Father's Day gifts: food & booze
Hopefully this won’t be news to you, but in case it slipped your mind, it’s Father’s Day next Sunday. Now, before you start panicking and scratching around for the first semi-decent present in sight, put down the questionable compilation album and think logically. Most dads are prone to a glass of something strong or something yummy to fill their tummy, so take a look at our fool proof list of Food and Booze Father’s Day gifts and breathe a sigh of satisfied relief.
Is your dad a workaholic, a chocoholic, or both? If he’s the latter, then we have just the thing to satisfy both of those obsessions. The Chocolate Workshop are a specialist team of two, who handcraft novelty chocolates of all shapes and sizes. Amongst others, they craft spanners, wire cutters, paintbrushes, ravioli cutters, nuts and bolts. But don’t worry if your main man isn’t a huge fan of DIY, there are many others to choose from, meaning dads of all interests will love a box of these beauties. The Chocolate Workshop pride themselves on selecting cocoa beads that provide a silky texture and incredible taste, so they taste just as incredible as they look.
Nothing says an appreciative message quite like a personalised gift. Your papa will be proud to call you their own after they see their brand new port decanter, complete with witty ditty. Ranging from 200ml to 700ml, and with an ample selection of customisation options, you can rest assured that your pressie will hit the sweet spot, the funny bone, and maybe even touch their heart. You can fill the bottle with whatever you wish, perhaps for a tipple after your favourite dish. The company behind this clever offering is Reading-based Copper and Sable, and you can find their perfect products at Not on the High Street.
If you’re a touch on the indecisive side, you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ hamper of scrumptious goods. Hamper.com’s selection is exceptionally wide, ranging from a hot ‘n’ spicy hamper filled with all things fiery, to a luxury alcohol free hamper which supplies a plethora of nibbles, along with soft drinks. One of the standout hampers amongst the many is the Craft Beer, Cheese & Snacks hamper. For a very reasonable £27, the lucky recipient of this jolly fine job lot will feast on luxury crisps, cheese, breadsticks and olives as well as several Devonshire craft beers to wash it all down with. All will be beautifully packed by hand and will contain a heartfelt personal message.
Treat your father to a wonderful afternoon full of merriment and magnificent food at De Vere Tortworth Estate. He can tuck into finger sandwiches with wonderfully fresh fillings such as Wiltshire ham and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise and free-range egg and cress. After his savoury snacks, he ought to save room for something a little sweeter. Baked scones are served with a selection of toppings including lemon curd, strawberry preserve and the essential clotted cream. In addition to this, there’ll be chocolate cups, chocolate and walnut cake, tartlet of summer berries and lemon drizzle cake. Speciality tea is the crowning glory, with the ability to add a glass of Prosecco for a little extra.
For those that are on a relatively tight budget, the Bear Paws Claws provide an excellent and useful gift for all those foodie fathers out there. The self-confessed kings of the barbecue can use these cool looking tools to transfer meat from one surface to another, handle it and best of all, shred up your meats to make great pulled fillings for sandwiches, burgers or other culinary delights. With their Wolverine-esque aesthetic, your dad will look and feel as tough as an action hero as the claws make short work of any meats that cross their path. At £3.95 from Gift Experts.co.uk, they are an absolute steal and a must have kitchen gadget for those manly meat buffs.