07 Jun

Written by Lizzie on June 7, 2012

Admit it, you’re running out of time. The day is drawing nearer and you still haven’t secured that perfect gift for Father’s Day. Well there’s no need to panic quite yet because with a week and a half still to go before June 17th, you still have time to order online. Check out these quirky ideas for everyone from the child-at-heart to the nurturing care-giver and you should find a little inspiration to help your present make a real impact.

The Big Kid If your dad is forever young, go for a present that will indulge his immaturity for the day. If he’s into comic books and superheroes (let’s face it, all the cool guys are), these Avengers USB drives from Amazon are something that may bring a touch of fun to his working day. You can choose from Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk, they pack 8GB of memory and each one comes in at £29.95. Or if racing games are his thing, pick up these Radio Controlled Mario and Yoshi Karts to bring his Wii sessions to life. At around £20 each, he’ll have tons of fun racing them up and down the garden path all day long. Maybe you want to be a big kid too? If quality time with Pops is what you’re after, why not try this 2 for 1 Aqua Zorbing Deal for £32.50 via BuyaGift. It’ll definitely be an experience to remember!

The Provider Dads can be great at knowing how to make you feel better when times are hard, so why not return the favour? If he’s always on hand with a delicious home-cooked meal or a tub of icecream, show him you appreciate it with this Personalised Dictionary Definition Apron via NotontheHighStreet.com. Add names, speciality dishes and kitchen quirks to let him know you care. For just £28, it’s a personal present that he’ll hang on to for years. Or maybe he spent hard earned cash on season tickets so you two could spend Saturday afternoons on the terraces, why not show him how much that means to you by treating him to a Tour of Old Trafford, the Emitrates Stadium or Anfield via BuyaGift? If those ideas don’t really fit and he’s the man who takes joy from doing good deeds, log on to the Good Gifts website where you can make a donation in his honour. Maybe he’d sleep well knowing he’s provided footballs for children in the UK, or even replaced a cherry tree destroyed in the Japanese Tsunami.

The Foodie Gluttonous dads will love a homemade treat but if you haven’t got the time or you’re useless in the kitchen, there’s no problem with getting someone else to do it for you! Natalie Allen’s award winning London bakery Sweet Things provide mail-order sweet treats that you can send direct to daddy. The Chocolate Brownie Gift Tin £29.95 is a fantastic idea if you can’t be there on the day or you simply want to surprise your dad ahead of time. There are 45 little bites of heaven in each tin, guaranteed to keep his stomach full for a while! For something a little fancier, a 4 Course Lunch with Champagne at Gordon Ramsay’s Claridge’s will set you back £149 a head. Aside from food itself, there’s the Magimix Nespresso Maker, a great fit for any coffee lover, while the Flirt Decanter from Riedel is an elegant must-have for anyone who loves an after-dinner tipple.

The Dapper Chap We’re not all blessed with style, but if your dad is a man who takes care of himself then there are plenty of options on offer. These Tom Ford Sunglasses from House of Fraser may have a hefty price tag but they’re a must-have item for any stylish pappa during the summer months. At the other end of the price spectrum there’s the Prince Shaving Cream from Lush. At just £9.50 it’ll look after dad’s skin and it smells divine, giving him a little luxury every morning. A pocket watch has long been a gentleman’s classic and this Mondaine Stainless Steel edition is a very mix of traditional and modern styles. Pick it up for £185. Finally, add a personal touch to any stylish man’s essentials with these Personalised Collar Stiffeners and Cufflinks care of John Lewis.

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