People’s Captain Latte Latte Love set
People’s Captain is a beer company whose mission is to encourage men to talk more about their feelings (it was over a pint of beer that the founder managed to open up about his mental health). The brand has joined forces with two other impressive companies, Easy Jose Coffee & Tony’s Chocoloney, to create their beer, coffee and chocolate gift set. Inside the box is a bottle of the coffee chocolate stout, a bar of Tony’s Chocoloney, a bag of Easy Jose groud coffee, and a glass. We love the thoughtful combination of gifts and think it makes a stellar Father’s Day gift. Available from People’s Captain (£26).
Pump Street Bakery Father’s Day gift box
Pump Street chocolate never fails to please, and this special Father’s Day gift combines their baking and chocolate in the form of two perfectly fudgy and decadent Grenada 70% brownies, five crisp and chewy coconut macaroons hand-dipped and drizzled in Grenada 70% chocolate and a full bar of the fruity, and irresistible chocolate itself. Available from Pump Street bakery (£27.50).
Ross & Ross BBQ kits
Yes, we know it’s a little cliché but let’s be honest, dads do love to barbecue! And this mega set of condiments and spice rubs from Ross & Ross is a really great way to enhance the natural flavours of meats and fish on the barbie. A special shout-out is due for their award-winning BBQ Salt, which works on a variety of meats or even side dishes, such a potatoes, and adds a subtle smokiness to dishes. Available from Ross & Ross Gifts (£45).
Beanz by Sage coffee subscription
For coffee-swilling Dads, Sage, known for its high-end coffee machines and other shiny gadgets, has launched a coffee subscription service through Beanz in conjunction with 20 speciality coffee roasters such as Has Bean, Old Spike and Darkwoods. Choose from chocolatey, caramel or fruity flavour profiles, in whole beans or freshly ground, and have them delivered to your Dad every one, two, three or four weeks – or as a one-off. From £8 for a 250g bag, from Beanz.
Farhi cocoa dusted caramelised pecans
For the sweet-toothed fathers, these cocoa dusted caramelised pecans from luxury chocolatiers Farhi are a work of art. The caramelised pecan is encased in Belgian milk chocolate and dusted with top quality cocoa for a texturally satisfying bite of heaven that somehow manages to taste like praline. The hefty 690g gift jar makes an impressively decadent gift. Available from Farhi (£30).
Banhoek chilli oil
Fans of heat will enjoy Banhoek chilli oil which is made with sun-ripened Bird’s Eye chillies and carries just the right level of heat. Produced in small batches in South Africa’s Western Cape winelands, it delivers a balanced flavour with the help of canola oil which doesn’t overpower the chilli’s natural flavour. Your Dad can enjoy it on all manner of things, from eggs or pasta to fried rice, pizza or noodles. Available from Banhoek, (£8.50).
Smokin’ Brothers salmon
The salmon smoked by Cotswold’s based Smokin’ Brothers is sourced from the last family-owned salmon farm in Scotland, which has strict standards, and is an organic certified farm. The fish is filleted, cured for a minimum of 10 hours, and then smoked. The sides of salmon are then sliced using a sashimi slice, and prepared as belly or tail cuts. Sliced thicker than your usual cut, your Dad will be able to get the most from the extremely supple and buttery texture of the clean and rich flavoured fish. Available from Smokin’ Brothers from £29.80.
Colston Bassett cheeses
The king of blue cheese, Colston Bassett Stilton has a worldclass reputation and its tangy, sharpness is complimented by a buttery smooth texture which is almost spreadable. Its brother, Shropshire Blue is an easy eating option, with a sweet creamy flavour with no bitterness. Gift the cheese with some crackers and a bottle of something to drink, and you have an ideal cheese gift for your Dad that won’t break the bank. Available from Neal’s Yard Dairy (from £9.45 plus delivery).
ProQ Flatdog barbecue
This portable, collapsible barbecue from ProQ is ideal for dads who like to camp, hike, or grill outdoors. Slim enough to fit in the most awkward of spaces when travelling, but large enough to grill for a family of 4 (at 30cm x 38cm there is ample space to cook). We love the compact simplicity of the grill, and were impressed with the ease of set-up (literally a minute). It’s much better for the environment than buying disposable barbecues too, and with proper care, should last a lifetime. Available from ProQ Smokers (£89.99).
Red Rickshaw beer and curry night kit
If your father figure is nuts for curry, this kit is ideal for a big Friday night in! Inside the tote duffle bag are 2 curry spice mixes (karahi and chickpea), a tin of chickpeas, round garlic naan, basmati rice, crispy onions, mango chutney and 2 beers. If you’re seeing your Dad on Father’s Day weekend this is a great one to give and then cook him up a storm to enjoy together. Available from Red Rickshaw (£18.99).
Ooni Koda pizza oven
For a big ticket item, you can’t get much better than a pizza oven… Probably the best-known of the at-home pizza oven brands, Ooni co-founders husband-and-wife team Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland were the first to launch a portable wood-pellet-fired pizza oven in 2012. The Ooni Koda is the gas-fired version of the entry-level family pizza oven and is designed to make pizzas up to 13 inches (also available is the Ooni Koda 16 that knocks out super-sized pizzas up to 16 inches). Available from Ooni (£299).
Hot Smoked starter kit
Introduce the rich flavours of wood smoke to the barbecue with this smart hot-smoking starter set: six types of sustainably sourced wood chips – including sweet maple, subtle beech and powerful hickory – plus stainless steel smoker box for nestling into the coals (it works on a gas barbie too). Comes with a recipe booklet and starter guide covering which chips complement what food. Available from Hot Smoked (£30 plus £3.95 delivery).
The Craft Beer and Pickles hamper
You can’t go wrong with a delectable hamper from Melrose and Morgan. Its new craft beer and pickles hamper does the choosy work for you: Perello gordal olives, baby gherkins, a Cobble Lane selection pack of cured meats including fennel and garlic salami, copa and bresaola, and a jar of and rose harissa spiced nuts, packaged in a signature Melrose and Morgan gift box. Available from Melrose and Morgan £65, free delivery.
Rockfish tinned fish selection pack
Fish in tins is all the rage, but the posh stuff with pretty pictures on doesn’t have to come all the way from Spain. Devon-based seafood chef Mitch Tonks’ new range, from small boats fishing England’s South Coast, is prime shelf candy as well as being flavoursome, with designs from Mitch’s wife Penny Tonks. Toss the ‘Brixham calamari’ (cuttlefish in ink sauce) with pasta and a squeeze of lemon; the Lyme Bay mussels escabeche makes a moreish snack with crusty bread. Other goodies include mackerel and sardines. Available from Rockfish (£23.95 for a gift pack of 4).
Firelli hot sauce
Look, have you ever seen a chic-er hot sauce than this Italian number? It’s delicious on pastas, pizzas, fish and chops. Made with Calabrian chillis and balsamic vinegar from Modena, Firelli is really the Italian stallion of hot sauces. Honestly, if your Dad likes spice, chilli sauces don’t come much more elegant.
Or what about some booze?
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