It’s Fathers’ Day on 21st June. Don’t panic! We’ve suggestions for thoughtful gifts and they are all local.
For the coffee connoisseur: Moonroast (near Alresford) have new personalised coffee bags. You can create your own messages across Moonroast’s entire range of coffees. It’s easily done on their website - select ‘shop’, ‘personalised coffee gifts’ and select ‘add your message’.
For the real ale enthusiast: Steam Town Brewery (Eastleigh) have launched a new webshop offering local, free deliveries and a click and collection option. The webshop automatically updates to show what is in stock and available, including the latest very hop-forward canned craft beers. You can also choose a gift pack or gift voucher (another new development) so Dad can choose his own.
For foodie fathers: A bespoke hamper from New Forest Hampers can be stuffed full with all Dad’s favourite local goodies, chosen just for him. Using the easy-to-use order form, pick from award-winning Lyburn Cheeses, a selection of chutneys, pickles and relishes, melting Fordingbridge Fudge, rich New Forest Shortbread, local beers, gins (the likes of Beachcomber Gin, Conker Spirits and Wyrd Dry Gin, Hampshire fizz, coffee liqueurs… Even New Forest Aromatics’ Gardeners Hand Scrub. Delivered to Dads who love local throughout the UK.
For the mixologist: Pothecary Gin has come up with a novel Father’s Day Cocktail Case. It includes all the ingredients to make two scrumptious Negroni cocktails: two hefty Italian Negroni glasses, bar spoon, a jigger to get the measures just right, 100ml Campari, 100ml Punt e Mes Vermouth, and (of course) 100ml bottle Pothecary Gin Sicilian Blend, plus fresh organic orange to garnish. Dads receiving this special Cocktail Case will also be invited to join a private Facebook group on Father’s Day (at 6pm on 21st June) for a live session from Pothecary Gin’s Martin Jennings, demonstrating the perfect Negroni cocktail. Just add ice.