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Father’s Day is a little different this year as many of us can’t visit our dad in person – but you can still make it special.
Buy your dad a treat online and get it posted to him before the big day on Sunday. And no, you don’t have to spend a fortune.
We’ve checked all the delivery times and found 13 gifts that can be sent directly to his door in time if you don’t live nearby – but order quick! From pub quiz sets to skincare treats and classic dad socks, there’s loads to choose from.
Parsley Seed Face Wash, Aesop, £27
You can’t beat an Aesop cleanser – this one is suited to normal, combination and troubled skin. It removes surface impurities and offers exfoliation – ideal for maintaining clean skin in polluted urban environments.
I Love Dad Gift Box, Happy Socks, £29.95
Three bold sock designs for the boldest of dads. The ‘I Love Dad’ set from Happy Socks includes classic styles alongside a hand-drawn style (the one on the left) to show you love your dad as much as you did when you were a kid.
Complete Pub Quiz Night, IWOOT, £14.99
If your dad is one of those people who’s really taken to virtual quizzes during lockdown, then this is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Included in the box are 1,000 trivia questions, an answer booklet, pencils and score sheets.
Lazy Arm Smartphone Holder, PrezzyBox, £12.99
A useful bit of kit for any dad who loves to cook and needs to follow recipes or is forever watching YouTube tutorials while trying to do DIY – simply clip his phone onto the arm and fasten the arm to a surface of your choice.
Massage Gun, Firebox, £49.99
The perfect gadget for anyone who’s been working from home or hunched over a laptop for the past few months – and has ended up with tight shoulders. This massage gun has six different intensity modes and four massage head attachments, so he can really get stuck in.
Letterbox Fern, Bloom & Wild, £30
Brighten his day with a gorgeous fern that can fit straight through the letterbox. Or, choose a bouquet instead. Bloom & Wild have loads of floral arrangements and plants to choose from which can be sent direct to your dad in the post. This one in particular is a long-lasting, low-maintenance gift.
Traditional Cider Gift Set, John Lewis, £13
A selection of traditional ciders from Staffordshire Brewery, perfect for indulging in the summer months ahead – this gift set includes three bottles of scrumpy cider. There’s also a fruit cider set.
NASA Space Jigsaw Puzzle, Firebox, £17.99
For the space fans among us – choose from a Mars or a moon jigsaw puzzle, based on photography from the NASA archives. The puzzle comes with 100 pieces and measures 76cm across when finished. It should keep him busy.
Striped T-Shirt, Arket, £15
Sometimes, you can’t beat a simple, comfy T-shirt. This top from Arket is made from 170 GSM single jersey, which basically means it’s slightly heavier than average – ensuring a “soft fabric with a firm drape”. Sounds good to us. It comes in plenty of other colours and styles, too, if stripes aren’t his thing.
Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, English Cheesecake Company, £34
Yes, it’s pretty extravagant spending thirty quid on a cheesecake but just look at it. And if he’s a Biscoff fan, he’ll just know. This, here, is a vanilla cheesecake swirled with Biscoff followed by another thick layer of Biscoff, then finished with a generous topping of crushed Lotus Biscuits. All on top of a crunchy biscuit base. All dad needs to do is defrost and enjoy.
Balance Candle, M&S, £8.50
The Balance range from M&S brings the spa to his home. This aromatic candle is infused with essential oils including fresh florals like jasmine and geranium, alongside black pepper and cinnamon leaf. Team it with a matching diffuser if you really want to splash out.
Dishoom ‘From Bombay With Love’ Cookbook, Blackwells, £25.99
Anyone who’s visited a Dishoom restaurant will likely have come away wanting more. This book helps do just that – it’s perfect for those who want to recreate the restaurant’s mouthwatering curry dishes from home, particularly while restaurants are shut across the UK. The breakfast naans are a real treat.
Shampoo And Conditioner Gift Set, Kind 2, £37.45
For the eco-conscious dad. Give the gift of beautiful hair with this solid shampoo and conditioner bar gift set, including a linen drawstring bag and enamel tray. All products in the set are plastic free and vegan.