Celebrating Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat – review and giveaway

My parents moved to Spain over a decade ago and although it’s not a million miles away, we don’t get to spend much time together.  We miss birthdays, Christmas and Mother’s and Father’s Day.  This year my parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, in fact, in a couple of weeks.  As it’s in term time, yet again we can’t celebrate on the day together.  But later today I’m picking them up from the airport so we can celebrate their anniversary a couple of weeks early with my brother and his family too.  But I’m a real Daddy’s girl, always have been, and we’ll be having a double celebration and will be Celebrating Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat too.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

What do Dad’s really want for Father’s Day?  Well, I’m sure my Dad will say, nothing if asked, especially now he lives abroad, but for a change it will be nice to surprise him with a little treat, maybe he’ll even share.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

What do you buy a 74-year-old who has everything he wants? With him living overseas if I post something, it needs to be small!  As they’ll be here for a week, I know my Mum will have packed their case to the brim, so large gifts are also out of the question. I know he loves chocolates but doesn’t get to eat them very often these days, so I just know that the Father’s Day Sleekster selection box from Hotel Chocolat will go down very well. It will be a totally unexpected surprise and I can’t wait to see his reaction.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

Filled with 27 different milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate, including pralines and desserts I know he’s going to love the Eton Mess and Caramel Cheesecake.  I can’t wait to surprise him.  Sssh!  Can you keep a secret?

Now my 7 year old Monkey and I always struggle with presents for Daddy P.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

He’s a workaholic with few hobbies and he doesn’t really drink.  Throw in the fact he has size 14 feet and you can’t even get him novelty socks!  But he has a weakness and we can always guarantee that he will always enjoy celebrating Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat.  He is a total chocoholic after all.  I know he will devour the Father’s Day H-Box selection box.  Actually, I think he’d rather have some nice chocolates than anything else.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

The Fudge Sundae and Florentine Isabelle will be his favourite picks.  I know he’s going to love this alternative idea for a Father’s Day gift.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

What would you pick for your Dad or partner this Father’s Day?  Hotel Chocolat certainly have a number of ideas to please any chocolate loving Dad.

disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review


To celebrate the imminent arrival of my parents and to start off the Father’s Day celebrations a little early, I’ve teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Father’s Day Sleekster selection box. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

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Father’s Day Sleekster selection box from Hotel Chocolat worth £22.50

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251 thoughts on “Celebrating Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat – review and giveaway

  1. Me and me children will cook him his favourite dinner have gotten him his favourite drink so he can sit and relax.

  2. Dad’s 85 and loves a home cooked roast with a fresh cranberry trifle loves fresh flowers and chocolate too so he’ll be getting royally spoilt by me

  3. Unfortunately my dad passed away when i was young but my son and i will be spoiling my husband with some goodies and lunch at his favourite restaurant in town.

  4. We are usually away on holiday on Father’s Day, so we always send him something different from wherever we are!

  5. I don’t think there’s any big surprises in store — we all know we’re having a nice family get-together and a meal out. But even if it isn’t a surprise, it’ll still be a good time 🙂

  6. Not sure yet how I’ll be surprising my dad.. he does love a bit of hotel chocolat so these would be perfect!

  7. We’ll be visiting my Dad with cards and beer (!) and my kids will get their Dad some chocolates and home made cards 🙂

  8. There’s a local Sci-Fi event on fathers day every year here, it’s great! We’ve got him tickets for that, and we’ll treat him to a huge burger too!

  9. I am hoping the weather is going to be lovely for fathers day! I am going to buy some steak for my Dad and my partner and fire up the BBQ! Lovely! 🙂

  10. We will be giving them a nice gift card to buy some new clothes and baking them a yummy cake to enjoy.

  11. I’ll be helping our daughter (almost 3yrs old) to make breakfast in bed for her Daddy. We’ll give it to him with a photo frame that will have been handmade by our daughter, then we’ll take him out for a surprise lunch. We’ll also surprise my Dad with lunch too as my parents are visiting us coincidentally on Fathers Day! I love both of those men so much! ❤xx

  12. I’m still in the thinking stage about what to get my Dad, but I’m contemplating a day karting together!

  13. I’m not close to my Dad & our kids are old enough to surprise Hubby themselves. Knowing them they will buy him some Whisky & a good film. They also always give him socks first so he thinks thats all he’s got!

  14. I’ve baked two cakes with my little boy. One for Daddy and one for Grandad…I’m certain they WILL love them 😉 x

  15. I always get my dad Irish whiskey he loves a glass of Paddy and red. This year I’m taking him go-karting aswell, he’s abit of a thrill seeker.

  16. My dad lives at the other end of the country from me so I’ll be sending him his presents and giving him a call in the afternoon

  17. We’ve got hubby a personalised gift with the kiddies hand prints – they’ve kept it a secret so far!

  18. I’m hoping to arrange a nice meal out for the hubby at his favourite restaurant and for my dad i will be buying him something special

  19. We’ll be travelling back from Tenerife on Father’s Day and I think my husband will assume I’ve forgotten, but I’ve got a card and present from our little one hidden away for him in my hand luggage.

  20. Not sure yet, am thinking of packing up a picnic lunch and having a pootle about, weather permitting.

  21. I will take my dad, husband and kids out for a meal. I pay for my day and the kids pay for my husband. The classic domino act.

  22. I’m working this Father’s day so I’ll surprise my hubby, Dad and Father-in-law by taking them out for a nice meal a week early ! 🙂

  23. I’m getting him a subscription to a local magazine that he really enjoys reading. Knowing that this will pop through his letterbox each month will remind him of our love.

  24. I’m going to record my 4 year old singing a song and email it to her grandad to surprise and embarrass him at work

  25. The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach so my little girls and I will be making a variety of homemade goodies. Banoffee pie for Daddy, Fruit Cake for Great Grandad and Rum & Raisin Fudge for my Stepdad. We’ll be giving them out at a nice family meal x

  26. We will be doing Fathers day the following weekend this year as my Husband is going away to Le Mans for a treat with his friends so we will do a Family BBQ and lots of snuggles with the children for him a week later

  27. It’s not really a surprise but am going to let my partner put his feet up for the day and cook him a nice dinner.

  28. I will be going down to visit him and this would be a great gift to take with me the last time i saw him was november 2014 at my wedding so this will be a big suprise for him

  29. This year we have some special friends of my dads sharing the Day coming all the way from the USA – what a surprise that will be!

  30. We are on holiday with my Dad this Father’s Day. Looking forward to treating him to dinner and spending some quality time together

  31. my hubby will be spending fathers day cheering on his sons as they compete for our local athletics club…but we are surprising him with a meal at his favourite restaurant on the way home.

  32. Me and my daughter will e keeping up the tradition we started last year (when she was only 4 days old) of a lovely card with her foot & handprints as signatures and a little photo book of her and daddy’s special moments from the past year…..last years is full of scan and bump pictures and the moment she was born and daddy first got to meet her, this years is proving a hard task to choose from the piles of special moments we’ve created 🙂

  33. My dad died in a fire when i was 17 some 36 years ago so i just have a fee silents thoughts on fathers day to remember him.

  34. I will be flying back from my holiday on saturday so on sunday mum and dad will be coming over for dinner and I will be cooking him salt marsh lamb which is one of his faves and some kind of chocolate pudding.

  35. My dad’s on holiday, returning home on Father’s Day. The first thing he’ll do is check that the Sky box recorded the Canadian Grand Prix. When he opens his cards, he’ll find tickets to the British Grand Prix. I think he’ll be happy!

  36. I will be making my Dad a cake and buying him a bottle of his favourite wine. My husband is going to be taken out for dinner by me!

  37. I’ll be surprising hubby with breakfast in bed, then present and card opening and a BBQ in the garden (weather permitting)

  38. It’s my first grandchild’s 1st Birthday tea on Father’s Day, so Grandad and Daddy will have to share their day with little Oliver – I’m sure they’ll love it!

  39. I’m not sure yet! We do normally include a mini slab of dark chocolate from HC as it’s his favourite!

  40. As a single mum of 2 kids we usually spend the day together whether it be a day at the beach or a day out to a museum. We have loads of fun.

  41. i’ll be surprising my partner with a bottle of whisky and my dad with a box of his favourite choccies

  42. We are taking my husband and my dad out to have a stadium tour and a meal at the football club my dad has supported all his life. Unfortunately hubby supports the opposition ;o) but I’m sure he’ll enjoy it regardless

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