Okay, come on now. You definitely had no idea that it was Father’s Day this Sunday, did you?
To be fair, you probably also forgot that you made far more exciting plans with your mates for June 19 and sadly there’s not very much we can do to get you out of that. What we can do, however, is supply you with a handy list of cheap, cheerful and (not) terrible Father's Day gifts that you’ve still got time to buy your poor dad.
Dads are hard to shop for because they're A) always saying they don't need anything B) wearing the same polo shirt from 1979 and C) telling us we should save our money for a house. Well, they're not totally wrong on the last part, which is why all Father's Day gifts on this list are under £20. Talk about a bargain.
So, go grab your debit card and don’t forget to pick up a card too!
The Best Father's Day Gifts Under £20
If your dad fancies himself as a bit of an Ainsley Harriet in the kitchen but is always the first to swap out your Heinz Baked Beans for the supermarket value version (which do NOT taste the same, by the way) then here’s how you marry his two favourite pastimes – buy him the One Pound Meals: Delicious Food for Less cookbook from Amazon. All the recipes are meant to be super straightforward, he’ll be saving money and if you let him know that it’s by an Insta-famous chef you’ll give him the bonus gift of feeling really down with the kids for a little bit.
Who says you have to pay an arm and a leg for a smartwatch? Treat your fitness-loving dad to this affordable smartwatch which tracks heart rate, sleeping patterns and step count. Word of warning: this gift might mean a daily boast on just how many steps they've completed...
There’s always at least one present-giving occasion when you ask your dad what he wants and he responds with either ‘anything’ or ‘I don’t know’. So, you end up getting him socks. Socks aren’t fun. Socks aren’t exciting. But if you’re dead set on buying him socks, buy him something like these Sockshop socks, which give you the option of adding a 'Super Dad' 'Number 1 Dad' or 'Best Grandad' badge at the top, and are designed to keep their feet warmer for longer.
Is he a die-hard sports fan who lives and breathes checking the score, and watches every football match he can physically fit into a day? Then the NOW TV Sky Sports pass is the best solution, giving him access to all 11 Sky Sports channels on mobile, computer or TV. That's a lot of football.
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as the perfect gift for the tidy dad who doesn't actually put that much effort into keeping the house tidy but rather 'really just likes things to look nice'. It's the candle. But a nice long-lasting one that he can put in his man cave (shed) if he's lucky enough to have one. Don't be fooled. Just because he may never have bought himself a fancy-schmancy candle like the yummy Yankee Candle ones, doesn't mean he's not a fan of a pleasant scent wafting around. Trust me, he'll be asking for a replacement one by Christmas.
Salted pork crackling is the most dad gift we can think of for this Father's Day, that they'll surely be snacking on all day (and night) long. You might want to apologise to your mum in advance for the lingering pork scent...
Sick of hearing the same five Dad jokes all the time? This book is inspired by the most-followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @dadsaysjokes, meaning you'll get a good belly laugh (or eye-roll) when he starts reading them out at the dinner table every night.
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