If you’re shunning the hallmark holiday, but still want to show your appreciation to your Dad, we’ve found some fantastic gift ideas to show him you care. The age of giving toolkits and ties is over, gifts for Dad’s have expanded to include a variety of hobbies, but none more so than the food and drinks sector. The kitchen is seen as the new garage or man cave.

Digging
Millennial dad’s are more likely to want gifts of food & drink than tools.

Discover some fantastic gift suggestions from local producers across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders on Foodful.

Gifts for Dad

Give the gift of a local treat this Father’s Day. Here are 5 ideas to help you decide. Check out the Foodful directory for other great producers from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders too.

Classic Dad

The Borders Distillery 

Treat Dad to a day out in Hawick and visit The Borders Distillery, the first distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837. Browse the gift shop, explore the distillery and find out the processes behind making whisky and then enjoy a taster session in the bar afterwards.

Borders Distillery shop
Find some great gifts in the Borders Distillery shop

Tour is £12 pp. There is parking available at the distillery.

Eco Dad

Coffee & Kin

Sign Dad up to a coffee subscription from Coffee & Kin. The coffee company from Alnwick offers a range of prices, packs and frequency to personalise your order. Recently launching Nespresso-compatible eco coffee pods, which are fully compostable and plastic-free, these would be a great way to treat Dad to give him a feel-good boost any time of day.

The Coffee & Kin range
The Coffee & Kin range

For the ultimate treat, try the luxury coffee and chocolate subscription box which also donates to the blurt foundation. BREW GOOD. DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD

Foodie Dad

G & S Organics

If your Dad is a whizz in the kitchen, then a local organic grocery box may just be up his street! G & S Organics, which are based at Christmas Farm near Morpeth, offer free delivery across the county with boxes filled with delicious foods grown on the farm or sourced in the UK.

A basket of fruit and veg
Seasonal, locally grown veg delivered to your door is a great gift for creative Dads!

Boxes are available weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just a one-off. The grocery box contains 7 or 8 varieties of organic vegetables, 2 or 3 varieties of organic fruit, 2 or 3 packs of organically reared meat and 6 organic eggs and is priced at £42.50. You can also ask for bones if you like to make your own broths.

Beer Monster

First & Last Brewery

Pick a selection of either 3 or 12 beers from The First & Last Brewery in Elsdon. The brewery uses locally foraged ingredients in its beers. Perfect for a true taste of Northumberland.

pint of ale
Treat Dad to a pint of local craft beer from First & Last Brewery.

Tempest Brewing Co

Tempest Brewing Co has a wide range of beers including seasonal specials. Treat Dad to a beery gift for all budgets with prices starting from £5 – £55. As well as beers, you can pick up some Tempest Brewing Co merchandise. A bottle opener would be a good idea!

Tempest Brewing Co mango berliner beer
Beer in the sun is all Dad wants

Day Out Dad

Born in the Borders

Visit Born in the Borders, not far from Jedburgh for a fun-filled family day. There is something for everyone including a shop, a restaurant, fishing for trout in the River Teviot, activities on the Summer Boardwalk including grass sledging as well as the onsite brewery and ginnery where Lilliard Gin is made.

Lilliard Gin
Have an adventure at Born in the Borders and discover many treats including Lilliard Gin

Be Inspired

Impress the old man this weekend with gifts from around Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. What will you buy your Dad?

baby and adult hands
Say thanks to Dad this Father’s Day with a thoughtful local gift.

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