It doesn't matter if celebrating the first Father's Day or the tenth, choosing the right gifts to celebrate fatherhood and paternal bonds is difficult because dads often have it all. However, here at Mother&Baby, we're up to the challenge to find the best Father's Day presents.
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). But first, here's some information that you need to know about this special event...
When is Father's Day 2022?
Father's Day 2021 has unfortunately now passed. If you're looking to grab a bargain or be fully prepared for next Father's Day, make sure to put Sunday 19 June 2022 in your diary.
Until then, 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.
Best Father's Day presents 2022
The Night Sky Map
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.
Personalised Handwriting/Footprint Keyring
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.
Review: "Absolutely fantastic company to use. I was super impressed and I am in love with my purchase. Something that I will treasure forever. I am so grateful to Hand on Heart for making this precious piece of my Dads handwriting bringing it back to life for me."
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.
Review: "The writing on the hammer is perfect and the wood and hammer head is made of high quality material. My Dad loved it for Fathers Day. Thank you :)"
Personalised Beer Socks
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.
Dad-To-Be Baby Scan Photo Frame
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.
Review: "This frame met my vision and far exceeded it! My partner was absolutely stunned by it and rightly so!"
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?"
Review: "Love it. Bought it for the bedroom. Perfect little size and sound. Got the larger Alexa downstairs so just wanted something small in the bedroom. Love the improvements as much better sound than the old one. Top work again Amazon."
I Love Daddy This Much Book
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.
Review: "“My husband was so touched, he had tears of joy reading it to our son. Just wonderful!”"
MiniMeis Shoulder Carrier
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.
Motheru0026Baby's Digital Editor, Maria Martin 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."
Papa Bear's Spiced Rum
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.
Personalised Bedside Watch and Phone Stand
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.
Review: "My husband loved this present for Fathers Day and especially the personal message on the front! Great quality product."
Daddy You Are Roarsome Mug
If your little one loves dinosaurs, and Daddy loves a dad pun, then this gift is perfect.
Review: "A really lovely mug perfect for those special daddy’s"
De'Longhi Scultura Traditional Barista Pump Espresso Machine
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.
Review: "Had this coffee machine for several months now and it’s brilliant. This was our first machine, I did a fair amount of research prior to this purchase and it hasn’t disappointed. It was really easy to set up and we now use it daily. We make mostly lattes and cappuccinos. As it’s espesso machine the space under is limited for a normal sized mug but I just use a ramekin and pour the coffee into desired cup then add the steamed milk. I use illy ground coffee and this gives a really nice taste. I think it looks really nice as well, it’s not too big and the colour is lovely."
LEGO 75248 Star Wars Resistance A-Wing Starfighter
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.
Review: "Great item - adds to many other Lego Star wars sets purchased over the last few years."
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!
Review: "Melt in your mouth shortbread caramel yummy, chocolate perfect. All together top marks."
Personalised Cadbury Whole Nut Favourites Box
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.
Brick Yourself - Personalised Mini Figures
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.
Review: "I am absolutely over the moon with my ‘brick yourself’! It came exactly as I imagined it, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you! :)"
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum – 30ML
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!!
Review: "Top class fragrance. Very popular at the moment for a reason… fragrance last for days on my skin and clothes."
The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure (Kindle Edition)
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.
Review: "The best series the Bikers have done for some time and this book follows the tv format chapter by chapter. Lovely locations and a great set of recipes that are easy to follow and achievable at home."
LEGO 42110 Technic Land Rover Defender Off Road 4x4 Car
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.
Review: "This was challenging but not to the degree that a Lego novice would struggle.The secret is, as always, to follow the instructions which are commendably clear. At first you wonder how on earth the various mini builds will make a Defender but gradually the familiar outline starts to take shape and the final large model is very impressive. The moving parts add novelty but the model really is a talking point whever anyone sees it. All the family joined in and the joint sense of satisfaction was immense. Great fun, highly recommended."