I'm not big into commercial holidays, like mothers and fathers day ~ but with the UK still in lockdown, a reminder to celebrate the fatherly figure in our lives is welcome to me this year.

Here are a few ideas to say thank you this Fathers Day
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  1. Get cooking

    If, like me, you've spent lockdown perfecting your sourdough baking, combine your homemade loaf with a chunk of cheese and chutney from your local deli. Or, bake a lasagne, which can be popped in the oven for a warming supper. Nothing quite says I love you more than homemade food.

  2. Send a supper

    Many cafes and restaurants have diversified and now offer their food as a delivery service. Spend some time researching eateries in the area, and have a meal delivered ~ you'll be supporting a small business too.

  3. A garden tour

    It seems that gardens and estates will be open soon ~ give the gift of a day out. Last year for my Pa, I gave him vouchers for a tour of a hidden garden in a local village. Next door is the most glorious nursery and cafe, so I included a voucher for coffee & cake and one to spend on plants to take home. And if they don't sell vouchers, make your own and include the cash.

  4. Book club

    If in doubt, I always turn to books, but despite my asking, my Pa still fails to tell us which books are on his wish list. So, rather than me making a poor choice, get in touch with The Willoughby Book Club ~ you can send them a list of favourite reads, and they'll use their expertise to choose a personalised selection of books which they'll pop in the post each month.

  5. Buy a gift

    If all else fails, shop small and buy a gift. I've created a collection of my favourite objects I think fathers might like. Objects are always wrapped beautifully, notes handwritten with care (leave your words at checkout), and I never include financial information if objects are sent as gifts.

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June 10, 2020 — Alice Paling
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