Struggling to think of something for the old man this year? We've done a bit of searching for some fantastic Fathers' Day gift ideas, as well as some great sale offers you might be tempted by yourself (friendly reminder: Fathers Day 21st of June). Here are some of our favourites, either for Dad or for yourself.
KADO saffiano leather hip flask
Hip flasks may not be as popular as they used to be but they are still very handy to have around. In particular, when it comes to Christmas parties, weddings, etc these flasks can be invaluable. Your father will feel eternally indebted when he gets to have that comforting sip of whiskey at that next awkward family get-together.
The hip flask has a secure lid and is very easy to clean after being used. As with most of the items on this list, it’s smart looking and can be a pretty fashionable addition to your dad’s general inventory.
KeepCup Original Plastic Reusable Cup With Silicone Band 12oz
With the world becoming more eco friendly than ever, this is a great cheap and cheerful gift for fathers day. Alongside being a more environmentally friendly solution, the cup is also incredibly handy to have on the go. So if your father like many is a particularly busy tea/coffee addict this one should be perfect for him.
Experts are now suggesting people who carry their own cups should get 20 cents off their coffee. So, in the long run, the cup will probably save more money than it cost to buy. With the cup itself costing just over €15, it's a very smart purchase.
Polo Ralph Lauren 3 pack sport socks in white
No matter how much it feels the world is changing thankfully there is always one constant thing. That thing is men and fathers, in particular, suffering from a shortage of socks.
It might not be considered the most exciting gift, but if you're struggling for father's day gift ideas it’s always one you can be sure will be appreciated and actually needed. While you’re going for the trustworthy gift, why not change it up a bit and go a bit fancier with Polo Ralph Lauren.
Crep Protect Cure ultimate cleaning kit
Along with a need for fresh socks, there’s an equally important need for fresh shoes. A smart and cheap alternative to that is an ultimate cleaning kit. A bit of cleaning and polishing can do wonders for a worn looking pair of shoes.
It makes a huge difference when you’re going to a get-together and can sport a shiny pair instead of ones that look dusty, old, and ready for recycling. The kit comes with a brush, spray, cleaning wipes, and can clean over 50 pairs of trainers.
Fred Perry graphic panel barrel bag in black
Another staple of the average Irish dad’s on the go gear is that tattered bag which is on the verge of falling apart. Again, it’s the simple things that can make the best gifts. So if your father fits into this category, a great gift to go for is the Fred Perry graphic panel barrel bag.
The bag has a reinforced base for added durability so it’s great to use for transporting tools, sports gear, etc. It’s a branded design so on top of being useful for him, it’ll also add that much-needed style when he’s out and about.
FITBIT Charge 3 - Black & Graphite, Universal
Depending on his age, your father may not be the most tech-savvy, but with a little bit of your help, this gift can be an absolute game-changer for him. If like many Irish dads (including myself) he’s embracing his dad-bod a little too much, the FITBIT Charge 3 is exactly what’s needed to encourage a more active lifestyle.
The watch is waterproof and tracks calories burned, heart rate, sleep, distance, and many more details. So no matter what sport he’s into, he can see how long he’s been exercising for and how hard he pushed himself.
Cowshed Little Face Treats Travel Set
Skincare generally isn’t a number one priority for fathers. A lot of working dads don’t have the time or have never really thought about using any facial product which isn't shaving related.
So it makes for a nice refreshing gift which you won't have to worry about your dad already owning.
The set comes with face wash, daily moisturiser, and refreshing toner. So if you feel your father is one of many who have totally neglected their skincare routine, why not give this gift a shot?
ORIGINAL PENGUIN QUICK DRY DADDY SWIM SHORTS IN DARK SAPPHIRE
Again, it sounds simple but a nice pair of shorts are very useful and not something every father will necessarily have. If your dad is keen on swimming in particular then these shorts are a no brainer for him.
Even if he just wants to sunbathe on the beach, it’s great to have a nice pair of shorts to relax and get a nice suntan (or sunburn) in. It also helps that they're trendy and branded which makes them a very suitable gift for father’s day.
RAISED RIB POLO SHIRT IN BALLAD BLUE
As we’ve established, when it comes to gifts for fathers day, simplicity is key. Another clothing item that is badly lacking in many dad’s wardrobes is just a straightforward nice shirt - a classic Fathers' Day gift idea. The raised rib polo shirt has a 2 button placket and is okay for putting in the washing machine, which is particularly handy.
Along with generally being a nice and stylish shirt, the top is just great to have in general and suitable for most occasions without being too dressy.
Lacoste Croco Sliders – White
These are really handy to have around the house. On a hot day, it’s great to have a pair to relax outside or even wear to the beach. You can never go wrong style-wise when you’re wearing Lacoste.
The slip-on style slider shoes are extremely comfortable and definitely a perfect Fathers' Day gift idea. The open toe style is perfect for the summer, particularly if your dad likes to get out and about on a warm day.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
For the father looking to experience some photography nostalgia of their youth, there's the Instax Mini 11 camera.
It's the best budget instant camera available right now. The mini 11 produces better pictures in low light than ever. It automatically selects a shutter speed to ensure images are perfectly exposed whether you're on a dark street or a beach. There's no need to worry about settings.
The camera uses Fujifilm's popular Instax film and pictures take just 90 seconds to appear, ready to stick on a fridge or noticeboard rather than sitting forgotten about on a smartphone.
The little camera is perfect for selfies with its front-facing mirror which allows you to frame the subjects. There's also a pop-out lens which ensures a perfect close-up image.
Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Bi-Fold Wallet - black
Why mess with a classic?
They say it’s bad luck to buy your own wallet, and considering we all need them, this Fathers' Day gift idea is the ideal opportunity to grab a new one for the man in your life.
This is one the pricier side of wallets at just over €80, but you can’t argue with quality. The leather looks really well and it has plenty of space to hold the ridiculous number of cards that we are all forced to carry around.
Tommy Hilfiger Selve Cap
Summer is here, and with some of our fathers battling to protect that balding head of theirs, why not invest in a cap?
You don’t have to be bald to wear it of course. This Tommy Hilfiger one definitely will look well while lording over a BBQ in the back garden.
What’s more, you can currently grab it on JD Sport for €28.00, 30% off the original price.