Father’s day may not be till June, June 16th to be precise, but it is never to early to start searching out the perfect gift for the big day.


There for you for the big moments and the little ones; your dad has had quite the influence on your life. Perhaps it was pearls of wisdom about how to get the best shave, be it on your face or your legs, or instilling a healthy respect/fear of ever changing the temperature on the thermostat. We have a lot to thank dads for!


When it comes to saying thank you take the time to find a special gift that will show him how much he means to you.  Read on for our list of top gift picks that he will love.


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For the gadget lover


If your dad is glued to his screen every time a new apple keynotes speech is announced or seems to get hours of enjoyment out of combing over the specifications of electrical equipement, then these techy minded gift could be the perfect choice for him.


Portable Power Bank  Charger from Qi Power Surge - £14.99 

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Does your dad live by the boy scout motto of ‘always be prepared’? This portable charger packs a powerful punch and can give all manner of devices a quick boost and with 3 USB ports you can charge 3 devices all at once. Compatible with the iPhone 6 and up, the Samsung Galaxy range and all manner of laptops, digital cameras and other gizmos dad is sure to love it.


Netatmo Smart Thermostat from Littlewoods - £199.99

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If keeping a close eye on the thermostat truly is your dads passion (and lets be honest, it seems to be a universal dad trait) let him track it from wherever he is in the world with this Smart Thermostat from Netatmo. Thanks to the free app you can control the heat of separate parts of the home with ease. With just 5 simple questions this handy device will even help you plan out the ideal heating schedule that is both energy efficient as well as responsive to the changing weather. It also works seamlessly with Alexa to for the ultimate in smart home tech.



For the fitness fan

Dad bods are all the rage at the moment, whether the father figure in your life is more couch potato than Chris Pratt or is certified fitness fantastic give him a gift that will kick start his regime or take it to the next level.


Whey Protein from SAS Nutrition – From £19.99

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For the type of dad who knows the difference between creatine and caseine - SAS Nutrition offer a wide selection of products for varying goals. From bulking up to slimming down, breakfast shakes to sleep recovery capsules. You can choose between an "all-in-one" style of supplement or a varied mix of specific compounds designed to achieve specific goals. You can even choose from delicious flavours such as toffee, coconut, banoffee pie, strawberry and chocolate!


Fat Loss for Guys from Udemy - £194.99

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Dads that are intimidated by the gym can get fit at home with this downloadable course. The only equipment he will need is himself, a free 15 minutes a day  and a screen to watch the included videos on. With workouts and information on how the bodies metabolism works this is the perfect way for your dad to gain confidence and muscle with ease.


For World Travellers


Light my fire four pack dining set from Tk Maxx - £16.99

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Camping fanatics and backpacking dada will love this sturdy reusable set that features plates, cups and multipurpose utensil. There is even a nifty harness to hold everything together for compact and efficient packing, not to mention it is perfect for picnics and daytrip.


Polo Ralph Lauren square sunglasses from ASOS - £109.00

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For stylish and sun seeking dads treat them to a pair of sunnies that he will treasure. These dark tinted glasses give off some serious James Bond vibes. Complete with good UV protection your dad’s pepper will stay safe as well as making him look sauve.



Best gift under £10


Woodspice fragrance gift pack from Marks and Spencer - £9.50

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Sometimes the classic gifts are the best ones! Treat your dad to some pampering with this gift set that includes Woodspice original aftershave and Woodspice original shower gel. Layering these two products will keep him smelling fresh and professional throughout the day. Suitable for all skin types these 100ml bottles are ideal for taking to the gym or sitting pride of place in the bathroom.


Handheld Pac Man Arcade Game from Urban Outfitters - £10.00

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Give the gift of a retro throwback with this pint sized arcade game that is ideal for gamers dads! Fun and funky this hand held version features a pint size joystick, volume control for late night sessions and can even stand upright by itself as the perfect addition to a gaming collection.   


Best Gifts under £5


Thumbs Up Poppit Stress Sheets from Urban Outfitters - £2.00

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Let’s be honest you have probably cause your dads a fair amount of worry in your life. From attempting to stick your fingers in plug sockets to missing the last train home a dads stress levels knows no bounds. Help him mange his blood pressure with this handy box that is filled with sheets of stress relieving bubbles to pop.   


2 pack beer tankard set  from Matalan - £5.00

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If a cool refreshing beer is the way to your dads heart snap up this duo of glass tankards. These stylish glasses are perfect for sharing a pint of the amber ale with your dad and also have the benefit that they are perfect for chilling in the fridge before they are filled.


It is never too early to get yourself sorted for this year’s Father’s day: make your dad proud and get ahead of the gift giving curve with one of these great choices.



Prices correct as of 15/04/2019