10 best Father's Day gifts under £10

Fun and thoughtful gifts to show dad you care without spending half your salary

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Yes, your dad's a hero, but there's no need to go over the top and spend all your hard-earned pennies. We've hunted down the best Father's Day bargains so you can say thank you and still eat for the rest of the month. It's the thought that counts, after all.

1. Plants From Seed Grow Your Own Coffee Plant Kit: £9.95, notonthehighstreet.com

grow-your-own-coffee-plant.jpg

Caffeine-loving and gardening dads alike will go for this clever little kit, which contains everything he’ll need to grow his own coffee plant – of the Arabica Nana variety – from seed, including pots, grow pellets and those all-important seeds. When it’s fully grown, the plant produces first white flowers, then fruit, which turns from green, to red, to black as it ripens.

Buy now

 

2. The Chocolate Society Milk Chocolate Caramelised Pecan Nuts: £9.99, selfridges.com

The-Chocolate-Society.jpg

Any bar or box from the Somerset-based luxe chocolatier is a sure-to-please gift, but somehow chocolate-covered nuts just say ‘dad’ like nothing else. Our pick is these caramelised pecans, which are coated in French Valrhona milk chocolate – some of the finest premium chocolate in the world.

Buy now

 

3. Burgon & Ball Seeds and Stuff Tin: £8.95, johnlewis.com

Seeds-and-stuff.jpg

If your dad is the green-fingered type, this enamel tin is sure to take pride of place, whether it’s in the shed, the greenhouse, down the allotment or on the window sill. There’s plenty of space to keep all those gardening bits and pieces – seeds, twine, scissors, dibbers and pot labels – together and tidy.

Buy

 

4. Hook, Line and Sinker Flies Enamel Mug: £9.95, bloomsburystore.com

Hook-Line-and-Sinker-Mug.jpg

The colourful fishing fly print on this enamel mug will be a hit with anglers, plus it’s sturdy enough to bung in his rucksack for a cuppa on the river bank while he waits for something to take the bait.

Buy now

 

5. Table Tennis Set: £9.95, dotcomgiftshop.com

Table-tennis.jpg

Transform the dinner table into a tennis court with this bargain set, which includes a net, brackets, two bats, three balls, and the rules, so there’ll be no point disputes mid tournament. Plus, while it may technically be a present for dad, he can’t play alone, so you get to enjoy the spoils, too.

Buy now

 

6. Happy Socks Optic Socks: £8, asos.com

Happy socks.jpg

Ok, so socks aren’t an original pressie, but a bloke can never have too many pairs. Happy Socks’ designs are bright, comfortable (they’re cotton-mix) and come in loads of colours with patterns available in various levels of flamboyancy. These geometric print ones in red, white and navy are eye-catching but not too out-there. 

Buy now

 

7. Gemma Correll Coasters: £2.50 each, ohhdeer.com

ohhdeer-gemma-correll-gangsta-wrap-coaster-33.jpg

If your dad enjoys a good pun, these coasters from illustrator Gemma Correll will make him chuckle. Our favourites are the ‘Gangster Wrap’ and the ‘Spoiled Milk’ but there are others to choose from. They are currently on offer so you could get four for a tenner.

Buy now

 

8. Legless Corkscrew: £9.95, notonthehighstreet.com

Legless Corkscrew.jpg

This will do all the jobs he needs – ease out corks, cut foil and open beer – but the peg-legged pirate design with a parrot on its shoulder makes this one a conversation-starter. 

Buy now
 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Bike Trumps: £5.99, zavvi.com

Bike trumps.jpg

For the MAMIL who has everything and a lifelong appreciation of bikes, these cards will put his cycling knowledge to the test, remind him of past design classics  - and make him very grateful that Penny Farthings are no longer an option.

Buy now

 

 

 

 

 

10. Now TV Entertainment Month Pass: £6.99, nowtv.com

NowTV.jpg

If you think your dad would enjoy the likes of Game of Thrones and Entourage but he won’t fork out for Sky, then consider treating him to a  Now TV subscription. With its entertainment package, he’ll get 13 channels not on Freeview – from Sky Atlantic to Comedy Central –  to watch on any device that uses apps, or a smart TV. Sign him up for a month and watch your favourite shows together.

Buy now

 

Verdict:

There's something here for caffeine-addicts, fishermen, gardeners and car enthusiasts alike, but the Grow Your Own Coffee Plant kit is our favourite choice for something he'd never guess was less than a tenner. If that's not his cup of tea (or coffee), we love the Gemma Correll coasters for dads with a sense of humour, while, for the man who has everything, you can't go wrong with some premium chocolate.

 

IndyBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing

Comments