Best Father’s Day hampers and foodie gifts tried and tested

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Whether you’re too far away to see your dad in person, he’s someone who doesn’t like being given extra stuff or it’s just that the way to his heart is through his stomach (who are we to judge?) there are plenty of tasty treats still available to order that will arrive in time for Father’s Day on June 16. The Mirror Choice team has rounded up some of the best hampers and foodie gifts they’ve tried and tested so whether your dad loves a tipple, has a sweet tooth or even just enjoys a brew, we’ve got you covered with something to brighten his day. All of our choices are still available to order ahead of next weekend, with many of them available with last minute delivery options – at an additional charge – meaning if you don’t get organised until Friday night you don’t necessarily have to rush to Amazon Prime. for a last minute gift. READ MORE:Nine best men’s aftershave and fragrance deals that are perfect gifts for Father’s Day Imp and Maker Match Day breakfast hamper Price: From £59 at Imp and Maker What you get: Everything you need for the ultimate breakfast sandwiches, just in time for the Euros hence the ‘match day’ branding, including bacon, sausages, ketchup, rolls, chilli nuts, crisps and chorizo thins (think a cross between crisps and beef jerky). Why we love it: Imagine the best bacon and sausages from the fancy farm shop down the road delivered direct to your door. That. There are bigger hampers out there but this one is all thriller no filler for the price. This is the most expensive gift on the list but of all the hampers I’ve tested over the years this is the one that my husband still talks about fondly and I’d absolutely buy it again as a gift for him. A minor quibble was the white bread rolls were perhaps a bit basic but with everything else so top notch right down to the deliciously tangy Tracklements ketchup perhaps it was a deliberate choice to avoid overshadowing the hero ingredients. Devon Hampers Cornish Pasty and Cream Tea Price:£27.95 from Devon Hampers What you get: Two chunky steak-filled cornish pasties, two fresh-baked scones, four tea bags, two wrapped packs of shortbread fingers, strawberry jam and Rodda’s iconic clotted cream. Why we loved it:This box of treats looks way more expensive than its price tag and comes with free delivery and a gift card included. Both the scones and pasties proved a big hit with our tester, although a minor quibble was the lack of fruit in the scone (sacrilege). Overall though was a solid showstopper. and the perfect option if you have a dad who loves both sweet and savoury. Stormtrooper Beer Thirst Aid Kit Price: £26 from although shoppers can currently get £5 off using the code GIFT5 What you get: Five 330ml cans of the bestselling flavours from the intergalactic craft brewers along with a beer glass, four beer mats and a bag of snacks. Why we love it: Really nicely presented and a great sampler of the brand’s core range. Sometimes novelty beers are all about the pun-laden names and flavour comes a distant second. Not so with Stormtrooper – although their pun game is strong too. Dad got one of these at sets for Christmas and loved a couple of the flavours so much, notably the SNIPA IPA and Galactic Pale Ale, he’s been buying them directly ever since. The Dark Side has never looked so tempting. Snowdonia Cheese Quintessential hamper Price: £45 from Snowdonia Cheese Company What you get:A classic black cord hamper packed with five truckles of cheese, two jars of chutney and a box of crackers. Why we love it: We’ve all done it. You see something online that looks like a stunning gift but then you realise when you order it that it comes in a boring cardboard box unless you pay extra for a fancy hamper. Not here. This has real wow factor when it arrives included in the base price. While for some it might feel a bit samey having five different hard cheeses, you don’t have to rush to eat them all at once. When we tested this at Christmas we were thrilled to see the lengthy use by dates meant we could get our cheese fix well into the new year. We’d recommend starting with the smoked Beechwood cheddar and the Red Devil Red Leicester with Habanero chillies, both of which are incredible. Fitzbillies Chelsea buns Price: From £18 at What you get: Six gloriously sticky, home baked Chelsea buns. Why we love it: Fitzbillies have been selling Chelsea buns from their store in Cambridge since 1920 and clearly know their stuff. If your dad loves a classic then this is the perfect sweet to send over. We tried their Christmas tree shaped box of buns last year and their yeasty, fruit-filled goodness was popular with all ages and ripe for sharing. This is the traditionalist’s choice, although we remain unconvinced by the pot of syrup you can use to make them even stickier – we’d be sprinkly extra sugar on the top instead. You can also add a ‘happy Father’s Day’ biscuit for an extra fiver. Gluten free and bake at home options are also available. Bird and Blend Whisktea Price: From £3.50 from Bird and Blend What you get: A brew unlike any you’ve ever had before. This limited edition blend was developed in their Glasgow store and is a rooibos based tea with a delicious smoked and malty flavour with a ginger spice and underlying caramel sweetness that we just can’t get enough of. Why we love it: Bird and Blend are basically to tea what Willy Wonka is to chocolate and we’ve long been fans of their unusual flavours, which range from matcha and herbal blends to more traditional black tea options perfect for taking your cuppa to the next level. The Whisktea blend is perfect whether you’re drinking it hot or iced in the warm weather as a cold brew and a great introduction to the brand although if you can’t get to the store to buy it in person we recommend stocking up on a few extra flavours to get free P&P. Biscuiteers Papa Bear letterbox biscuit Price: £12.95 for the bear on his own, or upgrade to the Negroni and bear gift box for £22 What you get: A generously sized hand-iced chocolate biscuit beautifully presented in a gift box. Why we love it: Biscuiteers has a reputation for stunning biscuits made to a classic crispy recipe and intricately decorated with icing. Their themed presentation tins packed with biscuits are show-stoppingly brilliant gifts ideal for most recipients (and we’ve got a couple of tins being used to store knick knacks around the house to prove it) but for us this cute bear is one of the best-value Father’s Day gifts you can get delivered this year – and perfect for showing dad how cool you think he is.

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