Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

August 24, 2021
Father's Day gift guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching and although it’s uncertain whether we’ll get to see our dads in the next week and a half due to Covid-19 restrictions, there’s no reason why you can’t send yours a gift!  

Sabato Range

Sabato hamper

A true foodie Dad will appreciate the fabulous range of gourmet goodies from Sabato. Their shelves are full of stunning hero ingredients sourced from mainly small family-run artisan producers in Europe, and closer to home, here in New Zealand.

Their carefully curated ‘The Luxe Life’ hamper, is the perfect gift for Dads who enjoy the finer things in life. Featuring: a Pruno Ribera del Duero Spanish red wine, with all its wonderful cassis and plum flavours, complemented by a Valrhona Guanaja chocolate block, with all its lingering intensity, the luxurious Pons black truffle-infused extra virgin olive oil and the award-winning Giusti Riccardo balsamic vinegar ­– this gift will certainly be enjoyed and appreciated.

We would also suggest gifting the Giusti Monolegni balsamic trio, for a unique taste experience. Indulge your Dad in all the unique characteristics of traditionally made balsamic aged in single casks of chestnut, acacia, and mulberry, concentrating the individual characteristics of each wood. 

Visit sabato.co.nz for more great gift ideas.

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Restore Bone Broth Tonic

Restore bone broth tonic range

New Zealand family owned Greenlea Premier Meats has created a range of bone broths and bone broth tonics to appeal to health-conscious Dads and the growing demand for health and wellness products. Whether used in cooking or as a ready-to-drink beverage, bone broth is well known for a wide range of benefits including gut health and boosting immunity. All products in the range are a source of protein and collagen, keto/paleo friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and hormone and antibiotic free.

The broths are all beef or chicken based and are slow simmered for 24 to 48 hours to extract all the goodness. The tonic range has added herbs and spices for a pleasant and healthy afternoon replacement to tea or coffee. The added ingredients have been chosen not only for flavour but also for their known health benefits … such as cinnamon, maca, turmeric and ginger.

Learn more at restore.co.nz as well as to find a local stockist.

Divergence Single Malt NZ Whisky

Divergence single malt whisky

Surprise the Whisky loving Dad with an award-winning New Zealand Single Malt for Father’s Day.

Well known for their Curiosity Gin, these talented distillers are producing whisky that spirits judges love. Aged in virgin French oak barrels for three and a half years, both the San Francisco World Spirits Awards and the NZ Whisky Awards (The Drammies) awarded Divergence Gold in 2021.

Whether Dad’s a long time whisky guru or new to the dram, the special release single cask expressions are something to keep an eye out for.

Divergence single malt whisky barrels

Just released and in time for Father’s day is a Sloe Gin Barrel Finished expression. This single malt has aged three years in smaller French Oak Barrels followed by 12 months in a barrel previously used to make Curiosity Gin - Pinot Barrel Sloe Gin.

Honouring the traditions of whisky making legends, Divergence is Born of Nature, starting with 100% Canterbury grown and malted barley and artesian water from the Southern Alps. Distilled by Industry, it is skilfully crafted and carefully tended in The Spirits Workshop Christchurch city distillery, using smaller barrels and the always changing antipodean climate to deliver flavour well in advance of a similar aged whisky from most other places.

The Spirits Workshop are fortunate enough to be able to operate for online orders and deliveries during lockdowns so have a look online at their Divergence Whisky and Curiosity Gin range.


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Jules Taylor Wines' Marlborough Pinot Noir

Jules Taylors wines

Finding a great Father's Day gift is tough.

You know Dad loves wine, but not all wines are created equal, and it’s hard to find the perfect bottle.

Don’t worry, we have just what you need – Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir is the perfect choice for Father's Day. Jules is New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year, and her wines are loved by everyone!

A stunningly expressive wine, this is dangerously good Marlborough Pinot Noir. Pinot is the rising star of Marlborough and offers outstanding value for money. Grown on the southern hills in clay soils, this Pinot is always well rounded with oh-so juicy flavours of dark cherry and Black Doris plum. The finish is dry with a nice touch of dark chocolate and spice. Perfect to pair with everything from salmon to steak, you know dinner’s going to be good with this wine!

No-one wants an ugly tie. Give him something he'll really enjoy - a glass of his favourite Pinot Noir or two, it’s the perfect way to say “I love you Dad!”  so grab some now.  


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Broken Heart Spirits' Navy Strength Gin

 Broken Heart Spirits gin

Every Dad deserves a Gold Medal! This Father’s Day treat your Dad to this Gold Medal winning Navy Strength Gin. At a potency of 57%, this captures the essence of the Broken Heart Original Gin with an even more powerful and pure botanical impact. Containing an intricate balance of eleven botanicals and surprisingly good with a twist of orange. A perfect combination for your Dad to enjoy one a day at dusk, as day turns to night, the taste of the time in-between……

Joerg, the Master Distiller at Broken Heart Spirits, sees the distilling process as a combination of the magic of chemistry and cooking a really fantastic dish! It’s exciting to him, yet the familiarity of the process is both calming and meditative. And never fear if Gin isn’t your Dad’s drink of choice then check out the full Broken Heart range including vodka, whisky and rum.


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Wairau River Wine

Wairau River wine

With this roller coaster of a year, it is time to remember one of the important people in your life – let him sit back and savour a beautiful glass of wine and think what a great job he has done raising you. Spoil your Dad this Father’s Day, order any Reserve Syrah, Reserve Pinot Noir, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc or Reserve Chardonnay wine and Wairau River will hand write your note, put your wine in a beautiful gift box and put it on the courier for contactless delivery – just add a gift box to your order enter the #FATHERSDAY code at check out and the gift box will be free and Wairau River will handle the rest.  


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Cook & Nelson Range

Cook & Nelson products

Cook & Nelson are purveyors of the most exciting and exceptional fare crafted by the best artisan producers in the world. They search the globe to find individuals who share a passion for crafting extraordinary food and who innovate with exciting new processes and recipes.  Their product range includes Seedlip, McClures Pickles, Tony’s Chocolonely, Welly First Aid, Noble Maple Syrup, Huffman’s Sauces, Lillie’s Q sauces and 5 Olive Oil

Check out the great range of gifts available for shipping nationwide to Dad's front door via contactless delivery.  

Tony's Chocolate 

Tony’s Chocolonely - Tony’s Chocolonely exists to make chocolate 100% slavery free. Not just its own chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. Shop Tony’s Chocolonely here

Noble Maple syrup - Artisan maple syrup procured from single-source maple orchards in Quebec, Vermont & New York. Bourbon Barrel aged or infused with Egyptian Chamomile and Tahitian Vanilla Bean. Shop here       

Lillie’s Q Southern BBQ Sauces  – From Carolina Gold to Hot Smoky, each of the Lillie´s Q sauces pay homage to the deep-rooted barbeque traditions of specific Southern regions in the USA. Shop sauces here 

McClure’s Pickles - Pickles made by fourth generation picklers from Detroit, USA. Shop pickles here

Seedlip cocktails 

Seedlip is on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options. Zero calories, sugar, sweetener and free of artificial flavours. Available in three varieties – Garden 108, Spice 94 and Grove 42. Shop here


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