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.
Play.com 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.