Birthday gift ideas for Dad


Family gathered around dad with a birthday cake

Trying to think of the perfect birthday gift idea for Dad?

Do your requests for suggestions often get greeted with “I don’t need anything!”?

Whilst that’s sweet, we all know it’s not very helpful!

Not to worry though, as here at, we’ve been thinking about those hard-to-buy-for dads and have come up with a selection of recommendations based on what you know your dad will love.

Whether it’s a special milestone birthday… 40th, 50th, 60th or more… or simply another year of wanting to show your dad that he’s no. 1 – explore our wide range of gifts that will bring pure delight. 


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Why choosing the perfect gift for dad’s birthday is important

We all know that many parents sacrifice a lot for their children. We come first.

Many dads are hard-working, committed and generous.

His birthday (and don’t forget Father’s Day too) is the perfect time to show him how much you love and appreciate what he does for you and your family.

Is your dad always there to fix things? Has he always been the best and most reliable ‘dad taxi’? Is he now a fantastic grandfather and babysitter?

His birthday is a great occasion to not only send a gift which is meaningful and thoughtful but also shows how well you know him – his personality, his interests and his favourite food and drink.

Choose a special gift, just for him.



Birthday gift ideas for Dad on his special milestone birthday

Is your dad celebrating a special milestone birthday this year? Would you like some inspiring birthday gift ideas?

See below for a hand-selected recommendation for 40th, 50th and 60th birthday hampers…all featuring a wonderful bottle of Champagne to celebrate this important occasion in your father’s life. Let's get ready to toast!


40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad

The Luxury Gin Hamper with contents on display as a recommended birthday gift idea for dad


A milestone birthday gift just has to include some luxury to toast the turning of the decade.

Our Luxury Gin Hamper is a stunning basket full of gifts just for him on his 40th birthday. 

It includes not only a bottle of luxury Shivering Mountain Premium Dry Gin, but there is also two mixers to try. From specialist tonic producers, Franklin & Sons, your lucky dad (or the father of your children, perhaps) will find both a traditional Indian and a cucumber and elderflower tonic to try. In addition, there is a wide range of G&T-inspired treats too.


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50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad

 Happy Birthday Luxury Champagne & Chocolates with contents on display

Does your dad enjoy a glass of fizz? Does he appreciate the finesse and craftmanship of a truly fantastic bottle of Champagne?

Celebrate his 50th birthday in style with our stand-out Happy Birthday Luxury Champagne and Chocolate Gift Box, featuring a bottle of exquisite Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

This beautiful birthday gift box also includes a box of utterly delicious chocolate - emblazoned with 'Happy Birthday'. It's the ideal 50th birthday gift for him. 

50th birthday gift ideas for dad


60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad

The Regency Hamper with full contents on display - a large range of food and drink products

When it comes to a 60th birthday celebration, then it’s time to get Dad’s friends and family together.

Spoil your father on this special day with a huge selection of his favourite sweet and savoury items with The Regency Hamper.

The wicker basket is packed to the brim with not only delightful beverages but also biscuits, crisps, nuts, cheese and more – a true feast and the perfect 60th birthday gift for him. 

60th birthday gift ideas for dad


Gifts for when you can’t be with dad on his birthday

With families of our own, work commitments or living away from our childhood home, it is not always possible to be with your father on his birthday.

Just because you can’t be together on his special day, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate.

If possible, a fun video message, video call, virtual quiz, online experience, or even a traditional phone call should always be part of his birthday celebrations, when you can’t be together on the day.

You can also arrange delivery of a special gift, such as a hamper, directly to dad’s door.

Choose a selection you know he will love and can completely indulge in, whilst relaxing in his favourite chair…all to himself.

You can include your very own gift message – write something meaningful and special – and name a delivery date to ensure it arrives just in time.

No dad should miss out on his birthday – so let us help you choose the perfect gift.

Read on for more gift inspiration and hamper ideas…

Birthday gift ideas for Dad based on what he likes to enjoy

Take a moment and think about what you know your dad loves.

What does he like to do?

How does he relax?

What will bring the broadest smile to his face?

Whether it’s a family gathering or a quieter affair, what will add to his perfect day?

Below, we have a range of hampers based on Dad’s possible favourite tipple, as well as some classic combinations for the foodie dads too. 


Rum Hampers

Spiced Rum and Chocolate Hamper with contents on display


Is a classic rum and coke a favourite drink of your dad's?

Why not ‘spice’ it up a little for his upcoming birthday with one of our rum hampers from our Spirits and Cocktails Collection?

The Spiced Rum and Chocolates Hamper is the perfect ‘something a little extra’ for Dad’s birthday this year. It includes a bottle of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, cola and ginger ale mixers, alongside the finest dark chocolate and fudge.


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Whiskey Hampers

Premium Whiskey and Food Basket with contents on display


For the whiskey or whisky connoisseur (trust us he’ll know the difference), we have a lovely range of keepsake birthday gifts.

Our Spirit Hampers Range, once again, includes a lovely, hand-curated selection of some fine malt whisky from Scotland, as well as premium blended whiskey from Ireland. Choose one that you know Dad will love.

One of our favourites (although we love them all equally…just like dad and all his children…!) has to be the Premium Whisky and Food Gift Basket, thanks to its wonderful combination of Scotch paired with cheese, crackers and a whole almond-topped Dundee Cake....the perfect birthday cake!

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Beer Hampers

Craft Beer Hamper with contents on display

Another birthday…just another beer gift? Not this year!

Choose something truly unique for Dad’s birthday. Whilst you know he loves a pint, why not select a birthday beer hamper that offers something a little extra?

We have Beer Hampers which include craft beers, real ale and lager.

To complement his favourite type of beer, you then have a wide choice of delicious accompaniments from cheese to chocolate and beyond.

As a great example, the Craft Beer Hamper includes three cans of Tap Social Craft beers. Plus, there is an array of pub-inspired snacks, including snacking pickles! We think this is one of the best birthday gift ideas for Dad, yet. 

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Cheese Hampers

Cheese and Nibbles Gift with contents on display


We’ve done birthday beverages, so now let’s explore some foodie favourites.

Is your dad a bit of a turophile – an absolute cheese lover?

Add something a little special to the cheese board on his birthday this year with one of our delicious Cheese Hampers.

There are so many to choose from and paired with port, red wine, cider, beer or fizz too.

There are also alcohol-free alternatives, including the little Cheese and Nibbles Gift Set which includes a truckle of Snowdonia Red Storm - a smooth cheese with a hint of caramel…and a name that sounds like a superhero!

Treat your dad…your very own superhero to this lovely hamper on his birthday.

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Birthday gifts and hampers for dad

We adore birthdays. We adore creating highly desired birthday gifts. We adore selecting the perfect birthday combination for very important dads.

From our selection above, we hope you find something that your father can truly enjoy and will bring delight to his doorstep.

Remember with free UK delivery when you spend over £50, it is easy to order online and ensure that Dad’s birthday gift will arrive on time for his special celebrations.


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Happy Birthday Hamper with contents on display
This blog was posted 2024-01-19 10:14:00