Father’s Day 2021: best gifts for men

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If you’ve spent more time than you’d care to admit scouring high and low for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, and have still come up short, welcome to the only gift guide you’ll need from now on.

When searching for the man in your life, our dedicated edit is here to save the day, not to mention your precious brain cells. Shopping can be tough, often even harder for people you know really well.

To that end, we’ve put together a selection of the nicest gift ideas designed for men of all tastes in mind - from S.Os and boyfriends, to grandads, uncles and your old pops. We’ve cherry picked the best, most wonderful ideas that will have him beaming with joy on Father’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays and beyond.

We’re talking tech and DIY accessories to boozy gifts to stylish accessories that’ll update his wardrobe in a flash, ready to take on 2021.

Whether you’ve budgeted for a little luxury, or want to make a grand gesture to thank him for being a rockstar over the pandemic, you can consider this your cheat sheet to giving him the best present ever.

Jump to different categories or enjoy a leisurely scroll through our best gifts for him edit.

  • Hello, Handsome - grooming gifts to help him look his best

  • Style King - refine his wardrobe offering with fashion and accessory finds

  • Foodie Feasting - indulgent food and drink fare

  • The Home Run - knock it out of the park with the best home and D.I.Y presents

  • Big Boy's Toys - a selection of gadgets and tech gifts for his inner child

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Hello, Handsome!

Dunhill Driven 60ml

If he’s looking to smarten up his bathroom cabinet, a new fragrance could go down a treat. Dunhill has just launched Driven, made with perfumer Dave Apel, there are top notes of red apple, followed by cardamom at the heart and a cedarwood dry down. The blend of woody, citrus and gentle floral notes is the perfect mix for the modern elegant gentleman.

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(Dunhill)

£46 | House of Fraser

Waterpik Cordless Select Water Flosser WF-10

There’s no need to faff about with bits of string when it’s time to floss. Waterpik’s Cordless model uses powerful jets of water to do the graft for you. You dad can keep his chops sparkling clean with this personal hygiene gizmo, which is super quiet and has global voltage so he can take it with him wherever he goes.

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(Waterpik)

£79.99 | Superdrug

GLOSSYBOX Grooming Kit

Made for Father’s Day gifting, the GLOSSYBOX Grooming Kit Limited Edition is packed with skin and hair products as well as fragrance for the main man in your life. The 11 contents are worth over £115 and include leading brands like Elemis, Starskin, Gillette, Moschino and more. The only thing we love more is the price.

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£25 | GLOSSYBOX

Harry's Winston Set

Beards may be all the rage right now, but if your dad is a clean shave-only sort of bloke then he may appreciate new kit to add to his bathroom cabinet. Harry's offer a design-led approach to shaving, and the Winston Kit in particular is an ideal introduction into the brand. As well as the polished chrome razor, he will get three German-engineered blade cartridges and some foaming shave gel. There's also a travel cover to protect the blades when he's on the move. A great price for premium grooming.

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£24 | Harry's

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D. R Harris & Co. The Father’s Day Pick-Me-Up

Don't let papa bear suffer with a grizzly head the morning after the night before; D. R Harris & Co.'s all-natural cocktail bitters has reportedly hangover-blitzing properties that will have him back to his sparkling best in no time. It's presented in this gift set, along with a branded glass, and a cologne and shaving cream in one in the citrusy Arlington fragrance. The brand is a royal warrant holder, so if it’s good enough for The Firm...

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(Dr Harris)

£84 | Dr Harris

FOREO Complete Male Grooming Collection

Slowly but surely, the menfolk of Britain are cottoning on to the fact that grooming and skincare isn’t just women. Foreo is making a play for their side of the bathroom cabinet with this beard face cleaner, which makes sure his whiskers are clean and cleansed. Comes with a two-year warranty.

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£169 | FOREO

Bulldog Original Beard Care Kit

Help him maintain his lush facial foliage with Bulldog’s expert beard care kit. Beard hair requires slightly different shampoo than the hair on his head, so this comprehensive kit includes Bulldog Original Beard 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner and a Bulldog Beard Comb along with Bulldog Original Beard Oil to help give him lustrous strands.

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£19.07 | Amazon

Oral-B iO9 Electric Toothbrush Black Onyx

A gleaming, healthy shine - what better gift to bestow on your nearest and dearest. The new Oral-B iO is the brand’s big 2020 launch, performing better than its predecessors with six times more plaque removal using a frictionless magnetic drive and tech to guide you to having a dentist level, can’t-stop-running-your-tongue-over-them clean every day.

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£500 | Boots

Diptyque Classic Coffret Candle Set

Take his nostrils - and his senses - on a merry jaunt by way of master scent brand Diptyque. The French fragrance house is offering this set of three 70g mini candles in the brand's celebrated scents: Baies, Figuier and Roses.

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(Diptyque)

£82 | Space NK

Lush Rad Dad gift set

Update your old man’s grooming game with handmade products from Lush. The store is selling a number of gifts for Father’s Day but we think the Rad Dad gift set is most fitting.

A shower gel and face and body scrub come ready to give, wrapped in 100 per cent recycled paper and a ribbon made from old plastic bottles.

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(Lush)

£15 | Lush

Style King

New & Lingwood Turquoise Peacock Unlined Silk Dressing Gown

He’s been your rock all year; now it’s time to unleash his inner rock star. At first glance, PJs and a dressing robe may not feel stage-quality, but this year’s BRIT Awards has changed all that.

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For once, the men stole the sartorial spotlight, amongst them Biffy Clyro guitarist and vocalist Simon Neil, who wore the New & Lingwood Turquoise Peacock Unlined Silk Dressing Gown with Turquoise Peacock Cotton/ Silk Pyjama Set (£495) to the event.

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Showcasing how to make nightwear work for day, this is just the style update your aging rocker needs. Both are available in sizes to XXL.

£1,250 | New & Lingwood

Cubitts AW20 Collection

Artisan specs brand Cubitts may not be the most obvious choice when it comes to gifting, but their line of chic specs are so splendid they’re worth a second look.

Available with prescriptions or as sunglasses, the core collection starts from £125. All frames are handmade in the King's Cross workshop, slashing their carbon footprint. Splash out on the bespoke glasses (from £325) and not only will you be able to choose from a wider selection of colours, but they’ll be made to your exact measurements to ensure the perfect fit too.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph

If you're happy to splash out on a serious style investment, there's few gifts nicer than a luxury watch. TAG Heuer's motor-racing inspired timepiece is a treasure - think 44mm fine-brushed and polished steel case, gorgeous green face and chronograph counters - that will stand the test of time.

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(TAG Heuer)

£4,695 | TAG Heuer

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Liberty Thorpe Tana Lawn Cotton Pyjama Set

A smart set of PJs is the perfect gift for the man who prizes comfort above all. These pyjamas are smart enough to wear all day, whether he’s WFH or kicking back on the sofa. Available from XS to XL, this long-sleeve design is printed with an iconic pattern from Liberty’s archives on soft breathable cotton.

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(Liberty)

£225 | Liberty

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Not Just Pajama Men’s Velvet Slippers - Dark Green

We're all spending incredible volumes of time at home, but that doesn't mean you have to be practically surgically fused to knackered loungewear. There are comfortable options that look chic too - like these glorious forest green slippers from Not Just Pajama. Here's hoping the elegant indoor footwear will encourage him to sharpen up the rest of his act too.

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(Wolf & Badger)

£102 | Wolf & Badger

T.M Lewin Royal Oxford Slim Fit Navy Gingham Shirt

Whether he’s headed back to the office or you just want to prise him out of his loungewear, T.M Lewin is the destination for dapper dressing this Father’s Day. It’s got everything from the full monty in a suit, or a stylish accessory to take his wardrobe up a notch, there’s plenty of choice here. Our top pick? A classic shirt with a picnic-ready print - because we’re yet to meet a soul who doesn’t look good in gingham.

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(T.M Lewin)

£60 | T.M Lewin

Sparks & Daughters Personalised Daddy And Baby Bear Set

Freshly minted dads will cherish this Father’s Day as it could be the first one with their new cub. Mark the occasion with a downright adorable gift set of a t-shirt for papa bear and a sleepsuit for the little one. Both shirts can be personalised so you can make it for other strong father figures like grandpas and uncles. Cute as a button.

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(Sparks & Daughters)

£30 | NOTHS

Foodie Feasting

Haig Club Mediterranean Orange

If Golden Balls still has the Midas touch when it comes to your dad’s fashion, grooming and drinking choices, make a beeline for Haig Club, part owned by David Beckham. The whisky brand has a lip smacking new addition this summer: Haig Club Mediterranean Orange. It’s inspired by the flavours of the Med with oranges from Seville mixed with orange blossom extract and the signature scotch whisky notes of Haig Club Clubman. A worthy addition to his drinks cabinet.

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(Haig Club)

£16 | ASDA

20 Whiskies that Changed the World

We may be unable to travel anywhere, but that doesn't mean you can't take your old man on a journey. Break down borders and travel to lands anew thanks to The Whisky Exchange's tasting set; a selection of 20 drink-before-you-die whiskies in 3cl wax sealed drams. It comes with a tasting book and links to videos to make sure you get the most from every last drop. Presented in a handsome gift box, the whiskies are divided into four themed flights anc comes with tasting glasses. An education.

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(The Whisky Exchange)

£160 | The Whisky Exchange

Hawksmoor Father’s Day kit special

If your plans for a special meal have been scuppered by wall-to-wall restaurant bookings, it’s time to make like the last year or so, and have it come to you. No, not a Deliveroo, but a meal kit from one of London’s reigning steak joints: Hawksmoor. The lauded restaurant has devised a stonking meal kit for dads this Father’s Day, with the cook-at-home package including cocktails, ribs with slaw, lick-your-fingers-clean sides and a 1kg Porterhouse steak for two to share. Finish things on a sweet note thanks to the indulgent sticky toffee pudding. A feast fit for a king.

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(Hawksmoor)

£135 | Hawksmoor

GAIL’s Father’s Day Hamper

Delicious treats await your papa over at GAIL’s, where you can now get your mitts on the Father’s Day hamper. It’s filled with tasty sweet and savoury bites: think a sausage roll plus a spinach version and ketchup to dunk them in, a croissant, fragrant cinnamon bun, a roll of cookie dough to bake together and a litre of orange juice.

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(GAIL’s)

£30 | GAILS

GREY GOOSE No.11 martini cocktail kit

The ultimate gift for the man who appreciates the finer things in life. Grey Goose vodka has put together a limited-edition No.11 martini cocktail kit in partnership with award-winning mixologists Ago Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani from the World’s Best Bar, The Connaught Bar – with all proceeds donated to Saatchi Gallery’s Learning Programme, which aims to make contemporary art accessible for all. As well as the spirit and two Pollock-inspired coupe glasses, the kit, of which there are only 100, includes cocktail making accessories like a long-handled bar spoon and drink stirrer topped with a signature steel goose.

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£100 | Saatchi Store

Cartwright & Butler Howden Hamper

Why give one gift when you can hand over a bundle of goodies in the form of a hamper? Made for foodie fathers, Cartwright & Butler has a vast selection that’s bound to appeal to all tastes, from greedy and gluttonous to gluten-free. We’re eyeing up the generous Howden Hamper, which has a little bit of everything.

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(Cartwright & Butler)

£190 | Cartwright & Butler

Joe & Seph’s I Love You Standard Biscotti Jar

We’ve yet to meet a dad who doesn’t appreciate a good pun, and gourmet popcorn brand Joe & Seph’s has it in the bag with this gift. It’s a biscotti jar packed with deliciously flavoured popcorn, the lot finished with a personalised gift tag and ribbon. Just pick his favourite flavour (our money’s on Caramel Macchiato & Whisky) and get creative with your message.

Want something a bit more substantial? The popcorn hamper will have him feeling top of the pops (£50).

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(Joe & Seph’s)

£12 | Joe & Seph’s

HonestBrew Father’s Day Beer Bundle

Beer-y good things are waiting at HonestBrew where there’s a Father’s Day Bundle on sale for hop-loving dads. The hamper contains six beers from great breweries, a branded tasting glass and a pair of beer-themed socks for good measure.

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(Honest Brew)

£23.90 | HonestBrew

Warner's Juniper Double Dry 0% Gift Set

Moderate drinking isn’t just for Dry Jan - more and more of us are opting to go alcohol free throughout the year. If your pa is looking to add a few more off-day choices to his drinks cabinet, gin producer Warner’s is on hand with this swish gift set that includes a bottle of its 0 per cent gin and two branded glasses, all packed into a smart box.

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(Warner's)

£40 | Warner’s

Sausage Guillotine

Adding a sense of theatre to mealtimes and BBQs, this mini guillotine will make short work of slicing meats and veggies, making it a wonderful option for the cheffy papa. He’ll love slicing charcuterie for his mates next time they pop round.

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(Menkind)

£25 | Menkind

Darkness Tasting Set

You may think of whisky as a cold weather drink but it can easily be sipped during the summer too. This taster set of three spotlights sherried single malts which are finished in specially-coopered sherry octave casks and offer a richer delicious twist on firewater.

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£17.95 | Master of Malt

Pierre Marcolini Father’s Day chocolate selection

Dad got a sweet tooth? Swerve those corner shop faves for something a bit more special this Father’s Day. In celebration of your hero, Pierre Marcolini presents a selection of exquisite chocolates designed to delight. There’s devilish Whisky and Rum infusions, ganaches from around the world, soft pralines filled with hazelnuts and a pinch of crunchy Maldon sea salt and lots more besides.

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Milroy’s Soho Drams to Door whisky subscription

A true whisky aficionado is always striving to learn more about the amber nectar. For the father who’s made more than a few noises about another bottle of the good stuff, help him on his journey to whisky Jedi with a whisky subscription to Drams to Door. Specialising in craft, rare and exclusive whiskies, he’ll receive five 30ml drams in a stylish circular presentation box every month, giving it an extra special edge. Alternatively, you can buy one-off whisky flights from £40.

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(Dram to Door)

From £34.95 monthly | Drams to Door

The Biscuiteers Arms Biscuit Tin

Pubs may have reopened but if your dad isn’t quite ready to let go of his creature comforts, his local can come to him! Biscuiteers’ pub-themed tin includes nine lemon-flavoured iced biscuits in designs like a pint, dart board and packet of crisps. Add a fresh cup of tea, and Bob’s your uncle.

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(Biscuiteers)

£35 | Biscuiteers

Beer Hawk Great British Beers Mixed Case

Pubs may have reopened their doors, but if he’s been turned by the idea of a quiet one indoors, Beer Hawk is here to save the day. This 15-piece crate contains a selection of the finest hops these shores have to offer.

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(Beer Hawk)

£35 | Beer Hawk

Tala Indigo and Ivory Dry Cook’s Measure

An essential in every home chef’s arsenal, the Dry Cook’s Measure is an invaluable kitchen tool. It will help you measure out all your ingredients without the need for scales thanks to the clever metric and imperial markings on the inside. This also means you can follow old recipes and American instructions without getting a migraine trying to work out the right conversions.

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(Tala)

£13.50 | Tala

Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

Back to the Future fans will love this alarm clock coffee machine which looks like a slightly suaver version of Doc's invention in the third movie. Not only will it get your morning cup of Joe on the go but it can keep your milk cool in the mini fridge, boil water and give you a five minute snooze. If he likes his gadgets, he will go wild for this clever bedside gizmo.

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(Coffee Machine)

£345 | Amazon

Edinburgh Gin Liqueur Library Collection

Gents with a gin-preoccupation can turn a new chapter in their juniper journey thanks to Edinburgh Gin. The brand, known for releasing delightful packages has dreamed up with book-themed mini speakeasy, filled with 12 x 50ml bottles of their delicious flavoured Scottish gin.

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(Edinburgh Gin)

£50 | Moonpig

The Home Run

Carl Friedrik Wireless Charging Tray

If your old man loves nothing more than a new gadget, here’s one that will liven up his bedside table. A safe space for this mobile, this tray not only looks great but it will wirelessly charge his device too - simply drop it onto the surface and it will start juicing up. As well as Apple and Android phones, it also works on things like AirPod cases and other gizmos with Qi compatibility. Very James Bond.

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(Carl Friedrik)

£175 | Pre-order from Carl Friedrik

Victorinox Swiss Classic Utility Block, 6 pieces

Sharpen up his cooking skills with a colourful set of knives from the exoerts, Victorinox. The six-set includes blades to slice through pizza and steak as well as a selection of paring knives and one for tomatoes. There's also a vegetable peeler to complete the bright, stylish kitchen essential.

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(Victorinox)

£65 | Victorinox

Rocket Shape Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

For the dad whose home bar is his pride and joy, a new accessory will be gladly welcomed. This 500ml cocktail shaker works as a drinks aid as well as a bar ornament thanks to the cool rocket shape. Use it to mix rocket fuel concoctions to serve to friends and family.

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(Amazon)

£34.99 | Amazon

Simba Hybrid Pillow

As we get older, sleep - and getting a good amount of it - becomes more and more of a pressing concern. Ensure papa gets decent shuteye with a state-of-the-art pillow developed by Simba with space-inspired technologies. The inner is filled with breathable and lightweight nanocubes, while the rest of the 50 x 70cm pillow is made with temperature-regulating fabrics that allow airflow - so he won’t wake hot and sweaty in the mornings.

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(Simba)

£99 | Simba

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker, Unicorn

With 360° sound, and a dust, water and drop-proof durable construction, this Bluetooth speaker is built for adventure. It comes in a selection of head-turning shades, but this colour splattered design is our top pick. Just don't let on that it's called Unicorn.

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(John Lewis)

£129.99 | John Lewis

CandleHand Hand Gesture Candle Crossed Fingers

Cast from a real human hand, everything from the size to the tiny nail, knuckle and skin renderings make this an amazing gift for someone who appreciates the finer details.

You can get CandleHand’s in a selection of other universally known gestures - some far too vulgar to print in a respectable newspaper - but we like the crossed fingers style the best. Who couldn’t use a little luck right now?

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£34.95 | Amazon

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Swyft Sofa in a Box

For a gift that will make his jaw drop, a fancy new piece of furniture is our wildcard luxury entry to this gift list. Sleek and contemporary with mid-century leanings, Swyft are experts at designing linen and velvet seating that requires no tools to construct.

Using clever locking hinges, you can slot together their sofas in minutes. It may be tricky to wrap, but for the brownie points you’ll get, it’ll be worth it. This is a lavish gift for his home office or living room that he will adore.

There are four models to choose from in an array of chic colours. Explore the range here.

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Natural History Museum, 'Vintage Octopus' Framed Print

A bright print is the quickest way to bring his walls to life. MADE has a selection of cool artwork, including images from the Natural History Museum’s archives - which is where we found this tentacled fellow. Available in a choice of sizes as well as frames.

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(MADE x Natural History Museum)

£79 | MADE

Big Boy’s Toys

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

Offering crystal clear audio at a snip of the price of other brands, Google's wireless in-ear buds are designed to keep dad entertained whether he's out walking the dog or dropping into the office. It’s packed to the rafters with features, such as voice commands, auto-volume adjust (handy on a noisy commute) and a long-lasting battery in the charging case that can go the distance all day long. Despite the high tech, using it is intutive; if he needs to take a call, picking up is as simple as a quick tap on the Bud.

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(Google)

£99.99 | Google

Kodak Luma 150 Projector

With home movies making a revival and camping trips high on the holiday agenda this summer, gadget-loving guys will be astounded at the abilities of this palm-sized projector. Kodak’s Luma can project up to 150 inches onto virtually any surface, making it an essential piece of tech for garden parties, staycations or just to watch the footie in another room in peace.

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(Kodak)

£199.99 | Amazon

X Rocker Monsoon RGB 4.1 Gaming Chair

It may irk your mum, but for the gaming gaffer, this is a pressie that just can’t be beat. The padded chair is a gamer’s dream with LED light and built-in speakers for that surround sound experience. Expect fuller immersion with tri-motor vibration that kicks in during gaming, movies, or music. So good you may not want to give it away at all...

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(Menkind)

£269 | Menkind

Pioneer DJ DDJ-200 controller

Lockdown has given oceans of time for us all to discover new hobbies and indulge in fresh passions. If your old man has been decoding the art of DJing, it’s time to take it to the next level with this smart DJ controller which can connect to iPhone and Android phones.

The device is super light, compact and easy-to-use, and can connect to a mobile, a Bluetooth speaker and stays juiced up with the help of a power bank, making it great for mixing on the move. Whether he’s inviting mates around or wants to play a set on his next staycation, it’s a nifty gadget that can be mastered by DJs new and seasoned (although the online tutorials will be helpful for newbies).

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(Pioneer DJ)

£139 | Juno

Garmin Edge 830

If his idea of a good weekend is spent huffing over hills on a mountain bike come rain or shine, we've got just the thing to get his pulse racing.

This touchscreen cycling gadget tracks and monitors every part of the ride, from route and terrain to heart rate, plus plenty more besides - and it can go 20 hours without needing a recharge - can he say the same? A gift that'll take his cycling up a gear.

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(Garmin)

£349.99 | Garmin

Tile Limited Edition Sets - Gamers

Make losing his phone, headphone or keys a thing of the past thanks to Tile. The brand's collection of location stickers mean that he can locate the essentials when he's in a hurry. A useful gift he will actually use.

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Approach S62 Black Ceramic Bezel with Black Band

Fuel his golfing obsession with Garmin’s smart watch which not only tracks his game, but will give him helpful pointers on improving it too. Think of it as a wrist-worn golf pro: this thing can display wind speed, suggest clubs to use and give helpful tips on the best direction to aim, plus loads more helpful features. Will suit golf-mad dads to a tee.

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(Garmin)

£479.99 | Garmin

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