The ultimate Father's Day gift guide 2021

Reader's Digest Editors 1 June 2021

Struggling to decide what to buy Dad this Father's Day? Fear not, we've scoured the web for the very best gifts for 2021

For beer lovers: Father's Day Craft Beer Grand Tour, £19.99

Selection of eight beer cans included in the hamper from BoroughBox

This sleek hamper from BoroughBox (the UK’s leading online marketplace for artisanal food and drink) is perfect for even the biggest beer-snob dad.

Containing eight hand-picked tipples, this beer tasting experience will extend Father's Day across the whole week. Each can is hand-selected from some of Britain's best breweries, including The Five Points Brewing Company and First Chop. 

 

To boost mental health: The Checkin Journal by Matt Johnson and Mål Paper, £21.95

mindfulness journal

Take care of Dad's mental health this Father's Day with this remarkable journal, which is a collaboration between TV presenter Matt Johnson and Mål Paper. The mindfulness tool encourages Dad to start his day by checking in and listing three emotions that he's feeling in that moment, make a list of daily tasks and finish off his day by checking out.

The slick, subtle design of the journal will look good on any desk or bedside table and can be a great way to help your dad keep on top of his health after what has been a difficult year. 

 

For spice seekers: Condimaniac custom hot sauce, £18.99

hot sauce bottle with ribbon

Can your dad handle the heat? If so, why not create a custom hot sauce designed just for him? Condimaniacs are the stylish brand behind the covetable Everything Bagel seasoning, The Good Bagel, with the power to transform a humdrum lunch into a culinary experience, and their hot sauce offering is no less powerful.  

Through the custom sauce experience, you can select from six base flavours, two vinegars and make choices for supporting flavours, heat, character and special extras. Then, it's a simple case of naming your sauce and uploading a photograph. Turn around time for creating your masterpiece is one week, so make sure you get your order in with plenty of time to spare. 

 

For perfume lovers: Art de Parfum fragrances, from £114 

It's not the first time we're lauding this independent perfume brand and there's a good reason why: edgy and creative, Art de Parfum keep rolling out outstanding, one-of-a-kind scents that you'll want to come back to over and over again. 

If you want to surprise and excite your dad with something new and truly original, try one of their latest unisex fragrances Signature Wild (full of earthy, daring swagger) or Sea Foam (an exhilarating mixture of seaweed and salt).  

 

 

For flavour lovers: The Lost Explorer Mexcal, from £62.50

three bottles of Mezca;

The story behind these deliciously refined bottles of Mezcal makes the perfect partner for a Father's Day gift. Launched at the end of 2020, The Lost Explorer Mezcal was co-founded by David de Rothschild and Thor Björgólfsson and created in partnership with award-winning Maestro Mezcalero Don Fortino Ramos and his daughter Xitlali.

Handcrafted from 100% agave cultivated in the sun-soaked Valles Centrales, Oaxaca, Mexico, The Lost Explorer Mezcal is described as "a toast to empowering sustainable Mexican enterprise while protecting the ancient artisanal craft, heritage, and biodiversity of Mexico." 

Serve up your father's gift with a side of lime and salt, and toast to the unique bond between father and child. 

 

For bad backs: VariDesk ProPlus 36, £365

Varidesk set up in white

If your dad is among the millions of Britons who found ourselves working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, it's likely his back is in need of a break. Hunching over DIY desks from the kitchen table to the ironing board have left many of us with sore shoulders and achiny spines. What better treat then, this Father's Day, than a new working set up which will not only ease Dad's back, but revolutionise the way he works?

The best-selling VariDesk ProPlus 36 can transform any desk into a sit-stand desk, helping to encourage movement and boost productivity. It comes fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box, so there'll be no set-up headaches to contend with. 

 

For green-fingered fathers: The Zen Bundle from The Little Botanical

zen bundle of plants

These beautifully planted gifts will add a splash of life to any living space and arrive perfectly packaged. Selected to add a sense of calm to the receiver, your father is sure to love taking care of these little pots of peace. 

The combination of a Ficus Ginseng Tree and a spikey Sansevieria Punk isn't your typical house plant bundle, offering character and style, which is enhanced by the stylish pots included. 

 

For neat freaks: P10 Pro vacuum cleaner, £179

If your dad loves keeping the house tidy but still uses an old, clapped-out Henry Hoover, you are about to blow. His. Mind. 

This beautifully designed, cordless vacuum cleaner is so light and easy to use, hoovering the house will become a pleasure. Featuring a touch-screen display, three adjustable suction modes and detachable, quick-charge batteries, your dad will find himself picking up the vacuum cleaner much more often than usual.

And the cherry on top? LED headlights that make it super easy to clean darker corners. Perfection! 

 

For a pampered Pops: UpCircle Men’s Bundle, £79.99

upcircle products for father's day in pastel packaging

It's been a rough year, making pampering products top of the list when it comes to treating Dad this year. UpCircle products smell delicious, are gentle on the skin, and best of all, are kind to the environment too, as their ingredients make use of coffee grounds that would otherwise go to waste. 

Containing their best-selling circular, vegan skincare products for men—soap, face scrub, serum (which can also be a beard oil), moisturiser, body scrub and plasticfree chrome razor, this neatly packaged gift is everything your Dad could need to feel like a new man. 

 

For trendy dads: Aurum bracelets, from £90 

 

For dads who love to accessorise, we recommend these understated, elegant bracelets from the Icelandic handcrafted jewellery brand, Aurum. 

Not only do their products look fantastic, they feel great too; using only recycled silver and gold, and sourcing materials from certified fair trade companies, they're the definition of "eco-friendly" jewellery. 

 

Tobacco, Leather & Cognac Candle, Von Norton, £48

Grey candle with white label

Candles are a supremely relaxing gift, offering your giftee long evenings of sublime scents and the calm flickering of flame, but it can be impossible to select candle options that don't veer towards the sickly sweet.

Von Norton's Tobacco, Leather & Cognac Candle, however, offers a deeply—though never overpoweringly—masculine scent, that will envelop a room, calm the senses, and leave your Dad able to completely unwind. 

 

For cool dads: Camden Watch No.29 Northern Edition limited edition, £150

 is inspired by Victorian pocket watches, such as those worn by Camden train workers in the 1900s. The coloured details and clean sub-dial numbers modernise the design, ensuring that it looks as good with a suit as it does with a t-shirt.

Camden Watch Company timepieces are designed in Camden, inspired by British heritage and the rich industrial past and vibrant present of the local area. Their latest design, the limited edition No 29 Northern, is inspired by Victorian pocket watches, such as those worn by Camden train workers in the 1900s.

The coloured details and clean sub-dial numbers modernise the design, ensuring that it looks as good with a suit as it does with a t-shirt.

 

For bookworms: Folio Society's Crooked House By Agatha Christie, £39.95

Botanical illustrations on the cover of Crooked House

Give Dad the gift of nostalgia with this supremely luxurious, and gorgeously illustrated, copy of Agatha Christie's Crooked House

This Folio Society edition of the classic novel features seven evocative colour illustrations by artist Sally Dunne that perfectly capture the 1940s period and country-house setting, as well as a binding design that, like Christie’s writing, is both beautiful and sinister.

 

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