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The Very Best Of British - A Father’s Day Gift Guide

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

This year we can spend Fathers Day a little more normally, which is a huge cause for celebration in itself!

The past year has been extremely difficult for us all as individuals and families but also collectively as a country. So, as we gradually ease back to normality, we should celebrate Father’s Day in style - and what better way than to simultaneously honour and recognise the great heritage brands of Britain. My gift guide not only salutes our great dads, but also celebrates our fabulous British brands.

Kick off the celebrations in style with a bottle of Camel Valley Cornwall Brut. This fresh and fruity Cornish sparkler is a real winner, so much so that even Prince Charles has given it his stamp of approval.

For those cold country winter walks, or even if you just require something stiff with your summer picnic, this 6oz Hunter Leather Flask from Aspinal of London is the perfect companion.

With its presence on the iconic Bond Street since 1887, a Smythson briefcase will last a lifetime..and then some!

Shirtmaker to The Prince of Wales, Turnbull & Asser is a great British heritage brand that champions quality and craftsmanship. To add a dash of British eccentricity and colour, these Sterling sliver and mother of pearl cufflinks are a wonderful gift.

Mellow woody notes of patchouli and vetiver are entwined with a twist of refreshing bergamot. Elite from Floris London is the perfect summer fragrance scent. First created in 1979, this masterpiece has stood the test of time and is firmly established as a classic.

When it comes to shaving, few compare. Geo. F. Trumper is a British luxury gentleman barber that has been operating since 1875. Their Simulated Horn PB Shaving Set not only provides a buttery smooth shave but will also stand the test of time.

Established a decade ago, Fairfax and Favour have arrived hot on the scene. Championing British Luxury Fashion for both ladies and gents, their creations are fit for both town and country. A gift card might be best for fathers who are extremely particular in their tastes.

Cheltenham Racecourse. The home of British National Hunt Racing, Cheltenham is an action-packed day out. From brilliant thoroughbreds on the track itself, to incredible dining and hospitality off it, a Cheltenham Racecourse membership is a gift that keeps on giving.

Hotel Trematonia at Castle of Trematon. A beautiful pop-up hotel presented by the legendary British homeware institution, House of Hackney. Enjoy a sumptuous stay at the hotel in the Duchy of Cornwall, with its idyllic gardens and nearby award-winning restaurants and picturesque beaches.

Showcasing the very best of Scotland, House of Bruar is an upscale department store bursting with clothing, gifts and a mouth-watering foodhall. Their luxury hampers provide a direct line to the father heart, because everyone knows the best route is via the belly!

You can never go wrong with a pair of socks, especially when they are a pair of cashmere socks from Johnstons of Elgin.

Chocolatier to The Queen, Charbonnel et Walker Whisky Truffles are a tasty Fathers Day gift for the discerning chocolate snob. Charbonnel also offer the chance to personalise the chocolate box to make it that extra special.

Since 1873 Church have been manufacturing outstanding English footwear. Their renowned Danby Tassel Loafers are an indispensable wardrobe classic.

As a country we have rediscovered our love of the great outdoors during this past year and what better way to explore our stunning woodlands than with a Woodland Trust membership. The membership offers access to some of our most scenic woodland, protects cherished trees and supports the planting of more, all to the benefit of our diverse wildlife.

Takeaway Afternoon Tea at home with Bettys. A Northern stalwart of sweet treats and delights, Bettys is now offering afternoon tea at home - what better midday pick me up during the festivities?

Give the gift of a 16 year old Irish Single Malt Whisky by Bushmills. A staple for the drinks cabinet.

Revive stuffy old blazers with handsome blazer badges by Benson & Clegg. Created with the highest quality fabrics that ooze British heritage.

With its 176 year history, Cordings has established itself as the foremost supplier of country clothing. Their handkerchiefs are a tasteful and elegant gift that boast some of the most charming designs.

With its 176 year history, Cordings has established itself as the foremost supplier of country clothing. Their handkerchiefs are a tasteful and elegant gift that boast some of the most charming designs.

Fortnum & Mason coffee - a safe ‘go-to’ for the aficionado, their historic and decadent coffees are as rich in taste as they are diverse in range.

Take part in the English social season this summer with tickets to the Henley Royal Regatta.

- Ahmer x

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