Sunday is coming up fast and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about that all-important gift. But what could the man who has everything possibly want on Father’s Day? Many of us spend hours browsing both online and on the high street for that perfect present and it gets harder every year.
Luckily, if your dad is a lover of cars, ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair, has found the ideal gifts for him already.
Says Andrew Jervis, Co-founder of ClickMechanic:
“Rather than recommending the traditional supercar experiences, these gifts are designed to improve a father’s day-to-day life in his own car. They’re nifty, innovative and useful accessories to have to hand on road trips.”
Read on to find the top seven choices for 2017.
The TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav is a brilliant gift for dads who love exploring and visiting new places. Its Wi-Fi connection means it can update itself without the use of a computer and it can provide speed camera and traffic warnings in multiple countries across the globe.
It can also connect with your smartphone and offers voice-controlled hands-free calling and smartphone messages for added safety. The 6-inch screen also makes its display clear and easy to read.
The TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav is available to buy online for £229 from Argos.
What self-respecting Dad wouldn’t want to be James Bond with leather gloves at the wheel? Dents’ Fleming gloves featured in the most recent Bond film, Spectre, back in 2015 on the hands of Daniel Craig himself. They’re English made with unlined hairsheep leather for a closer fit.
They would be the perfect accessory for any Bond fan who enjoys driving with the top down across the countryside!
The Fleming James Bond Spectre Leather Driving Gloves are available to buy online from Amazon for around £85.
If your old man is a lover of classic cars, but feels his music is limited by the cassette player, he can still connect the speakers to his smartphone.
The ION Bluetooth Cassette Adapter allows you to stream music straight from your smartphone or Bluetooth Player to the car, giving your Dad modern technology in keeping with his vintage taste! It can hold up to 6 hours of charge and can even be used as a hands-free device for receiving calls.
The ION Bluetooth Cassette adaptor is available to buy here from John Lewis’ website for £29.95.
For all of those gadget-loving dads out there, the Garmin Dash Cam 35 is a great choice. This high-definition GPS Dash Cam records the location, direction, speed, date, time and even sound along with its footage, providing a clear insight into when and how accidents and incidents occur.
It can also provide warnings for upcoming red lights, speed cameras and potential collisions. A useful device to have for safety, as well as for reference if an incident does occur.
The Garmin Dash Cam 35 is available to buy online from for approx £119.
Every dad loves a hot cuppa on the road, so why not buy him his very own travel mug? The Bodum Travel Mug uses stainless steel to allow for maximum heat retention and comes with a closable lid and a colourful silicone band for extra-grip when carrying.
It is also available in seven colours, so you can find your Dad’s favourite!
The Bodum Travel Mug is available to buy online from Bodum’s website for £20.
If your dad gets frustrated by the traditional hanging air fresheners, but nonetheless endures them for the pleasant scent, then this is the gift for him.
Rituals’ Car Perfume offers 3 scents to choose from and comes in a wooden container which is refillable. Simply click the freshener onto the car’s vents and let the fans do the rest!
The Rituals Life is a Journey Car Perfume is available to buy online from Rituals’ website for £15.
Using heat and vibrations, the Homedics Vibration Comfort Back Massage Chair Cushion is designed to relax the user at home and on the road, thanks to its car adaptor.
This portable cushion offers both a high and low massage setting to invigorate or relax the muscles and works on the upper, middle and lower back areas. It also provides heat to sooth the muscles as well; a great gift for any dad who is prone to back pain and soreness in the car!
The Homedics Vibration Comfort Back Massage Chair Cushion is available to buy online for around £30.