There's no need to explain the usefulness of a decent satnav to a map-dependent driver such as my dad. Buying him one of these for his journeys would make his visits up to London a less stressful ride, and with fewer distress calls it would be peaceful time for the both of us.
The Navman Panoramic means he wouldn't need to squint at the display either, as this one boasts a 7in wonder screen which looks pretty crisp with its resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with a windscreen mounting bracket too to keep the monster in place.
More info Navman
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
Remote controlled vehicles are a popular choice on Father's Day, but if you really want to impress and take things up a notch from the more inexpensive likes of the Griffin Help TC Assault, then the second-gen version of Parrot's AR.Drone is the one to do it.
The quadricoptor has made a lot of noise lately, in the literal sense as well as the social, buzzing through my neighbourhood while being chased down the street by a madman tilting a smartphone. The chopper packs two cameras and records in HD straight to a handset over the Wi-Fi connection used to pair the devices. There'll soon be a bunch of augmented reality games that'll add to the excitement too.
It takes some getting used to - I can imagine my dad spinning out over the tilt controls - but once familiarised and set up to suit, the AR.Drone 2.0 would make every father flip-tricking happy. We'll take a look at this one deeper in the not too distant, but for now I'll just say, if the outlay isn't an issue, it's a worthy way to spend the afternoon, even if the battery lasts a mere 15 minutes at best. Buy spares.
More info Parrot
Next page: Sennheiser HD 598
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...