Father’s Day is fast approaching, and that means aiming squarely at the hardest-to-buy-for bunch: the modern gentleman! Whilst dads like to remain quite taciturn and self-deprecating at this time of year, we always know that behind their smile lies a big ol’ softy just hoping that you’ve remembered to buy them a gift on the day.
If you’re racking your brains for brilliant gifts for dad, Cuckooland is here to help you through Father’s Day fever. We’ve sifted through our collection to pick out ten of the top Father’s Day gift ideas, guaranteed to get those X chromosomes pumped for a proper celebration of the men in our lives.
1. Lotus Grill
Chief of all dad pastimes is the BBQ, where he can skewer meat with the grunt of a hunter-gatherer whilst still looking fetch in his special apron. Our popular Lotus Grill range, which has a super easy, smoke-free cooking system, has just added a new colour to its ranks. A smooth, crystallised blue, the new Lotus Grill is ideal for burger-mad men who love being the heart of an occasion.
2. Uuni Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
In keeping with outdoor eating, we’re delighted to present Uuni’s portable Pizza Oven with Stone Baking Board, a jaw-dropping piece for the culinary whizz in the family. Hearty, doughy foods are rapidly scorched to life with its lightweight but formidable kiln equipment. Dad will be eating out of the palm of your hand (perhaps literally!) when you unveil this technical wonder to him. Sadly we have just heard from our warehouse that this item is sold out and only available as a pre-order now! (but its so worth waiting for).
3. GPO Attache Record Player
Combine two of your father’s favourite things – looking good with a suitcase, and harping on happily about vintage music – by getting him the Attache Record Player by GPO. Housed in a luminous case of black, red or brown, these classic tones fit nicely with old records scratching under the needle; get ready to rock out together, and even surprise him by making some vinyl choices of your own!
4. Oktoberfest Brewing Kit
Instead of buying beer for your dad this Father’s Day, let him put his own touch to the quintessential amber nectar, with Brew Barrel’s home brewing kit. Aside from honing the authentic flavour of Oktoberfest for personal use, it’s incredibly simple to set up, giving him that first delicious gulp around a week after the hops get malting.
5. Weathervane in Wine Bottle Design
For the more conservative drinking fanatic, why not go for something that reflects his love of the good stuff in features of the home? The Wine Bottle Weathervane, designed by The Profiles Range, is an intricate toast to the veneration of vino. It’s a durable item that’ll get heads spinning, quite appropriately. Dad will be hard-pressed not to point it out for years to come, making his proclamations about the weather that much more informed.
6. Father’s Day Sweet Tree
Now, if you can save this one for dad, hats off to you! By that, we mean you’ll probably eat the hat off the Haribo & Chocolate Sweet Tree. This delectable gift is bound to take pride of place on the mantlepiece, for as long as he can resist eating it. Watch him chomp through a layer of gummy treats to the Belgian core beneath, and thank your instincts for choosing a dessert with so much style and panache.
7. Sevyr Phone Charging Wallet
Power-short phones are a perennial problem, never more so than for the modern man struggling to text, browse and call whilst dashing between work commitments. Make this a thing of the past by giving him the portable Phone Charger by Sevyr, which protects his most important tech in a crisp, contemporary wallet design. As well as charging his iPhone, it can hold bank and business cards, making it a neat solution that will keep him plugged in and switched on wherever he is.
8. Whiskey Wedge
When dad’s unwinding after work with a chilled nightcap or two, he shouldn’t have to deal with watered-down whiskey. The Whiskey Wedge Drinks Tumbler from Root 7 solves such an issue, letting the budding sophisticate freeze a portion of the glass that’s separate from the liquid itself. As such, the cheeky Father’s Day toast has no impurities – you’ll glug knowing that whatever fire is slipping down your throat is exactly as it’s described on the bottle, whilst still being cold to the touch.
9. aGroove Bluetooth Speaker
Celebrating paternity means old and new can fuse together, symbolising characteristics passed down through generations. If you’re after a more fun way to express this, just get dad an aGroove Bluetooth Speaker, to give his age-old favourite songs a breath of fresh air. Courtesy of Kreafunk (audio wizards that we’re very fond of), this device delivers all the high notes for personal music listening, with a resilient battery life and enough wattage to make get-togethers and shower sessions thrum with dad’s broken singing. Various colours are available, and it’s small enough to take anywhere.
10. Aight Slap Watch
Finally, we’re pretty sure any dad worth your birth certificate has a tremendous hug waiting on receipt of an Aight Slap Watch. Using minimalist design as a base-point, the face is refreshingly free of gizmotronic additions that would only detract from the clean style and display, giving him a timepiece that doesn’t shout about itself. That’s not to say it isn’t nice to look at – quite the opposite, especially paired with a finely-cut suit. Look no further for a watch that slips as easily into your dad’s lifestyle as possible, announcing his continued eminence to the world.
Now that you’ve had a peek at some Father’s Day possibilities, the sky’s the limit for your imagination. One advantage of shopping for men is that there are no rules, so you can really go to town on some fabulous gift ideas! Check out our full range of Father’s Day Gifts, and remember that seeing daddy cry can sometimes be a good thing…