Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the fantastic dads or father figures in our lives. If you’re in Greenwich or South London, you’re in luck! This vibrant and historic area offers a range of unique and thoughtful gifts that will make your dad feel special on his big day. To help you find the perfect Father’s Day gift, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 gift ideas that will impress and delight local dads.

A Riverside Dining: Treat your dad to a memorable dining experience along the scenic River Thames. Greenwich boasts a fantastic selection of riverside restaurants and pubs that are exceptionally family-friendly, where you can enjoy delicious meals while soaking in breathtaking views. Whether it’s a seafood feast, traditional British fare, or international cuisine, sharing a meal in such a picturesque setting will create lasting memories. Pubs to try are the Trafalgar Tavern, The Old Brewery, The Oystercatcher, Sailloft and Enderby House.

Greenwich Peninsula Tour: A guided tour of the Greenwich Peninsula is a fantastic gift idea for dads who love history and architecture. Explore iconic landmarks like the O2 Arena, Emirates Air Line cable car, and the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. Discover the fascinating stories behind these structures and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline. You can use a Guided tour, but as expected, they are pricey, starting at £100+ per person.- But you don’t have to use a guide. The fun is getting the kids involved in designing a route, picking out coffee stops and all the landmarks on the way and making it super personalised to your dad! 

Craft Beer Tasting Experience: If your dad appreciates a good pint, surprise him with a beer-tasting experience. Greenwich is home to several breweries and pubs that offer guided tastings of locally brewed beers. From hoppy ales to rich stouts, let your dad savour the flavours of the vibrant craft beer scene while learning about the brewing process and the stories behind each brew. Try Brew by Numbers at Morden Wharf, Meantime, Zerodegrees in Blackheath and Villages In Deptford. But a specialised tour operator like AleHunters would be our first port of call and perfect if you have a group of dads that want to go on a night out together. They cover Greenwich and offer beer tours to Belgium, Bermondsey, Brixton and Bethnal Green. Tell Paul we sent you! He’s a really nice guy!

Thames Clipper River Cruise: Give your dad the gift of relaxation and exploration with a Thames Clipper River Cruise or a thrilling ThamesJet Speed Boat ride. Hop aboard one of the riverboats and sail along the Thames, passing iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament. This leisurely cruise is a beautiful way to spend quality time together while enjoying the beauty of London’s riverbanks. Don’t forget your roamer ticket, where up to 3 Kids go free!

Personalised Engraved Gift: Consider a personalised engraved item for a truly sentimental and unique gift. Whether it’s a leather wallet, stylish watch, or custom-made Cuff Links, engraving your dad’s name or a heartfelt message adds a personal touch he’ll cherish for years. Check out local jewellers like Autumn & May or the Handmade leather shop in Greenwich Market, who offer personalisation. 

Greenwich Park Picnic Set: With its stunning views and lush green spaces, Greenwich Park is ideal for a memorable Father’s Day picnic. Gift your dad a stylish picnic set with a comfortable blanket, basket, and reusable utensils. Fill it with his favourite snacks and beverages, and spend a relaxing afternoon bonding over good food, laughter, and the beauty of nature. The Italian Deli stall in Greenwich Market and the French Deli shop have plenty to fill your Picnic basket with.

Golf Lesson at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range: If your dad is an avid golfer or has always wanted to try his hand at the sport, book him a golf lesson or a Player Evaluation – only £19.99. With state-of-the-art facilities and experienced instructors, he can improve his swing, learn new techniques, and enjoy a fun-filled day on the greens. Then kick back in the restaurant or head to the crazy golf as a family! 

Concert or Event Tickets: Surprise him with tickets to a concert or event he’s been looking forward to. Greenwich hosts a variety of live performances, ranging from music concerts to theatrical shows and comedy gigs. Check out the lineup of events in local venues like The O2, Up the Creek Comedy Club, Greenwich Theatre or The upcoming Greenwich Summer Sounds to find the perfect match.

Spa or Wellness Package: Pamper your dad with a spa or Massage designed to help him unwind and rejuvenate. Greenwich offers a range of spas and wellness centres. However, Suki of Blissful Thinking is the best massage therapist by a country mile. Suki is qualified in Advanced Clinical Massage, Sports Massage and operates from treatment rooms in Blackheath, or she can come to you with her at-home service. Give him the gift of relaxation and self-care, allowing him to escape the daily hustle and experience pure bliss.

Food and Drink: Does the man in your life have a sweet tooth – then you need to visit Patch at the Fudge Patch – in person at Greenwich Market or online here. His fudge is amazing and something that our Greenwichdad adds to his lunchtime espresso that he grabs from Ideal Espresso. He calls it his fudgeagarto – Ideal Espresso also stocks a great range of whole-bean coffees that they will grind to your liking. Maybe you are after something stronger – then try Greenwich Gin. They have some amazing gift boxes.

Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude and make your dad or the father figure in your life feel cherished. In Greenwich, we have an array of unique and thoughtful gift options. Whether it’s riverside dining, a guided tour, a craft beer tasting, or a personalised gift, the key is to select something that aligns with your dad’s interests and makes him feel truly appreciated. Use this list as inspiration to find the perfect Father’s Day gift that will create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between you and that special someone.

Remember, spending quality time with your dad and telling him how much he means to you is the most important thing. And you can do that without breaking the bank!

Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there!