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It’s that time of year again, when those of us with a father figure in our lives start thinking about what to get to buy to say “hey, I really appreciate all you do for me”. I might be in my 50s but I am still sending my dad a card every year to let him know I am thinking about him and to thank him for all he has done for us over the years.
So here are just some ideas of gifts to send if you want to send something alongside a card
Trees or plants
If they are lucky enough to have a garden, or some outside space how about sending a tree or something to plant? There is something for every budget, soil type, or space and it really is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. I once sent a nut tree to a friend as a house warming present to remind her of her nutty friends and it really seemed to hit the spot! Tree 2 My Door have some lovely ideas, and some have next day delivery.
Come on, who doesnt love the gift of chocolate? There are even some amazing ranges of vegan chocolates available now for those who don’t eat dairy so you can really find something for everyone. My current favourites are from Nono Cocoa who not only make a fabulous range of vegan chocolates but they also pledge to support an employ a neuro-diverse workforce. With prices from less than £15 they make an ideal gift that not only tastes good, but does good too. Winner winner.
If you want something a website that allows you to have a real rummage to find just the right present then Book Block is a good place to start. You can either grab one of their curated boxes, or you can build your own from a huge range of gifts they have on offer. They have cheese boxes, coffee boxes, 007 boxes, and pampering boxes and you can get 5% off if you subscribe to their newsletter.
As you may know I am a huge fan of Independent Wine because they not only sell fabulous Italian wine but they also offer a free gift wrap and free next day delivery service. Perfect if you aren’t seeing your dad and want to get something delivered direct (and tend to leave things to the last minute). Their Reisling from Peter Zemmer is full of aromas such as melon, honeysuckle and elderflowers. And is particularly refreshing, so perfect for warm summer evening drinking. Feels like a real bargain at under £18 for a wine that has one prestigious awards. If red is more your dad’s thing then how about a wine made from a grape I hadn’t heard of before: the cannanou which is picked by hand. Made by Siddura it is left in oak barrels for 12 months and since 2013 has been winning awards every year. Full bodied it would be perfect with a summer barbecue. Another one from the £18 mark.
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