Father’s Day in York 2020: Seven gift ideas

While there’s no question that this Father’s Day will be different to what we’re used to, there are plenty of lovely ways to celebrate the dads in your life York this year. With family-run businesses under more pressure than ever, there’s never been a better time to say thank you and to support a local York business at the same time. Here are some gift ideas that will give the economy a boost, as well as making the man in your life feel good. And if you’d like to spend Father’s Day getting some fresh Yorkshire air, don’t forget to look at our guide to where’s open for family days out in and around York.

Paint a pot with Rainbows Ceramics

Rainbows Ceramics Father's Day 2020

You may not be able to pop in to paint your Dad something for Father’s Day but you can still Paint at Home! Order online at www.rainbowsceramics.co.uk/shop, then collect your items from the studio and return for firing in time for Father’s Day on 21st June. For new mums, they 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 they can do it for you for a small cost.

A family feast from Ambiente Tapas


Enjoy one of Ambiente’s new Dine at Home Family Feast boxes, with a paella to share, five tapas dishes and a bottle of wine or four pack of beer.

Decorate a cookie cake with Milliefox Cakes


Decorate your own giant cookie cake! Let the kids create their own masterpiece this Father’s Day with these cookie cakes from Milliefox Cakes. Comes with buttercream, a Father’s Day edible print, sprinkles, a piping bag and a box. Select a cookie flavour and then collect it or have it delivered so the kids can decorate ready for Father’s Day. Last order date 17th June.

Borrow a basket from Bish Bash Pot

Bish Bash Pot Father's Day

Borrow one of Bish Bash Pot’s cute baskets and fill with whatever pottery you would like to paint. 48 hours later they will collect and fire it and return it to your home. Food safe, it’s the real deal! 2 items minimum order. 

York Gin Discovery Box

York Gin Discovery Box

The York Gin Discovery Box is a beautiful and interesting gift for drinkers who want to learn more about this wonderful spirit. All five award-winning York Gins are paired with five Fever-Tree mixers and garnishes. The box also includes exclusive tasting notes and a guide to gin tasting. There’s free next day delivery, too.

Something to wear from Winstons of York


Invest in some York-designed threads from Winstons of York, from their famous YRK t-shirts and sweatshirts to their cool Viking range.

Brew York merchandise

Brew York Merchandise

If the man in question is a Brew York fan, why not invest in some Brew York merchandise? Use the code BYDADDY to get 25% off.

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