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40 unique Father's Day gift ideas that your dad will love while on lockdown

Show the special man in your life you care...

Leanne Bayley

Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June might be a little different to the usual - but every father deserves a special gift to show your love and gratitude, even if trips to his favourite restaurant is a big no-no due to social distancing rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst many of us might struggle to see our families in person this year, you can still send heartfelt gifts to dads, stepdads, grandads and dad-figures to put a smile on their faces from afar. From divine fragrances that he'll love, to a beer 'Dadvent' calendar, and a complete sourdough bread kit for wannabe bakers at home, we've shopped around so you don't have to.

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This giftable grooming set includes five Elemis high-performance face and body essentials housed in an exclusive bag by British designer, Olivia Rubin. This collection is the ultimate way to upgrade a grooming routine - and dad will love you for it. 

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Elemis x Olivia Rubin set for met, £48 worth £62, Elemis

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For many men, shaving can feel like a daily chore and one that they would rather avoid. Treat Dad this Father’s Day to the new Organic Shave Kit comprising of three concentrated organic skincare essentials making it the perfect gift for an introduction to an organic shave experience.

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Green People Organic Shave Set, £16.95, Green People 

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Stormzy recently revealed this is one of his favourite rums, and if your dad is looking for cool points, this award-winning rum is spot on. Equiano is a true rum with no additives, no added sugar, spices or colourants making it 100 per cent natural. On the nose, it delivers tropical warmth alongside notes of dried fruits such as raisins combined with sweet toffee, butterscotch and caramel.

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Equiano, £46.95, Master of Malt

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You can't go wrong with a bottle of fragrance, and dad will no doubt love Givenchy Gentleman. The scent is an elegant woody-floral Oriental reminiscent of dark nights. 

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Givenchy Gentleman eau de parfum, £48.99, Fragrance Direct

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Maybe your dad's really started to relax during lockdown and would like an upgrade with his dressing gown. This light grey one from H&M should do the trick. Also comes in a camel colour. 

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Dressing gown, £34.99, H&M

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This cordless lawnmower is a bestseller for a reason and it comes in either a 33cm or 36cm cutting path, giving you plenty of manoeuvrability for the perfect cut every time. Four different height positions mean you can adjust the power to suit the length of any grass. It also features an adjustable handle for comfortable mowing and captures grass cuttings as you go for easy disposal and is collapsible for easy storage.

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Karcher lawnmower, from £320, John Lewis

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How brilliant are these father and son swimming shorts? Dad and his mini-me can be the coolest pair in the back garden this summer and it'll make a great photo opportunity. We love the navy and magenta colour combo, but these gorilla swim shorts also come in a mint and navy pair, as well as other designs. 

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Swimming shorts, £75, Galago Joe

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The Google Nest Mini is a good option for under £50. The mini device features improved sound quality and bass for all his favourite playlists, and he'll have Google Assistant on hand to set helpful reminders and answer any of his questions.

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Google Nest Mini, £49, John Lewis

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If your dad is proud of his beard, he'll be over the moon to open a bottle of beard oil on Father's Day. This one is infused with an exclusive blend of certified organic natural oils, potent antioxidants and vitamins, and will ensure his beard feels well-conditioned. Kalahari melon oil, vitamin E, Brown Algae and carrot extract are some of the powerful antioxidants that will intensely hydrate the skin, whilst the addition of plum oil softens bristle and dry facial hair for more manageable hair.

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Jack Black Beard Oil, £21, Escentual

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Sartorial is a quintessential gentlemen’s scent, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this summer. Sartorial was inspired by the tailor rooms at Norton & Sons of Savile Row and captures the feeling of being fitted for a suit.

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Sartorial, £110, Penhaligons 

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If dad's a movie buff, he'll love his own film listings board with a stylish cinema marquee style print. Taking his top 10 favourite films of all time, you will create an iconic 'Now Showing' cinema sign just for dad's cinema room. 

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Personalised Favourite Film Cinema Marquee Print, £55, notonthehighstreet

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If dad is proud of his hair, perhaps treating him to a slick black nickel-coloured Dyson Hairdryer. With its powerful motor, it gets speedy results and protects hair from heat damage. 

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Dyson Hairdryer, £299.99, Boots

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A lockdown greeting card is just what you need...

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Father's Day card, £2.40, Etsy

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Now that golf is back on the agenda, dad will no doubt love to make a note of his tee-times in this luxurious notebook. 

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Smythson Golf Notes, £45, Mr Porter

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If dad's a keen cycler, he'll love opening this gift on Father's Day. The Mont Ventoux is an iconic and fearsome climb revered by cyclists and the striking print shows the stats behind the climb, as well as a scene from the road.

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Mont Ventoux Print, £25, The Poster Boy

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Typology is the new player in the beauty industry and it's completely genderless. The 9-ingredient moisturiser is a fan-favourite, and the minimalist, fragrance-free formula has a lightweight, non-greasy texture that's suitable for sensitive skin.

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Moisturiser, £17.80, Typology

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Keep him sweet this Father's Day with M&S's huge football-shaped chocolate button or a jar of chocolate footballs, made by the brand's specialist chocolate supplier to a recipe developed just for M&S 20 years ago.

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Giant Mild & White Chocolate Football, £5, or Jar of Solid Milk Chocolate Footballs, £5, both Marks & Spencer

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If your dad suffers from allergies, maybe he'd appreciate an air purifier - since COVID-19 we care more about indoor air quality than ever before. The Partu air purifier cleans pollutants from indoor air - perfect for anyone suffering from allergies and secondhand smoke. The exciting thing about this one is that it has seven changeable colours and can function as a night light. 

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Partu Air Purifier, £83.99, Amazon

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If your dad's a whiskey man, he'll be thrilled to open this bottle of booze on Father's Day. Talisker 10 Year Old is one of the most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the world. Its smoky character and peppery finish is created through double distillation, creating a rich and deep character that reflects Talisker’s maritime roots. This set includes an enamel mug.

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Talisker gift set, £41.49, ShopMalts.com

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Dad very protective over his ketchup? Heinz is selling bottles just for him this Father's Day - and you can get personalised Baked Beans as well. 

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Dad's Ketchup, £5.49, Heinz

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This fragrance conjures up images of the Italian countryside, the Mediterranean sun and the wooded Tuscan hills in its warm, enveloping embrace. A crescendo of citruses, ignited by fiery pimento essence and underpinned by cedarwood, vetiver and patchouli create a scent that perfectly reflects the innate qualities of a modern-day king.

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K by Dolce&Gabbana, £75, John Lewis

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Perhaps this is a first-time Father's Day gift and you want to mark the occasion in a special way - this 'Happy 1st Father's Day I love you' babygrow should do the trick.

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Babygrow, from £9, Amazon

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The Series 5 shaver uses skin sensitive technology and auto-sensing motor for maximum performance and efficient shaving in every stroke. Its innovative 8-Direction Comfort flex head also allows for constant skin contact, even in difficult to reach areas. 

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Braun Series 5 Shaver, £79.99, on offer at Amazon

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If your dad has missed his pints in the pub during lockdown, he'll love the first-ever beer Dadvent Calendar containing the essential 12 beers of lockdown. The new limited-edition boxes, especially for Father’s Day are available online and the pre-mix selection box is emblazoned on the outside with quirky beer puns and has serrated punch through holes on the top for easy access to the beer of the day.

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Dadvent calendar, £22, greenekingshop.co.uk

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If your dad is known for his good sense of humour, this will help him work on his 'material'. 

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Dad Jokes, £10, Scribbler

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The Milk to Caramel box is made complete with a complimentary ‘Happy Father’s Day’ Sleeve. This box houses 14 milk and caramel-milk recipes, including Florentine Isabelle, Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter and more.

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The Happy Father's Day Collection, £40, Hotel Chocolat

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Is your dad a big reader? You need to look into Cafeyn – a digital magazine and newspaper subscription service that makes a really thoughtful gift for all cool Dads who want to stay in the know. He'll have newspapers and access to thousands of magazines on whatever subject he takes his fancy; fishing, gardening, cooking, royals (wink wink), the list is endless. 

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Prices start at £7.99, Cafeyn

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If your dad loves chomping on a burger, he'll be delighted with a Patty&Bun DIY kit to do at home. In the kit you'll find everything you need to create the 'Ari Gold Cheeseburger' and the 'Smokey Robinson' - you just need to provide lettuce, salt, tomato and ketchup. Yum! 

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P&B DIY Burger Kit for 4, £25, Patty&Bun

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What more could your dad want than a great tasting, personalised cocktail delivered straight to his door? Moore House Cocktail Company delivers the perfect gift, and they're stylishly packaged. Bottles can be personalised to feature dad’s name (up to a maximum of 26 characters). Moore House Cocktail Company offers a choice of three classic pre-batched, handcrafted cocktails using only the highest quality ingredients. Choose from an Espresso Martini, Manhattan or Classic Negroni, available in a generous single 100ml bottle serving (from £8.50) or 250ml bottles, easily providing three cocktails (from £16).

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Cocktail set, from £8.50, Moore House Cocktail Company

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Does dad need to upgrade his gadgets? The 2020 iPad Pro 11 inch is packed with Apple technology, and features Face ID. Its edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display offers a stunning visual and touch-response experience, whichever way he holds it and the versatile device is faster than many PC laptops, so multitasking, playing games or watching Ultra HD videos works like a dream.

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iPad Pro 11 inch, £769, and the Magic Keyboard, £290, which is sold separately, both John Lewis

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Does your dad own a guitar, bass or ukelele that's gathering dust? Or is he a budding player? For players of all levels, he'll love this one-stop app to learn the ins and outs of each instrument. Whether he wants to learn classic riffs or get the basics under wraps, Fender Play does it all with easy to follow video tutorials, diagrams and more. For Desktop, Apple and Android devices.

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Fender Play, £9.99 a month, Fender

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Dad will love a little R 'n' R with these bath salts. Inhale, relax and enjoy. Tell dad to drink plenty of water before and after to prevent dehydration.

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Verdant Alchemy Bath Salts, £26, Liberty London

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Why not opt for a personalised Father's Day book from Wonderbly that puts into words just how much a dad is loved by their little one? It's an extra special gift and keepsake that every father will love using for bedtime stories and beyond.

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I Love You This Much, £21.99, Wonderbly

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Jo Malone London has launched the City Editions Candle; a limited edition packaged Blackberry & BayCandle, specially designed for gifting this Father's Day. The hand-sketched illustration was inspired by Seoul. of the City Editions collection. 

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Blackberry & Bay candle, £52, Jo Malone London

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If lockdown has taught us one thing - loungewear is key for keeping cool, calm and collected while at home. Treat dad to a new hoodie for his collection. 

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Light stone hoodie, £24.99, Topman

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This ultimate sourdough bread making kit has everything you need to make delicious sourdough bread including an authentic sourdough starter from an artisan baker. This kit comes with a special sourdough starter dough, which makes a delicious sourdough bread. There is enough to make two loaves of bread so dad can perfect his technique by the second loaf.

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The Ultimate Sourdough Bread Making Kit, £45, notonthehighstreet

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The eco-friendly Dads out there will adore this, the first ever water-based fragrance that's sustainable too. There are four fragrances to choose from, and we can confirm they all smell amazing, FYI.

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Maison Sybrarite EDP, £160, Bloom Perfume

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It won't just be Dad enjoying Father's Day this year, but the whole family, with this hand-delivered afternoon tea. Good for four people, the Piglet's Pantry selection includes sausage rolls, eight fresh cakes, Scotch eggs, cheese and chive quiches, and fluffy fruit scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry conserve. Earl Grey tea bags are provided of course - just add water and relax in your dining room or garden!

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Afternoon Tea for Four at Home with Piglet's Pantry, £60, Buy A Gift

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This is the ultimate sock drawer refresh for men! And this year's classic collection of Simply Sartorial is not one to miss. Gift your dad this amazing 15-pair box, which features five new shades for a fresh take on our most popular gift box. Enjoy a rainbow of colours, including the new shades Ruby Red, Thistle, Dusk, Bright Coral and Lavender, alongside London Sock Company favourites such as Pink Friday and Curious Orange.

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Simply Sartorial Colourful box, £159, London Sock Company

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Transport your dad to Greece with some Metaxa brandy. With notes of toffee, chocolate, and orange peel, it's the perfect tipple to toast this Sunday (and makes a very elegant addition to any drinks trolley!).

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Metaxa 12 Star Brandy 70 cl, £32.50, The Bottle Club

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