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Father's Day: Top gifts for top dads




It’s Father’s Day this month. Celebrations may have to take a different form this year, but you can still make dad feel special. The team at Grub Club Cambridge share their ultimate gift list

It started with one man’s mission to make the perfect marmalade - and now Simon’s Table, named after the marmalade man, produces a range of delicious food and drink, including shortbread and spirits, at its Norfolk HQ. For Father’s Day, we recommend a gift pack containing a jar of classic Simon’s Marmalade and a 20cl bottle of Simon’s Marmalade Gin Liqueur. Bottoms up!

Simon's Table marmalade and spirit gift box (34726249)
Simon's Table marmalade and spirit gift box (34726249)

* Gift pack prices start at £20. See simonstable.co.uk

Created by Andre Dang, a former buyer for Harrods and Selfridges, Huntingdon brand Manfood came about as a result of family complaining about a lack of properly crisp, chunky pickles. Heading into barbecue season, a selection pack of condiments and sauces - which include smoked mayonnaise, Indian chutneys and beer jellies - makes a great Father’s Day present.

Manfood selection box (34726248)
Manfood selection box (34726248)

* Prices start at £2.95. See welovemanfood.com

If your dad’s got a soft spot for cheese, this Slate selection box is just the job. Billed as a sure-fire way to “make your cheese-loving dad happy from head to toe this Father's Day”, the Cheese & Socks Selection contains two full-flavoured cheeses, Double Barrel Poacher and Sparkenhoe Blue, accompanied by Mør Snap Crackers and a pair of Happy Socks with a unique cheese pattern.

Slate Cheese-lover's Box (34726596)
Slate Cheese-lover's Box (34726596)

* From £25 at slatecheese.co.uk

Founded in 2007 to supply men with Scandi style, gifts and grooming gear, fashion-conscious dadswill love anything from Trendhim, the Danish accessories company. Top of our gift list are this belt and shaving set.

* Belt, £25, and shaving set, £119, trendhim.co.uk

Yes, it’s a big-budget option - but a DeliVita is a real investment. If your dad’s a barbecue fan, he’s guaranteed to love this woodfired outdoor oven, made in the UK and ideal for cooking everything from meat joints to pizzas.

DeliVita oven (34726537)
DeliVita oven (34726537)

* £1,195 at delivita.co.uk

Newmarket chocolatier Cheryl Brighty, founder of Artistry in Cocoa, has launched a collection of postable ‘survival kits’, ideal for dads who love the sweet stuff and/or making and baking. There’s a wide choice of Chocolate Supplies for Isolated Folks, spanning button boxes, fruit and nut selections and an edit for ‘the purist’, and Making Kits, too, so you can create your own lollipops, chocolate pizza and truffles.

* Prices start at £5 for a button box and boxes can either be collected from Artistry in Cocoa, at 25 Granby Street, Newmarket, or sent via the post. Call (01638) 660503 and visit chocolatesurvivalkits.com



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