Country Life top 10 Father’s Day gifts

From Aston Martin-driving and wild boar to spy pens and driving gloves, we select the top 10 presents for Country Life fathers

1. Aston Martin Sensation at Silverstone (£120)
Red Letter Days (0845 640 8000;
Your chance to drive Britain’s most iconic sports car, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, at Britain’s most famous racing circuit. Briefing from an instructor included

2. Wild boar set (£70)
The Real Boar Company (01249 782861;
Set of four delicious boxed meats: wild boar salami, wild boar chorizo, wild boar and venison salami and pork salami, all made with red wine

3. Richard Wheatley Walnut Fly Compartment Box (£55.99)
Grangers Fishing Tackle (020–7584 9666;
Fly tackle box individually machined from American black walnut and fitted with stout hinges and a solid brass nameplate, ideal for engraving

4. Video-recording spy pen (£39.95)
Crazy About Gadgets (0844 414 2714;
Channel your inner James Bond with this 1.3-megapixels spy pocket video recorder pen, which tapes up to five hours

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5. Chilli-lovers hamper (£25)
Hawkshead Relish Company (015394 36614;
White wicker hamper containing hot and spicy treats, such as chillililli, sweet chilli sauce, BHM mustard, chilli jam, orange and chilli sauce and a hot garlic pickle

6. Boxed Tie-Cufflink-Handkerchief Set (£35)
Savile Row (02879 465000;
Pure silk Savile Row Company tie with matching round, silk cufflinks and handkerchief, presented in a beautiful little black box

7. Men’s fingerless driving gloves in brown deerskin (£89)
Aspinal of London (0845 052 6900;
Handmade with buttery-soft deerskin leather, with hand-stitched detail and firm grip

8. Stag Horn picnic set (£625)
Purdey (020–7499 1801;
Contains folding fork and knife with corkscrew. Comes in a bridle leather holster with belt loop

9. The National Trust Book of the Countryside (£20)
National Trust (0844 892 0591;
Comprehensive and exquisitely illustrated guide to our national heritage, from wildlife and geology to history and current environmental issues, as well as inspiring walks

10. Champagne and port hamper (£34.95)
The Fine Wine Company (0131 669 7716;
One bottle of Serge Mathieu Brut Tradition and one bottle of Niepoort LBV 2001, in a stylish, sturdy box

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