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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