Father's Day is fast approaching in the UK and while the retail world is slowly opening up again, it might still be a bit trickier than usual to find the perfect gift for your Dad or the father figure in your life, given the current situation.
That's why we're here to help with a wide selection of gift ideas for Father's Day (which falls on June 20 in 2021), whether they're into anything from the latest tech gadgets and fitness equipment to Disney movies and streaming the latest must-see TV show, and many other hobbies in between. Some gifts are available online, but check each product's individual page for the very latest on delivery options ahead of Sunday.
From the entire Skywalker Saga and (almost) all of the MCU to Disney classics and brand-new favourites like The Mandalorian, a Disney+ subscription is a must-have. You can see the full content line-up here, and order online so you've not got to worry about something turning up in the post on time. Disney+ costs £7.99 per month or £79.99 for the year and recently added the STAR library, which is home to TV classics from Lost to 24 as well as movies including the Oscar-winning Nomadland.
Whether the father figure in your life is a collector already or just a big fan of a certain franchise, there's a Funko Pop! figure that you can buy for just about every taste. Some sites, such as Pop in a Box, offer a monthly subscription service so you can get one (or more) of the little figurines each month. Prices start at £9.99 for one Funko per month.
Amazon's Echo Buds earphones, as you'd expect, work with Alexa, but they can also work with Siri or Google Assistant – and come with noise-cancelling technology, three different sizes of wing and ear tips, plus battery life of up to 5 hours on a full charge. What's more, despite retailing for a fairly reasonable RRP, Amazon Prime subscribers can save 58% on the price in a pre-Prime Day promotion, knocking the cost down to £49.99.
Beer Hawk has a selection of Father's Day gifts at various price points, including this themed craft beer sampler box with 5 cans, some snacks and an elegant-looking dunkel-style glass. It also has a 3 for 2 offer on this selection box at the moment. (If you miss the delivery cut-off point, then they also do email gift cards.)
Could these miniature replicas of the Friends apartments BE any more detailed? Celebrate the cast's recent reunion by treating your dad to a challenging LEGO build set (over 2,000 pieces!) featuring an impressive amount of detail. There's even a miniature chick and duck! And there's more Friends merchandise over here...
LEGO's also been on a bit of a roll recently with the release of its popular Pride Month-themed Everyone Is Awesome set, plus a massive Spider-Man Daily Bugle tower, a massive Art World Map, and a redesigned R2D2 from Star Wars. And until June 20, if you spend over £40 then you can claim a LEGO McLaren Elva gift, too – more on that here.
A big summer of sport is on the way – and loads of it's coming to Sky, which has exclusive rights to the most competitive Formula 1 season in years, US Open golf, plus a busy summer for England's cricket team including tests against New Zealand and India, plus matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. New customers will need to take the basic Sky TV + Netflix package for an 18-month term (prices start at £25/month, excluding any setup fees), then you can add services such as Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and so on. The full range of deals often changes, and you can check out the very latest, including any limited-time offers here.
Forget the foam roller, apparently it's all about massage guns and deep tissue percussion (and no, you can't listen to them on 6 Music) these days. Our friends at Men's Health describe the Theragun Prime as quieter than other models, offering "a similar sound output to an electric toothbrush". A single charge provides around 120 minutes of use. We've got a round-up of the best massage guns right here, too.
Now we're allowed outside a bit more, then your dad might need some new running shoes. These Tree Dashers from Allbirds boast renewable materials and are machine washable, and were tested over a period of a year by over 50 amateur and professional athletes. Our friends at Runner's World have tried them out too, complimenting how "lightweight and responsive" they are underfoot.
For the ultimate grooming treat, our friends at Esquire have teamed up with BEAST to curate a limited edition box packed with full-size products – all tried and tested by the team – including body wash, sea salt spray, an all-in-one balm and a cleanser. The package also includes a year's free digital Esquire subscription, and free tracked UK delivery. What's more, there's a half-price offer running at the moment, too.
Can't go wrong with a bit of chocolate, right? So why not pick this brilliant Father's Day chocolate selection from Hotel Chocolat, packed with a variety of the company's best-selling treats. There are also a wider range of gift options including a high-end, at-home hot chocolate machine and a vegan-friendly range of chocolates, liqueurs and spirits.
Now, you might want to make sure this is absolutely something your dad wants, otherwise he might think you think he looks scruffy. See our full guide on the best clippers here.
While pubs and bars may be open again, sometimes a quiet drink at home takes precedence. Woodford Reserve has produced a gift pack that means making a cocktail is really simple – plus it comes with a lovely glass, too.
If your dad fancies a challenge, why not buy him a 1,000 piece (or more) jigsaw, like this classic JAWS poster puzzle? Check out the best TV and movie-themed puzzles right here.
Want to get your dad some books, but not sure which ones he'll like? Then get this Kindle and he can choose the books he wants on the day and get them instantly in his hand.
Missing a proper coffee? Keep your dad full of beans with this incredible offer from Lavazza. All you need to do is sign him up to a capsule subscription, and you get the machine for just £1. Meanwhile, Nespresso also has multiple subscription options depending on whether you already have one of its coffee machines or not (again, if you don't have a machine, you can get one for £1 if you sign up for a Nespresso subscription).
Released in spring 2020, Amazon's latest range of Fire tablets are 30% faster than their predecessors. However, if an iPad or Samsung Galaxy sounds like it might be a better fit for your father, then we've compared a load of bestselling tablets right here.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Signature Brew launched its Pub in a Box during lockdown in early 2020, bringing its craft beers to you for a responsible drinking experience in the comfort of your own home. Relaunched with a new design in time for Father's Day, you'll get a selection of the East London brewery's vegan-friendly beers, a fancy glass, snacks, a beer mat, access to exclusive Spotify playlists and a music quiz. (Again, if you've missed the delivery cut-off for the box, Signature also has email gift card options available).