By @FionnualaMcNult

Fathers day may seem a while away however it is always better to get prepared and tick this job off the list. I find shopping for father’s day harder than shopping for Mother’s day as it always seems to be between presents such as socks, beer or a t-shirt. If you're looking to upgrade this year but have no clue where to begin then you have come to the right place. I have compiled 5 presents you can give your dad this year that he will not be expecting. 

Image credit: Unsplash

Image credit: Unsplash

For the music lover

If your dad loves to spend his time outdoors whether this is in the garden, going on walks or hosting BBQs then this will be a great addition. The Bose Soundlink Micro speaker has great features such as being damage resistant and waterproof, so no worries if a drink gets spilled or if it gets knocked off a table. He can enjoy this gift long after the party is over and if you’re lucky he might even let you connect to it. The speaker comes with a tear-resistant silicone case so there are no chances of damage on the move and is a great way to store if the music gets too much. It is compatible with Google Assist and Siri so no need to keep typing the tunes in just shout them out to your phone and the speaker will do the rest. 

For the home bird

If your dad is more of a stay at home and relax type of guy then he will need the best of the best loungewear to help stay comfy. Next and BooHoo man offer a range of different loungewear for around the house. Keep it casual with a shorts and hoodie set which is perfect for the cooler Spring nights Next have lots of different colours to choose from so there will be one to fit whatever vibe your dad likes. If he is more of a full pyjama guy then check out BooHoo they have pyjama sets fit for any occasion whether that is a cosy film night with the family or working from home. Complete this with a light dressing gown that is essential in the Spring time especially with the unpredictable weather we have seen over the past couple of weeks. 

For the outdoors adventurer

If your dad is obsessed with getting outdoors, going camping or hiking then this may be one that you can get a use out of too. The extra large double parachute hammock, this is perfect for sitting back and enjoying the view. The hammock comes in a waterproof bag so it is easy to transport anywhere, it is double lined so it is extra strong holding up to 1000 lbs on the unique strap design. There is room for two people so there is no chance of anyone hogging this, the set up is quick and easy as it unfolds straight from the bag and clips on to the surface of your choosing. There is a stuff sack lined in the hammock so when you’re done you can quickly pack away the hammock and throw it into the bag. Did I mention it comes in 7 colours? The hardest part will be deciding which colour will suit your dad best. 

For the golfer

If your dad spends most of his weekends convincing you of how good he is at golf then why not get him to prove it and get the extra practice in. The Grassroots par three putting green will put your dads skills to the test, this mat can be used indoors and outdoors making it perfect if the weather isn’t great. The surface stays smooth overtime so there is no need to worry about fraying and he can’t use that as an excuse. It has a non-slip bottom so there will be no movement of the mat when playing.   

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For the first timer 

If your husband has just become a first time dad then there is no reason why you wouldn't want to go all out for this special occasion. The personalised ‘Daddy, Because of You’ book is such a perfect keepsake that can be enjoyed time and time again and create some really special memories. The book is a heartwarming tale of a child’s love for their father, it is a sentemal look at a child’s world because of daddy. There are many different variations to choose from so it is completely matched to this new dad. You can select 6b character traits and one thing he is very passionate about, this can be anything from fishing, his favourite sport or computer games. For a special finishing touch why not add the silver foiled presentation box to save you the trouble of wrapping, it comes with a ‘handmade especially for you’ note to show just how much you care. This can be found on

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