Just in case you have forgotten with all the sunny weather, football, and socialising – it’s Father’s Day this weekend. And as we celebrate the dads and father figures in our lives, we want to help you find a gift they’ll love.
Each of our dads, granddads, step-dads or other male figures in our lives have their own likes and hobbies, but we can help you find something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Obviously, we like our motoring gifts and gadgets, but whether you’re looking for a perfect present for a petrol head, or just something useful for your dad – here are some of the best motoring gifts for dad this Father’s Day.
#1 Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam
Any dad would appreciate this amazing bit of tech. It’s on the more practical side of gifts you can give, but the 622GW is the most advanced dash cam you can currently buy according to techradar.com.
With Alexa and what3words (the geolocation software) built-in, this dashcam provides unbelievably crisp 4K, 30fps footage to help your dad in any sticky situations while driving.
If this model is out of your price range, check out the Garmin Dash Cam Mini for a more affordable option.
#2 The Grand Tour Merch
For fans of the Clarkson, Hammond, and May vehicle spectacular – The Grand Tour, you can get a huge selection of merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and posters.
Whether it’s something to hang up in the garage, their room, or to wear proudly as you take him out for his Father’s Day meal, check out the range of Grand Tour Merch here.
#3 Personalised car print
We all have that one car, whether it was our first set of wheels or our dream car, that we are obsessed with. We know your dad will too, so why not pay homage to that perfect machine with a customised print.
There are hundreds of great artists and designers on Etsy who can faithfully recreate your dads’ ideal car with just a photo.
#4 Car books
There are plenty of books dedicated to all things motoring. For those looking to get a bit greasy, check out How Cars Work by Tom Newton. For anyone with an interest in racing history, try Go Like Hell by Jason Keller about the Ford Vs Ferrari rivalry which was recently turned into a blockbuster film starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
Whatever books your dad likes to read, you can find a motoring book that perfectly blends his loving of reading and motoring.
Check out this list of the best driving books.
The Tile Mate is an incredibly handy bit of tech that will help remove a big stress from your dad’s life – losing his keys.
With a Bluetooth range of 200 ft, he can simply open the Tile app and find his keys. If he’s lost them outside a 200 ft radius, don’t worry, the app will reveal its most recent location.
You can even upgrade to get enhanced services such as smart alerts. This means he’ll get a notification if he leaves a Tiled item behind.
For the cool, stylish dads out there, who also love to show off their motoring fandom, this range of minimalist and effortlessly cool bracelets are the perfect gift.
Choose a style and colour to suit your loved one, from the historic Monte Carlo Inspired by the famous Monte Carlo streets and corkscrew roads, to the classic British Racing Green Collection which celebrates the time when racing was more of a contest between nations.
Who doesn’t love a mug? And while your dad may have his favourite tea container already, there’s always room for an upgrade.
These awesome classic car mugs recreate the historic designs of racing’s most famous vehicles and other motoring nostalgia. Designs include Castrol GTX, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Gulf Porsche racing, and Jim Clark’s Lotus.
No matter how you treat the father figure in your life, remember, for most dads, a simple call or visit is more than enough to show just how much he means to you.