If you’re scrabbling around trying to buy a present for the old man and coming up stumped, we may be able to help with our tech-inspired gift ideas.
If there’s one sight more pitiable than a dad forlornly browsing the shelves at a petrol station looking for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve, it’s their children doing the same just before Father’s Day. But with our gift ideas serving as inspiration, there’s no need for your pa to settle for second best.
A Father’s Day card with a hand-scrawled platitude isn’t bad, but you can do one better with a personalised celebrity video message from Cameo. This website has a wide and eclectic range of celebrities to choose from, so there’s bound to be a B-lister to suit your budget and your dad’s taste in ‘slebs. Messages from Ricky Tomlinson or Robbie Fowler start at £48 and £120 respectively, while greetings from Sarah Palin or Robbie Coltrane can be had for £159 and £200 a pop.
If your dad would prefer to be tutored by big names rather than serenaded by them, a Masterclass subscription could be just the ticket. From just £14 a month, he could tap into everything from cookery lessons by Gordon Ramsay and Yotam Ottolenghi to a philosophy lecture from Cornel West.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
If your dad is a rapacious gamer, then this monthly subscription from Microsoft could well float his boat. The fee grants access to just over 100 games which, depending on the title, are playable on a Windows PC, Xbox or any device with a web browser. More games are added regularly, with cheaper versions of Game Pass also available for anyone who only has a PC or console.