Father's Day Gifts



Ten unique ideas to guarantee your dad has an amazing day…

Does he love beer? Is he a foodie? Or maybe he’s a bit of Mr Fixit? Whatever his preferences, we have something for him. Show your dad how much you care with these unique ideas for Father’s Day gifts.

1 Theatre Night

…you are sure to find something he will love. There is a fab From The Fringe festival at New Wimbledon Theatre, showcasing 20 wildly different and exciting shows, including top comedy and stand-ups. OSO Arts Centre in Barnes has two comedians and some showcases in the days leading up to Father’s Day, and on the day itself, there is a talk with author Sarfraz Manzoor which looks fascinating. Rose Theatre and other venues in Kingston will host the Kingston International Film Festival on 22-23 June, with a line-up of fantastic screenings and workshops. Also right after the Father’s Day, head to Richmond Theatre to see TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera], a “hilarious musical tragedy”, or head next door to Orange Tree Theatre to catch The Circle (until 17 June) and The Swell (from 24 June). 

2 Pamper your dad 

…because everyone needs a little pampering from time to time. Naked Health in Wimbledon – one of the UK’s first Medical Spas – offers a wide range of skin and body treatments that even the most traditional dads are sure to love. They also offer fabulous gift vouchers with customised messages for recipients. Or, indulge your dad with the extraordinary “Ice and Fire” shaving experience at Crew Experience in Fulham or Putney. 

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3 Yummy lunch

…or dinner, or drinks, or coffee – quality time over food and drink makes for perfect Father’s Day gifts. Brewers Fayre Haywain in Epsom has a dedicated Father’s Day menu for all burger lovers that includes a chicken fajita burger or a Big Daddy Triple Stack Burger with sides and a pint. For the ultimate pub classics, visit The King’s Arms in Fulham. If your dad loves Indian cuisine, take him to Bombay Delight in Wimbledon (their samosa chaat is a real treat), or to Chakra in Kingston and Barnes. Or head to Aya if Lebanese food is what you’re into. There’s also delicious European cuisine galore in SW London and Surrey, with Coté Bistro serving dishes inspired by all corners of France, and delicious Italian by Peppe and Al Forno in Kingston.  

4 Cook for your dad at home 

…but work smart, not hard. The Cinnamon Club’s At-Home BBQ Feast features chaats, delicious sides and of course, a selection of mouthwatering marinated meats. You can also get your dad cooking up a storm! The Gordon Ramsay Academy in Woking, Surrey, has fun and relaxed cooking classes for dads on every level. He will love learning to master Gordon’s signature Beef Wellington or a perfectly cooked steak. 

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5 Raise your glass with your dad 

…and say cheers! Wimbledon Brewery’s Beer Bundle includes vibrant Wimbledon Pale, original recipe IPA, crisp Gold Helles Lager, and Specials Range New England hazy pale. And a glass! (to raise it, of course). But they also have a very special Father’s Day Tour Bundle that includes a tour of the brewery.  

6 Get your dad to look dapper 

Head straight to Elys Wimbledon – they do have an entire range of fab outfits and gadgets to choose from – our favs include complex Lego sets, funny socks, a wine aerating fountain and a cocktail muddler. High Heel Hierarchy in Cheam Village also carries some fab pre-loved shoes and accessories for dads – as of time of writing, they have famous Versace pool slides, iconic Christian Louboutin wristlet wallet and a beautiful pouch by Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few. 

7 Have fun at a golf course

Take your Father’s Day celebrations to the next level at The Golf Groove, the ultimate golf experience in Wimbledon. Perfect your swing, tee off on world-famous courses, and challenge friends in cutting-edge simulator bays.

8 Stunning pottery

If you have bought your dad 20 “Best Dad Ever” cups already, you may want to try a local angle. The London Pottery Company down Kingston Road has long been the locals’ favourite. And in Merton Abbey Mills, there’s Stephen Llewellyn Pottery offering some truly stunning, one-of-a-kind designs.

9 Let the fun begin!

Get, set, go! At Boom Battle Bar in Wandsworth. They have games galore, from axe throwing to crazy golf, beer pong and AR darts. Also, DNA VR at Battersea Power Station offers more than 50 virtual reality experiences to keep you entertained for hours on end.

10 Book a trip

We’ve got an entire travel section here at Time & Leisure so you can stay abreast all the latest trends. Book a weekend in the UK, or use our friends at Swords Travel to arrange your perfect exotic holiday…