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Dads are ALWAYS difficult to buy for, but don’t worry, help is at hand. We put our gift-buying experts on the case and once again, they’ve come up with some splendid suggestions that won’t break the bank. And even better, you can get them all under one roof.


Cup love

If your dad struggles to get going in the morning without a strong cup of coffee, then perk him up with a gift that will lift his spirits. As well as coffee beans and pods, Black Sheep Coffee, Starbucks and Costa all stock a great range of reusable and ceramic cups. Or how about a coffee card so he can treat himself when he’s out and about? If you want to join him, then why not take him to CRATE for coffee and a Crosstown doughnut at Central Coffee Collective. If it’s a nice day (and fingers crossed Father’s Day will be) then sit back and enjoy your brews in the sunshine on our Aperol Terrace.


Flavour-filled fun

Add some flavour to Father’s Day with a delicious food gift from the Card Factory. Whether your dad is sweet or savoury, they’ve got gourmet gifts aplenty. We’re loving the Chocolate Pizza, the tongue-tingling Hot Sauce Sampler and the novelty Next Level Chocolate Games Controller. Or if your dad is a keen cook, then how about the Cast Iron Baking Kit – it’s perfect for making pizza!


Wardrobe wonder

Could your dad do with a wardrobe refresh? How about elevating his summer style with a new tee or a short-sleeved shirt? Now is the time to buy – River Island, Peacocks and Choice are sporting some seriously stylish summery picks – all at affordable prices. If you can’t stretch to a t-shirt, how about some cool shades, fun socks or a new cap?


Book buff

Does your dad like to disappear off with a good book? Then how about the latest sports biography or psychological thriller? Stephen King and Harlan Coben both have new books out. Or how about a pacy novel from the bestseller list that would make the perfect beach read. Waterstones and The Works have an amazing selection of books so whatever he loves to read, there’s plenty of choice. Waterstones also has a wonderful range of literary jigsaws that are perfect for dads who love both books and puzzles. P.S. They also stock cards and gift wrap too!!



As classic gifts go, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of fragrance. Bodycare, Superdrug, Boots, The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop all have great deals on fragrance right now so it’s a brilliant time to buy. Not sure what scent he likes? Why not find him a new favourite fragrance.

Sweet gesture

If your dad or the father figure in your life has got a sweet tooth, then show him how well you know him with a big bag of his favourite treats from Sweet Nuts. If he prefers cake, then head over to Lola’s Cupcakes for a box of Superhero-themed cakes. As well as a selection of cute cupcakes (including vegan and gluten-free options), they’ve got delicious Father’s Day brownies and huge celebration cakes too, which are ideal for sharing, especially if you’ve got family coming over.


Bottle it up

It may not be the most original gift, but a nice bottle of their favourite tipple will always put a smile on your dad’s face. Asda has a brilliant selection of wines, beers, spirits and fizz, so whatever your budget, there’s a bottle to suit. Make it look nice by popping it in a gift bag and don’t forget the card! You’ll be able to everything you need in just one shop and it’s open from 11am-5pm on Father’s Day so if you’re after a last-minute gift, we’ve got you covered.


Family feast

If Father’s Day is all about getting family together and celebrating en masse (without arguing over who’s cooking and clearing up) then how about booking in at one of our fabulous CRATE eateries? With a choice of cuisine from far and wide, there’s something for even the fussiest of eaters (we’re talking pizza, pasta, seafood, tacos and much, much more). And if you’re dining with little ones, then keep them occupied with the Kids Table. It’s free to dining customers on a first come, first served basis and suitable for kids aged three and over. For the football fanatic dads, Pretty Decent and Friends are busting out the big screens to show the football at CRATE Walthamstow. Tickets are just £6 and guarantee you a seat and your first pint. Book today to secure your spot.


If you need more ideas, then head over to our socials, where you’ll find inspiration by the bucketload!


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