With Father’s Day (June 18) fast approaching, treat him to something special with Good Things’ pick of the coolest gifts that are bound to leave a lasting impression.
1 Lavazza’s A Modo Mio Fantasia Plus
If he’s a coffee fan, treat him to this chic Lavazza machine. It comes complete with a milk frother to create all delicious Italian speciality coffees in the comfort of your home, and you can even customise your drinks with just the touch of a button.
Price: £169. Click here to purchase.
2 Ugg’s Scuff sheepskin slippers
After something luxuriously comfortable? These cosy, closed round-toe slippers from UGG Australia are lined with sheepskin and ideal for the man who likes to indulge in some serious relaxing. Walking around barefoot has never been so unappealing!
Price: £75, click here to purchase.
3 Fortnum & Mason BBQ Bucket in Eau De Nil
Ideal for a quirky take on the usual outdoor BBQ, this BBQ bucket is made from elegant steel and coloured in Fortnum’s signature eau de nil. Finished with a beech wood handle, it’s ideal for the dad who loves a spot of al fresco feasting.
Price: £40, click here to purchase.
4 Shane’s on Canalside’s Wild Butchery Masterclass
‘Meat’ the gift of carnivore dreams – a Wild Butchery Masterclass at Shane’s on Canalside. Founder Shane Harrison will talk dads through knife skills and butchery techniques, using seasonal fresh wild meats such as pheasant, deer, pigeon and rabbit. Attendees will also learn about different cuts, preparations, and come away with plenty of use and recipe ideas. The session then finishes finish with a cooking demonstration and game feast, including wine, where dads can taste all of the meats they’ve prepared.
Price: £85, click here to book.
5 Dark Horse’s Sauvignon Blanc
If he’s partial to a sip of Sauvignon Blanc, this citrusy wine has the same unmistakable vibrancy of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Californian style, with a crisp flavour and a refreshing, clean finish.
Price: £8, click here to purchase.
6 Pierre Marcolini’s Grands Crus 36 ganaches
Dark, decadent and utterly delicious. Impress by choosing chocolates compassing a voyage of flavours – these pure ganache’s are from Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Caribbean and Madagascar. Each one is made using the best beans harvested in different countries, developing a character and range of aromas that are particular to the origin of the bean for extra special flavour.
Price: £35, click here to purchase.
7 Waterford’s Lismore Connoisseur Mini Ships Decanter
What better way to complement his fine whiskeys than with a classic Waterford Crystal decanter? Raise a glass of Single Barrel from this Mini Ship’s Decanter for a truly sophisticated sip this Father’s Day.
Price: £160, click here to order.
8 IZOLA’s paddle water bottle
Great for adventurers, this lightweight stainless steel water bottle from Izola can keep drinks both hot and cold. A modern classic with regard to functionality, the clean design is cast with a playful ‘Paddle your own Canoe’ motif – we love.
Price: £25, click here to book.
9 Gustav’s of London’s The Duke gift set
Opt for The Duke gift set from Gustav’s of London for an elegantly lavish present. Ideal for the modern gentleman, the stunning gift box features a handcrafted chest with a gold plaque that’s been inscribed with a personalised message for a little finishing touch.
Price: Starting from £1,500. Click here to purchase.
10 Candy Mechanics’ Lollipops & Candy Cards
Order a chocolate delight from Candy Mechanics for a unique and fun gift. Lolpops promise to be the most personal box of chocolates you will ever give – a trio of three lifelike chocolate head lollipops. Choose from smooth milk, indulgent white or luxurious dark chocolate, then simply use Candy Mechanics’ app to upload a simple video from your smartphone.
Price: £20, click here to order.
11 A Good Things subscription
The ideal foodie gift, treat him to a 12 issue Good Things magazine subscription for the ultimate read.
£30, click here to order.
12 A one-day course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School
If he loves learning new culinary skills, the one-day course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Cornwall is perfect. With 20 different courses to choose from, there’s something for every dad to try.
£198, click here to book.
13 Elephant Gin’s Limited Edition Leather Travel Bag
The team behind the award-winning Elephant Gin has created an exclusive, handmade leather travel bag, containing all the kit needed for adventurous cocktails on the move. Available in two natural hues, tan and chocolate, each bag is equipped with a bottle of Elephant London Dry Gin bound in leather embossed with a map of the African bush, a Japanese-style copper-plated cocktail jigger, three bespoke Elephant Gin & Tonic glasses held in place by individual loops of leather and a cocktail booklet featuring a variety of Elephant Gin cocktails, to inspire and delight.
Plus, 15% of proceeds is donated to African elephant conservation too.
£270, click here to purchase.
14 KWV’s Cruxland Gin
South African wine/spirits producer KWV’s Cruxland Gin makes the ideal present. Made from 100% grape spirit, infused with the rare and elusive Kalahari truffle and eight other botanicals, including indigenous honeybush and rooibos, this premium Gin is made only in small batches and draws on KWV’s rich South African heritage.
£27.49, click here to purchase.