Unique gift ideas for Dad

Unique gift ideas for Dad

I like to say that I am the queen of gift buying, I spend weeks wading through the internet to find the perfect present for my loved ones (and I always hit the mark!). So, I thought I'd cultivate my talent to create the perfect gift guide for the dad who is military mad!

I've scoured all four corners of the web to find some amazing small and independent businesses (were possible) for the perfect military themed gifts available. Whether you are scanning this guide for some inspiration for what to buy your dad or sending it over to your children as a hint, these gifts are guaranteed hits!

- Amelia
Commemoratives - Battle of Britain by Caithness Glass £60.00
Caithness Glass are based in Scotland and have been creating paperweights since 1961. This gift would be perfect for a dad who is working at home, keeping his papers from drifting away with this commemorative Battle of Britain paperweight. 
D-Day Operations Manual - Haynes £22.99
Haynes have many classic manuals for military vehicles such as the Spitfire and the Churchill but this manual is a little more out of the box. This manual describes the workings behind the D-Day landings, the perfect gift for a history buff!
Tiger I - T-Shirt-White Design - BrickTanks £19.99
Perfect for the BrickTanks mad dad! This t-shirt features an illustrated design inspired by the Tiger I 131, it is printed on order so please allow 5 days for the item to be shipped to you. Available in sizes S - 5XL.
Bullet Flask - Jack Pyke from £12.95
I know for a fact that this gift is a winner, I brought my Dad the shotgun cartridge version a couple of Christmases ago and he loves it. It's made by Jack Pyke the outdoors brand that has been running for over 25 years, with great knowledge of the outdoors market comes great quality gifts.
Ghillie Suit - Adult - Woodland - Kombatuk.com £49.95
I know this one might be a bit weird, but hear me out. This would be the perfect gag gift for the dad that mysteriously disappears when the washing up needs to be done or when the grass needs mowing. Help dad blend seamlessly with his surroundings with this ghillie suit.
British Tog II Tank - COBI 2544 - BrickTanks £69.99
This iconic British tank would be the perfect gift for your COBI loving dad! With 1225 pieces dad will love to sit and build this to get some peace and quiet, all COBI sets are incredibly high quality, fully Lego-compatible and affordable. This set is available for pre-order but we are expecting stock in time for Father's Day.
Spitfire Mug - BrickTanks £9.99
Another winner for your COBI mad dad! This design features our spitfire illustration based on the COBI spitfire model, and sits proudly on my desk at BrickTanks HQ. Please be aware that this product takes up to 5 days to be shipped out.
Large Chocolate Grenade - Bespoke Chocolates Cambridge £3.49
Dads love chocolate, it's a fact. These silky Belgian chocolates are handmade to order in Cambridge, they are wrapped in cellophane and you can add a personalised label to the gift at no extra charge. 
7.62 mm bullet Bottle Opener - Custom Calibers £15.00
This bottle opener is ideal for dads that enjoy a beer. Handmade by Custom Calibers, who are a small team of serving police firearms officers based in the UK, the bottle openers can even be engraved for that extra personal touch.
Tank driving experience - 'Tanks Alot' from £249.00
If you want to go all out on Dad this Father's Day, then there is not better gift than a tank driving experience. 'Tanks Alot' is based near Milton Keynes and offers a full day of tank driving and shooting. You can even purchase military vehicles form them!
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