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Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June. To mark the day, we’ve put together some of the most inspired ideas for gifts, food, drink and experiences at Meadowhall.

From the best places for lunch and brunch to days out and things to do at Vue cinema via tech gifts, men’s grooming, Hotel Chocolat limited edition releases, spring/summer fashion trends at Zara, Next and Marks & Spencer and original ideas for presents, here’s your go-to guide to making this Father’s Day one to remember.

Lunch, brunch and dinner ideas

A variety of food on p;ates
Image provided by Sienna

Fancy a day out? Or a night off? Whether you’re making it a family occasion or are parents escaping for the day, Meadowhall has a huge array of cafes, fast food and restaurants for every occasion.

For breakfast until 12pm, Carluccio’s serve up coffee, smoothies and Italian-inspired breakfasts (eggs with smoked pancetta, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes and toasted wholemeal sourdough) with vegan options and you can go grande with an added Mimosa, Bellini or a large bottle of Peroni.

A burger with a large amount of salsa on
Image provided by Handmade Burger Co

For a laidback lunch, Five Guys, Handmade Burger Co and Nando’s never fail to hit the spot. Grab sushi at Yo!, pizza at Zizzi and Three Joes or coffee from the family-run Bakers And Baristas and Pret.

For evening, we recommend Las Iguanas for Brazilian cocktails and tropical punches, try blackened miso salmon and chicken and tarragon pie at Sienna for a big celebration with friends. Caffe Rizzoli has a Prosecco bar while you can’t go wrong with noodles and bao buns at Wagamama.

Three pints of beer in front of a striped TGI fridays menu
Image provided by TGI Fridays

Grooming gifts for Father’s Day

Dermalogica products

If he wants to reboot his skincare regime, Dermalogica is the smart place to start with Active Clay Cleanser, Active Moist moisturiser and SPF for everyday; with complimentary face mapping they’ll find the perfect solutions for his skin. L’Occitane is great for luxury grooming with Eau de Toilette, After-Shave Balms and body care while The Body Shop do vegan-friendly argan soaps, hair styling and Pamper Me Please Face Mask Kits.

Hands applying l'occitane hand cream
Image provided by L’Occitane

Lush has a range of ideal Father’s Day gifts from bathbombs to haircare and body products.

a lush gift set
Image provided by Lush

The Get (Sur)real! gift set is a great choice with a combination of products for the body and hair, for stimulating and refreshing washes. This surreal face design is inspired by Dali’s melting clock painting.

Show how much you care for the dad in a million at Rituals. Choose from bespoke gifting, luxury grooming essentials or home and car fragrances to elevated basics and personal care items, all wrapped luxuriously for free.

A stack of boxes that say car perfume
Image provided by Rituals

Father’s Day fashion buys

A camouflage jacket in a shop
Pick up some mod style fashion at Pretty Greene

Shop classic pieces (cardigan, tapered trousers) mixed in with bright blast of tropical colours, long shorts for summer and loafers alongside pristine old-school sneakers. With the wedding calendar back in full swing this year, he might also be in need of a new suit (textures and tonal shades are leading the way this season).

For sharp tailoring, head to Moss Bros, French Connection and Reiss – they’ll also be able to do alterations for the perfect fit. For breakout pieces such as neon T-shirts and colour blocked hoodies then Zara, H&M, Next (which is also excellent for swimwear, athleisure and accessories picks and has its own personal stylist) and Primark have you covered.

A watch
Image provided by Tag Heuer

If you’re looking for sneakers and shoes, Size?, Schuh, Footlocker and Footasylum have every brand under the sun including adidas, Veja and Franklin & Marshall. Marks & Spencer is the inspired place to find wardrobe essentials such as neat polo shirts, lightweight summer trousers and sliders while TAG Heuer has beautiful watches for every style. Or head to Pretty Green store for Mod-inspired style including soft espadrille boots, corduroy parkas, spring jeans, zip neck polos and festival hats for summer.

Original gifts for Father’s Day

Hotel chocolat fathers day box

Hotel Chocolat is the perfect place for kids to go shopping themselves and find chocolate slabs and sharing boxes featuring Fudge Sundaes, Chocolate Orange Pots and White Macarons for dad. If you’re looking for your partner, there is drinking chocolate, coffee pairings and unexpected salted caramel vodka and Chateau Chocolat red wine.

Make him smile this Father’s Day with a cheeky gift from Card Factory where you can also find the perfect Father’s Day card.

A flat lay with various father's day gifts
Image provided by Card Factory

Menkind has a huge selection of offbeat ideas including gadgets (pie makers, 3D pens, car chargers), Star Wars and Marvel-themed toys (3D wallmounted Spider-Man face anyone?), BrewDog beer-brewing kits, drones and neon signs and for really big kids there’s the Lego store.

Plus, for football fans Sheffield Wednesday has a shop at Meadowhall while Game, HMV, Waterstones and Lakeland will always come up with inspired gifts.

Gift Cards and experiences

A gold envelope with text saying 'treat yoursef'.

Movie and a meal? Or give him Vue vouchers so he can disappear to the big screen for some down time. Or take him (and the kids) to Funstation which is full of addictive games for whatever your age. Go head to head on Air Hockey, Basketball Hoops, Minecraft Dragon and more. No cash required – just fill up a Fun Card with tokens to play all day.

You can also buy Meadowhall Gift Cards for him. If you really want to surprise him/splash out, head to Virgin Holidays for incredible once-in-a-lifetime breaks. Who wouldn’t want to receive that?
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