10 local gift ideas to spoil your old man this Fathers’ Day
We know you'd never leave buying a Fathers' Day gift until the last minute (ahem) but, If you haven't already got the bow tied onto that shiny new Ferrari, try these gift ideas from some of our fave Northants businesses to put a smile on the old grump's face.
Wharf Distillery in Potterspury is only the 8th English distillery since 1903 to release an “authentic” whisky and their Cattle Creep is aged in Madeira wine casks adding a honey, chocolatey, spiciness. Grab your Dad one of the last few bottles currently available.
Burnt Lemon chefs are hosting the third of their hugely popular Social Isolation Supper Clubs this Fathers’ Day, and it’s one for the meat lovers. So if your Dad loves showing off his BBQ skillz then this way you can provide the goods and then sit back with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the finished product. The gift that keeps on giving.
Rushden treasures Grenson’s shoes originally developed a range of citrusy, musky fragrance to use in their swanky stores, but it is seriously addictive so they’ve made them into eau de toilette. Grab your fave leathery old boot a bottle and you’ll be the one smelling of roses.
If your Dad fancies himself as a bit of a wild man of the woods then how about one of these ash handled axes from Dan Small aka Abthorpe-based Dust and Splinters. Dan makes the handles from locally harvested wood and uses refurbished vintage axe heads for the err, sharp choppy bit. He also makes other cool stuff from local wood including phone stands and beautiful hazel wreaths. What are you waiting for then? Chop chop.
Many Dads will be more than satisfied with the gift of beer, but make it really special with something artisan made and local. Towcester Mill Brewery have been serving up award winning ales since 2014 and continue to go from strength to strength thanks to their eclectic range of brews, which are currently available to purchase by the case either online or directly from the Mill at weekends. Please check their Facebook page for opening times.
If you can’t be with your Dad this Fathers’ Day because of all this madness then why not treat him to a coffee subscription from from expert roasters Yellow Bourbon? He’ll get a regular delivery of coffee direct to his door either monthly or weekly and he’ll think of you every time he hears the incessant gurgle of the coffee machine.
Beloved of rebels and squares alike, Wollaston’s very own Dr Marten’s have a universal appeal. Even your very own Muddy’s pops owns a pair. What, your Dad doesn’t own any DMs? Set it right and treat him for instant street cred.
If you really need to butter the old man up then a track day at Silverstone might just be the ultimate luxury. Take your pick from racing car experiences and supercar driving days for a gift your aspiring adrenaline junkie old dude will never forget.
Derngate’s hippest barber, Dapper Chaps, have launched a range of lockdown gift boxes for the gentleman in need of a bit of extra TLC. Each box contains a selection of skin and haircare products and a boozy treat, because even your Dad deserve a bit of self care now and again.
Bell Northampton are officially open from Tuesday 16 June and have a massive choice of outdoor cooking equipment including BBQs, pizza ovens and any accessory you can shake a skewer at, plus it’s available in store if you’re in desperate need to get out of the house or online, if you’re resolutely staying in.