5 Weird & Wonderful Father’s Day Gift Ideas
With Father’s Day just around the corner, here’s our pick of the best manly gifts around…
We’re not sure what it is, but Dad seems to always pose more of a problem than Mum when it comes to gift-buying. With that said, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you all this year by rounding up 5 of the best gifts out there. Take a look at our (slightly bonkers, admittedly) selection…
One for…the beer-loving-dad
If your Dad enjoys nothing better than a good old pint, consider splashing out on a subscription for him. Bestofbritishbeer.co.uk offers a 6-month supply for £156. He’ll get 12 bottles of ale each month, which are all hand-picked from award-winning UK breweries. Also included in the package are branded beer mats, a specially-designed beer glass, and exclusive invites to behind-the-scenes brewery events. Pretty cool if you ask us.
One for…the sports-fan-dad
Menkind have designed a mini golf course that wraps around a toilet. It means daddy dearest can actually work on his putt while he’s, ahem, doing the business. The putting green is made out of professional golfing carpet no less, and comes with 2 balls and a flag. There’s even a special ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger thrown in, so he can putt in peace. You’ll never hear the rustle of a newspaper again.
One for…the my-food’s-spicier-than-yours-kind-of-dad
For some reason, in man-world, the spicier the food, the greater the bragging rights. But we’ve found a sauce that tests the limits of even the most fearless, vindaloo-scoffing man around. Who Dares Burns is a super-hot sauce which contains the Red Habenero pepper, and this baby is a whopping 65 times hotter than a Jalapeno. It comes with health warnings for heaven’s sake (don’t use more than a drop at a time, not for people with heart problems etc, etc,) Plus, UK Chilefarm have dubbed it ‘the culinary equivalent to bungee jumping’. For only £4.75, you can see if papa’s brave enough…
One for…the dad-who-couldn’t-get-tickets-to-the-real-thing
If he couldn’t get tickets to the actual Olympics, this is (almost) the next best thing. The official London 2012 online shop has introduced the Scalextric Team GB Velodrome Race Set. It’s similar to the traditional car racing sets, but instead of vehicles, you’ve got two mini cyclists tearing around a track that stretches for almost 280centimetres. They’re even dressed in Team GB outfits. Forget the naff mugs and T-shirts, this is the ultimate 2012 souvenir.
One for…the barbecue-whiz-dad
Let’s face it. Man feels powerful when he can mix meat with fire. So when it comes to controlling the al fresco grill, it is HE who rules the roost. We’ve found the perfect gift for just such a gent, too. The Grillslinger is a utility belt for the barbecue. No seriously. It straps on at the waist so Dad can easily access essential barbie utensils from removable lock-and-load inserts. It’s even got a handy drinks holder, so he can swig beer as he browns the kebabs. It costs £49.99, but it’ll see him through an infinite number of summer shindigs.