Father’s Day can be a difficult time for those who have lost theirs, those who long to be a father or fathers who have lost their children. Take June 20th as a time to remember those fond memories and spend time with the people dearest to you. Adding some fresh flowers to their grave or perhaps an artificial personalised wreath makes for a heart-warming gesture.
Local Gift Experiences
One way to ensure that the father in your life never forgets this Father’s Day is by treating him to a gift experience.
Taste the gin on our doorstep by booking one of Plymouth Gin Distillery’s tours. Learn about the history of Plymouth Gin, the process of making the gin and you can even make your own gin! There are three tours to choose from, one is the tour of the Black Friar’s Distillery, the second is called The Gin Connoisseur’s Tour where you have a tour of the Distillery and an in-depth blind tasting of five gins and the third is the Master Distiller’s Tour where you get a tour of the distillery, a blind tasting and become a Distiller and create your very own gin.
Perhaps Cider is more to their taste? The Stable, located on Sutton Harbour offers a cider tasting board with 5 delicious local pressed ciders. The cider goes down very nicely with one of their fresh pizzas or pies overlooking the Barbican.
BrewDog offers a wide range of gift opportunities for craft beer lovers. As well as a choice of beer bundles delivered to your door, you can also get bar gift cards to spend at BrewDog Plymouth, located in The Barcode. If heading up to Bristol isn’t an issue, they offer a beer school where you can have an ultimate guided tasting experience!
For the golf lovers, treat your father this Father’s Day to a golf experience at one of our local golf clubs. You can get monetary gift cards to spend on golfing equipment or you can get a choice of different golfing experiences.
Planning for a garden party this Father’s Day? Add in a bit of friendly competitiveness with a mini golf course in your back garden! Portable Putts offer a range of different sized courses starting at £75, that are fun for all ages.
Who says these gifts are just for your father to enjoy? You can purchase a spa day experience or massage at one of our local spas and spend the day relaxing with your Dad!
Capturing a memory in time is something we all cherish. PL7 Studios in Plympton offer affordable family photoshoots and prints you can take home afterwards. Have your printed images professionally framed for a timeless gift.
Brown paper packages tied up with string, full of all of his favourite things!
It is often useful to stick to a theme when deciding what to put in a hamper. Whether that’s cinema night treats, delicatessen nibbles, home spa kit or even whisky related. To begin making your hamper from scratch, you will need a box or basket big enough to fit everything in, some tissue paper or any kind of filling you have around the house and some string for the finishing touch!
Now that the high street shops have re-opened, try shopping local to support those businesses that weren’t allowed to open during the third lockdown.
If you’re struggling for small gift ideas, take a read of this list;
– Beer/ lager/ wine/ Liquor
– Homemade biscuits or cake
(Make sure they have cooled down)
– Charcuterie from a local deli
– Cheeses and crackers
– Chutneys and jams
– Bottle opener
– Pint glass
– Moisturiser/ lip balm
– Beard care/ Shaving kit
– Bath and Shower gel
Once you have thought of a theme or a few gifts your Dad would really love, arrange them in the box so that everything is visible yet slightly tucked into the tissue paper/ filling. You can then wrap the box with wrapping paper or just add some string to finish it off.
Creating a hamper can take a lot of time to execute, especially if you need to go to a different store for every item. There are many different pre-made hampers or ones you can personalise yourself online from retail outlets such as hampers.com, prestigehampers.co.uk and etsy.com.
If you have a specific theme in mind, you can then search for a closely related shop. For food-related hampers, search for Cartwright & Butler, M&S, Yumbles, The Cheese Wedge etc and for spa hampers, have a look at Cowshed, The White Company, The Body Shop, Kiehl’s or Ted Baker.
The Plymouth Market is home to a fantastic array of shops and restaurants, perfect for a local gift or two for Father’s Day. Fry’s Farm Shop have a wide range of local produce and ales which would work perfectly as a hamper. They have also collaborated with a neighbouring stall and put together some socks and a local ale to buy for £7.
Support your local high street shops when you can through this difficult time, particularly for independent business owners.
A gift that keeps on growing. Have your dad become a new father all over again with a new plant to look after. Bud Houseplants have an array of quality plants and plant pots at affordable prices in Plymouth.
Treat your dad to the bike they’ve always wanted. Puffing Billy Cycles, based near Dartmoor, supplies premium road, mountain and electric bikes as well as bike parts and accessories.
For those smarter occasions, blame LILY, located in the Plymstock Broadway, have a brilliant men’s section including designer watches, cufflinks, necklaces, scarfs and ties to choose from.
The best thing we can do for the economy of Plymouth and the welfare of independent businesses is to shop locally. With the brilliant array of shops in Plymouth, this doesn’t mean we have to compromise on quality.
With everything re-opening and beginning to feel somewhat normal again. It’s time to give your father the Father’s Day they missed out on last year! We hope these gifting ideas have inspired you to make it a Father’s Day they won’t forget.