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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Top 5 Unusual Father’s Day Gifts

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Top 5 Unusual Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day just around the corner you need to be thinking about how you can show your dad exactly how important he is in your life. These five unusual Father’s Day gift ideas are sure to brighten his day.

1. Geno 2.0 – Genographic Ancestry Kit

Available online from National Geographic, the Geno 2.0 Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit is surely one of the most unusual gifts you could find for your dad this Father’s Day. With this gift your dad will be able to discover the origins of his ancient ancestors and their migration paths and he’ll be helping National Geographic’s Genographic Project that aims to determine the origins of man and how mankind populated the earth. At nearly US$200 (Roughly £118), the Geno 2.0 is not cheap, but what a great gift it would make for the dad who is interested in his distant past?

2. Create your own phone case

A phone case might not sound like a particularly unusual gift, but if you create your own phone case then you can come up with a unique and unusual design your dad will love. 
Available from Fancy a Snuggle from as little as £7.99, you can personalise one of hundreds of stock designs or upload your own image to give your dad a phone case that he will treasure and proudly show off to his friends. Attractive and stylish, a personalised phone case from Fancy a Snuggle makes the perfect gift for dad.

3. Radio control helicopter

For the dad who is still a kid at heart, a radio control helicopter is the perfect, affordable toy. has a range of great radio control helicopters from basic models at less than £20 that even the least technically minded dad will easily master, to more complex models at around £100. If dad likes a bit of mischief, you can get him a helicopter that fires little missiles or carries a water blaster. Or, for something more serious, you can even get one fitted with a camera. Radio control helicopters are fun for the whole family – but you may have trouble getting the controls off dad.

4. Drive a supercar

Every man dreams of sitting behind the wheel of a supercar and speeding around a track. You can make your dad’s dream come true with the gift of a drive in a supercar like a Ferrari or Aston Martin. You can book a drive for your dad through for as little as £39 and you can choose from several locations up and down the country, so there’s bound to be one near you. Just make sure that afterwards dad doesn’t try to drive the family car like he’s on a racetrack.

5. Golf lesson with a PGA Pro

If your dad loves golf but struggles around the course, then a lesson with a PGA golf pro is the ideal gift. Treat him to the opportunity to improve his game and watch him come home happier from the course. Activity Superstore has a limited offer of a thirty-minute lesson for two with video analysis (where available) for just £29.99 and, with instructors all around the country, there’s sure to be one near you.

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  1. Adam would love to drive a super car or even receive a radio controlled helicopter!

    Alex x

  2. Remote control helicopters go down really well. We bought Grandad one for Christmas and he didn't stop playing with it. My brother and step brother watched longingly so I know what I'll be getting them this year too!
    Great list, and thanks for reminding me it's coming up. I best get planning!


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