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
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
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
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.
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A football break in Barcelona
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.