6 Unique Father’s Day Gifts from Norfolk for 2021
If you're getting your knickers in a twist about too much choice don't press the panic button. Simplify your mad hectic life by keeping it local and giving Dad something Norfolk and good.
All over the county Dads are mending bikes, fiddling about with Allen keys and valiantly turning down G&Ts to drive about at all hours so their kids can party. Hell, they even managed home schooling without going completely off the rails. These unsung heroes deserve something they actually want on Father’s Day. It’s Sunday 20th June – don’t say we didn’t warn you – and there’s not a novelty tie in sight.
Beer and Cheese
2021 is all about simple pleasures – and pairing a great beer with a hunk of cheese ticks that box with relish! Beer’s refreshing carbonation cuts through richness, making the complex flavours zing, but you knew that… Basically, beer and cheese are both made of fermented grass sugars. Could a match BE more perfect?
Lacons Brewery have partnered with Slate Cheese in Suffolk to create the ideal gift for fermented fathers. Brilliant East Anglian Cheeses perfectly paired with Lacons’ beautiful beers. Each box contains 3 kinds of cheese, 2 bottles each of Affinity, Encore and Legacy, pretzels, and a box of crackers. Not just for Dads, quite frankly…
It’s one of the world’s most sought after foodie luxuries. Deep, tender and intensely meaty…hmmm, kinda like the old man himself. Good things come to those who wait and Worstead Wagyu can’t be rushed. This beef is raised slowly, working at the herd’s natural pace. Zero added hormones, no unnecessary antibiotics, grazed on lush Norfolk pastures. The result is the silkiest, most buttery beef you ever did taste. 12 melt in your mouth steaks and 12 juicy burgers make up this bonanza Wagyu BBQ Box for true kings of the charcoal.
Diamond geezer Ricki Hall created this uber masculine fragrance with Kings Lynn’s eminent gentleman explorer Captain Fawcett. Booze & Baccy is a tribute to his own Dad, shot through with nostalgia for blokes of the 70s and 80s – beer, smoke, leather, aftershave. Makes you want to leave the kids in a Ford Cortina with a bottle of pop and stand in the pub singing to Slade. Seriously though, this gorgeous Eau de Parfum smells lush. All honeyed tobacco leaves, woody moss, spicy bay rum and a zesty twist of citrus. You’ll pull a blinder with this one.
£65 for 50ml (2ml samples of all Fawcett Eau de Parfums are £2.50 each.)
Take Father’s Day up to the Premiere League and get your City fan’s name and a message etched into the hallowed walls of Carrow Road. Perfect for Dad and his fledgling Canaries. All the cash is gifted to the Club’s Academy to support developing future Norwich City stars. On the ball, City! Buy here.
Support a rich history of maritime heroism with a Lifeboat Orange Hooded Smock from Yarmouth Oilskins. Made in the same factory for well over 100 years, this is classic coastal workwear, worn by seafarers from fishermen to the merchant navy. The modern update of an archive pattern is lightweight, breathable and weather repellent with a patina that gets even more handsome over time. And 10% of the profits from the Lifeboat Orange smock goes to the local independent Lifeboat at Caister. Nice one.
£259 and made to last a lifetime.
A road movie. On paper. With animals…
From Propolis, the publishing imprint of The Book Hive Custom Fast Wheels by Joe Currie is an exquisitely hand drawn and water-coloured book for children and their adults alike, sure to excite and entertain those who love good storytelling, stunning art work and fast cars! Told with minimal text, this is a story brought to life purely through the electricity of the illustration – funny and cool beyond words – just like Dad.
£14.99 from The Book Hive