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Father’s Day 2021 is fast approaching.
If you are looking for some Father’s Day shopping inspiration check out our list of items that can be bought online and delivered to his doorstep. He has probably already told you that he doesn’t want anything this year but it’s important to show your dad/grandad that you love them after a difficult year. The best gift, if you can is to see them.
Here are the best Father’s Day gift ideas for 2021.
# Malteser® Hat and Moustache Tree.
Christina Brown, owner of Sweet Tree by Browns, an e-commerce confectionery brand based in northwest London makes some unique and chocolatey gifts perfect for Father’s Day. She and her all-woman production team create fabulous pieces and gifts for all occasions, but our favourite is the handmade Malteser Sweet Tree. Available in small 25cm (suitable for 1 -3 person) and medium 35cm (4 – 6 persons) the gift retails for £25.99. Made with Belgian chocolate and Maltesers® the vase is filled with edible soil in which the Sweet Tree is planted. Like all trees, the Sweet Tree trunk is made from wood, so please do not attempt to eat this! The chocolate hat and moustache gave us a good giggle. For no extra cost you can have the glass personalised with a set seasonal message. For £5 you may have any name or message of your choice (up to 25 characters) written on the glass. Perfect for a dad with a sweet tooth and sense of humour it stays fresh for up to 4 months if stored in its original packaging.
# Thinkware F800 PRO Dash Cam.
Dash cams are becoming increasingly popular with motorists. The Thinkware F800 PRO has a front-facing camera and an optional 1080p Full HD rear-facing camera. Many accidents on the road happen at low speeds and involve rear-end collisions. The smart, low profile cam has a 140-degree wide angle lens and it is so popular as it is packed with features including: Super Night Vision, built-in GPS to track location alongside video recording and G sensor to protect recordings when an impact is detected. I like that it has Safety Camera Alerts and (energy saving) Parking Mode that detects impact and motion. For security the cam offers the ability to geofence an area, so you can be notified when your car containing the F800 Pro leaves this area and as well as the ability to locate your vehicle when parked. The Advanced Driving Assistance System includes a Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning System. A 32GB microSD card is included for storage. This will be enough for over 400 minutes of footage before looping begins to erase older files. The F800 PRO does not have a built-in screen so configuration happens in the Thinkware Cloud app. Tutorials help with setup. As a tip the adhesive plate that attaches to the windscreen should be positioned accurately the first time as you can’t rotate the cam left and right. It is a fab gift for the dad who loves his car!
# Tracklements Father’s Day Bundle.
Based in the heart of Wiltshire and founded in the 1970’s, Tracklements lovingly make an award-winning range of over 60 artisan condiments, from the UK’s first Wholegrain Mustard to Fresh Chilli Jam. Handmade in small batches the simple planet friendly ingredients make for clean, classic, delicious tastes. It is not only the ingredients they source with care but Tracklements also work with ethical energy provider Good Energy to ensure that 100% of the electricity they use is renewable and sustainable. The packaging is also green, FSC certified cardboard, with biodegradable bubble bags, packed with vegetable starch curls that dissolve in water. I really love the illustrations and attention to detail of the packaging. At just £18.20 for five of their best sellers it can be delivered directly to your Dad’s door. The decoratively boxed bundle includes British Beer Mustard, 140g – Made with a malty local Wiltshire beer. Particularly British Piccalilli, 270g – with a sharp punch and moreish crunch. Spitfire Chilli Mustard, 140g. Not for the faint hearted! Perfect Ploughman’s Pickle, 295g and Fresh Chilli Jam, 250g – which is lovely and sticky sweet. Maybe buy a few different types of cheese to accompany it!
# Conker Dorset Dry Gin.
Conker is run by a team of friends, sharing a passion to build a world-class distillery, on a shoestring budget in Southbourne in Bournemouth, Dorset. Launched in 2014 the recipe of their founding product, the Dorset Dry, was developed in Rupert’s kitchen on a 1.5-litre alembic pot still. Luckily, Rupert’s landlord was fine with the HMRC registering his kitchen for this purpose! (You’ll find this kitchen’s coordinates on every bottle of the Dorset Dry). A fresh take on a London Dry (but not too dry) each bottle is packed full of British wheat spirit and New Forest Spring Water sourced from just outside Ringwood in Hampshire. It contains 10 botanicals, is well-balanced and Juniper-led, with notes of elderberries, marsh samphire and hand foraged gorse flowers from the clifftops. From the website, to the bottle design, to the taste, award winning Conker is a brand that exudes passion. The drink is zesty and smooth with a perfectly aimed kick. I love a gin straight up with tonic, call me patriotic, but I also enjoy a dry gin with a dash of ginger ale and squeeze of lime. A 70cl bottle retails for £36 and raises £5 for the RNLI on their mission to end preventable loss of life at sea. On a side note, Expresso Martini is my partners favourite cocktail which I can’t usually drink…but Conker also sells a decaf coffee liqueur with a pretty sexy mixing video on the website. That is going in the online shopping basket.
# David Toewie ChattyFeet socks.
Socks are a staple practical gift so why not level up with ChattyFeet socks to shake up the sock drawers of men and women everywhere. ChattyFeet are here to get you giggling with funky themed character socks, character mugs, enamel pins and paper models. With more than 40 quirky designs from art, science, royals, and literature I just love the designs and colours. The David Toewie socks retail at £8.50 and are available in sizes 5-8 and 9-12. Offering a quick delivery and good quality every pair is produced in Europe from combed cotton. It is what makes them super soft. Customers say they have washed and worn well, and you will notice there are kids characters and family sets too!
# Virgin Wines Black Pig.
Virgin Wines PLC was founded in 2000 and today is one of the UK’s largest direct to consumer wine retailers, selling more than 100 million bottles of wine and winning multiple independent awards. I enjoy using this site as the search lets you choose your preferred colour, style and taste, grape then gives you options of wine. Each wine page shows useful information like ABV, vintage, where it is from and when it is at its best to drink. Plus, they have a team of over 40 Personal Wine Advisors that offer a free, one-to-one service acting as your very own personal sommelier. The Black Pig McLaren Vale Shiraz is one of their bestselling reds from one of the most iconic ranges. Steve and his team have produced a Limited-Edition Dad’s Black Pig perfect for a Father’s Day gift. With a rich taste and a bespoke presentation tube, this is a special gift that will be remembered. Retailing at £25.99 it would be a perfect accompaniment to a steak dinner.
# Trendhim leather belt.
Online men’s retailer Trendhim was founded in late 2007 offering quality men’s accessories that are fashionable and affordable. Designed in Denmark, they currently have 13 brands in their portfolio and products all have something different to say. A good belt is always a good purchase and the BSWK cognac leather auto lock belt gives the perfect balance of modern style and quality. Retailing for £45 Trendhim offers free delivery of this handsome eco-friendly vegetable-tanned leather belt which retails in three sizes. The automatic Nickel-free buckle adjusts to any waist size in seconds, while the colouration on the leather adds a stylish touch to everything from jeans to a suit.
# Vegan Happy cap.
Small but passionate brand Vegan Happy wanted to create subtle and stylish vegan clothes that are ageless and that you could pair with the rest of your wardrobe. All items are ethically sourced and 100% vegan – many are PETA Approved, organic, Fair Wear or Fair Trade, and printed or embroidered with vegan inks and thread. With summer weather coming the Vegan Cameo Cap retails for £16 in a range of colours made of 100% cotton that is ONE SIZE with Rip-Strip adjuster. Lightweight and affordable it is sponge cleanable which is very handy. As a plus 10% of profits go back to help fund animal rescue. Their policy is simple… they hope you love the clothes, but if there are any issues, let them know and they will put it right straight away. The clothes are great for dad…if the kids do not steal them first.
# Cranes Mixed Cider Bundle.
I was born in Herefordshire and live in Devon…so it is safe to say I am a big fan of cider. So is my other half. The Cranes company was started by identical twin brothers Ben and Dan Ritsema and the 100% natural ingredient filled ciders are handcrafted in Cambridge where they are also bottled and dispatched in 100% natural packaging. Cranes fruit ciders are vegan and gluten-free. They utilise the natural sweetness of the superfruits, meaning they contain 30% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than brand leaders. The Mixed Cider Bundle contains all of Cranes delicious ciders! – perfect for sampling! Inside are 2 x Premium Apple Ciders crafted using British Apples, 2 x Lemons & Kumquats the new flavour, which is really refreshing, 2 x Raspberries & Pomegranates my favourite as it is nice and sweet, a bottle of Blueberries & Apples, zesty bottle of Cranberries & Limes and bottle of Premium Apple Low Alcohol Cider 0.5% which is a nice addition.
# The Positive Bullet Diary.
Ali and Finn created the Positive Planner and want everyone to make their mental health a priority in life! As well as running workshops and creating artwork they have a total of 4 books: The Positive Planner, The Positive Bullet Diary, The Positive Wellness Journal and the new book baby, The Positive Doodle Diary, that is especially for children. The Positive Bullet Diary retails at £20 and is beautifully bound in blue fabric and branded with the impactful logo. The Blue One is a 12-month undated diary born to be an inspirational space to organise your day-to-day life and appointments, events and commitments. Dads can be stationary lovers too and the diary not only contains weekly and monthly page spreads but monthly affirmations, illustrations, and useful blank pages. The design has been carefully planned. Need it gift-wrapped and sent direct? No problem! Just select this option on the website and insert your own personal message before adding it to your bag. That type of easy shopping certainly makes me feel more relaxed!
# Bedroom Athletics Brody Slipper Clogs.
British brand Bedroom Athletics have been making luxury slippers, slipper boots and beautiful bedtime wear for men and women since 2007. Their mission is to ‘ban boring bedwear’ by selling style and substance, for lounging, relaxing, working or simply just being at home. The high-quality Brody – Slipper Clogs retail for £35.00. Available in sizes 7 – 12 and two colours, Navy and Grey Marl with contrast piping they are well designed contemporary felt slippers. They are simple but smart and what really impressed me is the thick and sturdy soft suede moulded foot bed. This gives me reassurance as my grandad needs a supportive shoe. The sole is nonslip so practical and felting also means the slippers are nice and warm! A standout slipper! As a bonus they offer Free Shipping over £40.
# Honey Heaven Gift Bag Trio.
Looking for an alternative to refined sugar? Established in 2015 by a brother and sister team, Robert & Silvia Mocsari Honey Heaven exclusively sources small, artisanal Hungarian beekeepers to provide their range of Organic honeys. Brought up on these, together with a knowledge of the medicinal benefits of herbs and spices passed down the generations, the range of 10 organic honeys reflect this wisdom and passion for health-giving, natural products that taste great. Treat the dad in your life to a gift set of three of Honey Heaven’s fabulous honeys presented in a sustainable jute bag for £33. Included was a beautiful Lavender honey perfect for baking and stirring into hot tea to promote a good night’s sleep. The Cinnamon honey is perfect drizzled over granola and the intensely coloured Turmeric that also tastes great in honey and has a bundle of heath benefits. Try something new with this wonderful bundle!
# EnergyDots – SleepDOT!
EnergyDOTs products make an ideal pressie for dads in need of a wellbeing boost. The latest wellbeing technology designed to support dads during work, rest and play they are technology discs that he can wear, stick to his wireless devices or place around the home to help aid sleep and support his wellbeing. Each DOT has a magnetic structure which is digitally programmed with an intelligent combination of natural fields designed to support your wellbeing. Retailing at £25 the SleepDOT is placed next to your head where you sleep – for example on the headboard or a bedside table. SleepDOT emits natural frequencies that encourage your brain to slow to the Theta and Delta frequencies. These are the slowest frequencies of the brain, associated with relaxation and present during daydream, meditation, and deep dreamless sleep. This fascinating present is lightweight, unobtrusive and a unique gift.
# Contigo drinkware.
Global leader in reusable, on-the-go, drinkware Contigo’s travel mugs and water bottles keep drinks cool for up to 28 hours or hot for up to 10 hours whilst also being 100% leak-proof and spill-proof – ideal for dads in the office or out and about. They are a brand we have tested before and are my choice for the kids bottles that do not leak. The Contigo Matterhorn water bottle (£17.99) designs have marble patterns and metallic coatings. It is made from Thermalock vacuum-insulated stainless steel and the tethered lid is leak-proof, and the spout twists off to allow for easy cleaning and adding ice cubes. I like the size and how easy it is to wash. A coffee lover’s dream, the Contigo’s Autoseal Luxe travel mug keeps drinks piping hot for 5 hours (or cold for 12 if iced drinks are your thing) and has a lockable push-button lid in six metallic finishes. For £29.52 it is an environmentally friendly option compared to disposable cups.
# MEATER Plus meat thermometer.
For the dad who loves a BBQ! The world’s first wireless meat thermometer, the MEATER Plus is a simple to setup, simple to use, no fuss meat thermometer with a smart guided cook system which will ensure you never burn or undercook your dinner! The built-in Bluetooth repeater in the charger extends the wireless range up to 50m so you don’t have to constantly watch the grill or oven. Just connect your MEATER Plus to any smartphone or tablet and use the free app MEATER Plus which provides estimated cooking times, monitors your meat whilst cooking, sends alerts to your device, and lets you know when your meat is cooked. Connect to Alexa for added connectivity. It has a chic bamboo charging dock with magnetic back and the probe is made with stainless steel and heat resistant ceramic. The MEATER Plus is dishwasher safe and rechargeable: for over 24 hours of continuous cooking. Available to purchase from MEATER, it is priced at £99 and is any foodies dream gift.
# The Aura Carver frame.
The Aura Frames’ Carver collection offers smartly designed digital photo frames, and unlimited photo storage to living rooms across the UK – perfect for sharing treasured memories with loved ones that have missed seeing little ones over the past year. The perfect Father’s Day gift he will love the sleek minimalist design available in Charcoal, Chalk White, and Black-White Marble. The impressive HD 10.1-inch display with 1920×1200 screen resolution is crystal clear, is landscape only and the ambient light sensor automatically adjusts display brightness for eye comfort. It requires a Wi-Fi connection. The easy-to-use device means you can change the photo with a single touch with the bar at the top of the frame. Available exclusively on Carver frames, Intelligent Photo Pairing is Aura’s proprietary smart feature that uses AI to group similar photos, resulting in unexpected moments of surprise and delight. Retailing for £149, the Carver is available from Amazon and auraframes.co.uk and comes with 1 year warranty. Aura also works with Alexa and Google assistant.
# The Aesthetics Room.
The Aesthetics Room is based in two of London’s prestigious locations, Harley Street and Mayfair. Clinical director and head practitioner Vishul is a specialist in non-surgical treatments and encourages men to invest in their skincare. Offering free consultation for clinical treatments The Aesthetics Room are highly reputable and have sent some quality products to include in the guide. Chicly packaged he can indulge himself with a luxurious daily cleansing oil that has a fresh scent and is jam packed full of Sweet Almond oil. Follow this with the rich PCA SKIN Vitamin B brightening serum which sinks in quickly leaving skin matt and no oily residue to reduce uneven skin tone. The serum also contains Niacinamide (6%) – a potent, yet calming antioxidant that delivers multiple important benefits to the skin. It helps to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and improve barrier function. This is critical for healthy, bright skin. Then add a pea sized amount of the hydrating silk coat balm that can be used day or night and is thick, cool and fragrance free. These best selling full sized products are suitable for all skin types and are available to purchase as a set here for £139 on sale.
# The Oxford Artisan Distillery Rye Vodka.
Obviously, I am a big fan of craft distilleries. Introducing the first vodka release from The Oxford Artisan Distillery. Located in the heart of Oxford, they are the only distillery in the world to use populations of ancient heritage grains to produce their full range of spirits. Responsible farming means no fungicides, no herbicides and no pesticides are used. The bespoke handmade copper stills are something to behold so an Oxford Artisan Distillery tour would be a bonus gift! The award-winning Oxford Rye Organic Vodka comes in a nice solid bottle and I love the black and gold labelling complimented with the black wax seal. Because of its malty caramel undertone, you can get away with having it over ice without a mixer…but it is vodka so – Moscow Mule anyone? At £34.95 it is certainly one to add to the collection.
One lucky winner will receive the Thinkware F800 PRO Dash Cam. The competition will run from 25/5-2/6.
Above all, just be sure to let dad know how much you appreciate them.