Whether it’s your dear old dad, your grandfather, a family friend, or the father of your own kids, Father’s Day is a much-loved way to celebrate these figures around the world – and on Irish Father’s Day, it’s no different.
We know there are millions of dads out there who have a connection to the Emerald Isle. Whether they’re born and bred in Ireland, have moved abroad and are missing home, have Irish roots spanning generations, or just feel a strong connection to Irish culture, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let them celebrate their Irishness.
Here at Carroll’s, we have a huge variety of gifts to suit every interest, taste and budget. From the foodies to the whiskey lovers, the fashionistas to the nostalgia lovers, there’s something for everyone. If you’re searching for the perfect Irish gift for your dad, check out our top picks.
1. 100% Pure New Wool Moss Green Aran Crew Neck Sweater
A staple of the Irish wardrobe, an authentic Aran sweater should be your first port of call for an Irish dad. This beautiful new wool Aran sweater is made by Aran Crafts here in Ireland, so there’s no doubt of its authenticity and quality. This is a gift that will last for years, and one that your dad will truly appreciate.
2. Guinness Home Bar Pack With Mats, Glasses, Towel & Cards
Bring the pub home to you with this fantastic pack from Guinness, with everything you need to enjoy the iconic taste of the Black Stuff at home. Inside the pack, you’ll find four beer mats, a deck of cards, a Guinness bar towel and two Guinness glasses designed for the perfect pour from a 500ml can. Add some traditional Irish music and good company, and you’ll feel as if you’re back in a local Irish pub.
3. Dublin Designed Ceramic 15Cm Plate Of Famous And Historic Landmarks
Whether your dad is a Dublin native or has always admired it from afar, this fantastic display plate will take pride of place at home. Featuring 12 iconic sights to be seen around Dublin, this is the perfect souvenir and a great way to think of fun times in Dublin, whether they’re memories or yet to be had.
4. Newbridge Silverware Gents Watch With Brown Leather Strap
A classic gift for a reason, a great watch will never fail to impress your dad on Father’s Day. This beautiful timepiece from Newbridge Silverware features a brown leather strap and rose gold hardware, and is presented in a swanky Newbridge Silverware box to make the occasion special.
Does your dad have a notorious sweet tooth? What better excuse to treat him than Father’s Day? This delicious Irish fudge is presented in a collectable Guinness truck tin – perfect for becoming your dad’s new place to hide his secret sweet stash.
6. Official Guinness Men’s Clothing Accessories Harp Design
If your dad’s love of Guinness spans way beyond the pub, it’s only right that he be decked out in his favourite pint’s clothing too. This brilliant Guinness pack includes a beanie hat, socks, and a sports snood, so your dad can be ready to show his dedication any time, anywhere.
Is your dad King of the Grill in your house? Take his next barbeque session to the next level with this delicious smokey Guinness marinade sauce. Use it as a marinade to make your meats the star of the show, or as a dip for your ribs or wings. Intensely rich and flavoursome, this is the perfect gift for a father who loves to cook!
Is your dad the type to shout about his Irishness from the rooftops? With this gift, there’s no need to tell the visitors – they can see that this is an authentic Irish home right at the front door. This brass knocker reads ‘Céad míle fáilte’, which means a hundred thousand welcomes as Gaeilge, and is the perfect way to welcome visitors to your home.
To toast to a proper Irish Father’s Day, your dad needs a proper cup – and this stunning pewter beaker is just the keepsake to make his day special. The history of Irish pewter can be traced back more than 800 years. Today, this ancient craft is still performed in Mullingar by a team of Irish men and women that are highly trained in the skills of delicate hand finishing, meticulous assembly and old casting methods.
This Mullingar pewter beaker can be displayed or used daily, and will always serve as a reminder of a special Father’s Day.
What is an Irish father’s wardrobe if it doesn’t include a good old-fashioned flat cap? This patchwork design cap is made from quality wool mix tweed, to marry the old and the new, and add a stylish twist to a classic Irish accessory.
A hamper for the whiskey lovers? What could be better for a Father’s Day gift? This hamper includes two wooden coasters, two lovely whiskey glasses (that you can get engraved for a personal touch), whiskey stones, and a herringbone hipflask. Perfect for the colder months or weekend hikes that deserve a tipple at the top.
How many of these iconic Irish pubs has your dad checked off his bucket list? Get ready to plan a trip back to the Emerald Isle over a drink with this set of four coasters designed with some of Ireland’s most famous pubs.
13. Celtic Boxed Leather Money Clip With Embossed Trinity Design
A classy gift for a classy man, this elegant money clip from Mullingar Pewter is made to the highest standards. With supple leather surrounding a Celtic design, this is a gift that will last forever, and will really make your dad feel special.
14. Newbridge Silverware 750ml Whiskey Decanter with 6 Whiskey Glasses
Serve his drinks with optimum style with this traditional cut glass decanter from Newbridge Silverware, the perfect finishing touch for any dining setting. A great gift idea for the whiskey connoisseurs in your life or those who simply just love to entertain.
Whether you’re based abroad, or are simply a lover of Irish produce here at home, your father will love this Artisan Irish Food hamper for Father’s Day. Including a selection of treats, including a John McCambridge soda bread kit, shamrock & sour cream crisps, and old Irish marmalade, this is the perfect present to help your dad feel closer to home. Note: this hamper can only be delivered within Europe.
16. Impressions Of Ireland White And Green Teabag Holder With Irish Motifs
This little gift is the trinket your dad has been missing – especially if he’s a huge tea lover like us. Made from quality ceramic, this Impressions of Ireland tea bag holder allows a mess-free tea moment for your dad and any of your guests – the perfect excuse for a cuppa on Father’s Day.
While Ireland might not be a well-known wine and cheese destination (we haven’t been blessed with the weather), there are actually a number of fantastic Irish producers whose wares rival those of our European neighbours. This hamper includes a bottle of Emotivo white wine, along with a selection of delicious cheeses and crackers, making for the perfect Father’s Day evening in. Note: this hamper can only be delivered within Europe.
18. Carrolls Designs Black Watch Wool Scarf With Black Blue and Green Tartan Design
While we’re blessed to celebrate Father’s Day in the summer, we all know that Irish weather can be temperamental. This is why a trusty wool scarf, that’s stylish yet practical, is the perfect gift for your old man this year. This beautifully made scarf is an Irish Designs exclusively for Carrolls, made from 100% wool.
19. The Connemara Kitchen Mini Tea Set With Flavoured Tea
For all the tea-loving dads out there, this is a gift with a distinctly Irish twist. This set of three delicious flavoured teas are perfect to unwind with after a busy Father’s Day, with each flavour giving a taste of the Emerald Isle. Take your pick from Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, and Irish Wild Berry – who’s putting the kettle on?
What better accompaniment to your dad’s new tea collection than a sturdy mug to enjoy them in? This official Guinness mug can be used for everything from a morning coffee to an evening tipple – perfect for the reliable man in your life.
21. West End Knitwear Throw with Celtic Knitted Design 100% Merino Wool
One for the dads who love a bit of luxury, this beautiful Aran knitwear throw is a gift to treasure. Featuring traditional Aran stitching in brushed merino wool, this throw marries old traditions with modern materials to create an addition to your home that will last and last.
If you’ve never partaken in the tradition of getting your dad socks for Father’s Day, this pair is the perfect place to start. From the Irish Socksciety, these socks feature the green landscape and woolly sheep of the Irish countryside, and are the perfect way to be reminded of Ireland.
23. 100% Cotton Guinness Toucan Design Boxers With Black Elastic Waist
The essentials for every Irish man are his socks and jocks – and jocks are just another name for underwear. These boxer shorts feature the famous flying toucan of Guinness to extend your dad’s love of the famous drink to every area of his wardrobe.
A healthy dose of nostalgia is the perfect gift on Father’s Day, and this jam-packed hamper truly delivers. Featuring an excellent collection of retro sweets, this includes all the old favourites, like Stinger bars, Refreshers, Swizzel’s Love Hearts, and so much more. Perfect for you dad on Father’s Day, but perfect for sharing too.
25. Guinness Bottle Opener And Catcher With Extra Stout Label
There have been many times we’ve found ourselves stuck without a bottle opener, and this handy Guinness gadget will ensure your dad always has one to hand. Featuring a bottle cap catcher, it’s the perfect practical gift for Father’s Day.
Any fan of Irish food will be familiar with Ballymaloe Relish, originating from the famed Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. Ballymaloe Original Relish is one of our favourite recipes here at Carrolls, which was developed in the 1940s from tomatoes grown on the family farm in Ballymaloe. Enjoy it in sandwiches, on burgers, on a cheese board – really anything you fancy.
For the dad who’s on his feet all day, he deserves to put them up at the end of the day in some comfy wool slippers. The natural wool of these Siberian slippers will do the hard work of keeping your feet warm while being lightweight, soft and cosy.
28. Three Pack Shot Glasses With Harp Shamrock And Claddagh Prints
Souvenier shot glasses are always a fun addition to any home bar, and this three-piece Irish gift set is a great way to kick off your Father’s Day party. With each one displaying a different symbol of Ireland – the shamrock, the harp, and the Claddagh heart – find out which is your dad’s favourite.
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