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Father's Day Gifts

Get ahead of the game and win some brownie points with the father figures in your life by taking some inspiration from our gift guide.

Robbie’s Photographics
This Balham-based photography studio provides an excellent service if you’re looking for a family photo shoot for your dad this Father’s Day. The atmosphere at Robbie’s is relaxed but professional, and end photos are of a fantastic quality. A family session at Robbie’s includes one hour of studio time and costs £75, but the gift is invaluable.
www.robbiesphotographics.com; £75 for one-hour family session

Duo Coffee Steeper from The Fowndry
The ideal gift for any latte-lover, the Duo Coffee Steeper has a unique double filtration system making for a silky smooth cup of coffee. The simple gadget doesn’t require any extreme pressure, a plunger or complicated buttons, it just needs coarse coffee grounds and hot water and it will do all the brewing work. What’s more, it’s sleek and minimalistic in design.
www.thefowndry.com/products/duo-coffee-steeper; £89.99

Henry VIII armour apron and gauntlet
To celebrate the recent refurbishment of Hampton Court Palace’s Tudor kitchens, head to the Historic Royal Palaces and make your father feel like a king with this matching apron and oven glove inspired by a suit of armour made for notorious Tudor tyrant Henry VIII.
www.historicroyalpalaces.com £12.99 and £14.99

Fuller’s Brewery tour, Hammersmith
With its headquarters in Hammersmith, the Fuller’s brewery offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and discover the wonderful world of ale. Book your father a tour this Father’s Day and they’ll enjoy guided tours of the building, as well as a tutored tasting of Fuller’s finest.
www.fullers.co.uk; £20 tasting tour + BF

Clinique Maximum Hydrator
Pamper your dad this father’s day with maximum hydrator for men from Clinique. This product intensely moisturises the skin and triggers its ability to build and hold moisture. Skin feels firm and hydrated and is ideal for any dad on the go.
www.elyswimbledon.co.uk; £36

Active 360 paddle boarding
Ideal for the get-up-and-go type, Active360 offers paddleboard sessions and lessons along the riverside in Putney and Kew. The sport is becoming particularly popular as a great workout on the core, and the two-hour long eco tour allows paddleboarders to enjoy splendid sweeping views of the Thames.
www.active360.co.uk; see website for lesson details and prices

Beckett’s gin
Beckett’s gin uses mint grown in Kingston and juniper berries from Box Hill, making it a wonderfully local product and a great gift that any lover of spirits will appreciate. Beckett’s is undertaking a long-term conservation project to help save the juniper berry from extinction, so your dad can also feel good about doing their bit for the environment while enjoying their favourite tipple.
www.beckettsgin.co.uk; £33.60 for 1 x 70cl bottle of Beckett’s London Dry Gin

Drone Hubsan X4 FPV Drone with GPS
Grab your dad one of these spectacular flying drones with built in GPS that enables you to track the camera and allows it to return to its allocated ‘home point’. These nifty gadgets have a flight time of 20 minutes and capture stunning pictures and videos which you can watch from your real-time video transmission on the 4.3 inch-wide LCD screen.
www.menkind.co.uk/hubsan-x4-fpv-brushless; £199.99

Stainless steel BBQ tool set
It may be a bit of a stereotype but there are plenty of fathers out there who love a good barbecue and get a thrill out of cooking alfresco. These beautiful stainless steel barbecue tools come in a portable case and have everything you need to cook outdoors. The set includes a fork, spatula, pair of tongs, skewers among other neat tools.
https://www.johnlewis.com/hk/john-lewis-stainless-steel-bbq-tool-set-in-case-16-pieces/p3368014; £45

Designer Cakes
Win your dad over with a bespoke cake this Father’s Day. London-based cake experts Ann’s Designer Cakes will design your baked treat with an attentive level of service and customer care, and the company has a fantastic reputation in the culinary world for producing tasty baked goods that also look incredible with icing that would impress even Paul Hollywood.
www.annsdesignercakes.com; see website for various prices

Elite Bathroom FM/DAB Radio Speaker System
One for music lovers, this system connects with a phone for an excellent waterproof speaker that completes any bathroom or ensuite. The product comes with a waterproof remote control and inbuilt Bluetooth and is stylish and contemporary in design.
www.frontlinebathrooms.co.uk/elite-fully-integrated-fm-dab-radio-speaker-system; £595

J by Jasper Conran – Tan leather ‘Chestnut’ briefcase
This elegant briefcase makes for a fantastic gift for a the businessman. The bag is made from pure leather and features handsome logo detailing making the final product look totally  timeless. £91
more info; £91