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Father's Day Gift Guide | Gifts for the Foodie Dad

Ad | Contains affiliate links | Gifted samples Trying to find the best foodie gift for your dad? Look no further, as this gift guide featur...

Gifts for the Foodie Dad

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Trying to find the best foodie gift for your dad? Look no further, as this gift guide features a fantastic selection of food and drink gifts that dad will love receiving. Take a look!

Rubies in the Rubble Condiments


Launched in 2012, Rubies In The Rubble have been pioneers of the anti-food waste movement. They make condiments from surplus ingredients that would otherwise go to waste. 

Their ketchup and flavoured mayo’s and their relishes are amazing for any father who is particularly passionate about a perfect cheese-pairing.

Featured in this guide are some of their best-sellers:

  • Plant-based Garlic Mayo - Smooth, creamy and garlic-ky mayo made with aquafaba (nutrient-rich water left over from cooking chickpeas) as a plant-based substitute for eggs so that vegan dads can enjoy it too! 
  • Plant-based Chilli Mayo - This one is a Great Taste Award Winner – 1 Stars. Smooth and creamy mayo made with aquafaba and with a mild kick!
Rubies in the Rubble Condiments

  • Spicy Tomato Relish – Another Great Taste Award Winner – 1 Star. Made with fresh tomatoes simmered with roasted Indian spices, this relish is perfect with poached eggs. 
  • Classic Apple Relish - Deliciously sweet apples with a splash of cider making this relish ideal in Ploughmans.
  • Tomato Ketchup - A great-tasting, sustainably sourced, 100% natural ketchup that contains twice the fruit and half the refined sugar than other leading brands, according to Rubies in the Rubble!

Rubies in the Rubble Condiments
A fab selection of products which could be put together in a hamper for the foodie dad.

You can shop Rubies in the Rubble products from Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op, Ocado, Selfridges,

Wholefoods, Gousto, Booths, National Trust and many independent stores across the UK. Or you could pick them up online from Rubies’ online shop or from their Amazon Store.


Charlie Parry's Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur from Master of Malt


Whisky and chocolate make an excellent match mainly because their flavour profiles are so similar. And this bourbon-based liqueur from Charlie Parry's combines them both to make a delicious and modern bourbon drink. 

Charlie Parry's Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur from Master of Malt

Charlie Parry's smooth and distinctive Bourbon is infused with dark chocolate to create a deliciously bittersweet and satisfying sipper. It can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed any way you like. It tastes yum when drizzled over ice cream as well!

Order the Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur online from Master of Malt.


Warner's London Dry Gin


For gin aficionados, the classic London Dry Gin from Warner's would be a fab gift. Warner's was founded in 2012 by Tina and Tom Warner and their 100% natural range of spirits are distilled on their family farm in Harrington, Northamptonshire.

Their London Dry Gin is packed with countryside flavour from fresh, farm-grown botanicals. They harvest Lavender, Angelica root and Lemon Verbena and most other ingredients are grown a short distance from the distillery, which means fresh & fragrant taste and a sustainable operation. Plus, they also rescue citrus peel that would have been destined for landfill, which gives their London Dry its bright burst of flavour!

Warner's London Dry Gin

Packed full of flavour, it is no wonder that Warner's London Dry Gin has won several awards like the Gin Masters Master 2021, San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2021 Gold and the Gin Masters Silver (London Dry) 2019.

It is a great quality, refreshing gin that is pleasing on the palate. If you dad is a gin lover, he would love this as a gift.

Priced at £30 for 70cl, you can order the Warner's London Dry Gin from www.warnersdistillery.com


Fatso Dark Chocolate Bars


Is your dad a dark chocolate lover? If so, then FATSO have the perfect gifts for him. FATSO is a new brand of super chunky, dark chocolate made from the finest Columbian cacao.

FATSO source their single origin, cacao from Luker's farm in Colombia. Luker's are a family-owned business and co-operative, who are 100% ethically driven and their sustainable cocoa has been awarded the highest chocolate classification in the business – FINO DE AROMA.

Fatso Dark Chocolate Bars

Currently FATSO is available in three delicious flavours:

  • Morn’n Glory - inspired by classic breakfast flavours, including cornflakes, toast and marmalade. Packed with generously chunky pieces and made with 60% Cocoa, this bar offers and eclectic explosion of flavours.
  • Nan’s Stash - derived from the idea of Nan’s favourite biscuit tin, this bar includes chunks of peanuts, toffee and the classic digestive biscuit. It is the richest bar from FATSO too with a massive 70% cocoa!
  • Home Run - based on the classic American baseball game, this bar has pieces of salted pretzel, whole almonds and honeycomb, great for those who love a mix of sweet and savoury.

We loved all the three bars. The quality of the chocolates is excellent - rich and tasty and very moreish. Cannot recommend them enough. Pick them up from www.sofatso.com


Inginious Gin


If your dad prefers drinking NoLo (no alcohol or low alcohol drinks) then a great choice would be the newly launched Inginious Gin.

Inginious Gin was founded by Simon Liddle with the aim to create a delicious alternative to the lower alcohol drinks already available in the market. Made using 12 responsibly sourced botanicals (including the classic gin botanical juniper and a citrus blend of lemongrass, grapefruit and lime), which are distilled in water rather than a neutral-based alcohol, Inginious Gin has the recognisable gin flavour but with only 0.2 units of alcohol per serve.

Inginious Gin


Instead of the standard 50ml double serve of gin, one only needs a 5ml serve of Inginious mixed with 150ml of tonic to create a classic G&T. The makers have even included a 5ml measuring spoon with each bottle to ensure a perfect Inginious pour every time.

Inginious makes for a refreshing drink that reduces the alcohol content to just 0.2 units per serve but without compromising on the taste.

Inginious Gin (RRP £26.00) is available online at www.inginious-gin.co.uk 


Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages


Fentimans are known for their botanical brewing. Their products are exquisitely crafted to ensure each flavour is of superior quality and the perfect partner for your spirit.

Their product range includes Tonic Waters, Ginger Beer, Rose Lemonade, Curiosity Cola, Dandelion & Burdock soft drink, Cherry Cola, Light Sparkling Raspberry drink and so much more. We have included two of their very popular products in the guide - Ginger Beer and Curiosity Cola.

Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages

Fentimans Ginger Beer is a traditionally brewed ginger beer with a complex taste. The premium-quality, award-winning drink is made using the finest ginger root. All the ingredients in the ginger beer are natural with no artificial flavours, preservatives, colours, or sweeteners. 

Fentimans Curiosity Cola is inspired by traditional colas from yesteryear and made using infusions of the finest herbal ingredients including sweet cinnamon.

We loved both the products. Each has a distinct herbal flavour and tastes refreshing. They can be enjoyed on their own or in a cocktail. Curiosity Cola is the perfect accompaniment for any premium vodka while the Ginger Beer is great paired with a classic whisky.

You can check out all of Fentimans offerings and purchase from www.fentimans.com


Ron Santiago de Cuba Rum - 11 Year Old Extra Añejo 


For the dad who is a lover of premium rum, a great gift would be the Ron Santiago de Cuba Rum (11 Year Old Extra Añejo).

Ron Santiago de Cuba Extra Añejo 11 Years Old is a beautiful blend of the sweetness of sugarcane molasses and the subtle touch of the Maestros. With delicate aromas and with vanilla, coconut and dry almond notes, the rum is sweet, smooth and delicious. A fantastic Cuban rum!

Ron Santiago de Cuba Rum - 11 Year Old Extra Añejo

It can be enjoyed on its own or in a cocktail as suggested by Ron Santiago De Cuba. 'Old Cuban Crown' is an organic twist on the daiquiri and uses honey to balance the sharp lime with a hint of salt to season. For the cocktail you need, 50ml Ron Santiago de Cuba Extra Añejo 11 Years Old, 40ml salted honey syrup (equal parts hot water and honey with a pinch of salt, cooled), 20ml fresh squeezed lime juice. Shake all the the ingredients over ice and strain into a coupette glass.

You can order the rum online from www.ronsantiagodecuba.com


Chocolate Gifts from Lily O'Briens


Award winning Irish chocolatier Lily O’Briens, who specialise in delicious chocolate gifts for all occasions, have curated a new collection of ‘Gifts for Father’s’ that are sure to be a firm favourite with sweet-toothed dads everywhere!

With an ethos centred around developing outstanding and creative chocolate recipes. Each collection at Lily O'Brien's strives to incorporate both culinary-inspired tastes and enduring classics. The Father’s Day collection is no different, featuring their popular keepsake photo gift boxes, hampers and chocolate lover favourites, such as the Desserts Collection. There is something for everyone!

Chocolate Gifts from Lily O'Briens

Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to show your dad how much you care, and what better way to do it than with a box of personalised and mouth-watering chocolates? Lily O'Briens Fathers Day Gift Collection is available to shop now online and in stores across the UK and Ireland. So, what are you waiting for? Make Father’s Day that bit more indulgent with Lily O’Briens today!


Burleighs National Forest Gin


Set in the rolling hills of the Charnwood Forest, the Burleighs Gin distillery began operations in June 2014 and since then has been producing top quality gin for every variety of gin drinker. 

For inclusion in this gift guide, I picked the National Forest Gin which they have produced in partnership with the National Forest. Working with the expert foresters from the National Forest, Burleighs have developed a unique botanical recipe that encompasses the true spirit of the surrounding rolling landscape.

Burleighs National Forest Gin

The National Forest Gin is a lovely, earthy creation featuring Elderflower, Blackberries and Wild Cherry with their signature Burleighs recipe as a base. The bold juniper and zesty citrus perfectly compliment the earthy flavours of the forest. 

It is perfect for a crisp G&T or one could create a 'National Forest Bramble' by combining it with lemon juice, sugar syrup and Crème De Mure, garnished with fresh blackberries!

Also, each bottle of Burleighs National Forest Gin sold will help support the continuing efforts to create an accessible forest that will provide lasting benefits for generations to come.

A great gift for the gin-loving dad!

You can purchase the National Forest Gin from the Burleighs website.


Honey For Immunity from Honey Heaven


Looking for a gift that is not only delicious but also helps to maintain the strength of your immune system naturally? Then the 'Honey for Immunity' gift set from Honey Heaven is just the right gift.

Set up in 2015, by brother and sister duo of Robert & Silvia Mocsari, Honey Heaven exclusively sources small, artisanal Hungarian beekeepers to provide their range of outstanding organic honeys.

Their immune booster trio of Turmeric Honey, Black Seed Honey and Bee Pollen & Propolis in Honey help to:

  • naturally support normal immune function
  • support gut health and digestion
  • reduce inflammation
  • protect against foreign toxins 

Honey For Immunity from Honey Heaven
The gift set includes 400gms of each of the three honey variants and can be used as a natural sweetener on toast, with porridge, in tea or coffee or simply on their own.

All of the three honeys taste great, plus they come with added health benefits, so what’s not to like!

You can check out the full range of honeys and other products from Honey Heaven at www.honeyheaven.co.uk


Takamaka Zepis Kreol from Master of Malt


For the rum-loving dad, a bottle of Takamaka Zepis Kreol would make a great gift.

The Zepis Kreol rum from Takamaka is made with a blend of pot and column distilled molasses rums, macerated with a selection of local spices and pressed with ex-Merlot wood fines. After that, it's blended with an 8-year old Bajan rum from the Foursquare Distillery and finally given a rest in some very old bourbon casks for around 60 days. An interesting process that makes for a rich and distinctive rum!

Takamaka Zepis Kreol from Master of Malt

The Seychellois origin rum has depth of flavour with a rich oak character complimented by cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and quatre epices (spice mix) with a hint of island sweetness. 

Zepis Kreol is a wonderfully versatile rum and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Pour it over ice or conjure a tropical punch by using it in a rum cocktail.

Purchase the Takamaka Zepis Kreol Rum from Master of Malt.


Discovery Gin


The Natural History Museum recently teamed up with Cooper King Distillery to launch an

exclusive carbon-negative gin. Created using fresh basil, beautifully balanced with fragrant lemongrass and aromatic clove, this bright, herbaceous gin would make a great sustainable gift for the dads who enjoys a refreshing G&T.

Discovery Gin


For every 70cl bottle, innovatively cold-distilled in small batches using 100% renewable energy, 1 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent is removed from the atmosphere (including carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases) and one square metre of English woodland is planted through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. 

The packaging is sustainably produced, with a lightweight bottle made from 55% recycled glass and labelled by hand at the distillery.

You can order the Discovery Gin online at nhm.ac.uk/shop.



Churchill's Confectionery Carousel Tin - English Toffee


For the dad who loves retro confectionery, Churchill's have a delicious range of sweets, chocolates and biscuits. All their products are decoratively packaged in hand-crafted gift bags and novelty tins. 

Churchill's Confectionery Carousel Tin - English Toffee

'Carousel' is a beautifully crafted toffee tin that is embossed with a scene from a carnival and depicts everything so realistically. The packaging is beautiful and so are the sweet treats that are inside the tin. There's English toffee and Vanilla fudge and both are delicious. Great old fashioned sweets - simple, tasty and made to perfection. 

You can pick up the Churchill's Confectionery Carousel Tin from Amazon.



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