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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