This Sunday, June 20th Is Father's Day!
Just in case you forgot!
So we've put a list together of some gift ideas to help support local businesses and to help you find the Dad in your life something he will love.
A Zero Waste Shaving Kit
Ross and Amy Orr set up the Youme store on the quay in Waterford to sell plastic free alternatives to everyday products. They have a range of zero waste shaving products that would make the perfect gift for the Dads in your life. You can shop instore in their gorgeous shop on The Quay in Waterford city or online. They have a Wood Sage and Sea Salt Shaving Soap that looks divine!
A Book Box
The staff at The Book Centre have curated Father's Day Book Boxes, with books, chocolates, mugs and other goodies the Dad in your life will love. They even have a special one for new Dads.
What Dad doesn't love a good mug?!
A Reusable Coffee Cup
If the Father in your life is a coffee lover, why not treat him to an ec0friendly Monkey Cup. Monkey Cups are based in Waterford and they even have an option to create your own cup.
There are also reusable Monkey Bottles and the option to buy a gift card on the site and they're also stocked in lots of shops around the city and county too.
A Funny Card
If you want to keep it simple this year, a card can say a thousand words - if it's a big card that is!
Whether you want to write an essay or keep it short and sweet, Waterford based Wonky Cards has some gorgeous and hilarious Father's Day designs.
You can order the cards online here or they're also stocked in The Book Centre and Lulu Belle Beauty Waterford to name but a few.
A Bespoke Map
Based just outside Waterford city, Mapa creates beautiful maps to create a reminder of home wherever the Dad in your life is from - be it Waterford, NYC or beyond!
The folks behind Mapa also keep sustainability front of mind and all its posters are printed locally in Waterford city on FSC compliant paper.
You can order a Mapa online or pick one up in Breakwater Gift Shop in Dunmore East.
For the Dads that like something a little stronger than coffee from time to time, this Whiskey Tumbler from An Rinn based Criostal na Rinne would be an ideal gift.
Inspired by the markings of ogham script, the Cló Tumbler 2 is cut by hand and features elegant linear cuts. All crystal ordered online will arrive in sustainable packaging, beautifully presented, carefully protected and designed to tell the story of the individual collection.
You can also pop into Isabel's Place in Dungarvan to pick up a set.
A Food Hamper
It's often said the easiest way to a man's heart is through his stomach!
Whether the Dad in your life has a sweet or savoury tooth, Ardkeen Quality Food Store has some seriously tasty food hampers available.
From local producers to the option to create your own hamper, you'll be sure to find some of your father's favourite foods and drinks.
Dads that like to keep busy in the garden will love this quirky gift idea from Finders Keepers in Waterford city.
These wonderful Nest Boxes are handmade by TY student Shane Pedlow, using European sustainable plywood and treated with a water-based preservative, that are child/pet/wildlife friendly.
If you still haven't seen the perfect gift for the father in your life here are another few suggestions -
Something electronic from Kelly & Dollard, a Kingfisher Gym membership, something for the garden from Morris's DIY, some sports gear from AllRounder Sports in Dungarvan or if he's into crafts, something from Cahill's Tramore is a must.
Happy Father's Day from all of us at WLR!