Just what do you buy for Father’s Day 2021, even though he says “you don’t have to buy me anything!”
We have trawled our shopping outlets to create a guide for you to shine like a star on Father’s Day 2021 – whether that’s essential additions to the fragrance shelf, to food & drink goodies, tech gadgets, luxury accessories and more.
Father’s Day 2021 – Accessorising the man about town
With the warmer summer months approaching it’s important for dad to keep cool whilst looking good. These new pieces are crafted from a blend of cotton and linen, both naturally breathable fabrics. Combined, they are less prone to creasing and keep the wearer feeling pleasantly cool during hot spells. The material also has a supersoft feel for additional comfort. They also have gorgeous blazers for all occasions.
If your dad has been very, very good this year, then you might like to treat him to a gift from luxury leather goods company, Noble Macmillan. Beloved by celebrities including the fashionable stylist Gok Wan, there’s a wide range to choose from including wallets, hunter flasks and stirrup cups, valet trays, wash bags, luxury games, cellar and fishing books – the choice is endless, but you still can’t go wrong with a leather wallet.
From – Noble Macmillan
Price | £95
Stylish London-based tech accessories brand Nolii have delivered a stylish accessories alternative for your iPhone. Their designed for function modular couple phone cases can be just that or you can add in a range of accessories to suit your needs on that day – an accompanying battery, wallet, loop cable, fitness armband – just twist, click and lock. All are also available in a range of current vogue colourways which you can mix and match according to your mood – who needs boring black and silver accessories?!
From – Nolii
Price | Couple case from £19.99
Oh no, not socks again, you might say but these are not just some commonplace, everyday pair of socks – these are from PAIRS Scotland, a British contemporary socks brand, who launched in October 2020 using traditional yet sustainable methods. These collections include a luxuriously soft, yet hard wearing Mohair Sock in a range of colourways; an Undyed Alpaca range in four natural colours; and a sumptuously warm Alpaca Bed Socks in a range of light colours. Flaunt those tootsies in style!
From – Pairs Scotland
Price | £30 for Alpaca Bed Socks
Father’s Day 2021 – The way to a man’s heart is…
Harrods Chocolate Hall
Harrods celebrated 150 years of chocolate with the opening of the much-anticipated Chocolate Hall, a breath-taking theatre of chocolate with fresh chocolate handcrafted in their Chocolaterie. This complete sensory experience is also the only UK department store to make and sell its own chocolate in-house.
Expect luxury chocolate brands, including To’ak, made with one of the rarest varieties of Ecuadorian Nacional cacao beans and handcrafted using an extraordinary fermentation process. Our favourites are the classics, the Harrods Gold Bar and chocolate-covered fruit and nuts.
Imagine delicious chocolate biscuit bonbons filled with creamy caramel-praline and decorated with a porcelain finish, elegantly packaged, and delivered to your door. These treats are also vegan and gluten-free and are basically intricate pieces of art in a delicious bite. Look out for the Swarovski collection that will transform the signature sparkling gold box into a limited-edition jewellery box, decorated with dozens of traceable shiny crystals.
From – Biscuit Boutique
Price | £28 for a box of 9 biscuits
The Virginia BBQ In A Box
Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia has partnered with Tom Hixson of Smithfield who has chosen the best American-style meat cuts, Brixton’s Lazy Scientist has created three limited edition rye-based hot sauces with Catoctin’s master distiller and the box also includes full preparation guide from Tom Hixson, recipes for authentic Virginian sides and cocktails, a Spotify playlist, instructions for Cornhole (a traditional Virginia garden game) and more. The box contains nearly 5kg of meat, as well as a full-size bottle of rye, sauces and added extras, comfortably serving six hungry people.
From – Tom Hixson
Price | £110
Yorkshire Handmade Pies
Well this Father’s Day idea is “as easy as pie”. Chief Pie Maker James Sturdy has pulled out all the stops to create a special Father’s Day pie that delivers satisfaction, warmth and love in just one pie by re-imagining the classic short pastry steak and potato pie with a rough puff top. A pack of six will be delivered to your dad’s door post haste within 24-48 hours. Even better, Yorkshire Handmade Pies has joined up with FoodCycle, a charity which runs projects across the country serving meals made from surplus food which would otherwise have gone to waste. That makes these pies even tastier in our humble opinion.
From – Yorkshire Handmade Pies
Price | £22.50 for a pack of six
For all those who admit to being a bit of a Honey Monster (you know who you are!), how about gifting a set of three fabulous organic honeys from boutique business, Honey Heaven, beautifully presented in a jute gift bag? The happy trio is Natural Hungarian Acacia Honey, Natural Organic Honeydew Honey and Natural Organic Lavender Honey or you can select your own favourite three from their fabulous range of 10 organic honeys. Now doesn’t that sound good?
From – Honey Heaven
Price | £25
We love the care Wiltshire company Tracklements have taken with their sustainable packaging but of course, it is the contents that count. Caution went out with the wind, pieces of shredded paper flying all over the floor as we unearthed a treasure of a kind, a pack of five of their over 60 artisan condiments from the UK’s first Wholegrain Mustard to award-winning Fresh Chilli Jam. According to taste, there’s a wide range of gift packs and bundles to choose from, among them the Store Cupboard Staples, to the Blazing Hot Bundle and the Right Royal Roasts – there’s even a recipe book.
From – Tracklements
Price | £18.20
Bradfords’ Farmer’s Feast Hamper
So everyone loves a hamper delivery – there’s something of the occasion about it, isn’t there? – their Port and Cheese combination seems the hit just the right note for Father’s Day.
Delivered in a wooden effect box, every order includes a Truckle of Mature Cheese, a bottle of Merlot, Stag Salt and Pepper Water Biscuits, a jar of Granny Bradford’s Best Pickle, a jar of Hot Tomato Chutney and a tine of Wild Boar, Stag or Quail Pate. All that – plus the option to customise with a free gift card. Who could say no? Word to the wise, they also deliver cupcakes and doughnuts … just saying.
From – Bradfords
Price | £27.90
For the chocoholics amongst our fathers, this might prove to be a positive hit earning copious brownie points year around! Send him a 100% natural artisan Chocolate Tasting Box for either Dark Chocolate or for Dark, Milk and White Chocolate to start those taste buds soaring with delight. If you book online in time too, Dad can join Willie’s Live Virtual Chocolate Tasting on zoom to sample his chocolate selections with the ultimate entertaining expert.
Each Tasting Box has been particularly designed to take you on a journey from ‘bean to bar’ and includes raw cacao beans, roasted cocoa nibs and 10 all natural, artisan chocolate bars made from the best single estate cacaos in the world. There are also two limited edition chocolates inspired by the magical flavours of Japan.
From – Willie’s Cacao
Price | £22.99
Salted Caramel Lindt LindorⓇ Tree
If your Father has a sweet tooth, then this Salted Caramel Lindt LindorⓇ Tree is the perfect fit. Bright and sparkling on the outside thanks to the blue foiled LindorⓇ truffles which encase it, this chocolate gift is the perfect centrepiece for a Father’s Day celebratory meal. Guests can simply pluck their truffles off the tree whilst the glass vase that it comes in can be reused as a tea light candle holder too. There are three sizes from 25cm to 50cm and the tree can even be customised.
From – Sweet Tree by Browns
Price | £26.99 – £41.99
Father’s Day 2021 Drinks
Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Has your father ever wanted to learn more about wine? Let him impress friends and family with his knowledge of wine and learn how to navigate restaurant wine lists with ease, with the Level 1 Award in Wines from The Wine & Spirit Education Trust – perfect for beginners, and well-suited to Dads that are interested in developing their wine knowledge.
The course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine, exploring wine through sight, smell, and taste as well as gaining the basic skills needed to accurately describe wines, learning how to store and serve wine, and discovering the best ways to pair food with wine. WSET’s courses are now available online from start to finish, – offering the flexibility of studying and meaning that any social distancing requirements are not an issue.
From – WSET
Price | From £135
Château Cantenac Brown 2020 vintage
Cantenac Brown has 42 hectares of vineyards located in the Haut-Medoc wine appellation on the western extremes of the Margaux appellation. By any measure, 2020 will go down in history as a difficult winemaking year, but one of very high quality. Tristan Le Lous has vigorously confronted the exceptional circumstances surrounding his first vintage. The 2020 vintage offers an enticing window to the future of this noble Bordeaux wine. Dark in colour, the aromas are complex and spicy, the tannins are elegant and sexy. There is a lovely long, lingering finish to this rather unique vintage.
From – Berry Bros, Bordeaux Index and Goedhuis
Price | varies
Berry Bros. & Rudd Perspective Series 21-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky
At 43% ABV, the Perspective Series 21-Year-Old is a rich and complex blend of whiskies and comes from Royal Warrant Holders Berry Bros. and Rudd. Fresh, vibrant fruit is undercut by delicate oak and spice, gracefully interwoven with vanilla and honey, while a lingering finish. This could be a collectable whisky or one to enjoy right now. The Perspective Series brings together two art forms – whisky-making and photography and on this bottle is the rugged Sandwood Bay coastline. The essence of our master blender’s work is captured by photographer Lindsay Robertson’s evocative images. This is a limited edition whisky with only 6,300 bottles produced.
From – Amazon
Price | £89
Oxford Rye Organic Vodka
This double-gold medal winning spirit from Oxford Artisan Distillery is smooth, creamy and so interesting. The vodka is filtered, unusually, through coconut shell charcoal so has those subtle hints of spice and warm caramel. It’s one of a range of spirits produced by the firm, which is one of Britain’s very few ‘grain-to-glass’ distilleries. Oxford Rye Organic Vodka is best enjoyed as a sipping vodka, either at room temperature or chilled like daddy.
Price | £34.95 RPP/70cl
Guyana 21-Year-Old Rum
Does dad deserve an upgrade on his ‘usual’ rum? Quite simply, this is the rum for the whisky drinker. The beautiful bottle with a Caribbean inspired design features an exceptional expression from the Diamond Distillery in Guyana. With just 149 bottles produced, it’s a highly limited release. No two whisky casks are ever alike, and this holds true for rum casks as well. Despite only being a year older, and also matured in ex-bourbon, this dark rum is 60.9 ABV yet has a caramel sweetness tempered with oaky dryness and even some leathery notes – this very old rum would be an incredible partner to a cigar as the last sliver of late-summer sunlight disappears from the horizon.
From – Cask 88
Price | £115
L’arack De Musar
The Chateau Musar Arack from Lebanon is made from grape alcohol with an average age of five years. It is distilled four t1imes with the addition of anis seeds during the 4th distillation. It is then aged for one year in terracotta amphorae which give off liquorice aromas, before
being bottled. It is customary to add water to Arack when serving as a digestif but with this particular Arack it can also be enjoyed without water. It is smooth, sweet and very easy
in the mouth due to the ageing process yet still packs a 53% ABV punch. The additional distillation results in a very pure sophisticated Arack.
From – EWW Wines
Price | £27.50
This 100% Agave Tequila is produced from the finest Weber Blue Agave grown for 9 years in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Vivir use Hornos (clay ovens) to cook the Agave & natural volcanic spring water from a well at the distillery. The end result is a natural, fresh & flavour filled spirit that stays true to its Agave route. There are three options with the blanco double distilled and is a wonderfully smooth Tequila that would be great for cocktails. Bottles look fab too.
From – Vivir
Price | £35.99 (Blanco)
The People’s Captain
We love the brewing positivity from People’s Captain. Founded by professional rugby player, Greg Bateman who candidly opened up about his mental health struggles, he wanted to help others who suffer too. So, Greg enlisted his friends and street artist Nathan Bowen to design these really cool cans of craft beer that taste incredible too.
By buying these beers for your dad, you’re also giving back, as a percentage of the sales goes to The People’s Captain Foundation to help boost Britain’s mental health and the people that need support.
From – The People’s Captain
Price | From £14.29 for a six pack
Benriach Smoke Season
Whisky drinkers please take note. Regarded as the most intensely peated whisky to ever be released by the distillery, Benriach Smoke Season is a small batch release that pays homage to the 19th century palate of the Speyside region using Highland peat.
Differing from the majority of peat sourced near the sea on the West Coast and Islay, Highland peat offers a distinct aromatic and intense smoke, balanced by the impeccable sweetness from Benriach’s orchard fruit character. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind whisky to gift a one-of-a-kind Dad this Father’s Day, look no further.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £49.95 – 70cl
The Glen Grant 18 Year Old
An elegant and alluring award-winning spirit, Glen Grant single malt whisky offers a complex flavour for curious drinkers. The Glen Grant 18 Year Old is a single malt matured for at least 18 years in the highest quality, handpicked oak casks, which creates a radiant golden colour and seductive floral and oaky aroma. Deeply layered and complex, this rich and vibrant whisky delivers beautifully intricate flavours of malted caramel, vanilla, and raisins and lingers with a long, sweet, and pleasantly spicy finish.
From Master of Malt
Price | £118.95
Signature Brew’s Pub in a box
Still a little cautious about venturing to the pub with your dad, well, fear not – Signature Brew is bringing the pub to you with their Pub in a Box product, delivered in just one to two days. With a selection of award-winning craft beers, glassware, snacks, a music quiz and exclusive Spotify playlists curated by music journalists to accompany the beers themselves, well, it looks like a great night in is guaranteed.
From – Signature Brew
Price | From £25
For many dads, a drop of Drambuie, the UK’s oldest whisky liqueur brand, is the ultimate tipple and to bring an even warmer glow to that male heart, the Isle of Skye honeyed whisky liqueur has relaunched its premium spirit in a smaller 50cl bottle.
It’s the honeyed spirit neat over ice can be enjoyed like an Old Fashioned, in delicious cocktails like an iconic Rusty Nail or summery Drambuie Collins, or as a bit of sweet heat in his favourite coffee. It also works perfectly as an after-dinner drink with the family as restrictions ease and we can finally get together!
From – Drambuie and all good supermarkets
Price | £18 – 50cl
For those who prefer the grape to the grain, Wickham Wine is offering a Luxury Claret Gift Duo for this Father’s Day, with two wines housed in a handsome, silk-lined presentation case. There’s the Château Béchereau, Lalande de Pomerol 2017 – a classic claret with a good balance of black fruits, toasty notes and sweet spice – and the Château Gachon’s Montagne-Saint-Émilion – a classic French red with a deep ruby colour and soft nose of cherry, cassis and spice from oak aging. Expect a deeply contented sigh when this gift lands on dad’s doorstep.
From – Wickham Wine
Price | £50 – 2 x 75CL
FAFF was a coffee revelation. So much quality in a bag. FAFF Coffee believes speciality coffee is for everyone and this is GREAT tasting coffee, without the faff. The Single Origin Arabica Coffee Bag goes straight into the mug and just like a teabag, you leave it in as long as you like. The coffee is strong, moreish, nutty and has a smooth long finish. Best of all, you can leave the bag in there, add some more water and you have another coffee so FAFF saves time and hassle. And its ethically sourced.
From – FAFF Coffee
Price | £11 for a 15 bag pouch
Something to gladden the heart of any coffee connoisseur, and a perfect gift for dad too, is Fireheart Coffee’s subscription service – Roasted & Posted! Fireheart offers something for everyone – from occasional coffee drinkers to the experts – with each hand-roasted blend freshly roasted with a choice of either ground coffee, whole beans or pods and despatched within 48 hours of ordering. Even better, this high-quality, luxury coffee service is letter box delivery friendly. Genius.
From – Fireheart Coffee
Price | £7.95 – £10.95 for 250g / pods £24.95 for 50
Tempus Two Quartz Series Chardonnay
Everyone loves a glass of wine from time to time so to celebrate Father’s Day why not try out the Tempus Two Quartz Series Chardonnay? This Australian winery sources fruits from Australia’s premium vineyard regions to craft wines with both substance and style.
For any luxury celebration – perhaps lightly cooked shellfish such as crab and prawns, this wine is the perfect pairing – fruity citrus and white peach aromas with a crisp, clean finish.
From – Sainsburys
Price | £9
Father’s Day 2021 gadgets and gizmos
The ideal gift for a coffee-loving Father, great tasting coffee has never been easier with Melitta’s new epour coffee machine. This sleek and stylish looking kitchen luxury brews coffee to perfection at the push of a button with its modern touch panel. At the flick of a switch, you can choose to brew just one or many cups of coffee – the machine offering different profiles to ensure the coffee is optimally extracted with every preparation quantity. There’s a Barista mode too and it even tells you when it’s time to descale. So there won’t be any excuses for bad brew again..
From – Melitta
Price | From £199
TOPL Smart Reusable Coffee Cup
For coffee connoisseurs fathers wanting to take their precious nectar along with them wherever they may roam, TOPL’s new reusable cup might be just the ticket. It is said to release both taste and smell through ingenious technology to deliver full flavour. It also incorporates a patented Spill Safe smart lid, safeguarding against accidental spillages by shutting a valve in the lid if the cup tips over. Perfect for everyday life, this genius of a little cup comes in fashion forward colours too for the stylish man about town.
From – TOPL
Price | £27.99
Sharp Bluetooth soundbar
For dad football fans, this might be an ideal Father’s Day gift. Get ready for Euro 2021 with Sharp’s highly affordable yet powerful 90 Watt, Bluetooth soundbar, enhancing his home viewing and audio experience.
This product suits 32-55 inch TV’s and can be connected via HDMI, Digital Optical Audio or 3.5mm AUX output, there’s also no need for an external subwoofer as that is all built in. Operated via the supplied remote, unit keys or TV remote, your dad is guaranteed great sound performance to make him feel part of the crowd once more.
From – Amazon
Price | £68.99
JBL Clip 4
Does you Dad Love music and want to hear it wherever he goes? Then take to the Dad Shed with JBL Clip 4, a small clip-on speaker that can wirelessly Bluetooth stream music from a phone, tablet or any wireless enabled accessory. With ten hours of battery life, it should see out any long-shed session and as it comes in some quite vibrant colours too, it should be easy to stand out from any clutter.
From – JBL
Price | £49.99
If your father is concerned about exposure to EMF, Energydots are the latest wellbeing technology discs that Dad can wear. They stick to his wireless devices or can be placed around the home to rebalance, to bring positive energy and support his wellbeing.
There are different Dots to suit specific needs – the SmartDot for work – designed to harmonise the EMF radiation emitted from wireless devices to make it more natural. For those who struggle to sleep, there’s the SleepDOT for rest – programmed with soothing frequency vibrations designed to help him get a better night’s sleep. For an energy boost, there’s the BioDot for play, giving a boost to a body’s natural energy-field.
From – Energydots
Price | From £25
For any active dad who enjoys a good workout, the Urbanista Athens might be his perfect companion. This new generation of waterproof sports earphones offers both a perfect fit and crystal-clear sound making them the ultimate training partner for any kind of workout. The complimentary charging case also provides three additional full charges, each lasting up to eight hours, in a case so compact it fits into any pocket. Ideal for those dads who forget to charge their headphones.
From – Urbanista
Price | £119
Nordic Ware Kettle Smoker
If your dad likes to cook, here’s a gadget which might be a game changer. This is an easy-to-use food smoker for both wet and dry smoking which is perfect for meat, fish, vegetables and even pizza. It can be used either indoors on a stove top with extractor or outdoors on a grill, the Nordic Ware Kettle Smoker gives professional, creative results at home from tender, fall off the bone meat to smoked vegetables.
From – Amazon
Price | £108.78
British designed soundBuds2 from world-leading high end audio manufacturers Cyrus Audio offer hi-fidelity sound from lightweight True-Wireless earphones. Cyrus’ superb in-ear headphones are focussed on sound quality. The company has applied their decades of acoustic engineering skills to develop and tune the performance of soundBuds2 to reveal much more of the music. Clarity, precision and a realistic ‘soundstage’ present instruments and voices as they were intended to be heard. The soundBuds2 have a sleek modern design with capacitive touch controls, improved larger drivers, longer battery life and rock-solid Bluetooth connectivity at an incredible price.
Price | £79
With so many of us now liking the warmth and happiness that comes with a real fire, the other side of the coin is, of course, you need to have wood to feed the flames. If your Father has access to supplies, then an axe might be the suitable gift this Father’s Day.
Fiskars has been making world-famed axes for more than 300 years – double hardened steel blades with exceptional sharpness. They use the highest quality materials and attention to detail – perfectly balanced to provide the optimum swing speed and precision.
From – www.fiskars.co.uk
Price | From £79.99
Father’s Day 2021 – Looking good, feeling good
Christophe Robin Cleansing Thickening Paste
If Dad’s hair is fine or thinning – this product might offer the help he needs to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair. The paste is essentially a shampoo which is composed of 95% natural-origin ingredients and concentrated with pure rassoul clay. Rich in minerals, it gently absorbs impurities that suffocate the scalp and brings fullness and body to the roots. The Tahitian alga is also known for its densifying and invigorating properties.
From – Christophe Robin
Price | £40
This collection of luxury fine fragrances are inspired by the court of the ‘Fragranced King’ Louis XIV. La Collection Royale celebrates a savant blend of French heritage and tradition, with a touch of modernity. Designed by some of the most renowned modern Nez in the industry, each of the six fragrances is elevated as a unique work of art. Our favourite is the rich mandarin and pepper – zingy, heavy and a scent that lasts.
From – The Fragrance Shop
Price | £175 (100ml)
Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar
Created by Jo Malone CBE, this Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar fragrance is vegan and cruelty free. Powerful base notes give this fragrance a unique intensity, while the classic notes of vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood take on an eclectic twist. You can also layer the scent with this must see Fragrance Paintbrush™ which is a pen like paintbrush containing a gel formula that holds the fragrance and dries in seconds that puts re-usability at the forefront.
Price | £115 (100ml)
We all like to smell good. So, aftershave is always a great Father’s Day gift, especially as we head back into our new normal – heading back to the office or to the home office.
Perfume Direct can deliver fragrances direct to Dad in all budget ranges. If budget wasn’t an option head to JPG Le Male EDT Aftershave Spray in Jean-Paul’s signature bottle or perhaps Paco Rabanne Invictus EDT Aftershave, the scent of champions.
From – PerfumeDirect
Price | £34.99 40ml
ESPA Balancing Hydrator
Who can resist the scents of a spa brand like ESPA – the aromas themselves makes you believe in a better world for all! This little suggestion aims to keep Dad’s skin looking plump and hydrated as we waltz into summer.
The ESPA Balancing Hydrator is lightweight moisturiser that deeply hydrates while helping to balance oil and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. White thyme, sage and Irish moss help clarify, hydrate and regulate oil production while Vitamin C-rich Lemon helps tone and protect for a smooth, supple finish. All that, and it smells great too.
From – ESPA
Price | £35
Father’s Day 2021 – really thoughtful ideas
Instead of a personal gift this year, why not buy a tree for your dad this Father’s Day for future generations? Treedom is the first web platform for planting a tree remotely and hearing about its life story.
Treedom works with local NGOs and smallholder farmers to ensure that every tree planted brings social benefits as well as environmental ones. You buy the tree which a farmer will plant then gift it to your Dad. There’s the Cacao tree from Cameroon, the Avocado or African Cherry in Kenya, Coffee in Ecuador, Mangoves, Banana – whatever your Dad is interested in, your buy a tree to suit. You can even name it if you wish!
From – Treedom
Price | From €14.90
As many of us haven’t seen our Dads for a while now, why not make this Father’s Day a real occasion and despatch one or two of Bubblegum Balloons Father’s Day offerings delivered directly to his door, ready inflated?
There’s such a wide, colourful range of helium balloons to choose from – from Darth Vader, Super Heroes to DIY and more. You can also order just the main balloon or cluster it with stars, mini balloons – anything you want really to make an impact on the special day.
From – Bubblegum Balloons
Price | From £12.50
Red Letter Days
Your father probably has everything he needs so creating memories is more valuable and precious than anything else. This Father’s Day why not treat him to one of the many incredible experiences Red Letter days can offer. From a flying lesson or tandem skydive, a triple supercar driving blast or a tank driving experience. A Kia Oval cricket match and ground tour or deluxe two night break including dinner and breakfast at many top locations staying a in a grand country house in the country or a modern hotel in the city – there is something suitable for every type of dad and every type of budget, and even better it doesn’t have to be redeemed immediately as all the vouchers have a long validity.
From – Red Letter Days
Price | Varies
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Biscuit Boutique