Father’s Day is approaching, and the annual question is once more in everyone’s mind – what to get Dad for Father’s Day? There are plenty of the usual options from new aftershave to a nice shirt. But what about something a little different, a little more luxurious? Here are five of the best gifts to give dad on Father’s Day.
Sports car hire
Ask most guys who drive if the chance to hire a sports car for the weekend appeals to them and you are going to get a lot of positive answers. There’s something very special about sitting in a hand-stitched leather seat with a hugely powerful engine responding to the press of a pedal.
And with sports car hire, you can have that amazing experience for the weekend. This makes the ideal Father’s Day present for a driving dad or a car fan with cars available as varied as the Aston Martin DB11 through to supercars like the McLaren 570S Spider.
Luxury dining experience
If Dad is a foodie, then a luxury dining experience will definitely appeal to him. The chance to sample some of the creations of the top country’s top chefs is something that all food fans would appreciate. To make a Father’s Day gift to remember, you could book one of these.
Examples include a five-course tasting menu with champagne at Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus or a three-course gourmet meal for two at Galvin at The Athenaeum in Mayfair. If you think your father could tackle the serious stuff, why not book an eight-course Michelin tasting menu with wine at Amesta in London?
When you think about diving with sharks, you think of exotic locations like Australia. But there is somewhere here in the UK where you can dive with sharks – the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire. Here your father can have a unique experience when you don a wetsuit and scuba gear to give with sharks as large as 10 feet in length.
The experience takes place alongside a qualified PADI dive instructor and there are some 1500 different fish to see during the experience as well as a number of sharks such as the Sand Tiger Shark and the Lemon Shark. Your dad will come away with a certificate to keep to show off for his experience as well.
Lots of people would list flying in a helicopter as an experience they would enjoy but what about being the one doing the flying? A top gift for father’s day is a one on one training from a licensed Civil Aviation Authority qualified instructor.
With this experience, you get a briefing on the controls of the helicopter then a 40-60 minute flight where you get to take the controls and be guided through the flight. Then the instructor takes back over for that tricky landing.
Gin discovery weekend
Gin is top of the list of popular drinks at the moment and one of the most well-known gin varieties is Bombay Sapphire. But most people don’t realise that it is distilled here in the UK and a great experience for a gin-loving dad is to spend the night at the distillery.
Esseborne Manor Hotel is in Hampshire and staying there lets you see more about the famous gin and how it is produced. You can see the glasshouses and the botanical dry room where the ingredients are prepared and even see the vapour infusion process in the Dakin Sill House. The package also includes a meal in the award-winning Courtyard Restaurant and breakfast the next morning.
What do you think of the above ideas for Father’s Day gifts? Which of these might appeal to your dad or daddy in residence? Do share what you think in a comment. And if you’re looking for more Father’s Day gift ideas why not check out these luxury Father’s Day gifts and creative Father’s Day gifts ideas.
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