Hi Everyone. I hope I find you all well. Father’s Day falls on Sunday 16 June this year. With only two weeks to go, I thought it was time for the ultimate guide to Father’s Day gifts from The Irish Store! Read on to find the perfect gift that dad will love.
Lulu’s Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts
1. Traditional Men’s Aran Sweater
So it may be June but it’s always a good time to treat dad to a classic Aran sweater. This is our best selling Aran sweater for him and comes in no less than 8 gorgeous colors! The design is timeless with a crew neck and lucky honeycomb stitching in the main body. The sweater that began life as a keep warm layer for Aran islander fisherman is now an iconic fashion staple and a must have piece for any discerning Irish dad’s wardrobe.
2. Irish Linen Handkerchiefs
Linen has been produced in Ireland for over three hundred years. It is renowned for its exceptional quality. In 1912 when the Titanic set sail, there were 40,000 Irish Linen dinner napkins on board, as well as thousands of linen tablecloths, sheets and towels. Why not treat dad to these beautifully crafted Irish linen handkerchiefs from the renowned Thomas Ferguson of county Down.
3. Men’s Aran Shawl Collar Cardigan
Next up we have another best selling customer favorite. The age old stitch patterns give this stunning men’s cardigan it’s timeless design and it has been given a stylish update to perfectly blend traditional Aran craftsmanship with an unmistakably modern look. It fastens up into a classic v-neck with football buttons and there’s a neat shawl collar and two-front pockets to keep out the chill. Then there’s the yarn- soft merino wool.
4. Trinity Knot Cufflinks
These stunning Irish cufflinks are handcrafted in County Wicklow from sterling silver. The perfect Celtic finishing touch to dad’s formal look.
5. Belleek Dad Personalized Mug
This Irish pottery mug is the perfect Irish gift for dad. Beautifully crafted in County Fermanagh by the world famous Belleek, it features their classic basketweave design and of course those exquisitely hand painted lucky Irish shamrocks, along with “Dad” in quintessential green across the front. A gift from Ireland to be treasured way beyond Father’s Day.
6. Irish Wool Flat Cap
A list of Irish Father’s Day gifts wouldn’t be complete without a classic flat cap. And this is probably one of the best you’ll find. That’s because it comes from the looms of Mucros Weavers in the Kingdom of Kerry. The pure wool check tweed is a soft gray/brown neutral shade making it the perfect accessory to give that classic Irish look.
7. Galway Crystal Kells Decanter & Glasses Gift Set
He’ll be enjoying his favorite Irish whiskey in real style with this stunning Irish crystal decanter set. It comes from the inimitable Galway Crystal and is the centerpiece of their Kells range. The decanter comes with 4 matching whiskey tumblers and is beautifully presented in a satin lined gift box.
8. Mullingar Pewter Trinity Pocket Watch
Next up it’s our 5 star rated pocket watch by the master craftspeople at Mullingar Pewter. For the past 40 years they have kept the age old tradition of Irish pewter craft alive with their exquisite creations. Here they take the classic pocket watch and give it an unmistakable Celtic makeover. Beautifully detailed Trinity knots adorn the front casing and it also features exposed mechanics and a 14 inch chain.
9. Irish Breakfast Hamper
If Dad is living in the US and is missing the unmistakable taste of a real Irish breakfast, then this is the gift for him. Real Irish sausages, bacon and pudding together with some much loved Barry’s Tea, Irish jam and of course Kerrygold – the cream of Irish butter. All wrapped up in a traditional wicker basket and cooled and sealed for freshness.
10. Mens Half Zip Irish Aran Sweater
My final pick is another of our best-selling Aran sweaters. There’s many reasons why dad will just love this! First of all there is the exquisitely detailed Aran stitch work including classic cable and the Tree of Life stitch. Then there’s the totally modern styling, with it’s high ribbed cozy collar and soft tan leather zip pull. Finally there’s the gorgeously soft merino wool in a choice of beige (pictured), charcoal or navy.
So hopefully that has given you some inspiration for spoiling dad this Father’s Day. But get your orders in now to ensure delivery in time for June 16! Why not shop our stunning collection of Irish Father’s Day gifts and don’t forget to use BLOG10 at the checkout to get a 10 % discount sitewide!
Slán go fóill!