You love your Father. So this Fathers Day don’t buy him socks: he has enough of those! And chocolate… just think of his waist line. Alcohol, you say? Hangovers and headaches we say. 

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The Gift of Socks… Again


This Fathers Day why not give the gift of Music? Not to worry that you are musically ignorant, we’ve compiled a handy guide.



Keeping it Cheap $

Because cheap is cheerful… and some of us have bills to pay and that leaves us skint. Not apologising for that Dad. Not even on Fathers Day.


Fathers day gifts - picks

Does your Papa even play the guitar? With plectrums this pretty will he even care? At this point you’re basically buying him affordable art of his favourite band that comes in it’s own storage tin.

Starting at just over £5.00 these pocket friendly gifts shouldn’t cost you any more than that outrageously expensive artisan vegan-mocha-decaf-soy-coconut-latte you treat yourself to on a Thursday after you argue with Mandy at work because, lets face it, that woman has no vision and is totally going to ruin your project making it an ugly trash project. Stupid Mandy. But for beloved Fathers everywhere we can forgo our self care therapy ‘coffee’ and invest in a gift.


Fathers day - Amp and tuner

On this occasion it would probably be best if the father figure in your life did actually play the guitar. This bit of kit would make a naff ornament.

On the other hand the EXE HAT-3F is a compact, hands free, portable gadget that tickets all the gizmo boxes of a stereotypical ‘dad-gift’. To make it even better: It’s musical. And *cheap*



Mo’ Money $$

Maybe you are a regular at the bank of Mum and Dad, maybe you’re Generation X. Perhaps you just keep throwing away your bank statements without reading them. You’re an adult. You’re allowed to do that. Doesn’t mean it’s smart, but you can do it. #IgnoranceIsBliss


Fathers Day gift - Alesis conmpact4The Alesis Compact Kit is perfect for the young – at heart – Rock Drummer. Kinder on the ears than a traditional Drum kit, you are helping to preserve your fathers failing hearing. Smarter on space than a bulky acoustic kit you are keeping the rest of the household happy. Space-age looking enough it should overshadow gifts from other siblings. Win-Win-Win.



Fathers Day gift - Cajon

Maybe your Dad’s a little less digital but, still likes a good bang on a drum? Or maybe you just need someone to play a sick beat under you alternative acoustic cover of Gotyes ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘ and Fathers Day presents a convent opportunity you are going to take full advantage of. You’re gonna be such a #YouTubeStar. We believe in you.

Be it either of these scenarios – or even, possibly, another – the perfect gift could be a Cajon.


I just got paid $$$

In those heady first few days after a pay cheque you feel like you can buy the earth. So why not splash out and really invest in your Dad? After all, the man did [delete as appropriate]

  • Sort out your nappies
  • Teach you to drive
  • Buy your first Pint (and sort you out the morning after)
  • Chase off that weirdo who was bothering you at Uni
  • Bail you out when you had no money for Rent


So, without further ado: Has your Father always fancies himself something of a Chopin? Well feed his passion! It’s the loving thing to do. Especially when you bare in mind that the AXP25 package comes with headphones. You don’t have to listen to him practice.fathers day axp25

It’s 61 key, touch sensitive, and has some smooth smooth sounds. On top of this it’s portable, affordable and should entertain him for a minimum of days to come.


Wait… Could it be? Your Dad is actually more of an Elvis kinda guy? Consider this Fathers Day sorted. Whether you want to get him kitted out with a ‘beginners’ kit that will carry him for years to come, or to get him something that will be a delight to the eye even if not – initially – to the ears: Our Fathers Day Gift Guide should have a guitar that will tickle his fancy.

fathers day - Elvis guitar


The Zebra Lester Series Guitar has a mahogany neck and body, with a rosewood fingerboard and maple arched top. It’s classy. Some of its features include high gain output black and white zebra pickups & a Tune-o-matic bridge with stop bar tailpiece. The guitar has D’Addario Strings and is available in a Range of Colours. Yay for choice!

With all the class – less volume – and more accessories of the above model, we have the C40 Performance Pack. (Also available for the left handed variety of Fathers.) With the Performance pack he can start enjoying the stunning sounds of this instrument straight out of the box, without worrying about additional accessories. How nice.


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About the author

Heidi has been working for a number of years at Normans progressing from the Saturday Sales Assistant to a Brass Specialist. A grade 8 player she loves to play all genres of music spanning Classical to Jazz. With over ten years of playing both the Trumpet and Cornet this is, of course, what she loves to write blogs about.