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evo Father's Day essentials gift guide

If you're in need of inspiration this Father's Day, then we're here to help with some must-have gifts

evo Father's Day gift guide

Father's Day is fast approaching, and if you’re in need of the ideal gift for a petrolhead Dad then we’ve got it covered.

We have a fantastic selection of ideas to suit all budgets, featuring everything from dash cams and the very latest car cleaning products, to thrilling track day racing and some fabulous bespoke automotive artwork.

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Take a look below for some inspiration...

Nextbase 622GW

Nextbase dash cam

An ideal gift for Father’s Day, you’ll never miss a moment with the Nextbase 622GW - the ultimate 4K Dash Cam that helps you stay protected on the roads and can deliver big savings on your car insurance. Its stunning 4K resolution, aided by image stabilisation for those bumpy roads, and a fully integrated three-inch touchscreen means the 622GW offers slick, crystal-clear footage along with complete peace of mind when driving. Plus, from 21st May to 24th June, you’ll be able to purchase the 622GW for just £239 (including a £30 discount) from the Nextbase website and multiple retailers including Halfords, Argos and Currys.

Price: £239.00

Contact: nextbase.com

Product: Nextbase 222

Nextbase dash cam

The Nextbase 222 Dash Cam is the perfect gift this Father’s Day to stay protected on the roads and help save on your car insurance. This small, compact Dash Cam records in full 1080p HD, which means it’s easier to capture crucial details such as number plates and road signs, while an easy to install Click&Go PRO mount allows the 222 to take prime position in your car to deliver more clarity and confidence when driving. The 222 is available for £69 with a £10 saving, from the Nextbase website and other retailers including Halfords, Argos and Currys. Offer runs from 21st May to 24th June.

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Price: £69.00

Contact: nextbase.com

Roue TPS watch

Roue watch

The motorsport-themed TPS watch from Roue pays homage to the 910 racing car with which Porsche snared a long-awaited ‘home victory’ at the Nurburgring 1000km. To celebrate this, the TPS features an embossed image of the famous car on its caseback. Inside is a proven, reliable Seiko movement, while the triple-layer dial features Swiss Super-Luminova for excellent legibility in the dark. The watch can be purchased in eight distinct forms, and each is limited to 1,000 pieces, but despite the exclusivity this is a very affordable timepiece, at £250 including shipping and two pre-colour-set interchangeable leather straps.

Price: £250

Contact: rouewatch.com

The Goodwood Race Simulator Experience

Goodwood race simulator experience

Discover your inner Sir Stirling Moss as you take on the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit from the Simulator Suite. You’ll feel every part of the challenging track as you get to know all of its fast-sweeping corners, quick straights and testing, tight chicane. And with the Exsim VR5 Simulators using D-Box actuator technology and custom-developed motion profiles, you’ll receive a truly unique virtual-racing experience.

With expert advice from a Goodwood Instructor, you’ll take part in two practice sessions and one timed session, with the fastest lap time posted onto the leaderboard and entered into a competition to win a driving experience on the iconic circuit.

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Price: £50 per person

Contact: goodwood.com

Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set - Aston Martin DB5 vs V8

Scalextrix

Celebrate James Bond’s most iconic cars with the Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set. Featuring the legendary Aston Martin DB5 and V8 models, this exciting chase set includes over 3.5 metres of track and nine track layout options, while you can add another element to the dramatic gameplay with the booby trap lap counter. Simply set the laps, start the race, and when the winner crosses the line the losing car is flung off the track in Bond style. Including hand controllers with easy speed adjustment, this Micro Scalextric race set offers all the thrills and spills that you’d expect from 007.

Price: £69.99 (reduced for Father’s Day to £39.99, from 8 June '24).

Contact: scalextric.com

Match Formula One hospitality package

Match F1 hospitality

Make Dad the main event this Father’s Day with a package to the Formula 1® Qatar Airways British Grand Prix. You’ll enjoy one of the UK’s biggest sporting events in complete style, taking in the superb track views and all the thrills that Formula 1® has to offer. It’s the perfect gift for a petrolhead dad, and when you place your order using ‘DadsGift’ in the promo code at checkout, you’ll also receive a branded gift box with novelty access pass and lanyard. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is an unforgettable experience - will it be Max, Lando or Lewis first over the line on race day? Make sure you’re there to find out!

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Price: £395+VAT per person for Official Hospitality at the Formula 1® Qatar Airways British Grand Prix

Contact: silverstone.co.uk/hospitality

AlcoSense Excel Personal Breathalyser

AlcoSense breathalyser

An Evo Product Test winner, the AlcoSense Excel breathalyser is your trusty pocket saviour, to quickly and accurately tell you when you’re clear of alcohol the morning after the night before. The Excel uses a smaller version of exactly the same sensor as several UK Police breathalysers for extra peace of mind, while functions such as Advanced Temperature Compensation and Deep Air Sampling help to provide ultimate accuracy. So don’t leave things to chance after a night out - offering great value and an award-winning design, the Alcosense Excel is a device you can truly rely on.

Price: £99.99

Contact: alcosense.co.uk/excel

Nilfisk Buddy II 12 Car Cleaner

Nilfisk

This wet and dry vacuum cleaner is ideal for keeping the car interior incredibly clean, and also vacuuming the garage or workshop after any DIY project – the perfect gift for a car mad dad this Father’s Day. It includes 5 special car cleaning accessories and if you use the exclusive code EVO40 you’ll get 40% off the purchase price. (Offer ends 31 May).

Price: £59.99 with code EVO40 (Normally: £99.99)

Contact: shop.nilfisk.com

Motor Folios

Motor Folios

If you’ve managed to keep a full service history for your cherished car, it makes sense to keep all the documents safe, organised and easily accessible. This can be done in a practical, but pleasingly stylish way with Motor Folios. Made with hand-finished, bonded leather, Motor Folios are available in four colours with a matching suede-effect lining and nickel corners. The finishing element is a plaque proudly displaying your car’s marque, plus a choice of either the chassis or registration number.

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Price: £92

Visit: motorfolios.com

Overland and Overland + jump starters

Overland jump leads

Winners of four Auto Express Best Buy reviews, the Overland and Overland + are excellent expedition-proven power banks that can also jump start any engine from 0.1 to 5.0 litres. The units can be recharged via either mains or an optional fold-out solar panel, and are supplied with their own 12V lighter-style socket.

Price: From £89.95

Contact: mobilesolarchargers.co.uk / 01935 824918

Black Art Graphics: high-definition automotive technical drawings

Black Art Graphics

If you’re after the ultimate personalised automotive gift, then a high-definition technical drawing from Black Art Graphics could be the answer. Created by Daniel Kozakewycz, a CAD professional turned artist with a degree in motorsport engineering, each piece is made to order and individually personalised with vehicle specific details such as the VIN, number plates, paint code, options list, build date, owners name and are produced on a 3mm laser etched aluminium plate.

With over 400 vehicles already on file, and the ability to create bespoke commissions for almost any car in existence through a meticulous photographic process, Black Art Graphics has found homes in some of the world's most exclusive garages.

Price: Prices start at £120

Contact: blackartgraphics.com 

GYEON Q2M WetCoat & GYEON Q2 Wax

Gyeon wet coatGyeon wax

Price: £13.50

Contact: mycarcleaning.co.uk/collections/gyeon

2025 Collins Big Road Atlas Britain and Northern Ireland

Collins big road atlas

This fully-updated A3 spiral atlas covers the whole of Britain and is ideal for any driver who prefers a large format road atlas packed with the very latest information. Produced in the ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale large-format, it’s great for long distance route planning, while the street plans help you easily locate your final destination.

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Price: £14.99

Contact: collins.co.uk

Great Britain A-Z Super Scale Road Atlas 2025 (A3 Spiral)

Super scale Atlas

Navigate your way around Great Britain with this detailed and easy-to-use A-Z Super Scale road atlas. Now fully updated, the spiral bound atlas is published in a usefully large A3 format and provides clear detailed road mapping at a mainland map scale of 2.5 miles to 1 inch.

Price: £14.99

Contact: collins.co.uk

Collins A-Z North Coast 500

NC 500 atlas

The A-Z North Coast 500 is an incredible adventure along one of the most scenic and spectacular routes in Scotland - and this A-Z North Coast 500 Adventure Atlas is the perfect companion for anyone walking, cycling or driving the famous circuit.

A new title in an iconic series, the NC 500 atlas features more than 90 pages of continuous 1:50 000 mapping, providing detailed coverage of the entire 516-mile route. It’s a great way to plan your travel, ensuring you’re able to take in every part of the spectacular landscape and abundant wildlife. And, it comes with new electric vehicle charge point data from Zapmap.

Price: £9.99

Contact: collins.co.uk

Motoring Magazine Subscriptions

AEXevo

Give Dad a gift he’ll love all year long. Show your appreciation this Father’s Day by treating a loved one to our top-selling motoring magazine subscriptions, starting from just £27. Jump into the driver’s seat with the latest industry insights, trusted reviews, and thrilling performance car features, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned car enthusiast or just starting to explore, there’s something for every motorist. You can’t beat the feel of a printed magazine, so if you’re in need of inspiration this Father’s Day, make sure Dad never misses out on the very best car content, with every issue delivered straight to your door.

Price: From £27

Visit: subscribe.evo.co.uk/sale/

evo Track Days

evo trackdays

Join evo on track this summer! With just five dates remaining across four fantastic venues, you’ll have to be quick to secure your place. Plus, on the special day you’ll receive complimentary photography, helmets, tuition and room for passengers or additional drivers. 

Price: From £189

Visit: evotrackdays.co.uk

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