Father’s day is rapidly creeping up on us (June 18th) and the last thing we want the old man to feel is left out. As the old saying goes, it’s the thought that counts and that really is true - unless you buy socks. Socks scream “I didn’t think about this gift in any way whatsoever!”.
With that in mind we put together the essential guide to father’s day. Don’t worry, we’ve covered every budget. So whether you a miser or a millionaire (or even if your Dad isn’t with us any more) you’ll find something that’s up his street. Let’s face it, if you can make him cry tears of joy then you win father’s day. So grab a kleenex (other tissues are available) and let’s get going.
Gifts for the affordable to astronomical budget:
As well as being the thrifty option, Moonpig is also at hand if your strict admin system lets you down and you need something on the double. Upload an image (your beautiful face, pop’s or maybe even both), write a message and send a card direct to his door. If you’re feeling flush, you can even add a gift. They’ve got everything from big boys toys to booze. The best bit? You’ll never forget father’s day again. Moonpig will email you a reminder next year.
$35 minimum order (plus shipping at cost)
It’s more or less a fact that Dad’s like beer (just ask Peter Griffin). As long as you can put up with his slightly boozy antics, what better way to say how much you appreciate him?
Craft Shack are very much part of the craft ale revolution so you’ll be able to do better than a six-pack of Bud here. With everything from double IPAs to chocolate stouts, you’ll find something that’s up Dad’s street here. Just make sure you’re over 21 to order online.
For those of you that don’t know, a vinyl record is a plastic disc that magically plays music. Think of it like a CD but bigger. Your Dad will need a record player to use it, but if he’s that way inclined he’ll be bowled over. He’ll probably say things like “you just can’t beat the depth of sound with vinyl” and “CDs don’t have the same emotional attachment a record does”.
Whether Dad is into rock, pop, country or Motown, Discogs have something that will make him melt into the emotional teenager he once was. That’s guaranteed points for you.
Death Wish Coffee
$19.99 / 1lb (plus shipping)
So, we’re gonna take a stab that if you’re reading this, then you’re a coffee lover. Chances are your Dad is too - he’s not stupid. So why not treat him to what Death Wish claim is the world’s strongest coffee? Sure, there’s a few people who claim that, but does their stuff look as cool? Didn’t think so.
Don’t worry - if your Dad wants to look the part but can’t handle the caffeine, there’s hats, mugs and other cool stuff available too.
Use Coupon Code FATHERS20 to get 20% off
Now then, it would be remiss of us not to mention our own stuff, wouldn’t it? Especially when we’re recommending coffee beans. So what better gift than something to turn incredible beans into incredible coffee in his own home?
Whether it’s pour over or French press, we’ve got Dad covered. Our gooseneck kettles have built-in thermometers so he’ll never gets that brew wrong again. The sexy airtight canisters have a date wheel on the top to so you know how long your coffee is at its best.
Even if your Dad is one of those guys who’s only domestic duty is BBQing and mowing the lawn, he’ll love this extra heroic job. What's more, with FATHERS20 as a coupon code at checkout, you get any beauty store wide at 20% Off.
Pop Chart Lab - The Compendious Coffee Chart
Pop Chart Lab make things that seem confusing, simple. That sort of thing is good for Dads who like to at least give the impression that they know what’s going on.
This chart is a wonderful piece of art you can appreciate even if flags aren’t your thing. But if he he is, prepare to be in his good books for at least 12 months. We know what you’re thinking: is it made on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks? Of course it is, we wouldn’t recommend anything else.
The range includes loads of other awesome stuff including an epically cool coffee one. So there.
Slayer Espresso Machine
If you have to ask how much it is, you probably can’t afford it. But if you don’t have to ask, and Pops has been a good little boy this year, then this could be the end of your search for the perfect father’s day gift.
Let’s face it, we’re not in the espresso game (yet) so we can can completely impartially say that this thing is about as sexy as it gets. It’s got things like ‘dual tanks with power management’ and ‘Peruvian walnut wood actuators and handles’. Basically, things that Dad’s pretend to understand and are guaranteed to love.
If you get him one of these, let us know his address and we’ll be straight round for a ristretto.
1969 Ford Mustang
If you thought the last gift was pricey, well this one is out of even Slayer’s league. Hey, we said we’d cover the millionaire budget too so, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
This piece of American motoring history is available in Wimbledon white. You get all the things you’d expect from a 60s classic, like terrible miles per gallon and safety features you’d expect from a Victorian travelling circus. But that’s what makes is so achingly desirable. Especially if it’s your Dad. So if you’ve just closed that huge hedge fund deal or won the lotto and Dad hasn’t nagged you about tidying your room recently, then give it a look.
It sounds like this one might not be around for long, so be quick (or be prepared to settle for something awful like a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT with 74,000 miles on the clock for $325,000).
Shutterfly - Photo Books
Finally, some of us aren’t lucky enough to have our Dad around any more. While memories last forever, sometimes a picture or two helps. We think Shutterfly is a beautiful way to keep a memory alive if your old man is gone or even if he’s not.
With an incredible array of options to choose from you’ll definitely find something fitting. Just upload your photos and arrange them however you like.