I hope you’ve all had a fab week. I’m popping in today to share a big list of last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas.
Maybe you’re a new mum, perhaps you’ve been super busy at work or, like me, you’ve left buying a Father’s Day treat to the last minute because you don’t want to buy something for the sake of it.
My dad always says he doesn’t want a gift. If he ever does suggest something it’s a pair of socks. Boring! So, I like to get creative and think of something he’ll enjoy but wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself.
Most of my gift ideas are focused around food and experiences. Some are free, others are cheap and cheerful and there are a few affordable luxury ideas.
I hope this list gives you some last minute inspiration for Father’s Day or any other special occasion.
Take your dad out for lunch. I like to keep it local and support independent businesses. If you’re in Sheffield I’d suggest trying Wagon and if you’re in Cambridge get to Aromi.
Book a supercar experience (the vouchers can be sent via email) and get your dad into a Lamborghini Gallardo and onto a race track. This would be a super exciting experience and you could even tag along as a passenger.
A bottle of gin is always a good idea. How about picking a locally distilled one. If you’re in Sheffield give Sir Robin of Locksley and if you’re in Cambridge go for Pinkster. You could also try your hand at making your own gin.
Order a takeaway of his choice – Just Eat do gift cards!
Put together a gift bag of relaxing treats. Think chocolate, craft beer, fancy bath products, a book or whatever your dad is into.
Everyone loves a subscription box. This Wine Club from Berry Bros. & Rudd sounds like a real treat and the perfect way to keep stocked up on quality wines throughout the year.
I’m an avid user of Audible and can’t recommend it highly enough. I personally love to listen to books when I go out for a walk, at the gym and before bed. A subscription would make a lovely gift.
Frame a family photograph. You can do this direct through a site like Photobox. I used this and sent my dad a framed photo of baby X.
Apple Airpods are a fab idea if you fancy splashing out. I get so much use out of mine and the charging case is just so handy. I use mine every single day and they never fall out of my ears.
A restaurant voucher always goes down a treat. I had a fab experience with one at Zizzi the other month and if you’re local to Sheffield I recommend trying the recently refurbished Prince of Wales pub.
Go for a Sunday walk together and stop for coffee – your treat. Cambridge folks, make sure you try Bould Brothers on Round Church St and Sheffield folk should try Tamper on Arundel Street.
Cookery courses are very popular at the moment. There’s the Waitrose Cookery School at Kings Cross where they have a wide range of options available. I booked my sister onto a YoSushi course for her birthday which was really easy to arrange.
Put together a gift bag filled with tasty treats. These are always really fun to create and you can really get creative or nostalgic.
A Google Home is both fun and useful.
Buy a bag of good coffee, a new mug and a selection of biscuits. What more do you need for these rainy afternoons we’ve been having?
Book an indoor Skydiving experience for the two of you. I’ve always thought this would be such a fun thing to do but it’s not something you’d necessarily get around to booking for yourself.
Try an escape room. LockHouse in Cambridge is particularly good. If you’re in London or Manchester then I think The Crystal Maze sounds like an amazing experience.
If you’re lucky enough to live close to your family then cook a Sunday roast and invite everyone around.
A box of retro sweets from Amazon Prime is always going to be a winner for someone with a sweet tooth. While we’re on the topics of sweets check out The Whimsical Kitchen, a small business making fudge marshmallows and more. She recently did a special edition box of retro inspired fudge and mallows.
A British Charcuterie Letter Box Hamper stuffed with brands from around the UK.
If you know someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen and you’re keen to treat them to something really special I suggest taking a look at Blenheim Forge – they make the most beautiful Japanese chef’s knives.