costs £39.99
If your dad is the takeaway king, you might look to get him something healthier but equally convenient. Love Yourself is a food delivery service offering premium, freshly prepared and healthy food delivered directly to your door. Meals come ready for reheating and are scannable via the MyFitness app to help you keep track of calories and macro-nutrients.
There are a range of options available, which include specialist diets such as low-carb, performance, dairy free, keto, and gluten free. Each meal day is freshly cooked, chilled, and delivered in the evening, ready to eat the next day. A trial box costs £15, with subscriptions starting from £15 per day.
Kikkerland Gadgets for Tech
Video calls have become a lifeline for keeping in touch with loved-one during the pandemic. Kikkerland has load of gadgets to help make it easier for your dad to enjoy long hands-free chats on a smartphone or tablet. The phone spinner costs £10 and can be used with any smartphone. It is sturdy without being too heavy and securely hold a phone, allowing you to take a video call hands-free. As the name implies it also rotates 360 degrees so the viewing angle can be changed without disturbing the base.
The company’s iBed Lap desk at £40, is great for hands-free tablet video calls while on the sofa. And the desk area provides room for a wireless keyboard, if using a tablet as a computer on your knee. The wooden top lifts off and the felt-tray underneath is a handy place to safely store charging cables.
The Kikkerland Wooden Easel (£20 from Jarrold) is another good choice for hands-free tablet calls. It works well too in the kitchen for trying out new recipes or watching TV while you cook. After use it folds flat for easy storage.
A board game is the perfect way to inject some fun and quality time into your Father’s Day. Taskmaster is a brilliant choice for a summer gift as it can be enjoyed outdoors, with tasks specially designed for the garden. Based upon the long-running BAFTA award winning TV comedy quiz show starring Greg Davies, Taskmaster brings all the silliness of the show to your front room. It is creative, fun and competitive. And is one of those games you’re sure to enjoy again and again.
The Taskmaster Board Game is suitable for 3 or more players and for ages 8+ It costs £19.99 from Smyths.