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9 Quirky Present Ideas For Father’s Day

by LaurettaCWright
9 Quirky Present Ideas For Fathers Day

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!

Handy man!

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.

9 Quirky Present Ideas For Fathers Day

Flying machines

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.

Cruise control

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!

The gamer

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!

9 Quirky Present Ideas For Fathers Day

Gadget fan

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.

9 Quirky Present Ideas For Fathers Day

Dad goals

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.

Prize giveaway! 

To celebrate this year's Father's Day, I've teamed up with Prezzybox to run a competition to win this Original Storm Trooper Decanter, which has an RRP of £24.99.
9 Quirky Present Ideas For Fathers Day
Shaped like a Stormtroopers face, it's a fab decanter for the ultimate Star Wars fan.  Dads can store anything from their favourite wine or spirit – or even use it to house their favourite sweets (that's what I'd probably do anyway!)
For a chance to win the giveaway – which ends on Wednesday 13th June – enter via the widget below. Please note that the winner will be notified the same day – and must respond within 24 hours for the prize to arrive before Father's Day.
Good luck!

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80 comments

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Adam 22nd November 2018 - 5:23 pm

I think my family may have found your list as magazine subscriptions and beard products topped my father’s day presents and they were much appreciated.

This is a fantastic list, one that stretches much further than just fathers day, no doubt it’ll come in handy for Christmas this year 🙂

Thanks for sharing it.

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LaurettaCWright 23rd November 2018 - 12:17 pm

Thanks Adam – glad you liked it! 🙂

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sandy ralph 11th June 2018 - 10:25 pm

wow what a great gift ,i love it and normally find it so hard to buy for men

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Paula T 11th June 2018 - 8:04 pm

Wow my husband would love a star wards decanter to add to his collection from the kids x

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Lydia Joy 11th June 2018 - 6:24 pm

Love the mini arcade machine… think I’d like that for myself! Excellent giveaway

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Lydia Joy 11th June 2018 - 6:21 pm

Love the mini arcade machine. Excellent giveaway

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Janine H 11th June 2018 - 5:09 pm

Some great ideas in this article and the giveaway is fantastic

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Ruth Wollerton 11th June 2018 - 1:55 pm

My dad is the biggest Star Wars fan and this is so funky. He would love it xxx

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Hannah Thompson 11th June 2018 - 7:37 am

Thanks for a fab giveaway, this would be excellent for Fathers Day

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LaurettaCWright 11th June 2018 - 9:12 am

My pleasure!

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jo liddement 11th June 2018 - 6:54 am

So good to have a list of gifts that are a bit more unique. I love the Star Wars, Storm Trooper decanter.

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LaurettaCWright 11th June 2018 - 9:13 am

It’s definitely unique isn’t it?!

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Lucy Chester 11th June 2018 - 6:03 am

Some great ideas here and I must admit to not realising it is this Sunday!!

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LaurettaCWright 11th June 2018 - 6:32 am

Thanks Lucy – hope you manage to find something suitable in time!

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cheryl hadfield 10th June 2018 - 8:51 pm

my hubby would love this from our girls

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 9:40 pm

glad it has helped Cheryl!

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judy kennedy 10th June 2018 - 6:41 pm

Love the drone know we would all love a go with that, especially when we visit the inlaws and take a trip to the Purbecks

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 9:39 pm

I love the idea of a drone too – think of all the spying opportunities you could do! 😉

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paula cheadle 9th June 2018 - 11:39 am

I adore the prize, my hubby would too, if I am your lucky winner

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 7:43 am

Best of luck!

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Sally Collingwood 9th June 2018 - 10:13 am

Wow, what great ideas.

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Helen Best 8th June 2018 - 6:01 am

Fabulous fathersday gift for a big Star Wars fan it’s A great idea very quirky to love it

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 7:45 am

Thanks Helen – really pleased to hear you found it useful!

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Dave Harrington 7th June 2018 - 2:18 pm

What a great prezzie for Father’s day. I think the glass is especially clever.

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 7:46 am

It has a great design doesn’t it?

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Karen Weedon 5th June 2018 - 10:31 am

I liked your tips on Instagram re Miami!

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2018 - 7:46 am

Thanks Karen – that has given me a great insight – I’ll look to leave more of them!

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Susan B 3rd June 2018 - 7:00 pm

I am not entering the competition but you’ve come up with a really useful list for the man in my family whose birthday is soon. He is always so difficult to buy for. Thank you!

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LaurettaCWright 3rd June 2018 - 10:42 pm

Glad that you’ve managed to be inspired with a few ideas – thanks Susan!

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MANDY DOHERTY 3rd June 2018 - 4:20 pm

Fab Fathers Day gift ideas, my grandson would love me to win his daddy this Storm Trooper Decanter

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LaurettaCWright 3rd June 2018 - 10:37 pm

Thanks Mandy – good luck!

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Kimberly Meadows 1st June 2018 - 9:55 am

This is a fantastic Fathers Day gift,unfortunately we lost dad just before Xmas,So it’s going to be hard this year,but I know another wonderful dad that would love this.

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LaurettaCWright 3rd June 2018 - 3:59 pm

I’m sorry to hear that Kimberly – I’m sure he’s close in spirit and thanks for leaving a comment.

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Home Bar Guy 1st June 2018 - 2:18 am

I want the storm trooper decanter! Not for my dad, but for me. But he might like the old school arcade machine. Cool list!

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LaurettaCWright 1st June 2018 - 6:45 am

Good luck with the competition – and pleased you like the list! 🙂

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Kelly Hirst 30th May 2018 - 8:03 pm

I think I might have to get my dad a lunch on a cruise down the Thames this year

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LaurettaCWright 31st May 2018 - 9:41 pm

I’m sure he’d enjoy that – sometimes gift experiences can be better than something tangible.

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Cecilia Keinapel 30th May 2018 - 7:35 pm

Omg that walkswagen minifridge is such a cool idea! I know my dad would love something like that 🙂

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LaurettaCWright 11th June 2018 - 9:15 am

It’s a good one isn’t it! I particularly like the colour and design.

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Becca Talbot 30th May 2018 - 9:15 am

That beard grooming kit is pretty cool – though my dad doesn’t have a beard, so I couldn’t get it for him. My brother’s birthday is coming up though 😛 for my dad I’ll try and get him a number plate from Turkey, as he collects number plates 🙂 x

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2018 - 1:36 pm

Ooh a number plate idea is interesting. You should scour local boot fairs too – they are usually good for picking up items like that.

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sheri Darby 29th May 2018 - 5:31 pm

What brilliant ideas.

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Laura Dove 28th May 2018 - 10:25 pm

My husband would love the fridge for his man cave! My dad would too, they have a camper van so he would be a big fan!

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2018 - 1:37 pm

It’s a great idea – even for another room in the house, but more so for things like Camper vans!

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Kayleigh Watkins 28th May 2018 - 7:07 pm

Great choices, I struggle every year with ideas for my fiance off our children, but wont be this year, he loves star wars, star trek, vw campers and books xxx

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2018 - 1:38 pm

You have a few options there then Kayleigh! Good luck – hope it goes well!

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Alica 28th May 2018 - 11:44 am

What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance x

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iain maciver 28th May 2018 - 10:13 am

great ideas for fathers day

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Iris Tilley 28th May 2018 - 9:01 am

Loving all those quirky items especially the drinking glass Would be cool to freeze something in it too

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LaurettaCWright 30th May 2018 - 1:38 pm

Thanks Iris! Yes, I hadn’t even thought of that – you could use coloured dye to really make it stand out couldn’t you?!

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Pam Smith 28th May 2018 - 6:39 am

Brilliant, quirky gift ideas for the man who has everything!

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LaurettaCWright 28th May 2018 - 7:51 am

Thanks Pam – hopefully there’s something here to whet most people’s appetite!

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Deborah 27th May 2018 - 5:29 pm

Wonderful blog… love all your quirky ideas as I would never have thought of them.

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LaurettaCWright 28th May 2018 - 7:52 am

Really pleased you’ve got some inspiration 🙂

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Lorna 27th May 2018 - 4:03 pm

Wow, how cool and quirky, great guide, my OH would love any of these x

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LaurettaCWright 28th May 2018 - 8:01 am

Great to hear Lorna – it’s hard to choose for men most of the time don’t you think?

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Tanya Brannan 27th May 2018 - 1:43 pm

Some fabulous quirky gifts here! Sadly my Dad passed away three years ago but I know he would have loved one of the RC Drones – he was really into gadgets.
Great giveaway too. Such a fabulous and unusual prize!

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LaurettaCWright 28th May 2018 - 7:53 am

Sorry to hear that Tanya. I think a lot of men are into their gadgets aren’t they? The drones definitely look great fun!

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Anosa 26th May 2018 - 7:40 pm

Some really lovely ideas you’ve put together, I know a few on your list that my dad would absolutely love.
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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:36 am

That’s great to hear – I’ve tried to appeal across most interests 😉

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Kerry peters 26th May 2018 - 1:36 pm

Absolutely love win x

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Charli Bruce 26th May 2018 - 7:31 am

These are such great gift ideas, my partner has a beard and would love that beard kit! x

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:37 am

Beard kits are great ideas aren’t they? If a man has to have a beard, I say he should look after it so it’s silky and soft!

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Claire Murden 25th May 2018 - 11:33 pm

Thanks for the ideas. I couldn’t get socks again

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:41 am

Me neither – and there’s no way I was going to include socks (or underpants!) ha ha

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Kelly 25th May 2018 - 9:54 pm

Oh dear…just realised the 3 yo and I will be away for Father’s Day this year. Urm. Better leave a box of something and a card hidden for him to find while we are away!

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:38 am

Ha ha! The things we have to do eh Kelly?!!

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Laura 25th May 2018 - 1:12 pm

Love these ideas, will definitely be looking into magazine subscriptions.

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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:46 am

That’s the beauty of them – there’s something for everyone. Good luck!

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Elizabeth 25th May 2018 - 11:11 am

Great gift ideas, these! My husband’s got a beard and I’m sure he’d love that beard kit.
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LaurettaCWright 27th May 2018 - 10:37 am

Something a bit different isn’t it Elizabeth?

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Rhian Westbury 25th May 2018 - 9:12 am

That mini fridge is absoutely amazing, I bought the beard kit for my boyfriend at Christmas x

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LaurettaCWright 25th May 2018 - 10:54 am

I love the design – it’s awesome isn’t it?!

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Kara 25th May 2018 - 7:41 am

Hubby would love this – he is star wars mad

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LaurettaCWright 25th May 2018 - 10:53 am

Good luck Kara!

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Sarah Bailey 24th May 2018 - 11:52 pm

Now these are some awesome ideas, we have the Stormtrooper decanter and it is amazing just perfect for a Star Wars fan!

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LaurettaCWright 25th May 2018 - 10:53 am

Star Wars fans are going to love it aren’t they? And isn’t there a film out soon based on Star Wars – Solo?

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Sarah 24th May 2018 - 10:47 pm

My Dad is in the hard to buy for category and a magazine subscription is a great idea!

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LaurettaCWright 25th May 2018 - 11:01 am

I’m sure they’ll be something for him to read – good luck!

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