Lockdown gift ideas for Father's Day
- Becki Crossley
- 18 May 2020
Send a long distance token of appreciation to your dad with booze, model kits, shaving sets and more
Father's Day is fast approaching and the 2020 holiday could potentially be the strangest one in our lifetime. Lockdown stretches on and sadly (but rightly so) families across the UK may be unable to come together to celebrate on Sunday 21 June. Despite this, there are plenty of ways to send your pa some appreciation by post this year. Here are some lockdown Father's Day gift ideas and inspiration to get you started. You can also check out our Father's-Day-friendly offers.
Start with the most affordable way to celebrate and share some thoughts with your dad on Father's Day throughout lockdown and send a card. Moonpig has tonnes of card designs ready to send suitable for all ages, some can be personalised too so why not chuck in a few photos of you and your dad? Other popular card sites include Scribbler (take 20% off over £4.99 with code BIG20OFF), Not on the Highstreet, Brainbox Candy, Funky Pigeon, Card Factory and Etsy, all of which have a fantastic selection of Father's Day cards ready to go.
Beer Brewing kits
Brewing beer at home is more simple than you'd think thanks to widely available kits like the Brew Dog Punk IPA brewing kit. The kit has everything needed for easy stove-top brewing. By following the instruction, and letting the results carbonate for about two weeks, your dad will end up with around seven pints of the punchy Punk IPA when he's finished. Kits are also available for Elvis Juice beer and from various other breweries like the Brooklyn Brew shop Warriors Double IPA, which you can find in the lockdown beer brewing ideas list on Amazon.
If gin is to his taste, gift the Sandy Leaf set that contains classic citrus, chocolate orange and more botanical blends, all of which can flavour up to ten bottles of gin. We've created an Amazon ideas list full of botanical sets and interesting gin kits that make perfect Father's Day gifts.
If your dad would prefer the booze without the effort, then you're in luck as alcohol is possibly the easiest Father's Day gift to get delivered right now. We've compiled an extensive list of lockdown alcohol delivery services, many of which offer a fantastic selection of gift sets.
For the beer lover, Order.beer have a unique, triangular tube of beer that makes a great gift, currently available as 'buy two, get one half price', meaning more booze for your buck. Order.beer also have some other gift options and if you were hoping to send your dad a crate of brews, they stock a range of independent breweries cased up together and ready to go. As a thanks for your custom during lockdown they are also offering free UK-wide delivery. Cheers Bro also stock great lockdown gift bundles for dad, starting from £19.
The Bottle Club are open and well-stocked with a helpful selection of gifts for him, Father's Day beer subscriptions many other alcoholic goodies with the added perk of a 10% discount for new customers with code APP10. Is your dad a whisky man? Select a bottle of sought-after whisky from Tyndrum Whisky who have an attractive selection of Scottish whiskies and rare-finds from around the world. Alternatively, The Whisky Exchange have a well-curated selection of gifts under £50.
Encourage your dad to take on a project and flex his craftsmanship this Father's Day with a model making kit. Be it LEGO's architecture range, which could take you around the world throughout lockdown. Build the London, New York or Shanghai skylines, or a scaled model of the Great Wall of China or the Statue of Liberty – these being just a few cool options in LEGO's epic roster of models.
Not on the High Street has plenty of model making kits perfect for Father's Day, from quicker kits like this Dinosaur model set to complex kits like Arckit Architecture's model kit. This kit has everything needed to design and build a 120sq.m home, 180sq.m home or even a whole capital city.
The quickest way to someone's heart is through their stomach and that makes gifting food a sure-fire win. Alternative food gifts perfect for Father's day include a boquet of salami and chorizo , full English breakfast biscuit set and the ultimate bacon sandwich set. Joe & Seph's luxury popcorn will also make a delicious treat this Father's Day. They stock over 50 award-winning flavours — from cheddar cheese to peanut butter — take 20% off a lockdown bundle with discount code THELIST.
Hampers will also have any father smiling from ear to ear. Before we get into your typical hamper selection we must cover Funky Hampers, they stock a selection of amazing decade hampers full of sweets from the 60s/70s/80s. A perfect gift for your dad, right?
Laithwaite's have a new selection of hampers available alongside their delicious wines. Appleyard London also offer an apetitsing selection of food hampers plus fruit and vegetable baskets. For a selection of sweet and savoury suprises, Degusta Box deliver subscribers a selection of treats every month – all for a cheaper price than you would pay in the shops. Gift subscriptions are available and start from £12.99. Not On The High Street have plenty to offer from sweet treat hampers to charcuterie, to luxurious hampers filled to the brim with wine and cheese. Speaking of cheese, that's another option and Pong Cheese have crafted some delicious looking Father' Day bundles.
Pasta making sets
Your dad can learn the art of pasta making and make the household a delicious pasta dish from scratch with the help of a pasta making kit. Choose from an eco-friendly ravioli cutter set or gnocchi making kit, just a few of many kits available that also supply you with easy-to-follow instructions. The eight-piece pasta making kit from Pasta Evangelists provides everything needed (including flour) to craft delicious homemade gnocchi, ravioli and tagliatelle.
Satisfy his geek within with a self-professed 'totally geeky' Mystery Geek Box. It contains a hand-picked selection of great items including action t-shirts, action figures, comics and stationery. Check out the My Geek Box website while you're at it and you'll find Funko collectables including the new Harley Quinn exclusive to MGB. You can also pre-order Mandalorian collectables and find plenty of Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Pop! Vinyl merch.
Everyone is needing a little lockdown TLC, even dads. Think your pops could benefit from a few more shaves during lockdown? Check out the selection of men's shaving subscriptions complete with discount codes. Or gift a shaving set from Gillette this Father's Day and save 33% for a limited time.
If you're uncertain what fragrance, haircare or skincare products make a good gift then leave it to the experts at Lookfantastic who have an extensive range of products for men. Take 10% off your order with code 10BEAUTY.
If you want to pick up something for your old man ahead of Father's Day on Sun 21 Jun, we've picked 10 classic albums to get your Dad this Father's Day.
Looking for rare signed copies? Townsend Music has a great selection of exclusive signed CD and Vinyl including signed copies by The Psychedelic Furs, Feeder, Simple Minds and Status Quo among others. Townsend also have a great selection of exclusive releases and plenty of band t-shirts for the cool dads out there.
Gift a boardgame this Father's Day and get your pa to flex some drawing skills, travel the world, learn new trivia and enjoy some solid, perhaps silly, family fun. If you're looking for a fun tabletop adventure for the whole family there are plenty of fantastic family games perfect for lockdown. The List's favourite games include Exploding Kittens, Codenames and dare we say... Pandemic, all of which would make a great Father's Day gift. Zatu games know a lot more about what's hot and what's not and have a fantastic selection of board games. If you're feeling adventourous, gift a Mystery Box which features two or three best-selling games among other perks.
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