This year will not have been a vintage year for seeing your dad, so why not go the extra mile and spoil him that little bit more this Father's Day (21st June). Here are some great suggestions. No apologies for the liquid ones... but at least there's not a pair of novelty socks in sight either!
The Rosé Collection from Inamo Restaurant
This case of delightful Provençal rosé, that makes a great match for Asian food, Summer salads and British sunshine, has been sourced by a scrupulous restaurant wine team and they're keen for you to try it. Alternatively, if you're looking for a wider range, why not upgrade to the Inamo selection case, which includes a high-end Ultimate Provence rosé, an excellent English sparkler from Kingscote, and two striking bottles from Chateau De Berne. Oh…and we’ve also negotiated a discount on your behalf – just add the code: SQUAREMEAL10. Delivery is typically within 72 hours and free to UK addresses.
£70 including delivery, Inamo Restaurant Shop
Part of Creed’s portfolio of luxury fragrances, Aventus eau de parfum is ideal for any man who wants to make a bold statement. Rich and masculine, with notes of blackcurrant, jasmine blossom and oak moss, it will transform your dad’s signature scent into something fresh and modern.
From £170 (50ml), John Lewis
Louis Roederer Brut Premier
This classy drop from the family-run Champagne house that also makes Cristal is widely acknowledged by wine critics as an exceptional buy. Most of the grapes are grown by the house itself and the winemaking is unimpeachable. Besides exceptional grapes from the best sites in Champagne, you get a full three-years ageing on lees and a decent slug of reserve wines which not only helps mask any vintage variation but also adds delicious richness to the freshness of the current vintages. The result is a wine of creamy elegance and finesse, mixing notes of fruit, nuts and toast, and a long, complex finish.
£39.95 plus delivery, The Whisky Exchange
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie Espresso Coffee Machine
“All the flavour and goodness of an authentic Italian espresso within a super-compact design” is how the Jolie espresso machine from Lavazza is described. Stylish and quiet, this machine does a great job in extracting a beautifully correct, crema-topped single or double expresso at the push of a button. Perfect for Dad’s stay-at-home office. Currently reduced by £30 to just £49 at John Lewis.
£49, John Lewis
Any father who calls himself a gin enthusiast will love the smooth and full-bodied texture of the world-beating No.3 Gin. Smartly packaged in sleek, new livery, with its emblematic key and hexagonal bottle that represents the six key botanicals it uses, it’s perfect for a simple G&T or a more lavish cocktail – get your hands on some crème de violette and whip up an Aviation. Currently on promotion at The Whisky Exchange, including two free bottles of Fever Tree.
£34.95, The Whisky Exchange (including two free bottles of Fever Tree tonic)
Coravin Model Three
A step up from gifting a simple bottle, a wine preservation system is an exciting and long-lasting present for any wine lover. Get into your dad’s good books by buying him the Coravin Model Three, which will let him pour any wine without having to pull the cork, thereby protecting his wine from oxidation.The device works by inserting a needle through the cork and pressurising the bottle with Argon gas. On withdrawal the cork reseals. Drinking for one, or perhaps two, is such fun!
Fonseca Port 3x5cl Gift Packs (Siroco, Bin 27 & LBV)
A miniatures gift set that is sure to be appreciated by any Port lover. The set includes three miniature 5cl bottles of a selection of some of Fonseca’s best loved Ports, included the Siroco white port (best served chilled with tonic over ice in the sun), the iconic Fonseca Bin 27 and the 2014 Late Bottled Vintage.
£9.99, Tanner's Wine Merchants
Edinburgh Gin 1670
A great gift for dads who like to spend as much time as possible with their feet up in the garden, Edinburgh Gin’s new garden-inspired release, 1670, uses fresh botanicals handpicked from Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. Try it in a G&T with a basil leaf garnish to emphasise the aromatic and floral notes.
Louis Pommery England
Is this the father of French English fizz? Probably so. Vranken-Pommery was the first Champagne house to release an English sparkler in 2018, using Hattingley Valley’s facilities in Hampshire and with their cellar master Clément Pierlot in close attendance. They liked the product so much that they have now planted their own 40-hectare site called Pinglestone in Alresford. But for now it is the chalk soils, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of their neighbour that inform a wine that's packed with green apple freshness, honeyed stone fruits and a bready, mineral finish. With English wine week almost upon us (20th-28th June) there’s never been a better year to convert your dad to the delights of French English fizz.
Delamain Pale & Dry 20cl
Established in 1759, classy Delamain’s abiding mission is to remain faithful to the tradition of its time-honoured Cognacs. The Delamain Pale & Dry XO does exactly that, celebrating 100 years since its initial conception this year. The 20cl bottle makes a memorable gift for any Cognac lover.
£29, The Whisky Exchange
Martini Racing Baseball Cap 1990's Replica
Cool baseball cap from the Porsche shop that can be worn throughout the year, but is a stand-out in in a hot summer. Perfect for the staycation but will travel. Embroidered original Martini Racing logo on front & woven stripe label on back. Well made, as you’d expect from Porsche.
£25, Porsche Shop
SquareMeal Gift Vouchers
Right now what would be the biggest treat for all those house-bound dads out there? A delicious meal in a top restaurant? Or cocktails in a cool bar? Sounds good! The SquareMeal Restaurant Gift Voucher is a great choice as it can be spent in any number of different restaurants, currently redeemable in over 40 top restaurants and bars – a list that we will be adding to just as soon as we can.
From £25, SquareMeal.co.uk