Father’s Day gifts for every kind of dad
Father’s Day is here again and after the year we’ve had, dads across the country may just be in need of a pick-me-up. However, we know that no two dads are the same, and that’s why we have selected a range of quality gifts to suit all kinds of tastes. Check out our top food and drink suggestions, ranging from cheese to cheesecakes, from great coffee to a cask of whisky.
For the caffeine addicts
John Farrer Signature Coffee Collection
If your dad can’t get going without a morning brew, it’s worth checking out the new Signature Collection from John Farrer & Co of Kendal, a leading producer, roaster, supplier and distributor of coffee and tea for over 200 years. The collection will complement the company’s diverse line of coffees, focussing specifically on small batch seasonal single origin offerings from across the globe. Farrer’s dedicated team of roasters have painstakingly handpicked and selected premium single origin coffees from sought-after coffee crops produced by small single estate plantations. The Farrer’s roasters produce small batches of El Ingenio every Wednesday to ensure that the freshest and best conditioned coffee reaches their customers. El Ingenio is available as a whole bean or pre-ground, packed in a resealable bag, recyclable box with a detailed information card. Order online here.
Artisan Coffee’s Ultimate Collection Father’s Day Edition
The Ultimate Collection includes the entire range of Artisan ground coffee sachets and chocolate flights. What’s more, for this Father’s Day edition, they are also including the Artisan 4 cup cafetière. This limited-edition gift set provides everything your dad needs to enjoy fresh, delicious coffee, whether they are making a cafetière to share with friends or enjoying a quick coffee bag to themselves, making it the perfect gift for all coffee lovers. The Ultimate Collection includes The Heroine, The Big Shot, The Smart Cookie, The Genius, The Enigma and The Dreamer, with 18 30g helpings of ground filter coffee, 12 coffee bags and 12 chocolate discs. Order online here.
For the lovers of sophisticated cocktails
Grey Goose No.11 Martini Cocktail Kitby Ago Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani from The Connaught Bar
If you’re looking to splash out this year and your dad appreciates the finer things in life, you won’t get much better than Grey Goose’s No.11 martini cocktail kit by Ago Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani of The Connaught Bar. The exclusive kit is celebration of the art of mixology and the Connaught’s iconic No.11, served up courtesy of the bar’s world-famous team. As well as being the perfect gift for any dad with an insatiable thirst for cocktails, it’s also a great present for art lovers as proceeds will go directly to Saatchi Gallery. The kit includes a set of limited-edition, bespoke hand-painted coupe glasses, the No.11 martini cocktail prepared by Ago & Giorgio using Grey Goose, and a Grey Goose stirrer and bar spoon. Order online here.
Nuet Dry Aquavit
If your dad is into collecting new drinks for the cabinet, why not gift him the world’s first premium aquavit to hit the UK? Nuet Dry Aquavit has already picked up a silver medal at the Nordic Spirits Awards 2021, the first and only aquavit ever to win an award in the gin category of an international spirits competition. Developed in Oslo over six months, and more than 100 tests distilling, Nuet Dry Aquavit has been specially designed to work with tonic and in a dry martini. Nuet, which translates as “the now”, comprises grapefruit peel and blackcurrant influences accompanying the traditional caraway, along with a fresh, smooth finish unlike any aquavit, and any spirit, currently seen in the drinks industry. Order a bottle of Nuet Dry online here.
Virtual Rum Tasting Tour at Two Drifters Distillery
Book your rum-loving dads on a special virtual rum tasting and tour at Two Drifters Distillery on 24th June. The one-hour event features co-founder Russ giving am in-depth tour of the distillery, with rum tasting sections throughout, wrapped up with a Q&A. The world’s first rum made with a carbon negative footprint, Two Drifters is a lightly spiced, dry rum made from 100% molasses. Proudly fermented and distilled in Exeter, Devon, this bottle of rum will go down a treat. Guests will receive a rum pack prior to taste and try the whole range of five rums. The cost is £30 for one taster set or £50 for two (sent to the same shipping address). Tickets are available via their website here, or you can simply order a bottle online here.
For the gluttons
Paul Bakery’s Father’s Day Favourites Box
Looking for the perfect breakfast delivery to surprise Dad with this Father’s Day? Forget your classic full English: leading French artisan bakery PAUL has just the gift to impress – a lovingly crafted, limited-edition Father’s Day Favourites Box, available for nationwide delivery for just £29.95. The hamper of goodies includes a selection of PAUL’s signature products. Let your dad sit back, relax and indulge with a classic chocolate croissant loaf, six buttery shortbread biscuits, a branded 12oz glass Keep Cup and a 250g bag of PAUL’s luxury ground coffee. The box is available to pre-order online for nationwide delivery from now until midday 16th June. Deliveries will be dispatched on 17th June for delivery on Friday 18th June, ready for a lavish breakfast-in-bed spread. Order online here.
A Very English Father’s Day selection box from Paxton & Whitfield
Does you dad have a soft spot for the cheese board? Why not treat him to a Very English Father’s Day Selection from Paxton & Whitfield. This box is a feast of fine English red wine, cheese and chocolates, perfect for celebrating Father’s Day. If you’re lucky, Dad might even share some of this delicious selection with his loving children. Featuring a whole clothbound Quickes Cheddar Truckle, a Paxton & Whitfield Biscuits for Cheese selection box, a bottle of Ravens Hill English Red Wine and Charbonnel et Walker Union Jack chocolates for just £85 (including UK delivery), the assortment comes beautifully presented in a large Paxton & Whitfield gift box. The last online order day for pre-Father’s Day deliveries is Wednesday 16th June 2021. Don’t miss out – order online here.
Ottolenghi’s Father’s Day Hamper
Buying gifts for foodies can be a tricky decision – especially for the dad whose pantry is always full. Luckily Yotam Ottolenghi and his team have put together a hamper especially for the occasion. Their Father’s Day Hamper is a veritable feast of Ottolenghi goodies, perfect for sending across the country (and including their popular Rosemary-spiced nuts). The basket is full of lots of good things that lean towards (but are of course not limited to) a barbeque, including a selection of spice rubs, the addictive new Za’atar Pita Chips as well as some of the chef’s favourite sweet treats. All of this can be enjoyed with a glass, or two, of the accompanying Frappato, Pianogrillo, a bold red wine from Sicily. Order online here.
For the whisky drinkers
The ultimate BBQ and Bourbon experience with Buffalo Trace
This Father’s Day, Buffalo Trace, the flagship bourbon from the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery, is celebrating the father figures who stand strong by rewarding them with the ultimate BBQ and Bourbon experience. Until 13th June, loved ones can enter their father figures in a competition to receive their very own home bar packed with a range of Buffalo Trace’s crafted whiskies, as well as a Traeger BBQ and a BBQ Kit from Lidgates, a fifth-generation family-run butchers. For Father’s Day, Buffalo Trace is asking fans to share on either Instagram or Facebook with the reasons why their father figure deserves to be entered for a chance of winning in five words. Winners won’t have to lift a finger, as a two-person team will head to their garden to install the bar in their back garden ahead of Father’s Day celebrations on 20th June. Alternatively, order a bottle online here.
Dewar’s Aberfeldy distillery Father’s Day Gift Set
Is your dad a buff when it comes to good Scotch? Well, whether he’s partial to an old fashioned or enjoys his whisky on the rocks, this quality hamper ticks all the boxes and comes packed with a 20cl bottle of Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, a pair of much loved Dewarism socks, a box of tasty Aberfeldy whisky fudge and a special Blender’s glass to help toast the occasion. Engraving is also available on request for that extra-special personal touch. Mellowed for 12 years in handmade oak casks, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is a smooth, rich and full whisky, with tasting notes of spicey honeyed fruits with vanilla and fudge. This spirit is perfect for drinking straight or for mixing into classic cocktails. Order online here.
Single cask whisky from Caskshare
We also have the perfect option for whisky afficionados. Caskshare offers the unique anticipation that comes with whisky’s distilling and ageing process, without the limitations of having to outlay and invest in a whole cask. Gifting a share is a great way to start someone’s journey in collecting single cask whisky. The new online platform offers an accessible and easy-to-use experience, guiding customers through methods, age, styles and provenance. Buyers can choose from a wide range of casks, from ex-Bourbon to old sherry casks, all of which will impart a distinctive flavour and nose. A share in a cask is an investment with character, an incredibly unique gift for Father’s Day. Our recommendation is a very rare 1989 single grain from the Cambus grain distillery that closed in 1993, matured in an ex-bourbon cask, due to be bottled in July 2021. Order online here.
For the beer buff
People’s Captain Craft Beers
Does your dad love nothing more than the simple pleasure of a cold can in his hand? We have the perfect gift. People’s Captain is a new range of craft beers founded by professional rugby player Greg Bateman. In 2019, Bateman addressed his personal battle with depression on social media, and candidly opened up about his mental health struggles. He set his sights on producing a range of craft beers that not only taste great, but also build something strong, positive and long-lasting that really makes lives better. All People’s Captain beers sold will help support The People’s Captain Foundation. The charity will take a percentage of the sales to raise £1million to help boost Britain’s mental health as well as provide brave and brilliant initiatives for those that need it most. Order your cans online here.
For the sweet treat enthusiasts
Crosstown’s doughnut gift box
For dads with an insatiable appetite for doughnuts, there’s an easy answer. To celebrate Father’s Day, Crosstown are launching a selection of curated gift boxes, featuring their award-winning doughnuts, cookies, ice cream and specialty drinks alongside premium skincare products from James + Jake. Customers can choose from Crosstown’s menu of sweet treats and build their perfect gift box by adding drinks such as craft beers, specialty wine (from the likes of St John Wines and Gusbourne), fresh ground coffee and Prana Chai from Melbourne, Australia. A luxury gift box option includes premium body wash and moisturiser from British brand James + Jake, which is packed with essential oils and vitamin-rich ingredients. Order online here.
Pleesecakes Father’s Day Mini Bundle
If your dad has a taste for great puddings, we have some exciting news. The UK’s leading custom cheesecake brand, Pleesecakes, have pulled out the stops for dads this year with a winning selection of mini cheesecakes to make him smile. The Father’s Day Bundle features innovative flavours, including Chocolate Scotch Egg (Cadbury’s Crème Egg surrounded in chocolate cheesecake brownie), Chocolate Chilli (baked cheesecake with a hint of spice) and Dad’s Allotment (carrot cake with chocolate decoration). It’s a charming treat which is sure to sweeten him up, plus he’ll receive two of each flavour, so there’s no excuse not to share with his darling children. Order online here.
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