Happy Father's Day! 11 great and original gifts that are definitively not socks 1 year ago

Happy Father's Day! 11 great and original gifts that are definitively not socks

Let's hear it for the dads!

Father's Day is around the corner, and we think all the great dads and granddads deserve to be celebrated in style.

And while socks are great and practical and all that, how about going that extra mile this year – and picking a gift that will really put a smile on his face.

We have rounded up some seriously fab presents we reckon will go down a treat with all those great dads in your life.

Roe & Co Irish Whiskey Cask Strength 2020

Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 is a thirteen-year-old premium Single Malt Irish Whiskey and has spent the entirety of its life in Port Casks.

€74, available from specialist whiskey stores, O’Brien’s Wine, Beer and Spirits and our Roe & Co Distillery and at roeandcowhiskey.com

The Father’s Day Sonic Toothbrush


These unique Sonic Toothbrushes are pre-printed with ‘DAD’, making it the perfect gift to give your Dad a reason to smile this Father’s Day.

€110, Spotlightoralcare.com

On The Rocks Whiskey Chillers

Bringing literal meaning to enjoying your whiskey ‘on the rocks’, these cubes of granite and soapstone will keep your drink cool without dilution. Simply pop in the freezer four hours before use, then use as you would ice cubes.

€14.95, Avoca

Black Irish Whiskey with Stout


This new brand brings together two of Ireland's most recognised exports – whiskey and stout. Black Irish contains a triple-distilled 3-year-old blended Irish whiskey matured in deep-charred American ex-bourbon casks. Made dark with the blend of a strong, barrel-aged stout, this spirit is filled with rich coffee and chocolate malt aromas as well as light, bitter notes. It's therefore perfect for the dad who likes to Irish up his coffee (or Coke!).

€37, celticwhiskeyshop.com

Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit

The Espresso Martini cocktail kit for the ultimate cocktail connoisseur. This premium cocktail kit allows you to make bar quality cocktails at home. Comes with a cocktail shaker, cocktail ingredients, a Gnaw chocolate bar and a how-to guide.

£39, Thecocktailservice.co.uk

Boxofwine.ie subscription


Boxofwine.ie provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and is conveniently and safely delivered straight to the door in a beautifully presented box – the ultimate treat!  The innovation that sets Boxofwine.ie apart is a quick online questionnaire and a clever algorithm that provides Boxofwine.ie's sommeliers with a guideline on various taste preferences, allowing them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month.

€55 per month, Boxofwine.ie

Limited-Edition BOSS Bottled United Eau de Parfum

A limited-edition, BOSS Bottled United Eau de Parfum brings together masculine freshness and urban warmth with notes of citrus, mint and warm woods. Top notes of fragrant South African Buchu and Blood Orange lead into a lively heart of Spearmint, Peppermint and Orris Concrete, to awaken the senses. A warm base of Vetiver, Patchouli and Cashmeran grounds the scent with a woody elegance.

Refreshed with a new outer pack in matte black with silver embossing, the fragrance is housed in the iconic BOSS Bottled flacon with a glossy metallic finish, referencing both sporting trophies and the celebrations when they are handed over.

€74, Brown Thomas, Arnotts, McCauley Pharmacies, McCabes Pharmacies and Lloyds Pharmacies



Clarins Men Energizing Gel

Organic red ginseng extract helps boost the skin’s energy production and is combined with extracts of bison grass (organic plant) and Gymnema extract to energize and stimulate the skin.

€43, available at Clarins stockists, stores and pharmacies nationwide and on Clarins.ie

‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’ from Irelandhotels.com

The ideal gift for golf breaks with long lost friends, staycations with family and celebration weekends away with loved ones. The Go Anywhere Gift Card is the perfect promise to make up for lost time in one of over 400 participating wonderful hotels and guesthouses across Ireland.

Available from Irelandhotels.com

9. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme 50ml


Suggestive and unexpected, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum is a Woody Aromatic Spicy aftershave fragrance for men created to provoke. Rose and Chilli Pepper create an unexpected and invigorating retro vibe, while Patchouli and Cedarwood accentuate the scent's richness and sensuality.

€89, Brown Thomas

MAN BOX from the Metropole Hotel in Cork

With Father’s Day just around the corner, The Metropole Hotel in Cork is offering a fantastic gift idea that will show Dads and Granddads just how much you love them.

“The Man Box”, which includes an array of delicious freshly cooked food and drink, is the perfect gift for those of you struggling to find the right present for your Dad, husband, granddad or father-in-law this year. The box includes: mouth-watering 10-hour braised feather blade of beef with crispy onions, served with a flatbread and delicious mint yoghurt dip, Matt O’Connell’s famous smoked salmon with cream cheese and pickled red onion, served on fresh soda bread from Cuthbert’s bakery, MET house jumbo sausage roll with sweet tomato relish, sweet double chocolate and Beamish cookies, house-made mini strawberry swiss roll and selection of craft beer.

€40, Themetropolehotel.ie