evo Father's Day essentials gift guide
Must-have gifts for your dad and his car this June
Father's Day is on its way (on Sunday 20 June to be precise) and, as dads are often the hardest family members to buy for, you might want to start thinking about what to get yours early.
evo is here to help, with 13 gift suggestions to help you pick the perfect present for your dad, from rim protectors and car covers to keep his car in top condition, to air purifiers and dash cams to help him stay secure and comfortable on the road.
Take a look – we're sure you'll find some inspiration.
A remapping and modification specialist based in the South West of England, Avon Tuning offers high-quality ECU calibrations and a range of modding options. If you’re looking to get the best from your car, Avon Tuning delivers bespoke service, from a simple stage one remap, to hardware modifications from class-leading partners such as Akrapovic, Remus and Milltek. Get in touch with them through social channels, telephone on 01454 800117 or email at email@example.com.
Autoglym Rapid Ceramic Spray
£19.99 - autoglym.com
A fast and easy way to add protection to your paintwork, Autoglym’s Rapid Ceramic Spray is a straightforward detailing product that gives up to three months of ultra-hydrophobic paintwork protection. Its simple spray-on, buff-off routine is effective on both wet or dry vehicles, offering more than just a top-up of existing protection. The Rapid Ceramic Spray’s formula consists of a complex ceramic hybrid that bonds with vehicle paintwork (or vinyl wrap) to create one of the toughest, shiniest defence layers in car care.
AlcoSense Excel breathalyser
£99.99 - alcosense.co.uk/excel
With pubs now opening up, make sure unintentional morning-after drink driving is a thing of the past with the AlcoSense Excel breathalyser. This handy piece of kit will display your alcohol reading in seconds and alert you if you are close to (or over) the drink-drive limit. It can also be adjusted to European limits. This quick and accurate device was the winner of evo’s Breathalyser Group Test in 2019. Find out more by calling 01628 778885 or visiting the AlcoSense website below.
Diamondbrite Ceramic Shampoo
£11.95 for 500ml; £39.95 for 5-litre (quote DBEVO20 for 20% off) - diamondbrite.co.uk
The latest addition to Diamondbrite’s range adds ceramic shine protection from a single wash. The ceramic polymers create a cutting-edge hydrophobic layer, with an effective pH neutral formula that won’t remove any waxes or polishes. It’s highly concentrated so 25ml in an average bucket will do the job, plus it leaves behind a pleasant fruity scent.
From £249 - nextbase.com/en-gb
Treat your dad to an extra eye on the road with the multi-award-winning Nextbase 622GW this Father’s Day. It has a great feature set, from 4K cinematic recording to digital image stabilisation and what3words. You can purchase the 622GW direct from Nextbase, and you can even pair it with the Nextbase Rear Window Camera for an added layer of security. Plus, there’s the 64GB U3 microSD card to give you extra video file storage. Nextbase also has a spring sale on the 322GW Pro Bundle for a limited time only.
£150 - uk.medklinn.com
The Medklinn Autoplus air and surface steriliser uses CerafusionTM technology to provide chemical-free protection when you’re on the move. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, germs and viruses, as well as mould and fungi. In addition, it eliminates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and neutralises allergenic organic compounds. The automotive range also features Autoplus Docking (for extra USB connection), while the Versa 25 and Versa 45 are ideal for the home or hotel rooms.
CTEK CS FREE
From £295 - ctek.com
This is an exciting new battery charger and maintainer with Adaptive Boost technology, giving a flat battery the power it needs to get going within 15 minutes. The CS FREE can be used without mains power, so it can be kept in the car for whenever you need to recover a flat battery or top up a 12V lead-acid or lithium one. For longer-term charging, it also comes with a standard mains socket, and is compatible with a solar panel kit or separate service battery.
£44.99 - rimsavers.com
Rimsavers offer alloy wheel rim protection and styling, ensuring that you don’t have to worry about kerb damage and any existing marks are covered up. They’re simple to fit too, with a 3M tape and primer system that can be done in minutes. Available in 12 colours, these will add a stylish flourish to your alloys.
Leatherman Ratchet Driver
£34.95 - leatherman.co.uk
Bolster your Leatherman with this multi-directional ratcheting system. Ideal for hard-to-shift screws and nuts, it allows you to apply more torque without adjusting your grip. It’s also equipped with a magnetic bit holder, and compatible with flat bits and standard ¼” bits. The Ratchet Driver works with any Leatherman with a large bit driver and fits easily in your pocket.
£24.99 - subscribe.evo.co.uk
You can’t beat the feel of a magazine, and if your dad (or you) is passionate about performance cars, you can’t get better than an evo subscription. Each issue puts you at the heart of the action and behind the wheel of the world’s greatest performance cars. Make the most of this month’s special offer and treat him to six months of evo magazine plus an A3 poster book with detachable glossy prints for just £24.99, saving you 20% on the shop price!
Theft Block luxury signal blockers
Boxes £50; Pouches £12 - theftblock.com
Professionals in vehicle theft protection, Theft Block provides modern and stylish boxes that not only prevent keyless car theft but also complement any decor or room setting. Boxes feature an embossed logo and name and measure in at 23.3cm x 19.5cm x 7cm. They can also give you protection on the go with double-layered RFID pouches. Find them on Instagram and Facebook at TheftBlock.
Richbrook car and bike covers
Car covers from £99; Bike covers from £40 - richbrook.co.uk
Richbrook offers a host of car accessories, but for this Father’s Day we’d recommend taking a look at its great range of indoor bike and car covers. Its indoor covers are soft, stretchy and boast a breathable tailored look in various colours. There’s also a range of single and four-layer tailored covers that are perfect for any car or motorbike you keep outdoors.
Nilfisk Core 140 pressure washer
From £176.89 - nilfisk.com/en-gb/consumer/products/high-pressure-washers
Nilfisk’s heavy-duty pressure washer can handle all your home deep cleaning needs, from cars to motorcycles, patios and decking. It boasts 140 bar max pressure and up to 40 m2/hour, plus has three separate power settings to suit different jobs. A flexible hose with internal reel storage means no twisting or wrapping, and there’s also storage for the high-pressure lance, trigger gun, foam sprayer, mains cable and accessories. You’ll also find a permanent user guide on the machine’s body, ensuring the right combination of power and nozzle for your cleaning task.