Break out the good stuff this Father’s Day: Last-minute gifts for him

17 May 2024

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We’ve got Father’s Day all wrapped up with indulgent last minute gifts from Hotel Chocolat

Shopping for dads can be tricky, especially when you’re short on time. But with Father’s Day just around the corner on the 16th of June, we’ve got you covered with our convenient last-minute Father’s Day chocolate gifts designed to show your love and appreciation. Our spur-of-the-moment ideas are a fuss-free solution to make last-minute shopping a breeze.

It might surprise you to learn that Father’s Day was first celebrated in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, we celebrate the impact of dads on our lives every June with carefully considered gifts that show we care. So don’t worry if this year’s celebration has crept up on you. We’re here with some sure-fire ideas for indulgent gifts, including chocolate delivery across the UK, that he’ll never know were last minute.

Dad and daughter with a 'Happy Father's Day' card

Father’s Day chocolate presents to gift in person

Are you lucky enough to be spending the day with Dad? Our last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas are the perfect treats to deliver in person.

Raise a glass

Why not raise a glass to a fantastic father figure with their favourite tipple? Our range of refined and perfectly balanced spirits and liqueurs capture the nuanced depths of our cacao beans.

Serve him up the perfect espresso martini — shaken, not stirred — with our Espresso Martini Velvetised Cream. Or perhaps a G&T with a twist would be more his style. Imagine all the crisp botanicals of a London gin infused with premium cacao in our Cacao Gin. All it needs is a slice of zesty orange to awaken the palate.

Need a gift to celebrate in style? Our Tipples and Treats: Chocolate and Fizz Collection is brimming with a little of everything, from our Chocolate Macarons to an Everything H-Box. There’s even a sachet of velvety-smooth hot chocolate to wind down with, plus a miniature Prosecco to toast to the best dad ever.

Of course, not every parent enjoys a tipple. That’s why we have plenty of chocolates without alcohol, including our decadent Milk to Caramel Sleekster. These indulgent treats are perfect to savour with a velvetised hot chocolate, a latte, or a mug of tea. 

Made for each other

Dads and chocolate go together like a Velvetiser and our Hot Chocolate Sachets. It’s the ultimate last-minute Father’s Day gift because our barista-grade hot chocolate is smooth, comforting and authentic — just like the father figure in your life.

Maybe your parent is rare, multi-layered and vintage, just like our 100% Dark Hot Chocolate Sachets crafted from single-origin chocolate. Or perhaps he’s a mellow old smoothie like our cacao-rich Milky 50% Hot Chocolate.

Gadget lovers will appreciate the technology behind our in-home hot chocolate system while adventure seekers will love unusual flavour profiles like Caramelised Pineapple and Banoffee Pie. Keen amateur chefs will whip up opulent new dessert pairings. And discerning dads who love the finer things will luxuriate in the decadent creaminess of our incredibly smooth hot chocolate.

You can’t go wrong with our Everything Hot Chocolate Sachet Selection for the flavour adventurer who likes to try a little bit of everything. Add a Velvetiser, our revolutionary hot chocolate machine, and he’ll thank you whenever he needs a decadently creamy pick-me-up.

Let chocolates take centre stage

Dads are like a box of chocolates. They come in all shapes and sizes and give you that satisfying feel-good factor. Whatever their exterior, our much-loved father figures tend to have a meltingly soft interior.

Gifting Father’s Day chocolate is not just about the taste; it’s about thoughtfulness. It’s the perfect way to thank your long-suffering parent and shower them with praise.

When it comes to our chocolates, we only use the finest cacao. What could be better for an outstanding parent? And he’ll know you’ve considered his tastes, dietary requirements and preferences when you gift him the perfect match in cacao form. If you want to push the boat out, The Signature Cabinet is a sensational show-stopper brimming with melting truffles, crisp batons, and our chocolatiers’ twist on your favourite patisseries.

But you don’t have to throw caution to the winds to show you care. Our carefully curated Father’s Day Chocolate selection has something for every palate and pocket, intriguing you with our delectable options.

Gift our Everything Sleekster Luxe with a distinguished Father’s Day sleeve. Or wrap up a tin of our Biscuits of the Gods, opulent chocolate-drenched shortbreads made for dunking in his favourite brew. Or why not pop his favourite Selector in a jacket pocket for later? It’s sure to evoke happy memories and put a smile on his face.

Curate a heavenly hamper

There’s something about a Father’s Day Hamper that makes it the ultimate present. Sometimes, shopping for the father figure in your life can be challenging. Still, a hamper solves the problem by being jam-packed with delectable treats. If your dad is blessed with a sweet tooth, it’s a satisfying indulgence. Best of all, you can be sure he doesn’t already have such a distinguished gift.

The best thing about a hamper is that it’s a bespoke gift for a deserving dad. You can mix it up with a carefully thought-out selection of our milk, white and dark chocolates. You might stick to a meaningful theme or pop in a bottle of his favourite tipple. And plant-based dads don’t need to miss out with our Unbelievably Vegan* Chocolate.

If you want to take the hard work out of curating your hamper, we’re here to help. Our elegant black wicker presentation hampers and indulgent cacao-themed gifts are the perfect partners when you want to impress. To give you an idea, the most discerning chocolate-loving dad would be delighted to receive our Chocolatier’s Selection Hamper. Brimming with Sleeksters, H-Boxes and Batons, it’s a classic selection to satisfy any connoisseur.

*Please note: we believe our dark and Nutmilk chocolates are suitable for vegans. However, we can’t guarantee they’re free from milk as they’re manufactured in the same environment as our milk chocolate.

Hotel Chocolat Everything Luxe Collection hamper

Last minute Father’s Day presents to gift from afar

We can’t always be with the ones we love. That’s why we’ve developed a range of gifting options that let you deliver best wishes with a whoosh. Our gift cards and other delivery options make last-minute gifts anywhere in the UK a piece of cake.

Father’s Day delivery for your thoughtful gifts

Solving the Father’s Day delivery gifts dilemma is a breeze with our range of decadent chocolate boxes. And because we know every detail needs to be perfect, we’ve added some personalised final flourishes so your present really hits home.

Why not elevate your Father’s Day chocolate with a chic ribbon-tied bag or gift box? Adding a personalised message gives your present a heartfelt edge when you can’t be there to deliver it in person. Alternatively, our Gift Creator lets you curate the perfect collection of hand-picked chocolates, all wrapped up in an elegant gift bag.

Selecting a sleeve is another exciting way to change up your Father’s Day delivery gifts. These complementary outer sleeves bear a Father’s Day message and slip over your choice of H-Box, Sleekster or Luxe Chocolate Box. Simply select your option at checkout for an extra bespoke touch. And with chocolate next-day delivery, there’s no excuse not to make it a Father’s Day to remember – even if you have left it to the last minute.

A last-minute wow with instant gifts

If you’re pressed for time and can’t make up your mind, why not choose one of our gift cards? We can deliver your card by post, or if time is ticking and you’re down to the wire, we can email your card for instant gifting.

If your dad loves a genuine surprise, he’ll be delighted with a Whoosh. Our instant gifts by text arrive just in the nick of time when you need last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas in a flash.

It couldn’t be simpler. Find your perfect gift, add it to your shopping bag, and select Gift by Text at checkout. Your dad will receive a delicious text showcasing their present, with a link to their personalised gift page. All that remains is for Dad to select his Father’s Day delivery gift option and text you to say, “You shouldn’t have”.

A range of ties with gold balloons spelling out 'DAD'

Celebrate Father’s Day in style with Hotel Chocolat

Get ready to celebrate in style with Father’s Day chocolate. No matter if you’re gifting in person or sending love from afar, we have an indulgent array of last-minute Father’s Day gifts designed to delight.

From our diverse Gifts for Him to our distinctive Father’s Day chocolate collections, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for every parent.