Presents to get your driving-mad dad

JonathanJune 4, 2014

Dads are notoriously hard to please when it comes to buying them gifts, especially if you don't want to spend your hard-earned cash on a bunch of wires that he desperately wants. Father's Day is a time for your dad to put down his car keys, hang up the taxi sign, and have a day of peace.

The last thing your dad wants is some lovey-dovey bear or a mug with all his children's faces on, he simply wants time to put his feet up and pick what to watch on the TV. However, if you turn up on Sunday with nothing, your mum will give you dead-eye looks all day. So what do you get him?

Fear not, with Father's Day just around the corner (June 15th – just in case it had slipped your mind or you haven't walked past a card shop lately) we've come up with the best gift ideas for the special man in your life.

A Sat Nav
It may seem like a boring choice but there is nothing most dads enjoy more than playing around with a new gadget, without reading the manual of course. And what gadget is better for them to receive than one that may cut down on the amount of in-car arguments, well human-to-human ones anyway.

Far from being the boring and practical device they once were, you can get ones with Samuel L Jackson's voice and, let's face it, who wouldn't want that?

BBQ paraphernalia
We've all been there, it's a nice summer's day and the idea of a barbecue crops up. That's it, your dad is in. He takes to the challenge much like Nelson took to the high seas. He grabs his tools and sets about the science of creating and building his fire. All very loudly and with many vocal descriptions of what he is about to perform.

Imagine this. It's Father's Day and the weather is decent, well dry, and the idea of a barbecue is raised between the family. Imagine the delight on your dad's face if he has some new, ultra-awesome, barbecue tools to debut. The pure joy he will experience may even warrant a Father's Day selfie being taken, who knows?

The list of things you can buy for the barbecue is endless, and ridiculous, and absolutely brilliant. From sauce guns to branding irons for his steak, you are sure to find something that your dad falls in love with. 

Alcohol
While Mother's Day is often a lot of fuss and time is spent making sure your mum feels appreciated with a seven-course dinner and champagne, what most dads want on Father's Day is just 24 hours where they can sit down, relax and maybe even have the TV remote. Add to this some sort of alcohol and you are #winning.

The beauty of this gift is the pure variety that is out there, from a cocktail and moonshine-making kits to boxes of specialised and carefully selected beers, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the old man.


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