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Father’s Day on a Budget – Queensgate

Anyone else struggling with what to get their Dad for Father’s Day? Because I am! If they don’t like sport, cars or golf you might as well just give up now, right? Wrong! This is where Queensgate Shopping Centre is here to help. We have broken down the top seven budget friendly gift ideas that […]


Anyone else struggling with what to get their Dad for Father’s Day? Because I am! If they don’t like sport, cars or golf you might as well just give up now, right? Wrong!

This is where Queensgate Shopping Centre is here to help. We have broken down the top seven budget friendly gift ideas that you get come to the centre and just grab (even if it’s the day before Father’s Day).

1. Create your own hamper of your Dad’s favourite sweet treats!

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Especially, when it's “after eight”. Head to American Candy and hand pick your Dads favourite treats that he just won’t be able to resist. He might even let you pinch a few of them. They have every kind of treat you can think of from Reeces to Jolly.

You will of course need a hamper to put all the candy goodness in. Flying Tiger has this breadbasket, that is perfect I display your Dad’s present in. Plus, your Mum can steal after all the treats have been eaten to put bread in, so really, it's a multi-purpose gift!

Flying Tiger


2. A Hotel Chocolat gift set

Come to Hotel Chocolat and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Hotel Chocolat have a whole section of their website dedicated to Father’s Day gift sets. So, your hardest decision is choosing which one you would rather steal chocolates from.

Father’s Day Sleekster
Hotel Chocolat


Father’s Day Chocolate Pocket Collection
Hotel Chocolat


Father’s Day H-Box
Hotel Chocolat



3. Treat your Dad to a massage

Relieve the tension in your dad's shoulders without resorting to free shoulder massages. MenKind has a mini massage cushion that is perfect to add to your dad’s favourite chair. Say goodbye to his constant complaints about having a bad back.

Mini Massage Cushion


4. A set of summer essentials

The summer season is almost here, though we all know how much the UK loves its rain. Treat him to some brand-new summer essentials, like Havaianas sandals, swimming trunks, and a sun hat. He's guaranteed to need these for the warmer months, as we all know Dads often refuse to do their own shopping, so you're really just saving your mum a job. A set of summer essentials makes a great gift, especially if you're planning a family holiday this year.

Ombre Swim Shorts




Black Canvas Japanese Embroidered Cap
River Island



5. A NEW signature scent

We all know that men just stick to that one scent once they have found one they like and never change from that scent, well this Father’s Day treat your Dad to a new fragrance. Having a cologne is a small luxury, that your Dad might not typically treat himself to by getting him a new sent you are treating him to a daily touch of indulgence.

ADIDAS - Ice Dive
The Perfume Shop


Cool Water Man - Aftershave Lotion
The Perfume Shop


POLICE - Frozen
The Perfume Shop


Check out the full Father's Day gift guide from The Perfume Shop here


6. Car scents

Picture this—Dad cruising down country lanes, the wind in his hair (or lack thereof), and a delightful aroma wafting through the car. The perfect gift for hiding those smells of McDonald's that he never wanted in his car during the holiday road trip to Cornwall.

Yankee Candle has just the car scents suitable for everyone's taste. Whether you prefer a fresh or sweet scent, they offer a variety to choose from.

Clean Cotton
Yankee Candle


Midsummer’s Night
Yankee Candle



7. Dad's Day out

Queensgate Shopping Centre have a variety of food and leisure venues, so you can treat your Dad to an unforgettable day out at one, or a mixture of these.

Puttstars offers the perfect Father's Day treat for golf-loving Dads and families alike. With its state-of-the-art mini-golf courses and immersive gaming experiences, Puttstars guarantees a day filled with laughter and friendly competition. Whether Dad prefers classic putting challenges or futuristic interactive games, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Treat your Dad to a memorable experience at Tap and Tandoor in Queensgate. With its vibrant atmosphere and delicious Indian cuisine, it's the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day. Plus, from June 14th to July 14th, they'll be showing the Euros, adding an extra layer of excitement to your dining experience.

Imagine Dad enjoying a mouthwatering mixed grill sizzling on the table while cheering on his home team with a pint in hand—it's the ultimate Father's Day treat. So why not score some extra points this year by treating Dad to a fantastic time at Tap and Tandoor?


Celebrating Father's Day doesn't have to break the bank. From heartfelt DIY gifts to thoughtful experiences, there are plenty of budget-friendly options to show Dad how much he means to you. With a little creativity and thoughtfulness, you can make Father's Day special without spending a fortune. After all, it's the gesture that counts, and the memories created will last a lifetime.

So, this Father's Day, let's celebrate Dad in a way that's meaningful and budget-friendly.

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