With Father’s Day hurtling towards us on June 20th, there’s no shortage of food-based gifts and experiences for the Dad in your life this year. While booking an outdoor table, buying a voucher from his favourite restaurant, or ordering an at-home food kit are all excellent options, here’s our choice of the best gifts for Father’s Day, that he might even share with you if you're in the right place at the right time.
Tickets To A D-8TE Pop-Up
D-8TE, the food pop-up at Roe & Co’s outdoor cocktail village launched last weekend, and the plates of food from the first collab with Spitalfields made us think these will be some of the hottest seats in town this summer. Open evenings from Thursday to Sunday, the Spitalfields menu runs until June 20th then Pickle take over for the next two weeks, with Bahay, Nightmarket, Matsu Ramen and Lil Portie coming after that. An ideal one for Mums to book for Dad "from the kids" when you’re both in need of a night out. Tickets are €40 with an optional cocktail pairing, and all info is on their website.
Whiskey Cocktails From Craft Cocktails
Say it with cocktails. Literally. Your love for him is printed right there on the bottle. While the deadline for Craft Cocktails' bottled cocktails with personalised labels has passed, they have a special Father’s Day set of three whiskey-based cocktails, a 100ml bottle of Bulleit Bourbon, and two Bulleit-branded whiskey glasses in a presentation box (€50). At this stage, delivery by the big day can’t be guaranteed, but if you’re not seeing the big man until after (or he's a patient soul), nationwide delivery is available via their website. It can also be collected from Bar 1661 right up to Father’s Day.
Cloud Picker's 'Dad's Coffee' Gift Pack
Is he even your dad if you don’t buy him mugs for every gift-giving occasion? Up the style stakes while simultaneously allowing him to broadcast his love of decent coffee with the Best Dad Pack from Cloud Picker on Pearse Street - a 250g box of their Sumatran Dad Coffee, a Cloud Picker mug, cap, and tote. There will be no doubting his favourite beverage, and child, after this. It's priced at €54.95 but there are also other combos available on their website.
All the Nice Things From Hen’s Teeth Store
Ordering online from Hen’s Teeth Store will never disappoint. Delivering nationwide, your items come beautifully packaged so every order feels like a hamper. They have a dedicated Father’s Day gift guide on their website and we want everything on it for ourselves. Lots to choose from here like Harry‘s Nut Butter extra hot, Baste’s Crowd Pleeza BBQ rub, Craft Cocktails, Hen’s Teeth’s own brown sauce, plus loads of books, prints, and extras to make sure Dad feels really appreciated. Everything is on the website, or they're now open until 22.30 every Friday and Saturday night for all those late-night gift dashes.
A Wine Tasting Experience from Ely
There’s lots to choose from on Ely’s new at home website for Father’s Day. The charcuterie, chocolate and wine hamper features some of our favourite Irish products like Wooded Pig charcuterie, Hassetts crackers, Bean & Goose chocolate, plus Ely’s own chutney, and there’s a lot packed in there starting from €60 to feed two as a meal or four for grazing. Alternatively opt for a voucher for one of their upcoming summer wine tasting events to explore alternative Spanish wines, Piedmont varieties, or the best summer reds. Priced from €90, your dad will receive three bottles of wine and the link to the live zoom tasting sessions that are taking place throughout June and July. Book here.
Everything from Little Italy
If your Dad’s holiday plans have been grounded this year and the closest he’s going to get to The Rialto is, well, Rialto, a selection of the best Italian products from Little Italy might help him feel like he’s in holiday mode. Oils, vinegars, pastas, coffee, cheese, wine, lovely things in jars - they have a pretty epic selection available from the North King Street shop. Nationwide delivery is also available via their website, but it can take up to five days so you’ll need to be super quick.
Olive Oil Selection From Sarah And Olive
Dads have long amazed us for their abilities to appreciate the simple things in life - a decent cup of tea, a well-made sandwich, a jumper to keep him at just the right temperature. If yours craves simplicity but has an eye for quality, he's likely to love the olive oil selection from Sarah and Olive. There's a special gifting section on the website, and nationwide delivery is available for €10. Check them out here.
Online Cookery Class From Sprig Cookery School
Interactive online cookery classes from Sprig Cookery School started in May with the first five events selling out, but you’ll have time to catch the last three (Dessert Masterclass with Aoife Noonan, Irish Contemporary Cooking with Grainne O’Keeffe, and Caribbean Cooking with Nick Reynolds of Lil Portie) if you want a Dad in your life with some serious cooking skills, and who wouldn’t want that? View dates and book online here.