Dan's Christmas Deals for Dad - 30/11/2012
Published 30 November 2012 by Daniel Culpan
This week, I've searched online for a wide selection of gifts that could make the ideal Christmas present for Dads everywhere. From music and DVDs to watches and thrill-seeking days out, why not save some time and money with these ideas?
Dads aren't always the easiest member of the family to buy for at Christmas. How is it that they always seem to have the world's entire supply of aftershave / golf clubs / amusing ties / DVD box sets already?
Whatever your old man's likes and interests, I've selected some seasonal gift ideas that won't cost you a fortune - and could help you give your Dad that all-important feeling of festive cheer!
All offers are subject to each store's own terms and conditions - and could be changed or removed at the retailer's discretion (particularly where an expiry date is not stated). All the deals featured were accurate on 29/11/2012 and based on online prices - so bear in mind prices in store could be different. You may be charged more for P&P.
Music & DVD
For Dads who like to complain that there's nothing good on the TV or radio anymore...
Amazon.co.uk has Eric Clapton's Complete Clapton for £7.96 or Status Quo's Rockin' All Over The World: The Collection for £4.67. For Dads who like to croon, they also have Frank Sinatra's Best of the Best for £4.97, or for something a bit more rock 'n' roll, The Man in Black: The Definitive Collection by Johnny Cash for £4.27.
Amazon.co.uk also has the Monty Python - Almost Everything box set - the definitive collection of works from the great comedy team - for only £39.50.
At amazon.co.uk, you can get Top Gear - The Great Adventures Box Set 1-4 for £18.
Amazon has The Godfather: Red Trilogy Box Set (4 discs) for £13.50, while over at Debenhams.com, you can get The Ultimate Football DVD Collection - featuring England's 100 greatest goals - for £7, saving you £3 on the RRP.
Getting into the festive spirit
For Dads who fancy a tipple...
At BHS.co.uk, whisky lovers may like a Scottish Blended Whisky Selection presented in a gift box for £16, or a Jack Daniel's® Hip Flask Gift Set for £16 too. Alternatively, there's also a Carlsberg Beer Fridge-Shaped Tin - was £16, now £12.
Visit drinksdirect.co.uk and you can get a pack of 2 Guinness Embossed Pint Glasses for £6.95. Then all you'll need to do is go to ASDA.com so you can fill them up, with 10 cans of Guinness Draught for £8.
On the other hand, for something alcohol-themed that doesn't come in a bottle, BHS.co.uk has Baileys Truffles for £6.
Fun & games
For Dads who don't really want to grow up...
For car-mad Dads, why not treat him to 40% off a supercar thrill? It's a weekday drive around six miles in the sports car of his choice - whether that's a Ferrari, Aston Martin or Lamborghini. And all for as little as £59. (Selected locations only).
Save 25% on a Desktop Table Football game at iwantoneofthose.com: was £19.95, now £14.99. While you're there you could get a retro Sergeant Pepper Mill for £13.49 and save 10%. Or, for £12.99, let your Dad enjoy being a big kid all over again with a Radio Control Car in a Can for £12.99.
Clothes & accessories
Gifts your Dad would probably never buy for himself, but could really do with...
At ThePerfumeShop.com, you can save £18 on 'Diamonds for Men' aftershave by Emporio Armani: RRP £48 for 50ml, now £29.99.
Why not replace those battered slippers he has that are almost as old as you by heading to Next.co.uk, where you can get a pair of Plain Mule Slippers for £14?
And if you feel like splashing out, you could save £150 on a Seiko Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch - was £300, now £150, from HSamuel.co.uk.