Father's Day is just around the corner (tomorrow, for any other last-minute offspring out there). Finding the perfect present might not always easy task, but finding a beautiful Irish-made one is 'relatively easy.' Why not get him a...
A lambswool bow tie
Developed exclusively for the Irish Design Shop, Hata's Donegal tweed bow ties are made with lambswool merino and are available in five colours; Tabby Blue, Tabby Grey, Herringbone Wine, Herringbone White, and Tabby Green. €75 for one.
A handy style box
Irish company Hidden Gent have come up with a solution for lazy dads everywhere with their brilliant Style Boxes — one-stop shops for the perfect finish to an outfit. The above option, which includes a wool-blend scarf and flat cap, is perfect for colder months (and just fine for this lovely June we've been having) and is a very reasonable €35.
A cheese board (personalised too)
If your dad's a big cheese lover (which every single dad seems to be), then this carved cheese board by Irish-owned family business Slated is perfect for indulging. All of their slate pieces are cut by hand with a 150-year-old slaters knife in their Dublin studio, meaning each piece is completely unique.
A summer scarf
A beautiful addition to any wardrobe, Stable has a whole host of Irish linen scarves, but this turquoise blue one really sings of summer. €160.
A print of home
The historic home of the GAA is depicted, alongside leafy Drumcondra, in Clover Rua's celebration of Croke Park. €12 + shipping.
A book of illustrations
Following his illustrated ode to rural life, Irish illustrator and Herm's collaborator Nigel Peake swaps the Irish countryside for the city, with hand-drawn observations of colours, rooftops and surfaces. €20
An Irish notebook
With the five lamps foiled onto cloth for the cover, Duffy Bookbinders's hand bound notebooks are a thing of beauty. Find them in gift and homewares shops around Dublin like Designist or buy direct from them on Seville Terrace for €10.
For any father figures who are in need of some pampering, head to Slane-based Handmade Soap Company for their basil, lime and sweet orange scented men's skincare collection. Your mum will thank you. Starting from €10
A feel-good card
Made from 100% recycled paper with a compostable sleeve made from corn starch, this Jando Design card looks good and has feel good factor. €3.50.
If all else fails...?
Okay, it's not the right season for wool socks, but these are pretty classic. Made using 100% pure new wool which comes from organically farmed sheep and is processed using eco-sensitive methods, these options from Kerry Woollen Mills even retain the distinctive fresh wool smell. Just €15.
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