Unique Gift Ideas For Father’s Day {+ Gift Giveaway!}

How are we in the last few days of May? And the second to last bank holiday until Christmas? The years is really flying by, especially now we’re nearly at that half-way point in June. As well as June being a pretty chilled out time, with sports days a plenty, it is also the month that we celebrate the fathers or father figures, in our lives. I know that since I’ve become a parent, I appreciate my own dad more than ever, as well as the dad to my two babies, so having a day to celebrate them and all that they do for us is a great thing.

Father’s Day gifts are normally a bit naff, though, I think. A tie, socks, or chocolate are such the cliché thing, right? So I do try to look for something a little more thoughtful. A personalised or homemade gift, like a hamper of their favourite things can always work well. But we don’t all have time for that, or don’t know what items would make it the best. So being able to order something in, from a site like CoolStuff.com, is always a good idea. So without further ado, here are some pretty fun and unique gift ideas for the dad in your life this father’s day.

For the Foodie Dad

If you have a dad in your life that loves their food, loves to cook, or loves to bake, then there are a whole array of items that could work well for them. For the more serious foodie, to the fun foodie alike.

Sausage Guillotine – £26.99 // Bluetooth Grill Thermometer – £29.99 // Portable Smoothie Maker – £26.99 // Star Wars Waffle Iron – £45.99 // Himalayan Salt Block – £18.49

For the Gadget Dad

Who doesn’t love a fun gadget? I think they always work as a good gift as they are the kind of thing that you don’t always want to buy for yourself. How about any of these?

Pocket Drone – £45 // VR Headset – £24.99 // USB Charger – £12.99 // Photo Printer for iPhone – £149.99 // 3-in-1 Phone Lens – £17.99

For the Outdoorsy Dad

If your dad, partner, or granddad loves being outdoors, then there are plenty of gifts out there to make their time more enjoyable. Any excuse to be outdoors even more right?

Bird Feeder Gift Box – £30 // Eco-Grill – £5.49 // Lawn Game – £17.99 // Pocket Hammock – £9.99 // Smart Cycling Helmet – £119.99

For the Gym-Mad Dad

Whether they work out at home or at the gym, keeping fit is a must to keep up with little ones, right? Here are some ideas for helping the dad in your life keep healthy and fit, whether it is the gym, football, or rugby, and everything in-between.

Laundry Punching Bag – £11.99 // Body Cardio Scale – £149.99 //  Shoe Cleaner – £12.99 // Portable Table Tennis Set – £19.99 // Headphones – £75.99

Anything there take your fancy? If you’re still stuck for ideas, then I’ve got a competition for one of you to win this mega funky set of Geo Glasses from Red Candy (worth over £25), to give to the dad in your life or even just keep for yourself.

All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning is to enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good Luck!*collaborative post – all opinions are my own.

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    29th May 2018 / 4:49 pm

    My dad would love the Portable Table Tennis Set – we used to play table tennis all the time when we were little!

  2. Sue McCarthy
    29th May 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I love the glasses, they are a really interesting shape!

  3. iain maciver
    29th May 2018 / 6:02 pm

    love the bird feeder gift box

  4. Robert Price
    29th May 2018 / 6:49 pm

    Out for a meal with the family

  5. laura stewart
    29th May 2018 / 6:52 pm

    meal out with family x

  6. laura banks
    29th May 2018 / 7:11 pm

    taking the hubby out for lunch

  7. Margaret Gallagher
    29th May 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Bird feeder – dad adores his Garden

  8. 29th May 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I love that laundry punching bag! What a cool idea!

  9. Solange
    30th May 2018 / 12:12 am

    I love the Geo Glasses from Red Candy.

  10. Alica
    30th May 2018 / 9:04 am

    I love the R2D2 headphones! I know my hubby would love them too!

  11. 30th May 2018 / 10:02 am

    My own Dad has passed away, but my husband, who is a dad and a grandad, will be celebrating and I think he would love the sausage guillotine

  12. Margaret Clarkson
    30th May 2018 / 1:53 pm

    I like the bird feeders

  13. Ursula Hunt
    30th May 2018 / 4:31 pm

    We are having a family meal

  14. debbie smith
    30th May 2018 / 4:46 pm

    i love the bird feeder set soe wonderful ideas and fab giveaway thankyou x

  15. Sheena Batey
    30th May 2018 / 4:54 pm

    I think the old boy will be treated to a pint or two

  16. Anthony G.
    30th May 2018 / 6:11 pm

    That’s a great range of gifts. I like the sausage guillotine…and the pocket hammock…and the portable table tennis set! 🙂

  17. Hayley F
    30th May 2018 / 9:44 pm

    We are going for a picnic on Father’s Day if the weather is nice x

  18. Iris Tilley
    31st May 2018 / 8:06 am

    The gadget dad is a must have he always tries his best to keep up to date

    31st May 2018 / 8:24 am

    Personally i like the bird feeders

  20. Liam Bishop
    31st May 2018 / 9:01 am

    We are having a family bbq with all the kids and the grandparents. Family tradition!

  21. Jules Eley
    31st May 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I am planning a family BBQ

  22. 31st May 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Thanks a lot, great ideas for fathers day, i like like portable ping pong paddle set, and will purchase it for my dad…

    Michael John

  23. Natalie White
    31st May 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Not sure on plans yet – but I really love the idea of the salt block – I might actually get that for my Dad!

  24. Lucy
    1st June 2018 / 9:01 am

    The sausage guillotine looks good! I also love the modern design of these glasses 🙂

  25. Amandeep Sibia
    1st June 2018 / 10:18 am

    Relaxing with the family.

  26. Jen Oconnell
    1st June 2018 / 11:38 am

    The laundry punching bag is really fun

  27. Kris mc
    1st June 2018 / 2:39 pm

    We will be going out for meal

  28. Kim Neville
    1st June 2018 / 4:24 pm

    We are going for a nice family meal to Middleton’s steakhouse

  29. Lorna Ledger
    1st June 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful chunky glasses. I would give them to my OH. he would also love the Star Wars Waffle Maker.

  30. Annabel Greaves
    1st June 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I love the table tennis set

  31. john prendergast
    1st June 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I like the pocket Drone

  32. Angela Treadway
    1st June 2018 / 8:41 pm

    we are taking my kids dad out for a meal x

  33. Christopher Read
    1st June 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I like the look of the pocket hammock. Great comp, thanks for running this 🙂

  34. Ruth Harwood
    2nd June 2018 / 7:22 am

    My dad would love the pocket hammock! We haven’t made plans yet x

  35. Kerry H
    2nd June 2018 / 10:21 am

    The laundry punching bag is a great idea. I love throwing my basket down the stairs! We’ve no plans for father’s day yet but now we have a baby we’ll concentrate more on my husband’s father’s day. There’s a free family fun day in our local Botanic Gardens so we’ll probably go to that.

  36. claire woods
    2nd June 2018 / 10:38 am

    No plans. I love all the gadgets – would go down well in our house.

  37. Lindsey stuart
    2nd June 2018 / 12:44 pm

    I love the Geo glasses, very funky!
    I plan to take my Dad out for a Fathers Day lunch 🙂

  38. Kim Styles
    2nd June 2018 / 12:52 pm

    He would definately love the headphones so they are my favourite

  39. ElizM
    2nd June 2018 / 1:10 pm

    love the starwars waffle iron

  40. Laura Pritchard
    2nd June 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I love the drone, my husband would enjoy that!

  41. Rachel Butterworth
    2nd June 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I like the outdoorsy dad gifts.

  42. Karen Barrett
    2nd June 2018 / 3:36 pm

    My Dad will be visiting us and I will be cooking a family meal

  43. Pam Francis Gregory
    2nd June 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Love the Geo Glasses. FIL loves a scotch so these would be perfect for him!

  44. Maria blythin
    2nd June 2018 / 7:36 pm

    love the geo glasses and i will be going to see my dad but then ill drive him mad and he will send me back home lol x

  45. Tee Simpson
    2nd June 2018 / 8:23 pm

    We will be taking my dad and partner out for dinner.

  46. pete c
    3rd June 2018 / 2:17 pm

    as we`ll all be on holiday, we`ll be having a nice meal out to celebrate

  47. Carrie-Anne Brown
    3rd June 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I love the glasses the most, i can see my partner loving them for his whisky

  48. Carole Nott
    3rd June 2018 / 4:24 pm

    I will be visiting my dad and spending a family day with him

    3rd June 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I’ll be ringing my dad as he lives several hundred miles away and sending him a card and present in the post

  50. Frances Sunshine Hopkins
    3rd June 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Love the bird feeders

  51. Susan Smith
    3rd June 2018 / 9:54 pm

    For Fathers Day we are all going out for a family meal and going to spoil my dad all day

  52. Sadiyya Maryam
    4th June 2018 / 1:54 am

    The laundry punch bag is fab, maybe finally hubby can put his laundry in the bag rather than just leave things lying around!

  53. Victoria Prince
    4th June 2018 / 10:04 am

    My favourite is the Star Wars Waffle Iron! Idon’t have any plans at the moment, we don’t tend to do anything major.

  54. Elizabeth Smith
    4th June 2018 / 2:01 pm

    My parents will be on holiday over Fathers’ Day so I’m sending Mum off with money so they can have a good meal out.

  55. Amanda Gregory
    4th June 2018 / 3:35 pm

    My hubby and I will be on holiday in Kefalonia over Father’s Day.

  56. Ren Taylor
    4th June 2018 / 6:25 pm

    I will be cooking a nice roast and then dog walk and family time 💛

    4th June 2018 / 6:45 pm

    No plans, the Star Wars waffle iron would suit my son because he’s a big kid (a gift from his little boy)

  58. sheri Darby
    4th June 2018 / 8:36 pm

    We’ll actually be on holiday on Father’s day – so we will buy a lovely dinner

  59. James Travis
    4th June 2018 / 9:15 pm

    bird feeder gift box

  60. Mary H
    5th June 2018 / 8:02 am

    I love the bird feeder gift box! We’ll be having a nice dinner.

  61. Wise Ways
    5th June 2018 / 8:31 am

    We will take flowers then have a family lunch to celebrate my Dad

  62. Emma Chapman
    5th June 2018 / 9:11 am

    The glasses look so interesting I adore the shape

  63. Susan B
    5th June 2018 / 4:57 pm

    The Laundry boxing trainer bag would be great to hang up in the garage. Thanks for the idea.

  64. Lynn neal
    5th June 2018 / 5:36 pm

    We are hoping to visit Gardeners World live t the NEC

  65. Caroline Hunter
    5th June 2018 / 5:40 pm

    I’m hoping my daughters will come round and spoil their dad!

  66. MM
    5th June 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Taking it easy, and spending the day out with the family.

  67. Nancy Bradford
    5th June 2018 / 8:59 pm

    My daughter and I are taking my partner on a picnic by the canal for Father’s day.

  68. Emma Middleton
    5th June 2018 / 10:22 pm

    We are treating our dad to a day out at his favourite fishing spot then cooking up a lovely meal for the evening

  69. Christina Curtis
    6th June 2018 / 12:28 am

    We have no Plans at the moment but the headphones look a great gift idea. My Dad would love them.

    6th June 2018 / 6:56 am

    hubby will be quite happy doing as little as possible on fathers day, i’m sure he hoping for a bottle of his favourite whisky 🙂

  71. paula cheadle
    6th June 2018 / 8:20 am

    we are having a family lunch at our eldest daughter’s, we will all be there about 15 of us

  72. Lee Hardy
    6th June 2018 / 9:48 am

    meal out with family

  73. Fiona Johnstone
    6th June 2018 / 10:03 am

    We will have a family meal on Fathers day. Maybe a barbecue if the weathers nice. I think. I love the Star Wars toaster. It looks great fun.

  74. Stevie
    6th June 2018 / 10:55 am

    My dad simply likes a Mars Bar.

  75. donna l jones
    6th June 2018 / 12:01 pm

    the bird feeder gift box

  76. Carol Boffey
    6th June 2018 / 2:45 pm


  77. Allan Fullarton
    6th June 2018 / 5:12 pm

    A meal with the family.

  78. Anthea Holloway
    6th June 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I expect the family will come to us and we shall have children and grandchildren for the day.

  79. Ruth Wollerton
    6th June 2018 / 7:16 pm

    We are having a family BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day. These glasses would be great to TOAST … my No. 1…. my dad. Thanks xxx

  80. 6th June 2018 / 7:25 pm

    My girls take their dad out for the day on father’s day it’s dad and daughter time

  81. Wendy Guy
    6th June 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Taking daddy to dinner.

  82. Natalee Gosiewski
    6th June 2018 / 7:41 pm

    headphones dad loves star wars and is always listening to music

  83. jo liddement
    6th June 2018 / 8:00 pm

    We are all getting together and having a family meal. I love these geometric glasses and they make a really special gift.

    6th June 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Our plan is to go for a family meal together which i’m looking forward too.

  85. Adrian Bold
    7th June 2018 / 2:59 am

    A home cooked meal with the family.

  86. Samantha R
    7th June 2018 / 5:42 am

    I love the laundry punching bag – what a neat idea.

  87. Tess D
    7th June 2018 / 9:13 am

    we are planning a big family meal for Fathers Day x

  88. Michelle Wild
    7th June 2018 / 10:15 am

    Nothing planned as yet, got my eye on the Himalayan Salt Block.

  89. Karen Hughes
    7th June 2018 / 10:19 am

    I like the foodie gifts. Something that is edible, always goes down well.

  90. Tammy Neal
    7th June 2018 / 10:52 am

    Im taking my dad out for a meal x

  91. charlotte
    7th June 2018 / 11:27 am

    we usually just have a nice sunday dinner!

  92. Jeanette Leighton
    7th June 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I think my dad would love the bird feeder gift set he loves to sit in his garden and watch the birds

  93. Robyn Pond
    7th June 2018 / 3:47 pm

    My dad is an amazing person and he deserves the world so I’m going to do everything I can to give him a relaxing day filled with his favourite treats. Myself and my sister took him to a National Trust reserve for a picnic last year and it was the hottest day of the year, it was glorious!

  94. Kelly Hirst
    7th June 2018 / 3:50 pm

    No plans for Father’s Day yet but we will more than likely go out for a meal

  95. Meryl Thomas
    7th June 2018 / 5:30 pm

    I shall be visiting my father’s grave, as I always do on Father’s day

  96. Emma C
    7th June 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I like the portable table tennis set 🙂

  97. Kirsteen Mackay
    7th June 2018 / 6:08 pm

    The Smart Cycling Helmet is my favourite gift in this guide.

  98. Marie Rungapadiachy
    7th June 2018 / 6:40 pm

    I’m not quite sure yet what we will be doing for Fathers Day. Maybe a nice chilled day with the kids.

  99. Jessica Barber
    7th June 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Taking my dad out for lunch and then heading to the seaside if the weather is good!

  100. Cindy Gillespie
    7th June 2018 / 7:31 pm

    The pocket hammock would be fantastic. We like to go camping and this would be brilliant to take xx

  101. Gillian McClelland
    7th June 2018 / 8:42 pm

    The Himalayan Salt block looks amazing

  102. Kirsty Fox
    7th June 2018 / 9:05 pm

    We usually just have an easy, relaxing day and then my husband chooses the takeaway he would like (usually Chinese!).

  103. Janine H
    7th June 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I really like the glasses, very sophisticated

    7th June 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I particularly like the Photo Printer for iPhone – it looks brilliant.

  105. Natalie Gillham
    7th June 2018 / 9:52 pm

    I will be visiting my dad with a crd and present for him. My favourite gift from the guide is the Portable Table Tennis Set x

  106. zoe brown
    7th June 2018 / 10:15 pm

    to be honest my dad wont even remember i got him some plants for the garden i just surprise him on the day lol

  107. Natalie Crossan
    7th June 2018 / 10:59 pm

    I will be buying him a beer set! he does like his beer! 😀

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