Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognise and appreciate the contributions and sacrifices made by fathers. It allows us to acknowledge their love, guidance, and support throughout our lives. As fathers often prioritise the well-being of their families, their own self-care needs can be overlooked. However, not only fathers but for men in general taking care of their physical, mental, and emotional health is crucial for their overall well-being.
This year we are focusing on giving the gift of self care and wellbeing to the men in our lives. Here is our list of “gifts for dad” that focus on self care and wellness while also highlighting products and companies that are conscious and made locally here in Ireland. Let's make fathers day gifts easy, thoughtful and conscious together.
A CBD and hemp product company, with all hemp being grown locally in Ireland. The founders have curated a small, thoughtful collection of natural remedies. One of the key advantages of CBD oil is its ability to provide natural relief from various conditions. It has been reported to alleviate symptoms related to anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and insomnia. CBD oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help in managing conditions such as arthritis. If you are looking to nourish dad this fathers day Ethos would do just the trick our personal favorite is their REST CBD oil blend, to aid in a restorative nights sleep. Find more from Ethos here https://ethos-cbd.com/
Created by co-founders Jamie & Dan, their mission was to create affordable and snug wear to enjoy before, during or after sea swims. There are so many benefits to sea swimming, and we have some of the more beautiful shores in the world. Here's your chance to encourage or nurture your dad taking the plunge this fathers day. With a collection of dry robes, fleece pullovers and swimming gear, there are plenty of perfect gifts for dad, you can see more here https://swimclub.ie/
For the chocolate loving men in our lives, Karen and Natalie are two sisters based in Wexford. With sustainability, taste, quality and ethical sourcing at the heart of everything they do their chocolate tastes just as magnificently sweet as their vision and mission for how they produce chocolate and where and how they get their beans. Our personal favorite is sour cherry orchard, however if you want to spoil dad we would recommend their sharing slabs or gifts card to be apart of their tasting club subscription.You can find out more here https://beanandgoose.ie/
A Irish candle company composed of innovative women from the events industry, the home moment’s vision is to create moments of joy, relaxation and self care in the comfort of your home through the power of fragrance. With all their candles made with love hand poured in their studios in Dublin 1. Give the men in your life a moment of stillness and nourishing self care this fathers day. Our favourite is the earth fragranced candle, or try the scent discovery collection if you want to spoil them. You can find out more here https://thehomemoment.com/collections/shop-all
Socks do feel like the go to for dad for nearly every occasion, but at irish socksciety there is literally a theme printed sock for nearly every occasion. Focusing on Irish slang, pop culture references and places in Ireland. These are the perfect snug, practical and hilarious gift for dad. Our favorites are the Irish breakfast socks, they do gift boxes of three pairs or you can sign him up for the years worth of socks with their monthly sock subscription. You can find out more here https://irishsocksciety.com/collections/all-socks
Setting up shop in 2015 in the old fruit and vegetable market area of inner city Dublin, this collective have made quite a splash creating beautiful ceramic objects using traditional means to create them. They could make a gorgeous hand made gift from an award winning company for dad this fathers day. We would highly recommend their jumbo ceramic mug in slate gray. You can find more from them here https://arranstreeteast.ie/
A luxurious skin care brand whose products are handmade locally in small batches using high quality, natural, organic and active. Every product is handmade in stoneybatter Dublin 7 by the co-founder. They look and feel and smell beautiful, and would be a pampering gift for dad. We would recommend their vetiver and sage beard and face balm. You can find out more here https://www.oxmantownskincare.ie/shop
An institution in loose leaf tea, just a step into their Dublin based shop and cafe on Richmond road is enough to send you into a sensory delight. Treat dad to a selection of gorgeous fragrant loose leaf teas, or you can stick to the classic black teas. They also sell online you can see more from them here https://www.wallandkeogh.com/
A company forged out of a love for all things nature, Feebee the founder oozes joy and knowledge about healing herds, plants and flowers. She has created a small and conscious collection of healing balms and skin care remedies, using herbs and flowers foraged from around her local area. You can feel the love in every product. Gardeners glove balm is the perfect gift for dads that might need a little TLC for their rough hands. You can see more here https://www.forager.ie/shop
Davy & Isaac the co-founders created pro-coffee as a solution to their need for a delicious tasting coffee that's packed full of vitamins and protein. It also has f L-Theanine that helps to eliminate that post caffeine crash mid afternoon. The perfect coffee gift for dads who are on the go all the time. You can find out more here https://procoffeedrinks.com/
That's our roundup of local makers and small businesses who would make great fathers day gift ideas for fathers day 2023. Spread a little self love and self care with your dad this year.