Father’s Day gift ideas from the What’s The Best shopping experts

Our team of experts share exactly what they're buying for their dad in our Father's Day gift guide.

Card with Happy Father's Day in writing alongside gift box

by Natalie Corner |

After the joy of the extra Bank Holidays this year and the Queen's Jubilee wears off, we've got Father’s Day on 19 June to top off the celebrations.

Here at What’s The Best, there are an organised few who have planned their Father’s Day gifts well in advance, some might say as soon as Mother’s Day ended, knowing that a day of celebrating dads, step-dads, adoptive dads, and even pet dads was soon to be on the agenda.

If you can’t or don’t celebrate Father’s Day, for whatever reason, then we’d always encourage you to celebrate a loved one close to you, a friend or even treat yourself.

We asked our team of shopping experts for their best ideas for Father’s Day gifts and what they had bought their dads for the big day. So whether your dad is a food gift lover, a bit of a gin drinker, or favours a tipple of whiskey, settle in...

Best gift ideas for dad on Father's Day

EDEN Treats Gluten Free Gift Hamper

Chosen by Lily Anderson, Senior Commercial Content Writer
EDEN Treats Gluten Free Gift Hamper

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Every year for Father's Day we eat out at my Dad's favourite restaurant. However, going out is off the cards this year as he was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. Due to cross-contamination, my dad is only able to dine out in eateries with a gluten-free kitchen. That said, I don't want him to miss out on this experience, so I'm going to bring the 'restaurant' to him thanks to the EDEN Treats gluten-free gift hamper.

“With ten items included, this hamper offers the chance for my dad to sample different sweet and savoury products, without the commitment of buying a multipack. Not only is this hamper 100 per cent vegan, but it's dairy-free too. Plus, the fact that I can add a bottle of gluten-free gin, vodka or whisky is a nice touch.”

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WORX WX354 Slammer Drill

Chosen by Chris Williams, Commercial Content Writer
WORX WX354 Slammer Drill
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"This is the king of DIY drills and my recommendation to anyone hunting for a gift for their practical dad. This Worx drill comes with all the features and quality you'd expect on a trade-level drill but without the price tag to go with it: brushless motor for reliability and efficiency, huge 60Nm of torque, hard case, fast charger, and two batteries. But this drill's true party piece is its Slammer mode that you can use to drill holes into solid concrete - a feature unseen on combi drills. An absolute beast with a 3-year warranty."

The Pogues Irish Whiskey

Chosen by Ryan Gilmore, Commercial Content Writer
The Pogues Irish Whiskey
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"My dad adores whiskey and has quite an enviable collection already. So for this year, I'm introducing him to something new from The Pogues. This whiskey, produced in Ireland, has an award-winning taste and hints of honey, chocolate and nuts. The bottle will also make a nice addition to his drinks cabinet too."

Jaffa Cake Rum

Chosen by Adam Binnie, Group Commercial Content Editor
Jaffa Cake Rum
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"Pretty much anything can be improved by adding Jaffa Cakes - long walks, a boring film, breakfast, and now rum. Sweet, fruity and at 42 per cent packing something of a punch, it's delicious in cocktails or as I prefer, on its own but slightly warmed up. Don't judge."

If you're also a gin fan, you can snap up a bundle of the Jaffa Cake Rum and Jaffa Cake Gin, but be quick, it's selling fast!

Samsonite Open Road Laptop Backpack

Chosen by Marina Avraam, Commercial Content Writer
Samsonite Open Road Laptop Backpack
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"My dad does the classic I don't need anything, I've got everything, so buying him gifts is next to impossible. If your old man travels a lot and wants to cruise in style, you can't go wrong with a smart backpack. This one's got loads of pockets for all the unnecessary bits and bobs they carry with them, looks smart and is extremely durable. The Smart FitTM laptop compartment means it will adapt to any size laptop, and there's even a dedicated clothes compartment."

Cartwright & Butler The Cheese and Beer Hamper

Chosen by Caitlin Casey, Commercial Content Writer
Cartwright & Butler

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I love Cartwright and Butler and so does my Dad! This hamper comes in a really stylish tin hamper box and you have a good selection of treats, two different local Yorkshire beers and a vintage mature Godminster cheddar it looks extravagant. We loved setting everything out and tasting the different crackers and onion chutney with the cheese so would be great as a Father's Day experience. Cartwright & Butler actually has a Father's Day selection of hampers, so if your Dad or Grandad is not too keen on cheese and beer but would prefer other indulgences like whiskey or chocolate, I would definitely recommend checking out their selection for top-quality treats.

Aesop Departure Travel Kit

Chosen by Angelica Daujotas, Commercial Content Writer
Aesop Departure Travel Kit

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"I've been a fan of Aesop for years, and I'm now getting my dad into it too. Having recently started to take a liking to looking after his skin, this kit is the perfect place to start for him! Conveniently small bottles make this perfect for travel, now that restrictions are easing and we're able to staycation. From hand wash to a face masque, this little kit has it all and I think it's perfect for a dad trying to look after his skin."

Includes: Rinse-Free Hand Wash (50ml), Resurrection Hand Balm (15ml), Blue Chamomile Facial Masque (15ml), Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol (50ml), Rosehip Lip Cream (6ml), Mouthwash (50ml), Toothpaste (10ml).

Formula F1000 Driving Experience

Chosen by Jade Moscrop, Deputy Commercial Content Editor
Formula F1000 Driving Experience

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"My dad's mad on Formula 1 and while I hope one day I'll be able to take him to Silverstone when budget allows, hopefully, this F1000 Driving Experience will tide him over in the meantime. Created for fanatics, he'll be delighted to hop in the single-seater and set off for ten awesome laps around the circuit."


Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit

Chosen by Ryan Houghton, Commercial Content Writer
An Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit
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"My dad's always looked after his facial hair well, he must've spent hundreds over the years, this year I thought I'd save him some cash with this all-in-one beard grooming gift set. This is the perfect kit for beard-lovers at an amazing value. Packed with oils, balms and conditioners that are filled with essential vitamins to keep your beard soft and healthy, not to mention some premium brushes and combs to keep you looking your absolute best, my dad loves this set."

Just Spices Our Favourite Spices and Seasonings

Chosen by Ellen Kinsey, Commercial Content Writer
Just spices
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"My dad has started a new healthy eating regime and is always looking for new ways to spice up old recipes and make them a little more exciting than meat and two veg. This set comes with different spices, from an egg topping blend to an oatmeal topper, to make healthier choices more appetising."

Natalie Corner is the Deputy Commercial Content Editor for Bauer Media, working across brands such as What’s The Best, Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat and Closer, specialising in lifestyle and fitness content.

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