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HOI’s Triple Threat, Father’s Day Guide

A swift HOI guide giving you a combination of 3 things to do for dads’ on 20th June 2021. We’re bringing you a swift 15 ideas covering; 1. What to buy, 2. Where to go, and 3. What to cook, this Father’s Day.

Father, Dad, Padre, Boss Man, Chief, Mum’s little helper… Whatever your chosen term of endearment, he’s probably one of your best friends’ and biggest cheerleaders’ in life, for the lucky ones. The thing is, unless your old man has several interests, the classic go to choice of gifts will likely be either Socks, or a nice tie, or a watch – at a push. So in an effort to make this Fathers’ day a little more special for him, and a little easier in plotting and planning for you, we’ve compiled a selection of gifts to give, meals to cook, and places to take your Papa this June 20th, after what’s likely been the tiresome year he’s had, along with the rest of us!

We hope it’s a very Happy Father’s Day this year!


From quirky to classic, bargains to splurges, if dad doesn’t like at least one of these, we can’t help you…

1. AncestryDNA® | DNA Tests for Ethnicity & Genealogy DNA


Is he REALLY your dad though? Just kidding, this Genealogy analysis can be super interesting for the generation of our parents, as it’s something new to them. Quite a sentimental one that could mean a lot to Dad. Was £79, Father’s day offer at £59.

2. George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor BBQ Grill


Get the self-appointed family BBQ chef, geared up for summer with this versatile and affordable grill. Was £105 now £78.

3. GQ How to Win at Life: The expert guide to excelling at everything you do


Is the big man in a bit of a funk these days? Help get him his mojo back with this winners’ self-help book.

4. John Lewis & Partners Super Soft and Cosy Unisex Cotton Bath Robe


Most Pap’s don’t bother with the luxury loungewear, so get him in the zen zone at home with this Bath Robe. Selling out fast… Was £50, now £25.

5. Urban classic massage – Urban


Massages might be your usual go to for Mumsy, but let’s not overlook that Dads get muscle tension too. Word of warning, maybe just check Mamma doesn’t mind the sexy masseuse coming over after dins…!?


Cars, art, beer, food… If your padre isn’t satisfied, we recommend you call the complaints department on 020…1234IGiveUp.

1. The Play That Goes Wrong


Does one even qualify as a Dad if they don’t belly laugh at old school British slapstick humour? No. From £23-£45, available on various dates from 20th June – October 2021.

2. Formula Silverstone Single Seater Thrill Morning


Does all control of the telly remote go to Dad when all 100 reruns of the Fast and the Furious franchise are showing? Put an end to the Vin Diesel nonsense with this thrill seekers Formula Silverstone driving experience. Was £119, now £99.

3. Beer Master Class and Gourmet Burger for Two


Refine the pub lunch for dad with this curated beer tasting and burger combo, including 8 different beers (approximately 1/3 pint each,) and a choice of Gourmet Burger Meal from the menu. At £70 for 2 people, at a choice of 3 London locations or various nationwide locations.

4. Pasta and Italian Dishes Masterclass for Two


Is your father a carb freak but knows nothing about pasta and never cooks? Training dad up to be a bit more Gino D’Acampo…is it really a gift for him or for the rest of the family?! #Genius. Was £198, now £79.

5. Pottery Taster Classes


Think’s he’s a bit of a Patrick Swayze does he? Put his ‘Ghost’ pottery making skills to the test with this trendy London clay house. Various dates, Pottery taster classes from £45.


*Advanced cooking skills not required in all options! Options include a mix of recipe suggestions and delivery / cook at home boxes.

1. Best Pork Chops with Bok Choy and Coconut Rice – GoodHousekeeping


Chops of any kind and Dad’s just go together, don’t they? Say no to stereotypes as much as you like but some things are just a proven fact. Kidding, recipes like this can always be updated with meat-free replacements using the same remaining ingredients and flavours!

2. SecretSmokehouse


Got a Pescatarian with expensive taste for a Father? A delivery from this London Fish Smokehouse used by London’s Michelin * spots will knock last year’s Father’s day socks off his feet. A range of boxes, from £22 to £120. (Plus delivery.)

3. Borough Market Bespoke Foodie Box


Another box of delights, personally hand-picked food products for a day of indulgence? We like it. Dad will too. Collection from Borough Market or delivery nationwide, £ Whatever value you wish to spend! Minimum order amount may apply depending on the vendor/s chosen.

4. Sticky AND Crispy Asian Chicken Wings – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary


Wings aren’t a regular go-to at home cook up for most people, so the Chief won’t be expecting this one at the dinner table!

5. Cuisine Box DIY at home Sushi making kit


We think you might have quite the giggle trying to roll up some sushi into the right consistency with Dad, get bonding over this one at home! Build your own box, or Pre-built from £19 – £49. Delivery only.

Be prepared to become Dad’s favourite child, thank us later.

Artwork by Karis Simms