Father’s Day is fast approaching and you may be wondering how to treat your nearest and dearest. Don’t fear, we’ve done the leg work for you so you can sit back, relax and choose a gift or find something to do together over the weekend to make him feel special.
Gift inspiration from The Borough Basket – save time, shop online
Love online shopping and want to support local? Why don’t you check out The Borough Basket – Basingstoke and Deane’s online marketplace. You can choose from gift baskets with homemade products, sustainable homeware, homemade cakes and afternoon teas delivered at your doorstep. If you are not sure what to buy here’s a little inspiration:
If your Dad is a gardener then take a look at A Basket of Bees. They have a selection of soaps but the Gardener's Hand Soap is one of their most popular. It has a eucalyptus aroma, and has high antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. Or perhaps something for the garden? Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, is a small independent nursery based in the village of Freefolk near Whitchurch.
For a foodie gift, take a look at The Homemade Brownie Company. These delicious treats are delivered to the door. Or perhaps a sauce from Plot 34A Chillis. Locally based Longdog Brewery has packs of beers or you can buy a tour of their facilities.
For a special gift take a look at the ties Whitchurch Silk Mill have for sale. Made in Hampshire using Whitchurch Silk that has been wound, warped and woven at the Mill.
Yummy things to eat and drink
Join the Holiday Inn for a mouth-watering BBQ! A perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day. One free pint of beer for all dads.
Visit Miller and Carter to celebrate dad with their decadent à la carte menu on Sunday 18 June at Miller and Carter Basingstoke. They will also have a limited-edition Cornish salt-aged long bone tomahawk, available only from Thursday 15 to Monday 19 June.
You can enjoy a Father’s Day 3 course set meal at The Stag and Hounds, Harvester on either Saturday 7 or Sunday 18 June.
Barton’s Mill want to make it a day to remember! They have a carefully created Sunday menu, Father's Day drinks and a chance for a dad to win a hamper on the day of their visit.
To enjoy a feast at home take a look at the Father's Day deluxe graze box which includes a selection of cheeses, fruits and homemade goods. It comes with a bottle of red wine and a card. Get in touch with Catering by Natalie Ellis to order.