If your dad is anything like mine, I always struggle with gifts for him, be it Birthdays, Christmas or Father’s Day. Usually he, father frustratingly, asks for socks! Over the years, I must have bought every possible style going; thermal ones, ‘cool feet’ for summer, stripey, spotty, plain (one of my Mum’s real pet hates!) ones, even comic ones, so this year I really want to get him something special, and more exciting than socks. Throughout the years he has been amazing to me; from getting up at 5am to help me with Science homework to ferrying me around at all hours in the night, to being a wonderful Grandad that he is today, so I decided he needed something indulgent to enjoy.
Hotel Chocolat have a huge range of suitable gifts for your dad, grandad, stepdad or someone else entirely this June 18th, to suit every budget and every taste. Here are some of their offerings to tempt you…
For the Whisky Loving Dad
‘We poured ourselves a lot of honeyed 10-year-old single malt, poured over a second, 12-year-old single malt that was aged in whisky and sherry casks, then slipped into a high-rye bourbon and a comforting whisky cream liqueur. This was the starting point for our collection of finest whisky recipes, each tipple paired here with the perfect premium chocolate and finishing touches to bring out their best – think thick caramel to enhance hints of dried fruit and spices or a drop of honey to reveal unexpected orange notes. The result: 12 chocolates in four fine recipes.’
For the Beer Loving Dad
Can your dad spot a stout at twenty paces and discern his cocoa beer from his pale cocoa beer with his eyes closed? Then this is the Father’s Day gift for him. A refreshing Pale Cocoa Beer, a rich and malty Cocoa Beer,
a toasty Porter-style Dark Cocoa Beer Truffle Selector and the piece de resistance four of our favourite beer-based chocolates in the Beer Collection; that’s a chocolaty take on Ginger Beer, Caramel Stout, Pale Cocoa Beer and Cocoa Beer.
For the Chocolate Loving Dad
If your dad enjoys chocolate biscuits, then give him the ultimate treat this year with this decadent Billionaire’s Shortbread Slab. A luxurious blend of irresistible caramel and mellow 50% milk chocolate, with a scattering of crispy shortcake biscuits. Our iconic Grand Slabs are an event: satisfyingly snappable and shareable, they’re something to get family or friends round the table for. Inspired by the fluid shape of molten chocolate cooled on a marble chocolatier’s table, they’re sketched by our in-house artist before being translated into chocolate.
For The Fire-Loving Dad
If your dad enjoys his food with a bit of a kick, then he will love this new Chilli Chocolate Box.
‘We’ve added a dash of Habanero to a Slab of our smooth, elegantly balanced 70% dark as well as a soft praline brimming with hazelnuts – we call it the ‘five-second effect’ because that’s all it takes for the warmth to come through!’
For the Dad Who Loves All Sorts
If your dad just has a sweet tooth, then why not surprise him with one of the selection boxes, made with the finest recipes in milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate, from praline to desserts and fruity truffles to tipsy ones. From pocket sized boxes at just £7.50 to the Father’s Day Sleekster at £22.50, there are a range of options available. If you want to spoil him all year round, then check out the chocolate subscription which features yet-to-be-released recipes. He can choose to receive his favourite selection – Classic, High Cocoa, Mellow, Fortified (made with premium tipples) or Rare & Vintage (rare cocoa from around the world), delivered every 4 weeks for 3, 6 or 12 months.
For more information on Fathers Day gifts at Hotel Chocolat, or to find out more about their exquisite subscription selection boxes, please visit their website www.hotelchocolat.com, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.