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.
Gifts for Dad
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.
Tour is £12 pp. There is parking available at the distillery.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Day Out Dad
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.