Father’s Day is nearly here. To celebrate the dads in your life, take a look at the first ever Essex Baby Father’s Day Gift Guide for present inspiration! We’ve chosen our favourite gifts on the market – from high street stores, to local Essex businesses – to give you some ideas for gifts. We hope you enjoy the Guide.

If there are any other gift ideas that you’d like to share with Essex mums/dads, please feel free to add them to the comment section at the bottom of this page.




Jet Ski Taster Session  Does your Dad like to go fast? Let Dad feel the excitement and exhilaration of riding a jet ski at the Essex Power Boat School. During the hour long session he can test his steering, balance and speed  – but remember to tell him to hold on tight! £50.00







Personalised Slate Cheeseboard  Dad is sure to love a personalised marble or slate rectangular cheeseboard. Any message can be engraved on the board but Marbletree offer standard items such, ‘Dad, you are crackers!’, ‘Dad’s cheese’ or ‘Grandad’s cheese’. Free delivery within the UK. £35.00






‘Shooshing Crème’  – Light and moussy Shooshing Crème gives white and grey hair weightless volume, texture, definition and oomph in a flash. With luxurious White Truffle, flat or fluffy hair is whipped into shape with a soft and fragrant touch. After drying, dip your fingertips into the pot and shoosh, tease and primp hair into submission. £13.00







Royal Worcester Mug – If your Pops is a sporting enthusiast he’ll love this range of fine bone china mugs from Royal Worcester, which are presented in a striking gift box. For the keen fisherman, we love this humorous fishing mug. For the rugby fanatics, take a look at the ‘Ruck n Roll’ emblazoned mug, whilst football fans can enjoy their hot cuppa from this ‘Beautiful Game’ version. And not forgetting the golfers, Dad will chuckle at the line ‘A bad day on the golf course, beats a good day in the office.’ Hear, hear! £12.00






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Indoor Skydiving Experience Is your Dad an adrenaline junkie? Airkix Indoor Skydiving in Basingstoke is launching the all new and exclusive Fly First Class. After feeling the thrill of three flights, including a Hi-FLY to the very top of the tunnel, VIPs will land back down to earth with a glass of champagne or a cold beer to enjoy whilst watching their activity up on the big screen! £79.00










‘Licence to Grill’ Apron This James Bond themed apron is perfect for BBQ season. Get Dad cooking this summer! The apron can be personalised. £8.00






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Only Fools and Horses Wasgij Jigsaw – For Dad’s who fancy themselves as wheeler dealers, the new Only Fools and Horses Wasgij jigsaw is an ideal gift. £13.23





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Bosch PMD 10 Multi Detector –  Perfect for the D.I.Y Dad. Keep him (and the house!) safe with the PMD 10 multi detector. Dad will be able to detect the most frequent materials found underneath walls, ceilings and floors before he starts drilling and hammering everything! £69.98






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Retro Stick Snack Maker – The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they say. Treat Dad to the new Stick Snack Maker from Gourmet Gadgetry. This heavenly machine can bake six fresh warm snacks on a stick in minutes. Create some of Dad’s favourite snacks such as jalapeno poppers, waffles, pizza, hot dogs and cakes! £25.99









AGA Black Cafetière – The perfect gift for all coffee-loving Dads. The AGA Black Cafetiere is an essential addition to the kitchen that is bound to please even the fussiest of Fathers! £22.99









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Go Ape Original Treetop Adventure gift voucher – Why not let Dad go wild this Father’s Day at Go Ape! Give the gift of adventure this year that the whole family can enjoy, and make memories that will last longer than any material gift. £30.00 – £32.00












Fulton Golfing Umbrella – This is the perfect gift for sporty Dad’s. Keep him dry and stylish on the golf course with a Fulton umbrella! £24.00











Mighty Buds Light Flowing Earphones – The ultimate earphones for running and keeping safe at night. They use sound reactive technology to surge a flow of light up and down the cord in response to music, so Dad will be kept safe if out at night. The Mighty Buds Light Flowing earphones feature a tangle-free cord and come with customisable ear fittings for the ultimate sound isolation and comfort. If that wasn’t enough, there is an inbuilt microphone perfect for taking incoming calls. £29.99





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Thomas J.Fudge- Intense and Tangy Stilton MeltsIndulge Dad this Father’s Day with some mouth-wateringly cheesy delights. These savoury snacks are delicious with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Why not treat him to a hamper of Thomas J. Fudge treats (there are plenty of scrumptious flavours), and throw in some wine for the perfect Father’s Day gift. £2.65









Personalised Teddy Bow Tie Mug with Chocolates – This personalised teddy bow tie mug from Born Gifted is the perfect gift for a young child to give to their Daddy this Father’s Day. £11.99






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Phone and Tablet Tray – This is a beautiful handcrafted gift made from grade Prime A Grade English Oak, with ‘Dad’s Stuff’ engraved as standard. There is space for a phone, a tablet and odd bits and bobs that Dad’s tend to hoard! £75.00








Metallic Mint Collection Canister – If the kitchen is Dad’s domain, give him the gift of storage this Father’s Day. This beautifully designed Canister from Brabantia will ensure all your coffee, tea and sugar are stored neatly and freshly! £8.50








Commuter Series Wallet  Perfect for the busy Dad! This useful phone case protects the device whilst providing storage for bank cards and money in the back. The ultimate case for convenient storage and protection! Available for iPhone 5/5s & Samsung Galaxy S4/S5. £34.99






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Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speakers The Play:1 wireless speakers from Sonos are little but loud! These speakers can be controlled via a smartphone/tablet or PC and can stream iTunes collections, various streaming services and over 100,000 internet radio stations which means Dad can access all his favourite tunes in crystal clear HiFi sound. £169.00






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Hexbug Tagamoto City Road Set – The next generation of remote control cars has been launched by Hexbug. Treat Dad to this big kids’ toy that the young ones can get involved with too. The set comes with one collectible car, over 20 barcodes and more than 40 easy-to-connect pieces.




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Google Chromecast – Dad will be eternally grateful for this wonderful piece of tech that allows you to stream media from your smartphone, tablet and computer to your HD TV at ease. Whatever Dad loves to play, browse and watch on his mobile device, can now be enjoyed in full HD, thanks to Google Chromecast. £30.00











Bluebeards Revenge ‘Starter’ Kit (Gift Boxed) – Make sure Dad is well groomed this Father’s Day with this handy grooming kit containing: 1 x 100ml Shaving Cream, 1 x 20ml Post Shave Balm, 1 x “Doubloon” Brush, 1 x Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. £19.99







Lifesaver Bottle – The world’s first water bottle to remove all bacteria and pathogens that may be found in water without the need for harmful chemicals. Used by the Army, this highly scientific water bottle is a must-have for the adventurous Dad! £99.00












View from The Shard Ticket and Hotel Package – Treat Dad to a sight he’ll never forget this Father’s Day. Let him discover the city from new heights as a high speed lift accelerates visitors to level 72, where you can choose to be exposed to the elements and the sound of the bustling city below. Accommodation is included at the 4* Aloft London ExCel. This is a truly wonderful and original gift. £73.82



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‘Guide London’ Cotton Sateen Printed Shirt  – This is a classic Father’s day gift, made even more fabulous by London designer clothes brand ‘Guide London’. We love this navy blue shirt, but many other colours and styles are on offer. Dad will always appreciate stylish clothes without having to shop for them himself! £75.00