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Fatherly Love 2017

Author: Miranda Jessop / Date: Wed, 14/06/2017 - 14:10 / Tags: Father's Day, Miranda Jessop

Sunday 18th June is Father’s Day and just the excuse we need to spoil the important men in our lives.  If you’re stuck for inspiration, Miranda Jessop has uncovered a variety of irresistible gift ideas right here in Twickenham.

Feel the vibes and take dad on a trip down memory lane to the newly opened vinyl record shop in Church Street.  As he’s thumbing his way through both old and new records, you can sip on a coffee in the adjoining cafe.

Eel Pie Records, 44-45 Church Street

Ideal for anyone who is nuts about cycling, My Daddy’s Wheelie Cool Bicycle Kit includes trouser clips, poncho, muscle rub and the all important chafing cream.  £28.

The Rocc, 24 Church Street

We are lucky to live in such a picturesque area and dads of all ages will appreciate a painting of a local river scene. These watercolours are by Twickenham artist, Jim Gordon.  From £140.

Lovers Lights Gallery, 23 Church Street
www.loverslightsgallery.co.uk

Full of gorgeous and unique treasures, you'll be spoilt for choice in Allissias Attic. Office sign £19.

Allissias Attic, 42 Church Street
www.alliassiasattic.co.uk

If he’s the life and soul of the party, dad will enjoy sharing drinks with his friends from this chic shot paddle. £34.99.

Season Cookshop, 33 King Street
www.seasoncookshop.co.uk

Splash out on a pair of unusual cufflinks created by Jo Downs, one of the world's most respected fused glass designers. £30

Glass by Jo Downs, 136 Heath Road
www.glassbyjodowns.com

Party shop Memories has a fantastic selection of Father’s Day cards, full of heartfelt sentiments.

Memories, 132 Heath Road

A dapper dad who likes to stand out from the crowd will adore these silk ties (£26.95) and pocket squares (£18.95).

Mojo, 43 Church Street

Dads with a sweet tooth won't be able to resist a pick ‘n mix of treats from Twickenham's old fashioned sweetie shop. 

Sweet Memories, 47 Church Street

As well as the usual breakfast menu, chef Alex Bentley, formerly of The Petersham, will be serving up a variety of delicious lunch specials including Aberdeen Angus rib of beef, Gloucester Old Spot glazed gammon, Port Isaac crabs and scallops.

The Canteen, 10 London Road
www.thecanteentw1.com

Book a table at TW2 Bar and Grill and dad will enjoy a complimentary pint of draught lager. As well as the usual mouth-watering Sunday roast selection (£13.95), there will be a sharing steak special for just £30 and why not add a lobster tail (£12.50) to really make it a meal to remember.

TW2 Bar and Grill, 80-82 The Green
www.tw2barandgrill.com 

There’s nothing more touching than a homemade card from the kids and here in Twickenham we have our very own family-run art shop where you will find a fabulous range of colourful card, glitter, paints, glues and much, much more.

Star Print, 20 Heath Road
www.starprint-twickenham.co.uk

Let the expert team at Snappy Snaps transform favourite family photos into personalised gifts he will treasure forever.  There’s also 25% of all canvas prints.

Snappy Snaps, 3 London Road
www.snappysnaps-twickenham.co.uk

Spruce him up with a trendy haircut and some designer threads, all at the same time.

Clipper and Cloth, 60 Heath Road
www.clipperandcloth.com

If dad’s always fancied his chances at catching a whopper, you’ll find all the fishing tackle needed to get him hooked at Chapmans.

Percy Chapman & Son Ltd, 2-4 Colne Road
www.percychapmanandsons.co.uk

A box of chocs flavoured with a combination of different beers will surely melt his heart.

M&S, 2-4 Heath Road

If DIY is his forte, drop a heavy hint with a gift voucher from Machine Mart.

Machine Mart, 83-85 Heath Road

For the dad who is partial to a tipple, treat him to a selection of locally brewed beers.  Three bottles for £7.

Warren Wines, 56 Church Street

If he’s always losing his football socks or rugby boots, keep his kit tidy with a new sports bag.

Stevensons, 1-15 Heath Road

You’ll find plenty of novelty gift ideas at The Works and this snoring remedy could definitely come in handy!  £2.

The Works, 1a King Street

Dads dining at The Albany on Father’s Day will be rewarded with a well-deserved free beer on the house.

The Albany, 1 Queen’s Road
www.thealbanytwickenham.co.uk

And finally, if he could do with a bit more pedal power, why not book dad in for a free test ride at Twickenham’s new electric bike shop. 

50Cycles Electric Bikes, 46-48 London Road
www.50cycles.com