Best Father’s Day gifts for under £25


Unique books, posters, cufflinks and, yes, socks, are among the best car and motor sport-related Father’s Day gifts for under £25

You don’t need to spend a fortune on a unique, distinctive and thoughful Father’s Day gift. For £25 or less, there are dozens of products that will please any car-loving Dad. We’ve highlighted some of the best options, available in the Motor Sport shop, which include smart cufflinks, bright posters, new books and – of course – novelty socks.

Standard delivery can take up to ten working days, and special order items may take longer, so be aware that time is running out to ensure delivery before Father’s Day (on June 16 in Britain).

Scroll down for our pick of the best, or click below to search for all gift ideas in the Motor Sport shop

Father’s Day motoring gifts for less than £25

Ayrton Senna: Portrait of a Racing Legend

Price: £20

It has been 25 years since the death of Ayrton Senna. Portrait of a Racing Legend is a new illustrated retrospective biography of the three-time world champion, covering his ten-season Formula 1 career, from his early days at Lotus; success and struggles at McLaren; and his first season at Williams, which ended tragically at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

1975 Monaco Grand Prix poster by Joel Clarke

Price: £20

James Hunt, Monte Carlo and a bright Mediterranean sky: the glamour of Formula 1 in the 1970s is captured in this poster of the 1975 Monaco Grand Prix.

Gearknob cufflinks

Price: £24

These Rhodium-plated cufflinks bring the satisfyingly smooth and cool finish of a round gearknob to your shirt cuffs. The face of the 1.2cm diameter cufflinks displays a five gear pattern, plus reverse.

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Motor Sport magazine subscription

Price: from £5.50 (single issue)

You can buy a single issue of Motor Sport for £5.50, but you can give the full Motor Sport experience for less than £30. A six-month subscription includes the magazine delivered to his door each month and full access to the digital editions, website and full archive.

Jim Clark Coasters

Price: £7

Where to place the mid-race brew? On the Jim Clark Lotus Coaster of course.

The car which took Jim Clark to 1965 Indianapolis 500 glory was a perfect symbiosis of form and function, and much the same can be said of this coaster.

We also offer coasters liveries of the Monte Carlo Rally in addition to Castrol and Shell oils barrels.

Cork backing helps to ensure the coasters won’t scratch surfaces.

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Velocita Formula 1 Racing Car

Price: £25.00

Father requires work from home desk model and tea-break distraction provider. Up rolls the Velocita Formula 1 Racing Car.

The free-running model is perfect for living room long runs and hallway drag races.

The sleek lines are accompanied by an tough build, meaning this mini-racer is built for both speed and endurance.

Whilst the Velocita is suitable for drivers aged 3 and over, some might prefer to call it a desktop accessory.

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Motor Sport wallet by Balmain

Price: £24.99

Made in pebble rain leather by Balmain, Paris, this Motor Sport-embossed wallet is slim enough to carry in trouser pockets and can hold credit cards, business cards or currency.

Stirling Moss & Mercedes art mug

Price: £10

Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson famously steered the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR to victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia.

This attractive ceramic mug features artwork from the Racing Legends series by John Ketchell, illustrating that momentous win.

Perfect for any pit-stop or even a quick “splash ‘n’ dash”, every car-loving Dad needs a racing-themed mug.

If the Stirling livery isn’t to your taste, other options include Fangio’s championship winning Ferrari, as well as the racing green of Graham Hill’s BRM.

GT40 socks

Price: £10

It wouldn’t be a Father’s Day gift guide without socks. Le Mans ’66 was released earlier this year, with the Christian Bale flick inspiring many to go retro. The iconic GT40 Gulf car was victorious at Le Mans in ’69 and many associate these colours with the renowned racer.

If the Gulf colours don’t take your fancy, you can choose from other designs inspired by the Subaru Impreza WRX, Audi Quattro, McLaren’s late 1980s design, or Williams FW18. Beautiful inside and out and ideal for Father’s Day, the socks are available in 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12).

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Bluebird at Bonneville A5 notebook


Price: £5

A notebook for Dad to get those ideas down for the next Le Mans-themed screenplay – or maybe just to do the shopping list.

The front cover features a painting by renowned artist Jack Vettriano celebrating the achievements of Sir Malcolm Campbell, who broke the land speed record several times in the 1920s and 1930s.

The notebook contains 24 lined pages and is A5 in size.

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Race to Road bundle

Price: £24.99

The story of three historic marques, as told by features and articles from the Motor Sport archives. Our contemporary reports and photographs provide a vivid history of how each of these manufacturers evolved.

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