With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of us will start picking our brains for creative ways to spoil the dads in our lives.
That big day falls this Sunday, June 19, and whether you’re planning a trip in person or sending a thoughtful treat in the post, it all takes careful planning and thought.
If you are looking for a special gift or are looking for some inspiration, here are 10 Irish gift ideas that your dad will surely appreciate.
black leather wallet
If your dad is anything like me, his current wallet will be years old and fall apart fast.
You can’t go wrong with a new, shiny leather wallet and it’s something he’ll have for years to come (from €37 on wallets.ie).
beard grooming kit
If he has a beard and looks like it could do with some TLC, treat him to a grooming kit from the West Cork Beard Company.
Beard care gift boxes vary in size and price and include a range of products including beard oil, mustache wax, beard balm and a boar bristle brush (€35 from WestcorkbeardCompany).
Does he like to express himself through his socks? If so, sock brand Irish SoxCity has several options, including a range in 12 county colors. Perfect timing before the All-Ireland Championship quarterfinals.
Counties on offer include Mayo, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Tipperary, Kerry, Donegal, Wexford, Limerick, Clare, Waterford and Kildare (€9 per pair from irishsockscity.com).
If your dad is a craft beer fan, Irish business Beer Cloud offers “The Deadly Dad Box” (€42 from beercloud.ie). The gift set includes nine craft beers, a glass, two pairs of socks, five beer mats, and a bag of crisps.
Or if he’s a fan of Guinness, you can treat him to a four-pack of official Guinness glasses (€24 from carrollsirishgifts.com) to enjoy his pint.
For the whiskey or brandy connoisseur, a timeless and classic gift awaits him. Newbridge silverware features this fabulous decanter set with six glasses that he can enjoy his favorite whiskey with for years to come (€49.95 from newbridgesilverware.com).
Whether he’s busy doing DIY or just taking a walk, the noise-canceling headphones will allow dad to listen to his favorite podcasts—or he can use them to watch his favorite TV series in peace (Goji Wireless Bluetooth Headphones) €60 from currys.ie)
Does your dad appreciate a good card? Dublin-based gift shop Designist offers a variety of unique, unusual and punny Father’s Day cards (from €3.50 shop.designist.ie). There are many goodies here too – from a cocktail shaker to a garden shears set.
You can’t go wrong with a hamper full of great treats. Carrolls Irish Gifts has a “Not Before Your Dinner Gift Hamper”, which is packed with all the fan favorites including a variety of Cadbury Chocolates, Tayto Crisps and Emerald Toffees (€36 from carrollsirishgifts.com). You can also be creative and create your own hamper unique to your dad’s tastes.
Does your dad like himself to be an expert on barbecue? If so, treat him to this 18-piece tool-kit from DID Electrical so he can prepare for a storm this summer. Stainless steel utensils with wooden handles come in a hard-wearing case for easy carrying (from €29.99 did.ie).
gloves for gardening
If your dad likes a little DIY, he probably can with a pair of all-purpose gardening gloves. This pair from Irish company Lawn Mower Parts features double stitching and an extended stretch-elastic cuff that provides a secure fit to your wrist.
The synthetic leather material is touchscreen enabled and protects your hands from cuts, scratches and blisters while you work (€19.99 from lonmowerpartsonline.ie).