It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June. To mark the day, we’ve put together some of the most inspired ideas for gifts, food, drink and experiences at Meadowhall.
From the best places for lunch and brunch to days out and things to do at Vue cinema via tech gifts, men’s grooming, Hotel Chocolat limited edition releases, spring/summer 2022 fashion trends at Zara, Next and Marks & Spencer and original ideas for presents, here’s your go-to guide to making this Father’s Day one to remember.
Lunch, brunch and dinner ideas
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Fancy a day out? Or a night off? Whether you’re making it a family occasion or are parents escaping for the day, Meadowhall has a huge array of cafes, fast food and restaurants for every occasion.
For breakfast until 12pm, Carluccio’s serve up coffee, smoothies and Italian-inspired breakfasts (eggs with smoked pancetta, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes and toasted wholemeal sourdough) with vegan options and you can go grande with an added Mimosa, Bellini or a large bottle of Peroni.
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For a laidback lunch, Five Guys, Handmade Burger Co and Nando’s never fail to hit the spot. Grab sushi at Yo!, pizza at Zizzi and Three Joes or coffee from the family-run Bakers And Baristas and Pret.
For evening, we recommend Las Iguanas for Brazilian cocktails and tropical punches, try blackened miso salmon and chicken and tarragon pie at Sienna or Tapas Revolution for a big celebration with friends. Caffe Rizzoli has a Prosecco bar while you can’t go wrong with noodles and bao buns at Wagamama.
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Fridays® are launching Beer Flights just in time to celebrate Dad. Trial Fridays® draught beer range; Fridays® American Pilsner, Bear Island Pale Ale, and Sam Adams Wicked Hazy Lager. They’ve even got beer mats to keep track of the tasting notes to choose your favourite!
Download the Fridays® Rewards App and receive a Beer Flight with the purchase of a main meal this Father’s Day.
Grooming gifts for Father’s Day
If he wants to reboot his skincare regime, Dermalogica is the smart place to start with Active Clay Cleanser, Active Moist moisturiser and SPF for everyday; with complimentary face mapping they’ll find the perfect solutions for his skin. L’Occitane is great for luxury grooming with Eau de Toilette, After-Shave Balms and body care while The Body Shop do vegan-friendly argan soaps, hair styling and Pamper Me Please Face Mask Kits.
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Lush has a range of ideal Father's Day gifts from bathbombs to haircare and body products.
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The Get (Sur)real! gift set is a great choice with a combination of products for the body and hair, for stimulating and refreshing washes. This surreal face design is inspired by Dali’s melting clock painting.
Show how much you care for the dad in a million at Rituals. Choose from bespoke gifting, luxury grooming essentials or home and car fragrances to elevated basics and personal care items, all wrapped luxuriously for free.
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Father’s Day fashion buys
Pick up some mod style fashion at the new Pretty Green Store
Some of the biggest trends in menswear for summer 2022 are classic pieces (cardigan, tapered trousers) mixed in with bright blast of tropical colours, long shorts for summer and loafers alongside pristine old-school sneakers. With the wedding calendar back in full swing this year, he might also be in need of a new suit (textures and tonal shades are leading the way this season).
For sharp tailoring, head to Moss Bros, French Connection and Reiss – they’ll also be able to do alterations for the perfect fit. For breakout pieces such as neon T-shirts and colour blocked hoodies then Zara, H&M, Next (which is also excellent for swimwear, athleisure and accessories picks and has its own personal stylist) and Primark have you covered.
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If you’re looking for sneakers and shoes, Size?, Schuh, Footlocker and Footasylum have every brand under the sun including adidas, Veja and Franklin & Marshall. Marks & Spencer is the inspired place to find wardrobe essentials such as neat polo shirts, lightweight summer trousers and sliders while TAG Heuer has beautiful watches for every style. Or head to Pretty Green store for Mod-inspired style including soft espadrille boots, corduroy parkas, spring jeans, zip neck polos and festival hats for summer.
Tech gifts for him
Back in April, Apple announced the updated iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Mac Studio Display and an upgraded iPad Air. Head to the Apple store and the friendly and informed team will talk you through the latest releases or help you find the perfect headphones (the new Beats Fit Pro are ideal for runners).
Samsung has also recently launched the Galaxy S22 and S22+ that feature dynamic cameras with advanced intelligent image processing and the first-ever 4nm processor on a Galaxy smartphone. EE, O2, Vodafone and Three all offer incredible deals while Currys has the latest Bluetooth speakers and sound bars.
Original gifts for Father’s Day
Hotel Chocolat is the perfect place for kids to go shopping themselves and find chocolate slabs and sharing boxes featuring Fudge Sundaes, Chocolate Orange Pots and White Macarons for dad. If you’re looking for your partner, there is drinking chocolate, coffee pairings and unexpected salted caramel vodka and Chateau Chocolat red wine.
Make him smile this Father’s Day with a cheeky gift from Card Factory where you can also find the perfect Father's Day card.
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Menkind has a huge selection of offbeat ideas including gadgets (pie makers, 3D pens, car chargers), Star Wars and Marvel-themed toys (3D wallmounted Spider-Man face anyone?), BrewDog beer-brewing kits, drones and neon signs and for really big kids there’s the Lego store.
Gift Cards and experiences
Movie and a meal? Or give him Vue vouchers so he can disappear to the big screen for some down time. Or take him (and the kids) to Funstation which is full of addictive games for whatever your age. Go head to head on Air Hockey, Basketball Hoops, Minecraft Dragon and more. No cash required – just fill up a Fun Card with tokens to play all day.
You can also buy Meadowhall Gift Cards for him. If you really want to surprise him/splash out, head to Virgin Holidays for incredible once-in-a-lifetime breaks. Who wouldn’t want to receive that?
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