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7 Brilliant Gift Ideas To Treat Dad With This Father’s Day

By Laura Rogan June 15, 2020

Father’s Day in lockdown doesn’t need to be a write-off.

Left it till last minute… Again? We’re all guilty of forgetting to pick up a Father’s Day gift with time to spare, and with lockdown still in force, you’re probably wondering what to do to celebrate the occasion. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best online experiences and gifts for home delivery that Dad will love.

1. Master the art of the Martini with a live masterclass and kit

Give the gift of alcohol this Father’s Day (always a welcome gift) with something a little different, thanks to Sapling Spirits’ upcoming masterclass. Teaching the craft behind the iconic Martini, you can pick up a kit online which is filled with all the essentials, including a 35cl bottle of vodka, two servings of Bramley and Gage Vermouth and a serving of olives to enjoy during the class. Not only that, but Sapling Spirits will also plant a tree in your dad’s name.

Each kit includes access to the expert masterclass, and you can purchase yours here. Hurry though, the delivery cut off is Thursday 18th June at midday!

2. Book a driving experience and get behind the wheel of a mega-slick Supercar

If Dad’s got a flair for fancy cars, this one’s for him. Give him the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some super-swish Supercars, including a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and even an HGV.

The experience re-opens again on July 3rd, with our nearest track at Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan. Choose from a one-car, two-car or three-car experience and get ready for Dad to drive as fast as he’d like with the help of qualified racing experts. Book tickets here.

3. Stock up your dad’s supply with a beer care package

In need of a last-minute gift? Of course, you are. That’s why you’re reading this article. Send the ultimate care package straight to your dad’s door with Bier Nuts handy parcel packed with some of the most-loved Brewdog beers. Choose from the 8-can package or 16-can package, packed with Punk IPA, Lost Lager, Hazy Jane and Brewdog American Pale Ale.

Not only that, but he’ll also find three flavours of Bier Nuts in there, and in the 16-can package, some Bier Nuts socks and a glass to enjoy his brews with. Delivery cut off is June 18, so hurry up and order yours here.

4. Experience the vineyard at home with a virtual Wine Tasting session

Bring the bar to your home with a brilliant wine tasting session, perfect for those who can appreciate a refreshing glass of red. Providing a home delivery with full-sized bottles of the wine that the tasting will explore, the session will cover three European wines: one from Sicily, one from Romania and another from Spain.

The session is perfect for showing off to your friends once lockdown is over, with an expert guide who’ll be talking through the wine notes and how they are made. Delivery is available to any M postcode or SK’s 1-8, and you can book your delivery here.

5. Learn how to make cocktails like the bartenders do

We might not be able to shake it on the dancefloor just yet, but there’s nothing stopping us from shaking it in the kitchen. Swap the dancing shoes for a Boston shaker with a live, online cocktail making class – with everything Dad will need to master the skill delivered straight to his door.

The class teaches the secrets behind the classic Mojito, a Porn Star Martini and an Espresso Martini, and the kit includes two glasses, a Boston shaker, a strainer, skewers, and all the necessary ingredients. The live class is led by mixologist Jonny Cocktail, who’ll be showing guests the ropes during a 60-minute session, that’s perfect for beginners. Book it here.

6. Figure out whodunnit with a Peaky Blinders Murder Mystery game

Get the family together for the occasion with a fun, murder mystery experience that takes place right at your fingertips. Available to take part in on Zoom, participants will get to join the Pesky Bleeder gang’s camp, consisting of a brilliant cast. But the boss isn’t happy, and there’s a body in the cellar.

Interview the suspects and dig around for clues, with a whole lot of mysterious characters in the camp. Who’ll make it through the night, and who’s responsible for the body? Find out and book your place here.

7. Treat him to an online craft beer tasting experience

Transform Dad’s home into the pub with a virtual craft beer tasting experience, led by accredited Beer Sommelier James Kellow in collaboration with the London Beer FactoryThe beer line-up includes four beers, with packages available with 4 beers, 8 beers or 16 delivered straight to your dad’s door. The tasting session takes place online on June 26, and will give guests the opportunity to try something new and find their new favourite brew. Book on to the session here.

Check out the full list of Father’s Day gifts and experiences here.