It’s Father’s Day gift season, and we all know Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for. You can play it safe with an edible (or quaffable?!) gift – at least you know it won’t be gathering dust on a shelf for years to come. Or you can go for laughs with a novelty gift. But there are only so many Homer Simpson socks and musical ties that one Dad can fit in his wardrobe.

Avoid a gift gaffe

In our experience, the best place to start is by thinking about what your Dad loves most in the world. (Ahem, apart from his family that is…). But if your Dad is an England rugby fan then chances are you’ve already bought him every England rugby gift known to man. Tickets to a match will always go down well of course, but let’s face it – they’re pricey. And thanks to coronavirus all live rugby is suspended right now, with World Rugby recently confirming the postponement of all international tours.

So, before you start contemplating the six-pack of novelty beers, might we suggest the perfect England rugby gift for a rugby-mad Dad? You guessed it, a Rugby Ball Light.

Stylish, practical and cool

Designed in Twickenham, the Home of England Rugby, the Rugby Ball Light is an exclusive rugby ball-shaped lamp. A replica of the Gilbert rugby ball used by rugby players the world over, it’s stylish, practical and cool (just like your… Dad…? No, ok, maybe not.) Perfect for his home office, TV den or bedside table the Rugby Ball Light is a unique rugby gift for a rugby fan Dad.

Meanwhile, if self-isolation means you won’t get to see your Dad on Father’s Day, send him this link. The ultimate collection of epic fails and funny moments on the rugby pitch. It’s sure to bring a smile to any rugby fan’s face…

 

Father’s Day reading

First up, analysis of Bill Beaumont’s recent re-election as World Rugby chairman. Then read his son, Sale Sharks player Josh Beaumont’s take on it.

Father's Day gift blogWant to find out what makes England captain Owen Farrell and his dad, Irish team coach Andy Farrell, tick? Read all about it at BBC Sport. Photo (left) from @owenfaz on Instagram.

And finally, Alun Wyn Jones (pictured top with his youngest daughter) talks candidly about family life.

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

 

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