Rob Kennys Ultimate Fathers Day Gift Guide - Thank you Rob for Featuring Narcissips Reusables :)

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Having been separated from our dads for such long periods of time over the past year or so, many of us may feel like taking Father's Day day a bit more seriously this time around.

However, our enthusiasm for gift buying ahead of June 20th does not make the task any easier, with dads often being the hardest person to buy for.

If you're at a loss, fear not because Rob Kenny is here to lend a helping hand. The RTÉ Today's Men's Fashion Expert, Irish men's lifestyle Influencer, and all-round shopaholic will have your shopping woes sorted with his ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide.

Whether your dad is the creative type, a fitness fanatic, a nature lover, fashion fiend or anything in between, Rob Kenny has done all of the ground work for you to help you find your old man the perfect gift this Father's Day.

1. The Interiors lover
One for the house proud Dad. Shop Irish and shop sustainably with New Moon Blooms, Ireland's premier flower delivery service. The ever-creative start-up have revealed their unique Father's Day gift set. Featuring a minimalistic stylish Aloe Vera Plant, which is the easiest of house plants to care for, alongside a male-focused candle from renowned indigenous brand Rathborne's Dublin, the world's oldest candle company. And rounded out with some gorgeous Glendalough Whiskey*, who were recently named sustainable distillery of the year 2021. All for €69.99.

2. The modern man
This beautifully stitched, leather, lizard-embossed wallet with a snap button design is bound to be loved by the modern man. Secrid's Mini Rango Wallet is compact in size but large in capacity. It folds out to hold 4-6 bankcards, banknotes, and business cards and looks sleek and stylish. It is available to buy from Arnotts for €64.95.

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3. The caffeine fiend
The Coffee Exchange monthly subscription is the ideal gift for the caffeine fiend in your life. With a wide range of coffees at your disposal, this is sure to satisfy the coffee-loving dad in your life. Choose the quantity of coffee, the grind size, and tasting notes. Then relax in the knowledge that your coffee will arrive in the first week of every month. Prices start at €12.00.

4. The whiskey drinker
If your dad enjoys a tipple, look no further for a gift than that of a subscription to Three Drams Whiskey. Discover and explore the world of Irish Whiskey through a monthly subscription service. Three incredible drams of Single Malt to Single Pot Stills are unique to Ireland and are delivered to your door followed by the chance to connect directly to the makers, founders, and distillers behind the spirits via live tastings. Prices start at €27.95.

Another option is Grace O'Malley whiskey. Decorated with awards, this brand boasts a 46% malt that offers a truly unique Irish whiskey blend stunningly bottled that is sure to look good in any drink cabinet for €36.

5. The sun worshipper
With a summer ahead of socialising outside, it's never been a more appropriate time to nab a good pair of sunnies. Eyes are vulnerable to UV damage so it is essential to wear good-quality sunglasses to protect your eyes. We all love a bargain buy but don't scrimp when it comes to good sunglasses. There is an extensive selection available in Brown Thomas, where you can find every shape and size to suit every man, and all of trustworthy quality for safe summer eyes.

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6. The thrill seeker
Many of us have not been on a plane in almost two years so perhaps your pop would love the gift of flight. For those who love a thrill, this is a fantastic gift. Many places across Ireland offer lessons that vary in time and price. Extreme Sports Ireland is just one place to look at with a 45-minute flying lesson costing €145.

7. The holidaymaker
As staycations and breakaways are (finally!) in full flow, why not give the gift of a beautiful Iveragh Heritage Weekender bag from Irish brand Walker & Hunt. This beautiful, classic, all-purpose, modern bag is finished with an internal pinstripe lining and can be carried by hand or with the shoulder strap. This is priced at €149.

8. The tech-savvy
A most unusual and unique gift for Father's Day. Have the moon float on your dad's desk with this amazing 3D printed moonlight by Gingko Design. This smart light is designed to slowly revolve while floating above a wooden base, held in place using magnetic forces, the perfect gift for the tech lover out there. It is available to buy from Designist located on 68 South Georges Street for €185.

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9. The scent-sible dad
This classic black ceramic diffuser is the ideal gift for someone working from home. Use this to diffuse their sublime blend of pure essential oils and allow it to fill your home with a 100% natural fragrance, sure to lift your mood after a long day WFH. This stylish diffuser is from The Handmade Soap Company's latest range, ANAM, which is their most sustainable collection to date, is free from any artificial fragrances. Available to buy from Brown Thomas or online for €70.

10. The fashion lover
The enchanting Patrick Dempsey is in Ireland filming for his latest project at the moment and recently took to his Instagram wearing a fabulous sweater by Inis Meáin Knitting Company. Contemporary style meets classic Irish design in these sweaters, where they use a blend of cashmere, merino wools, and organic dyes in their garments. The sweaters are hand-finished in the Aran Islands and would be an ideal addition to any man's wardrobe. Prices for sweaters start at €250.

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11. The art admirer
Shane Gillen is a Dublin-based, self-taught, Irish artist specialising in detailed portraiture and digital media, influenced by pop culture, politics, and urban street art. Shane's greyscale artwork has received great praise and includes portraits of Matt Damon, President Michael D. Higgins, and the late Jack Charlton. Prices start at €130 with some fab prints available too.

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12. The gym goer
A massage gun is an ideal gift for home use to help reduce tightness after a workout, a long day at work, or sitting at your desk all day. The massage gun increases blood flow and flushes away lactic acid while releasing knots and tension. The massage gun aids recovery and helps decrease the delayed onset of muscle soreness. A brilliant option is available from Ireland's biggest online sports equipment retailer McSport for €175.95.

13. The fragrance fan
Launched in 2010 to mark the House of Creed's 250th anniversary, Aventus is the acclaimed addition to any collection and is the perfect scent for men who savour a life well-lived. The cologne is masculine with fruity, mossy-woody accents that elude strength, success and radiates modernity. Creed is available to buy from Brown Thomas, Arnotts and Creed Aventus retailing at €220.

14. The skincare guru
Skinmade is the world's first skincare brand that uses advanced technology and artificial intelligence to understand your skin's individual needs. This product is perfect for a dad who loves to be out and about in the sun, as it has a sunscreen of SPF 50 with powerful UVA and UVB filters, based on light oils that provide the skin with a silky, smooth texture and all day long protection from the sun. Suitable for all skin types and is available to purchase from Akin Skin and Beauty Clinic Dublin 2 for €45.

15. The photography buff
Andrew Caslin is one of Ireland's standout landscape photographers and he has a particular eye and interest in some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks. All orders also arrive beautifully framed. Have a dad who often walks Killiney Hill? Or loves the deer in Phoenix Park? This would be such a gorgeous, personal gift. I myself have the Poolbeg Lighthouse from Andrew framed on my kitchen wall.

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16. The vigilant brusher
This Father's Day, give your dad a reason to smile with a personalised sonic toothbrush from Irish brand Spotlight Oral Care. This toothbrush uses smart technology to ensure your teeth are getting the most effective clean possible, improving gum health and removing stains to leave teeth feeling cleaner than ever. Pre-printed with 'DAD', the toothbrush costs €110 and comes with a travel care and nine months supply of brush heads.

For the LGBTQ+ and ally parents out there, Spotlight have recently launched a PRIDE version of their iconic sonic. With 100% of proceeds (amazingly!) going to LGBTQ+ charity, Equality For Children.

JamesPatrice PRIDE Spotlight. Photo: Bríd O'Donovan.

17. The trend setter
Although men's jewellery is not a new concept by any means, many men are missing out on how it can complete or elevate a look. Treat the super en-trende father to something from renowned British jewellery brand Thomas Sabo's latest menswear collection: Elements of Nature. The super slick designs interpret fire, water, air and earth, as well as the associated signs of the zodiac, in handcrafted pieces of jewellery. The men's creations are crafted from 925 Sterling silver, with 18k gold plating and hand-set stones, from £98.

18. The bookworm
This year saw the launch of many fantastic books that would be a lovely gift for Father's Day. Dermot Whelan's Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-stress Your Life (€14.99, was €16.99), Matthew McConaughey's Greenlights (€13.99, was €21) and Ross O'Carroll Kelly's satire Rock of Ages (€13.99, was €19.60) are some titles that are gathering traction amongst the men of Ireland.

19. The chef
For the grill masters who love to host a BBQ, this is a fabulous addition to the garden cooking equipment. The Ooni Eyra Wood Pellet Pizza Oven is portable and, on top of that, it can cook stone-based pizzas in as little as 60 seconds. Although this gift is on the pricier side at €299, it is an ideal gift for summer 2021 as we begin to return to family gatherings and parties.

20. The gig goer
As live gigs, concerts and cultural events are finally creeping back on to the horizon, why not treat your Dad to a Ticketmaster voucher? Give the gift of live entertainment up to the value of €250 and he will have something to look forward to for the Autumn. Maybe you can find a gig to go to together...

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21. The spa lover
The stress of the past year has been evident in many ways, and can often be seen coming to the fore through our skin. If your dad is in need of a relaxing treat, why not give the gift of an AlumierMD Luxury Facial from Akina Beauty and Laser Clinic? Their luxury facial is a unique experience that includes a facial massage, lymphatic drainage, and pressure point massage that will help release toxins in the skin and soothe pain while relaxing the body and mind. Ask for Eavanna Breen, one of the most highly regarded skin therapists in the country. Your dad will be in the very best of hands.

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22. The cheese aficionado
Ballyshane Cheese and Chopping Boards are made with 100% sustainable Irish hardwoods and are a stunning gift for the chef or cheese lover in your life this Father's Day. Their designs are unique and beautifully crafted. Starting from €25 their site, this is a great gift for any Dad who loves a wine and cheese night.

23. The dad with expensive taste
The Braun Series 9 Latest Generation Electric Shaver is often praised by leading men's lifestyle magazines as the world's best electric razor, and would be much loved by any man with expensive taste. Retailing now at €370 (was €595) from Oxendales, the super efficient electric shaver comes with five shaving elements to capture more hair in one stroke and give a flawless shave. It is suitable for wet or dry shaving, with a battery lasting one hour. This shaver comes with a Clean & Charge station, a cleaning cartridge, a stylish leather travel case, a smart plug, and a cleaning brush.

24. The sea swimmer
Launched in 2018, Narcissips is an Irish company that is sustainability focused and stocks many items that would make fantastic presents for a father figure who loves sea swimming. The Changing Towel is hooded and made from 100% cotton. Sized to fit all with extra-wide sleeves to ensure warmth and comfort all year. It retails at €50 and is delivered through An Post.

25. The homebody
Gorgeous, high-quality dressing gowns are available from Robes4You in three sizes. These can be personalised with free embroidery on the front and personalised to include a name. They cost €49.99 and have a real sense of luxury, for a very reasonable price.

26. The dad joker
For the funny dad's out there (or at least the ones who think they are), perhaps a humorous gift from Quirky Irish Icons will do the job.Starting at €29.95, the icons aim to provide a giggle and trigger some very happy memories for all the family. There are various frames available for the countrymen or city slickers.

30. The fitness fanatic
With the gyms closed for over a year, we have all forgotten our way around one. Ease your old man back into the swing of things with a membership to one of Ireland's leading fitness class providers. FFS, F45 & Movement Fitness are all highly regarded. Memberships starting from €145 per month.

Remember, if your giftee has any health concerns they should contact their GP before starting a new fitness regime.

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31. The driver
It's driving season which means it's time to get the car sorted for Sunday spins, weekend trips, and days spent going back and forth to the beach. Give your dad's car a new lease of life with personal visit valet service from Mobile Valet Dublin. Running since 2013, this Dublin-based company offers complete valet services right to your door. Packages vary from €45 to €350.

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32. The accident prone
Have a clumsy dad? The type who gets a new phone and the screen is cracked a few months later? Irish, family-run gadget repairs group PAIR Mobile offer the speediest and most trustworthy repairs in Ireland. Trust, reliability and speed of service are what sets them apart. Their stores are in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, but brilliantly you can also post your gadgets to them to be fixed from anywhere in Ireland and they will send them right back good as new.

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33. The eco-warrior
Anyone can be an eco-warrior and everyone should get involved in making a change when it comes to the environment. If your dad is a single-use plastic merchant and is constantly buying and disposing of plastic bottles it's time get to make an environmental choice for him and gift him a mother reusable thermal bottle. Designed to keep drinks hot or cold for up to 24 hours, Mother reusable thermal bottles will keep that morning coffee hot or your iced water cold. Designed by artist Vyacheslav Kolb, these bottles are a thirst-quenching work of art costing €35.

34. The hair stylist
For the fathers that are lucky enough to still have hair on their heads, those locks of steal deserve the best. Dyson, of hoover fame, have put their renowned genius into hairdryers. The Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer is the slick, damp-hair-banisher your father needs. The hairdryer comes in a range of colours and its original design makes for the perfect gift this father's day. €399.99.

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35. The fashion influencer
Dad fashion - the once cringe-worthy descriptor of most men over 40's style - has infiltrated the mainstream and influenced modern fashion. From chunky runners to socks and sandals, everyone is eager to pull off dad couture. That being said, this style (ironically) isn't often welcomed by actual dads. If it's time to welcome your old man to the world of high fashion, pick him up a signature piece from French brand, Lemaire. Some of the pieces may be too avant-garde for your papa, however, their structured shirts and tailored trousers will be fashion triumphs from the streets of Dublin to Paris.

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36. The handyman
In many homes, 'dad' is synonymous with 'handyman'. For the fathers that are always working on some home improvement project, a gift card for Chadwick's will offer them all the tools and supplies, they could dream of. And they get to chose what they want themselves with this clever gift card. Whether your dad is an experienced DIYer, a weekend hobbyist or an odd job expert, Chadwicks covers all bases from building materials to that final lick of paint. Available to purchase in-store or online and starting at just €10.

37. The foodie father
Gourmet Food Parlour have recently launched a new stream of their business, Gourmet Gifts. The best part is that they are embracing and celebrating a host of Irish producers and businesses. I particularly love 'The Connoisseur's Choice' option, which will see your dad being greeted by a gorgeous Irish hamper full of fine wine, beautiful cheese, Buter's chocolate and even a cheese board for €100.

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38. The travel guide
Don't have time to hit the shops before June 20th? A handy e-voucher is your answer. Mrs. & Mrs. Smith is a curated collection of fabulous hotels, all very carefully reviewed and handpicked to make the list. Entry is by invitation only and every hotel is visited by their team and anonymously reviewed, so you can be sure your dad is going to enjoy his stay. These e-gift cards are ideal for when you need a special something sharpish as they will be emailed as soon as you place an order – all you need to do is print it and present it to your very lucky dad.

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Written by Cathal O Reilly

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