Extra special gift ideas for Father’s Day

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It can be hard to find the perfect Father’s Day present. Here, we have compiled a gift guide to help you with your present hunting ahead of June 19th

Honouring the father figures in our lives is an important tradition, but pinning down the perfect Father’s Day present can often leave us clutching at straws. Is it acceptable to gift yet another pair of socks? Or, is he tired of the Father’s Day mugs yet? All reasonable questions we have – often frantically – asked ourselves over the years. Here, we have compiled some gift ideas that might help with your present hunting ahead of June 19th, so you don’t have to resign yourself to the customary socks again.


 

Design

Slated creates uniquely carved slate pieces that can be personalised with an engraved message. The Irish-owned family business cuts the slate by hand in their Dublin studio, and they make for a great gift for the house-proud Dad. 

This bamboo alarm clock has simplicity and functionality in mind, without compromising on design. When the alarm goes off, it can be snoozed by gently touching the top of the clock, or it can be turned off by flipping the clock over. It is powered through a built-in rechargeable battery, and it is portable too, so your Dad can bring it camping or travelling.

These unique and eye-catching homewares by Kopper Kreation are perfect for the design-loving Dad. The Irish industrial homeware brand uses recycled materials like copper, steel, and brass – often reclaimed from scrap yards – to give their creations a second lease of life. 

 

On the go

This magnetic phone mount attaches neatly to a car’s air-vent and is useful for those who rely on Google Maps to travel. It is compatible with all phone types, and it comes with two clip sizes for the air-vent and two magnetic pads for landscape and portrait positioning of the phone. A built in ball-joint allows 360° swivel, while the non-skid pad ensures the device remains secure during road vibrations and bumps. 

A travel mug is a great gift for those who have an early commute, and this insulated travel coffee cup from Black and Blum will ensure the early morning coffee or tea stays hot for up to five hours. Its lock and leak-proof features guarantees no spills along the way.

For the Dads who are always out and about, Magee has the perfect reversible gilet that is easy to wear and great for layering when the unpredictable Irish weather can bring sunshine or showers. You can choose from a navy and grey reversible combination, or a navy and oat option.

The magic wallet by Hunterson provides a neat and secure place for bank cards, coins, and notes. With multiple card sleeves and pockets, the wallet provides practical storage, while the integrated protective shield ensures all bank cards are safe from digital theft. 

Dad-time

The West Cork Beard Company stocks premium Irish beard products from oils and balms to beard butter. Choose from a selection of beard care gift boxes and personalise the scents. 

 

For the whiskey connoisseurs, Clonakilty Distillery’s Port Cask whiskey and tuath glasses hamper is a touch of class and will keep any Dad happy. The hamper features a bottle of their Port Cask Whiskey and two of their branded tuath glasses, perfect for a Father’s Day toast.

The ultimate self-care set for the environmentally-conscious Dad comes from the small, Irish-owned business Heartworks. In this gift set, there is a cedarwood and bergamot cream deodorant, a shampoo bar, face cream, eucalyptus and rosemary soap, a lemony beard balm and a mint lip balm. The beard balm doubles up as an aftershave balm, so you’re guaranteed a gift set that ticks all the boxes.

High-quality dressing gowns from the Irish-owned family business Robes4You are available in a range of colours and in three different sizes. You can personalise the dressing gown by adding initials and embroidery for an extra touch of luxury. 


Travel

Cycling: Bishop’s Gate Hotel, County Derry

A two-night stay in the heart of county Derry is perfect for the dad-turned-cycling-enthusiast. The package includes: accommodation, cooked to order breakfast each morning, a three course meal one evening, and a half-day bike hire around the historic walled city accompanied by a picnic to enjoy on route. The package costs from £215 per night per person (€253), and you can book online at Bishop’s Gate Hotel or by calling +44 28 7114 0300.

Fly Fishing: Delphi Lodge, County Galway

The Delphi Fly Fishing holiday offers a two-night stay for two people, punctuated by two half-day lessons for beginner to intermediate anglers. The offer also includes a full Irish breakfast each morning, lunch for two each day, and dinner for two on an evening of your choice, surrounded by the vast, mountainous views of Connemara. The package costs €795 for two people, and the dates of stay are June 21st to 23rd. You can book online at Delphi Lodge or by calling (095) 42222. 

Hiking and Heritage: Cahernane House Hotel, County Kerry

You can expect a busy itinerary with this offer from Cahernane House Hotel. The two-night stay includes a day-to-day guide: from a tour of the historic site on arrival day followed by a two course meal, to discovering Killarney National Park complemented by a packed lunch on day two, topped off with tea and scones for lunch and a dinner reservation in the evening. Breakfast for two is also included both mornings. The package price is from €270 per person, and you can book online at Cahernane House Hotel, or by calling (064) 663 1895.

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