Father's Day gift and dining guide

Celebrate Father's Day on 18 June by giving back to your dad. We've picked out the best presents, dining ideas and events to help make it an extra special day to remember.

Deck your dad out


Get dad hitting the decks and reliving the vinyl days with this retro turntable. Vinyl is back in fashion, and this portable record player will bring DJ Dad's classics back to life. Don't worry, you can adjust the volume if he gets a bit spin happy!

Crosley Cruiser turntable in navy blue, £79.99, HMV 

Work hard, play harder


This one's for the tech-savvy dads. Give your dad some peace this Father's Day and transport him to a different world with this virtual reality headset. His head will be spinning around as the goggles turn a smartphone into an immersive virtual reality world, enabling your dad to explore and experience a digi-world like never before. 

Merge VR goggles, £49.99, GAME 

The one for him


If it's good enough for Matthew McConaughey, it's good enough for us. We love Dolce & Gabbana's The One aftershave for its modern, spicy and oriental notes. The gift set also includes a balm, so your dad will smell as fresh as a daisy.

Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men EDT gift set, £50, The Perfume Shop

Is your dad your hero?


Play heroes and super-villains with your dad this Father’s Day. Injustice 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated games for 2017. It’s the super-powered sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, and allows players to build the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters.

Injustice 2 for PS4 (also available for Xbox), £44.99, GAME

Nothing like a good book


Does your dad fancy himself as an action man? The 21st book of the incredible Jack Reacher series, Night School, has hit the shelves at Waterstones and is already topping best-seller lists. The thriller from Lee Child will make the perfect book for dads to get stuck into. 

Night School by Jack Reacher, £7.99, Waterstones 


Check mate


This timeless checked shirt will add a bit of colour to his wardrobe this Father's Day. The 100% linen shirt is lightweight and cool, and perfect for the summer ahead. You can never go wrong with a Marks & Spencer's number.

Pure linen check shirt, £35, Marks & Spencer

Treat dad to dinner


He's probably made you enough Sunday roasts by now, so it's your turn to treat your dad to dinner. Leave the dishes at home and head to ASK Italian for Father's Day to try the delicious new dishes on the menu. We love the ham and Scormoza cheese Alto pizza.

Make sure you book in advance by calling 01843 869285

Gift of choice


Dads definitely do know best, so if you're struggling to find a present that is perfect for him, why not let him choose with a Westwood Cross gift card.

Buy one online, or just pop to the customer service kiosk in the centre 

Back to the Future


Is your dad a Back to the Future franchise fan? Then he'll go weak at the knees when he sees an amazing lookalike DeLorean car from the film at Westwood Cross for Father's Day weekend. 

The iconic DeLorean lookalike car from Back to the Future will be at Westwood Cross on 17 and 18 June 

Wine and dine with your dad


Raise a glass to dad with a complimentary bottle of Comte Alexandre (red, white or rosé) this Father’s Day when you book a table for 4 or more at Café Rouge. Treat him to a delicious dish of Steak Frites drizzled in beef dripping Merlot gravy. This offer is available exclusively for tables pre-booked after 2pm on Sunday 18 June by booking here. Bon Appétit!

Say it with chocolate


A little chocolate always goes down well as a present. Thorntons has a delicious selection of chocolates, sweet treats and personalised gifts for Father's Day. From chocolate trophies to champagne bottles, add a personalised message for the extra special touch. 

Father's Day offers at the centre