Father’s Day is just around the corner, and the last-minute dash to buy the standard pair of socks won’t make the cut this year. Looking for some inspiration? Bring originality this year and find unique Father’s Day presents that are not only personal but incorporate something a little bit different to spark his interest. Unusual presents don’t have to be a headache. Read our 5 favourite Father’s Day gift ideas you won’t have thought of.

Mayfield Lavender Fields

1. Days Out With Dad

What’s better than spending money on Dad this Father’s Day? Spending time together as a family. A well-planned day out has to be one of the best Father’s Day presents when you want to make a lasting impression, unlike gift cards and novelty socks. If he’s an avid sports fan, take him to see his favourite game. Or for the thrill-seeking Dad, why not plan a day at a theme park for an adrenaline rush?

For the sight-seeing Dad, why not take a day out to explore unusual spots around Britain? Mayfield Lavender Fields, near Surrey, contains 25 acres of bright purple blossoms, and is home to some beautiful sights. Windsor Great Park’s Virginia Water Lake, near Ascot, also sports some quirky features, including a 100 ft high totem pole carved from a cedar tree. Alongside this, the park is home to beautiful features such as man made waterfalls and serene picnic spots. As your Father’s Day gift to dad, load up the car with a picnic full of his favourite snacks and drinks and sit and enjoy the sun (hopefully!).

A Father’s Day gift of breakfast foods

2. Take Him On A Culinary Journey

An unusual present doesn’t have to involve scissors and glue. Get creative in the kitchen instead and try putting a quirky spin on one of his favourite breakfasts. Take Dad on a round-the-world tour – for breakfast. Why not treat him to a pancake or two from corners of the earth he’s not yet tried? With 15 types of pancakes from around the globe to choose from, finding a new favourite shouldn’t be too hard. For healthier choices that are a tad less messy in the kitchen, explore 6 simple breakfast ideas to really impress him.

Game of Thrones Themed Party

3. Involve His Hobbies & Interests

Gifts for Dad don’t have to be something you hand over. Involve his interests in his Father’s Day present by getting him something he wouldn't go out and buy himself. Has he got himself hooked on the latest TV series to grip the nation?  Whether it’s Westeros, the West Wing or The Walking Dead that’s piqued his interest, skip the mugs and go full dedication by throwing a themed party. Get the soundtrack playing while guests tuck into party food in their themed attire to pay homage to his latest TV obsession and give him an unusual Father’s Day gift he’ll remember.

Unusual gift idea: a Father’s Day garden party

4. Unusual gift idea: Help Him Host A Garden Party

With summer heating up, what better time to throw a garden party than around Father’s Day? Light up the barbecue and get grilling for Dad - why not buy him some fresh BBQ tools perfect for catering for his guests? Rumour has it that being in charge of the barbecue is a man’s favourite pastime when the weather is warm (… or raining) – so ensure he’s got everything he needs to show up the rest of his friends when it comes to being crowned grilling king. Hosting for a vegetarian? You might want to share our list of the best veggie BBQ meals.

Father’s Day gifts from the children

5. Father’s Day Presents From The Little Ones

Don’t forget to sort out Father’s Day gifts from the kids, too. If they’re too young to choose a present for themselves, why not let them join you in some crafty projects? From finger painting cards to mini arts and crafts masterpieces like home-made Father’s Day keyrings, getting them involved wherever possible is a great way to create a meaningful present… and take the workload off a little.

Got your unusual gift ideas for Father’s Day covered? Pop into your nearest convenience store to pick up everything you need for the day.