With the world still learning how to deal with the effects of covid-19, events and celebrations all seem a little harder right now. If you are looking for a special gift for dad this Father’s day then every year we put together a gift guide. Hopefully some of the below suggestions will help make Dad’s day as good as it possibly can be.
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Sophia Alexander Jewellery
If you are looking for a truly personalised gift that dad will treasure for years to come then this is the one. These jewellery pieces are handmade with a real fingerprint, handprint and footprint impressions. They can be made with one, or multiple prints if a Father has more than one child and are available in 9ct gold, 18ct gold, fairtrade gold or tarnish-resistant silver. Available from: www.sophia-alexander.com
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is a triple-distilled spirit, handcrafted in a traditional copper pot still in small batches. Seven of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation come from India, where the use of botanicals is a time-honoured tradition. Jaisalmer’s recipe is derived from the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs.
Why not treat your Dad to a Jaisalmer Negroni on Father’s Day (21 June 2020) or during Negroni Week (14-20th September 2020) simply use 25ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, 25 ml Sweet Vermouth, 25ml Campari. Stir all the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass for around 20 seconds, until chilled. Top with ice and garnish with an orange peel twist. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 43% Available from: Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
Coffee and Cake Hamper
Luxury artisan baker HOPE & JOY at Meg Rivers Bakers of Happiness has launched a delicious and decadent Coffee & Cake Hamper which makes a lovely gift for Father’s Day. This beautifully gift-wrapped hamper contains:
- A classic coffee and walnut cake (exclusively available to this collection)
- Two indulgent brownie traybakes
- A pack of hand-roasted freshly ground coffee from artisan roasters, Monsoon Estates
- A chic red and white striped mug from British kitchenware brand, Cornishware
- A special greetings card of your choice, with messages ranging from ‘Special people deserve special cake’ to ‘Thinking of you’
It costs just £40. Of this, £5 is donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing ‘HOPE’ to young people living with cancer. With just two talented bakers, the family running this lovely business have made it their mission to raise £1million for cancer charities across the UK with exclusive gift box ranges. Such a fantastic gift idea and the cakes are super tasty too!
Caorunn gin is artisanal and small batch, beautifully mixing the rugged charm of Speyside with the urban sophistication of modern Scotland. A fantastic Father’s day treat for your gin-loving Dad! Stockist: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco’s RRP: £28.
Personalised Eco-Friendly Wooden Lunchbox
LUSH Father’s Day Gift Sets
Personalised Father’s Day Champagne
Mummy Meagz Rocky Road bars
Deserving dads around the country will now be able to enjoy a decadent treat this Father’s Day, regardless of dietary requirements. Cult vegan chocolatier, Mummy Meagz, has given the traditional Rocky Road recipe an unusual twist with the inclusion of Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee – perfect for fathers who prefer a savoury twist to their chocolate.
Crunchy golden honeycomb pieces meet fluffy mallows and crunchy biscuit made from a secret gluten-free recipe. Rich Belgian chocolate smothers the ingredients to create a decadent and more-ish treat. The bars contain no nuts or fruit, and are suitable for vegans and those following gluten-free diets, meaning almost every dad can enjoy something sweet this Father’s Day. Each bar is wrapped in sharp black and white stripy packaging, making it a sleek addition to any Father’s Day gift bag.
With families avoiding unnecessary trips in the run-up to Father’s Day, those wishing to purchase Rocky Road bars for their fathers can stay safe by ordering them online through the Holland & Barrett website. The bars will then be delivered straight to their door.
VIVIR Tequila Blanco
VIVIR Tequila was born from the love of the Agave based spirit that two good friends shared. Having worked with Agave for over 16 years in Mexico, and being one of the first importers of Agave syrup to the UK, Paul knew a lot about the industry and the potential of premium Tequila.
This award-winning Tequila Blanco is made from estate grown highland Weber Blue Agave in Jalisco, Mexico. Using traditional Hornos to cook the Agave it produces a smooth, clean and floral spirit. Tequila Blanco ABV: 40%. 700cl RRP: £36.00. There are fresh aromas of Agave on the nose that follow through to the palate. A very easy drink premium Tequila that is great for sipping or having in a cocktail or with your favourite mixer. Goes particularly well with citrus tonics and soda. To learn more visit www.vivirtequila.com
Black Lotus Fragrance
For the wild, feisty, rebellious and intoxicating. A powerful and oriental, woody fragrance that would make the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Complex, multi-faceted and single-handedly redefining the notion of floral fragrances. The sweet honeyed scent of centifolia rose adds depth to lighter, spicy nuances by way of red peppercorn and saffron. Once smelt, forever adored. Available at www.floralstreet.com
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MOOSE The Alpine Spirit
MOOSE – The Alpine Spirit is made in the mountains of Austria and is a blend of mountain herbs such including mint, gentian, nettle and pine, with the natural sweetness of Canadian maple syrup and some subtle chilli heat.
This exciting spirit is outstanding for mixing in cocktails. In response to the recent lock down MOOSE have launched a brilliant MOOSE Mule Cocktail box as part of their Stay In Feel Out campaign. Containing all the ingredients you will need to mix four delicious MOOSE Mule cocktails at home: fresh orange, lime and mint, a 20cl MOOSE bottle and Fever Tree mixers the cocktail box is perfect for ZOOM cocktail parties, cocktails at home or a simple gift for friends and family at retails at £20. www.stayinfeelout.com
Protecting nature is at the heart of MOOSE Spirits, which is why they are planting 200,000 trees this year in Northern Sumatra. For every bottle of MOOSE sold, 10 trees are planted in partnership with The Sumatran Orangutang Society (SOS) in an aim to make a sizeable impact in the fight against climate change and help to save the mountain snow.
MOOSE also organise ‘Alpine Litter Picks’ when the snow melts in the Alps to help preserve the mountains for the next season. MOOSE Mule Cocktail Box RRP: £20 with free delivery. Available from: www.stayinfeelout.com MOOSE is also sold in individual bottles. RRP: £15 for 20cl or £36.99 for 70cl. Available from: www.stayinfeelout.com
Northern Monk Tropical World Tropical Smoothie IPA, £3 (440ml, 6.2% vol.) – This tropical smoothie-inspired IPA from Leeds brewery Northern Monk is bursting with fruit notes. Ripe mango, pineapple and passionfruit are clear and prominent in both aroma and flavour. As the name suggests, it has a smooth, almost creamy texture, achieved through the use of lactose in the brew.
Evil Twin More or Less Evil Hazy Pale Ale, £1.80 / £6 (330ml / 4 x 330ml, 5% vol.) – Available as part of the Any 3 for £5 deal (until 31 August) and as a 4-pack within the 2 for £9 deal (until 10 August) Evil Twin founder Jeppe, is a ‘gypsy brewer’, which means he produces his beer range at different breweries around the world, rather than at one single site. With ten years’ globe-trotting under his belt, he’s a well-known figure in the craft beer world and this hazy, hoppy pale ale is testament to the skills he’s picked up along the way. It is bright, crisp and refreshing, yet bold and full bodied.
The Gift of Pasta from Pasta Evangelists
If your Dad is a bit of a foodie then you need to introduce him to Pasta Evangelists. We recently featured them here and have become obsessed ever since! You can choose from a selection of gift boxes or subscriptions to suit individual requirements.
Their food is absolutely delicious and we can’t wait to try more of the meals. Let’s face it, what could be better than the gift of pasta?! Find out more: www.pastaevangelists.com
Stylish Backpack For Work or Play
Talisker 10 Year Old with free Talisker Enamel Mug
Famous for embodying Isle of Skye’s coastline, Talisker 10 Year Old is one of the most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the world. Its smoky character and peppery finish is created through double distillation, creating a rich and deep character that reflects Talisker’s maritime roots. An enamel mug is a great vessel to enjoy Talisker, with the sea salty notes and powerful peat-smoke flavours that gives Talisker 10 Year Old its distinguishing flavour profile, leaving a warm, peppery taste in the mouth.
From the 15th April 2020 when you purchase a bottle of Talisker 10 Year Old via Malts.com you will receive a free enamel mug – a unique and thoughtful gift for whisky lovers and wild spirits this Father’s Day. RRP £41.99 (*Offer only available via shop.malts.com)
Raphia Chocolate – Flavours of Morocco
If you are looking for a luxurious treat that will seriously impress your dad this father’s day then take a look at the delicious offerings from Raphia. Whether it’s an impressive hamper of delicious treats or a simple and stylish gift, Raphia have something for everyone.
With their beautiful packaging and chocolates that embrace the flavours of Morocco, these sweet treats are sure to wow your dad on his special day. You can find the full collection online at www.raphia.co.uk now!
Cozy Slippers from Emu Australia
Gin Bundle Delivered to your Door
Sitting one mile off the North East Coast of England, located mid-way between Newcastle and Edinburgh, lies the historic and beautiful island of Lindisfarne. Cut off by the sea twice a day, the Island is home to 200 people and several thriving businesses, including successful boutique gin distillery The Holy Island Gin Company (HIG). Today sees HIG launching a new nation-wide gin delivery package from the island straight to your door. Their new HIG ‘Stay at Home’ Bundle is guaranteed to warm the cockles and have you reminiscing about the remote shores and wide open spaces. The bundle costs £30 and includes:
- 1 x 350ml bottle of original Holy Island Gin
- 2 x 200ml bottles of Franklin & Sons premium tonic water
- 1 reusable ‘ice cubes’
- 2 x slices of dehydrated orange wheels
For more information and to purchase visit: https://www.holyislandgin.co.uk/
Banana Republic Neroli Woods
Stylish Umbrella’s From Mr Stanford
With the weather in the UK being so unpredictable, a design led luxury umbrella is the perfect gift. Using bespoke woven fabrics from Italy and their unique screen-printed canopies, Mr Stanford fuse together traditional manufacturing techniques and modern technologies including heat transfer foil fabrics, digital printing, Lacquering, Rose Gold and Nickel plated finished, to produce their seasonal collections.
Each umbrella design is named after a city, so choosing your Dad’s favourite destination makes this an extra special gift. This stunning Tokyo Yellow umbrella is the perfect stylish statement gift that’s also super practical! Available from: www.mrstanford.com
Lowlander Low ABV Islander Tropical Ale
Lowlander Botanical Beers, pioneers of botanical brewing from the Netherlands, has added a Tropical Ale to its range, just in time for Summer and for father’s day gifting. Sitting at 3.8% abv, their new Islander beer is made using Lowlander’s unique botanical brewing method; a hybrid infusion of botanicals and beer, as well as herbs, spices and fruits – inspired by the trade and travel of the “Lowlanders” (the Dutch) and the use of botanicals in gin and Dutch Genever. Brewed with refreshing oranges from the Island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, and exotic dragonfruit
Following on from the success of Lowlander’s 0.00% Wit (White) Beer, the launch of Islander Tropical Ale is an adventurous next step in Lowlander’s journey. The new expression joins Lowlander’s existing range of botanically brewed beers, including White Ale, Pale Ale, I.P.A, Poorter, Grapefruit Pale Ale, Yuzu & Grapefruit Infusion, and 0.00% Wit Beer. Lowlander Islander Tropical Ale is available to purchase online as a case of 12 from Westons Cider for £30.50 or as individual bottles from Bath Road Beers for £3.00 a bottle.
With Father’s day fast approaching there is no better way to show your old man that you love him than by using the key to his heart – his stomach. Montezuma’s Chocolate has the perfect Father’s Day gifts for you including; a Chocolate Gift Box, Chocolate Bar Library, Giant Button Jar and a Nutterscotch Bar.
Father’s Day Gift Box – There’s no better way to say ‘I Love You Dad’ than with a gift box full of variety chocolatey goodness! (Contains: Dark Buttons 90g, Darkside 90g Bar and American Idol Truffle Carton 120g) RRP: £14.50
Father’s Day Bar Library – A selection of some of Montezuma’s favourite bars, both Milk and Dark Chocolate, a selection choice perfect for all dad’s, no matter their preference. (Contains: Lordy Lord, Darkside, Happiness, Royal Mint & Sea dog) RRP: £13.99
Father’s Day Button Jar – This 900g jar filled with chocolatey goodness is available in Organic Milk chocolate and an organic (and vegan friendly) Dark Chocolate. RRP: £28.99. All available to purchase in Montezuma’s stores and online at www.montezumas.co.uk
Launched in 2008 BULLDOG Gin aims to defy perceptions of what a gin can be. With its British attitude and global mindset, its bold black bottle and distinctive flavour, BULLDOG Gin is a forward thinking, modern gin – the perfect gift this Father’s Day. Stockists: Amazon, Tesco, Spirit Store
Wild Turkey 101
Created by the only active father-son Bourbon distilling duo in the world, with a recipe unchanged for over 60 years, WILD TURKEY 101 bourbon is the perfect gift for fathers who like to unwind with an authentic bourbon experience and enjoy the perfect Old Fashioned. Stockists: The Whisky Exchange, Master Of Malt, DrinkSupermarket
The Glen Grant
An elegant and alluring award-winning spirit, The Glen Grant single malt whisky offers a complex flavour for the discerning whisky drinker. What better way to treat your loved one this Father’s Day than with a bottle of exquisitely crafted Glen Grant 10year old Single Malt. Stockists: The Whiskey Exchange, Master Of Malt, Drink Supermarket
Adopt a vine in a French vineyard this Father’s Day
Raise a glass to the man who raised you: with Cuvée Privée, adopt a vine in a prestigious French vineyard and gift your father his own vintage. With Cuvée Privée, your dad will follow the progress of his own vines in a French vineyard and will end up receiving his own personalised bottles of wine to his front door: a gift he can be proud of.
On Father’s Day this year, your dad will receive a welcome pack and a bottle from the domain of your choosing, beginning his vine adoption journey. From harvesting to bottling, he will follow the story of his vines, with regular updates from the wine producer. He is also invited to organise a French getaway – to meet the winemaker and see in person the vines that bear his name.
And here’s the kicker: at the end of the subscription year (Father’s Day 2021: yes, we’ve got you covered for two years at least!), the adopter receives 6 bottles personalised with their name – their own vintage wine. It’s a gift that’ll say “thank you for all you’ve done for me” year after year. After all, if he managed to raise you, adopting these vines will be a breeze…
How does it work? Customers pick six vines from a vineyard they want to adopt from exceptional wine producers. Each vineyard in Cuvée Privée’s portfolio has been handpicked by their prestigious Parisian sommelier, Bernard Neveu (from the Bristol Palace).
Customers receive a welcome box containing one bottle of the current vintage of the chosen vineyard, a certificate of adoption and information about the winemaker. Their name will be marked on their adopted vines. At the end of the year, vine adopters get six bottles of the next vintage produced by the adopted vineyard, labelled with their names.
Throughout the year, vine adopters follow their vines through monthly newsletters and are invited to visit the vineyard and meet the winemaker. They also receive special invitations to the events at the Cuvée Privée Wine Club. For those who prefer to leave the choice of the vineyard to the future adopter, Cuvée Privée also offers gift cards. Find out more: www.cuvee-privee.co.uk/en
ARRAN Wash Bag Set
Does Dad like to travel, or to keep his grooming essentials neat and tidy? ARRAN’s wash bags are made from durable cotton canvas with a water-resistant inner and contain full-sized Bath & Shower Gel, After Shave Balm, Shave Gel and Soap in the signature, earthy and enigmatic Lochranza fragrance or light and refreshing Machrie fragrances.
Men’s wash bags with four products – £45 available from www.arran.com
Who says socks have to be boring?! Society Socks is a sock subscription service bringing you high-quality, stylish socks with a social cause. Select a gift or a personal subscription and every month you’ll receive custom designed fun socks. Plus, the brand then donate two durable pairs of socks per month on your behalf. Find out more here: www.mysocietysocks.com