It seemed a minute ago it was March and yet here we are in early Summer with Father’s Day suddenly around the corner. The shops are likely to be open in the week before for some last minute buying, but let’s keep ourselves and others safe and not crowd our high street.
That being said, your local independents need you more than ever. Don’t head online to the big boys, pick Dad something personal from one of our amazing indies for the perfect lockdown gift.
Drinks on you
For a craft beer loving Dad, may we recommend Tap and Bottles? Each week their shop goes live with guest craft ales available for home delivery on the Saturday – perfect for a pre-Father’s Day drink or for enjoying with a family garden visit (all nicely distanced of course).
Collect from them between 12-2pm Saturday’s. Deliveries available to PR8 & PR9. The store goes live each week with the latest breweries: tap-and-bottles.myshopify.com
Is wine his drink rather then beer? Then The Barbours Parlour & Fine Wines is your destination of choice. If there was ever a time to spoil someone it is now, so give the supermarket queues a swerve and get Dad something to savour. Open for appointments or free delivery on request, get ahead of the game and book now. Call 07841 410060. Hidden Vines are also delivering restaurant quality wine to you door so maybe send the man in your life a full case to keep him going for weeks (or days in our case). Call 07870 890975
For the Dads out there who just miss a drink in the pub, then perhaps a voucher towards a round or three when we reopen will be more the thing? RA Bar, The Masons Arms and Peaky Blinders are all part of the Budweiser ‘Save a Pub’ campaign. Buy them the voucher now to give them something to look forward to.
Even men need a pamper
We are all in need of a little self care and grooming right now (certainly judging by the Zoom meetings we have been in). The men in our lives are in no way exempt from this. No fear. These indies are here to help.
For the health concious man or one in need of an immunity boost, Nature’s Remedies are delivering on a wide range of teas, supplements and natural creams and products.
For the man with style and edge
For something a little of the wall, why not gift them money towards that tattoo they have been planning? Market Quarter Tattoo are offering vouchers for
If they are all about summer style, then Man to Man are online and delivering. For the latest designer tshirts, sliders and more head to mantomanmenswear.co.uk – there is currently 30% off if you hurry!
Classic gifts and sweet treats
Mind Games have come into their own during lockdown as the only dedicated jigsaw shop in Southport. They have kept people all over town’s minds busy and boredom at bay with their huge range of puzzles. A perfect stay home gift for any Dad.
Barton’s Walking Stick Store is also a sure bet for a huge range of gifts for him. As the name implies, walking sticks are this Wesley Street business’ speciality. Seat sticks, fashionable sticks, country sticks. You name it they have it. View the range here: walkingstickstore.co.uk
For a sweet toothed Dad, Sweet Jaspers are delivering pizza boxes full of their classic sweets!
When the world reopens a little….
If you are a thrill seeking shopper who likes to wait to shop right as timer is running out then here are a few stores we recommend you head to once things reopen on the 15th
For clothes – Reputation Menswear
For model makers – DKG Hobbies
For sports enthusiasts – Arcade Sports
For vinyl fans – Quicksilver Music
For cards – Plaza Cards