With Father’s Day fast approaching, we rounded up a list of some brilliant local businesses in York offering the perfect Father’s Day gifts. From delicious fudge to local beer and tasty cakes to painted ceramics we are confident we’ve found something for all the dads out there.
There are so many fantastic local businesses in York, working hard to still offer brilliant products and services. Buying from a small local business this Father’s Day will help York to prosper during the challenging months ahead.
We’ve also found some Father’s Day crafts you can make at home and if you really want to treat a special Dad, why not print off our free Mumbler Father’s Day Vouchers – from breakfast in bed to a big hug – we’re sure all Dads will be delighted with these bonus treats! Or why not download & print our brilliant ‘All About My Daddy’ poster to fill in and give as a thoughtful gift.
💌💌💌 Free Father’s Day Printables 💌💌💌
💜💜💜Father’s Day Free Printable Vouchers 💜💜💜
If you really want to spoil someone, we’ve created some printable Father’s Day vouchers for you. Simply print them off (download the pdf from the link below) and of course they can easily be redeemed on the day 💜.
From breakfast in bed to a free car wash, there are plenty of treats to make any dad smile 😀.
York through & through from its owner to the product! Ainsty Ales Brewery & Taproom is an Independent Award-Winning Microbrewery, making beer on a working farm in York.
The brewery produces small batches of craft-beers, with a strong brand and work ethic. Their ethos; to sustainably grow the business as ethically and environmentally friendly as possible, to provide employment & support for the local community & develop collaborations with local businesses, charities & good causes.
To celebrate Father’s Day, they are giving away a FREE ‘Father’s Day Gift-Voucher’ with every purchase made during the week commencing Monday 15 June. This will enable the bearer to a free pint of Ainsty or glass of Wine at the Brewery Taproom when we re-open. We’ll have the following available to buy; 330ml cans, 5L Bag in Box Beers and 3L Pouch Beers.
How to order: Visit their Facebook page. In March we started FREE home-deliveries in the York area and a weekly Drive-Thru & Community Shop at the brewery.
Demijohn – the liquid deli
Demijohn is York’s family-run liquid deli from Scotland and is back open in York at 11 Museum Street for refills, click and collect and mail orders. Founded in Edinburgh in 2004, they have a range of over 70 handmade, quirky, locally sourced food and drink products presented in beautiful refillable glass bottles. UK orders are free to deliver over £40.
Father’s Day gifts include many unique ideas such as our fabulous Egg Box of Delights range, Scotch Whisky Gift sets, and delicious Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars for the food lover. Gift wrapping and handwritten messages are included for free on all orders.
The award-winning York family business, Purepallets, is run by husband and wife team, Dawn and John.
They use recycled timbers, mainly pallet wood, to create bespoke gifting and homewares. Because of the nature of the timbers used no two products are ever identical. To complement their wares, they also use a laser engraver to personalise any items made to order. These can be from keyrings and fridge magnets to bottle openers and chopping boards to larger pieces of furniture.
How to order: From their online shops on Etsy or York High Street.com or via Facebook or Instagram. They are available to chat at their workshop at Acaster Malbis. Please call first to ensure they are there. SOON they will be back on their weekend pitch at the Shambles market in York!
Rainbows – paint at home
You may not be able to pop in to paint your Dad something for Father’s Day but you can still Paint at Home! Collect your items from the studio and return for firing in time for Father’s Day on 21st June.
Plus for all the new mums out there, Rainbows will provide instructions, a practice tile and everything you need to help you get the perfect footprint. Just mention it’s for a footprint when you order. They can also provide a pen for the writing or can do it for you for a small cost.
Father’s Day maybe a bit different this year, shopping for cards and gifts isn’t as straightforward, but Thora can help you with that. They offer a simple card service, you pick a card, they write your message inside and post First Class straight to your Dad!
They also have gifts starting from £4, perfect shower gels, bath bombs, soaps, granite ice cubes for whiskey & gin lovers, Harris Tweed wash bags, beer openers, candles (men really do like a good candle) and yes, some great socks! They offer a FREE delivery service locally in York & can post further afield too.
A selection of thoughtful gifts perfectly picked for Father’s Day. Let dad know how special he is with hand stamped biscuits, beer bread, a chilli growing kit and not forgetting the super cute sloth card!
Walter & May is home to a curated collection of gifts and home decor for you and your world. From beautiful home decor designed to create the perfect sanctuary for you, to thoughtful gifts and cards to send for the just because moments.
Working with independent businesses, design-led and eco-conscious manufacturers to curate a collection that inspires your gift buying journey and in a world where stress and overwhelm has become the norm, encourages us to just slow down, take time for us and our world.
Release dad’s Outlaw spirit! York Gin Outlaw, is a Navy Strength 57% gin, pushing the boundaries – as did the city’s villains, Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin. Even confirmed whisky drinkers love dangerously smooth York Gin Outlaw. It really is that good! Stronger flavours; higher alcohol – enjoy York Gin Outlaw with ice, (optional) tonic … and care.
York Gin Outlaw won a rare Double Gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, making it one of the best gins in the world.
How to order: Order online or call – FREE local delivery in York (within the ring road and villages within 3 miles)
Fliss & Rose – quirky greeting cards
Jane at Fliss & Rose is a local mum of two, who uses watercolour and fineliner to create cards and illustrated jewellery. Check out her little hedgehog superhero Father’s Day cards – perfect for any bin-pulling, BBQ wielding dads out there!
Jane loves to design ‘happy post’ to help people celebrate the little and big things in life. Her children’s milestones cards celebrating achievements such as potty training, learning to ride your bike or passing a dance exam are a lovely thing to send, and great to pop in the memory box.
𝑾𝑬 𝑨𝑹𝑬 𝑻𝑨𝑲𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝑶𝑹𝑫𝑬𝑹𝑺 𝑭𝑶𝑹 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑭𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹’𝑺 𝑫𝑨𝒀 𝑻𝑹𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑺! FATHER’S DAY on Sunday 21 June is fast approaching and we are taking orders for our fabulous 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑪𝒖𝒑𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒙𝒆𝒔 and a specially adapted 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑨𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒂! Treat the extra special man in your life to one of our delicious treats – or perhaps even both!
𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑪𝒖𝒑𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 are a sumptuous vanilla sponge with butter icing swirls and decorative themed toppers and they are available in boxes of 4 (£12.95) or 6 (£15.95). Selection is as seen in images. 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑨𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒂 is a perfect treat for dad and includes a sandwich, a sausage roll, a pork pie, a cheese scone & a fruit scone with jam & clotted cream, a medley of three small cakes, crisps – £15.50 (including delivery). To place your order 𝑬𝑴𝑨𝑰𝑳 𝑼𝑺 𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔@𝒈𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒍.𝒄𝒐𝒎 with your contact details, your order and your choice of sandwich and bread (see list below) and any allergy information. We will then contact you to confirm details and arrange payment. Please note that orders must be placed by 𝑾𝒆𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚 17 𝑱𝒖𝒏𝒆. 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔: Sandwich filling (choose one) – Egg Mayo/Ham/Cheese & Chutney/Brie & Grape/Beef/Prawns in Marie Rose Sauce. Bread – White/Wholemeal. 𝑻&𝑪𝒔: – Orders can be collected or delivered. – Collection on Friday 19 June between 11am-2pm, Saturday 20 June between 11am–2pm and Sunday 21 June 11am-2pm. – *Delivery is free and available up to 5 miles from the tearoom (61 Clifton, York, YO30 6BD). – Items may vary depending upon availability.
Love to Eat – enjoy a Ploughman’s Platter
“Lockdown” your Dad 2020! If you can’t take Dad to the Pub this year to enjoy a pint and some nice pub grub, why not treat him this 2020 Father’s Day to a delicious Ploughman’s Platter as part of a delicious Afternoon Tea from Love to Eat. If he would prefer the traditional Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, that’s all fine too!! Just specify at the point of booking.
Ploughman’s Platter includes a selection of roast beef, ham, cheeses & scotch egg, served with bread, pickles and red onion chutney. Home-made sultana scone served with jam and cream and a selection of home-made sweet pastries. Price £15.95 per head.
How to order: Bookings can be made via Facebook, email or phone. Collect from Love to Eat, 52 Moor Lane, York, YO24 2QY. Delivery also available to Woodthorpe/Dringhouses. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Oscars – delicious food to collect or delivered
Treat dad to something special this Father’s Day. Perhaps he is missing Oscars amazing burgers, or fancies a delicious steak (which goes so well with red wine) or maybe a lovely Sunday roast with no washing up! Oscars can deliver or you can collect from Swinegate, York. Enjoy a special dining experience this Father’s Day.
For a special lockdown treat this Father’s day, Pairings Wine Bar are offering their outstanding sharing boards and platters to takeaway, featuring the absolute best in locally sourced charcuterie and artisan cheese.
Be sure to ask them to pair the perfect bottle of fine wine to complete the experience. Local delivery available. Prices start from £15
How to order: For a full menu and details of how to order and delivery information see their website.
Yorkshire Graze – Graze Box delivered
We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not treat your Dad to a beautifully prepared Father’s Day Graze box from Yorkshire Graze. Perfect if you’re heading out for the day or for a doorstop delivery.
Boxes comfortably serve 2 and include a mix of; THREE CHEESES, PORK PIE, MINI POT OF CHUTNEY, CURED MEATS, ANTIPASTI, FRUIT, NUTS, CRACKERS Beautifully packaged in window display kraft boxes & ribbon, we can also add a personalised handwritten note. Boxes are (300 x 200 x 60mm). The contents may differ depending on availability of products. Unfortunately due to demand we can’t create bespoke boxes but we can substitute certain items
£20.00 + £3.95 for delivery OR pickup available from Heworth Delivering Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning in York and surrounding areas. Orders and payment must be made by midday Thursday 18th June.
Deborah Bakes have been keeping friends and family connected since the start of lockdown, delivering gifts around York and posting throughout the UK. Their delicious treats make the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
They can deliver locally on Saturday 21st June or you can collect from YO26 5SE on Father’s Day. Choose from a treat box of brownies and/or stuffed cookies, cupcakes or a personalised giant cookie. All items are freshly baked fresh in their York kitchen. They can even pop a note inside so the dad will know who his wonderful gift has come from!
LS Cakery have treats for every occasion and with Father’s Day just around the corner, they now have Whisky filled chocolate brownies available to order on their website. Their brownies can be delivered all over the UK, so even if your father doesn’t live in York, you can still treat him to some delicious brownies!
At times like this, it’s important to share the love with those who are closest to you and a small treat delivered to their door could make their day. This is a lovely gesture for your loved ones, perhaps if you live quite far away from York, or if you’re self isolating too.
Nelson Bakery is a small family business and they specialise in bespoke occasion cakes and selections boxes made with fresh and good quality ingredients.
Round bespoke cakes and cake selection boxes are available to order for Father’s Day weekend (the cakes include change weekly – see Nelson Cakes For You on Facebook for up to date menu). Selection boxes start from £12 for 6 cakes.
How to order: Allow 48 hours notice and place your order by 12pm on the day of ordering. Orders can be placed via Facebook, by phone or email.
That Fudge Guy – tasty fudge delivered
That Fudge Guy – also known as Roy – has a busy market stall just opposite the butchers in the Shambles Market in the heart of the city. A terrific treat for Fathers Day? You bet! His regular fudges include all the classics including original buttery and clotted cream and the trendy newcomer salted caramel, along with dozens of more unusual flavours such as Pontefract liquorice, Wakefield rhubarb, Doncaster butterscotch and York’s very own chocolate orange. His recently introduced range of dairy free vegan fudges are proving increasingly popular too.
His fudges – and his range is easily the biggest in the city – are all hand made in the old fashioned way by Roy himself in his own kitchen here in York every Monday and Tuesday. All his products are also available online for delivery direct to your doorstep in attractive gift boxes via his new ‘Flying Fudge’ service. Prices start from £8.50 (which includes delivery).