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Father's Day Gift Guide 2023


Are you looking for something special or a bit different to give as a Father’s Day gift this year?  Whatever your budget, the UK Small Business community has a lot to offer you! 

Here are my top picks for Father’s Day presents from the fantastic range of Small Businesses on Shopitnear.  In this blog you’ll find ideal gifts for dads or father figures at all ages and stages of life.  

Don’t forget to choose a gorgeous handmade card as well, you’ll find a few options highlighted at the bottom of this page.

Laser Engraved Personalised Rectangle Keyring | Knotty_baby | shopitnear 


This is an incredibly thoughtful gift that is excellent value for money.  For only £6, you can capture a little piece of children’s art work forever!

These rectangular wooden keyrings can be laser engraved with a line drawing or piece of hand writing; upload the image when you order on Shopitnear and it will be crafted for you by Emma, owner of Knotty Baby

A wonderful, personalised present that will be treasured by both giver and receiver for years to come. 


Daddy's Little Bear by Gemma Cary | Lighthouse Toys | shopitnear


Here is a charming story for young children to share with their Dad: 

Little Bear has grown brave and confident and is keen to show Daddy Bear his new tricks. Just when Daddy Bear thinks he's not needed any more, little bear gets into a spot of trouble and learns that sometimes it's alright to ask for help. 

Children will love this comforting story and will want to hug their own Daddy Bear at the end.

This beautiful paperback, available from Lighthouse Toys, also includes a read along CD, making it perfect for snuggling! 


Personalised Slate Coaster | Segar Laser Craft | shopitnear


What personal message or special photo would you like your father figure to see every day on his work desk or bedside table?

Get it engraved on this lovely slate coaster to make a keepsake that is both meaningful and useful.

You can upload a photo or enter a message when you order and James from Segar Laser Craft will engrave it onto a coaster for you.

A truly thoughtful gift!


Personalised Daddy’s Very Special Play Date Disc Bag | Knotty_baby | shopitnear


This linen drawstring bag can be personalised with your child’s / children’s names to create the perfect gift for a special Daddy! 

Included in the personalised bag are 10 large wooden discs with different play opportunities that can be picked out to help make that special play date. 

You can specify your own set of play activities when you order or use the standard suggestions (Play a Game, Movie and Popcorn, Play Dressing Up, Go to the Park, Build a Den, Go Bug Hunting, Go Swimming, Drawing & Colouring, Go for a bike ride, Make Cakes).

 A wonderful gift for a Dad with preschool or primary aged children.


Make Your Own Gift Box - 3 x 100g | The Newcastle Biltong Company | shopitnear


This is tasty, no nonsense, straight up biltong, homemade in the North East of England to a traditional South African recipe.

The Newcastle Biltong Company uses 100% British Topside to make their deliciously moreish product. Packed in resealable bags it makes an ideal snack, being high in protein, low carb, low in saturated fat and MSG free.

With this gift box, you can choose from a great range of flavours too.


The Night In Box | Cambridge Artisan Cheese | shopitnear


Look at this lovely hamper- perfect for any cheese lover! 

You can select two flavours of delicious cheddar made by Cambridge Artisan Cheese, along with a chutney, crackers and a sweet treat to finish.   

Tasty, high quality food to enjoy on a Father’s Day picnic or summer’s evening in the garden.


BBQ Grill Party Box | The Pitmaster's choice | Succulento | shopitnear

SUCCULENTO BOXES starting from £25

Let me introduce you to Succulento,a Fine Food Company based in Aberdeen. 

One of their Gift Boxes filled with award winning sauces and condiments would make a great Father’s Day present.

There are several boxes to choose from: for the spice lover, choose the Hot Spicy Box, for the BBQ Master choose the BBQ Grill Party Box or for the man who loves to cook, go for the Culinary Box

Brighten up meal after meal with these delicious sauces, spices and more!

3D Eiffel Tower Night Edition by Ravensburger | Lighthouse Toys | shopitnear


Imagine the satisfaction of building and then lighting up a mini version of a famous landmark!

This "Night Edition" Eiffel Tower 3D puzzle uses LED technology to create 2 different lighting effects. It can either be set to a steady warm white glow or to alternating rainbow colours.  This automatic colour changing makes an effective and dramatic addition to any room.

This puzzle from family run Lighthouse Toys is ideal if you’re searching for a unique gift for the man who has everything!


Artisan Chocolate Box | Artistry in Cocoa | shopitnear


This is no ordinary chocolate gift, it is an unforgettable experience! 

Artistry in Cocoa only use fresh chocolate, with no preservatives, and local ingredients as much as possible.  You can truly taste the difference.

A luxurious selection of truffles, caramels, creams, fruit, nuts, single origins and marzipans varying according to the season, all handcrafted by a family of chocolatiers in Newmarket. 

A Dark Chocolate Box is also available


Father's Day Beard Gift Set (Comb/Brush) | Co-Co UK | shopitnear


Here is the perfect gift for the man with a beard- a wonderful beard-care set from a Norfolk based, family run cosmetic business called Co-Co UK

It contains luxurious Beard Shampoo and Beard Cream, along with your choice of a Beard Brush or Comb. 

Co-Co UK ensure their cosmetics are not tested on animals and both of the shampoo and cream are also vegan.  You’ll find a little bit goes a long way with these quality products! 


The Firetree Father's Day Gift Box (6 x 65g bars) | Firetree Chocolate Ltd | shopitnear


This Father’s Day Gift Box from Firetree is the perfect introduction to the unique taste of volcanic chocolate.  Ranging from 69% to 84% cocoa, each originating from a single estate, this collection of 6 bars is a true exploration in taste.  

What’s more, both you and the recipient can be satisfied that this chocolate is ethically sourced- Firetree deals directly with the cocoa farmers and pays them a substantial premium above market price. 

An ideal gift for the discerning palette or ethical shopper.


Finally, here are some great Father’s Day card options for you! Click on the picture of the card to view.

A stunning card, hand quilled by Lisa at Glesa Cards

Beautiful handmade quilled Father’s Day Card | Glesa Cards | shopitnear

A fun football themed card, also from Glesa Cards 

Beautiful handmade quilled Father’s Day Card | Glesa Cards | shopitnear

A tasteful design from Sarah at Carterie Sarah

Handmade greeting card - Father's day | Carterie Sarah | shopitnear


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