Because no Father’s Day Gift Guide would be complete without a pair of socks! Happy socks make funky, comfy socks that come in every pattern imaginable. They are great quality too so you won’t have to worry about them becoming full of holes before next Father’s Day! Available at Brown Thomas from €9.00.
This gadget is a one stop shop for anything your dad may come across. Beer bottles that need opening? No problem! Screwing loose screws? You bet! This is a really cool addition to your dad’s wallet and he’ll definitely be impressed. The wallet ninja is slightly smaller than the average credit card so he’ll always have it on hand, come what may! Available online at IWOOT.com from around €10.00.
If your pops is a keen traveller then this scratch map is a really cool gift that won’t break the bank. Your father can scratch away the foil covering each country as he visits them and is a great way to log his adventures. It serves up a challenge to visit as many countries as possible in order to be able to cross them off the map! Available in many bookshops and online at IWOOT.com for around €16.00.
Hairy Baby T-shirt or Hoodie
You would be hard pressed to find a dad that doesn’t enjoy novelty t-shirts and if you have an Irish dad, Hairy Baby is the place to go. With hundreds of designs available on t-shirts and hoodies, you’re bound to find something to relate to your father and his personality. From Father Ted quotes to phrases as Gaeilge, these hilarious pieces are sure to put a smile on his face. Available from the Hairy Baby website starting at €24.00.
Parker Pen Set
Parker Pens are a really great gift to receive on any occasion but why not go one step further this Father’s Day and have a gorgeous Parker Pen Set engraved for your dear Dad? They will be a beautiful, personalised addition to his stationery and there will be no fear of anybody ‘borrowing’ his pen anymore! Parker Pens are available from most good book shops and most can be engraved in a jewellery shop. However, on the Parker Pens website, engraving is an option when purchasing gift sets. Pens retail for around €30.00 – €40.00.
If your father’s book collection is becoming a bit too big, a Kindle Fire is a great gift to give him this Father’s Day. They are portable and flight-friendly and are a fantastic option for avid readers. The new Kindle Fire is available from most computer stores and retails for around €50.00.
Escentric Molecules – Molecule 01
This fragrance was included in our fragrance recommendations in our December edition last year and is definitely worth mentioning again! It is a one-of-a-kind scent, literally! The molecules in the cologne adapt to each person based on their skin temperature and pheromones to create a unique fragrance on every wearer. Not only will your dad smell great but he is bound to be impressed by the science behind his gift too. Available from Brown Thomas for €89.00.
Essential Gardening Gift Set
If your father has a green fingers then this essential gardener’s set is a sure-fire winner. With seed separators and seed labelling sets to grow and attend to the seed envelopes that come with the set, your dad’s gardening hobby needs are sure to be met! Available from many garden centres for various prices but this one from Worm.co.uk is available for around €40.00 and can be ordered for express delivery.
Larousse Gastronomique Book
Many foodie fathers may already have this ‘food bible’ in their arsenal but if they don’t, they won’t know what hit them. This book is the essential culinary reference book and will become an invaluable source of information for the chef in your family. Larousse Gastronomique contains recipes, tips and cooking styles and is available from most good bookstores for around €60.00.
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