Father’s day gift ideas 2021

Father’s Day is just around the corner and with the Government’s coronavirus restrictions set to ease, many of us will be looking forward to spending the day celebrating with family.

If your dad or father figure is notoriously difficult to buy for, we’re here to help with our guide to the best Father’s Day gifts 2021.


For the foodie

A personalised food hamper is sure to be popular with foodies. Pack it with all different types of foods and flavours, from chocolates and sweets, crisps, and cheese, to craft beer or wines – you’ll find plenty of inspiration at Marks & Spencer, Hotel Chocolat and TK Maxx

Box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat with Happy Father's Day written on the box in white
*Image provided by Hotel Chocolat

Kitchen gadgets such as a blender or air fryer from Argos or Curry’s PC World are also a good idea. Help them chop, dice and slice in style with a new knife set or spice up his life with a spice rack from Wilko, Next or Homesense.

We’re all optimistic for a British summer to remember for all the right reasons, so a BBQ grill set, and apron may be the perfect gift. Inspire some new dishes by heading to Waterstones or WH Smith for the pick of the best cookbooks, including new release ‘Outdoor Cooking: The ultimate modern barbecue bible’ from Tom Kerridge.

If eating out is more their thing, there are plenty of options for Father’s Day dining at Fort Kinnaird including wagamama, Bread Meats Bead, Nando’s, Tony Macaroni, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Fridays, and Five Guys.


For the fitness fanatic

If your father figure is more into cardio than carbs, help them to keep track of just how active they’ve been with a new smart watch or fitness tracker to monitor daily steps, sleep quality, calories burned and more. There’s something to suit all styles, budgets and lifestyles at Argos or Curry’s PC World so check out the full range on your next visit.

For the avid runner, gym-goer, or weightlifter, you can find gym wear including tops and shorts from JD Sports and Next to help them to keep fit in style – or perhaps consider a membership or trial session at Pure Gym.

And thinking a little outside the box for fitness present ideas for dad, consider a foam roller, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.


For the outdoor adventurer

Fuel your loved one’s next adventure with a gift that will help them to make the most of the outdoors.

You’ll find a variety of specialist outdoor and hiking wear, from waterproofs to backpacks, at Trespass and Mountain Warehouse. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.

Male model wearing gym wear from M&S
*Image provided by Marks & Spencer

If their outdoor adventures are focused closer to home in the garden, there’s plenty you can treat them to for their little oasis. Find the very best gardening gifts for dad at Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx and Homesense from gloves and tools to garden gnomes and plants.


For the tech obsessed

Here’s our top picks of the latest gizmos and gadgets for dad.

Wireless earphones from Argos or Curry’s PC World are a great idea to enjoy favourite tunes or podcasts on the go. Or treat them to a smart speaker and turn up the volume for the whole family to enjoy.

For something a little more retro, a vinyl record player from Argos, Curry’s PC World or Homesense would make a great gift for a music lover, especially if they’ve got old records in the cupboards.

Or choose a gaming gift this Father’s Day, with the latest releases available at GAME and Smyths ToysCall of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and FIFA 21 are among the most popular games this year so far.


For the film fanatic

Cinemas are reopening in May, so if your dad loves his movies then why not book to see one of the latest films at Odeon Cinema for Father’s Day 2021.

Or bring the cinema home with a projector from Curry’s PC World or Argos and enjoy movie favourites from the comfort of the sofa. Close the curtains, bring down the blankets and stock up on popcorn and treats from Marks & Spencer for the ultimate film night.

*Image provided by The Perfume Shop

For the well-groomed

If your dad has kept his lockdown locks for a little too long, or they simply deserve a treat, pick up a gift voucher from Guy & Beard, and get them a trim from the experts.

Boots, Superdrug, and TK Maxx also have great grooming gifts including beard grooming and shaving travel kits.  

A designer fragrance is always a good choice. Head into store to try the latest ranges and chat to the team at The Perfume Shop, Boots or Superdrug for advice on a variety of scents, from Paco Rabanne and Hugo Boss to Jean Paul Gaultier or Emporio Armani.

And if one gift just won’t do the trick, creating your own man spa gift basket may be the way to go.  You’ll find all the essentials like treatments, cleansers and moisturisers from Boots and Superdrug. And don’t forget to throw in a cosy bathrobe from Next or Marks & Spencer and a candle from Homesense or Next to help set the relaxing mood.


For the style savvy

This Father’s Day, what better way to say ‘thanks for everything’ than with a shopping trip at Fort Kinnaird, and the chance to spend some quality time together?

Start the day with lunch or a coffee at Costa Coffee or Starbucks, before hitting the shops, not forgetting stops at Tessuti, schuh and Fat Face.

If you’d rather do the choosing, bomber jackets, Bermuda shorts and statement shirts all make the top lists for men’s fashion trends this season. You’ll find plenty to choose from at River Island, New Look, H&M, Primark, and Next.

Male model in an all white outfit from River Island
*Image provided by River Island

For something more classic, you can’t go wrong with a crisp new shirt and a pair of cufflinks from Beaverbrook’s, H Samuel, or Goldsmiths.


For the dad-to-be or new dad

Help to celebrate their first Father’s Day by picking up a card at Typo or Card Factory and writing a little message from bump or the new arrival.

Other popular new dad gifts could include a polaroid camera from Argos or Curry’s PC World to help capture precious memories of the new arrival. Pick up a photo album too to help store precious snaps forever.

We know that newborns bring lots of love but steal sleep too! Lavender scented candles or sleep spray from Mamas & Papas are likely to go down a treat with new parents.

Whether you’re organising a shopping trip to Fort Kinnaird to buy a Father’s Day gift, or scheduling a day out with dad to celebrate, you can find our full list of stores on our Eat Drink Shop page.

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