Father's Day gifts under £20
Whether he loves nothing more than watching a bit of sport at the weekend or thinks he's your household's answer to Masterchef, celebrate Father's Day without breaking the bank with these gifts under £20.
|1. It's All News To Me, Jeremy Vine, Simon & Schuster, from £9.50|
One of this country's best known broadcasters takes a look at his career as he clocks up a quarter of a century working at the Beeb. From Black Monday in 1987 (coincidentally the day he arrived at the BBC) to his big break on Radio 4's Today programme and beyond, Vine tells his story in an engaging and often recognisable self-depriciating style. If your dad loves current affairs or simply loves a good read, make this top of your choices.
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|2. Luckies of London, from £6.89|
Instead of buying him a bog-standard mug, why not try this ingenious Luckies of London memo mug? More than a simple cup for his tea, this ceramic piece of pottery also includes a mini-message board, which he can write on using the non-toxic pen that is incorporated into the mug. He can then wipe it off easily and begin again with a clean slate. This is the perfect gift for a dad who likes to create 'to do' lists or you could simply write him a personal message before you give him a cuppa this Father's Day.
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|3. Top Dad cufflinks, from £9.99|
These Top Dad cufflinks are ideal for the dapper daddy, who likes to be sharply dressed. Choose between the cheap and cheerful metal-based pair from Argos or the silver-framed set with 'Top' and 'Dad' written in black on a white background from Swagger and Swoon. They're just a little memento of how great a bloke he really is and something to make him smile every time he wears them.
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|4. Superman logo slippers, £5.99|
If he's the kind of dad who never takes his scruffy slippers off in the house, then make his Father's Day super with a new pair. Granted, it's not the most original of gifts but these Superman logo slippers are just the job for a super hero after a day outside in the garden or at work.
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|5. Winmau Masters Bristle Dartboard, £12.99|
Challenge the old man to a classic game of darts using his very own Winmau Masters Bristle Dartboard. Featuring a Cliple II wiring fixing system, this British Darts Organisation-approved board is the best place for him to practice his skills and for you to give him a run for his money. Go on, go for the bullseye.
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|6. The Fabulous Baker Boys, Tom Herbert, Headline, from £6.99|
He may not be as young (or dishy) as the Fabulous Baker Boys but if your dad can whip up a storm in the kitchen then he'll definitely appreciate their guide to baking. This 'How to' guide helps wannabe chefs master a few simple techniques, and includes recipes for sourdough, burger baps and pizza bases. Use your loaf with a book that will bring your dad a whole lot of pleasure - and he may even share some of the tasty treats with you too.
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|7. Casio Diver-style water-resistant watch, from £14.99|
Perfect for swimming, snorkelling or diving, this diver-style watch from Casio is a fantastic choice for sporty dads. It is water-resistant at depths of up to 100m and also has a date and time indicator in Neobrite. And you can now get all this for just £14.99 - what a purse-friendly gift for your dad this Father's Day.
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|8. Science Museum Micro Copter, from £14.99|
It's not quite a full-blown helicopter but this micro version from the Science Museum will keep your dad entertained as he tries to master the controls and fly this mini machine up into the air. Feather-light and featuring infra-red remote control, with built-in control unit, this micro copter will certainly put a smile on your dad's face.
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|9. Spear & Jackson Elements Carbon Steel Set, from £13.99|
Treat your green-fingered dad to a new set of tools this Father's day with Spear & Jackson's carbon steel set. Featuring a trowel, transplanter and weed fork, all made out of carbon steel, this three-piece set will have the garden looking ship-shape in no time.
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|10. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Knife, from £10.48|
This Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Knife is both practical and brilliant value. Made from first-class stainless steel, it features a small blade, a nailfile with square tip so it can be also used as a screwdriver, scissors, a toothpick and some tweezers. Your dad will love such a handy gift.
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