10 gift ideas for Father's Day 2018

For Father's Day 2018, we've put together some gift ideas to help you find something a little bit more interesting for your father/father figure. Alternatively, these ideas could serve as a 'subtle' hint to loved ones.

Aerobatic manoeuvres with fighter pilot


Strapped in to an ex-military T67 Slingsby Firefly, complete a series of breathtaking aerobatic manoeuvres. Begin with a flight and safety briefing from an ex-military instructor before getting kitted out in a flying suit. Then take to the air in the Slingsby, sitting alongside the instructor during a thrilling aerobatic flight demo. Take the controls to try flying the manoeuvres yourself. Anytime Slingsby Firefly Military Flight with Fighter Pilot, £400

Spirit of 1940 Spitfire Cufflinks



These beautiful cufflinks are crafted from Supermarine Spitfire MK II P7350, the oldest flying Spitfire in the world. P7350, which is today operated by the RAF’s Battle of Britain memorial Flight, was the 14th aircraft of nearly 12,000 built at Supermarine’s Bromwich factory, first flying in August 1940 during the Battle of Britain.

The cufflinks are accompanied by a certificate of provenance and presentation box. Spirit of 1940 Spitfire Cufflinks - £225

Donington Grand Prix Collection



See some of the most famous racing cars in history with a visit to the Donington Grand Prix Collection, with the largest collection of Vanwall, McLaren & Williams racing vehicles in the World. With the biggest showcase of Grand Prix cars in the world, this selection is a must-see experience for fast-car lovers everywhere. Visit to Donington Grand Prix Collection for Two - £12

Just For Dad Spa Day


The Spa at Sopwell House will be offering a relaxing spa day package for those wishing to treat their Dad to some well-deserved muscle tension releasing pampering. The package includes a 50 minute treatment, access to the leisure facilities and a delicious three-course buffet lunch in the Brasserie. Available from 11 until 17 June 2018, priced at £105 per person.

'Zoo Keeper for the Day' experience at Drayton Manor Park


Your dad can get up and close and personal with a selection of 130 species from all over the world that call Drayton Manor Zoo home. This unique experience is exclusively open for only one person to enjoy with the keepers each day, to give a full and immersive encounter, with official Zoo Keeper overalls to use too.

And to remind him why you are his ultimate favourite, he will be presented with a personalised certificate and goody bag at the end of the day as a memento of the best Father’s Day present he’s ever had. Get an entirely bespoke, fun-filled day for just £100,

Specially crafted beers from Woodforde's Brewery




Using ancient water from beneath the brewery, Norfolk barley and a diverse array of whole hops, this is a brand renowned for their popularity, unique flavours and aromas. Mixed packs of 6 X 330ml-500ml bottles cost £15.30 and are available from www.woodfordes.co.uk.


Harley Davidson riding


Any Harley-Davidson fan is sure to love this action-packed motorcycling experience. Enjoy a wild ride on a genuine ex-USA police Harley and experience the true might and power of these incredible hogs on the open road, in either the South Downs or the Peak District. Following a welcome refreshment, embark on a guided 50 mile ride of some of the UK's very best cruising roads and stop at some great places along the way. Hear the Harley's engine roar whilst riding in beautiful surroundings and really open up the throttle of one of these incredible beasts. This is an experience not to be missed!  Harley-Davidson Riding – Half Day, £99

7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive


Enjoy the unrivalled thrill of freefalling towards the ground from 7,000 feet with this adrenaline-pumping introductory tandem skydiving experience. There's a short pre-jump briefing from an expert first, then get into a skydiver's jumpsuit before heading up in the plane with the instructor. Learn the basics of steering and landing a parachute before that ultimate thrill of the freefall. Leave the plane safely attached to the instructor and plummet at around 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds - wow!. The instructor opens the parachute and flies you both back down safely. There are around six magical minutes under the parachute, a perfect mix of adrenaline rush and unique, breathtaking views to take in. 7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive, £199

Seven Course Tapas and Cocktails


A night out in London for two with incredible views and delicious food - what more could you want? Visit H10 Waterloo's Sky Bar and kick back while admiring the capital's unmistakable skyline. Start with a cocktail each in the Sky Bar and while checking out panoramic views of London landmarks including Battersea Power Station, The Shard, The London Eye and BT Tower. Next, head down to H10 Waterloo's Three O Two restaurant for a tantalising set seven-course Spanish feast. Sit down in elegant surroundings and indulge in a tasty tapas meal which features seven traditional dishes boasting a tasty modern twist, accompanied by a glass of wine each - a London night out to remember. Seven Course Tapas and Cocktails for Two at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar, £79

Paragliding


Paragliding is one of the most thrilling flying experiences around and for anyone wanting to learn how to soar solo, this full day experience in East Sussex provides a great introduction. A full day at the centre makes it easy to learn in a fun group environment and, as each instructor can boast years of experience, you know you're in good hands! After familiarising yourself with the paragliding equipment on the ground, learn to safely take-off and land before handling the rig in the air by hovering just above the ground. After lunch, take these skills to the next level by progressing to flights from around 200 feet up the hill, soaking in stunning views while getting a real taste for the thrill of paragliding. Full Day Introduction to Paragliding in East Sussex

For more gift suggestions, check out our monthly wishlists:

Sharp Guy Magazine's June wishlist

Sharp Guy Magazine's May wishlist

Sharp Guy Magazine's April wishlist

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