Father’s Day is one of the most underrated celebrations of the year. Fair enough, they don’t carry us for 9 months and their bodies aren’t disfigured for life for their sacrifice: but Dads still do a lot.
Think about it… the first time you skinned your knee, fell off your bike or decided to go drinking at 16 and got into trouble – wasn’t it your dad you ran to? For all that support, for the adamantly denied tears at your graduation ceremony and for threatening your first boyfriend with a fate worse than death if they wronged you – Dads deserve it all.
Here at LillyLikes, we are more likely to review a destination than to direct you towards gifts, but this time its different. This time, we roll out the red carpet for our father’s and offer them a massive thank you. It helps too, if we don’t just give them a tie, socks, or deodorant for a change.
Below, you will find 8 of the best suggestions we could come up with, to help you get ahead this Father’s Day. Make the day something to remember by indulging in these great Father’s Day gifts. What better way to celebrate the man who encourages you to be the best you can be, than by giving him something thoughtful…?
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The 8 Best Father’s Day Gifts for 2021
Don’t resort to aftershave and a new razor. Your dad can’t handle the same gift 20 years in a row… it’s time for a little originality with these: the best Father’s Day gift ideas for 2021.
1 – Send him on a Triple Supercar Thrill Ride!
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You’ve heard of experience days, haven’t you? If not, then your gift giving abilities are about to skyrocket. You can get all manner of experiences for days out that your Dad will never forget… Starting with the Triple Supercar Thrill Ride set to stun.
If your dad’s a driver, you can send him on one of these rides that is available at multiple locations throughout the UK. Your dad will be able to drive three supercars for six miles each, then even gets to enjoy a high-speed passenger ride with another driver.
One of the locations is Dunsfold Airfield… you know where the guys in Top Gear go to drive around a track? That’s there. The drivers are experts with ARDS qualifications, and your dad will be given a full safety briefing to keep him secure en route. Choices of car include a Ferrari, a Lamborghini Gallardo, A Porsche, a Nissan GTR – and many others. There are 69 locations, and the experience takes an afternoon.
2 – Send him on a (short) Holiday!
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What about a cheeky two-night stay in a hotel somewhere? This break deal is the perfect gift for Father’s Day because it comes with a very affordable price tag.
Arguably the best part of this deal is the location. There are two-night stays available all over the country, as well as over the pond in Europe. The cost of the hotel is so minimal that sending dear old dad across the sea is actually cheaper than you might think. Throw in the price of two flights and you could still come in at under £300 for mum, dad, a hotel, and an experience they’ll never forget.
Cooked or continental breakfast is included at most of their hotels. You will find you have a choice of anywhere from the Scottish Highlands all the way to the southern tip of Italy… So, if dad likes golf, you send him to St. Andrews. If dad likes the sea, you send him to Spain. If dad likes mum, you send them to a quiet location in the countryside and try not to think about it too much.
Everyone loves a holiday. In terms of successful gifts, this two-night hotel stay is a sure thing.
3 – The Triple Supercar Driving Blast
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Similar to the original triple super car ride, the Triple Supercar Driving Blast option is for those who want to be quick. With shorter rides at only 3 miles each, this budget option means you can still get the trip your father deserves, even without the high price tag.
This supercar ride involves a choice of 31 different circuits, with the Top Gear circuit included in the above. Again, there is an extensive mix of cars for you to choose from, including big names like Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Porsche.
As well as driving the supercars, your daddy dearest will be subject to a high-speed passenger ride given by a fully qualified, ARDS certified race instructor. As above, the safety briefing is all part of the package.
This is a Monday to Friday experience, but you can upgrade to a weekend for an extra £20. They have a weight limit too, if Dad’s more than 18 stone they won’t let him in the car for safety reasons… and to protect their sizable investment.
4 – Send him to the Spa!
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Dads deserve spa days too – let’s say that louder for those in the back – DADS DESERVE SPA DAYS TOO. They also like getting flowers sometimes, enjoy a nice box of chocolates, and shouldn’t feel any shame whatsoever if they like being spoiled once in a while.
The difference? A man won’t ask you for it. At least, not a straight middle-aged white man. You have to be psychic, thrust the gift upon him, and turn your back so that he can enjoy it without letting you know that he is enjoying it.
So, send dad to the spa for Father’s Day. This Spa Day Deal caters for two people, so he can take mum along too, and allows for a 25-minute session each. Choose from a swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, a gym, or a relaxation room to unwind in… all as an extra for those treatments, of course.
So, dad could enjoy a refreshing hot stone massage then jump into the steam room for an hour or two. If that doesn’t leave him returning home a new man, we don’t know what will.
5 – Teach him to Fly!
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One of the all-time top-best most prestigious experience day gifts of all, is that given by a flight instructor. Using this 60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson session, you can literally teach your dad to fly a plane.
Choose from 23 locations from across the UK so you can be sure of a flying school near you. Next, send your dad on a full safety briefing and tutorial. After this, they take to the air for a whole hour. During this hour, the instructor will let dear old dad take control of the aircraft and fly for themselves. And don’t worry: the instructor can easily take back control if he mucks it up.
Although this experience day isn’t for the faint of heart, it is one of those gifts that will absolutely stay with him until the day he shuffles off this mortal coil. If you want to score big brownie points as the favourite child, this is the gift you get him.
Let’s not forget that it takes a minimum of 25 hours of training before you can qualify for your pilot license. This hour-long session makes a good start to that and is best for the beginner.
6 – Personalise a Sweet Hamper for Father’s Day!
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Whose dad doesn’t pinch their sweeties when they get back from the shop? Unless your father is a diabetic, then this personalised Big Boy Retro Sweet Hamper is the ideal solution for stopping him stealing your chocolate.
The list of what goes into this is just about endless, but we’ll try to cover the best bits. The Big Boy Hamper includes jelly tots, kola cubes, foam bananas, dolly mixture, Haribo starmix, liquorice allsorts, lemon sherbets, flying saucers, pear drops… and it just goes on and on.
This is a retro pack, so it contains loads of sweets that your dad ought to remember from back in the 70s and 80s. It’s also enough sweet goodies that you can feasibly steal a few packets without him ever knowing.
The chances are mum will hate this one because it will entice her to eat sweet stuff. However, you will have one happy dad, even if he loses a few teeth in the process. This pack has almost 2kg of sweets. For the price you pay, you just wouldn’t get this amount if you were buying them all separately… never mind tracking them all down.
7 – The Beer Masterclass
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Even the name of this gift tells you it is a superior gift for Father’s Day. Whose dad doesn’t enjoy a cold brew. This Beer Masterclass and Gourmet Burger for two deal lets your dad get a night out on the town, in a gastro pub, at one of 23 locations up and down the country.
This deal features a beer tasting session, which includes 8 different beers. Don’t panic too much, they are about 1/3 of a pint each and you don’t need to drink them all… although it would be a waste if you didn’t.
This experience day takes place at one of 23 Brewhouse and Kitchen locations throughout the UK. It features a masterclass complete with tasting sessions and finished by giving dad and his buddy a choice in gourmet burgers. Although we would love to encourage him to take mum along for the outing, we are sure this is one he will want to do with his beer-loving mates.
This is the kind of Father’s Day gift that’s supposed to take two hours, but that is going to see him sloshed at 3 am trying to catch a taxi home. Be sure you are there for pick up and drop off duty to get dad home safe.
If your dad is the type of guy who watches a survivor TV show and tells you how he would be simply fine: then this is where you need to send him. It’s a matter of duty. If he manages the course and he proves himself right, though, you are in for an ear bashing for life, every time a challenge show comes on TV.
The Bear Grylls Challenge Pass for Two contains an adventure day in Birmingham West. It gives you unlimited access to the indoor assault course set up to emulate Bear Grylls inspired difficulty. You can tackle the assault course and try and beat each other’s times, or you can stick to one activity which an instructor will help you with.
The activities on top of the assault course, include the choice of archery, climbing, shooting, or moving through the trees on high ropes. It’s fun, it’s exhausting and unless your mum is the adventurous type, dad might end up having to take a mate along.
If you want to put dad’s money where his mouth is, send him on this action-packed, Bear Grylls themed challenge. Be warned that Bear himself isn’t going to show up, although he has been known to put in an appearance. Keep in mind that this is a Royal Marine worthy assault course though. If dad does manage it, you will never hear the end of it, ever again.
They include a free digital photo, too. So, if he does finish, there’ll even be proof.
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The Father’s Day Round Up
We hope we have managed to help you cater for a Father’s Day gift in a variety of different price points. We think this is a fairly comprehensive list, with something for every type of dad.
Don’t forget that we have a variety of other offers available through our deals page, right here at Lilly Likes. If you can’t find something dad-friendly in this article, there’s bound to be something else you can try, tucked away in our pages.
Until next Father’s Day: stay safe, stay clever, and don’t buy him a wad of candy if he is diabetic.