Finding a gift for your father can be a real headache some years. What can you buy a man that has everything?
Well, you could buy him an adventure experience he’ll never forget. Do you need any gift ideas? We’ve got you covered.
1. Airsoft Battleground Experience
Airsoft is the latest craze sweeping across the UK and Europe. These day-trip or full weekend adventures replicate war zones and feature authentic military props. Players can rent full military attire, AEG Rifle M4 machine guns, ring pull ball grenades, mock nerve gas, and ASG blasters.
2. Military Vehicle Driving Experience
For a completely unique adventure experience, how about buying the old man a tank driving experience this year. The thrill of bombing through the trenches in a 15-ton Schutzenpanzer tank is an adrenaline-fuelled experience that will have your dad buzzing for days. Other options include gun-wielding trucks such as the Unimog U1300L and the legendary Pinzgauer off-road monster.
3. Adventure Sports
If your dad is the outdoor type, he’ll probably get oodles of joy from an adventure activity. Surrounded by stunning scenery in lakes and woodland, you have the option to gift your father a zip-lining experience, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, wilderness survival training, a fishing trip, and more.
4. Photo Safari
For something more sedate, but no less exciting, a photo safari with a professional lensman is the ideal gift for fathers with an avid interest in photography. The best plan is to browse the internet and reach out to a professional photographer in your local area. Give them plenty of notice so they have time to arrange the day.
5. Flying Gifts
There are a whole bunch of flying gifts you can buy your old man. For the adventure dad, flying a glider will be the ultimate thrill. A hot air balloon may be a better option if you want to invite your mother as well. But dad’s mostly prefer flying lessons in a Cessna light aircraft or vintage fighter pilot or the legendary spitfire.
6. Off-Grid Adventure Experience
If your all-action dad is into rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, and hiking, maybe you should consider sending him into the wilderness for a weekend of fulfilled adventure activities. No matter where you are in the world, you should be able to find a company organizing an immersive outdoor experience.
7. Shark Diving
This gift idea is obviously limited to parts of the world that have a prevalent community of sharks – but if you get the opportunity to send your dad into the deep to get close and personal with a shark, do it. Contrary to popular belief, sharks are no natural predators for man.
To prove it, some tour companies organize shark feeding trips without the security of a cage. Providing you swim to the bottom quick enough, you won’t get attacked. And to make sure you get out again, you feed the sharks dead fish to satisfy their appetite. Okay, maybe you should stick to shark diving adventures that provide protective cages.