Father’s Day Gift ideas – supporting local businesses

Supporting local businesses is more important than ever right now so let’s celebrate Father’s Day this year with some local talent and although we can’t all be together we can still treat our Dad’s.

We’ve gathered gift ideas from across the East of England and believe we have something for everyone here, so grab a coffee and browse our Father’s Day Gift ideas.

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Bedfordshire

Baked Treats – Bake, Kempston

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A delicious treat for Dad in the form of cakes, brownies, and other baked goodies. To order head over to the Baked Facebook page and direct message, remember to include any message you’d like written in the card (for postal orders). Pay via contactless payment link and be given a collection time for Saturday 20th June. Brownies can be posted 1st class on Wed 17th June.

Sweetie/Beer Hampers – Flores Boutique, Luton

This lovely unique Father’s Day gift idea is made to order and personalised. Sweetie Bouquet Hampers have up to 12 chocolate bars. Beer Hampers can be personalised with named beer bottle labels for that extra special touch!

All the bouquets and gift box can be mixed and match: with colour combinations and confectionery choice to complement your perfect setting. Please note these arrangements are hand made to order and can take between 1-3 working days before your item is dispatched so get your orders in quick!

https://www.floresboutique.co.uk/

Beer Kegs and Brewery Experiences – Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford

There are several amazing gift ideas over a Brewhouse in Bedford but one that stands out is the Brewery Experience Day; get hands on and get involved in the microbrewery. Starting the day with breakfast, enjoy the sights and inner working of the brewery before being treated to lunch, lots of beer (naturally) and get to take home a 5ltr mini keg of your choice. Gifts start at £25 with the Brewery Experience being £85 per person.

Kegs can be bought now in time for Father’s Day, experiences will take place in the future.

https://giftcard.brewhouseandkitchen.com/

Father's Day Gift Ideas - a keg of beer from Brewhouse Bedford
image courtesy of Brewhouse Facebook page

Dining, Afternoon Tea and Spa Experiences – Luton Hoo, Luton

Be utterly spoilt in the magnificent Grade II listed building of the mansion at Luton Hoo. A plethora of experiences are available to suit interests and budgets. From the Afternoon Champagne Cream Tea to the three course Sunday dinner, to the Feel Good Spa Day or a simple morning tea or coffee with a choice of teas and fresh baked muffins. The difficult bit is which to choose!

https://elite-hotels-lutonhoo.com

Days Out – Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden

Why not buy a voucher and take dad to visit The Shuttleworth Collection? The Collection of aircraft and cars was started by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth, a passionate racer and pilot. Based in the aerodrome, the Collection contains some of the last airworthy aircraft of their type remaining anywhere in the world. Gift Vouchers can be bought via the link and used at your convenience when it is safe to do so.

https://www.shuttleworth.org/news/gift-vouchers/

Cambridgeshire

Unique Artists Gifts – Cambridge Contemporary Arts, Cambridge

The gallery have carefully selected some ideal handmade crafts in their gallery online shop that will make wonderful unique gifts to suit every taste and budget. From cufflinks to one-off textiles or maybe a beautiful ceramic mug or that unusual gift for bird lovers. We recommend you pop over and look for yourself. Prices range from  £2-£100

https://www.cambridgecrafts.co.uk/gifts-for-fathers

Dinner, Brunch and Tea Gift Vouchers – Browns, Cambridge

Browns have created a selection of IOU gift card’s to use in their restaurants in the not too far future. From relaxing brunches, to romantic dinners for two, to Champagne afternoon teas or simply family Sunday Roasts.

You can choose whether gift cards come via email, text message or even posted with a personalized greetings card. Just click on one of the options in the link below.

https://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/giftcards

Punting Gift Vouchers – Scudamores, Cambridge

Scudamores offer unique gift vouchers that are not simply a set value, but a pleasurable relaxing experience. There are lots of options available for the future but at present you can self-hire boats if you don’t fancy the Chauffeur Tours 

The voucher is sent to you by post in beautiful packaging, ready to be presented at your chosen time with space inside the card to add a personal message.

To purchase your gift voucher, please call the Bookings Team on 01223 359750.

https://www.scudamores.com/gift-vouchers

Turpin’s Ale Mixed Case – Turpin’s Brewery, Cambridge

As featured in our Best Beers in Anglia article, Turpin’s offer their mixed 12 pack case of ales for £25. Each case includes three of each; Underback pilsner 4.6%, Napa: New American Pale Ale 5%, Cambridge Black 4.6% and Mango Milkshake Pale Ale 4.3%. They should keep Dad happy for a while!

https://www.turpinsbrewery.co.uk/shop

Father’s Day Cards – Brandon Mattless & Abigail Illustrates, March

Both Brandon and Abigail produce beautiful celebration cards to suit all occasions and Brandon also creates bespoke prints of families, family pets and favourite places in the East of England.

https://www.brandonmattless.com | http://www.etsy.com/AbigailHIllustrates

Essex

Fathers Day lunch – Wibblers Brewery, Southminster

Now taking bookings for Father’s Day Sunday Lunch, 12 until 3.30, delivery or collection. Added bonus, Wibblers are throwing in a free 2 pint jug of an ale of your choice for Dad. Head over to the Facebook page for a huge menu to choose from.

https://www.facebook.com/WibblersTaproom

Handcooked Crisp Bundle – Fairfields Far, nr Colchester

Does Dad love crisps? Who doesn’t, well Fairfields are delivering boxes of 12 assorted flavour crisps from their farm near Colchester that’s the big bags of 150g each

https://fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk/ 

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Beer Bundles and Experience Days – Bishop Nick Brewery, Braintree

Another brewery offering day-long experiences to see what goes on behind the scenes. While the experiences can’t happen just yet there are vouchers on the website and if that’s not soon enough then whet your whistle with a selection of their beers from £24 

https://bishopnick.com/

Herts

BBQ Meet Box and Beer Bundle – Lussmans, Harpenden

Lussmans are offering their ‘Ultimate Father’s Day gift voucher’ The ideal gift for Father’s Day, The voucher treats your dad to their British, high-welfare BBQ selection (serves four to six people) and Andrei’s beer box; five locally-produced craft beers – perfect for a family barbecue. The voucher is valid until the end of July 2020.

https://lussmanns.com/ultimate-fathers-day-gift/

Father’s Day Cream Tea – The Brewery Tea Rooms, Hertfordshire.

The Brewery Tea Rooms are doing an amazing job keeping locals cheery with their delivery and collection service and to celebrate Father’s Day they’ve created a special menu in addition to their regular Afternoon High Teas on Sunday, 21 June.

A collection and delivery service throughout the day. To make an order for either service, call on 01438 861930. Leave a message and a member of staff will get back to arrange the details.

https://brewerytearooms.co.uk/

Brewery Tea Rooms - Fathers Day Cream Tea Menu
image courtesy of Brewery Tea Rooms website

Wine Tasting Courses – Hertfordshire Wine School, Harpenden, Herts

Perfect for the Dad who loves his wine. Gift Vouchers for Wine Tasting can make the perfect gift. With free delivery and a two-year expiry period from the date of issue, vouchers are left open for recipients to choose an event at their leisure. They can be used in one go or put towards the cost of a course or special tasting. 

https://www.hertfordshirewineschool.com/

Personalised Beer Bottles – McMullen’s Brewery

This is actually a giveaway being run over at McMullen’s Brewery but you can also purchase beers for delivery. Follow the Facebook link below for the chance to get your favourite picture of your Father figure printed on their favourite Mac’s or Rivertown beer. The brewery will select one winner, then get your bottles hand labelled and delivered to you in time for Father’s Day!

*Entries close Wednesday 17th June*

Facebook Page | https://www.mcmullens.co.uk/

 Italian Speciality Gin – Primo Aperitivo Negroni, Watford.

Launched earlier this year, Primo Aperitivo Negroni looks as good as it tastes. Made with a bespoke blend of Italian dry gin, bitter aperitif and sweet vermouth, it’s the perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication, bitter and sweet. All you have to do is fill a rock glass with ice and generously pour. Add a slice of orange and enjoy the taste of the authentic Italian aperitivo. Pair it with a set of rock glasses and Dad will be thrilled. Primo Aperitivo ships worldwide and is available for £26

http://primoaperitivo.com/

Primo Aperitivo served in a glass with a bowl of olives

Norfolk

Belgian Beer Gift Set – Belgian Monk, Norwich

The Belgian Monk in Norwich have a selection of Belgian beer gift sets to treat ‘good old Dad’. Guarantee your Father’s Day delivery on Sunday 21st June by calling 07501 504848 or emailing [email protected]

http://www.thebelgianmonk.com/

Gin Liqueur Gift Pack – Simon’s Table, nr Diss

Included in Simon’s Gift Pack is a Simon’s Marmalade Gin Liqueur and Simon’s Marmalade. You may also be interested in Simon’s Hamper if you would like your gift to include Simon’s Shortbread as well as the above items.

https://simonstable.co.uk/product/simons-gift-pack/

Simons Table - Gin Lovers Gift Pack with gin and gin marmalade
image courtesy of Simon’s Table Facebook page

Delicious Bakes – Cupcake & Co, Norwich

More delicious baking but this time in Norfolk. Treat Dad on Father’s Day to cake, cupcakes, even sausage rolls for those without a sweet tooth. Head over to the Facebook page to see everything on offer and postal/collection guidelines. Deadline for orders is Tuesday 16 June. Minimum order is £10 and delivery is £3.50.
https://www.facebook.com/cupcakeandconorwich/

Bumper Meat Boxes – Morton’s Family Farm, Norwich

For Dads who love to fire up the grill, Morton’s Family Farm in North Norfolk have recently introduced premium meat boxes worth £45 available for delivery nationwide. Each month, Rob Morton curates a special selection of meats from his own farm, as well as a range from trusted suppliers in the area that share his ethos for maintaining the utmost in animal welfare and well-being. Each box is filled to the brim with Mangalitza pork sausages, smoked chicken, juicy steak burgers and more. June’s box will be delivered on 18th June, just in time for Father’s Day. You can purchase yours via:

https://www.mortonsfarm.co.uk/product-category/subscription-meat-boxes/

Suffolk

Coffee Lover Gift Set – The Daily Grind, Bury St Edmunds

Is Dad a coffee lover?  The Daily Grind in Bury St Edmunds have put together a couple of super gift sets which they can personalise and deliver directly to your loved one. They would be perfect as a Birthday/New Home/New Job/Thank You gift too – so stock up!

https://thedailygrindbse.co.uk/collections/gift-sets

Daily Grind Coffee Lovers Gift Set
image courtesy of Daily Grind Facebook page

Health Conscious Dad’s Gift Idea – James White, Suffolk

James White of Suffolk is a haven for pressed fruit and vegetable juices. They not only offer a range of English apple juices, but also an extensive portfolio of very different brands. This includes Organic Fruit and Vegetable juices, their world-famous spiced tomato mix and the newest arrival to the family is Zinger shots. You can buy mix and match boxes of collections in the link below

https://www.jameswhite.co.uk/

James White pressed fruit and vegetable juice selection bottles lined up on a crate
image courtesy of James White Facebook page

Foodie Care Package – Bailey’s Delicatessen, Beccles

Bailey’s Delicatessen have put together a Father’s Day care package for their customers at £35 each. As they state on their Facebook page “As you’re not going to be able to take the old man out for a Father’s Day lunch this year, why not treat him to a manly feast!” The Deli are taking orders for collection and delivery on Saturday 20th June.

Call on 07780985850 | 01502710609 or email on [email protected] to order. 

https://www.facebook.com/baileysdelicatessen/

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