Need some inspiration? Read Drake Circus’ Father's Day gift guide
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June. To mark the day, we’ve put together some of the most inspired ideas for gifts, food, drink and experiences at Drake Circus.
From the best places for lunch and brunch and days out at the cinema to tech gifts, men’s grooming, Hotel Chocolat limited edition releases, spring/summer 2022 fashion trends and original ideas for presents, here’s your go-to guide to making this Father’s Day one to remember.
Lunch, brunch and dinner ideas
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Fancy a day out? Or a night off? Whether you’re making it a family occasion or are parents escaping for the day, Drake Circus has a huge array of cafes, fast food and restaurants for every occasion.
For evening, we recommend Las Iguanas for Brazilian cocktails and tropical punches or the Cosy Club for grown-up drinks served with mains including harissa lamb shoulder spiced cauliflower puree, tzatziki, flatbread, pomegranate, pickled slaw and crispy chickpeas or a dirty chicken burger mac and cheese fritter with fries, slaw and pickle.
Father’s Day fashion buys
Some of the biggest trends in menswear for summer 2022 are classic pieces (cardigan, tapered trousers) mixed in with bright blast of tropical colours, long shorts for summer and loafers alongside pristine old-school sneakers. With the wedding calendar back in full swing this year, he might also be in need of a new suit (textures and tonal shades are leading the way this season).
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For sharp tailoring, head to Marks & Spencer, Boss and Next – they’ll also be able to do alterations for the perfect fit. For breakout pieces for the season such as neon T-shirts, bucket hats for summer and colour blocked hoodies then Tommy Hilfiger, Primark, H&M, New Look and River Island have you covered.
If you’re looking for sneakers and shoes, Foot Locker, Footasylum, JD Sports and schuh have every brand under the sun including adidas, Veja and Franklin & Marshall. Marks & Spencer is also the inspired place to find wardrobe essentials such as neat polo shirts, lightweight summer trousers and sliders while Breitling, Omega and TAG Heuer have beautiful watches for every style.
Tech gifts for him
Back in April, Apple announced the updated iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Mac Studio Display and an upgraded iPad Air. Head to the Apple store and the friendly and informed team will talk you through the latest releases or help you find the perfect headphones (the new Beats Fit Pro are ideal for runners).
Samsung has also recently launched the Galaxy S22 and S22+ that feature dynamic cameras with advanced intelligent image processing and the first-ever 4nm processor on a Galaxy smartphone. Three, Vodafone, iSmart and O2 all offer incredible deals. If you want to be really kind then head to the Sky Store and upgrade your channels to include sports, Sky Atlantic and on-demand movies.
Original gifts for Father’s Day
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Hotel Chocolat is the perfect place for kids to go shopping themselves and find chocolate slabs and sharing boxes featuring Fudge Sundaes, Chocolate Orange Pots and White Macarons for dad. If you’re looking for your partner, there is drinking chocolate, coffee pairings and unexpected salted caramel vodka and Chateau Chocolat red wine. Or head to Waterstones to find this year’s must-read books – the staff will be able to help you find the perfect read to suit his tastes.
Grooming gifts for Father’s Day
If he wants to reboot his skincare regime, Boots is always a great store for shaving kits, body washes and Father’s Day special offers. Lush makes for an unexpected pamper while The Fragrance Shop has luxury brands including Calvin Klein, Paco Rabanne and Dior; they offer engraving and gift cards too.
Gift cards and experiences
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Movie and a meal? Or give him Cineworld vouchers so he can disappear to the big screen for some down time. BrewDog is an essential visit for Father’s Day serving up craft beers and burgers with special beer schools for two or four and a dog pawty if he really loves his faithful dog (including special ice cream and Pawty hats). Finally, Paradise Island – two 18-hole adventure golf courses – is a really fun day out (with or without the kids; a family of four is £30) and one that’ll put his golf skills to the test.