Top 10 gifts and events to celebrate Father's Day in Portsmouth

Father’s Day is right around the corner.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 4:00 pm
There are some great local businesses selling unique gifts for Father's Day.

We have put together a comprehensive guide to celebrating June 20 while supporting local businesses.

Based in Baffins, Aimee Richards-Welton is busy creating bespoke paper cut products which make for the perfect card. In 2014, Aimee launched her business called Miss Bespoke Papercuts where she now sells intricate papercut designs, prints, cards and wedding stationery. Aimee’s Father’s Day card collection caters for fathers and grandads. The cards, pictured, are all £4.95 and are available to buy at missbespokepapercuts.com
Kick back, relax and enjoy live music at the Queens Hotel, Southsea, on Father’s Day. From 12-7pm on June 20, listen to music by Arif Jamal, The Petites and Mollie Scott. At 5.15pm, female duo The Estelles will take to the stage to perform all of your favourite motown and soul hits. The second headline act, Hampshire retro band The Shakeups, will get you and your family singing along to their covers of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s songs. While the music is playing, you’ll also be able to enjoy food from the Queens’ delicious new menu and refreshing summer cocktails. Tickets are £10 per person and £2 from each ticket will be equally donated to the hotel’s chosen charities – Southsea Skatepark and Rowans Hospice. Dogs welcome.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

For a present to last dads a lifetime, Stamped With Love is the business for unique hand-stamped aluminium key rings and trainer tags. Based in Waterlooville, Emma Hannay sells an array of gifts with different messages already imprinted or you can request personalisation. Prices start at £9.97. Go to stampedwithlove.uk.
Launched five years ago at Southsea Castle, Southsea Brewing Company – owned by David and Lorna Eastwood – has gone from strength to strength. Whether you’re after a pale ale, IPA or stout, they have an array of flavours for you to try. Pop into their tap room, Brewers Tap, at 177 Eastney Road or to the castle to purchase single cans (£3.95), three-can gift boxes (£15) or fridge filler packs (from £25). Go to thebrewerstap.co.uk
Emsworth Delicatessen has conjured up the most delicious cheese board, savoury platters and sweet gifts for Father’s Day. Starting at £25, each grazing platter can include a variety of sandwiches, cheeses, bhajis, pies and quiches. Choose online or create your own. Go to emsworthdeli.co.uk or visit 1A West Street.
With more than 800 games to choose from, Dice – Southsea’s board game cafe at Albert Road – is the place to be. On June 20, they will be offering families a complimentary gaming cover charge (£5). The cafe also boasts a well-stocked bar and toasted sandwiches. Search Dice Portsmouth on Facebook.
Portsmouth is gearing up for the welcome return of Victorious Festival, taking place from August 27-29. Featuring Madness, The Kooks, The Streets, Royal Blood and Annie Mac, a day or weekend ticket to this festival would suit any avid giggoer. Buy day tickets from £35 online at victoriousfestival.co.uk.
The Book Shop, Lee-on-the-Solent, is selling the perfect present for literature lovers. Owner Sarah Veal has launched Father’s Day positivity boxes (£10) comprising a book; a hot chocolate; a chocolate bar; a bookmark and a Father’s Day card with your chosen message. You can either specify the book or staff can help choose. Free delivery to postcodes PO12-PO16 and they can be sent across the UK for £3.70. Order via (023) 9255 6592, in store at 142 High Street or at leebookshop.co.uk.
Camber Wines is a family-run wine shop located above abarbistro in Old Portsmouth, owned by Steve Martin and manager Christina Rogers. They have a great selection of wines for Father’s Day: Krohn Colheita 1999 Port in wooden gift box at £28, Lallier Champagne RO15 in gift box £31, Seguret Magnum of red wine £30. Gift wrapping can be added for £1 and free daily delivery is offered to PO1-PO6 postcodes. Go to camberwines.co.uk or visit the shop to purchase.
Harbour Records, Emsworth, is renowned for its incredible collection of 4,000 pre-loved vinyl albums, including super-rare items from Kraftwerk, Slaves and Joy Division. Run by Ken Brown and Rob Moore, they offer great gifts for any music fan, from puzzles to CDs. They are also offering gift vouchers for those who are harder to please. Visit the store at 29 High Street; call 01243 371415 or visit harbourrecordsemsworth.co.uk.