For the man who has everything…

I always feel a bit sorry for dads on Father's Day – unlike the all-singing all-dancing Mother's Day, it sometimes feels like a bit of an afterthought. I'm sure this is probably to do with its roots (Mothering Sunday is more traditional, whereas I think we got Father's Day from the US, along with chewing gum and nylon tights). But anyway, it does seem like a good excuse for your kids to show how much they appreciate their dads.


My son and his dad are virtual racing drivers – they both have F1 ambitions, but without the sponsorship or in my son's case, of course, a driving licence. So a perfect Father's Day gift they can share has to be a DVD of Top Gear The Challenges 3 (£19.56), available from Tesco  and Asda.

Expensive aftershave is definitely a no no on a pocket money budget, but M&S have a great collection of aftershaves priced from £5 to £9.50 – I particularly like Autograph's moisturising aftershave balm, which has notes of cinnamon and lemon and smells delicious.


If your man is in need of some pampering, then Bulldog have a brilliant range of suitably masculine-looking scrubs and treats – prices start at £2.99, and the products are avilable from Boots, Tesco, Superdrug and Waitrose.

If Dad has a sweet tooth, Thorntons  have a fab collection of Father's Day chocolate, including the I Love Dad Cups (£2.99) and a Chocolate Sports Car (£6.50).


Debenhams  also has a great range of father's day gifts – and don't forget, there's an extra 10 per cent off kids' clothing at the moment for KidStart members. You could even treat them to these cute t-shirts – they start at just £3. Or the equivalent of emptying the dishwasher for a week, as we say in our house.

written by Liz Jarvis