HerFamily 2020 Gift Guide: 15 brilliant gifts for dads (and not a sock in sight) 1 week ago

HerFamily 2020 Gift Guide: 15 brilliant gifts for dads (and not a sock in sight)

The sock thing is getting a little old.

And sure look; we know dads can be a flipping nightmare to buy for, which is why we are coming to your rescue with this fool-proof list of fantastic gifts he is bound to love unwrapping this Christmas morning.

Get ready to really impress him this festive season:

1. 'My Dad' Personalised Book

The ideal gift for new dads? Blow him away with this colourful, funny book exploring the role of 'The Dad'. Packed with personalisation, jokes and even facts about the year Dad was born.

€26

2. Pyjamas

Because everyone will appreciate a cosy pair of pyjamas. And the plaid adds that festive feel we just know he'll love!

€27.99

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3. Kennedy & Co Hydrating Beard Oil

If dad's got a beard, whether hipster or old-school, he'll love this gorgeous beard oil, chock-block with natural botanical oils infused with fragrant essential oils and cooling menthol.

€12.95

4. Salty Dudes Swim Shorts

Got to dad to buy for who has recently taken up sea swimming (like the rest of the country)? He'll love these!

€30

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5. Oral-B GENIUS X with Artificial Intelligence Toothbrush

Keep him smile bright and healthy with this hi-tech new toothbrush from Oral-B.

The GENIUS X with Artificial intelligence tracks where you are brushing (and not brushing enough), while the Oral-B app gives you personalised feedback, so you know where you need to focus more and how to get your best results every day.

€159

6. Jando Smithfield Print

If he is a true Dubliner, he will no doubt appreciate this gorgeous print featuring one of the most striking and dominating features in Smithfield Square, the Smithfield Observation Tower.

€30

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7. Pull down bar

This rustic wall-hung bar will no doubt impress his socks off. Bonus? He'll only be delighted to keep practising his cocktails skills now – for your benefit.

€109

8. Flying Elephant Small Laptop Desk

Every working-from-home-still dad will love this air-cooled station with pen holder, all designed and made here in Ireland.

€29

9. Cheeseporn Cheese Board

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Foodie dads will fall head over heels for this cheeseboard set which includes a beautiful acacia wood cheeseboard, a faux-leather hanging strap and two magnetized golden knives.

€45

10. Go, Johnny, Go! by Paul O'Flynn

Go, Johnny, Go is the incredible story of how Johnny Sexton became one of the greatest rugby players of all time.

€9.99

11. Adopt An Animal at Dublin Zoo

The perfect gift for any animal lover in your life – and for the dad who simply has it all from before.

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€50

12. M&S Christmas Jumper

Is it even Christmas without an ironic Christmas jumper or two...?

€27

13. Rains Backpack

This backpack from Rains is made from water-resistant fabric, and hence perfect for the dad who cycles to the office. Fully lined, this minimalistic rucksack has an inside laptop pocket, a spacious main compartment and a hidden phone pocket on the backside.

€89

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14. Aesop Marrakech Intense Eau de Toilette

A raw, unorthodox fragrance distinguished by woody, spicy notes, fresh florals, and a hint of the animalistic. Definitively one for the hip, cool dad.

€75

15. Traditional Irish Feast Hamper

The taste of Ireland – in one gorgeous hamper. We are talking Tayto crisps, Barry's Tea, Bewley's coffee, chocolates from Butlers & Lily O Briens along with special recipe preserves and relish, Irish cakes & biscuits and an easy to make award-winning Irish soda bread mix.

€120