Father’s Day is rapidly approaching but buying the perfect gift might be a little bit harder this year. To help you out, we have been scouring the internet for some original and unique Father’s Day gift ideas that make a great change from the usual socks and ties! So, if you are still looking for the perfect present for your Dad, Grandad or other father figure, have a look at our fabulous suggestions from a selection of independent retailers….

Food & Drink

Gin and Chocolate Box – this great gift (pictured above) from The Fizzy Gin Tin is the perfect way to treat any gin and chocolate loving dad! Not only does it come with 3 gins, mixers, chocolate and garnishes, but it is beautifully packaged too.

Father’s Day Hamper – full of tasty treats, this hamper from Virginia Hayward will make any Dad feel truly appreciated. It comes with a ‘Dad, You’re the Best’ mug and a whole selection of luxury sweet and savoury snacks including biscuits, fruit and nut chocolate, whiskey popcorn and Worcester Sauce crisps.

Alcoholic Drinks stirrers – if your dad likes a little tipple, these sweet stirrers from Holly’s Lollies make a fabulous little gift! Made with real alcohol, they will transform a regular drink into something a bit more special…as he stirs them in, he will see the drink change colour and flavour! Especially good with a G&T or prosecco, they are available in a selection of flavours (but we love the sound of the Gin & Lemon ones!)

BBQ Cook-Along – Make it a day to remember and bond with your dad over the BBQ! Daisy Bake is running an online cook-along class on Father’s Day, where you can make BBQ ribs and sticky mango chicken.

Garden Enthusiast

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Grow Your Own Chilli Sauce – A great boxed gift from the Gluttonous Gardener that comes with seeds, growing instructions, recipes and a selection of dried chillies to cook with while the seeds are growing. A personalised message can also be added to the gift tag. And if chillies aren’t his thing, there are plenty of other choices – we like the sound of the Grow Your Own Sweets, Grow Your Own Beer Garden or Grow Your Own Indian Chef boxes!

Personalised Engraved Garden Rules Log Slice – This gorgeous log slice from Made With Love & Sparkle is engraved with nine garden rules and can be personalised with your Dad’s name making it a great Father’s Day present. Perfect for displaying around the home or garden and it makes a fantastic conversation piece too!

Keepsakes

Secret Message Cuff Links – These modern cuff links from Ellie Ellie are sleek and stylish but hold a special secret. They come with a magnetic front which, when opened, reveals a personalised special message.  A perfect way of telling your Dad how much he means to you.

Story of Dad Print – This lovely print from Letterfest tells the story of your Dad using hand drawn fonts. It is personalised to include his name, birthdate, his partner (optional), names of children and birth dates, home address, pets and his best personality traits. You can choose to order just the print or have it framed, either way it is a fantastic keepsake that will look great in any home.

Pebble Pictures – We came across these gorgeous pictures by artist Kate Beinder on Etsy. Cleverly made from natural materials, they make a lovely gift for any father. We love the ‘Gardening Time’ picture, but there are plenty of others including ‘Gone Fishing’, ‘Shed Time’ and ‘My Family’.

Activity Gifts

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Treasure Trails – If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time with your Dad why not buy one of these fantastic treasure hunts? They are a great way of getting out and finding out more about your local area, or discovering a new area. There are trails all over the country with easy to follow routes and a series of around 20-25 clues to solve. Most trails are about 2 miles and are a great way to see a location from a new perspective whatever age you are.

Glamping in the Garden – if you have kids at home, and Dad likes camping, why not hire a Bell Tent and treat him to a night of glamping in the garden? Bell Tents offer a bit more space and luxury than a regular tent and many companies offer extra luxuries such as camp beds. There are companies all over the country that offer bell tent hire but if you are in the Cambridge area take a look at Bubbly Tents.

Something Different!

fathers day gift

James Bond Book and Coffee Subscription – If your Dad is a James Bond fan and an avid reader, then this 3 month subscription from Bookishly is a great way to treat him. Each month he will receive a  vintage copy of a James Bond novel and a packet of delicious ground coffee. Don’t worry if James Bond isn’t his thing, there are a selection of other subscriptions to choose from including Crime Thrillers and Classics.

Send A Cow – If your Dad really has got it all, or if you want to give a gift that will make a difference , then consider buying a life-changing gift from Send a Cow. Your chosen gift will help farmers in Africa to provide for their families, and your Dad will get a card so he knows what you have gifted on his behalf. So, not only will you be saying thank you to your father, but you will be doing something amazing to support fathers in rural parts of Africa.

To find some more great ways to celebrate Father’s Day, have a look at our website full of ideas and inspiration for celebrating events.

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