Top ten Fathers Day gifts
Published 08/06/2016 | 11:51
This Fathers Day gift guide has you sorted with all the best gadgets and goodies including great gift ideas in tech, sports, grooming and home wares.
The iPad Air is the new, slimmed down answer to everyone’s favourite tablet. Weighing in at less than half a kilo, this lightweight device certainly packs a punch with 16GB of memory, 7GHz processor and ten hours of battery life. Treat Dad to this compact iPad and he’ll be able to browse all his favourite music, videos, photos and websites with the touch of a screen.
No one does sunnies quite like Oakley. The street wear brand offers a huge range of specs, from the fashion forward to sports specific. Golf, cycling and surfing are just some of the sports that are catered for, or you can even customise a pair to give Dad his very own bespoke gift. Not only do they look slick, Oakley sunglasses are supported by advanced technology such as High Definition Optics and HD polarized lenses for complete eye protection. The Holbrook polarized sunglasses are a classic shape with a contemporary blue lens and are polarized with 100% UV protection.
Coffee aficionados take note; the Nespresso machine is a total game changer. If your Dad can’t start the day without a cup of joe, this is the gift for him that will keep on giving. Whether he’s an espresso, Americano or latte kind of guy, he’ll be able to enjoy his coffee just the way he likes it right at home. The petite machine heats up in 25 seconds and delivers smooth, rich espresso which you can accompany with freshly frothed milk in the Aeroccino frother.
The most sought after gadget for sporty types, the Fitbit provides automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking. Perfect if Dad likes to hit the gym, it shows how many calories are burnt and helps reach target workout intensity. This nifty piece of tech looks super sleek and syncs with your smartphone and computer, as well as providing Caller ID right from your wrist.
Take Dad back to the days of the drive-in cinema with an Epson VS240 projector. He’ll be able to watch all his favourite films, television and videos with superior picture quality. The 3-chip technology makes colour three times brighter and more vivid, whilst the single cable connectivity makes set up simple.
If your Dad fancies himself to be a bit of a Masterchef then why not take advantage of the soaring temperatures of June and surprise him with a four-burner gas BQQ. Not only can he show off his culinary skills, but you’ll be enjoying al fresco dining during those long, warm evenings ahead. The BBQ features a side burner, ideal for whipping up a few side dishes plus a chrome-plated steel wire warming rack to keep food heated through.
J by Jasper Conran offers a beautiful range of accessories for men, and these stunning polished cufflinks with semi-precious Abalone are a stand out pair. They’ll be Dad’s go-to cuff links for all formal occasions and would pair beautifully with any outfit, adding a little bit of glamour to his usual look.
If your dad is a bit of a bookworm, bring him into the digital age where he can enjoy all his favourite newspapers, magazines and books in one lightweight device. The Kindle is also perfect for travelling or commuting and he’ll be able to peruse all his bookmarked reads whilst on the go. The Kindle Paperwhite is the highest resolution e-reader to date, meaning a crisp clear display that deflects any glare from sunlight. It’s also packed with great features like Page Flip that allows you to skim by page, chapter or to the end of the book without losing your place, and Family Library where you can share your own Kindle books.
If your dad’s a fashionable fella, nothing will delight him more than a pair of super snazzy socks in 100% cashmere. A complete luxury, these super soft socks are handmade in England by Pantherella, who have been manufacturing luxe socks since 1937. These argyle socks come in a range of dandy colours, from lilac and cream, yellow and olive, and teal and white.
For most men, shaving is an everyday necessity, so why not spruce up Dad’s daily routine with a sleek and sophisticated electric shaver. From the grooming geniuses at Braun comes the Series 9, a shaver with some serious technology; intelligent Sonic Technology with 40, 000 cross cutting movements a minute, five action Clean and Charge station plus quadruple action cutting. The shaver also has a pop-up trimmer, ideal for those groovy Dads sporting moustaches or side burns plus a handy five minute charge function, giving enough power for one shave.