He might tell terrible jokes, wear questionable outfits, and have cringe-worthy dance moves, but there’s still no one quite like dad.
Personal taxi driver, bank manager, agony aunt – dads wear lots of hats, and seem to make them all fit.
So, this Father’s Day (June 19,) we’re here to help all the dads and father figures out there get the appreciation they deserve.
Here are a few favourite gifts from our retailers that will make dad’s day.
FOR FASHION-CONSCIOUS FATHERS
With high days and holidays on the horizon, get dad out of those ancient Speedos and into some cool swim shorts. We love these blush red Trevose Puffin Embroidered Swim Shorts, £35, from Fat Face.
Dads love a polo shirt. The Pique Polo, £18, from Next comes in a dazzling array of colours – your only problem will be deciding which one to choose.
Socks are boring, right? Not if they’re from Joules, who have breathed new life into this most essential accessory. Try the Striking Socks 3-Pack, £16.95, and choose from delightful dogs or coastal critters for a very well-turned-out ankle.
FOR THE WELL-GROOMED MAN
If dad has a beard, help him keep it soft and luxurious with the Kalamazoo beard and facial wash, £10, from Lush. Enriched with lime oil, Brazilian orange oil and fresh pineapple juice, he’ll smell delicious, too!
If dad loves his sport, chances are he’d love a soothing foot treatment to ease those tired tootsies. The Teatree and Peppermint Footpack, £1, from Poundland gently removes rough dead skin to leave feet feeling soft and silky smooth.
FOR DADS WHO COOK UP A STORM
If your dad likes to get creative in the kitchen but is always complaining that his knives aren’t sharp enough, treat him to a knife sharpener from ProCook. The Electric Knife Sharpener is £49, while the Knife Sharpening Guide is just £5.
With barbecue season upon us, make sure dad is fully prepared to fire up that grill. Pop into Homesense to find everything he needs, from stainless steel prongs to hot barbecue sauces.
FOR FATHERLY FOODIES
Do you have a chocoholic in the family? Look no further than the Father’s Day H-Box, £13.50, from Hotel Chocolat. It includes 14 chocolates from traditional pralines and the patisserie-inspired Eton Mess to a fruity Raspberry Smoothie and boozy Champagne truffle.
If dad loves a wee dram, pick up the Whisky Tasting Experience, £15, from M&S. This gift gives a flavour of four fine drams, from single to blended malt.
Hard-working dads need to have their coffee fix on the run. Pick up a handy Travel Mug, £1, from Poundland – choose from red, black or purple.
This cool wine set, €3, from Tiger, contains all the essentials needed to open dad’s favourite tipple in a stylish bottle-shaped case.