It’s that time of year again. I’m starting to plan what I can buy my Dad for Father’s Day to remind him that I’m a top daughter…there’s just one problem. I am a child of a classic ‘grumpy’ dad, who insists that he is not interested in gifts (must be a fib) and that he can’t think of anything he ‘needs’. A far cry from the easy-going and relaxed event that is Mother’s Day, I awkwardly present my dad with a packet of liquorice allsorts and a war game magazine (don’t ask) every year. So, in an attempt to make everyone’s Father’s Day a little more stress-free, here is my definitive list of Father’s Day gift ideas for a whole host of stereotypical dads.
The Chilled-Out Dad
Have a dad that’s just too cool for school? Why not take him on an exciting trip to London’s West End for a memorable trip to the theatre? That way he can sit back and relax with some yummy snacks whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of a top West End performance. Remind him that it’s not all about jazz hands with the likes of The Book of Mormon or The Play That Goes Wrong. Also, enjoy a river cruise down London’s famous Thames River and marvel at the beautiful landscape of the city from the iconic London Eye.
The Comedy Dad
If your Dad’s the joker of the pack, why not organise a trip to see a top comedian from a choice of venues across the UK? The League of Gentlemen gig at The O2 is sure to be a fun night out. Alternatively, have a laugh with a difference on a Themed Murder Mystery break in top locations across the country.
The Sporty Dad
For dads that are sports-mad and proud, nothing could be better than a Museum and Stadium Tour of their favourite team. There’s loads to choose from, including a visit to the Arsenal FC Tour, complete with an informative tour guide to take you round the pitch. Also, museums of any sort are a fantastic way of spending time with your family whilst learning something new, even if you might have to practise your ‘look interested’ face when your dad starts going on about his sporting knowledge.
The Musical Dad
Is your dad the one at karaokes who’s convinced that he’s the next Mick Jagger? Firstly, my deepest sympathies. As a way of drowning out his cringey renditions of classic hits, take a look at our fab range of music concerts on offer. From Iron Maiden to Queen, treat your dad to a musical night to remember. You never know, he might be stunned into silence!
The Outdoorsy Dad
Ahh, the dad that forces you to brave the great outdoors when all you want to do is sit around in your PJ’s whilst watching reruns of your favourite TV series. In an attempt to save your legs from yet another walking expedition, treat your dad to a relaxing seaside break in one of the UK’s top coastal destinations. Wave to your parents as they stroll along the beach as you sit back and enjoy an ice cream on a stripy deckchair – win win!
The Grumpy Dad
Still convinced that your dad suits this category? No fear! Treat him to a Super Break gift voucher and let him make his own mind up. This option allows for your dad to tailor-make his very own short break with ease, and you can still take full credit for the gesture!
Is your dad included in the list above? Let us know in the comment box!