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Five Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether your Dad is green-fingered, a gadget-lover or simply someone who enjoys a nice meal with their family, we have plenty of ideas to show your appreciation this Father’s Day.

1. Tools for the Perfect BBQ

Modern barbecuing can be so much more advanced than throwing a couple of burgers on the grill and hoping for the best. We have a huge range of accessories, from flavoured wood chips pizza paddles, that help turn al fresco cooking into a real adventure.

One highly recommended essential is the Weber Instant-Read Thermometer, a simple way to guarantee properly cooked meat. Or, if you are pushing the boat out, you can also find an advanced digital grilling thermometer.

Instant Read Thermometer: £16.99

Grilling Thermometer: £39.99

Another option if you are feeling extremely generous is our incredibly popular range of fire pits. Bringing together style and functionality, these give the benefits of a great place to cook and the warmth of an open fire, creating a place to linger even when the evening temperatures drop.

Fire pits: Starting price £185 (Celeste 83cm)

2. Half Price main courses for Dad this Father’s Day

Make Father’s Day extra satisfying this year by treating him to lunch in one of our Hillier restaurants. Our seasonal main courses have something for all Dads to choose from, including Braised Pork with tomato and sweet peppers, Beef Lasagne, a delicious Ploughman’s Lunch with a pork pie and wedge of cheese, to name but a few. To help you celebrate, when you bring your Dad on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th June he’ll get his main course half price, with the purchase of two other main courses.*

* Available from 11:30am. Unfortunately, not available at Hillier Garden Centre Winchester or Braishfield (Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Café).

3. Cactus Varieties

The cactus may have historically been the plant of choice for the less competent gardener, but in recent years they have experience a huge revival in interest. The many shapes, sizes and sometimes bizarre forms make them a fantastic choice for livening up the home.

And, with such an extensive range available, you can pick up something to make your Father smile whatever your budget.

Cactus Range: starting from £2.99

4. Gold Leaf Gloves

Made from exceptionally high quality leather that is both comfortable and durable, Gold Leaf Gardening Gloves are designed specifically for gardeners. Available from the more flexible ‘soft touch’ design to the extremely hardwearing ‘winter touch’, they are a standout gardening accessory.

Gold Leaf Gloves: starting from £21.99

5. Felco Secateurs

We all know the phrase ‘a bad workman blames their tools …’, but actually, when it comes to gardening, having tools that are fit for purpose and easy to use can make an enormous difference. If your Dad loves his garden and could benefit from some really up-to-date hardware, we have a huge range of garden tools for every scale of job.

If you are looking for a good all-round item, we recommend Felco secateurs. Designed and engineered in Switzerland, these incredibly hardwearing tools have professional cutting heads produced to the highest quality standards and comfortable handles made of high-resistance material.

Felco secateurs: Starting from £59.99