So it’s that time of year again when all the usual suspect magazines “guide” you to buying tie pins, boxed selections of ‘world’ beers, boring old cuff links, bland ties, leather driving gloves, three-pack beige socks and generally the most dull gift ideas you could ever think of for Father’s Day. So for something a bit more interesting, here’s a round up of some quirky options out there…

For the Dad who Thinks He’s Bear Grylls

Wearable sleeping bag, from £87 on Amazon

Cabin Porn, £13.60 on Amazon

One-man tent, £142 on Amazon

For Your Dad, the Budding Writer

Restored vintage typewriters, from £65 from London Typewriters

Snazzy pocket pen, £5 from Herb Lester Associates

Oh Snap Brown Leather Journal, £20 at Urban Outfitters

Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, £7.69 at Amazon

For the Cult Movie Lover

Smokey and the Bandit poster, £30 on Etsy

All the Hitchcock classics: Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds, in a box for £8.99, at Amazon

Set of 8 fictional notepads from hotels in movies, £18 from Herb Lester Associates

Spaghetti Western box set, £15.93 on Amazon

For the Dad who Enjoys a Sneaky Drink

Mini bar hollow book with flask and shot glasses! £68.94, from Book Rooks on Etsy

Experimental Cocktail Club: London, Paris, New York, £16.59 at Amazon

… or the Odd Traditional Pub Crawl 

A London Pub Pub for Every Occasion by Herb Lester, £6.94 on Amazon

For the Vinyl-Loving Hipster Dad 

Crosley Wood Record Player, £165 from Urban Outfitters

Crosley record player stand, £90 from Urban Outfitters

A Selection of Timeless Vinyl, browse here

For the Young-at-Heart Dad

Fruity inflatable beach drink holder, £15 from Urban Outfitters

For the Dad with a Sweet Tooth

Homemade “Healthy” Mini Donuts – recipe here

Sushi-shaped sweets on a tray, £10 from Urban Outfitters

Homemade Whisky, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon bark – recipe here

For the Scatty Dad 

Andy Warhol Brillo memoblock, £10.99 from Urban Outfitters

Tin Tin Wall Clock, $30 at Society 6

Letterboards, from $50 at Three Potato Four

For the Globetrotter

Vintage-style globe, £19.99 here

The Everywhere Box from Herb Lester: 42 folder pocket-sized guides to the world’s greatest cities 

Vintage motel explorer key ring, $8, at Three Potato Four

For the Self-Conscious Sporty Dad


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