He has always been there for you, through thick and thin. Every year he tells you not to make a fuss and 2016 will be no different. But what do dads really want for Fathers' Day? From a bottle of something he loves, to a surprise minibreak in the countryside, why not give him something brilliant and unexpected this year? Here are some of our favourite gift ideas, surprises and ways to treat dad for Fathers' Day this year.
Forget the flowers, say it with Sussex craft beer
Does your dad like craft beer? If so, you can hardly go wrong with a special selection of great Sussex beers! Granted, so we might be a little biased. But local brews such as Hepworth’s Sussex Dark Star, Long Man Best Bitter and Arundel Brewery’s Sussex IPA will satisfy the most discerning of dads this Fathers' Day. Beer gifts and selection sets of this kind are a cinch to arrange through Simply Sussex Produce too.
Nostalgic humour from Ladybird Books
Anyone who was a son or father in the 70’s or 80’s will remember the Ladybird books clearly. Complete with charmingly twee pictures and Queen’s English, they represented a wealth of innocent knowledge. Those times might be long gone in today’s digital world, but a new series of hilariously tongue-in-cheek “Ladybird Books for Grown-ups” have now appeared to bring laughter to dads and lads who remember the originals. Packed with deadpan gags from comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morrison, these are sure to hit the spot. Find the full range at Penguin books here.
Men’s Spa Days (because dads need pampering too)
In this day and age, holistic and spa treatments are no longer just the domain of the ladies. While dad might be the last person on earth to ask for a relaxing therapy, it might just be the best present he has had in years. It’s not an opinion but a slightly alarming fact that men don’t tend to take as great care of themselves as women do. Why not spoil him with a soothing massage or special male focussed spa treatment? It could be just the thing for his tired feet or aching back? Here at Park House we don’t merely offer ladies spa days; in fact you can find an extensive range of first class spa treatments for men: see our spa section for further details.
Gear up for an off-road Father’s Day gift experience!
Should you be willing to spend a little more and really take dad by surprise, one of the best of all treats for Father’s Day has to be a special experience day. Our previous blog on these memorable gifts covers flying, racing and other assorted thrills. One other option for any fan of motorsports is an off-road adventure experience, however. These are brilliant fun, allowing dad to go crunching his way across all sorts of challenging terrain, with the sort of shenanigans he would never dare in his own car. Click here for more information.
Fun gadgets and tools for dads
If there’s one thing that dads never grow out of, it is a great gadget or grown up toy. These days the choices for Father’s Day gifts online are almost limitless, and 2016 is no different. Doting sons and daughters could pick anything from a remote controlled drone to a device to locate his lost car keys. Or, for some rapier-sharp fun as we approach the outdoor cooking season, how about his very own barbeque sword? Certain to amuse the family and friends, you can find these online along with various other neat Fathers' Day presents from Red Five Gadgets.
Our Fantastic Father’s Day Steak & Spa Break: Just £145!
Looking for the ultimate Fathers' Day Package? Of all the ways to treat your dad, this special break is hard to beat, at just £145 for accommodation, Full English breakfast, a two-course steak dinner (fillet or ribeye +accompaniments or an alternative main) a 40 minute Peppermint Cooling Foot Treatment (lower legs and feet are revived with this refreshing peppermint massage) or a Detox Back Polish (blood flow is improved with a detoxing scrub on the back, followed by a relaxing back, neck, shoulder and scalp massage) and full usage of the Spa and leisure facilities. Do Father’s Day breaks get any better than this? Click here for full details and bookings*
*Please note, Fathers’ Day breaks are subject to availability.