Christmas gifts for Dad are not always easy to find. Here are some suggestions from the 5pm Christmas Gifts page which might fit the bill.
Six thoughtful Christmas gifts for Dad
Much like our suggested Christmas gifts for Mum, we are well aware that not every fella wants to spend his weekend honing his crossbow skills and sharpening his axe-throwing technique.
For some of us, a Champagne spa day with a massage would be just as welcome.
However, here are six Christmas gifts for Dad suggestions which we think would make many a father smile on Christmas morning. Of course, most of them would also fit under the Christmas gifts for boyfriend category.
Chateaubriand Steak + Fizz for 2 at The Western Club Restaurant, Glasgow
From sole Bolivar to omelette Arnold Bennett, many great dishes have been named after colourful historical characters.
Surely the most flattering of all is the Chateaubriand steak. it is named after François-René de Chateaubriand, a Vicomte often referred to as the founder of French Romanticism.
Raise a glass to romance with today’s Big Deal on a Chateaubriand for two at The Western Club Restaurant.
The Western Club on Royal Exchange Square has been a Glasgow institution since Regency times. Back when Glasgow was the second city of the Empire, many a local merchant or adventurer would pop in for a little refreshment.
These days the Western Club combines its refined heritage with an airy and bright modern ambience. The restaurant in the Club Dining Room on the first floor offers a calm and welcoming environment for some superb fine dining.
Available Monday to Friday, this £39 Big Deal is for two people to share a Chateaubriand steak with Béarnaise sauce, hand-cut chips, a grill garnish, house salad and a glass of specially selected Western Club Fizz for each diner.
Guided Walking Tour of Glasgow’s Music Scene for 2 from Glasgow Music City Tours
Does your Dad still have fond memories of seeing the Sensational Alex Harvey Band at The Apollo?
Is your boyfriend still banging on about the time he saw the Manic Street Preachers at King Tut’s?
If you are stuck on a gift idea for a music lover, This Big Deal on a guided walking tour of Glasgow’s music scene will hit the right note.
Glasgow Music City Tours have collected Glasgow’s musical tall tales, myths, lies and wicked rumours.
Led by guides with years of experience in Glasgow’s music scene, the tours deliver an irreverent, informative look at the city’s iconic bands, the famous venues they played and the incendiary performances which became legends in their own show time.
With tales ranging from music hall to modern day, and from Hairy Mary to Mogwai, the tours offer something for every music fan, from folkie to punk.
Valid for tours from Easter until the 4th of August, the Big Deal is for two people to take either the Merchant City Past and Present Tour or the Music Mile tour of the city centre. It costs £26.
Glasgow Music City Tours have had plenty of applause on TripAdvisor. More than a hundred reviews have delivered a fantastic, combined rating of 5/5.
3 Night Stay in 3* Hotel in Copenhagen with Return Flights from Edinburgh Airport – Deposit Required – various dates
Nothing quite livens up the post-Christmas period like a short break in a chic, cultured city with canals, Carlsberg and rainbow-coloured houses.
Copenhagen is easily one of Europe’s prettiest capitals, making it the ideal getaway in January or February. And let’s not forget that it inspired many of Hans Christian Anderson’s tales, including The Little Mermaid.
That’s why today’s Big Deal for flights and a three night stay in central Copenhagen would make a unique and special present. What better gift could there be than a city of spellbinding stories and Scandinavian stylishness?
The Big Deal from The Travel Company Edinburgh flies you direct to Copenhagen with Ryanair from Edinburgh Airport. It includes three nights B&B accommodation in a standard double or twin room at the Copenhagen Star Hotel. Departure dates start on the 7th of January and run up to the 26th of February 2018.
Scandinavian city break
The hotel is conveniently located just a few steps from the Central Station in the Vesterbro quarter. The famous Tivoli Gardens and the Stroget shopping avenue are within walking distance. And there are numerous public transport options for exploring the city.
The offer costs £215 per person. Price is based on two sharing. Guests pay a £32 deposit with the balance payable direct to The Travel Company Edinburgh.
With direct flights and central accommodation, this Big Deal would make a perfect surprise Christmas gift for that special someone in your life.
Couple’s Spa Day with Massage from Spa In The City within 4* Marriott Hotel
‘I hope that someone gets my massage in a bottle’ sang Sting.
We think Sting’s a bit silly really, because everyone knows that the best place to get a massage is in a spa, not a bottle. Ideally, with the other half while you’re both enjoying a sneaky pamper day.
Which is why today’s Big Deal for a Spa Day at the Marriott Hotel would make the perfect Christmas gift for your special someone.
You’ll get a glass of fizz each and full use of the leisure facilities, so you’ll both feel blissed out. Perfect, yes?
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to have a spa day with stress-busting massage and full use of the leisure facilities including the gym, pool and sauna.
Choose between a relaxing aromatherapy back massage or a deep tissue treatment – ideal for untangling knotted muscles. Treatment will be in separate rooms. However guests can relax together afterwards in quiet area with bubbly/herbal tea.
The Big Deal costs £43 and is for 2 people to have a couple’s massage with a glass of bubbly or herbal tea afterwards + full use of leisure facilities.
Stay at Knockinaam Lodge, Dumfries and Galloway
‘Is this the most exquisitely located hotel in Scotland?’ pondered The Telegraph’s destination expert when visiting Knockinaam Lodge.
It sounds like it:
‘With a perfectly private beach looking across the Irish Sea, it’s the most relaxing of country house hotels: subtly polished to near perfection but not tiresomely grand. You may feel yourself nodding off, but what a heavenly place to wake up to.’
If there is a man in your life who might appreciate a little post-Christmas peace and quiet, you should set the sat-nav for Knockinaam Lodge.
Set in 30 acres of stunning landscaped grounds stretching down to a private beach, Knockinaam welcomes guests with personalised service, stunning individual rooms, and a romantic atmosphere.
It has won many awards including three AA red stars and three AA Rosettes for its exquisite food.
Valid from early January to the 28th of March 2018, this Big Deal would make a spectacular Christmas gift.
Option of five course evening meal
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to stay one or two nights. It includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Option two also includes a five course evening meal on the first night.
With just ten luxury bedrooms and suites, Knockinaam provides a relaxed, home away from home atmosphere.
Proud holders of three AA Rosettes, Knockinaam Lodge has a great reputation for its fantastic food. It is all prepared by Chef Tony Pierce and served in the romantic, candlelit restaurant.
The kitchen makes as much as possible in-house – from freshly baked bread each day to the tasty petit fours at the end of dinner.
The extensive wine cellar has won several awards while the whisky list features more than 120 malts.
The Big Deal option one is for two people to have a one night stay with 125ml glass of Prosecco on arrival and full cooked breakfast. It costs £109.
Option two is for two people to have a two night stay with 125ml glass of Prosecco on arrival, full cooked breakfast and five course dinner on first night. It costs £269.
Get Behind the Wheel with Supercar Drive UK
Much as Santa loves his magic sleigh, he’d secretly swap it for a Lamborghini if he could get away with it (sorry Rudolph).
It’s not just Santa. Most blokes would happily swap their sensible saloon for a Lotus Elise. If they thought they would get away with it.
And that’s because nothing beats sliding into the driving seat of a supercar and feeling the engine roar.
Put a supercar in someone’s stocking with this Big Deal from Supercar Drive UK.
Everyone involved with Supercar Drive UK is an enthusiast. From the back room guys to their team of pro racing instructors, every one of them lives and breathes cars. They know what it feels like to sit in your first Lamborghini or Ferrari and fire it up.
Share that feeling with a special someone in your life with this Big Deal. You can see a video taster of the experience here.
This Big Deal has three options:
Option one is for one person to drive three laps in a supercar.
Option two is for one person to drive nine laps in total – three laps in two supercars & three laps in a sports car.
Option three is for one person to drive fifteen laps in total – three laps in five supercars.
Choice of dates and locations
Each option is available at three different locations on various dates from March up to the 30th October 2018. The locations are Kirkbride Airfield, Carlisle; Driftland at Lochgelly in Fife and East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian.
The Supercar Drive UK fleet includes a Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 458, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Nissan GTR (Litchfield tuned to 640bhp), Audi R8 V10 Manual and Lotus Elise Race Car.
All options include full safety equipment, safety briefing and driving instruction.
Realistically, few of us will ever own the Lamborghini Huracan 580-2 or a Ferrari 458 Italia.
Happily, you can give someone that experience for Christmas with today’s Big Deal from Supercar Drive UK.
Offer starts at £49 for 3 Laps in a Supercar for 1 Person with Supercar Drive UK.
And if you need more suggestions for Christmas gifts for Dad, check the 5pm Christmas Gifts page. It is chocka with gifts for her; gifts for him, gifts for Mum and loads more Christmas gifts for Dad.