You may not be able to see your Dad this Father's Day, but you can still show him how much you care with a gift from The Suffolk Coast...
If you want to give Dad something a little different this year and for-go the socks and slippers, then our Father's Day Gift Guide has all the inspiration you need!
A Round of Golf
Thorpeness is a classic British heathland designed by five-time Open Champion and legendary golf course architect James Braid. This Par 70, 18 hole, challenging 6,421-yard course winds through heather, gorse, pine and silver birch trees, and will test golfers of all abilities. Prices range from £30 - £160 (https://www.thorpeness.co.uk/).
Alternatively, treat Dad to a 5-day or 7-day membership at Ufford Park Golf Club; the award-winning 18 hole, par 71 golf course spread across 120 acres of undulating parkland is ideal for intermediate and experienced players.
Activity Day at High Lodge
There's plenty of activities for Dads on offer at High Lodge Leisure including clay shooting, golf, foot golf, air rifle, archery and fishing. Sessions are available as pre-booked slots, so Dad can enjoy Father's Day with friends or family. Alternatively, all of the activities on offer are available as a voucher, so Dad can enjoy the day out later in the year.
A case of wine from Flint Vineyard
Located in the heart of the Waveney Valley, Flint Vineyard is close to the bustling market town of Bungay. Their award-winning wines include Bacchus, Silex Blanc, Pinot Noir Precoce and Charmat Rose.
Pick Dad's favourite tipple and send it to him in a traditional wooden gift box, or opt for a 3 bottle gift box, 'Comfort case' (6 bottles), 'Bacchus and Beer' (3 bottles of wine and 6 cans of Ampersand Brew Co.) or the Flint Fizz case.
There's free next day delivery available on all orders over £25 too!
A crate of Adnams
Southwold's famous brewery always come up trumps when it comes to great gifts for Dads. Depending on his favourite tipple, choose from a keg of Ghost Ship, Orange Sea & Buckthorn Gin, a crate of Adnams Lighthouse, Ghost Ship or Explorer, Longshore of Copper House Vodka, Fizz Rose, cans of Wild Wave English Cider or Triple Malt Whiskey.
Alternatively, why not buy him vouchers which can be spent online or in store, or book him a tour of the brewery and distillery in Southwold, something to look forward to later in the year!
Hamper from Pinneys
Give your Dad a true taste of The Suffolk Coast with a delicious hamper from Pinneys of Orford. The hampers are packed with a wonderful selection of smoked products as well as tasty treats from local artisan producers.
Pack the picnic blanket and pray for sun and head out with the Pinney's Coastal Picnic Hamper, filled with Smoked Fish and Smoked Salmon Patés, Sweet Pickled Herring and Pinneys award winning Scottish Smoked Salmon, accompanied by finest water crackers and marinated olives.
If your Dad loves all things Suffolk, then you could opt for the Suffolk Hamper; crammed with Suffolk made produce including Pinney’s Smoked Salmon and Mackerel Fillets, Stokes sauces, Suffolk Salami Company Chorizo and a bar of delicious Pump Street Bakery Chocolate.
There's a great selection of menswear to buy online at O&C Butcher. Whilst the shop in Aldeburgh may be closed, you can look for the perfect present for Dad from online from the comfort of your own home.
The store stocks famous brands such as Barbour, Dubarry, Schoffel and Timberland - so you can kit Dad out with all he needs for a weekend of exploring The Suffolk Coast. If you need some inspiration, take a look at the 'Gifts' section for socks, wallets, cufflinks, scarves, ties and much more.
Cheese from Fen Farm Dairy
Served at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, your Dad can also eat like a prince this Father's Day with a round of Baron Bigod Cheese from Fen Farm Dairy. The delicious cheese gets delivered straight to Dad's door and is available in a range of sizes; from 225gm wedges to a large 3kg wheel and to compliment the cheese, add a tub of raw cultured butter - yummy!
BBQ Box from Suffolk Food Hall
Whether Dad is a BBQ aficionado or he prefers to leave it to others, he will love tucking into the locally produced meat on offer from Suffolk Food Hall. Create your own box filled with burgers, sausages, steaks, kebabs and bacon, accompanied by a range of sauces and marinades, chutneys and relishes - you can even buy him the BBQ itself with a Kadai Barbecue Firebowl.