Father’s Day gift guide
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June. Stuck for gift ideas? Here are a few to get you started.
Foraging and feasting, The Verulam Arms, St Albans
Buy your dad a voucher so that he can book a wild walk with foragers. You meet on a Saturday at 10am or 2pm. The dress code is relaxed, although the foragers wear dark green. You walk for an hour and half and learn foraging skills and then everyone goes back to The Verulam Arms for a wild food feast. £65.
D Copperfield is such a great shop. They have loads of original brands that you won’t find anywhere else. You can buy everything online and it’s delivered the next day. Sunglasses: Wikiot Bark by Kaibosh, £90. Snow Peak tableware set for the bushcraft father, £90. Country of Origin t-shirts, £99, designed and made in south London.
Staffy B is such a brilliant shop that some people still don’t know. I recommend it to everyone and they are always delighted to visit. You could buy your dad vinyl and something to play it on.
1960’s Retro Style Steepletone Record Player £90. Nostalgic compact portable record player – perfect for reviving that old collection of LPs.
Northern Soul Vinyl – 36 Soulful Rarities, £20. Set of 8 cycle coasters, £4. 6 vinyl coasters, £6.
Give the gift of a visit to a micro brewery
Garden City Brewery in Letchworth is hugely popular and it has some natty vouchers in denominations of £5 to £30.
Nature-inspired cufflinks by Fiona Rae
Winner of Best Jewellery Store in the Muddy Awards, Fiona Rae is a Royal Warrant holding goldsmith with a studio and shop based at Hatfield House. Fiona creates exquisite vitreous enamelled cufflinks in silver and for dads who like a cufflink or two, these could be the perfect gift. They are all inspired by nature and there is a story and meaning behind each design. Four Birds in the tree represents family. The Diatom is based on the underside of a toadstool and is known to symbolise long life, happiness and rebirth. Ladybirds are a symbol of protection, love and joy, and the allium flower is the symbol of unity.
Over and Out, David’s Bookshop
The perfect gift for cricket-loving dads is Henry Blofeld’s new autobiography. Over and Out by Henry Blofeld, £20. You can even buy a ticket for your dad to meet Henry at David’s Bookshop on Fri 15 June at 1pm.