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Father’s Day Gifts: What To Buy The Dad Who Doesn’t Want Anything

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Published on May 23, 2022
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Your dad may talk a good game and say not to get him anything special, save your money or just a pair of new socks will do. But you know better! 

What do you buy someone that has everything? Or at least a dad that thinks he has everything… 

If you want to show some thought this Father’s Day and let your dad know just how much he means to you, then take a look at some of our top picks to buy the dad that doesn’t want anything!

A Bottle of His Favourite Tipple

Did someone say the perfect gift does not exist? Think again! 

If you’re really unsure what to get your dad this Father’s Day, then you can never go wrong with a bottle of his favourite tipple from Master of Malt. Whether it’s wine, whiskey, vodka, or gin – this is something he’s bound to enjoy. 

To make it extra special, you could even get it personalised with his initials. 

A New Bottle of Aftershave

Aftershave is something that your dad probably doesn’t think of buying for himself that often, but it is something that he likely uses on a daily basis.

If you know he has a favourite, then you could look out for any deals to stock up on his favourite aftershave from retailers such as The Perfume Shop, they don’t just do perfume for women! Or if not, it’s always a good idea to check out the ‘new arrivals’ and ‘bestsellers’ page on any fragrance website. 

A Good Book

Is your dad a bit of a bookworm in his (rare) spare time? 

A good book could make a perfect gift this Father’s Day – especially if he has a holiday booked this summer where he can get his feet up, relax, and enjoy some time reading.  Take a look at Waterstones, where you will be spoilt for a choice of books to suit any mood! 

Some New Clothes

Dads often forget to treat themselves to any nice new clobber. For most dads, there’s nothing they hate more than shopping!

So treating them to some new clothes or shoes from a store like ASOS could be a great, practical gift for any dad this year. 

An Experience for You Both

Are you looking to spend some quality time with dad this year? Does he love travelling? Or is he a bit of an adrenaline junky?

An experience he’s never done before could make an amazing Father’s Day gift! You can always find loads of great experiences that don’t have to break the bank from places like Wowcher, See Tickets, and Attraction Tickets. 

A Wine Subscription Box

Does your dad fancy himself as a bit of a wine connoisseur?

If your dad loves a glass (or bottle) of wine on a weekend, then a monthly wine subscription from a retailer such as Wine Buyers could make a great gift and could save him a lot of money. This involves a box of random bottles of wine delivered to their home each month so could be a great way for them to discover their new favourite.

A Voucher for a Meal

Everyone loves eating out, and a night out at a restaurant can be a great way to spend Father’s Day as a family. 

If you buy a voucher for one of dad’s favourite restaurants, then he’ll be able to enjoy it either on Father’s Day itself or another day. 

Tickets to a Sports Event

Whether it’s football, cricket, golf, rugby, snooker or more - then tickets for a game watching his favourite club or even his country would make an amazing Father’s Day gift. There are lots of sites online where you can grab some tickets for a sporting event such as Tiqets UK.

If you’re looking to really push the boat out, then you could even treat him to VIP tickets or seats in an executive box. 

Tickets for Live Music

After missing out on live music concerts for so long throughout Covid-19 restrictions, there is no better time to buy tickets for live music.

It could be a music festival, or tickets to see one of their favourite artists perform live in the UK. Whatever it is you can pick up tickets on sites like Ticketmaster.  A night watching live music is sure to have him singing your praises! 

A Night Away

When was the last time you and dad were lucky enough to take a trip away together? Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, a night away together is a great bonding experience.

It could be to a nearby city and a day out sightseeing, or something more remote in a log cabin with lots of lovely food and drinks which you can book at LastMinute.Com. 

A New Gadget

Last but not least, there is nothing a dad loves more than a good gadget! And for unique gadgets and gifts you can’t go wrong with Not On The High Street. 

Whether it’s something they can use whilst enjoying their favourite hobby or sport, or something for the home, a new gadget will have your dad jumping for joy this Father’s Day. 


Charlotte Marshall

Lead Editor

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!

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