We think we can all agree that Dads are probably the most difficult to buy for at Christmas. How many times can you buy the father figure in your life slippers and hope for the best?
We’ve all been there, but that’s where we’re here to help. Nobody wants to be running around the shops a few days before the festivities begin trying desperately trying to find the perfect gift.
So, have a flick through our gifting guide to make it a little easier this year, and with all of them available to order online, you can do so from the comfort of your own sofa.
We think most Dads are partial to a beer over the Christmas period, and this new launch from Porterhouse Brew would make for a great stocking stuffer.
Their latest collaboration with MINAW Collective, an all-female street art collective based in Dublin, is a selection of craft beers IPA’s. Featuring bespoke limited edition artworks not only do these taste great, they look great too!
If you’re unsure what to buy, then a gift voucher always makes for a great gift, and we think all Dad’s like getting a little something they can spend in their own time. New company, Movrs has just opened in Dublin and with countless options in store there’s bound to be something here for everyone.
Located just beside The Westbury Hotel off Grafton Street, Movrs stocks premium footwear from trainers to dressier options and sell brands like ACBC, Saye, Karl Lagerfeld and Apepazza.
If your Dad was one of the few who didn’t build a pizza oven in the back garden during the pandemic, then perhaps it could make for the perfect gift? The Gozney Roccbox is a restaurant-grade portable pizza oven that is super easy to use, and the ideal present for any pizza lover out there.
The Roccbox comes with a gas burner, but if it’s a wood fired taste you’re after there is an option for a detachable wood burner too. For the Dad that loves hosting BBQ’s and having the family over, this is a great excuse for a pizza party.
For the man that truly wants nothing an experience is an excellent choice. Not only does it mean you can go for a day out with your Dad, but it’s also something to look forward to once December is over.
The Jameson Distillery Experience, which they have at both their Bow Street, Dublin and Midleton, Cork locations is a fantastic day out for any whiskey lover. You can either book a tour or one of their tastings for a more in-depth experience, and get to draw whiskey straight from a cask in Dublin’s only Maturation Warehouse.
For the green fingered Dads out there, winter time can leave them with little to do until spring arrives and they can get back out into the garden again. However, house plants have exploded in popularity over recent years and we think make for a fabulous gift.
Irish company, Clay Plants stock countless different varieties and are always on hand to help if you need care tips, or even a plant for a specific or tricky spot in the home. Plus, they also stock a range of beautiful pots and their plants can be delivered straight to your door.
When you’re not sure what to get someone, a print always makes for a great present. You can tailor it to someone’s specific interests and give a gift that’s thoughtful as well as something they’ll have forever.
For the history buff, or even the Dad who’s a GAA fan we love these prints from
Priontaí Gaelach who stock minimal graphic maps of every county in Ireland, as well as beautiful historic maps, plus you’ll be supporting a small Irish business too!
Louis Copeland have been dressing the men of Ireland for four generations, and their shop on Wicklow Street a must-visit for anyone shopping in Dublin.
Although renowned for their excellent suits, they also stock a selection of more casual wear both in-store and online. This Half Zip jumper would make for a luxurious gift as it’s a cashmere and merino wool blend, making it super soft and cosy.
You can’t go wrong with a classic gift set for the father figure in your life this Christmas, and Irish brand Kennedy & Co have plenty to choose from. Founded by Dublin presenter, Darren Kennedy the products are super charged with clinically-proven ingredients and make for an easy everyday skincare routine.
This gift set features his much loved Purifying Peat Face Scrub, Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel as well as a Daily Moisturiser which has an all-important SPF20.
A nice bottle of whiskey always makes for a welcome gift at Christmas and luckily here in Ireland we have a wealth of options to choose from. Glendalough Double Barrel Whiskey is made in the birthplace of distilling, it’s namesake of Glenalough in Co Wicklow.
This whiskey has a complex flavour but is also light and easy to drink, making it an excellent addition to any household over Christmas for hot whiskeys and Irish coffees!