With the big day fast approaching, thinking of the best Father’s Day gifts can be a struggle. That’s why we’re here with a range of fun, quirky and helpful items for you to get your dad this year. Whether he likes sports, cooking, gardening, modelling or something else entirely, we have a suggestion for you in our Father’s Day gift guide.
Father's Day Gift Guide
With the big day fast approaching, thinking of the best Father's Day giftscan be a struggle. That’s why we’re here with a range of fun, quirky and helpful items for you to get your dad this year. Whether he likes sports, cooking, gardening, modelling or something else entirely, we have a suggestion for you in our Father’s Day gift guide.
If your dad loves his military history and is a keen modeller in his spare time, he’s bound to enjoy piecing together his very own HMS Belfast model. This ship is one of only three surviving bombardment vessels from D-Day and this construction set, from the Imperial War Museum, allows your dad to bring a fascinating piece of history into his own home. To make this Father’s Day extra special, you could also treat him to a visit to the HMS Belfast and Imperial War Museum in London.
Since summer is well on the way, maybe it’s time to treat any fathers who like to flame grill their meals to this quirky cap? With a hilarious slogan and handy bottle opener in the peak, any dad will love knowing his kids think he’s the barbeque king of his garden. He’ll never barbeque without it again!
St Andrew's Old Course Products
Your dad will be the talk of his golfing group with these brilliant St Andrew’s Old Course items. Protect his eyes and head with the St Andrew's Cap, let him enjoy a drink after a round of golf with the St Andrew's Whisky Tumbler and Hip Flaskand, to finish up his St Andrew’s kit, treat him to the St Andrew's Three-Fold Towel.Each of these items comes with the St Andrew’s Old Course logo and they make the perfect presents for golf fans.
Dads with a knack for solving puzzles will have a real challenge with the Tetraturn puzzle which requires a lot of brain power to complete two tricky challenges. If your dad has always been a word search, sudoku and crossword enthusiast, give him a new puzzle to ponder over this Father’s Day.
This tasty curry kit from the Scotia Spice Cookery School allows any foodie father to make six different curry dishes (three chicken-based main meals and three side dishes), each for two people. With all the spices, recipes and a tasting guide included, this is the perfect gift for your dad who loves to whip up his very own tasty treats.
This compilation, brought together by Colin Shindler, features previously unpublished letters to the BBC across 40 years of their broadcasting history. If your dad is telly-mad, he’ll greatly enjoy flicking through these funny letters and casting his mind back to the shows he used to watch as he comes across letters concerning programmes that were once regularly shown on the small screen.
If your dad’s sport of choice is rugby then we have some fantastic rugby-based items that will make excellent presents. In amongst these, we have the leather rugby ball manicure set which features safety scissors, fine tweezers, and a cuticle and nail multi-tool and two sets of nail clippers, all kept together in a leather kit. If your dad is planning a trip away, this is a great item for him to pack in his suitcase to take all his manicure essentials along with him.
For a more practical present, this sturdy storage belt from Kent & Stowe is a great gift idea for a keen gardener. This storage belt has eight pockets of different sizes to allow him to carry all the tools he needs when he is sprucing up the garden.
An animal-loving dad will really appreciate this hedgehog igloo. Whether the local hedgehogs need somewhere warm to hibernate in the winter or a safe spot for raising their little hoglets in summer, this igloo is big enough to securely accommodate a family group. So, if your dad loves wildlife and would enjoy encouraging more creatures into his garden then the hedgehog igloo may just be the perfect go-to Father’s Day gift.
We hope you’ve found something that will work for your dad in this list, but, if you haven’t yet, browse through our website to find lots of quirky gifts, handy homeware and brilliant books that might just do the trick. Happy Father’s Day!
Use these professional Carving Chisels to whittle wood into amazing creations. This set of 6 has popular shaped and sized blades that are perfect
for both experts and beginners alike.
He’ll soon be whittling away in no time! And if he needs some inspiration,
the Little Book Of Whittling is the perfect accompaniment!
Some like it hot, and now you can grow your own red hot chilli peppers at home
even if you don’t have a garden.
The hanging basket set includes a wicker basket, compost, seeds and instructions.
These “spicy-a” peppers are a great gift for a green thumbed, gourmet loving Dad!
Has your dad ever used the phrase “as useful as a chocolate teapot”? Now he can (pun totally intended) eat his words! Hand made with real Belgian chocolate, this teapot makes a tasty treat! Just add some hot water, give it a good stir and start dunking marshmallows, strawberries; whatever you fancy!
The world is your teapot…
This tiny remote control car is quite literally off the wall! Thanks to a vacuum undercarriage you can drive it all over the house –
on the floor, up the walls and even across the ceiling.
If you happen to be singing the theme from Back To The Future at the same time,
we salute you, Sir!
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…
The perfect gift for any dad who likes driving in the fast lane! This ballpoint pen has been made by Sheaffer under license from Ferrari. Reflecting the slick precision of the iconic racing car, it is finished in Ferrari’s unmistakable Rosso Corsa red gloss and features the 'Cavallino Rampante' prancing horse shield.
Just in case you've been promising your dad a Jaguar for years, now you treat him to five! This classic die-cast jaguar model set includes models of the E-type, MkII, MkVII, XK120 and SS, which are some of the most iconic and beautiful sports cars ever made.
Exclusive to Qwerkity and handmade from the finest Belgian chocolate, this is a cheesy gift with a twist! Whether your dad loves cheese or hates it, this is a quirky gift guaranteed to tease or treat either way.
Take a trip back in time with this nostalgic jigsaw featuring a store cupboard of iconic brands our grandparents definitely would have used! Taken from the Robert Opie collection and dating back to the first half of the 20th century, the montage of images offers a wonderful historical record of the days before supermarkets.
Time is both precious and delicious! Keep him ticking over with this chocolate watch that's bound to hit the spot with even the sweetest tooth. Made in England from the purest dark Belgian chocolate, the watch features an authentic bronzed finish that looks too good to eat (well, almost).
Serve wine, whisky and other spirits in traditional style with this versatile bottle stopper. Featuring a majestic stag's head with resplendent antlers sculpted in a weighty zinc alloy, it combines a silicone bung stopper with a hygienic stainless steel pourer.
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Tis the season for decorating eggs, so we thought we'd have a go at doing our own mini egg self-portraits!
We decided to use our Erasable Felt Tip Pens for the finer details on our little eggies. Obviously, we're all brilliant artists (I mean, look at these!) and we would never make any mistakes, but you could actually just wipe the designs off the eggs
with a damp cloth.
For the slightly bolder colours for the Little One and Biscuit eggs, we used these brilliant Paint Sticks. You can add bold colourful brushstrokes to paper (or an egg!) without picking up a paintbrush!
A fantastic mess-free alternative to ordinary paints, these Paint Sticks are filled with ready-to-use poster paint that you apply to paper just like a pen. Plus, they're currently in our Easter Sale! Snap them up while you can!
And here are our little "egg-speriments"!
Of course, there had to be a winner, and we felt that Benji went above and beyond the call of duty; sacrificing a lock of his little girl's Barbie doll's hair!
Ben now has bragging rights as the most eggs-celent Easter egg decorator in town!
Have you been decorating any Easter eggs, Qwerkiteers?
What a brilliant excuse to break out our Pizza Making Kit!
Cook delicious stone-baked crispy-based pizzas in just 5 minutes with the Pizza Making Kit! Perfect for homemade or shop-bought pizzas, the counter top Pizza Oven delivers an intense heat that cooks pizzas to perfection.
Reaching temperatures of up to 300 degrees and with an authentic firestone cooking bed, the pizzas taste like they've come from the best Italian pizza kitchens! Remove the pizza stone to use the non-stick deep pan base to cook and heat up all sorts of other foods, from fish to frittata!
We just love it!
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Your spring flowers and any existing plants are bound to be hungry after a long winter, so you’ll need some compost. We all know what a mess compost makes, so you’ll be needing some of these Handy Seal and Carry Clips. These practical, reusable clips seal bags and sacks, eliminating mess. The strong handle makes carrying and pouring simple. Job done!
While we’re on the subject of compost, this Compost Tidy Tray is a God send! Keep your working area mess contained with this durable and easy to clean Tidy Tray. With an integral shelf for seeds, labels, pens and a large surface for working, it is ideal for filling seed boxes and potting up.
Those flowerbeds will need some attention; turn over the soil with minimum effort using the Kent & Stowe Border Fork. Slightly smaller than a standard garden fork and up to 40% lighter than Kent & Stowe’s standard garden tools, it’s the perfect choice for anyone with limited strength.
Once your soil is turned and aerated, you’ll be ready to start planting bulbs. Break through any remaining tough soil with this Heart Shaped Trowel. With a pointed tip for exceptional soil penetration, this robust tool with its carbon steel head is ideal for use in pots, borders and beds when planting bulbs and seedlings. It even penetrates clay! Made from beautiful ash wood, the handle has been shaped for a comfortable grip.
Keep everything in your garden rosy, including whoever will be doing the hard work, with these beautifully patterned long-armed gloves. Our pretty, soft gloves with padded cuffs offer superb protection for your hands and forearms from thorns, twigs and nettles, whilst maintaining dexterity.
Take your tools with you as you work your way round the garden. A beautifully elegant accessory for any lady gardener, this sophisticated tool tidy is printed with William Morris's ever popular Strawberry Thief. Get muddy in style!
If you'd always thought that a dog is man's best friend, this book will just make you even more certain! An absolute joy to read, Unlikely Friendships Dogs features true stories of canine companionship and courage, from the mastiff who rescued 17 horses to the pit bull who likes playing with a tortoise.
Does your dog disappear in your garden at night? Now you’ll be able to see him easily even if he is at the bottom of your garden. He will also be more visible if you are walking him on a pavement in the dark.
If your dog has slowly encroached into every aspect of your life just by showing those big puppy dog eyes, then you need this tea towel in your life! Featuring Tottering By Gently artist Annie Tempest’s endearing cartoons, it is a must for anyone whose dog rules the house!
Does anybody know of a dog that can resist an open dishwasher door? A must for anyone with a soft spot for dogs – and obligatory if it happens to be a black Labrador – this Glass Worktop Saver is a fond reminder of just why we love dogs so much.
Treat your dog to hours of water-based fun with this fetch ball specially designed to float on water. A must for any dog that likes nothing better than splashing around in the river or the sea, the ball is just the right size for throwing and for your dog to retrieve. My puppy goes nuts for this bouncy ball!
Part of the new Ladybird Books for adults range, this hilarious book is perfect for any dog owner! Humans have been around dogs for thousands of years, but how do we know what they’re really thinking? We think we do, like the book states, ''You love it, don't you, boy? says Siobhan. Columbo does love the food. But he would be just as happy to eat his own sick.'' This humorous parody for adults is a great read and will be loved by all.
We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend, so it seems only fair they have the lion’s share of the bed. These witty, generously-sized pillowcases are a must for anyone who shares their bed with their favourite pet!
Are you sitting comfortably, Qwerkiteers? Then we shall begin! Once upon a time…
The 2nd March 2017 will see the 20th year of World Book Day. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage kids of all ages to explore the joys of reading by providing them with books of their own (a worthy cause if ever there was one!).
This got us to reminiscing about our favourite books from when we were little, and we thought we’d share them with you, and why they meant so much to us!
John’s Favourite: The Wind In The Willows
This is my favourite book of all time. I read it every Christmas because it's cosy and exciting.
I particularly like doing the voices!
Tracey's Favourite: Kipper's Book Of Weather
The first book I bought for my children was Kipper's Book Of Weather, now enjoyed by Biscuit!
My own favourite as a child was Black Beauty, which I read at least 20 times!
Jane’s Favourite: Peepo!
My favourite children's book is Peepo! by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. My two granddaughters love it as much as my children did when I read it to them over 30 years ago. Written in rhyme, with fantastic illustrations, both children and adults will enjoy reading it equally! It is a perfect book for young children – they love the repetition and anticipation and it helps them extend their vocabulary.
Chloe’s Favourite: The Twits
The Twits is one of my favourite childhood books as it is responsible for one of my favourite quotes:
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
The book is also slightly gruesome, and what child doesn't love that!
Amelia’s Favourite: Little Rabbit Foo Foo
"He's wild, he's wicked, he's…" the cheeky rabbit who used to make me giggle endlessly. Little Rabbit Foo Foo was one of my favourite childhood books.
When I was younger I used to read the book to my Mum and run around the lounge acting out the scenes.
It is a simple but fun book full of wonderful illustrations, and was perfect in making me behave well (I thought if I behaved badly I would turn into a 'goonie' too!).
Ben’s Favourite: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
The one book that currently stands out for me is 'Dogs Don't Do Ballet'. It's an amusing story about a strange looking little dog that doesn't think it's a dog and wants to be accepted as a ballerina. The brilliant illustrations help bring the characters to life and the story reminds us it's OK to be creative and different from others despite the knock backs.
Maybe because it's the third time around reading it with my youngest I practically know the story off by heart and I have mastered the voices and accents when reading out loud! Sometimes I really go for it; you would think I was auditioning for BBC Jackanory! (Showing my age now). Good-night children!
Laura-Anne’s Favourite: Charlotte’s Web
This book is a true classic, though perhaps a strange choice for me as I was petrified of spiders when I was little! I just loved the way the story unfolded, and the edition I have is full of gorgeous black and white illustrations. It's such a positive story that teaches us that things don't have to be pretty in order to be wonderful.
My dad used to read this to me before bed when I was really little, so it will always have a special place on my bookshelf!
What was your favourite book when you were knee high to a grasshopper?