Esther N McCarthy picks her top 10 gifts to put a smile on dad’s face on June 21
This very cool leather HUGOM Invent Watch is €179 from www.zalando.ie/
Lockdown means there’s a lot of scary hairies out there — and that’s just the mams. For dad, a traditional razor will give him the closest shave since he nearly installed the baby seat upside down.
The natural wood razor comes with vegan-friendly soap and five spare blades, €40 from https://thekind.co/
Sometimes the best outdoor explorations can happen in your own garden, pick up the Kruza () folding chair, €34.95 from Regatta Stores or online.
A good whiskey is usually a failsafe present. Splash out on Bushmills 21-year-old single malt, matured for 19 years and available in select retailers and off-licences, €185.
Get dad smelling the part with Yves St Laurent’s latest scent, created by legendary perfumer Doniminuw Ropion and bottle designed by Suzanne Dalton. €64, 60ml/RRP €88. 100ml available from selected retailers nationwide.
If your dad is the nautical sort, check out the lighthouses of Ireland collection from Irish illustrator Roget O’Reilly.
Love this Crookhaven print, it’s €30, see more at https://irelandposters.ie/
This is a nice one for caffeine-dependent fathers, the Vertuo Next Nespresso machine. It offers five cup sizes — Alto, Mug, Gran Lungo, DoubleEspresso, and Espresso — at the touch of a button. Just hook it to his veins. Plus, the machine is made from 54% recycled plastic and packed in 100% recycled cardboard.
Available nespresso.com/ie and retail partners.
Go for a classic tee, with OriginalPenguin range of t-shirts.
€40 and available in Arnotts, Raidar and nationwide or at www.Originalpenguin.co.uk
Go arty with this gorgeous “Mick …The Dreamer” signed limited edition print by acclaimed Irish artist Ted Jones (1952-2017). This normally sells at €240, but the nice people at the Killarney Art Gallery have a special Father’s day offer for readers of the Irish Examiner, use coupon code EXAMINER at checkout and get it for €175
Give the gift of ergonomic design with these very fancy Huawei FreeBuds 3i. They promise to deliver excellent performance and impressive active noise cancellation, all wrapped up in an ergonomically designed body.
€99 available at Three: www.three.ie/accessories/audio/huawei-freebuds-3-i-white/