It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21st.
And even if lockdown restrictions will stop you from visiting your dear old Dad this year, there are plenty of ways you can make sure he knows he’s your top man.
Whether you’re buying for your own Da, someone else’s dad, a stepdad or a new dad in your family, here are seven fun gift ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on his face.
1. A DELICIOUS DINNER AT HOME
You might have to postpone your usual Father’s Day lunch this year, but there’s no reason your Dad should miss out. Cork’s Foodbox.ie, created by the team behind Joes & Bros, will deliver a hefty box containing everything you need to create a restaurant-quality meal at home within 15km of Cork City (menu changes weekly, Family Box: €60, Twin Box: €35 here).
Meanwhile, Paradiso has launched a vegetarian ‘At Home’ menu. You can click and collect a variety of meals and extras on their website here.
2. COFFEE, DELIVERED
Put the kettle on. If your old man is a caffeine fan, a Brew Box coffee subscription will have him waiting on the doorstep for the postman. You can choose to send your Dad one, two or three 250g bags of whole bean coffee, sourced from an exceptional selection of Irish coffee roasters, with exclusive brew guides, the latest issue of Caffeine Magazine and occasional goodies are thrown in every month.
You can try their Filter Coffee Subscription Box as a taster too, it’s €18 here.
3. LUXE LEATHER, LOCALLY MADE
If your Dad appreciates things that are built to last, Lee River Leather’s 25 Year Suit Belt, handmade in Cork, will be right up his street – their motto is ‘wears in, not out’.
Working in his Douglas studio, designer Simon Harding uses natural veg-tanned leather and traditional techniques to create beautiful leather goods for the modern world. Visit the website to check out their beautiful MacBook sleeves, satchels, wallets and dog collars too.
The Lee River Leather 25 Year Suit Belt: €60 here.
4. A SMOOTH SHAVE
Give your Dad the gift of a razor-burn free life. The Kind Co’s Naked Shave Kit includes a traditional razor (no need to apply pressure, just let the weight of the razor head glide over skin for the closest shave ever), a lush vegan Orange and Lavender essential oil soap with aloe vera to calm the skin and five superior platinum double-edge blades.
Safety Razor Kit in ‘Blue Wood’ – Naked Necessities: €40 here.
5. A STEAK FEAST
With next-day delivery all over Ireland, a delivery from The Butcher’s Block is the perfect Father’s Day gift if you’re running out of time. Their Traditional Steak Selection box is incredible value and ideal for summer barbecues. It includes:
- 2 Striploin Steaks, 220g each
- 2 Ribeye Steaks, 220g each
- 1 Pavé Rump Steaks, 220g
- 4 Pavé Rump Medallions, in pack of 4, 600g pack
- FREE: 2 Ribeye Burgers, 8 Pork Sausages
The Butcher’s Block Steak box is €34.99 here.
6. SOCKS WITH STYLE
If you insist on presenting your dear old Dad with another pair of socks, at least make them fancy. Irish Sockciety’s range of top-quality socks celebrate personality; order a six-month subscription for €45 here and your Da will get a new pair in the post every four weeks.
They even have a ‘Best Daddy’ pair for the day that’s in it, €9 here.
7. A WHISKEY GIFT
Cork-based company Whiskey Gift aims to demystify Irish whiskey and let everyone enjoy it – no matter what their taste. The new website allows whiskey lovers to blend their very own drink by choosing from a number of flavour notes to mix a 70cl bottle and personalise the label.
You can treat Himself to a blend of his favourite flavours for €75 here.