The Perfectly Alternative Father's Day

Posted on by Elizabeth Shaw

Father's Day is fast approaching and everyone knows the drill:

  1. Silly card
  2. Pail of socks
  3. Cooking his favourite meal


As great as this yearly routine is, we believe that 2016 is the year of the 'Alternative Father's Day'. Take a look at our suggestions below for a Father's Day he'll always remember.

Alternative Cards

Firstly, the Father's Day Card. This year we suggest that you swap the joke card for something a little different. Treat him to a personalised card - you can add a few of your favourite memories to the front of the card, for something he'll cherish for a while to come...

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We like the range from Moonpig. Available here: Moonpig

Alternative Gifts

Gifts for Dads can sometimes be difficult to choose, especially if he's the man who has everything! Instead of reverting to the classic gift of socks, try searching a website such as Firebox, which has a delightful range of gifts to suit every Dad's taste.

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From geeky gadgets to a mystery box - there is something that he won't be expecting in every price range. Available here: Firebox

Take Dad to a Zombie Survival Experience!
It's often the case that the key to Dad's heart is through his stomach!

Alternative Days Out

Usually Dad will be more than happy to take a stroll to a favourite pub, however we think that they deserve something extra special this year.

We've discovered the fantastic range from Virgin which are all about days out with a difference.

From a Zombie Survival Experience to a flight in a WWll Spitfire, these days out will make this year an unforgettable Father's Day.

Virgin Experience Days - Father's Day gifts with a difference

Alternative Dinner

It's often the case that the key to Dad's heart is through his stomach...so why not don your chef's whites and try something a little different this year?

We suggest perusing Jamie Oliver's website for an excellent range of simple, delicious meals that will hae him grinning from ear to ear. We have our eyes on this 'Next Level Steak and Onion Sandwich'.

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Give him the gift he really wants...

...a moment to himeself. Let him settle down for an hour to two of peace and quiet. We suggest setting him up in front of his favourite TV program with a box of Famous Names Liqueur Chocolates all to himeself. Heaven!

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Where to buy

Will you be treating your Dad to an alternatively special Father's Day? Let us know on our Facebook page or tweet us @ ESChocs!