65 Christmas Gifts For Dads That Any Son Or Daughter Can Give

<65 Christmas Gifts For Dads That Any Son Or Daughter Can Give>

Most schools have closed, some workplaces are starting to wind down and suddenly it's looking a lot like Christmas.

But if you're suddenly looking at the calendar in panic wondering how to get something for the last few people on your good list without schlepping round a busy shopping centre we've got some great ideas for unusual and fun options at a range of budgets.

Lots of these options can be delivered directly to the recipient, some of them can be sent by email and they're all ideal inspiration for difficult to buy for people.

Great days out...

It can be a bit of a cliche, but sometimes the gift of presence can make as much of an impact as presents.

There are plenty of things you can pick that will allow people to enjoy a fun start to 2022 - and with ongoing covid restrictions still leaving anything up in the air lots of the companies that offer gift experiences are offering extra-flexibility on booking anything you book now.

Companies like Virgin Experiences and Buyagift allow you to send boxed vouchers direct to your recipient showcasing the gift you've chosen for them or alternatively you can just buy them a general experience box - valid for two years - that allows them to choose what they want for themselves.

With options available nationwide at a range of prices and available for individuals, couples and families whether people are thrill seekers keen to try something to get the adrenaline pumping like skydiving or supercar track days, chill seekers wanting a restful spa break or families who want to enjoy some fun together - this £29 gift allows a family of four a choice of more than 200 different family fun activities across the country there's plenty of options out there.

You can even take a friend and go for a slide down the iconic sculpture that was the home of the media at London's 2012 Olympics and is now the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide.

Meanwhile, I've been shamelessly hinting to my family that I'd love to fulfil a childhood dream to have a go on The Crystal Maze - it's available in London and Manchester, you can do it without the cameras rolling (so no humiliation if you fail a task and get locked in), and you can even take a commemorative crystal home as a souvenir.

...or fun days in

With everything a bit up in the air and people perhaps less keen to go out and about than usual there's also plenty of options for things to do indoors whether over the Christmas break or beyond.

Check out our list of board game options, many of which will arrive in plenty of time for the big day if ordered with express delivery.

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Or send them a subscription to Disney + to enjoy the most festive Marvel show ever, the epic Hawkeye, catch up with the latest blockbusters Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings and The Book of Boba Fett, which starts just after Christmas on December 29.

Give them a night off cooking by sending Deliveroo, Uber Eats or Just Eat vouchers so people can enjoy their favourite takeaway in front of a Christmas movie or TV show of their choice.

Alternatively for £50 keep them busy until new year by sending them the ingredients to make two artisan pizzas - meaty, vegan, gluten free or charcoal activated (no, we're not sure either) options all available - alongside cookie dough for baking, two boxes of popcorn, a voucher to stream a digital movie and access to virtual CSI themed escape room.

A gift to last the year

Subscription boxes are a lovely thing to send to give people a series of treats through the year and whatever your interest there's something to enjoy

The Willoughby Book Club is one of the original book boxes and is available in three month, six month or annual options. Members will be sent a new gift wrapped book every month tailored to their tastes.

Stationery lovers can get notebooks, pens, post-its and other lovely bits delivered every month with Papergang, with each box focused around a different theme.

Whether its cheese, coffee, curry or a monthly new mini bottle of perfume (all brand names of their choice from a list of hundreds and costing just £12 a month) that rocks their socks you can make their year.

Even if socks rock their socks there's a subscription box for that too.

Photo gifts

The staple of gifting to buy for those difficult to buy folk, photo gifts are even more meaningful during these covid times, reminding people of better days and memorable moments.

There's plenty of options out there in terms of what you can get photos printed on - from desk calendars and home office essentials to personalised jigsaw puzzles, a version of Uno using your own photos, a jar of sweets so giant they'll last well into the new year, or even a letter box friendly gift of chocolate pralines topped with pictures of loved ones.

If you can't narrow things down to a few photos then a photo book is always a good option.

Worried that you've not got the technical skills or time to put something together at such short notice? That's not a problem either

PastBook is a great solution on that front because where some photo book companies expect you to know how to import and reformat all the images you need to make an impressive looking book, meaning you need access to a laptop and the patience of a saint, instead it works directly as an app using any existing photo streams or digital albums you want to point it at, from Instagram, Apple Photostreams, Google Drives and elsewhere.

Having tried it myself - linking it to the photo stream I set up for grandparents unable to see our children during lockdown - I was able to get an impressive book with literally five minutes' effort.

Duplicate images were weeded out, there was a preview version for any tweaks I wanted to make, but it was the least faff I've ever had ordering any kind of photo related gifts and is going to be my new go-to.

Alternatively, just stick with a bottle of Christmas Prosecco personalised with a photo. It's one of a host of quirky personalised gifts available at Moonpig and still available to order, including letterbox friendly gifts starting at just £5.

How to access the best TV for Christmas 2021

  • Sky TV boasts the biggest collection of festive favourites including Gremlins, Scrooged, Bad Santa, Jingle All The Way, and Die Hard... if you count that one, that is. Check out the latest Sky deals and discounts here.

  • Amazon Prime are now streaming classic Christmas movies including Polar Express, Home Alone and It's A Wonderful Life. Click here to start your 30 day Amazon Prime Video trial today.

  • Disney Plus is the place to go if you're looking for Muppets Christmas Carol, Nightmare Before Christmas, and the original Miracle On 34th Street. Subscriptions start from £7.99 per month.

  • Netflix

    are offering a number of newer Christmas crackers including Nativity, Deck The Halls and The Holiday.

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