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Unusual Xmas Gift Ideas for Dads

Dads. The most boring of all gift receivers. Well not anymore! We felt enough was enough with the socks, the books and the DVD’s so decided to compile our own little list of exciting, creative and sometimes ridiculous gift ideas.

So if you are expecting a list of “the most popular gifts for him, 2014” then you most definitely have come to the wrong place. However, if you are looking for an entertaining and inspiring read then crack on!

Let’s kick things off with some gifts that are guaranteed to leave your old man happier than a perverted penguin on Christmas morning.

  1. Freeze Cooling Pint Glass


It may seem pretty obvious to you and I yet it remains, arguably, one of the world’s greatest strife’s – warm beer. Thanks to fancy muck like IPA’s and French Ales you may have been brainwashed into believing a lukewarm beer is okay, well it isn’t. I know it. You know. Florence down the wine bar knows it and most importantly your father knows it.

Thanks to the Freeze Cooling Pint Glass now you are back in control and can once again find sense in that perfectly chilled, hopped up, beverage of choice. Why can’t I just run my glass under a tap and place it in the freezer? I hear you ask. Well this glass uses a cooling thermal gel so therefore will not defrost and dilute your Stella Artois (other beers are available, apparently).

  1. Horse Head Squirrel Feeder


I really can’t do this gift justice in a paragraph. Go to the McPhee website to see why it is so great. Basically it’s a squirrel feeder (making it ideal for the outdoor dad) but with the added bonus of being shaped like a horse’s head, leading to genuinely hilarious moments of comedy gold.

It’s only £15 so makes a great novelty gift idea if you are struggling for inspiration.

  1. Toymail


Now I know it may seem improbable that anything in this list could top the horse head squirrel feeder but the Toymail certainly comes close. It’s more like the kind of present you give to your dad so you can use it but it is a great idea.

Essentially it is a WIFI walkie-talkie but it is so much more. The Toymail lets you record a voice message, through their free app, and send it directly to a monster shaped ‘thing’ for your kids to hear. It then lets the child speak back to you or leave you a message for you to listen back to.

It’s great for the dads of young children who can’t stay as connected as they would like to with their children.

  1. Whisky Blocks


As any professional whisky drinker will tell you ice cubes are a no-no. The rich flavours of your favourite single malt can be destroyed thanks to the dilution caused by intrusive h2o. If only there was someone way of chilling your tipple without involving water?

Introducing On The Rocks: Whisky Blocks. Made from recycled granite, these fake ice cubes, are a god send and will reduce the temperature of your favourite drink in no time. For just £14.99 they are a great present for those alcoholic fathers.

  1. Braun Series 3 340s-4 Electric Shaver


Get your old man kitted out with some modern tech, an electric razor. Those days of wet shaves – the pain, the time, and the slightly alarming baby face - are gone.

The Braun series 3 comes with enough power to tame a three day beard! It is ridiculously soft of the skin whilst delivering a professional and smooth shave every time. It comes in at under £70 so makes a great gift idea. Also if you have a slightly different budget then you can find loads of different models and makes.

I can personally recommend this razor and guarantee that once your dad cracks out this bad boy he will be glad he accidentally had you in the first place!

  1. Supercar driving experience


Goodbye ‘comedy’ ties, hello Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Give the gift of exhilaration this year with a three mile trip/drive in a Supercar. This particular package, which only cost 49 pounds!, allows you to choose from an Aston Martin DB9, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Ferrari 360, a Ferrari 430, a Nissan GTR or the BMW M3 V8 track car.

The only problem is trying to fit it under your tree! All joking aside this is a great gift if you want to try something a bit different and actually give your dad something to look forward to come the dreaded January blues. Experience days are great for creating lasting memories and for making sure you are in your rightful position as favourite.

That’s all folks, as a cartoon rabbit once said. Think I have missed anything out or have any better ideas? Let me know! And have a great festive period.