Kobo Touch eReader
If your dad has yet to join the growing population of e-book lovers, getting him the kit to do so could be the thoughtful present you're looking for. There are plenty of choices, with Amazon's Kindle range obvious contenders.
We like the look of the Kobo Touch, though, which if you shop around can picked up for roughly £80 now, saving a fair bob in the process. It also means your old man isn't locked into Amazon's proprietary format. You can read a full review of the Kobo Touch here on Reg Hardware.
More info QVC
Lifemax Dreamate Sleeping Aid
Many dads have no trouble at all getting to sleep at night - in fact, mine can drop off to the land of nod midway through conversation. Still, when he pops over to the more hectic surrounding of the Big Smoke, nap time is as thin on the ground as the follicles on the old guy's scalp.
The Lifemax Dreamate doesn't block out the nearby traffic noise or council estate chit-chatters, but aims to help relaxation by gently massaging acupressure points. While drifting off with a vibrating watch strapped to one's wrist is hardly an appealing prospect, if like my old man, yours always complains of being overwhelmed by the city rush, the Dreamate could be just what he needs to relieve some of the stress.
More info Lifemax
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OK, its nice to look at some of these, but two points:
1) Why does every list like this always come out just when its too late to order any of the stuff on it in time?
2) Is there anyone on here who has EVER dropped more than about £20 on a father's day gift?
oh, and 3) James Chaldecott - I couldn't agree more. What next? The Placebo watch? Realigns your spiritual bio-energy WHILE YOU SLEEP, only £2500
Give him something cheap
Unfortunately I don't have a Dad any more as he suddenly died a couple of years ago.
If you are lucky enough to still have a Dad, save your money and give him a hug.
No, really. Forget that stupid handshake thing, this stuff matters - often when it's way too late.
For that matter, forget being British for a while and hug everyone you love, just in case you don't see them again.
Sorry about that, back to coding....
Can I have a the last one with a slight change
shooting up bankers in a used bank?
Ok, show of hands
Anyone getting their dad a £200 excercise watch this year for Father's Day?
No, me neither
Who wrote this? Is their dad gay?
Floor polisher? Is that a euphemism?
e-reader with a poovey pastel padded cover? (real mean don't read, unless it's a Haynes manual spotted with axle grease)
i-phone add-ons? aren't iphones for pooves?
as others have already pointed out, a wrist vibrator? For stress? Wopuldn't rather have a crate of Guinness and a box set of Russ Meyer films with the lads round, then?
A Sat-Nav? Don't you know how to read an AA map from 1974, then?
Headphones so we don't disturb the neighbours? Hows about a Motorhead DVD with the home cinema turned up to 11*
What was left from your list? A jogging watch? Jog on, ladies.
where's the footplate ride on a steam engine, bungee jump, paintball session...