The day is fast approaching and dads are notorious for being hard to buy.
I like to split the categories of Irish dads versus the cafeteria scene in Mean Girls – you have your GAA dads, BBQ dads (i.e. dads who like to burn sausages within an inch of their lives and serve brown bits of char that once looked like steak), Golf Dads, Rock Dads (who kinda like, as you might have guessed, Dad Rock), Retired Dads who got into hobbies cute times like painting or birdwatching during the pandemic…the list goes on.
No matter which dad category yours falls into, there will hopefully be something perfect for him on this list. From magic wallets to pint and paint kits, we’ve got you covered.
O’Neills Retro GAA Jerseys
After Paul Mescal puts the GAA apparel back on the map, your Da might want to get in on the action too. O’Neills has a great selection of retro style jerseys for all countries, as well as 80s and 90s Irish jerseys, depending on what you like. Browse HERE.
A 1989 Maigh Eo jersey, image via O’Neills
Cocktail and Sock Combo from Irish Craft Cocktails
You can never, ever go wrong with socks, and Irish craft cocktails have created a gift set featuring a colorful pair and an expertly blended Old Fashioned – perfect for a night out in front of the TV.
Designist Hunterson Magic Wallet
I tested this on my own dad over the weekend and honestly thought I was watching an episode of the Late Late Toy Show. The man was transfixed. A compact wallet that fits all your stuff, and flips and folds to keep your Pops occupied for hours. Available from Designate.
Cheese Pairing Box Follain
One for all the greedy dads. irish society Folláin recently launched its Cheese Pairing Gift Set, a selection of its favorite preserves, relishes and chutneys accompanied by a special cheese pairing guide and a limited-edition serving spoon. Order HERE.
Pint Paint Kits
For anyone looking to awaken their inner Don Conroy. Paint by the Pints is a deadly company that hosts online and in-person paint and pints events, but you can also order the kits online for your dad to use as he sees fit. There are kits to paint your favorite pub, an abstract scene or the iconic Guinness Toucan. Discover them and order HERE.
Dublin Brick Kit
Has anyone ever stopped loving Lego? As you probably already know, Dublin Bricks have spent the last two years lovingly recreating iconic Dublin pubs, scenes from Father Ted and the Italia 90s mascot in Lego form, complete with instructions to assemble them yourself at the House. A great gift for dads who like to spend a Sunday doing something creative and therapeutic. Find out what’s on offer HERE.
An Irish Chef’s Cookbook
There are so many choices, across an array of cuisines. If your father is a master cook, or if he think he’s a prodigy and you’d like to gently encourage him to step away from his nightly routine of meat and two vegetables, consider ordering him a beautifully presented cookbook from a top Irish chef.
Vinyls from a local music store
A boujie basket of Fallon and Byrne
Another one for all the greedy fathers. As you’d expect, Fallon & Byrne have put together a range of beautifully curated baskets for your dad to unbox and feast on Father’s Day. I hope he will also share the cheese with you.
Three Sunrise Alarm Clock
One for gadget-loving dads or those who need a little zen in their lives. The Lexon Miami Sunrise will gently wake him up by gradually increasing the light level, and he can also choose from 6 natural sounds to help wake him from sleep.
Lexon alarm clock available in Three Ireland stores and on three.ie, €66.
Header image via Irish Craft Cocktails / Dublin Bricks
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