Fathers Day is fast approaching, and if like us you are a little stuck for ideas or have left gift buying until the last minute, you need not stress as Putney has some fantastic options just a stones throw away.
Last minute gift ideas
Putney has a great range of stores to choose from, no matter what your father figures interests might be. For the well dressed gentleman, why not try Milano or Morrows, while the staff at Velosport and Sporting Feet will be able to help you out with gifts for the exercise enthusiast. Robert Dyas has options for the hands-on Dad who prefers to spend time in the kitchen, shed or garden, while Waterstones stocks all of those bestsellers and page turners you know have been on Dad’s “To Read” list for a while. If you’re still not sure, why not head to The Sampler for a nice bottle of wine and Paperchase for a cute card, because the saying is true, it really is the thought that counts.
If the father figure in your life is hard to buy for in the gift department, why not try booking an experience instead. Putney Arts Theatre always has a packed itinerary, with the next show, Odyssey showing from the 25-29 June (tickets available on their website), while Odeon promises a fantastic viewing of the latest blockbuster film in the comfiest seats around. For those dapper gentlemen in your life, you could always treat them to a fresh trim at Mancave. If you have a treasured memory that you managed to capture, why not head into Snappy Snaps and get it printed so Dad can enjoy it all year round. If you want to hang it, Framing Express on Upper Richmond Road can organise a custom frame so that memory is looking lovely no matter where it is hung.
While breakfast in bed sounds like a great idea, not every father enjoys it, so what not try changing this tradition and going out for breakfast or brunch instead? Putney has some great cafes and restaurants that have brilliant breakfast menus. Be sure to check out Home sw15, Spotted horse, The Dynamo, Revolution or Cappuccino to see which menu has something you know Dad will love (smashed avocado on toast anyone?)
Sunday Lunch or Dinner
Maybe Dad would prefer a lie in on Sunday, a well-deserved relaxing morning after a long week. If so, Putney has great restaurants to entice all palates that can ensure a great end to Fathers Day. Magoa and Isola Del Sole showcase authentic international cuisine for the adventurous eating fathers while Putney Pies has the classics ready to ensure a hearty meal. If a pub night is Dad’s preference, why not try Prince of Wales on Upper Richmond Road as Sunday night is also Pub Quiz Night.
Don’t forget, Fathers Day is Sunday 16th June 2019.