1. Astell and Kern AK 100
With the iPod Classic officially dead, this high-definition player is the new king of portable music players, with a high-end DAC to polish lossless tunes. As well as up to 192GB of internal storage, there's also support for media streaming from your network. It'll make the most of dad's classic rock drive-time favourites.
$699 | ALO Audio
2. RAC CarCam
A gift that can definitely be filed in the ‘useful’ category, this cam sits in the back of pop’s car and records everything going on. It'll provide evidence if he gets into any accidents or scrapes, and may even help cut his insurance premiums.
£99 | RAC
3. Conundrum decanter
You might think that the quirky design of the decanter is there purely for effect, but in fact it enhances both the flavour and aroma of the wine, via the miracle of aeration. It'll give dad something to wax lyrical about while plying the neighbours with Bordeaux.
£20 | Amazon
4. Divertimenti Oyster knife and clamp set
If your dad often claims he’s picking up too many injuries opening his daily oyster, then you need worry no more. Thanks to the super strong beechwood clamp that digs into the mollusc and the Sabatier shank that pulls it open, his hands will be safe.
£33.95 | Divertiment
5. Graef electric espresso maker
Great for making coffee without the need for a bulky machine, this sleek, polished stainless steel kettle-like device whips up espressos in a trice, without supping too much electricity. It's like a stove-top coffee machine, but for people who don't own stoves.
£79.99 | Graef
6. Flare Reference R1
The world’s first fully open headphones, these cans utilise a new tech that produces distortion free music, even when the volume is cranked all the way up. They also look like they should be connected to a mixing desk in Abbey Road, so your dad will retain his muso cred even if he's actually listening to Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce.
£499 | Flare Audio
7. Joseph Joseph Elevate carving set
Ice hardened, German-constructed stainless steel blades, made extra durable and long lasting with the addition of vanadium, and paired with an ergonomic handle. This is the ultimate way to carve your Christmas bird of choice.
£40 | Joseph Joseph
8. Staub saute pan with Chistera structure lid
The new Chistera Drop-Structure under the dome lid actually keeps your food basted while it’s slowly cooking away, giving it more flavour and moisture. It's primarily for sauteeing, but can also be used in the oven.
£150 | Staub
Egg cups are typically rather boring. This modernist take on the ubiquitous ovum-holder livens matters up considerably, making soldier-dipping a pleasure again. They also stack together to create a space-saving cuboid.
£12 | Forever Contempory
10. Sage by Heston Blumenthal toaster
Heralded by the king of scientific gastronomy, Heston Blumenthal, and made by Sage, this is the most idiot proof toaster around. Why? Well, what other toaster has an option labelled Quick Look so you can peek at the crispness of your toast and another called A Bit More, for when it’s not quite done to your tastes? Bonus marks for having a reassuringly English "crumpet" setting.
£169.99 | Sage
11. Withings Activité
What do you get when you cross a Swiss-made watch with a fitness tracker? The Withings Activité. Easily the sleekest looking fitness band on the market, the Activité comes with a French calf leather strap and a sapphire coated display, but most importantly it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a computer or ASBO curfew tracking device on your wrist. A small, elegant dial keeps you updated on your daily step count and a smart alarm wakes you up. It’ll last around eight months without needing a new battery and it’s waterproof too.
£320 | Withings
12. Philips Spotify multiroom speaker
Spotify’s Connect service is great, beaming music from the app on your phone, tablet or computer right to a compatible device, such as the new multiroom setup from Philips. The speaker itself sounds great, with four drivers delivering 20w and two bass ports. Even better, multiple devices can be connected together, giving you control over all the music in your house.
£150 | Philips
13. Hugo Boss Qomposit Leather Case for iPhone 5 and 5S
The nifty pull tab on this typically butch Hugo Boss leather iPhone case brings the phone up gracefully, ready to answer whatever important call is incoming, so your dad can Whatsapp in classic Germanic style.
£44.99 | Amazon
14. Herschel Strand Plus Duffle bag
Featuring American brand Herschel’s nifty ‘Plus System’, this bag consists of a padded laptop compartment with all-over protection, fleece lined iPad pocket and multiple mesh covered pockets for organisation.
£69.95 | Apple Store
15. Motorola TLKR T80 Extreme
This walkie talkie twin pack is for the father who loves a bit of adventure as it’s waterproof, packs a great 10km range and features a built-in LED torch and stopwatch. It’ll also last 16 hours on a single charge, enough for even the longest of treks.
£78.99 | Motorola
16. Worx Sonicrafter F30 WX680
The latest Sonicrafter from Worx packs a load more power than its predecessor, along with 29 extra accessories included, making it a great tool box addition.
£99.99 | Worx
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