With Father's Day just around the corner (June 20, 2021, put it in your calendar!) it can be difficult to know what to buy.
Shopping for men isn't always easy and you can't always rely on your partner or dad needing a new pair of socks again (even the cards can be tricky to buy).
Whether you’re helping your little ones choose a present for their dad, or want to find a gift for your own dad, take a look at some of our favourite Father’s Day buys...
The perfect gift for aspiring chefs or any food lover, this awesome cook book from the Hairy Bikers is sure to bring a smile to dad’s face. With over 100 recipes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, for both dad and the whole family! Available as a hardback too.
Get Dad a thoughtful, personalised book that he will treasure forever for Father's Day. Personalised throughout with both dad’s name and your child's name, the story tells the tale of an everyday adventure from breakfast to bedtime, as each child tells daddy just how much they love him. You can even add up to four children’s names and characters.
How cool is this? Simply pick some facts, likes, hobbies and typical outfit suggestions for Dad and Firebox will create a personalised Lego toy version of him. It will arrives framed with an accompanying quote of your choice, ready for popping up on the wall.
Baby carriers are a great way to get Dad involved, so buy one of these innovating MiniMeis shoulder carriers and go out for a long Father's Day hike or hill walk. M&B Digital Editor Maria has one for her little boy Parker, and raves about it: "Parker's really comfy when he's up on his daddy's shoulders, and this carrier gives him a new and exciting view of the world."
A classic aftershave is a perfect gift for a well-groomed dad this Father's Day. We love this scent from Tom Ford which is blended with dark, tempting florals and rich fruit accords, deepened with intoxicating Lotus Wood, for the ultimate luxurious and tempting fragrance. He’ll love it!!
For the handy DIY dads this Father's Day, a personalised hammer is a must for their toolbox. Not only is it a practical gift, but it's also incredibly thoughtful with the personalisation option.
You know Daddy will love this. He'll be able to indulge in a bit of Star Wars geekery, pretend he's a kid again, and then maybe (maybe) let the children play with it too.
Although it might be considered an 'unofficial' Father's Day, why not surprise the dad-to-be with this thoughtful picture frame with your baby scan photo in? They might be feeling a lot of nerves in the run up to the due date too, so what better way to remind them how much you and bump love them.
If dad is a bit of a cocktail fiend then we suggest snapping up one of these clever cocktail boxes from UK brand Tipple & Taste. Choose from 'The Boss' box which has pre-made ingredients for a Perfect Negroni and Espresso Martini, the 'Too Sweet' box featuring a delicious S'mores Martini or a gin-based Bramble. There's a new limited edition 'Viva Italia' box as well as a 'Custom Mini' where you can pick your own cocktails for dad to enjoy! All boxes come with tasty treats and snacks handmade by Tipple & Taste's owner and professional chef George.
This delicious shortbread and caramel traybake is deliciously crumbly on the outside and oozing with gooiness on the inside. It comes beautifully boxed and with a personalised gift message. Oh and you don't need to bake it yourself either. Bonus!
If your little one loves dinosaurs, and Daddy loves a dad pun, then this gift is perfect.
Now I know we said we don’t always want to fall back on a pair of socks, but this set of three are just too tempting to resist. Made from luxurious Egyptian cotton and in three gorgeous colours, these socks are sure to be an upgrade for the sock drawer.
We know dads aren't always the most organised member of the family, so give them a helping hand with this gadget stand - he can safely tidy away his phone, watch, and other gubbins. Plus, you can personalise it with a special message from the little ones too.
Another great gift from LEGO, this collectible technic is for sure one for more experienced builders. Featuring authentically designed bodywork and original design details, this challenging build makes the perfect gift for any car-loving dads.
A gift the whole family can enjoy, this raclette grill will soon become a household favourite, especially for the upcoming summer nights. Perfect for social dining, we’re sure dads new grill will make an appearance at boy’s night!
Now, THIS we love. And so will Dad. It's a magnetic wristband, so when he's tinkering with the car, or fiddling around with nuts and bolts doing DIY, being manly and fulfilling those stereotypes, he can safely attach his bits and bobs to this and not lose another screw again. This is terrible and also brilliant.
No matter where you are in the world or what time it is, the stars are always there. This Night Sky Map is a wonderful idea for a unique gift; simple enter a special date and location, and the print will show the stars' positions at that time. Use your little one's birthday for guaranteed tears from Dad.
If Dad loves his Dairy Milk, why not treat him to his very own stash of Cadbury Whole Nut? This chocoholic treat contains twenty full-sized Cadbury Whole Nut bars we're sure he'll have no problem getting through. Plus, you can personalise the chocolate gift box with his name and add a message too.
Everyones favourite cake (or is that biscuit?) has been infused into the ultimate summer spirit. This indulgent blend is distilled with juniper, fresh orange peel, cocoa powder and real Jaffa Cakes. Yep, you read that correctly!
This gadget will be every dad's new favourite toy. Stay connected around your home, play favourite songs or ask Alexa questions such as "What's that actor's name in that movie?" and "Why are fire engines red?"
Why not go for something really sentimental with a personalised keyring? You can have a special message engraved exactly as it was written, or even have handprints and footprints of your children engraved.
Is Dad a real lover of coffee, but missing his daily Starbucks at the moment? Then turn him into a real barista at home with a fancy coffee machine. It might seem expensive but it's a real investment, and if you add up how much he'll save on takeaway drinks over time, it soon pays for itself.
It's hard not to buy a pair of socks as a little gift, so why not up your sock game with these? You can add any message to the right sock.
Treat Dad to a special bottle of spiced rum with a personalised label, and if he happens to have the nickname of Papa Bear, then even better. We love the design of this bottle, but if it's a bit on the pricey side, then you could always design and print your own label and stick it on to a bottle of Tesco's own.