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 M&S.

Inspire some new dishes by heading to Waterstones for the pick of the best cookbooks, including new release ‘Outdoor Cooking: The ultimate modern barbecue bible’ from Tom Kerridge, or the popular ‘Cook, Eat, Repeat’ by Nigella Lawson.

If eating out is more their thing, there are plenty of options for Father’s Day dining at Drake Circus and The Barcode including BrewDog, YO!, Five Guys and Zizzi.

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 from the Apple Store to monitor daily steps, sleep quality, calories burned and more.

For the avid runner, gym-goer or weightlifter, you can find gym wear including tops and shorts from M&S or JD Sports to help them to keep fit in style.

A man wearing shorts and a gilet from M&S

*Image provided by M&S

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 Cotswold Outdoor or Mountain Warehouse. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.

For the tech obsessed

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

Airpods from the Apple Store 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.

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

For the film fanatic

 Cinemas are reopening from 17 May, so if your dad loves his movies then why not book to see one of the latest films at Cineworld for Father’s Day 2021.

Or, bring the cinema home, 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 M&S for the ultimate film night.

For the well-groomed

Boots have a great range of 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 Boots, The Fragrance Shop or The Perfume Shop for advice on a variety of scents, from Paco Rabanne and Hugo Boss to Jean Paul Gaultier or Emporio Armani.

Rad Dad lush products.

*Image provided by Lush

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 of the essentials like treatments, cleansers and moisturisers from Boots or Lush. And don’t forget to throw in a cosy bathrobe from Next or M&S or a candle from Boots 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 Drake Circus and The Barcode on you, and the chance to spend some quality time together?

Start the day with lunch or a coffee at Starbucks or Costa before hitting the shops, not forgetting stops at Bubble CiTea and Krispy Kreme.

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 Two Seasons and H&M.

For something more classic, you can’t go wrong with a crisp new shirt and a pair of cufflinks from BOSS, Next or M&S.

For the dad-to-be or new dad

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

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

Whether you’re organising a shopping trip to Drake Circus and The Barcode 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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