Father's Day Pressies
by Claire O'Regan
June the 19th is Father's Day in Ireland. Here are some unique gift ideas to surprise the Dads of the nation next week.
Nice Day Designs, a small business bursting with creativity from Limerick, have created the perfect range of cards for the occasion. €4 for one card or three for €10, the cards are only on sale at the Limerick Milk Market . This gives you the perfect excuse to go and a have a wonderful day sampling beautiful locally made and produced food and a chance to enjoy some of the wonderful handmade crafts on sale. The Milk Market is open Fri-Sun every week with a monthly artisan craft fair on the last Thursday of every month.
This Scratch Map, available at Urban Outfitters, is a great way for your Dad to keep track on countries he has already conquered and a great way to keep track of the ones that he plans to expedition to soon. With its white and gold colour scheme it is something that would look nice in any room so you keep your mammy happy too!
I know it's "Summer" but just in case we might get a chilly night or two these handmade bespoke jumpers from wheresmejumper.co.uk make a great gift. Each one is unique and made to order. Maybe he has a funny saying or has a favourite band or animal. You can customise the knit just for him. He more than likely won't wear it heading to the office (if he works in one, I'm generalising) but if he likes keeping warm and has a sense of humour he will definitely be happy with one of these.
We all know how most Dads don't like fuss, like to get straight to the point of something and move on. Well the "This is my" state of the obvious range of products designed by Mash Creative make great gift ideas for Father's Day. The range consists of mugs, pens, phone cases and usb sticks, all of which state the obvious.
Printmaking workshops are becoming very popular of late. If your Dad is looking for a new hobby then this could be the very thing for him. There are various different classes involving various techniques. You can check out Cork Printmakers and Visual Artists.ie for more information.
And Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!