Sweet Father’s Day Gift Ideas & Hotel Chocolat Giveaway

I know that we are still in May, but it isn’t far until June and you guessed it, Father’s Day. I don’t know about you, but I always find it a little tricky to know what to get for my dad as a gift for father’s day. Plus, my father-in-law, and then for the husband on behalf of the kids. I like to get something a little bit meaningful and special, but it can quite often mean socks and ties. A bit cliche and naff, right?

So I asked Max a little bit about Father’s Day and what he thought might work for a gift…

So I think in most cases, something to eat (or drink), is always going to be winner when it comes to Father’s Day. Hotel Chocolat have a fab collection for Father’s Day that the husband we have been lucky enough to sample. There are gifts of all different price ranges so I think that they make a great addition alongside something a little more sentimental. Long gone are the ties and socks!

Still a little stuck for what else to get though… maybe I’ll actually get some photographs printed out and framed for once!


Father’s Day Sleekster – £22.50

The Old Fossil (Dark) – £7.50

Screen Shot 2017-05-21 at 21.00.19Have you got anything planned for Father’s Day? I know it is a few weeks off now, but it will come around quickly!

To help you decide on a gift, though, you could enter to win a Father’s Day H-Box for your dad, partner, granddad, son (or just to keep for yourself)! All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning is enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! You’ll have until midnight on 12th June to enter.

Rebecca x

*the chocolates were gifted in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

  • The giveaway will run from 6am on 29th May 2017 and will run until 11.59pm on 12th June 2017, GMT.
  • The prize is for one winner; one Hotel Chocolat Mother’s Day Sleekster.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
  • All of the entries can only be completed through the Rafflecopter widget.
  • All entries will be checked and verified.
  • The winners is chosen at random, from all valid entries.
  • The winner will be announced on 13th June 2017 and the winner will be emailed, as well as announced through AAUBlog’s social media pages.
  • The winners will have 28 days to respond with their details, otherwise a new winner will be picked, following the same procedure.
  • All efforts to have the prize delivered by Father’s Day on 18th June 2017, will be made, but it cannot be guaranteed.



  1. Natalie
    29th May 2017 / 8:24 am

    I would love to win this for my husband, he’s a great father to our two daughters!

  2. Tracy Nixon
    29th May 2017 / 9:30 am

    My dear old dad!

  3. Kathleen Bywaters
    29th May 2017 / 9:32 am

    I would probably share it with my husband. He isn’t a daddy yet but we do love choccy!

  4. Lorraine Stone
    29th May 2017 / 9:34 am

    My Dad x

  5. Fiona King
    29th May 2017 / 9:35 am

    A perfect one for Dad

  6. Debbie W
    29th May 2017 / 9:53 am

    For my husband…with strict instructions to share!

  7. Alexandra oliver
    29th May 2017 / 9:54 am

    for my brother in law

  8. Becky D
    29th May 2017 / 9:57 am

    I’d love to win this for my fiance, it’ll be his first Fathers Day as we’ve just welcomed our little girl into the world!

  9. Jade Pawley
    29th May 2017 / 10:10 am

    I would gift this to my Dad, he’s hard to buy for so this would be lovely.

  10. Tess D
    29th May 2017 / 10:21 am

    My lovely dad would love these x

  11. Tracey Peach
    29th May 2017 / 10:28 am

    My Dad 🙂 x

  12. Holly Gibson
    29th May 2017 / 10:49 am

    My lovely Dad!

  13. stuart hargreaves
    29th May 2017 / 11:28 am


  14. mari sutherland
    29th May 2017 / 11:51 am

    This would be for my lovely husband who is a great father to out two buys.

  15. sam macaree
    29th May 2017 / 12:27 pm

    my daddy

  16. amy bondoc
    29th May 2017 / 12:34 pm

    for my own dad, hed love this, got a very sweet tooth!

  17. charlene aldred
    29th May 2017 / 12:36 pm

    it would be for my other half from our 4 children 🙂

  18. Alica
    29th May 2017 / 1:31 pm

    My hubby and step dad to my twins would love this! Oh and I could share too! 😉

  19. Hali Kinson
    29th May 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Would love to win for my dad

  20. Rena Plumridge
    29th May 2017 / 3:21 pm

    My husband from his sons

  21. laura banks
    29th May 2017 / 3:28 pm

    to the hubby from our son

  22. simon tutthill
    29th May 2017 / 3:40 pm

    it would have to be for my dad

  23. emma walters
    29th May 2017 / 5:33 pm

    perfect for hubby off the children x

  24. Andrew Petrie
    29th May 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Me – I’m a Father.

  25. Laura Jeffs
    29th May 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Should I be lucky enough to win, this would be for my hubby, who’s a lovely daddy to out kids

  26. Lindsey Martin
    29th May 2017 / 6:08 pm

    This would be for my dad, he has a soft spot for hotel chocolat.

  27. William Gould
    29th May 2017 / 6:25 pm

    It would be for my lovely old Dad!

  28. Helen Adams
    29th May 2017 / 6:29 pm

    For my wonderful dad

  29. lisa evans
    29th May 2017 / 7:08 pm

    My lovely dad!

  30. Anthony Harrington
    29th May 2017 / 8:45 pm

    these would be for our Son-in-Law

  31. Solange
    29th May 2017 / 9:12 pm

    My dear old dad.

  32. Kerry Taylor
    29th May 2017 / 10:07 pm

    My Dad, or my husband. Or I might make them share it!

  33. Sarah Cooper
    29th May 2017 / 10:45 pm

    This would be for my husband.

  34. lyn burgess
    30th May 2017 / 1:32 am

    For my husband

  35. Graham Ross
    30th May 2017 / 2:11 am

    I would give it to my Dad

  36. Harline
    30th May 2017 / 4:41 am

    My husband he’s a great dad and grandfather

  37. T. Brailey
    30th May 2017 / 7:02 am

    This would be for my dad – he loves chocolate.

  38. Sue McCarthy
    30th May 2017 / 7:11 am

    Had a lot of trauma recently so think I need a treat!

  39. Lorna Ledger
    30th May 2017 / 8:04 am

    For my lovely stepdad

  40. Jo Carroll
    30th May 2017 / 9:14 am

    This would make a lovely treat for my little fella’s daddy. x

  41. Sheena Batey
    30th May 2017 / 9:24 am

    My husband who has been so good to my daughter over the last twenty years.

  42. Julie T
    30th May 2017 / 10:06 am

    For my husband who’s efforts are unappreciated by our lad

  43. iain maciver
    30th May 2017 / 11:18 am

    for my dad

  44. Mary H
    30th May 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I’d give this to my boyfriend. He’s the best Dad my cat’s ever had.

  45. Liam Bishop
    30th May 2017 / 2:08 pm

    My father-in-law – he loves chocolate!

  46. Andi Gurney
    30th May 2017 / 2:14 pm

    My children to give to their Dad

  47. katrina walsh
    30th May 2017 / 2:28 pm

    id like to give this to my partner from the kids

  48. Andrea Fletcher
    30th May 2017 / 7:48 pm

    For my husband.

  49. Louise Smith
    30th May 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Hubby @MarkSmith from our daughter

    31st May 2017 / 9:46 am

    My son who has been amazing with all his help since his dad died

  51. Abigail Cullen
    31st May 2017 / 11:15 am

    My partner would be given this.

  52. Naila Mo
    31st May 2017 / 12:16 pm

    My dad would love this!

  53. Frances H
    31st May 2017 / 6:36 pm

    My Dad’s on a diet, at least he should be. So I’d have to shoulder the burden of eating them myself.

  54. Katie Skeoch
    31st May 2017 / 11:11 pm

    I’d have to give it to my other half to treat his sweet tooth!

  55. Christina Curtis
    1st June 2017 / 11:26 am

    It would be for my Dad

  56. Stevie
    1st June 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I’d gift it to my dad for driving us all over.

  57. Vicki D
    1st June 2017 / 8:49 pm

    For my poor auld Dad

  58. Lanie
    2nd June 2017 / 2:48 am

    Definitely would give it to my dad! He loves chocolate!

  59. Lauren Charlotte
    2nd June 2017 / 1:58 pm

    My dad!

  60. Tee Simpson
    2nd June 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I would gift this to my father in law from the kids

  61. Jayne Townson
    2nd June 2017 / 9:03 pm

    If I won this, I would give it to my hubby. Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Helen Thurston
    3rd June 2017 / 3:33 pm

    If I win, these will be for my Dad

  63. Ailsa
    3rd June 2017 / 4:13 pm

    My husband, but as he forgot Mother’s Day he will Be sharing!

  64. Louise A
    4th June 2017 / 12:05 am

    If I was lucky enough to win this it would go to my husband as both our fathers have past

  65. Dianne Simpson
    4th June 2017 / 11:11 am

    This would make a lovely present for my Dad

  66. Tracy Gladman
    4th June 2017 / 5:37 pm

    This would be for my husband

  67. Andrea A
    4th June 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I’d give the Hotel Chocolat Father’s Day H-Box to my dad.

  68. Rebecca
    5th June 2017 / 2:19 pm

    My husband, on behalf of our little one!

  69. Hayley f
    5th June 2017 / 5:57 pm

    my dad, he would love it x

  70. Fiona Rennie
    5th June 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I think I would give it to my partner from his son

  71. Lisa Wilkinson
    5th June 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I’d give it to my Dad

  72. Susan Hoggett
    6th June 2017 / 8:28 am

    for my hubby from our 2 children

  73. Maxine G
    6th June 2017 / 6:27 pm

    My dad (though with the provision he definitely shares with me ;))

  74. kate kathurima
    6th June 2017 / 8:44 pm

    this would be for my dad

  75. Marc H
    7th June 2017 / 1:53 pm

    My old man, he is quite partial to chocolate.

  76. Laura Whittle
    7th June 2017 / 8:11 pm

    For my girls to give their Daddy x

  77. Jules Eley
    7th June 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I would give this to my Daddio 🙂

  78. Felicity Kelly
    7th June 2017 / 11:46 pm

    I would give this to my lovely dad 😀

  79. Jane Adair
    8th June 2017 / 2:21 pm

    For my Dad

  80. Alison Johnson
    8th June 2017 / 11:28 pm

    It would be for my Husband.

  81. Sheri Darby
    9th June 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I would love to win this for my husband , I know he would share it with me.

  82. Allison Sherwood
    10th June 2017 / 9:49 am

    It would be for my son from his 2 little boys

  83. cheryl hadfield
    10th June 2017 / 2:01 pm

    This would be perfect for my dad

  84. Lorna Peppiatt
    10th June 2017 / 2:53 pm

    For my partner James, one of life’s greatest stepdads

  85. Faye Reed
    10th June 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I would give this to my dad

  86. carole n
    10th June 2017 / 8:57 pm

    This would be a lovely gift for my dad

  87. Patricia Avery
    10th June 2017 / 10:36 pm

    My OH. best Dad, Grandad and hubby:)

  88. Angela Treadway
    11th June 2017 / 1:21 am

    my dad x

  89. Sadiyya Maryam
    11th June 2017 / 4:37 am

    For my lovely dad as he is forever doing things for his kids and grandkids and would be lovely to be able to treat him for a change .

  90. Angie McDonald
    11th June 2017 / 6:51 am

    It would be for my wonderful dad!

  91. Amy Dacre
    11th June 2017 / 8:45 am

    This would be for my dad

  92. claire woods
    11th June 2017 / 8:49 am

    My hubby from my son.

  93. Pat Stubbs
    11th June 2017 / 8:55 am

    Would love this for my grandchildren to give to their lovely dad

  94. Victoria Prince
    11th June 2017 / 8:59 am

    It would be for my dad 🙂 though if I’m lucky, he might share!

  95. Joanne Beale
    11th June 2017 / 8:59 am

    Would love this for my Dad

  96. Julia Nicholls
    11th June 2017 / 9:11 am

    I would share it with my dear old dad

  97. joanne casey
    11th June 2017 / 9:17 am

    My dad would love this x

  98. Hazel in Christopher
    11th June 2017 / 9:18 am

    This would be for my dad if I was lucky enough to win.

  99. Susan Smith
    11th June 2017 / 9:33 am

    Would give it to my dad, he loves chocolate

  100. Elizabeth Smith
    11th June 2017 / 9:54 am

    My dad, he always asks for chocolate as presents

  101. Vicky H
    11th June 2017 / 10:08 am

    My dad he would love these chocs

  102. Kim Neville
    11th June 2017 / 10:44 am

    Would be for my OH from our kids

  103. Janet Birkin
    11th June 2017 / 11:08 am

    For my dad

  104. Rebecca Powell
    11th June 2017 / 11:30 am

    This would be for my husband

  105. Christine Caple
    11th June 2017 / 11:41 am

    It would be for my husband

  106. Romana Richards
    11th June 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Hubby. He is Dad to our 4 children (and we adore Hotel Chocolat)

  107. Angela Kelly
    11th June 2017 / 12:44 pm

    This would be too fancy for my Dad, but I would give it to my Mum for her Father’s Day present!

  108. Judith Allen
    11th June 2017 / 2:19 pm

    My dad. He’s not having an easy time of it, and my mum is so poorly at the moment. Mental health trouble. Not an easy fix.

    • melissa crowe
      11th June 2017 / 2:42 pm

      My parther off our two boys .

  109. Sandra Jo Siddall
    11th June 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I would love to gift this to my dad 😊

  110. Laura Pritchard
    11th June 2017 / 3:22 pm

    For my dad 🙂

  111. Debi Newman
    11th June 2017 / 4:07 pm

    My husband dad to my two children x

  112. Jo Hutchinson
    11th June 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I would gift this to my Dad

  113. Katie Wood
    11th June 2017 / 4:10 pm

    My dad<3

  114. Penelope Senior
    11th June 2017 / 4:10 pm

    This would be for Neil

  115. Mickie Bull
    11th June 2017 / 4:38 pm

    It would be for my father!

  116. Rachel Heap
    11th June 2017 / 4:48 pm

    For my husband – he would love these and hopefully he would let me have a couple hehe

    11th June 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Would give it grandson as a prezzy for his daddy

  118. Annabel Greaves
    11th June 2017 / 5:03 pm

    My kids would love this for their dad

  119. Hazel Rea
    11th June 2017 / 5:46 pm

    It would be for my husband – he’s a great Dad to our children.

  120. suzanne drummond
    11th June 2017 / 6:08 pm

    for my fiance

  121. Kay Broomfield
    11th June 2017 / 7:43 pm

    This would be for my husband who is a fabulous daddy to our two.

  122. Margaret Clarkson
    11th June 2017 / 7:46 pm

    My husband, Dad to our daughter.

  123. Angela Macdonald
    11th June 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I would give this to my Dad

  124. Emma Nixon
    11th June 2017 / 8:55 pm

    My dad. But i am sure i could help him eat them!

  125. Simon C
    11th June 2017 / 8:57 pm

    It would be a special treat for my father-in-law, to thank him for spending three days last week redecorating our living room for us.

  126. Petra
    11th June 2017 / 8:58 pm

    My father in law

  127. Samantha R
    11th June 2017 / 8:59 pm

    This would be for my dad 🙂

  128. Lesley Bain
    11th June 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Ideally this would be a gift for my children’s dad, but it depends how disciplined I can be! =D x

  129. Maddy
    11th June 2017 / 9:37 pm

    My lovely OH is a brilliant Dad

  130. Pete
    11th June 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Well it’s Father’s Day and I’m the Daddy, but I may well share 😉

  131. Victoria Shiel
    11th June 2017 / 10:21 pm

    It’d be for my dad

  132. Carole E
    11th June 2017 / 10:37 pm

    My hubby off our children

  133. Amanda Richardson
    11th June 2017 / 11:23 pm

    would love to win this for my husband who’s a great dad to our son and daughter.

  134. Adrian Bold
    11th June 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I’d give it to my nephew so he could give it to his dad.

  135. Lisa Pond
    11th June 2017 / 11:38 pm

    My husband from our babies 🙂

  136. Lynne Durkin
    12th June 2017 / 12:10 am

    Would be an ideal present for hubby then he could kindly share with us 🙂 x

  137. Rich Tyler
    12th June 2017 / 12:16 am

    I’d give it to my dad

  138. Carly Belsey
    12th June 2017 / 5:44 am

    My dad is a chocoholic (I take after him lol) and so this lovely gift would be for him

    12th June 2017 / 7:00 am

    Id love to win for my brilliant Godfather who was a real role model for me growing up.

  140. Paula gwynne
    12th June 2017 / 7:31 am

    Would share between my husband and children as a special treat

  141. A.E. ADKINS
    12th June 2017 / 8:56 am

    The boys would love to give this to their Dad (although I suspect they will enjoy sharing it more)

  142. paul jackson
    12th June 2017 / 9:04 am

    As my dad and father-in-law have both passed away I would have to keep it for myself.

    12th June 2017 / 9:27 am

    I would give this to my dad if i was to win it

  144. Rebecca austin
    12th June 2017 / 9:35 am

    This would go to my dad, he loves chocolate

  145. Lynn Hughes
    12th June 2017 / 9:37 am

    For my husband who has 4 children and 8 grandchildren

  146. Alison Macdonald
    12th June 2017 / 9:40 am

    Sadly my own dad no longer here but these would be lovely for my DH from our 3 kids x

  147. Victoria Allum
    12th June 2017 / 9:50 am

    This would be a lovely gift for my Dad. Thanks very much for the chance to win.

  148. Michaela
    12th June 2017 / 10:01 am

    For my partner (dad to our twins)

  149. lynn neal
    12th June 2017 / 10:25 am

    My husband who is a great Dad!

  150. Kristyn Harris
    12th June 2017 / 10:33 am

    I would love to win and give this to my father for fathers day!

  151. Michelle Carlin
    12th June 2017 / 10:33 am

    This would be a fabulous present for my hubby

  152. olivia Kirby
    12th June 2017 / 12:23 pm

    My husband from the kids!

  153. Chris Fletcher
    12th June 2017 / 1:10 pm

    However much I would like to scoff all these myself, I would have to give them to my Dad, although I would be lurking about in order to have a couple!

  154. Jemma Dwyer
    12th June 2017 / 1:17 pm

    my partner 😀 X

    12th June 2017 / 1:38 pm

    My lovely hubby, he deserves a treat. He’s been my rock through my serious health issues

  156. Jacqui Graham
    12th June 2017 / 1:45 pm

    It would be for my dad x

  157. Anthea Holloway
    12th June 2017 / 1:47 pm

    This would be for my husband who is a great father and grandfather and loves chocolate too!

  158. James Holyland
    12th June 2017 / 1:54 pm

    My dad would love to tuck into this!

  159. Joanne Benham
    12th June 2017 / 1:55 pm

    this would be for my husband, he works so hard all the time for me and our kids x

  160. maria hackett
    12th June 2017 / 2:02 pm

    This would be for my Husband, He would love this from the kids x

  161. Avril Randall
    12th June 2017 / 2:12 pm

    As my father is no longer with us the prize would be for my husband.

  162. Lorna Cox
    12th June 2017 / 2:22 pm

    This would be for my husband from m my son x

  163. charlotte
    12th June 2017 / 2:40 pm

    id like to win for my dad as he deserves a treat

  164. Claire Holtey
    12th June 2017 / 3:31 pm

    It would be for my husband as both of us have lost our fathers

  165. jen harper
    12th June 2017 / 3:36 pm

    my partner from our son <3

  166. jo liddement
    12th June 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I would give this to my husband from our little boy

  167. Sammy B
    12th June 2017 / 3:42 pm

    My husband would love this for father’s day……. and he will obviously have to show the kiddies that sharing thing we teach them with mummy 😉

  168. Rosie Miller
    12th June 2017 / 3:57 pm

    My dad loves chocolate, and it is Father’s day soon after all!

  169. adrian price
    12th June 2017 / 4:05 pm

    it would be for my long suffering dad whose put up with me for 47 years

  170. Andrea F
    12th June 2017 / 4:07 pm

    My husband (maybe)!

  171. Kate Davies
    12th June 2017 / 5:20 pm

    For my hubby from our son.

  172. Anna Brown
    12th June 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This would be for my husband from the children. Thanks for the chance

  173. Julie Baxter
    12th June 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This would be the perfect gift for my children to give to their father.

  174. Natalie Baskerville
    12th June 2017 / 5:58 pm

    It would be for my husband who is a great dad.

  175. Miss Tracy Hanson
    12th June 2017 / 6:04 pm

    My Dad, he’s 71 so had to buy for and always says “he doesn’t want or need anything” but I know he’d like this prize. Doesn’t help his birthday is 22 June so even if I find the “ideal” Father’s Day present, I still have to find something for his birthday. Deserves a treat. He picked me up at 11 pm one night because I missed the last bus home through no fault of my own – booked a taxi to the bus station and by the time I realised the taxi wasn’t coming it was too late to book another/try and walk to the bus station, although he needed to be put the following morning for an appointment.

  176. Kirsteen of Mackay
    12th June 2017 / 6:06 pm

    This would be for my Dad.

  177. 12th June 2017 / 6:49 pm

    it would be formy partner Andrew who is a wonderful Daddy to our 3 children

  178. Paula T
    12th June 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Would love to win this for my children to give to my husband <3

  179. Sarah Robinson
    12th June 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I would love this for my dad x

  180. Laura Walker
    12th June 2017 / 8:30 pm

    My husband he’s an awesome dad

  181. Rachel Craig
    12th June 2017 / 8:34 pm

    For family, to Celebrate Fathers Day.

  182. Rachael Watkins
    12th June 2017 / 8:50 pm

    For my husband and I’ll even let him eat them all!

  183. Cassandra Mayers
    12th June 2017 / 8:52 pm

    My Partner from my daughter

  184. Deborah Mackenzie
    12th June 2017 / 9:23 pm

    for my husband

  185. Aimee Leedham
    12th June 2017 / 9:36 pm

    For my son’s father. He is an amazing dad and deserves a treat.

  186. sharon martin
    12th June 2017 / 9:36 pm

    i’d gift these to my dad

  187. Marina Owen
    12th June 2017 / 9:41 pm

    This would be for my dad. He’s been my mum’s carer for over 25 years so he deserves a treat. I’m sure you’d agree that special dads deserve a special treat and the most special chocolate in the world has to be Hotel Chocolat.

  188. Diana
    12th June 2017 / 10:16 pm

    My partner 🙂

  189. Louise G
    12th June 2017 / 10:34 pm

    This would be for my dad – hopefully he would share!

  190. fiona waterworth
    12th June 2017 / 10:54 pm

    my father in law

  191. 15th June 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Aw shucks. I’m too late D:

  192. Stephanie Keill
    12th July 2017 / 7:00 am

    I’d love to give this to my partner he’s a wonderful father

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