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With Father's Day, celebrated on June 17, fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking of the perfect present.

This year, go for something a bit more creative than a pair of socks or bottle of whiskey to show just how your old man means to you. 

After scouring the Internet we put together this list of the perfect Father’s Day gift ideas to suit a broad range of tastes:

Jet-setter

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, if your dad is always on the go, make sure he’s doing so in style. The Bigger Carry-On suitcase is the perfect suitcase for the smart travelers who enjoy having at-home luxuries at an arm’s length. Available in a variety of cool colours, it comes equipped with interior compression system that enables users to make the most of the space inside. Additional features include: TSA-approved lock, removable laundry bag, built-in battery for charging USB devices, as well as premium 360° wheels for a smooth, easy roll. Available at www.awaytravel.com for R3051.99.

Hanging out

Ideal for dads who take pleasure in their down-time, hammocks are a tiny slice of paradise offering the priceless gift of time away from the chaos of everyday life. Made from 100% cotton, this hammock can be hung on verandas, in courtyards or taken on camping adventures. Available on www.takealot.com for R399.

Drone

Does your dad have a passion for all things aeronautical? From kites to gliders, if it can fly, it’s already got his attention. This Father’s Day, Dad can channel his inner pilot while enjoying hours of fun with the Parrot Swing Drone. With its autopilot, vertical take-off and landing modes, it gives users complete control to fly like a professional. Reaching speeds of up to 30kph,  the drone come complete with a Minidrone swing, USB cable, four additional propellers, Parrot flypad, smartphone mount and quickstart guide. Available on www.capeunionmart.co.za for R2499.

Garden gadgets

Brinno GardenWatchCam if the perfect gift for dads with green fingers. The 1.3-megapixel time lapse digital camera captures images of your garden as it grows giving users the opportunity to see the results of their efforts. The pictures also give insight into the insects and animals that visit their plants, revealing which creatures are causing problems. The lens adjusts from 20 inches for close ups, so you can watch that flower as it blooms. Available on www.brinno.com.

Game Roll

Whether you're off camping by the dam or holidaying in the Berg, the Handmade Leather & Canvas Game Roll offers hours of fun and quality time with Dad on the go. The Vegetable-tanned leather and grey canvas game roll, has a trendy design, closes with a brass buckle and includes bone dice and leather pieces. Available on www.kaufmann-mercantile.com for R2430.98.