The 365 Ultimate Gift Guide For Father’s Day 2020

The 365 Ultimate Gift Guide for Father’s Day 2020

Although this is probably not the Father’s Day you’d have ordinarily planned- here we are. This is 2020. There are still lots of special ways to treat the Father figures in your life this year.

Whether you’re living in the same household, organising a small socially distanced gathering, or treating your self isolating father at his home. This is our Ultimate Gift Guide for Father’s Day in 2020 from some brilliant South East independent businesses. There’s never been a better time to spoil your old man.


Restaurant Lunch At Home

Pitch At Home

Lucky dads in a 15 mile radius of Pitch can be sent a 5 course Pitch At Home Father’s Day box full of Masterchef 2018 Champion Kenny Tutt’s food. All boxes come with house-baked bread and Pitch’s buttered toast ice cream pop. There’s a meat and vegetarian fixed menu to choose between; drinks can be added on too. Order before 17th June and make dad a very happy man.

masterchef winner kenny tutt

The Coal Shed At Home

Available Thursday – Sundays, menu options change daily. Sundays boast gourmet roasts and BBQ dishes ready to be finished at home. Meals are designed to be shared between two people: including a selection of mains, sides and drool-worthy puddings. If you want to go all out, add on starters and wine. Orders are taken before 4pm for next day delivery (in the Brighton area only) or click and collect for further afield.

coal shed home takeaway

Mini Adventure for All The Family at Leonardslee Gardens

Explore 240-acres of magical gardens at Leonardslee. They’re opening the gardens on a ticket-only basis for a Covid-19 compliant Father’s Day event.

Spot free-roaming deer, take dad to visit the Wallaby enclosure between 12 – 12.30 to see baby Joey’s being fed or watch model radio controlled yachts & boats in action (if that sort of thing floats his metaphorical boat).

Enjoy lunch in the gardens with a BYO picnic or hire rustic picnic baskets from the Clocktower Café and pack it with a selection of tasty treats from the café.


Send Him The Gift of Curry

If your dad’s isolating and can’t leave his house, why not send him the ideal Father’s Day 2020 gift – a banging takeaway curry delivered directly to him.

If he’s Brighton based – treat him like a king with a Railway Tray feast from The Chilli Pickle

Naasta is a fab option for dads in Mid-Sussex.

Curry Leaf at home deliver all over Sussex, each area has a dedicated day – check the website for more info. The Curry Leaf van delivers around Rottingdean, Saltdean, Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford on Sundays. If that’s home to your dad make sure he gets his fave ruby and sides on Father’s Day.

curry leaf cafe takeaway

Get Sporting 2020 Style

Book a round of golf or tennis and spend some socially distanced quality time at 2m having fun on the green or court.

Golf or Tennis?

Most local golf courses offer visitor green fees if you’re not already members. Check out the Dyke Golf ClubMid-Sussex Golfor Singing Hills for availability.

Cuckfield Tennis Club is open to non-members as are most of the courts across Brighton & Hove.

golf courses in sussex


Family Father’s Day 2020 Lockdown Lock-in

Who knew we’d all still be stuck in, with the pubs sill shut come June? If your dad’s missing the pub why not send him a box or bottle of his favourite local tipple and make your own Father’s Day 2020 lockdown lock-in with local booze, snacks and a pub quiz.

If he likes a glass (or 3) of wine? How about a mixed box of Albourne Estate’s 6 most popular bottles. They currently have a stunning case of 6 Pinot Noir’s for £105.00 and lot’s of other fabulous offers available.

albourne wine sussex

Beer? Couldn’t go wrong with his favourite speciality brew from Dark Star in Patridge Green or a bottle of the famous Wingtip Pilsner from neighbouring village Ashurst.

Something harder? Try South Downs Wine Cellar for an impressive selection of local spirits from Ditchling Gin’s Toffee Vodka to Greensand Ridge Kentish Apple Brandy.

Organise a box of tasty pub snacks from Snack Revolution, organise an online quiz, set up the family Zoom call link and you’re ready to go! Cheers!


For Coffee Snobs

Is your work-from-home papa missing his daily artisan takeout coffee? Then his ideal Father’s Day gift can be sorted out with a few mouse clicks and credit card. Quench his caffeine need with an artisan coffee bean subscription. We’re spoilt for choice with local coffee bean roasters.

Brighton-based Pelicano have been supplying coffee shops across the UK with killer espresso and next level single origin slow brewing options since 2014. Get him his regular fix with a subscription package starting from £15.

Family run Back Yard Coffee over in Ditchling sell no-nonsense back to bones coffee subscriptions starting from £7.65.

And Arundel’s famous Edgcumbes coffee subscriptions can be set up on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis for 3,6 or 12 months.


edgecumbs coffee roasters sussexMontezuma Chocolate Club Subscription

If dad has a sweet tooth, he’ll love you forever if you hook him up to Montezuma’s Chocolate Club. Subscriptions start at £59.97 for 3 months. Chocolate Club boxes are not for the faint-hearted! They literally think through the letterbox and contain a dreamy selection of bars and truffles in a choice of milk, dark or white. Perfect for those sheltering. Or those who are, y’know, greedy.


Organic Men’s Skincare

Calling all hipster skincare loving dads! If the dad you’re buying for loves a pamper, why not indulge him with a Green People Organic skincare set? The organic shave kit for men is on point if you have a beardy hipster who needs to lose the chin fur to wear a face mask in public. Green People’s products are packed full of lovely ingredients and contain no chemical nasties, brilliant for even the most sensitive skin.


Father’s Day 2020 IOU: something to look forward to

Maybe you want to give dad an amazing experience to look forward to when we’re on the other side of Covid-19. How about writing an IOU and putting it inside a home-made card? Here’s a list of some of the best things in the South East to look forward to later this year:

Great British Wine Tour

Artisan Bakehouse baking and chocolate workshopsfathers day 2020 guide

A Luxury Stay at South Lodge

south lodge hotel and spa sussex

Dine at World-Class Heritage by Matt Gillan

heritage restaurant slaugham

High octane thrills and spills at Goodwood 

goodwood fathers day gift

Goodwood Festival Of Speed By George Gunn

Tasting menu of dreams at etch.

scallop and cuttlefish dish by steve edwards

Down to earth local dishes at Parson’s Table

parsons table restaurant by andrew hobbs

Photograph By Andrew Hobbs

Hopefully, this Gift Guide For Fathers Day has provided you with some great inspiration and new businesses for you to explore and support during these tough times, especially for independents.

Written by Katie Yarde, Sussex-based writer, mum of 2 girls, wife of one lucky man, and face behind family-friendly blog Sussex Born & Fed.