Sunday, 14 June 2009

Father's Day Gift Ideas

I am sure that you have not forgotten that it is Father's Day next Sunday and time to show our Dads how great we think they are. Dads can be quite difficult to buy presents for. However Easily Sorted is here to help, bringing you some ideas to assist in your search for that perfect gift for your Dad.

Digital Photo Frames are great for displaying your favourite pictures. Sony's are among the best and the most stylish. The Sony DPFV1000B 10.2" Digital Photo Frame With 1GB Internal Memory has a 10.2 inch LCD and a 1GB Internal memory which stores up to 2000 photos. Other features include a search function and a remote control, red eye correction and a Multi card slot which accepts Memory Stick™, SD Card, CompactFlash and xD media. The photo frame can be bought for £199.99 with free delivery available from You could even pre-load it with some pictures of you and your family to make it an extra special present.

I am a big fan of Paul Smith and think his range of socks make for a perfect gift. You can buy the socks online at for £14.00 plus delivery. They have a range of designs and colours available. Just tell you Dad they are trendy and he is sure to wear them with pride.

If your Dad is a bookworm how about buying him 1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall? It cost £16.00 from Amazon with free delivery available. The book provides a short review of essential books to read, well 1001 in total. Let's face it, your Dad is going to struggle to get through all 1001 books but it is a great reference book and he will enjoy checking just how many he has read so far as well as giving him ideas for future reads and you may find him gleefully pointing out books which have been omitted. In the same series there is also 1001 Paintings: You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Farthing and 1001 Movies: You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider and 1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery all of which are available on Amazon.

While we are on the subject of albums how about Greatest Hits- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band which is £8.98 from Amazon. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but it gets a mention here because my Dad has already requested it for Father's Day and there must be other Dads out there who love Springsteen too.

Most Dads love cars and Red Letter Days at has a range of gift experiences to choose from including a Ferrari Driving experience for £245. It is available at selected locations around the country and the package includes driving round a race track in a Ferrari and ends with a trip as a passenger, driving round the track at high speed. If it is out of your budget you could club together with your siblings to give your Dad a once in a lifetime exhilarating day out.

For a gift idea that is credit crunch friendly and great for a football mad Dad check out Little Book of Football Legends by Graham Betts which is £6.29 from Amazon with free delivery available (but hurry because they are almost out of stock) or from for £5.00 plus delivery charges.

Cufflinks make for a great gift and there is a wide range of prices and styles available on the internet. A good site for lots of choice and very reasonably priced cufflinks is I like these novelty Rubic Cube style cufflinks which are bound to be a talking point at a black tie event.

I absolutely adore this cute Polka Dot Hearts Daddy 1/2 Pint Mug which is by Emma Bridgewater.
It is available from with free delivery within 5 days. In fact I love it so much I am going to order one now for my Dad (I hope he is not reading this!).