25 July, 2024

St. George recommends: 5 x gift ideas for fathers

Give your father the gift of moments – shared experiences and wellbeing. The team of St. George's presents you with five memorable Father's Day gifts!

Moments to share with your father

What are the Father's Day gifts that you remember the most, given or received?

The answer from St. George's team is unanimous:

Moments and experiences together live longest.

Here are the team's tips for Father's Day gifts:

Gift idea 1: City walking tour & late hotel breakfast

The Design District Helsinki, a hub of creative talent in the heart of Helsinki, starts at the main hotel entrance and stretches from Punavuori towards Kaartinkaupunki, Kampi and Ullanlinna. Take a Sunday stroll with your father through the picturesque alleys of Helsinki and end the tour with a hotel breakfast at Hotel St. George.

To celebrate Father's Day, we will continue our breakfast on Sunday 12.11. at 12 noon - book a table on the breakfast booking calendar via the link below.

Gift idea 2: Elegant flavours and autumn forest magic in the world of truffles

– On a weekend of mushroom picking, no one asks you what you do for a living or where your home is. We simply pause for the sake of mushrooms, and that's enough, sums up passionate mushroom enthusiast Saimi Hoyer.

As the weather cools down in November, it's time for the end-of-year diamonds in the forest: truffles. As a gift for any mushroom-loving or curious father, we're hosting a truffle experience at St. George on Father's Day weekend 10-11 November 2023. Come and enjoy the magical flavours of truffles with your father and learn more about mushrooms with expert guidance.

Kindly note that the registration period for these events has passed – but we will keep you posted on new possible nature-inspired experiences in the future!

Gift idea 3: Wellbeing & pampering massages and treatments

– Our dad has become a keen sportsman since his retirement, so instead of the sports watch we bought him as a gift last year, we're buying him a massage gift voucher for a sports massage this year, says Hanne Vilpponen, manager of the St. George Care spa at the hotel.

– You don't have to be a professional to get a sports massage, it's for anyone whose muscles need a little extra work. Gentler options include a classic massage or the deliciously scented Aroma Relax!

You can buy a gift card at St. George's gift card shop or on the spot at St. George Care (Lönnrotinkatu 4).

Gift idea 4: Cheers to dad on a pampering hotel stay

Thank your father for moments together with a bubbly getaway. St. George Bubbly Moments is our new experience, where a bottle of champagne and a box of sweet macarons await you in your favourite room or suite on arrival. Add to the treat by relaxing in St. George Care's saunas and pool, and wake up to a new morning with the best hotel breakfast in town.

Even when the kids are grown up, a hotel getaway with the whole family is the perfect way to spend some unhurried time together.

Gift idea 5: Art museums and café hopping

Many parents would certainly appreciate a nice cup of coffee with a cinnamon bun or other sweet favourite, or a visit to an art museum as a culture lover. St. George Bakery's freshly baked delicacies and warm drinks in the autumn breeze invite you to stop by for a chat with your father alongside a museum tour. Amos Rex or HAM, for example, would be a good Father's Day choice.

St. George's Bakery's delicacies can be enjoyed on the spot (Yrjönkatu 13) or taken home. Have you yet tried our acclaimed cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls with sweet cream cheese or Bakery-style Boston cake - not to mention our savoury delicacies such as our own levain bread, baguettes and brioche?

For Father's Day celebrations this year, we recommend St. George Bakery's White Chocolate, Apple & Almond cake (28 €), perfect for a party of 6-8 people.

Pre-orders for the Father's Day cake can be placed until Friday 10.11. by phone +358 9 4246 0060 or by email bakery@stgeorgehelsinki.com. Pick up by Saturday 11.11. on the spot, Yrjönkatu 13.

You can also pre-order your other favourite products from the bakery - just remember to ask about pre-ordering well in advance.

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