With a slightly unusual Father’s Day ahead we’ve come up with a few suggestions for gift ideas and linked them below. If you want to go DIY or try a few print your own things, take a look at our other page which is crammed full of freebies for the kids to download and use as they feel.

THINGS TO DO FOR FATHER’S DAY

So here we go with a few suggestions our team have sniffed out, we’ll be adding to this page daily, so bookmark it and come back regularly. As you can imagine though, they will go quickly this year.

Dad’s are notoriously difficult to buy for. You want this gift to be special, especially during this long period of lockdown. So, how do you find that perfect present and keep within a really tight budget, something we’re all having to consider at the moment. Hopefully, the following suggestions will help and will all be a sure-fire way to put a big smile on your Dad’s face. Buying something he needs is never overrated; giving him something funny, sweet and from your heart is also a really good way to go.

POPMASTER QUIZ

When this arrived in the office there was no holding us back, we were straight in, and played the game for a little longer than we should have during working hours. Needless to say, we love it, but then who doesn’t love a bit of POPMASTER?

This fun game is inspired by the game played live on Ken Bruce’s popular BBC Radio 2 show, the exciting card game puts players’ musical knowledge to the test with a series of pop-themed trivia questions. The game is a must-have for all music fans and has a keen fanbase who tune into it.

Will you freeze when the pressure is on? Can you name 3 hits for Take That or Sister Sledge? Do you who sung the ‘Shoop Shoop Song’? Can you name the year ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was number 1?

Are you up for the challenge or will you be ‘one year out’?

To get you in the mood (and these are not from the game) here’s ten Poptastic questions to test you – and no looking up the answers. The answers can be found at the end of this page – if you need them!

  1. In the film Muriel’s Wedding, Muriel was obsessed with the music of which pop group?
  2. The Halcyon Days Tour is the second tour by which English pop singer and songwriter?
  3. Adam Richard Wiles’ debut studio album I Created Disco was released in June 2007 – how is he known professionally?
  4. The most expensive paparazzi photo ever sold was of which bald pop star?
  5. ‘Gangnam Style’ refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of which capital city?
  6. What was the name of Amy Winehouse debut album released in 2003?
  7. Which guitarist composed ‘Stairway to Heaven’ with vocalist Robert Plant?
  8. ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ is a 1979 musical composition by which band?
  9. Who has had number-one singles with ‘R.I.P.’ and ‘How We Do (Party)’?
  10. Name Britney Spears’ debut pop single?

The Ginger Fox Popmaster Quiz Game is the perfect gift for a music loving Dad. You can order it by clicking on the picture below.

TASKMASTER BOARD GAME

We know Dad’s enjoy a bit of old school gaming, and by that we mean the ‘board’ variety. The TASKMASTER BOARD GAME comes in at £19.99 from Smyths

Based on the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 TV show hosted by the mountainous Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne, Taskmaster the Board Game brings the very essence of this popular show to the whole family. With a series of ludicrous tasks find out who will be crowned Taskmaster Champion.

LUSH FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day is about making sure the father figures in our lives know just how much they mean to us, whether you’re buying for your dad, in-law, Grandad/Tadcu, or just someone who you feel deserves it.

This year, why not ditch the socks and give them something really special. From vegan treats to environmentally friendly gift wrap, Lush’s Father’s Day 2021 collection has had a real spruce up, in fact you might say it’s fresh as!

We’ve picked out a few of our favourites, including……….

  • RAD DAD SOAP AND DISH SET – Featuring two products to shower and keep cool with.
  • DIRTY DEODORANT – Pop some of this powder under your arms and breathe in the crisp, clean scent.
  • DIRTY BATH BOMB – Turn your bath into a refreshing lagoon of crisp, muscle-soothing mint.

Just a reminder that you can bring back any full-sized Lush plastic packaging to your local Lush shop to be recycled with Lush’s new Bring it Back packaging returns scheme. For each plastic Lush item returned, customers will receive a 50p deposit to spend in store on that day.

To see the full Father’s Day range, just go here – LUSH

DADDYSAURUS T-SHIRT

Let’s be honest, Dad’s love a T-Shirt, and one that lets him know he’s the Daddy Dinosaur is sure to go down well.

Based on the iconic image from Jurassic Park, this shirt is fun, and from what we can see, pretty well made.

  • Original TM Licensed T-Shirt
  • Short Sleeve
  • Cotton
  • Machine Wash
  • Collar Style: Club
  • Short Sleeve
  • Machine Washable
  • Rib crew neck with taped neckline for comfort
  • Oeko-tex approved (Contains NO harmful substances)

We’ve found it at £7.99 and it has a few thousand five star reviews. You can order it from the picture below.

STAR WARS STORMTROOPER DECANTER

The Original Stormtrooper Decanter is £24.99 from Thumbsup.com In 1976 prop maker Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios created the original Stormtrooper helmets and armour for the first movie. This decanter is based on the original moulds Andrew produced, as close as it is possible to get to the original film props with a modern twist is holds spirits.

  • High quality decanter
  • Store liqueur, decant wine and serve beverages.
  • Capacity: 750 ml
  • Material: Super Flint Glass

DAD & GRANDAD T-SHIRT

Finding something for a Dad who is also a Grandad can be sometimes difficult, so let’s keep the T-Shirt theme going with the one.

The Two Titles shirt is perfect for the hard to buy man, and you tick two boxes in one go. The reviews for the T-Shirt are pretty much all five star.

  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Solid colours: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
  • Machine wash cold with like colours, dry low heat
  • Classic Fit
  • Short Sleeve

We found this one at £12.97. More details by clicking on the picture below.

PANTS & SOCKS

No more the inward groan. Farewell to the fake smile and gentle platitudes. Dads across the UK could be celebrating later this month when they receive pants and socks for their Father’s Day present.

Dads will relish the prospect of pulling on fresh, well-fitting pants and smooth, snug socks. And as the months progress, they will celebrate over and over again as they open their underwear drawer to find it full of great new styles.

Online retailer pantsandsocks.com has launched a range of five designer underwear bundles to help take away the stress of gift buying this Father’s Day. They are available to buy as a one-off as well as on subscription, meaning a regular supply of fresh underwear throughout the year. It will be the gift that keeps giving.

By teaming pants with socks in one pack and pricing it competitively, Pants&Socks is allowing children of all ages the chance to say “Thanks Dad” with a stylish and practical present. The five bundles are:

Never Fails; The Classic Pack – £41.60
Three-pack Calvin Trunk Trunk and a two-pack of Hugo Boss Trouser socks

Posh Pants; The Premium Pack – £36.80
One Pair Derek Rose Trunks and a pair of Falke socks

Keepie Uppie; The Sport Pack – £26.40
Three-pack CR7 briefs and three-pack Puma sports socks

Prints Charming; The Curated Pack – £39.20
Three-pack of Patterned/colour Ted Baker trunks and two-pack Tommy Hilfiger striped socks

Absolute Beginner; The Starter Pack – £25.60
Two-pack of Jockey Microfibre trunks and Three-pack French Connection Business Socks

Chief Pants Officer and Pants&Socks CEO Richard Clews told us……

“Most dads are not that great at keeping their underwear drawer well-stocked. In fact, some still believe in the Pant Fairy, who magically re-stocks it for them.”

“This is a great way to take the pant-buying hassle away and give a little daily luxury for months to come. What dad wouldn’t want that?”

If you’d like to know more just visit HERE to get stylish pants and socks delivered fresh and ready to go.

They also have the KEEPIE UPPIE SPORTS PACK at £26.40. By possibly the greatest football of all time CR7 pants by god-like Cristiano Ronaldo will make anyone try some outrageous skills on the local 5-aside pitch.

Combined with some classic Puma socks, it doesn’t matter if skills are left at home as dad will look and feel great with this sporty bundle. HERE

To read our feature on Working From Home In Your Pants, go HERE.

HAPPY 1st FATHER’S DAY

This is not so much a gift for Dad, but a message from your new child on their first Father’s Day. The Hippowarehouse Happy 1st Father’s Day (Pink) Baby Vest Bodysuit (Short Sleeve) is for both boys and girls, and we think is a really nice way to celebrate that first Father’s Day together.

  • Made to order and dispatched within 24-48 hours (WEEKDAYS)
  • Available in sizes newborn, 0-3mths, 3-6mths, 6-9mths, 9-12mths, 12-18mths, 18-24mths.
  • 100% Cotton
  • 14128-BV-NEW
  • Created by an in house design team.
  • Highest quality child safe vinyl.

POPTASTIC QUIZ ANSWERS……

  1. ABBA
  2. Ellie Goulding
  3. Calvin Harris
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Seoul, South Korea
  6. Frank
  7. Jimmy Page
  8. The Police
  9. Rita Ora
  10. Baby One More Time

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