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Best Father’s Day Gifts 2018: 10 of the best presents for dads

Treat the special man in your life to the daddy of all gifts this Father's Day

Even though you know him better than most, finding a Father’s Day present that your dad will love – and doesn’t already own – can mean hours of searching and scrolling. That’s where this handy gift guide comes in. Just in time for Father’s Day – which falls on Sunday 17 June this year – we’ve rounded up the best gifts the internet has to offer. Whether he’s into drinking beer, building LEGO or collecting vinyl, you’re sure to find something suitable – and not a pair of socks in sight.

The best Father’s Day gifts for dads

1. 100 beers scratch off bucket list poster

Turn your dad’s beer-drinking skills into a work of art with this boozy bucket list poster. Scratch off foil squares to reveal colourful illustrations of draft beers and bottles and relive family holidays in destinations far and wide.

2. LEGO Porsche 919 Hybrid 

Pull out all the stops this year and treat him to a porsche! One that will fit on his desk and give you change from £13! This new set from LEGO features a racing driver minfigure, removable wheels and race stickers. If your dad’s always dreamed of a classic car collection, start things off for him with this sporty number.

Buy now from the LEGO Store

3. Sphero Star Wars R001SRW electronic robot Droid BB-8 

Get him his own little piece of the galaxy with this Star Wars Droid BB-8, which will put a smile on any Star Wars fan’s face. Not only does it record virtual holographic videos of your explorations together, but it comes with voice recognition so it can react to your voice too. You can also buy a Force band for guiding your BB-8, but it will still work with a smartphone or tablet too if you don’t want to spend the extra dosh.

4. Bloody Mary marshmallows

Say cheers to your dad’s sweet tooth by getting him a box of gourmet Bloody Mary marshmallows. These quirky treats bring together sweet and savoury flavours including Tabasco, pepper and celery salt and deliver a powerful spicy kick. They come as a pack of six in a colourful presentation box and look way more impressive than a box of Maltesers.

5. ION Audio wooden turntable with built-in speakers

Take a music-loving dad back to the good old days with ION Audio’s turntable. This retro-look turntable comes with built-in speakers but also connects to his stereo or home theatre system, so he can hear his music in whichever way he likes. He’ll also be able to convert his vintage vinyl records into digital audio files using the conversion software included.

6. PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer

If he loves golf but can’t always make it out to the course (or you’ve already bought him many golf-related gifts), he’ll appreciate this pressure putt trainer. Designed to stimulate the experience of putting a real golf ball perfectly, it will help him get the feedback he needs to perfect his putt, all from his own back garden.

7. Create your own message desk fan 

Show dad you’re his biggest fan by getting him a desktop cooling unit that displays personalised LED messages as it spins. Powered by USB, this dinky 6-inch fan can be programmed with up to 20 messages to show your thanks, admiration and love through the medium of light-emitting diodes.

Buy now from John Lewis

8. Chilly’s reusable water bottle

Keep your daddy cool by giving him a Chilly’s reusable water bottle. This insulated stainless steel bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for around 12 so he can enjoy water, beer, coffee or tea on the go, whether he’s camping or commuting. This thoughtful gift will help him stay hydrated while keeping his eco credentials in check.

9. Fitbit Charge 2 HR fitness tracker

For data-loving active dads consider the Fitbit Charge 2, a top-notch fitness tracker with an Expert Reviews 5-star rating. Conveniently it’s just dropped in price at Argos and Amazon so you can nab it for around 30% less than the regular price. As well as keeping tabs on his heart rate, sleep activity and step counting, this smart wearable will also guide him through a spot of meditation for some much needed dad downtime.

10. Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey 

Toast your dad’s awesomeness by treating him to a bottle of classic whiskey. This bottle of Bulleit Bourbon features in our guide to the best whiskies and delivers a “potent kick to the senses with its peppery rye flavour and a spicy cinnamon aftertaste”. It’s perfect for long drinks so you can mix your old man an Old Fashioned this Father’s Day.

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