9 Brilliant Father’s Day Gift Ideas
2 Jun 2015
Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year why not treat your papa to one of these great gifts (alongside the obligatory combo of socks and a cardigan of course). Here’s a carefully curated guide to some our favourites.
1) COCOA BEER
Cocoa and beer is a match made in heaven. Our distinctive small-batch beer is a complex, rounded ale with delicious notes of tobacco, cocoa, and coffee. We’re rather proud of it, and were delighted to see it win a prestigious Great Taste Award. We’re also pleased to unveil our latest creation: cocoa pale ale.
2) CHOCOLATE FOR DAD
Price: from £8
It wouldn’t be a blog post from Hotel Chocolat without mentioning our brilliant range of Father’s Day chocolates. Our deliciously thoughtful chocolates boxes feature some of our finest truffles and most popular recipes – from smooth salted caramels and mellow milks, to tipsy liqueurs and decadent dark chocolates. They become even more stylish (can you believe it!) when you pop them into one of our striking Hotel Chocolat gift bags.
Price: from £16
Nothing says Father’s Day like a fine glass of port, and luckily we have a few to chose from. Our Tawny Port has been carefully selected to complement our milk chocolate. But if your Dad’s more a fan of dark chocolate, we’d recommend trying our Ruby Port – which pairs incredibly well with our dark chocolates bars. If you just can’t choose – then we’ve created an elegant Chocolate & Port gift box which contains a little bit of everything. If your pa is partial to port, it’s practically perfect!
4) DINNER, WITH A TWIST
Join us for a meal at our award-winning restaurants. Ten years ago, the founders of Hotel Chocolat bought an old cacao estate in the Caribbean called Rabot. The cacao and the Saint Lucian culture were the inspiration for our innovative menu. Firm favourites include gin-cured salmon, 9-hour braised lamb shoulder, market fish with creole-cacao spice, and of course, our famous white chocolate mash. Plus we’re offering a special Father’s Day brunch menu at Roast+Conch in Leeds on Sunday 21st June.
Don’t forget to top it off with one of our unique cocktails. We recommend the rum sour, made using authentic Saint Lucian rum.
5) THE OLD FOSSIL
A perfect light-hearted gift this Father’s Day. Our smooth 40% milk chocolate, cast in the shape of a fossilised shell from the dinosaur era. Remind you of anyone?
6) A GIFT HAMPER JUST FOR DADS
We’ve pulled out all the stops for Father’s Day this year. We’re pleased as punch to bring you the ultimate Hamper for Him. This outstanding collection contains everything a dad could want – beer included! And if your Pop has very specific tastes, then why not build your own personalised gift hamper, filled with all the things he loves.
7) CACAO GIN
Price: from £4
We adore our triple gold Great Taste Award-winning cacao gin. You’ll find in our chocolates, in dishes at our restaurants, and in our delicious cocktails. If your Dad’s a teetotaler, we suggest trying our alcohol free gin puddles.
8) RED WINE & DARK CHOCOLATE
A refined gift for a true connoisseur. This stunning collection (containing 26 of our most sought-after dark chocolate recipes) is paired with a rich and spicy red wine, crafted by a boutique winery in the Alentejo of Portugal. If he’s feeling generous, perhaps Dad will be nice enough to share a glass.
9) MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE BAR
Our Bean-to-Bar Experience makes an unforgettable gift for any chocolate lover. They’ll learn how to make chocolate from scratch, using beans grown on our own cocoa estate in Saint Lucia, and will get to take their handmade chocolate creation home with them.