Father’s Day Treats for Hedonist Dads

Mother’s Day is an easy one – not very imaginative, true, but you generally can’t go wrong with flowers and posh chocs. Dads, though, are a different story and we all know how tricky they can be to buy for, especially if your dad fancies himself as the debonair, jet-setting type. To steer you firmly away from slippers and socks territory, here are a few ideas for the dad who loves the finer things in life.

Las Vegas Speedway driving experiences

Las Vegas Speedway, Las Vegas Driving Experiences- Photo by Brian Neudorff

Give your motor-head dad the chance to shake some dust in the Nevada desert in Las Vegas behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren or equally drool-worthy supercar. Driving experience packages at the Speedway offer up to 14 different beasts to tame in one day, or your dad can experience the adrenaline of being a passenger in a Corvette as it’s hurled around at full-speed by a professional racecar driver.

A golf getaway

Fancourt Golf Resort - Photo by This is Golf

If your dad prefers things at a slightly slower pace, how about a golf getaway? There are any number of world-class golf resorts with championship courses offering all-inclusive packages, so your dad can have it all in one break – relaxation, the chance to work on his swing, and, if he ever actually ventures beyond the fairway, a fabulous locale to explore. Plus if your dad finds he’s not up to par, at least he’ll be able to soak his troubles away in the spa instead. In Europe, Rome‘s Parco de Medici golf resort is set in the midst of a 27-hole golf course and is a short ride away from the city centre; Stateside, the enormous Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami has more golf than you could shake a golfclub at, with no less than five championship courses; and for an African golfing adventure, send your dad off to the stunning Fancourt resort in Cape Town, whose golf course ranks among the top courses in the world.

Cocktail classes

London cocktail classes, mixology lessons - photo by Bex Walton

So he’s not exactly the sporty type, but yours is the kind of foodie dad who loves to entertain. We’ve thought of that too. Mixology classes from Organic Spirit in London will give him the know-how to master the arcane art of cocktails while endlessly waxing lyrical about their history- so your dad will be the undisputed king of dinner parties. There are a veritable cocktail of creative classes to pick, from vintage classics to molecular wizardry and creating your own signature masterpiece.

Personalised Louis Vuitton travel gear

Louis Vuitton luggage, 'Mon Monogram' collection

If you’re looking for something really special for your globetrotter dad, this is a one-of-a-kind investment piece that will last him a lifetime. Louis Vuitton have released a new service allowing you to have their classic leather luggage monogrammed with your initials and your choice of coloured stripes. The idea harks back to the golden age of travel when aristocrats, military officers and sporting gentlemen would have their custom-made luggage emblazoned with their monogram or regiment colours. Perfect if your dad’s a private jet traveler, or just wants to be ahead of the game at the luggage conveyor belt.

New York urban photography workshops

New York photography - Photo by Jerry ferguson

For the arty dad who fancies himself as a photographer, or is simply wide-eyed for the Big Apple (and who isn’t?)- send your dad off on an urban photography adventure capturing the unique spirit of New York. On this amazing photography holiday, he can spend a day, weekend or week trooping around the city streets, led by professional photographers who will teach composition, technique and style, so your dad will return with a creative portfolio of snazzy snaps to show off.

A football break in Barcelona

FC Barcelona, Barcelona football breaks - Photo by borkur.net

Failing all else: football in Barcelona. What more can we say? This package from footballbreaks.co.uk offers a weekend exploring the funky and vibrant city of Barcelona, complete with tickets to see the legendary team play. A sure-fire way to get in your dad’s good books for the rest of the year.

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