Dad gift ideas

We all feel just a little bit of dread when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. It’s a total mystery as to WHY Dads are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for, but it is the reality we are all faced with when special occasions roll around. For Christmas, birthdays and Father’s Day we seem to constantly find ourselves back to the drawing board to find the perfect gift for our beloved fathers.

Luckily Kilkenny Design are the gift experts who are here to help with the Father’s Day conundrum. We showcase many of Ireland’s most well-loved brands plus some international favourites too. Our men’s collection is specifically chosen for gifting and we have broken down a special guide on how to select the right gift for your father this year. Find a description that best fits your father and see what gift ideas we have in store for him.

  • Fashionable Fathers

For Dads who already dress well or Dads who rely on you for a little wardrobe coordination, we have a stylish collection of men’s clothing. Try a premium quality jacket from Barbour or a good shirt from White Stuff.

  • Sporty Dads

Whether your Dad is a GAA man, cyclist or even golf enthusiast, a fitness accessory will be an absolute win for any Dad who plays sports or likes to keep fit. Top fitness gift ideas include water bottles, smartwatches and ear pods.

  • The Whiskey Drinker

For fathers who have a favourite bottle of whiskey they love to savour a taste from as a special treat, give him the right glassware to enjoy it in. Gift him a decanter set from Ireland’s top crystal brands such as Waterford Crystal or Galway Crystal

  • Accessories

Who doesn’t want a new wallet, a nice watch or a woolly hat and scarf? Browse to find the one that matches up with your Dad’s tastes.

  • The Entertainer

Gentlemen’s Hardware is a selection of what can only be defined as boys toys ideal for entertaining friends. From dartboards to Texas Hold‘Em, gift your Dad hours of endless fun and games.

  • The One Gift That Can’t Go Wrong

For the failsafe approach, choose the tried and true gift option we all know Dads won’t be disappointed with - socks! We have lots of them in stock for this very reason. Whether you go for novelty socks from Irish Socksciety or a fancy gift set of socks, it’s a gift guaranteed to be put to good use and that’s why it's always a favourite for Father’s Day.

  • Dads With A Home Office

Help spruce up your Dad’s home office with a little decor to give it just the right finish. Whether that is a rustic lamp from reclaimed wood from Irish brand Copperfish or art to add to the wall from favourite Irish artists such as Jim Scully or Stephen Farnan.

  • Kitchen Wizards

For Dads who love to cook up a storm, add something to their serving collection like an impressive cheeseboard from Ballyshane or a steak knife set from Newbridge Silverware.

  • The Truly Impossible

Got a Dad you just don't know what to get for Father’s Day? Take the stress out of gift giving, try a Kilkenny Design Gift Card to give the gift of choice.