Father’s Day gifts can be more than just a pair of socks. They can be luxurious, exciting and indulgent. We have reviewed and featured some goodies for all kinds of Dad’s. Whether you are looking for fine crystal glasses, powerful sound systems, Bluetooth headphones, luxury spirits or car accessories, this is the place to find them.
Dartington Crystal Dimple Collection (£Varies)
If you are looking to give something with real elegance, opulence and a wow factor, then you should consider the Dartlington Crystal Dimple Collection. Dartington has been crafting crystal and glass since 1967. In 2017, Dartlington and over 50 years later, Dartington is the only crystal factory remaining in the UK and their crystal collection continues to be hand made at their Torrington factory, set in the rolling hills of North Devon.
What makes Dartington Crystal special? Well, there is a great sense of providence and national pride, as each piece is handmade and designed in England. However, each piece is also created with astonishing durability, therefore making them great value.
The Crystal Dimple Collection is one of Dartington’s most fantastic ranges. A classic design and high-end golden finishes combine for a memorable gift. We were lucky enough to try a pair for ourself and they now sit pride of place amongst our collection. Stunning. Find out more here about Dartington Crystal.
Find out more and buy here.
Polk MagniFi Mini sound bar (£349.99)
Compact, powerful, the MagniFi Mini delivers the huge, house filling sound at a great price. This has to be one of the best gifts for Father’s Day! Compatible with most TVs, it’s easy to set up and features Polk’s Voice Adjust and surround sound technologies.
Thanks to a six driver array and the included powerful wireless subwoofer, the system creates an immersive surround sound via 5.1 Dolby Digital and exclusive Polk SDA digital surround technology. The sound is truly impressive sound and powerful for such a small unit (only 3.1 inches high!) and for the cost. Plus, you can customise base, volume and vocal levels using the handy remote control.
The subwoofer neatly links to the sound bar wirelessly in seconds of switching on. Already paired, there is no need to faff around connecting the two, as it happens instantly. Wireless connectivity doesn’t end there; in fact, there is Bluetooth capability and Wi-Fi connectivity. This means you can use apps such as Google Chromecast to stream YouTube and Spotify.
Our full review is coming soon!
Plantronics Backbeat 500 Series Headphones (£89.99)
What if you could give your Dad the gift of total isolation and tranquility, even on the commute into work? With the stylish Plantronics Backbeat 500 series, you can do just that!
These slick Bluetooth wireless headphones offer a range of features which make them perfect for fast moving, modern life. We found that you can achieve around 17-18 hours of use from a single charge. The brand claim 18 and they are just about right! Plus, there is a DeepSleep mode which helps conserve battery further. A great touch, as nothing is more of a pain than constantly having to charge something!
There is also a lot to shout about in terms of comfort, as the cups feature memory foam for a truly comfortable fit. The set is also light, therefore making them highly portable and easy to carry.
The sound is fully immersive, deep, rich and well balanced on the whole. Great trebles and decent bass make for a dynamic sound. Ideal for listening to tunes, movies or even just taking a call with the onboard mic. Most of the great sound is down to the Plantronics 40mm drivers – they certainly make a strong impact and the sound is top notch.
They are priced under £100, yet still pushing towards the higher-end and have all the hallmarks of great headphones. Buy here.
CÎROC™ Ultra-Premium Vodka Blue Dot
CÎROC™ Ultra-Premium Vodka is one of our favourites. Distilled from fine French grapes for an exquisitely smooth, fresh vodka experience, this is one of the best premium vodka brands out there. An ideal luxury gift for any Dad this Father’s day would most certainly be a bottle of their Ultra-Premium Blue Dot. Ludicrously smooth, this is a highly refined vodka, with hints of sweetness and a natural grape character.
Gtech Multi Car Accessory Kit (£49.99)
If your dad loves his car, then we would highly recommend this Gtech Multi Car Accessory Kit (Gtech Multi required). This set from one of the UK’s best know brands, who have propelled cordless cleaning to new levels with their recent innovations (see our review of their AirRam MK2 here.)
Complete with three new versatile tools, you can be sure that his sports car or SUV is cleaned to perfection each time. The kit includes a soft dusting brush with long, soft bristles, ideal for dusting the more delicate surfaces of a car interior – like the dashboard. Gentle enough for dusting around television tables and stereo stands too. A great addition to the Multi accessory range, as this allows for easy cleaning of more vulnerable surfaces such as wooden car dashes.
Secondly, Gtech have added a much needed flexible crevice tool, which allows you to reach almost any spot underneath your seats, down the side of seats and anywhere else that is an issue. Great for cleaning hard to reach areas in the home too, such as down the side of your dishwasher.
There is also a neat upholstery tool designed to make cleaning all kinds of car upholstery quickly, easily and with fab results.
Lastly, the kit also comes with a purpose made padded case, making it stowaway easily in the boot or garage for easy use. 2 year guarantee included. Buy here.
Bolney Cuvee Noir 2011 (£23.99)
For that fizz with a special twist, why not try this wonderful unique, red sparkling wine from the terrific Bolney Wine Estate. Warm aromas of stone fruits and ripe blueberries lead to a wonderful creamy richness from the 18 months lees ageing and a lingering summer fruits palate with a hint of spice on the finish – almost like a summer pudding. Delicious! Bolney suggest that you serve this with chunky, full flavoured patés or a mature cheddar – essentially two things Dad’s love!
Find out more about the Bolney Wine Estate and their superb range here.
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve (£34.15)
Most dad’s appreciate a sophisticated drop of whisky, so you may be scratching around to find the right one for Father’s Day. Look no further than The Glenlivet’s Founder’s Reserve. The Founder’s Reserve single malt scotch, is a relative new comer to this esteemed whisky maker’s collection.
Founder’s Reserve is a super smooth and highly drinkable. Aged in first fill American oak casks, the flavour is light and zesty. Certainly one to consider! Stockists include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, ASDA, www.thewhiskyexchange.com and all specialist retailers.
A modern gin for a modern age, BULLDOG Gin is carefully crafted with today’s generation of gin drinkers in mind whilst respecting its heritage; making it the perfect liquid to enjoy with Dad This Father’s Day.
Raise a glass of BULLDOG Gin’s Supersonic G&T to celebrate your Father and his achievements. Made with 25ml BULLDOG Gin, 100ml Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic and 10ml Cassis this modern take on an old classic won’t go a miss. From now until June 13th, save 20% on BULLDOG Gin with the MyWaitrose card and gift your deserving dad with this iconic gin that will take him from sundown to sunup.
BULLDOG is available at Ocado.com for £22.00 / Waitrose for £17.60 this Fathers’ Day
Box Galleries Urban Pop Art
Box Galleries, a contemporary art gallery presents Rich Simmons, a Contemporary Urban Pop Artist from London who has been described as a social provocateur due to his irreverent sense of humour and bold, brazen paintings. Simmons has achieved global recognition for his street art in recent years with his take on Superman kissing Batman and Will and Kate dressed as the Sex Pistols garnered worldwide press.
New unseen works will be revealed at the exhibition in June 2017 and prices range from £2,000 – £9,000
New World Trading Co Beer Masterclass
New World Trading Co is the proud operator of some of the most exciting brands in the UK pub market, consisting of The Oast House (Manchester), The Botanist (Alderley Edge, Birmingham, Chester, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Marlow, Farnham, Knutsford, Sheffield, York and soon to be opening in Didsbury) The Smugglers Cove and The Club House (Both Liverpool) and The Trading House (London & Glasgow).
Treat dad to a Beer Masterclass to improve his knowledge of local and world famous beers.
FORMAN AND FIELD ARTISANS OF LONDON: £92.50
Forman and Field is a family run business and prides itself in being one of the only luxury food services to deliver worldwide, both artisan food and fresh quality restaurant dishes to the comfort of your own home. All products and dishes are either made by the H. Forman & Son kitchen or sourced from artisan producers and family-run specialists which means they can be 100% certain that they are able to provide the very best of British Cuisine.
London is known as the world’s gastronomic capital for a reason. You can barely move for innovative and talented artisan products, and we believe its worth celebrating this Fathers Day. With three Redchurch Brewery craft beers, paired with Smoked Salmon pate, Pork Pies and Cake this hamper is filled with everything you need for the perfect Father’s Day Gift.
Available online exclusively at Forman and Field.
Elizabeth Shaw‘s Famous Names Signature Collection, £5.99
These classic chocolates are made to a unique recipe, ensuring a silky liquid centre and luxurious taste. Beautifully presented and individually wrapped, we use some of the world’s most famous liqueurs: Cointreau®, Courvoisier® VS Cognac, Harveys® Bristol Cream®, Irish Cream, Lamb’s® Navy Rum and Teacher’s® Blended Scotch Whisky.
Find out more here.
Estrella Galicia is a premium world lager with a refreshingly smooth, well balanced taste. It is the perfect treat for any Dad this Father’s Day! A spicy and light toned beer, Estrella Galicia has a bittering aroma of Perle and nugget hops with a delicious bite of lightly toasted malts, the beer is brewed for a minimum of 25days to ensure its great flavour is captured in every serve. It is this flavour, along with the Estrella Galicia’s consistent craft and beer culture, that has helped the brand win loyal consumers word wide.
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