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10 fantastic gift ideas for Father’s Day from Altrincham independents

By David Prior at

I‘s that time of the year again, the day dedicated to those long-suffering members of the family, the dad!

And as a way of demonstrating your appreciation for the father in your life, where better than Altrincham – England’s best high street – to alight upon a suitable gift, with an array of independent shops dotted across the town centre.

With the help of Altrincham Unlimited, we’ve pulled together some ideas to get you going…

Close Male Grooming, Moss Lane

You can’t go wrong with a Close gift voucher – “The Weekender” package is a Chop, Wash & Finish and traditional cut throat shave with hot towels.

Find them at Stamford House, 3 Moss Lane, WA14 1BA, or call 0161 941 1385

Batch Bottlestore, Kings Court

Batch Bottlestore has launched its new gift boxes right in time for Father’s Day – choose two, four or six beers in a swanky take-home box.

Find them in Kings Court, Railway Street, Altrincham, WA14 2RD

Two Brothers Coffee, Stamford New Road

Two Brothers stock everything Dad needs to home-brew amazing coffee, complete with beans roasted in store.

Find them at 53 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1DS, or call 0161 613 1821

One of Hobbs’ Altrincham favourites is Idaho

Idaho, Greenwood Street

A brilliant new range of books have landed instore with a range of topics Dads will love. Idaho suggests ‘Alan Turing’s Manchester’, written by local resident Dr Jonathan Swinton.

Find them at 56 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RZ, or call 0161 941 1085

Everyman Cinema, George Street

Treat Dad to a film this Sunday, with six titles to choose from including ‘Men in Black: International’ and the sensational ‘Rocketman’.

Find them at 74-78 George Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RF, visit the website or call 0872 436 9060

Gift + Home, George Street

Do you have the best Dad in Altrincham? Say it with a mug, a badge, a keyring… there’s a huge range of fun pressies to choose from.

Find them at 19 George Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RJ, or call 0161 258 4207

Bells Gym, Denmark Street

With years of experience in the fitness industry, the team at Bells have a range of classes and PT sessions – think outside the ‘box’ this Father’s Day.

Find them on Denmark Street, Altricham, WA14 2SS, or call 0161 941 4584

Live Louder, Ashley Road

If your Dad fancies himself a bit of a guitar hero – Dan from Live Louder is on hand to talk you through their extensive range of guitars.

Find them at 18 Ashley Road, Altrincham, WA14 2DW, or call 0161 928 5964

Magical Emporium, Lloyd Street

If your Dad is a film buff, this is the ultimate destination for unique merchandise and memorabilia – plus spend over £45 by 5pm Sunday to get a bonus free gift.

Find them at 1a Lloyd Street, Altrincham, WA14 2DD, or call 0161 941 5841

Off the Wheaten Track, Oxford Road

Opening especially for Father’s Day this Sunday, Off The Wheaten Track is offering a Special Sunday Brunch. Find gluten free lager and ciders, grab a picnic platter and enjoy their delicious home made food with Dad.

Find them at 8/10 Oxford Road, Altrincham, WA14 2DY, or call 0161 929 7349