22 great gift ideas for Father’s Day from York indie retailers
Yet to buy that perfect gift for dad? And Father’s Day is looming large… (Sunday, June 21). Well worry not, because York has loads of fantastic gift ideas right on your doorstep.
Whether yours is an ale drinker or music fan, gardener or stationery fanatic, there’s something for every kind of dad. Here’s a few ideas…
Men’s paisley shirt
52 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF
For the fashion-conscious dad, Bowler Vintage stocks a wide range of vintage attire, from jackets to shirts to fancy hats and ties.
Hammer multi tool
4 Kings Square, York, YO1 7LD
Is your dad’s tool box cluttering up the garage? Need to hint at those odd jobs that still need doing around the house? This hammer multi tool from Daisy Taylor’s is perfect for the DIY dad.
Personalised pork pies
Ye Olde Pie & Sausage Shoppe
45 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX
What better way to express your affection for your dad this year than having your feelings presented in delicious pie form? Head to Ye Olde Pie Shoppe for the perfect personalised pork pie – but quickly: they need 48 hours’ notice.
Blossom And Walker
3-7 Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7HB
If you have one of those green-fingered dads, never happier than up to his elbows in compost and slug repellant, then this 10 litre, gooseberry coloured watering can will make him well up.
Tabu Cologne 105ml
Burgins of York
2 Coney Street, York, YO1 9NA
Treat your dad to this classy new cologne from Burgin’s of York, or browse their wide range of other fragrances to find the one that’s just right.
Marvin’s Mind Blowing Cool Magic Set
Festival of Fun
75 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS
If your dad isn’t already embarrassing enough at parties, then why not treat him to this collection of easy-to-master magic tricks. Highly commended by the Magic Circle, this collection is the best way to break into a world of wonder and illusion. Plus it’ll keep him busy for hours.
Father’s Day Hamper
16 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ
This hamper comes filled with ales from local breweries, as well as a selection of cheeses and accompaniments. Alternatively, visit them in store and build your own personalised hamper with your dad’s favourites.
Storm Trooper Talking Alarm Clock
Give The Dog A Bone
17 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
Awaken the force with this novelty Star Wars alarm clock, with talking alarm setting. Will exclaim Storm Trooper phrases like “Do you know what’s going on?” and “It’s them! Blast them!”, this clock will make every early start fun…
Whisky tasting evening
The Grand Hotel & Spa
Station Rise, York, YO1 6HT
Treat your dad to an evening of sampling some of Scotland’s finest whiskies from Islay distilleries, in the luxurious setting of York’s Grand Hotel. Various dates.
Ties for under a tenner
Dog And Bone Vintage
36 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ
If you’ve a dapper dad but you’re on a budget, Dog And Bone Vintage has a selection of ties, scarves and wallets for less than a tenner.
York’s Chocolate Story
King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD
While they are not likely to last long, these highly detailed chocolate tools look just like the real thing. And for many dads, chocolate and tools is a winning combination.
7” Record box
1 Powells Yard, Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
For the nostalgia-seeking dad, these record cases are perfect for storing all of those obscure 60s singles. Earworm also carries a wide range of new and used records, and is bound to stock your dad’s faves.
£18.99 + 10% off this weekend
Red Cow Music
13 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LW
Treat your dad to a day of beers and cheery ukulele strums at the Red Cow’s free ukulele festival at the Black Horse on Monkgate, and then buy him his very own ukulele for 10% less – there isn’t an easier instrument to learn.
Reformed ale bottle pint & shot glass
23 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX
These unique artworks really are ‘something different’ – Yorkshire ale bottles transformed into bespoke pint glasses, each with its own accompanying shot glass for those boozy evenings.
York City FC mug
York City FC Shop
Bootham Crescent YO30 7AQ
The loyal York City supporter dad needs his own mug to show his allegiance. The shop carries a variety of City merchandise, but the mug is the classic Father’s Day gift option.
House Of The Trembling Madness
48 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
Ale aficionados at Trembling Madness have a range gift packs which will allow your dad to relax in the company of some of Yorkshire’s finest ales. Who knows, he might even let you try one…
22-23 High Ousegate, York, YO1 8RX
County House on High Ousegate are having a Father’s Day sale, with 50% off a selection of watches, cufflinks and hip flasks.
Dad chocolate bar
Monk Bar Chocolatiers
22-23 High Ousegate, York, YO1 8RX
Chocolate is always a winning present – even more so when it bears the word ‘Dad’ in delicious writing. Give this year’s gift the personal touch at Monk Bar Chocolatiers.
49 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF
Good stationery is something that every dad needs, and this timeless Parker pen is the perfect gift for the connoisseur.
Dave Ward Maclean & Friends gig
13-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
Enjoy an evening of music from some of York’s finest musicians. Maclean’s summer solstice gigs are always a blast, and the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day.
My Amp portable speaker
15 High Ousegate, York YO1 8RZ
Get your dad one step closer to his rock star dreams with this authentic looking portable amp speaker from Hawkins Bazaar.
York Dungeon dad’s week
Dads go free from June 15-21
12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD
Get your dad back for all of those unfunny dad jokes by taking him on a tour of the terrifying York dungeons, which offers 12 different shows all exploring York’s dark and gruesome past.
Yes I remember selling some rather valuable stuff for nothing!! I still have my record boxes! Makes you think!
I especially like the personalised pork pie 🙂
Ali Sims, can’t believe they’re selling 7″ record boxes for a tenner each – why didn’t we keeps ours?! We probably sold them for next to nothing at one of our hilarious car boot sales haha 🙂