Each year, in the run-up to Father’s Day, a certain feeling of panic sets in – it’s time to think of unique gift ideas for dad! There are so many options out there, but when you’ve already gifted him craft beer, slippers, and a novelty mug or two, you know it’s time to get a bit more creative.
That’s where we come in. Read on for a roundup of our favourite unique Father’s Day gift ideas from independent brands. Whether your dad is a big foodie, the adventurous type, or deserves some serious relaxation, we’ve got you covered.
The Hungry Dad
Gourmet cheese selections by cheesegeek
Cheesegeek offers delicious cheese selection boxes that make the perfect gifts for Father’s Day. Choose between three tantalising cheese boxes, combining all-time favourite cheeses with lesser-known beauties – all carefully picked out by an expert team.
Cheesegeek is the perfect independent alternative to throwing together a quick supermarket cheeseboard. As well as offering cheeses from award-winning companies and family-run farms alike, the team at cheesegeek champion sustainably, supporting regenerative farming, and animal welfare, while offering carbon offsetting on each and every order.
Luxury Chocolate Hampers by Salcombe Dairy
For most dads, you simply can’t go wrong with the gift of chocolate. This year, forget a standard box of chocolates and take your Father’s Day gift to the next level with Salcombe Dairy.
As well as being delicious, each chocolate bar from Salcombe Dairy is created using a sustainable and ethical process. The beans used to make the chocolate are all traceable, and the team prides itself on the business’s social responsibility and values, giving back to local schools and food banks and making donations to people in need.
Truffle Selection Box by Truffle Guys
If your dad has a taste for the finer things in life, he’s sure to love this signature selection box from Truffle Guys. The enticing truffle selection box includes:
- 200ml White Truffle Oil
- 180g Ultimate Truffle Mayo
- 200g Royal Truffle Ketchup
- 100ml Seriously Addictive White Truffle Hot Sauce
- 90g Gourmet Black Truffle Honey
Whether he’s already a fan of this delicacy, or you’re looking for a gift that he hasn’t tried before, this selection is a great choice.
The Adventurous Dad
Land Yacht Training Experience by Fishy’s Land Yachts
An experience is often just as good as any gift you can unwrap. Especially when it’s a unique day out that your dad is sure to love. A land yacht experience is exactly that. Enjoy a unique sailing training session with Fishy’s Land Yachts – perfect for both beginners and experienced sailors.
Private Golf Lessons with PGA Professional by Mike McNally
Any keen golfer would be over the moon with this unique gift – an exclusive experience to learn from a PGA Professional at Swanston Golf Academy in Edinburgh. Mike McNally is a two-time Scotland Assistant of the Year with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you improve your swing one shot at a time.
Each lesson is personalised to meet your skillset, so this is the perfect activity whether your dad is already an eager golfer or if he’s looking for a new hobby.
Vintage Tiger Moth Aeroplane Flight Experience by Vintage Flying
Does your dad harbour a sense of adventure? Or is he a history buff who’d love to step into an actual wartime aeroplane? Either way, this experience would make the perfect Father’s Day gift!
Vintage Flying is one of the top vintage aeroplane experiences in the United Kingdom. They have an impressive roster of pilots, some of which have 45 years of flying experience and have worked as mechanical engineers, aerobatic and precision competitors and ex-RAF pilots.
The Stylish Dad
The Whisky Watch by Fiodh
A new watch is always a wonderful Father’s Day Gift idea, but with so many options out there, it can be hard to settle on a watch that is unique, stylish, and tells a story. Fiodh creates unique watches, carved from the reclaimed wood of whisky casks and completed with Scottish leather handstitched straps.
The mission behind Fiodh is all about promoting the beauty of Scotland while introducing a modern twist. This brand skilfully combines heritage with contemporary style and design, creating truly unique watches out of reclaimed whisky casks.
Beard Grooming Kit by ZOUSZ
Treat your dad to a beard grooming kit that will add some luxury to his daily routine. Everyone deserves to be pampered every so often, and Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give your dad a gift that will leave him feeling like his best self.
A vegan leather wallet by Watson & Wolfe
Watson & Wolfe creates quality accessories made from vegan leather and other sustainable materials. The wallet and bags are all premium quality and designed to be identical to the real thing – a perfect choice for any dad who likes to look stylish while staying sustainable.
Men’s Health Facial Kits by Heath London
Treat your dad to a premium facial routine kit by Heath London. This brand brings together the skincare demands of the busy urban man in a carefully curated, fuss-free and result-driven range of skin, hair and body products. Men want great quality skincare that not only leaves their skin feeling nourished but also smells great. Each of Heath London’s products is expertly made in England.
And the gifts you can’t go wrong with…
Organic El Palto coffee by Fireheart Coffee
You can’t go wrong with the gift of premium coffee, and at Fireheart, that’s exactly what’s on offer. Treat dad to a supreme coffee experience with 250g or 1kg of certified organic El Palto coffee – a Peruvian roast with a rich flavour profile.
To make this gift even better, Fireheart Coffee takes a sustainable and ethical approach to everything they do, from supporting the farmers and producers that they work with to opting for eco-friendly packaging.
Whisky Glass & Flask Bundle by Eden Mill
You’ll be sure to impress even the most distinguished Whisky drinker with Eden Mill’s classy and unique whisky flask and glass collection. This set makes the ideal gift for a lover of Scottish Whisky, and for a Father’s Day treat, you can’t go wrong with premium whisky.
So, whether your dad is an avid adventurer, a whisky or coffee connoisseur, or a budding master chef, there are plenty of Father’s Day deals to pick from. Opting for an independent, sustainable present doesn’t only make for a unique and personal Father’s Day gift idea. It also means that you’re supporting small businesses and being mindful of the environment, all while making dad’s day.
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