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Father’s Day Gifts with Meaning for Great Dads

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, on Sunday 16th June. So it’s time to have a think about how we can show our dads, stepdads, adopted dads, and granddads how much we love them. I’ve got a few Father’s Day gifts with meaning to get you started. Some of them have been gifted for inclusion in this guide and some that I’ve bought myself. Read on for Father’s Day gift inspiration.

Father’s Day Gift Experiences

The number 1 thing I believe most dads want is to spend quality time with their kids. With busy jobs and other commitments, weekends can whizz by in a flash of DIY and life admin. So a mini break or day out makes the perfect Father’s Day gift idea.

The lovely people at buyagift have some great ideas to make dad’s day. They’ve gifted us a night at a family room in a London hotel and a family entry to the Tower of London for Father’s Day.

“Discover more about London’s fascinating history and cultural values with a visit to the Tower of London. Spend time exploring the palace and fortress that has been home and jail for so many members of the British monarchy. Marvel at the ancient coins in the Royal Mint and see the incredible Crown Jewels up close. When you’ve had your fill of history, retire to your central hotel for a comfortable night’s sleep! You’ll share a contemporary en suite room, and eat breakfast together in the morning.”


I’ll be giving my husband these attractive vouchers on Father’s Day. Then we will book in our weekend in London over the summer: look out for a full review soon.

Buy a Gift family break in London is a perfect Father's Day gift

It’s so lovely to have something look forward to. Plus, it won’t take up loads of space in our house! 

Talking of gift experiences, you might like to look at our day learning to make bread. It would also make a great Father’s Day gift.

Measuring out ingredients at our bread-making class

Family Photos Make Great Father’s Day Gifts

Getting family photos printed, either in photo albums, or to put in frames is a great Father’s Day present. Afterall, we all have phones full of beautiful photos that we never get around to printing. Or is that just us? I love these cute mini photobooks from Social Print Studio, who specialise in printing Instagram photos. These ones are quite old so I really need to get some more up to date ones printed!

Mini photo books are a great Father's Day present

I’ve got a family photo printed from our wonderful session with photographer Vicki Hull. You can see more of her session with us on this post.

Pink family photos by Vicki Hull

I’ll also be printing some of the gorgeous magical photos Shaneen Rosewarne Cox took.

Aren’t these photos amazing?

Personalised Father’s Day Mug

A personalised Father’s Day present is always welcome, especially if it’s useful. How about a beautiful personalised mug from boutique gift shop Norma&Dorothy (gifted for review)? We’ve personalised it with a map of Florida, where we spent the most amazing holiday. My husband would move to Florida if we won the lottery, so this mug is the perfect reminder of our fab family holiday.

Personalised mug and coffee from Norma & Dorothy is a great Father's Day present

Of course you can specify any location for your map, perhaps where your baby was born (or even conceived!) for dad’s first Father’s Day. 

Personalised Father's Day mug and coffee from Norma & Dorothy

You can shop from a selection of personalised mugs from Norma&Dorothy from £14 here. Why not add some artisan tea or coffee for £5 or £7.50?

Gifts for Grandads

Prezzybox have a great selection of Father’s Day gifts, including loads that grandads will love. How about these funny socks for £12.99? They are perfect for grandpas that snooze… 


My dad will love this next Father’s Day gift idea, also from Prezzybox. It’s a gift to adopt a spitfire, which you can buy for £19.99 here (gifted for review).

Adopt a Spitfire gift

My dad is an aeronautical engineer and has always been an aeroplane nut. He did his best to pass this obsession on to us, with long visits to aircraft factories during our childhood. It didn’t really work, so this is a way we can support his love of aircraft, without actually having to go ourselves 😉

Adopt a Spitfire Gift Pack is a great Father's Day gift idea

Looking for more Father’s Day gifting inspiration? You’ll find a more Father’s Day gift ideas on this post from a few years ago.

And why not Pin this Father’s Day gift guide for later?

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