Top 12 Father's Day Gift Ideas

Psst - it's Father's Day on 17th June. Yes, he might be notoriously tricky to buy for, but he's worth the effort. Here's our round-up of 12 gifts - from the budget to the blowout - to impress even the most discerning dad.


1. Under £10

Wildlife Fuel metal mug

Far more likely to find him outdoors than in? Ensure he's the happiest of campers on his next trip with this indestructible mug.

Wildlife, Fuel metal mug, £8

2. Under £15

Choc on Choc Best Dad chocolate truffle box

He won't be able to resist these delicious sweet treats - especially when they've got his 'official title' on them.

Choc on Choc, Best Dad chocolate truffle box, £14

3. Under £20

Howick 5 Pack Shield Embroidery Plain Socks

Yes, socks are acceptable - he can never have too many pairs. This ribbed ankle set has just the right balance of classic and bold shades.

Howick, 5 Pack Shield Embroidery Plain Socks, £15

4. Under £25

Howick Plain Swim Shorts

Can't persuade him into a pair of graphic print swim shorts? A colour block option - like this drawstring orange pair - is stylish without rocking the boat.

Howick, Plain Swim Shorts, £22

5. Under £30

Turner & Sanderson Bilston Bird Print Tie

Stylish with an individual twist - here's a tie for the nonconformist. Made with 100% silk, it's smart enough for work or play.

Turner & Sanderson, Bilston Bird Print Tie, £25

6. Under £40

Howick Leaf Print Short Sleeve Shirt

Break Dad out of his comfort zone with a wild-style print - this tropical option is perfect weekend wear for the urban jungle.

Howick, Leaf Print Short Sleeve Shirt, £30

7. Under £50

Acqua di Parma Colonia After Shave Balm 100ml

You can't go wrong with this post-shave balm, packed with super soothing nutrients like aloe vera and almond oil. It'll look lovely on the shelf, too.

Acqua di Parma, Colonia After Shave Balm 100ml, £49

8. Under £60

Linea 8 Metal Globe

The eagle eyed will spot some surprises on this silver globe - it's based on vintage maps. Give to intrepid explorers and armchair history buffs alike.

Linea, 8 Metal Globe, £55

9. Under £80

Criminal British Fabric Commuter Backpack

This roomy utility-chic backpack will make his commute more an adventure, be it cycle ride or Central line.

Criminal, British Fabric Commuter Backpack, £60

10. Under £100

Paul Smith Rectangular Multi Edge Logo Cufflink

No modern man would be disappointed with these colour-block cufflinks with a new spin on Paul Smith's signature stripes.

Paul Smith, Rectangular Multi Edge Logo Cufflink, £90

11. Under £150

Emporio Armani Silver Ea2053 Square Sunglasses

This silver-tinted square update on the classic aviator is surprisingly wearable - cool dads will crack them out at the first sign of sun.

Emporio Armani, Silver Ea2053 Square Sunglasses, £147

12. Under £200

Skagen Skw6358 Mens Strap Watch

If Dad needs a watch upgrade, he could do much worse than this slick Scandi-inspired design. It's water resistant up to 30 metres, too.

Skagen, Skw6358 Mens Strap Watch, £185