Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for Dads

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for Dads

Do you have one of those Dads who makes life incredibly difficult on birthdays, at Christmas and on Father’s Day with the heartbreaking comment: ‘I don’t want anything for Father’s Day’?  This means a whole drama while you try and come up with a great gift he will love with zero clues as to what he actually wants! I’ve tried to take away some of this stress by offering some Father’s Day gift ideas to those fellow long suffering children! 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas – A Gift from EMP

Groot T-shirt – EMP – £14.99 

I found this amazing online store, EMP at Christmas time while I was hunting for presents for my ‘impossible to buy for’ teenage daughter and husband. I love the unusual products this company sell. If like me, you have a quirky Dad to buy for (or indeed any other quirks in your life), then this site will become your new best friend!

We’re all about Marvel in our house! This t-shirt is the ideal Dad present – it’s a Marvel t-shirt without too much detail. We all love Groot and I’m sure this Groot t-shirt will be a winner with any Dad this Father’s Day!

If you’re wanting to steer away from clothing, EMP also offer a huge selection of unique mugs. I haven’t seen these awesome Walking Dead mugs anywhere else!

Negan Mug – EMP – £6.99 

The Walking Dead ‘Hand’ Mug – EMP – £14.99

If Sci-fi isn’t your Dad’s thing, then EMP has a whole rnage of mugs to everyone’s taste, such as this Amplifier Mug.

Amplifier Mug – EMP -£14.99 

Fun Gifts

If you remember spending many childhood evenings with Dad, watching movies together, this is the ideal sentimental Father’s Day gift. It’s a movie bucket list! Any movies Dad hasn’t seen, you could always watch together to relive those childhood moments with Dad.

Movie Bucket List – The Present Finder – £14.99 

Ok so this is a gift I actually want for myself – Das Horn, the traditional Viking drinking vessel! If any of the men in your life claim Viking ancestry (as my husband does) or consider themselves to be modern day Vikings (again, as my husband does) then this drinking horn would make the ideal whimsical present.

Das Horn – Toxic Fox – £24.99

Last Christmas, I bought a present for the family – a scratch map of the UK (to make a record of all the places we’ve visited together). This turned out to be a popular gift and has become a feature in our home.

Scratch Map UK – I Want One Of Those – £14.99

Since then we’ve moved onto a world map.

Scratch Map of the World – Waterstones – £17.99

I stumbled across these wonderfully quirky scratch maps that would make an ideal gift for any sporting fan Dad! Firstly a map to scratch off all the football stadiums visited throughout England.

Scratch Football Grounds Poster – Stadium Hoppers – £19.99 

And also a map for Dads who follow cricket.

Scratch Cricket Grounds Poster – Stadium Hoppers – £15.99

Gin has become rather fashionable of late, it seems to have had something of an image revamp in recent years (I always associated it with old people). Thanks to this recent trend, Dads can now embrace their love for gin with this adorable Dad’s Gin and Tonic gift set.

Dad’s Gin and Tonic Kit – Not on the High Street – £39.50

Sentimental Gifts

If your home is anything like ours, it’s full of family photos. If you still want to buy Dad a sentimental Father’s Day gift, yet avoid adding more of the same family snaps to an ever growing memory wall, these stunning personalised family portraits offer the perfect solution.

Family Portraits – Poster Haste – from £20.00

I bought my husband one of these personal books for him to complete for our daughters a few years back. This was perhaps my favourite Father’s Day purchase so far. Completing the book gave him the opportunity to share so many of his memories with the girls.

From You to Me Book – Prezzy Box – £11.99 

Pamper Dad

If you’re looking to treat your Dad to something in the pampering department then look no further than Lush. They have a fantastic range of products for men and have created a fabulous Father’s Day gift page. Appearing on this page is this convenient Father’s Day gift box which contains 3 items – a bath bomb, bubble bar and soap and would make a lovely gift for any father.

Dad Gift Set – Lush – £18.95

Bigger Budgets

If you really want to treat Dad this Father’s Day, then a race around the Silverstone track in a racing car is one thing you can tick of your Dad’s bucket list! Now Dad can become a race car driver for the day in a Ferrari F430!

Silverstone Ferrari Thrill – Virgin Experience Days – £119.00

Hopefully those looking for inspiration for Father’s Day gifts have found some here whatever your budget!



  1. blueforever
    June 6, 2018 / 6:21 am

    Lovely post ashx

  2. Kim
    April 10, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    These are some lovely gift ideas. I especially love the scratch maps and know someone that would love the UK football grounds one!

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

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