Have you written it in your diary yet? 17th June is Father's Day this year and it's time to get your thinking caps on when it comes to getting the right pressie.
So to offer a helping hand (you're welcome), I'm showcasing a selection of quirky gifts to impress the dads in your family…
Plus, keep reading because we've teamed up with the lovely guys at Prezzybox for the chance to win a special Father's Day prize!
All the fun of the fair
For dads who love the adrenaline rush, why not give him the ride of his life by taking him off to a theme park for the day?
Attraction Tickets Direct features three of the best parks in the UK – Alton Towers, Chessington World Of Adventures and Thorpe Park, with ticket prices starting at £34.
Plus the great thing about a theme park pressie is that you get to go too – a win-win!
I realise it’s a cliché to associate DIY goodies with Father's Day, but there are some men who like to play at being a handy man, so a reliable pressie would be to get them something they need.
But you don't always know what they need, so instead how about a gift card so they can treat themselves? B&Q, for example, offers cards, e-gifts and gift lists. Then dads can decide on their own present and get something they want.
Beards are In!
I’m hoping that VIP doesn’t read this as he’s sporting a beard right now and I've actually been trying to encourage him to lose it. But there's no denying it… beards are in – as Harry proved when he said ‘I do’ to Meghan.
Dads who wear their beard with pride will love this Personalised Beard Kit from £22 – it’s quirky, fun and it will have beards up and down the country looking in tip top condition.
Show me a man who doesn't like a drone and I'll probably fall off the chair I'm sat on. What is it about drones, cameras and spying on people?
Now's probably a good time to admit that I wouldn't mind one either. Not for spying of course – mine would be purely for professional reasons of course. And to follow next door's cat to see if he is the culprit in digging up my veg patch.
If you're just starting out and experimenting, a good one is this RC Orbit Explorer Drone with a camera. It has a remote control, 300,000 pixel camera, built in gyro stabiliser and costs an affordable £54.95.
If you get your skates on, you can make this year's Father's Day a date with a difference by buying lunch on a cruise down the Thames!
This is one for all the foodie dads who have a sense of adventure and prices start from £50 per person with Bateaux London Cruises.
Boarding starts at 11.30am, the cruise departs at midday and you'll return at 2.30pm. It includes a three-course set menu (with upgrade options and children's menus available) and the cruise will take in sights such as the Houses of Parliament, the Coca-Cola London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, all while listening to a Jazz band – very sophisticated!
For dads who reminisce about the 80s and old-style computer games such as Pacman, Frogger and Space Invaders, this Desktop Arcade Machine will satisfy their inner gamer.
It features a whopping 240 games, an eight-way control joystick and two function buttons plus a full colour 2.5 in screen and built in speakers. But best of all – it's just £22.99!
Most men are gadget fans – and this little beauty whets the appetite for both music fans and smartphone addicts – it's a Speaker Station that features a 5 Watt Speaker with Super Bass and can house both tablets and smartphones.
So now there's no excuse to listen to music or watch music at volume qualities not worth mentioning – this little gadget offers high quality surround sound with no fiddly connections – and all for the very affordable price of £24.99.
For the man cave
For the dads who have their own man cave at the bottom of the garden or somewhere in the house, this Volkswagen Mini Fridge will be the envy of his mates.
And if dad is into his camping, it works just as well for travel, keeping food wither cool or warm for hours on end.
It has a 4 litre capacity and costs £49.95.
If you've got a dad in the family that's a bit trickier to buy for, has everything he needs to keep himself entertained or would just prefer to sit indoors and chill out, then consider a magazine subscription.
Yes, it's not just for women you know! There are magazines out there for every man and his dog – covering anything from golf, wine and cycling to photography, films and technology. There’s bound to be something that dad would like to take himself away and bury his head in.
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