10 Ideas For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just over a week away on Sunday 17th June, and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, we have got your back! There are some awesome independent businesses in Oxford that we love to support and are a joy to shop with. We’ve put together some cool ideas for Father’s Day, to give you inspiration to discover some unique and special gifts for your dad.

The Missing Bean Roastery

A super friendly Roastery in the heart of OX4 where carefully sourced beans are roasted weekly. Choose from single origin selections to house blends, and take away as beans or ground to your specification.

The Roastery stocks a great range of coffee makers so you can kit your dad out with the right equipment to make the best coffee at home, and get him some freshly roasted beans too!

The Missing Bean Roastery Oxford

Philippa James Photography

Philippa is a photographer specialising in documenting family life and relaxed weddings.

For Father’s Day, Philippa has a special promotion this year. Pick up a Father’s Day voucher for a phone photography workshop just for dads. The workshop will be held on Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Oxford from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and costs £35.

Learn how to take photographs of you children, and the mother of your children… you know, the one who isn’t in many photos.  Learn how to take a natural unposed storytelling image, of the ones closest to you.  In this workshop you will learn how to make the most of the camera on your phone, you will learn about composition, light, story and emotion.  This workshops is designed for dad’s only.

Please email info@philippajamesphotography.com to book your place.

Philippa James Photography

Ultimate Picture Palace

The Ultimate Picture Palace is Oxford’s oldest and only independent cinema. With only one screen they can afford to be picky and show only the best of the mainstream, as well as classics, epics, indies, foreign, documentaries and even the occasional musical!

Buy your Dad a gift membership for £25 to discover a year’s worth of cinematic adventures!

Ultimate Picture Palace Oxford


YogaVenue is Oxford’s leading Yoga studio with over 40 classes a week. There is something for everyone at YogaVenue, doesn’t matter your experience, your age or your ability.

YogaVenue offers gift cards so you can treat your dad to some restorative classes.

YogaVenue Oxford

Tap Social Movement

Tap Social is a craft brewery, coffee house and community space that provides training and employment to people serving and recently released from prison sentences.

Grab a selection of awesome Tap Social beer to celebrate Father’s Day this year.

Tap Social Oxford

Be In Art

Be in Art host fun, relaxing and mindful art classes in Oxford. Not your typical art classes, these are all about being curious, exploring what art materials can do, experimenting and having a play.

If your dad is looking for a new skill or hobby, Jane’s brilliant art classes are a great place to start. Even is you’re a complete beginner, she’ll teach you the techniques to harness your creative side.

Be In Art Oxford

Babylon Trading

Babylon Trading are an independent retailer specialising in eclectic and exceptional home interiors and giftware, with over 24 years of experience in buying and sourcing home and gift products from around the world and the UK.

Check out Miri and Mike’s gorgeous store on the High Street for a great range of Father’s Day gifts.

Babylon Trading Oxford

Sanders Of Oxford

One of the few antiquarian print and map galleries left outside London, Sanders’ selection is extensive and varied, dating from the early 16th century to contemporary works.

Sanders is a treasure trove of beautiful prints. Find the perfect piece for your dad here no matter whether he’s into local history, travel, history of art or nature.

Sanders of Oxford

Sophie’s Cookery School

Sophie’s Cookery School is a pop-up cookery school, led by Sophie Grigson, who started the business with the aim of sharing her love of delicious food and simple ingredients by teaching people to cook in an informal, enthusiastic, and relaxed environment.

Sophie and her team offer a variety of classes, so if your dad is at home in the kitchen, or is keen to learn, one of their classes will make the perfect gift. Choose from a whole selection of culinary styles including Mexican, East Asian, Italian or Caribbean; or sharpen up on your knife skills.

Sophies Cookery School Oxford


Check out their unique range of gifts, art prints and t-shirts/hoodies – all printed at Bounce, using the fantastic art produced by local artists!

Treat your dad to one of the teams awesome Ts sporting work by local artists.

Bounce Oxford

If you’ve been inspired to shop indie this Father’s Day, you can share your indie purchases on Twitter and Instagram using #indieOxford, and share the indie love!

Love, Rosie xxx

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