Whether you father is green-fingered or loves a wee dram, here are five gift ideas that are much better than socks for Fathers Day.
Garden Organic’s Adopt a Veg scheme helps to grow and preserve the UK’s vegetable heritage. The adoption contributes to fund the work of the Heritage Seed Library, which works to conserve a unique collection of rare and endangered vegetable varieties. http://www.adoptaveg.org
With 60 years’ experience between them, Aubrey Allen Master Butchers Simon Kelly and Martin Crombie will teach you some great practical skills in their Butchery course. The evening class in the Leamington Spa shop also includes supper and a few glasses of wine. http://www.aubreyallenleamington.co.uk/ButcherySchool.aspx
These Whoop Ass Cowboys from Harvey Nichols are lined up to deliver some hot flavours. Each member of the hot sauce gang has a different flavour to liven up your table. With a Chipotle Fire Hot Sauce, Hickory Heat Hot Sauce, smokey Habanero Hot Sauce and Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, and the Jalapeno Steak Sauce.
Indulge his sweet tooth for chocolate with Hotel du Chocolat’s For My Father collection. All dark, deep and roasted flavours, with a rare and vintage Rabot 1745 Madagascar 72% Dark Organic 70g Bar and Praline Selection H-Box, perfectly matched with a 37cl bottle of Special Reserve Ruby Port.
Hopefully he’ll share a wee dram if you buy him the Dalmore 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky gift set from Selfridges. Dalmore is matured for 13 years in American bourbon casks, followed by a year in sherry butts. This boxed gift set also includes a 40ml bottle of King Alexander III.