Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021
By Julia Paddon
As I write, Father’s Day 2021 could also be a celebration of the end of lockdown and a return to normality. If that’s the case – and even if it isn’t – the 20th June should be a day to celebrate the man about the house, or at least give him something memorable to welcome-in better and happier times.
With that in mind, this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide has something for dads of all ages, in all shapes and sizes – just as we like them…
Fila Onyx Track Jacket
Calling on Fila’s retro appeal, the Fila Onyx Track Top is a casual sports-luxe wardrobe essential for this season. Perfect for off-duty days or layering up for a more formal occasion, this jacket features sleek embroidered branding and a stylish, contemporary look.
£59.95 from standout.co.uk
A classic sneaker is rare to come by. Style, quality and comfort are key factors to consider. Thankfully, Sheffield-based footwear brand Goral has the perfect solution: the Mellor II. A pared back take on the classic simple sneaker, The Mellor, in a selection of luxuriously thick full grain Horween and calf leathers with our signature resoleable blake stitch construction. The result is a no-nonsense highly durable minimal sneaker with high quality materials inside and out. Available in White, Black, Navy, Dark Brown and Natural.
£285 from goral-shoes.co.uk
T.M.Lewin Large Check Slim Fit Shirt
Slip it on under a sweatshirt or jumper, tuck in or out, or roll up the sleeves and wear it open over a T-shirt on warmer days. Made from 100% cotton that has been lightly milled into a Twill weave to create a soft, brushed feel, in a classic colour combination. This customer favourite is a flattering fit for the average build.
£44.95 from tmlewin.co.uk
Dare 2B Soaring Waterproof Jacket in Ebony
The perfect gift for the dads among us who love the great outdoors – this waterproof jacket from Dare 2B has clever styling components, as well as a fashionable look. Featuring a drawstring hood, zip closure and reflective panels, this tech-focussed jacket is also waterproof, windproof and water repellent, helping your dad tackle the elements in style!
£69.95 from standout.co.uk
Bear & Socks Gift Pack
You can’t beat a classic sock present for Father’s Day, but this year it’s time to ensure they are sustainable too. This exclusive gift set of comfortable, organic cotton socks, features 3 designs defined by simplicity, fun and style. These men’s socks can be easily worn with casual clothes or dressed up for work.
£30 from absolutelybear.com
Regatta Men’s Andreson V Hybrid Insulated Quilted Hooded Walking Jacket Navy White
The Andreson Hybrid V Jacket combines highly compressible Warmloft fill that has the feel of natural down yet performs even when wet. With a tough-wearing water-repellent shell DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish. The strategically placed Extol Stretch to provide a lightweight layer of warmth that moves.
RRP £60 Now £29.95 from regatta.com/mens/jackets-coats
Dare2bMen’s Forgo Half Zip Hooded Fleece Aluminium Grey
Throw on and go Supremely soft fleece hoody perfect for weekend hikes and cool downs in the park. This casual layer features a drawcord hood, a kangaroo pocket and sports-stretch binding around the hem to lock out the elements.
£28 from dare2b.com
Nilfisk Power Washer
The new Nilfisk Core Pressure Washers range combines clever cleaning solutions with striking and powerful features, making it the perfect choice for all types of outdoor domestic cleaning tasks. Expertly crafted using only the highest quality materials, the Nilfisk Core Pressure Washers are durable, efficient and offer exceptional performance.
£199.99 – more info nilfisk.com
Get cooked to perfection meat or fish from your BBQ with the MEATER Plus wireless meat thermometer. It’s simple to setup and to use and features a smart guided cook system. Never burn or undercook again! You can don’t even have to man the grill, thanks to estimated cooking times and handy alerts to your device.
£99 from meater.com
Ember Temperature Control Mug2
This best-selling mug by Ember is brilliant. Simply set a precise temperature for your drink and maintain it for as long as you need. All you have to do is set your desired drinking temperature using the Ember app, then pour it in to wake the mug.
£99.99 from firebox.com
IMO Q4 Pro
The IMO Q4 Pro is packed with fantastic features. With a 5.45″ HD screen, 18:9 ratio edge-to-edge display and dual rear camera, the IMO Q4 Pro captures crystal-clear images. Other smart features include IMO Face Unlock and a 16GB memory. Also equipped with a 2500mAh battery ensuring all your productivity and entertainment needs are met.
£64.99 from tescomobile.com
Swann’s Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera
The Tracker Cam is the world’s first compact, non-mechanical, pan-tilt security camera that includes Direction Detection. It uses Swann’s Light Flow Detection technology to track and record moving objects without moving, while the auto-zoom capability ensures any harmful or suspicious activity is kept targeted and in-focus.
£89.99 from swann.com/uk
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BBQ season is back and bigger than ever. Get ready to grill with this summer’s ultimate must-have gadget, the Thermapen. The UK’s no.1 digital meat thermometer is the perfect tool to ensure you barbecue delicious cuts of meat to perfection, giving fast and accurate food temperature readings in less than three seconds.
£66 from thermapen.co.uk
Gtech Hedge Trimmer HT50
Gtech’s new, upgraded long reach hedge trimmer features a 50% longer blade so that you can cover more of your hedge than ever, in just one cut. This well-balanced trimmer makes cutting your hedge simple helping you to reach higher up and lower down for the perfect cut.
£199.99 from gtech.co.uk
Kit Wireless Kitchen Wall Charger
Avoiding any nuisance from messy wires, the Wireless Kitchen Wall Charger from Kit is the perfect accessory to help save space on worktops. The charger offers 10W of wireless Qi fast charging for two phones or one tablet. The clever design still allows easy access to the second slot of a double plug socket, if needed.
£59.99 from amazon.co.uk
HUAWEI Watch Fit Smart Watch – Graphite Black
Whether you’re training for a triathlon, or just like to make sure you’re getting in your 10,000 steps a day, this graphite black Huawei smart watch can really help you along your health journey. It has a large 41.6mm AMOLED screen that’ll show off all your apps clearly – including the fitness tracker that’ll count your steps, distance, calories and show your progress. It’s got a GPS tracker too, which will track your routes and give you that proud feeling when you can visually see the distance you travelled.
£69 from ao.com
Indulge Dad in something he really wants this year – the gift of Drambuie – the perfect tipple to enjoy with friends and family. Whether he prefers the honeyed spirit like an Old Fashioned, as an iconic Rusty Nail, or as a bit of sweet heat in his favourite coffee, Drambuie is like coming home.
The new 50cl bottle, RRP £18 is available from Morrisons
Dram Bourbon Tasting Set
This Bourbon Tasting from Drinks by the Dram is perfect for dads who love their American whiskey. Containing 5 beautiful 3cl wax-sealed bottles of delicious bourbon from some of America’s best producers, this set is perfect for the bourbon novice and lover alike! Why not send your Dad a pack and get one yourself and create your own zoom Bourbon tasting?
£24.95 from masterofmalt.com
Virgin Wines trio
You can’t go wrong with this classic wine trio for Father’s Day. Including Virgin Wine’s very popular 16 Little Black Pigs Shiraz 2019, Nadia’s Pure Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Marques de Valencia Gran Reserva 2013. These delectable wines are packed into a wooden presentation box to create an extra special gift. Happiness guaranteed.
£36.99 from virginwines.co.uk
Leftfield Malbec 2019
Leftfield describe their Malbec as “your chisel-jawed hero, draped in his velvet cape, crushing blackberries underfoot”. Hailing from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand, this wine is deliciously different to other malbecs from Argentina and France. It has brooding and intense characters of blackberry and liquorice meet the heroically proportioned mass of dark chocolate draped in smooth, fine velvet. Excellent with roasted red meats.
£13.95 from yorkwines.co.uk
The Ultimate Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit for cocktail-loving, old-fashioned or whiskey-loving fathers. This premium cocktail kit allows you to make bar quality cocktails at home, and comes with a giant ice mould, cocktail ingredients, a Gnaw chocolate bar and an easy how-to guide, the perfect activity to celebrate Father’s Day!
£39 from thecocktailservice.co.uk
La Chouffe Gift Pack
This gift pack (which happens to be vegan and vegetarian) has a cute story behind its contents – Brasserie d’Achouffe is named after the Chouffe gnomes rumoured to live in the Ardennes mountains. According to legend, the magical gnomes ran their own brewery in the hills for many years until disaster struck and the brewery was destroyed. The story goes that one of these little brewers visited the founders of Brasserie d’Achouffe and gave them the recipe for the beer which would henceforth be known as La Chouffe.
£29 from thebelgianbeercompany.com
Vintage Roots – Better beer in cans box
If you are a fan of good beer, make room in your fridge (easy as they are compact!), as these will not disappoint. Five craft brews, three cans of each from two leading sustainable organic breweries. If you’re thinking of having some drinks under the sun this Father’s Day, these quality cans are a must!
£37 from vintageroots.co.uk
The Cozi Hoodie is a wearable, warm fluffy blanket-meets-hoodie, crafted from high-quality Sherpa fleece and perfect for outdoor events or snuggling up at home. These one-size-fits-all hoodies are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and available in a range of colours. Cozi Hoodie plants trees for every order and uses fully recyclable packaging.
£49.99 from cozihoodie.com
Babington Soap Co. Moisturising Hand Sanitizer
This unique new product comes in a beautiful bottle, combining the beauty of self-care with the necessity of today’s daily essentials! Bridging the gap between clean and hydrated hands, the Babington Soap Co. have created a hand moisturiser with a difference. Armed with the unique ingredient Chitosan – a wholly plant-based and in this case pharmaceutical grade moisturiser – it sidesteps the dryness and irritation provoked by standard sanitisers to leave hands feeling soft and smooth.
£18 at babingtonsoap.co.uk
SleepDOT is programmed with soothing frequency vibrations designed to help you get a better night’s sleep. You place the DOT 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 – the slowest frequencies of the brain – associated with relaxation and present during daydream, meditation and deep dreamless sleep.
£25 from energydots.com
Dermatology M Face Wash
Cleansing, brightening and soothing, this skin-balancing daily face wash is free from SLS, SLES and soap, using natural cleansers to gently yet effectively remove impurities without drying the skin. Surfactants derived from Coconut and sustainable Palm Oils cleanse and condition skin while Honeysuckle Extract soothes irritation, Palmarosa Essential Oil hydrates and organic Rose Geranium and Sweet Orange balance and brighten the complexion for a soft, supple finish.
£42 from dermatology-m.com
Throw it, crank it, spin it or slam it, Wicked’s ground-breaking, hand-propelled spinning disc reaches an incredible 500 revs per minute! Using the central power crank, dad just needs to give it a simple flick of his wrist to get it spinning, unleashing an awesome array of tricks and stunts such as a cool claw grind, a hilarious finger hop, a Wicked body roll and so much more! An LED version with flashing lights is also available.
£10 from wickedmania.com
The 90’s are calling! and Tamagotchi is answering with new stylish designs and retro collaborations. These new Tamagotchi’s will keep dads on their toes with the constant feeding, playing, health checks and providing medicine when needed, and most importantly disciplining the Tamagotchi if he starts to bother them when he’s happy, fed and all cleaned up. The way a Tamagotchi is raised from egg to child to adult and how they are taken care of will decide which of the seven adults they become.
£15.99 from Amazon
Bread Dipper Tasting Set
Looking for a special gift for a foodie father? An eco-friendly gift box packed with seven 100ml delicious bread dipping oils; three of which have won Great Taste stars. Great to share with friends, or to enjoy at home. A popular Father’s Day gift, or just a little something for those who like to try something new and a little different.
£27 from charlieandivys.co.uk
Orriss & Son Chilli Sauce Set
Now there’s a new weapon to add to Dad’s cookery arsenal. Produced in small batches to ensure maximum freshness and recipe integrity, Orriss & Son is a deliciously punchy, specialist collection of fermented chilli sauces. Perfect for the foodie Dad that is looking for a kick out of life!
£21.75 from orrissandson.com
Coffees of the World Gift Set
Like a choice when it comes to coffee? From the rich and chocolatey to the sweet and fruity, there’s a brilliant brew to suit every mood, including single origin coffees from India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean and a blend from Brazil and Indonesia. Each coffee is ground and ready for you to make your perfect cuppa.
£28 from whittard.co.uk
Paddy & Scott’s Coffee Starter Set
The Fuelling Ambition Starter Kit will introduce Dad to a range of delicious, ethical and sustainable coffee so he can experiment at his leisure. For just £22.50 the kit includes four bags of freshly-ground coffee and a week’s supply of craft coffee brew bags (like tea bags, but coffee) to enjoy at home, at work or just to keep in your pocket as the ultimate, great-tasting and energy-fuelled accessory.
£22.50 from paddyandscotts.shop
Real Handful Nut Box
Real Handful are here to make your gift shopping easier this Father’s Day with their new healthy snacking gift box. A fantastic selection of sweet and savoury snacks, each box can be personalised and delivery is FREE! Perfect for snack lovers, vegans and vegetarians, fitness fanatics, Netflix addicts, family, friends, colleagues and last minute panic buys the list is endless.
£19.99 from realhandful.com
Hand-crafted from double-streamed willow and finished with real leather straps, this beautiful hamper will serve you year after year. This fitted hamper includes all the picnic essentials; a polar fleece blanket, stainless steel cutlery and cups, porcelain plates, cotton napkins, a flask, a cooler bag, and even a corkscrew!
£125.20 from regencyhampers.com
The Peter Manning Wax Jacket
The Peter Manning Wax Jacket is our take on a rugged classic, but (with its proportional features and proper sleeve and body length) made specifically for the “not-so-tall” guy. Featuring a durable waxed cotton shell to help keep the wind and rain at bay and a warm quilted nylon lining, this classic piece will take you from the city to the country and back.
$298 from petermanningnyc.com
Steam Dreams Rail Co. gift vouchers, from £50 offer a wide range of day excursions – some powered by the iconic Flying Scotsman – from over 30 departure points. Seaside, historical and cultural destinations include Bath, Great Yarmouth, York and Lincoln. Tickets from around £79 for Premium Standard class, Pullman Style dining from £240.