Fathers day is fast approaching and now that the stores are open again we can get out there and keep our high street shops in business. Either that or stay home and shop from the leisure of your couch….which is what I have done!
First up is something I know is top of a lot of wish lists. Trainers. Converse to be precise! The Converse All Stars are a classic boot that have undeniable style when worn with jeans or sweats! Great for any Dad out there who loves to look stylish but chilled at the same time. Priced at £57 and available from Mainline Menswear. (Full review of womens Converse All star trainers coming soon)
For dads who enjoy the finer things in life, BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro delivers notes of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove and honey whilst BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Ocho provides a wonderful depth of flavour, perfect in any dark rum cocktail such as a rum old fashioned. Last but not least, the BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez (which happens to be our most premium rum!) has been aged for 10 years under the caribbean sun and is best served neat. The pack can be purchased via Amazon for £22.81.
Cabana Cooler Fruit Tea Pale Ale is a mouth-watering tropical fruits ale, with the likes of pineapple and papaya, perfect for cooling down on a sunny day. Best served cold with your feet up on a cloudless day! Cabana Cooler fruit tea pale has 3.6 % alcohol and was brewed by Basement Beer brewery in Bristol UK. We will be launching a brand new Strawberry Lemonade Sour Beer! RRP: £4.50 from Bird & Blend
We have a super exciting plan for this Father’s Day! People can spoil their dads with our 100% natural artisan Chocolate Tasting Box £22.99 or take out a Monthly Subscription from £19.99 and then join Willie’s Live Virtual Chocolate Tasting, FREE on zoom at 6pm on Father’s Day to taste the chocolates in the box. https://www.williescacao.com/willie-live/tasting-the-tasting-box/ A chocolate tasting is a great thing to do with all the family!
Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling is what it says it is – made in Britain from British pigs, which are raised to significantly higher welfare standards, and which, in most met cases, are free range. 95% of scratchings produced in the UK are made from the rind of the 70,000 pigs that are culled each week by Denmark’s bacon industry. These are 25 week old mainly Large White pigs. This 8 pack of variety pork scratchings retail at £18 from Mr Trotters
Some days it’s hard to make up your mind, even picking which of Snaffling Pig‘s multiple flavours of crackling to give as a gift can cause problems. SO, it’s for these moments of indecisiveness that we’ve present to you….the Snaffling Pig Pig ‘N’ Mix Sweet & Bold Gift Set! With 3 delicious flavours they’ll absolutely love: Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple and Salt ‘N’ Vinegar. rrp: £20 from Moonpig
This Awesome Beery Gift box contains two of the best selling BrewDog Beers. Containing the beer that kick started it all, Punk IPA, a golden Classis that has been subverted with New World Hops to create an explosion of flavour & Hazy Jane, our full tilt fruit machine of a New England IPA. £10 from Moonpig
The Card Factory have a huge selection of funny and sentimental Father’s Day cards for dads to be, fathers, grandads, stepdads and for new dads –including both in-store and personalised design. Pair your chosen card with one of our fantastic in-store or personalised Father’s Day gifts ranging from mugs to socks and everything in between. Prices from £1.79
For all those Harry Potter loving dads out there, why not gift him some of the Harry Potter Fan Club Pins – further to the success of the Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Seeking collection at the end of 2020, which saw limited edition pins bringing to life the most iconic characters and events from the Harry Potter series, the team has announced new releases for 2021. RRP From £8.95 from The Harry Potter Shop
Part of the ‘Collect & Scratch’ range the Scratch Off UK Breweries Print shows a selection of independent beer breweries in England/UK. Each one is located with a beer bottle icon. Scratch off the breweries you have tasted a beer from and see how far you get! RRP: £13 from Maps International
Custom branding irons from Gear Heart Industry are a perfect way to give your father the ultimate personalised gift. How cool would it be to have his own initials or family logo to brand items he makes. The fire heated irons are primarily designed to be used on wood, but they can also be used on leather, food and other soft materials, such as plastic. They are a more affordable option than an electric branding iron, so they are a great place to start. Prices start at $84
These ARRAN Sense of Scotland Caledonian Sleeper wash bags are themed around the route of the iconic overnight train journey from London to Scotland. Each bag contains a selection of ARRAN Sense of Scotland travel-sized products in the exclusive Glen Etive fragrance that was developed for the sleeper train by the brand’s artisan perfumer and features in the luxurious cabins on the train for guests to enjoy. RRP: £25 from ARRAN Sense of Scotland
A deliciously fun gift to make your own Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate cottage. A great novelty house shaped gift box which includes all the chocolate components to construct your chocolate cottage. Self assembly kit includes Dairy Milk Bars, Cadbury White Chocolate Bars, Cadbury Nibbly Fingers and Cadbury white buttons. Instructions on how to make the kit and template are on the box. Please note you will need your own icing to complete the design featured on the gift box.
Warning: Not suitable for young children. Adult supervision required. RRP: £16 from Cadbury Gifts Direct
G&B’s Father’s Day organic dark chocolate gift. Green & Black’s classic organic Dark 70% bar with Happy Father’s Day gift sleeve alongside Dark with Ginger pieces, G&B’s Organic Dark 85% bars. All delivered in a Green & Black’s recycled gift box. RRP: £15 from Green & Blacks
The VEX Gift Card (also known as a VEX Gift Certificate) a swap-out product from Voucher Express which can be used like money to order gift vouchers and gift cards from this site. Send a Voucher Express Gift Card for maximum high street spending options, anything from Fashion & Homeware Gift Cards to experience days.
Gift Cards from Voucher Express end the age-old dilemma of what gift to send. Now your recipient has the option of every Voucher and store featured on Voucher Express – thousands of individual shops with the biggest retail brands in Britain. Values from £10 to £250 from VEX
Canaïma Small Batch Gin is an Amazonian gin dedicated to protecting and preserving its environment and the local communities within it. The gin is made using 19 different botanicals – 10 from the Amazon, which are sourced directly by the local communities that the brand supports, as well as the semeruco fruit from the Andean foothills in Venezuela, where Canaïma’s distillery is based. The remaining eight are traditional gin botanicals, which when blended with the native ingredients create a tropical, citrusy profile. As part of its sustainability mission, Canaïma donates 10% of its sales to NGOs and charities that protect the Amazon and its indigenous people, including Saving the Amazon and the Terra Viva Foundation. £34.88 – available at Amazon
H by Hine VSOP Cognac (40% ABV) is created from eaux-de-vie aged in French oak for an average of 5 years in the Hine cellars and expertly blended. This innovative cognac was created in collaboration with, and for, bartenders and is the ideal Cognac to use in cocktails. Try it in a Sidecar or French 75, it is also deliciously refreshing in a Hine-ball; mix 50ml of H by Hine with ginger ale in a tall glass full of ice and garnish with a zest of orange. Founded in 1763, Hine creates the highest quality Cognacs, respecting the Maison’s heritage and terroir focusing on fruity and floral characteristics. £38 – available at Amazon
Crafted by Master Distiller at The Oxford Artisan distillery in the heart of Oxford. They use populations of locally grown organic heritage grain, unfiltered and double distilled in the bespoke still. It is a craft sipping vodka of unparalleled smoothness and taste. RRP: £35 from Oxford Artisan Distillery
The humble Dutch Pot is loved the world over and has been used in cooking for centuries! Affectionately known as a ‘Dutchie’, its legend was elevated to new heights by the 1982 song ‘ Pass the Dutchie’ by British Jamaican reggae band, Musical Youth. Cast from aluminium in a traditional style, our round-bottom Dutch Pots come in 6 sizes, from small (20cm) to super king (40cm), and are equipped with heavy-duty lids. Ideal for the kitchen loving Dad! RRP: from £23.99 Tropical Sun Foods
CoolNet® Tubular Boult Multi: CoolNet® UV+ Tubular. Multifunctional tubular perfect for outdoor activities during sunny days. It offers a high UV protection to enjoy life out in the sun while protecting you from harmful sun radiation. Light, breathable and comfortable, this tubular is an ideal companion for running, cycling and walking as well as for climbing, trekking or motorbiking RRP: £15.28 from BUFF
Don’t miss a beat of your run in our Fresh Foam Tempo men’s running shoe. Made with super plush Fresh Foam midsole cushioning, this data-to-design runner is engineered for responsive, lightweight comfort and a smooth ride whether you’re headed out for a long run or hitting the treadmill. And for strategic support from heel to forefoot, this men’s runner features a low-profile upper made of stylish synthetic and breathable mesh materials. RRP: £55 from New Balance
One of the best games we have played and such a laugh. A Game Of Cat & Mouth is a fiercely competitive, wickledly fun hands-on pinball’ish game from the creators of Exploding Kittens. It’s like playing pinball with slingshots – there’s Kitty Paw Flickers, ball flinging and Rainbow Ralphing cat. 7+, 2 Players, £24.99 Amazon
Rummikub Black is a highly stylised premium take on the Rummikub Classic version. Housed in a black tin; the game pieces, racks and game board all have the same satisfying black and primary colour palette. The set is available now and is perfect for the Rummikub fan or anyone looking for a coffee table take on a classic board game. RRP: £39 from Amazon
For fathers who really know their chocolate, these ganaches made using Grand Cru cocoa beans will be the perfect present. Discover the essence of Criollo Primitif, Caribbean Trinitario, Forastero, and Ecuador Nacional varieties – all in one box. Grand Cru plumier: £19.90 Grand Cru malline: £35 from E-Boutique
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.