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Antique gift ideas for Father’s Day


When we are young, it can feel like our fathers know everything and as we grow older ourselves, there doesn’t seem to be anything that Dad doesn’t have, so buying him a gift that will show him how much you care can be hard. To take the legwork out of gift-giving this Father’s Day for you, we have carefully selected some of our favourite items, to suit every budget.

When buying for the dads who are collectors, gift giving that is linked to their passion can take the guesswork out of this time of year. At Hemswell Antique Centres we have many antique gifts to suit the railway enthusiast, the vintage toy collector, the travel enthusiast, and the vinyl collector to name just a few.

Antique gifts for the railway enthusiast

Collectors of railwayana are drawn by the nostalgic feelings that these items evoke, the often-gentler days of times gone by. Whether your passion is for locomotives, the great age of steam or the railway system in general. Our dealers have something for everyone. Choose from oil paintings and signed prints of engines or original railway carriage prints, not forgetting original wagon plates and timetables.

Antique gifts for the vintage toy collector

The idiom ‘boys and their toys’ has never rung truer than with the popularity of our vintage toys and games. Buying for your own Peter Pan couldn’t be easier at Hemswell, with everything from original boxed examples from iconic manufacturers including Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox to trains from Hornby and tinplate by Lehmann.

Antique gifts for the travel enthusiast

The perfect marriage of function and aesthetics, antique maps and globes are an affordable gift for Father’s Day. Antique maps of English counties are always popular and make a personal gift, while globes remind us of our ever-changing world and can be a great way to chart our travels. Pour antique scientific items include not only maps and globes but also compasses, binoculars and much more.  Vintage leather goods are another great gift for those who love to travel.  From antique steamer trunks and vintage suitcases, to tin trunks and wooden, our dealers have something to suit every taste.

Gifts for the vintage vinyl collector

We can’t promise you’ll find a copy of the Beatles’ LP known as The White Album, after all it is one of the most valuable records of all time, but we can tell you that our selection of vintage vinyl encompasses every genre of music. From Chopin and Schubert through the early days of Motown and the psychedelic 60s and 70s, to Queen, we cater for every taste.

For fathers who are not collectors, we have a selection of gifts that are the perfect token of appreciation. Choose from a stylish pair of silver cufflinks to make him look extra dapper or a quality vintage enamel sign for his man cave. Or why not gift him his very own ‘Dad chair’? – choose from a classic wingback chair or a leather club armchair to have him sitting pretty. Browse our period furniture and our C20th furniture for more inspiration.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, why not treat him to a day out at Hemswell Antique Centres? With afternoon tea served on antique tableware and fine table linen, your Dad will be able to take a break in style from browsing our collection of antique and vintage treasures. 

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