Father’s Day gifts 2022 – top treats to suit every type of dad

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Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be hideously expensive to mean a lot so we’ve rounded up our pick of the best pressies and treats that we know dads of all types will love. 

Whether you’re looking for something to make your own dad feel extra special or hunting for suitable Father’s Day gifts that the kids can give to Daddy, we’ve found something to suit every type of dad imaginable, from Star Wars fans and sporty dads to beer lovers and kings of the barbecue. It couldn’t be easier to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts.

Best Father’s Day gifts 2022

1. Personalised Socks With Your Child’s Drawing

Best for doting dads of budding artists

socks with kids drawing on

(Image credit: Prezzybox)

Is it even Father’s Day if he doesn’t get some socks? These are the ultimate Dad socks – super-soft and comfy as can be. Best of all they can be personalised with your child’s favourite masterpiece. Simply upload a photo of your child’s drawing from your phone and Prezzybox will replicate it on the socks. No other socks will ever compare. Easily one of the best Father’s Day gifts you’ll find.

VIEW AT PREZZYBOX | £19.99 (opens in new tab)

2. Girl Dad T-shirt

Best for dads of daughters

grey t shirt with 'girl dad' on it

(Image credit: Amazon)

Channel Prince Harry (opens in new tab) with this cheeky tee fit for Royalty – he wore one very similar during a skit he starred in for his non-profit sustainable travel organisation. The tee is an absolute steal and comes in a range of colours – we particularly like the pink version. It’s perfect for any doting dad of daughters and is machine-washable plus lightweight with a classic fit.  It’s not just about telling the world he has daughters either – to be a girl dad means to advocate for girls to have the same rights, opportunities, and privileges as boys. Amen to that!

3. Black Stump & Glasses Gift Set

Best for wine-loving dads

blue box with bottle of red wine

(Image credit: Laithwaites)

Is he a red wine lover? Then treat him to this gift set from Laithwaites. They reckon this is possibly the most delicious Aussie red ever – and it’s their no. 1 bestseller. The set comes with two Black Stump glasses so you’re in with a chance of getting to enjoy it too.

VIEW AT LAITHWAITES | £22.95 (opens in new tab)

4. Personalised Name Slate Cheese Board & Knife Set

Best for cheese-loving dads

black slate cheeseboard personalised

(Image credit: Prezzybox)

Personalised Father’s Day gifts can be a bit hit-and-miss. They’re a thoughtful gesture but if you choose an item he won’t actually use, it can end up languishing in a random drawer. No chance of that with this cheeseboard though – it’s as practical as can be and the perfect personalised pressie for the cheese-loving man in your life.

VIEW AT PREZZYBOX | £32.95 (opens in new tab)

5. Outdoor Pizza Oven

Best for pizza-loving dads

picture of a pizza oven used in a garden

(Image credit: Salter)

An outdoor pizza oven is this year’s must-have garden gadget and this one from Salter is a brand new launch in time for Father’s Day. Brilliant for the dad that loves to barbecue, it cooks authentic wood-fired pizza in just 60 seconds. Best of all, you can 20% off in the two weeks leading up to Father’s Day. It’s not available to buy just yet but check back in early June to snap yours up with the discount in place. (COMING SOON)

VIEW AT SALTER | £229 (opens in new tab)

6. 3-in-1 Barista Deluxe Coffee Machine

Best for coffee-loving dads

Black and silver coffee machine

(Image credit: Salter)

If he’s a caffeine fiend, he’ll love this classy coffee machine. We thought long and hard about which coffee machine to include and this is the one we think all kinds of coffee-loving dads will love. What marks it out from other machines is the fact that it’s compatible with all the market-leading coffee pods as well as ground coffee. That means he can rustle up almost any type of barista-style coffee when he’s dashing out the door, but he can also make espresso using fresh ground coffee – perfect for weekend mornings at home. It also has a milk frothing wand for perfect lattes and cappuccinos every time, plus a 19-bar Italian pressure pump and a built-in temperature dial. And the retro design will make a cool addition to any kitchen counter.

We got hold of one of these gadgets to check if it’s worthy of inclusion in our roundup of the best Father’s Day gifts and we can honestly say it knocked our socks off. We got a real-life barista to put it to the test and even they were wowed by the quality of the espresso this machine produces – we got smooth but intense flavour every time and the frothy milk is, quite frankly, perfect. If your dad’s serious about coffee, he’ll be delighted with this.

VIEW AT SALTER | £109.99 (opens in new tab)

7. British Beer and Cheese Hamper

Best for all-round foodie dads

Image of a cheese and cracker selection

(Image credit: Hampers.com)

This expertly curated box of British foodie treats will make a really lovely gift for the kind of dad who’s happiest in the garden with a snack plate and a cold beer to hand. It contains a trio of organic beers that really wowed the beer aficionado we gave them to for taste-testing. They’re part of a collaboration between Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage and Stroud Brewery, and he even kept the empty cans to see if he can source more. ‘It’s difficult to imagine a tastier Belgian-style brown ale than Hempathy,’ he says, eyes glazing over at the memory of its taste. ‘It was an especially delicious pairing with my giant doorstep sandwich on a Sunday afternoon.’

There’s also a beechwood cheese from Snowdonia, rye and charcoal sourdough crackers from Peter’s Yard, a delicious ploughman’s pickle (so chunky) and crisps from a partnership between Made for Drink and English Heritage – the sea salt is hand-harvested from Chesil Beach in Dorset. Lush, all of it!

VIEW AT HAMPERS.COM | £42 (opens in new tab)

8. What Does Daddy Do All Day?

Best for dads who love reading bedtime stories

picture of a colourful book

(Image credit: Wonderbly)

We absolutely love Wonderbly books – they make such thoughtful personalised books to be cherished forever and the quality and attention to detail are outstanding. And now little ones can treat Daddy to his own adorable personalised storybook – perfect for enjoying at bedtime together. Suitable for little ones aged 3-6 years, it’s a laugh-out-loud adventure for the whole family to read. You can personalise it for both the daddy in question and up to three children. Do note that 10th June is the last ordering date for Father’s Day for this year at Wonderbly.

VIEW AT WONDERBLY | £24.99 (opens in new tab)

9. Deep Tissue Massage Gun

Best for sporty dads

Box with image of a black deep tissue massage gun on front

(Image credit: Menkind)

Massage guns are everywhere these days but they’re not cheap. This deep tissue massage gun caught our attention because it’s more affordable than many of the models we’ve seen AND you can get £20 off. We called it in from Menkind and gave it to a sports-mad dad who hits the gym on a daily basis but who’s been having some trouble with a niggly calf muscle of late. The verdict? He’s an absolute convert and loves that it comes with five different attachments and offers variable intensity. The built-in battery gives you up to 4.5 hours of run time, and it worked a treat on a tired mum’s achy back too. So buy it for him and you might benefit…

VIEW AT MENKIND | £79 (opens in new tab)

10. Stormtrooper Decanter

Best for Star Wars fans

Stormtrooper shaped decanter

(Image credit: Menkind)

This is a smashing treat for any dad that loves Star Wars. Isn’t that all dads?! After all, who wouldn’t want a decanter shaped like a Stormtrooper’s head? The picture really doesn’t do it justice – it’s sturdier and cooler than it looks, with a cork topped seal to keep your tipple in top condition and a capacity of 750ml. Add a bottle of his favourite whisky, and the Force will most definitely be with you this Father’s Day.

VIEW AT MENKIND | £25 (opens in new tab)

11. Philips PerfectDraft Keg Machine

Best for beer-loving dads

black and silver draught beer machine

(Image credit: Philips / Beer Hawk)

Treat him to pub-quality draught beers at home with his very own beer tap! It’s a seriously expensive bit of kit (could you club together with siblings or make it a combined birthday pressie?) BUT it works out significantly cheaper than nipping to your local for a pint in the long run. What’s more, he’ll earn a fiver for every keg he returns using the free recycling scheme. A PerfectDraft machine keeps your beer chilled to the perfect temperature and the keg will stay carbonated and fresh for up to 30 days. (If it lasts that long…) And when you’re ready for a refill, he’ll have more than 40 different beers from around the world to choose from. This is one Dad gadget he’ll definitely never tire of.

VIEW AT BEER HAWK | £249 (opens in new tab)

12. The Ultimate Dad’s Craft Beer Box

Best for craft beer fans

selection of colourful beer cans

(Image credit: Bier Company)

We tried this out on a dad who knows everything there is to know about craft beer – he even started his own cooperative brewery. The verdict? He really rated the selection of beers in the box and we LOVED the ridiculously delicious coated peanuts which we felt we had to sample for quality control – very moreish. The glass is a cute extra touch and the socks are sure to raise a smile. As Father’s Day gifts go, you can’t really go wrong with this for a dad who loves a decent craft beer.

VIEW AT BIER COMPANY | £29.95  (opens in new tab)

13. Thank You Dad for Everything Balloon

Best for fun-loving dads

yellow card and 'dad' balloon

(Image credit: Moonpig)

If you can’t see him in person, put a smile on his face with this round foil Father’s Day balloon. Featuring colourful letting on a silver background and the very sweet message ‘Thank You, Dad, for everything’, it’s the perfect way to let an important father figure know just how much he means to you not just on Father’s Day but all year round. Sometimes the best Father’s Day gifts are the thoughtful little surprises that don’t cost that much.

VIEW AT MOONPIG | £12 (opens in new tab)

Best Father’s Day gifts at a glance:

Best for doting dads of budding artists: Personalised Socks – Prezzybox | £19.99 (opens in new tab) 
Best for proud dads of daughters: Girl Dad T-shirt – Amazon | £12.45 (opens in new tab) 
Best for wine-loving dads: Black Stump & Glasses Gift Set Laithwaites | £22.95 (opens in new tab) 
Best for cheese-loving dads: Personalised Name Slate Cheese Board & Knife Set – Prezzybox | £32.95 (opens in new tab) 
Best for pizza-loving dads Outdoor Pizza Oven –  Salter | £229 (opens in new tab) 
Best for coffee-loving dads: 3-in-1 Barista Deluxe Coffee Machine –  Salter | £109.99 (opens in new tab) 
Best for all-round foodie dads: British Beer and Cheese Hamper  – Hampers.com | £42  (opens in new tab)
Best for kings of the bedtime stories: What Does Daddy Do All Day? –  Wonderbly | £24.99 (opens in new tab)
Best for sporty dads: Deep Tissue Massage Gun – Menkind | £79 (opens in new tab) 
Best for Star Wars-loving dads: Stormtrooper Decanter – Menkind | £25 (opens in new tab)
Best for pub-loving dads: PerfectDraft Keg Machine – Beer Hawk | £249 (opens in new tab)
Best for dads who love a craft beer: The Ultimate Dad’s Craft Beer Box – Bier Company | £29.95 (opens in new tab) 
Best for fun-loving dads: Thank You Dad for Everything Balloon – Moonpig | £12 (opens in new tab)

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As a parenting specialist, Heidi has written for Prima Baby, Gurgle and Practical Parenting and was baby gear editor of Mother & Baby magazine for six years, looking after regular consumer features for the shopping pages as well as specialist consumer content such as buying guides and gift guides.