Father's Day Gift Guide

Published 01 Jun, 2022

Our Father’s Day Gift Guide is full of wonderful things and fun activities that dads and grandads can enjoy with the family, bringing all generations together to celebrate and commemorate their special day of the year.

Playing Cards Upgrade

If your dad’s a dog lover, he’ll really like this set of playing cards. Sit down with him for a few games of snap/pontoon/rummy. The box contains two decks, and the joker cards feature cats!

Enjoy An Upcycling Project Together

Go through Dad’s or Grandpa’s shed and get started on an upcycling project together. Give him this lovely book by Max McMurdo for some great ideas to get you started.

An Online Cookery Course

A great idea for dad chefs! The legendary Leith’s Cookery School has an array of courses for all levels that he could do alone, or with the kids as his kitchen assistants!

Just for Grandad… Guided Journal and Memory Keepsake Book

A truly unique gift that will surely bring all the feelings of nostalgia for any grandad. Tell Me Your Life Story is a simple guided journal that allows grandfathers to record their life story by answering a whole range of questions. Once completed, he’ll have a precious keepsake full of his most important recollections, stories and life lessons. And the best bit? You and your children will have a wonderful book full of his memories to pass down to future generations.

Learn to Blacksmith

A truly unique father-and-son gift! There are various venues around the country that offer wonderful day-long experiences and the opportunity for fathers and their kids to learn the skill of blacksmithing. Dad and his little guy can hammer out a range of tools that they’ll take home and cherish forever.

Here are some suggestions of venues:

A Classic Chess Set

If your dad plays chess, why not treat him to a new fancy set this year? He can teach the young ones how to play too! Take a look at this hardwood folding one by Farrer & Tanner.

A Giant Jigsaw To Do As A Team

We love the look of this countryside-themed, 1000-piece jigsaw – a real treat for grandads (or dads) who enjoy the challenge of a puzzle (with a little help from the younger family members of course!). It includes a guided poster and features 100 hand-drawn and painted illustrations.

Dominoes for All

Everyone loves a game of dominoes so give dad this gorgeous set of lightweight silicone ones by Liewood. They’re easy to grip for the littlest family members too!

Matching Pair of Tom & Teddy Swim Shorts

Celebrate that wonderful bond between fathers and sons, young and old, with Tom & Teddy’s super-soft, matching trunks… and order them all wrapped up in a luxury gift box with tissue, ribbon and a personalized gift card!

Enjoy a Family Game of Bocce

When the sun comes out, gather everyone outside for a game of good old-fashioned bocce This set is suitable for even the littlest hands, so the youngest family members can join in too. A lovely gift that Dad will treasure for years to come.

Frisbee Time!

This craft-inspired crocheted MayaFlya frisbee from Fairtrade brand Buena Onda Games, looks fantastic (so much more stylish than your average plastic version) and flies brilliantly. There are different sizes and weights to choose from and they can be used as a dog toy too!

Grow an Olive Tree Together

In Greece, there’s a tradition to plant an olive tree when a child is born. That way, the tree and the child grow up together (and olive trees can live for decades)! Buy your dad this olive tree kit so he can see it grow up alongside the younger members of the family. This incredibly adaptable tree species will grow steadily and can cope with intense sunlight, frost and only a little water – easy! This stylish watering can will finish off the gift off perfectly

Build a Bird House Together

Dad can encourage the family’s interest in birdwatching with this DIY bird house by the National Trust. In a simple and stylish design, this kit includes everything needed to put the house together.

Record Dad’s Family Tree

My Family Tree is a beautifully designed book that Dad can use to record his unique family story. There’s space inside for family and individual records, census records, ancestry charts, family traditions and achievements, events and photographs. Everyone, young and old, can join in and contribute something to Dad’s special book!

A Recipe Book of Your Family’s Favourite Dishes

If your dad loves to cook, treat him to a specially collated book of family-favourite recipes. Ask everyone to nominate a couple of ideas and bring them all together in one of these lovely photobooks by Photobox. You could even add in photos of family members too.