With Fathers day approaching, here are our top five recommendations for gifts for Dad in 2020. But all these recommendations would make a nice gift at any time of year. There is nothing like the joy of giving a spontaneous gift too so here are some great gift ideas for all occasions and none !

1) Guinness Book of World Records 2020.
This will equip your dad with fun facts and interesting conversation topics for at least a year! This is one of the the most iconic book of all time and choc full of amazing, sometimes wacky and humorous feats of human endeavour. All the best of humanity is there and loads of amazing information to fire the imagination. The history of this iconic tome deserves a blog post in itself (and is on my to do list!) and this version is wonderfully up to date and exciting. It is our number one choice.

2) Blarney Woollen Mills Gansaí ( Irish sweater). Blarney Woollen Mills

Gansaí is the Irish for sweater and we are proud of our sweaters here in Ireland. We have a relatively inhospitable climate with cold, damp winters so have developed distinctive woollen sweaters that give great warmth and comfort. They have a beautiful, stylish design and ooze class and good taste. Blarney Woollen Mills have a history of producing luxury Irish goods and this is one of our favourites.

3) Frolk Whiskey Set
A beautiful whiskey set in a lovely pinewood box containing a gorgeous decanter, glasses and some lovely extras including whiskey stones, which are a great innovation for cooling whiskey without diluting the flavour with ice or water

4) Biddy Murphy Cheeseboard
A beautifully crafted cheeseboard or chopping board that will add to any gentleman’s kitchen. This is an ethical choice that offers a choice of ethically sourced timbers. ( incidentally it is bad luck in Ireland to give a knife as a gift, but a chopping board is fine)

4) A portable foot spa
Here at insidersguidetoireland we love to travel and enjoy the great outdoors and this is the perfect gift for a dad who likes either. Think of what a great thing this would be to pull out of the suitcase at the end of a busy day on the road. Maybe you will want one for yourself too !!
(could also doubles as a sink for washing food etc on a camping trip.)

5) A beautifully crafted cheeseboard or chopping board that will add to any gentleman’s kitchen. This is an ethical choice that offers a choice of ethically sourced timbers. ( incidentally it is bad luck in Ireland to give a knife as a gift, but a chopping board is fine)

Alan is a musician and Travel Director with Trafalgar Tours based in Ireland.


 

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