The Best Father’s Day Gifts
June 01, 2022

They do the hardest job of all by raising us, so our amazing dads and father figures deserve some recognition. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 19th June, it’s time to show these great men in our lives how much we care. But rather than a one-off treat, indulge dad to some quality time together that he’ll cherish forever.

Lighting up the barbecue and cooking a flame-grilled feast, planting something special in the garden together and watching it grow, picnicking in a much-loved spot – at Robert Dyas we can make all these things possible and more. Check out our best Father’s Day gifts and top ideas for things to do together!

Be a Culinary Companion

Which dad doesn’t love a good barbecue? With this Flamemaster Portable Barrel Charcoal Barbecue you can enjoy the real barbecue experience of cooking on charcoal, as well as the satisfaction of cooking your food using skill. Not to mention the delicious flame-grilled feast to tuck into afterwards.

Alternatively, treat him to a picnic at his favourite green space, or even in your back garden. This Monaco 4-Person Picnic Hamper comes with everything you need: crockery, cutlery, glasses and a bottle opener for your beers. 

If Dad fancies himself as the Jamie Oliver of the house, why not become his sous-chef for the day?  Serve up a storm with this Tefal Jamie Oliver 4-Piece Stainless Steel Pan Set.  Perfect for fry-ups, casseroles and more, you can cook to your heart's content whatever your taste buds are craving.  

Get Down to Earth with Dad

For the head gardener in your life, there’ll be nothing better than spending the day outside in his garden with you.  Our best Father’s Day gifts for green-fingered dads, along with top gardening ideas, will not only help you spend time together, but help you spend less money too. After all, sometimes the simplest things in life are best. 

Plant some of his favourite vegetables together either in the soil or directly into this beautiful  VegTrug FSC Raised Bed Planter or, for a more budget option, this GroZone Patio Planter. Given that Father’s Day is in June, sun-loving crops like cucumbers and basil are a lovely choice, while seeds of courgettes and beetroot can still be sown for bountiful harvests later in the summer. 

If it's flowers your dad prefers, select some of his favourites from our range of live plants and plant them in beds and borders with him, or in this sturdy Charles Taylor Scandinavian Redwood Square Planter. If ground space is limited, use vertical space instead with this 12” Hanging Basket.

When it comes to giving his plants a drink, solve his watering woes with this 30m Tangle-free Expanding Hose. It expands to three times its length and has a seven-pattern spray gun for all types of plants, from delicate seedlings to strong-rooted trees. 

For fellows that love their feathered friends, a bird care gift is a must. Set up this Smart Garden Complete Dining Station with him in his garden – it will bring in a flock of tweeting beauties for you both to admire together. Make sure you’ve got plenty of bird food as well to fill up the feeders.

Roll with It Together

For dads who love their wheels, show them you care with some car or bike activities. 

Who said washing the car had to be a chore? Put on his favourite tunes and help Dad get his car gleaming with this Bosch EasyAquatak 110 1300W Pressure Washer. And for a traditional finish and pristine polish, use this Hilka Genuine Chamois Leather.

If he’s more into bikes, why not treat him to a new one and go on a ride together? This Flite Men’s Phaser Mountain Bike will make his bike ride a whole lot more enjoyable.

Do It Yourselves

Dads often have a list of DIY tasks to do around the house, so why not help him tick some of them off? Tackling them together will make them so much more fun, and he’s sure to thank you for the thought. 

No man is complete without his man shed. If it’s in need of a bit of TLC, why not spend the day getting things organised and ordered, to make sure Dad’s sacred space remains a haven for him?  These Really Useful 9L Plastic Storage Boxes - 3 Pack are hard to beat for keeping tidy. These stackable boxes with clip-lock handles range in sizes from 84L to a compact 3L boxes, so the contents of each box will be contained securely, no matter what needs storing away.  

If it’s the garden, or nature, he loves spending time in, build a birdhouse together. All you need is some spare wood, nails and a drill and it’s job done and satisfaction earned. This Pro-Craft 18V Li-ion Cordless Drill Driver with 50-Piece Accessory Kit is great for quick jobs like this, and any others he takes on around the house and garden. Not to mention that drills always make great gifts for dads who love DIY!

Is his lawn looking a little untidy? Help Dad achieve neat stripes his football team would be proud of with a Bosch 1200W Rotak 32-12 Corded Electric Lawnmower. The rear roller will give a perfectly striped finish, while the generous 31L grass box will enable you to spend less time mowing and more time having fun in the sun.

Nothing says home like pictures adorning the walls.  Perhaps he has a favourite family portrait to hang as a memento.  Help him hang frames perfectly with a Draper 4oz Cross Pein Pin Hammer and add some Select Hardware J Hooks Electro Brass Picture Hooks (2 Pack) to adorn his walls in style.  

Why not treat the house to some brush strokes and help Dad redo a room this Father’s Day?  The Harris Platinum 5-Piece Paintbrush Set includes five various sizes of brush so the pair of you will be able to keep paint jobs looking immaculate, no matter how big or small the hand. Our new range of Craig & Rose paints, like this 750ml Eggshell Ottilie shade, has lots of luxuriously good colour options for Dad to choose from. If you need to get the garden prepped and ready for the long hot summer ahead, this Harris 2” Seriously Good Shed and Fence Paintbrush will breathe a new lease of life into Dad’s beloved garden fence or summerhouse.

Not found anything you think your dad will love? If our Father’s Day gifts blog doesn’t feature a present that suits, we have heaps more on our site. Check out loads more gardening, DIY, kitchen, bike and tech gifts for dads online – we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift!