• MAY 30, 2012
  • WRITTEN BY: Evie Stacey

Father’s Day 2012 is almost upon us yet again, and we’re all thinking about what gift we can buy dad that he hasn’t already received many times before. We all know the tried-and-tested gifts…aftershave, ties, cuff links, a new wallet – you know the score! So how about doing something really special this year; giving your dad something that he will always remember and appreciate? The previous blog post gave some suggestions for fantastic experience gifts guaranteed to make your dad smile. But what about those dads who don’t have a burning passion for fast cars and boats? What about those dads who prefer to take things a little easier, and would rather spend their Father’s Day relaxing instead of hurtling round hairpin bends at 100 mph? Card manufacturers would have you think those dads are few and far between, but we think otherwise! Here is a selection of our favourite ‘alternative’ Father’s Day presents.

Spa Days
Spa Days? For your dad? We say, YES! It’s 2012, and more and more men are unashamedly enjoying a few pampering sessions every now and then. It’s even become a surprise hit for stag dos, and we are sure that your dad won’t turn down the chance to unwind, kick back, and escape the stresses of everyday life. With so many prestigious spa resorts dotted around the UK, a day spent with hot rocks, steam therapies and aromatic oils can soothe out any aches and pains and will leave your dad with a grin that’ll last until Father’s Day 2013. Check out the huge array of spa and pampering experiences here.

Wine Tasting
Does your dad fancy himself as a bit of a wine connoisseur? Or does he simply enjoy sinking a few glasses? Either way, we’re sure he will relish the chance to increase his wine knowledge with a fantastic wine tasting course, where he can learn all about his favourite tipple in a fun yet informative way. There’s a lot to learn and a lot to love about wine, so make his day and help him learn how to quaff like a pro!

Cookery Courses
As we have already mentioned, the year is 2012; the days where mums ruled the kitchens and dads governed the gardens are long gone. More and more men are picking up aprons and getting to work in the kitchen, and whether he’s a novice or a seasoned cook, there is always room to branch out and improve. Broaden his culinary skills with cookery lessons for Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Oriental foods – and that’s just a taster! Whether your dad has a real sweet tooth and is all about the cakes, or has a passion for a seafood platter, there really is something for everyone.

Days Out
Not sure if any of the above options are right for your dad? Well, you can’t go wrong with an exciting and fun-filled day out, and with so many great activities to choose from, the only problem will be deciding which one to pick! From days out at the races to championship rounds of golf, classic train journeys to husky rides, there is something for every preference and personality. Check out the options from our best sellers and see if there is something for your dad. We are confident that these superb experiences will not only ensure your dad has the best Father’s Day ever, but also that he will remember this special day forever.


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