Mother’s day tends to get all the glory, but dads are equally important and often much easier to please! With the current lockdown situation, it is still uncertain whether families will be able to get together outside of their own households at this stage. Why not do something special and unique especially if you don’t live at home anymore?
Personally, I find buying gifts for others super stressful as to me it’s so important to buy something that the person will use. I can think of nothing worse than buying a gift that will end up in the back of the cupboard just to be thrown out a few years later. Here is a list of our favourite sustainable and eco-friendly father’s day gift options:
Father's Day Self-care Gifts
Dads might seem tough, but they do need a bit of TLC every now and again. Here are a few options for well deserved self-care time.
Stylish and Manly Bags
These bags from Elvis & Kresse are made from decommissioned fire-hose, didn’t most boys dream of being firemen? Perhaps this could be the next best thing.
Get Ready for Post Lockdown Entertaining
I’m sure that we’ll be arranging many post lockdown celebrations, which is why one of these classic timeless bar accessories or artisan drink kits will make the perfect gift for any social butterfly dad.
Crafting your own beer or gin is an exceptional skill and there is nothing like serving your own homemade brew. Make your dad the hero of the day with one of these home craft drink kits.
Set Him up for Gardening Success
If your dad is a gardening enthusiast then a seed kit would make a great gift this father’s day. Whether he’s a seasoned gardener or would like to learn how to grow beautiful bonsai trees, vegetables, herbs or chillies, there is a grow kit and book for every speciality.
The Culinary Superman
Great food brings a family together and a dad who loves to cook is a wonderful thing. Why not spoil him with a beautiful chef’s knife set or a great cook book. Then there’s always a low waste traditional espresso maker for the the dad who loves good coffee.
Cook Something Delicious
We don’t always have to buy gifts to make someone feel special. If you’re on a budget or if your dad is one of those people who has everything, why not give your time as a gift? Cook him something wonderful. Here are a few options to try.
The Ultimate Butternut Curry
This curry is an absolute explosion of wonderful heartwarming flavour. It takes a bit of time to prepare, just enough to enjoy a good conversation in the kitchen with your dad.
Get our butternut curry recipe
South African Vetkoek
Vetkoek is truly indulgent man food. It might be foreign but I don’t know a dad that doesn’t love Vetkoek. Swap the black beans in this recipe for beef mince if you choose
Get our Vetkoek recip
All you really need here is the flatbread base recipe, you can add your dad’s favourite toppings or follow the goat’s cheese and red onion option listed here.
Get our yeast-free flatbread recipe
Make a Memorable Gift
Sometimes it’s the thought that counts more than the pric etag of the gift. If you have small children here are a few crafty gifts ideas for kids to make that you can make instead of buying this father’s day.