10 Gift Ideas For Father’s Day 2020
Father’s Day is this Sunday 21st June, and if you’re stuck for gift ideas, we’ve put together some cool ideas to order for Father’s Day 2020. From foodie fans to music lovers, the independent shops of Oxfordshire have got you and your dad covered.
An award-winning independent bookshop located in the heart of Abingdon. Mostly Books, owned by Sarah Dennis, offers an excellent range of books and greeting cards. Sarah and the team have been offering delivery throughout the lockdown, offering free delivery in Abingdon and a small fee for further afield. Check out the Mostly Books online shop to find inspiration and order. They even have a book subscription service so you can leave it to the team to decide!
If you’re looking to treat your dad to his favourite tipple this Father’s Day, Grape Minds, L’Altre Vi, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, The Bearded Viking Drinks and Tap Social have got you covered. From natural wines, to pre mixed cocktails and beer to award winning spirits, Oxfordshire independent brewers, distillers and importers have got you covered.
The Ultimate Picture Palace is Oxford’s oldest and only independent cinema. The cinema is run by a small team of film fanatics who pick the programme, screening only the best mainstream, indie, foreign-language, and documentary films, alongside a regular season of classics. The cinema is currently closed to limit the spread of Covid-19, but you can pay it forward and buy a gift membership to help this great indie cinema survive, which gets your dad a 90 day free trial with MUBI and 15% off ‘In Cinema’ rentals for Curzon Home Cinema until in real life viewings return.
Foodie Hamper – Create a bespoke foodie hamper for Father’s Day! Pack it with awesome local produce from Hamblin, 2 North Parade, Gatineau, The Orange Bakery, Warborough Honey, The Wonky Food Company, Linden Chocolate, Team Tea, Barefoot brownies, Happy Cakes & Cranston Pickles, or order from a box of goodies from Worton Kitchen Garden, Cultivate, Local Oxford or Bonners to get it delivered straight to their door in Oxford.
Local Takeaway – To celebrate Father’s Day in style, check out the amazing indies that are providing takeaway options at the moment. So whether your meeting in the park for a picnic, or popping round for lunch in the garden, your local indie restaurants and cafes have you covered.
Truck Store is Oxford’s independent music hub, a proper record shop at the heart of the city’s music scene, and currently offering home delivery. Order through their website, or check out Truck’s sister store Rapture in Witney for their in stock list. Rapture is Oxfordshire’s longest running independent record store, and play an instrumental part in keeping the local music scene thriving.
Scrubbing Up Well
Youngmans Oxford is a luxury barber shop in central Oxford next to Queen’s college on the High Street. Originally opened in 1932 named ‘Victor Drewe.’ Head Barber Craig Evans has a wealth of experience working in one of London’s most prestigious barber shops for over 5 years. Their store is currently closed, however you can buy vouchers for future visits, or treat your dad to a selection of their own brands products to help keep him looking zoom ready! Order through their website.
For dads eager to keep active during the lockdown, book him a PT session withe Alexa & Ajaye at The Project PT, or for those that have over done it with the fitness regime, book an online appointment with Nicky at Progress Soft Tissue Therapy, who helps people with pain and injury after spots injuries.
For dads looking for some time out from home schooling and the highs and lows of lockdown, many local therapists and studios are taking their sessions online. YogaVenue Oxford are offering online meditation classes, many of Healthy Oxford‘s therapists are offering online sessions, Cannelle Medispa plan to reopen on 4th July for a wide range of treatments, and Deborah at The Wellbeing Story is offering online 1 to 1 coaching sessions.