Father's Day Is This Sunday, Here's 12 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Still Have Delivered In Time

It almost seems like waiting until the final second was a smart idea...

Oh, and better yet – they're all Irish

With Father’s Day only a week away (as a reminder, this year it’s Sunday, June 21) and some shipping times still affected by the coronavirus, the definition of last-minute is even earlier than usual this year.

But there’s still just enough time to sneak in some great last-minute Father’s Day gifts. While you could rely on next-day delivery, you've learned over the years that it's not always the most reliable...especially when it's been shipped overseas. That's why this year (and every year) you should be buying your gifts from Irish retailers. Not only are they crafted on this very isle but they'll also arrive at your door in just days or better yet – you can go collect them on the very day you placed the order. 

From specially curated food boxes to a print of his favourite place, here are the best last-minute father's day gifts to order just in time for Father's day. 

make a meal of it...

It may be another few weeks before you're able to take your dad out for a delicious meal. So bring his favourite restaurant home instead! Gaz Smith of Michael's was one of the first chefs to pivot straight to a takeaway option when he had to close down his two restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-orders will be taken from 1 pm on Friday for Michael's – limited quantities are available, but surf and turf, steaks, seafood platters and Sunday roasts will all be available to order. The collection starts at 4 pm and your food will be placed directly into the boot of your car, making the whole process completely no contact. Little Mike's will be offering a fish and chip-style menu, with no preorders available but a quick turnaround has been promised. Stay tuned to @MichaelsCoDub on Twitter for updates. 

The novel he's been dying to read...

What better time to support Irish businesses while also indulging in some me-time? Pick her up something she will most definitely use from Gutter Bookshop's website. Over time, we've learnt that you can never go wrong with any book written by John Grisham. 

get personal...

If your dad's a big cheese lover (which every single dad seems to be), then this carved cheese board by Irish-owned family business Caulfield Country Boards is perfect for indulging.

Cheese Paddle Large, €33, Caulfield Country Boards

treat him to what he's missed most...

Mother Reilly's pub based in Rathmines will come to your door and pull a choice of Guinness or Heineken for €5.50 a pint - phone 01 497 5486 to place your order. They also have a full takeaway food menu, including a kids' menu.

a print of his favourite place...

As a result of the COVID-19, sport as we knew it was cancelled. The premier league was put on hold, rugby is preparing for games behind closed doors in the autumn but worst of all, The GAA's future is still uncertain. Remind your Dad of happier times roaring in a packed stadium with this print of Croke Park from Clover Rua. 

the gift of really great skin....

No matter what age your dad is, you're guaranteed he still fancies himself a bit. They all like to pretend they don't care what they look like and make no effort but in our experience dads are more into their skincare products than any mam we know. Kennedy&Co is the latest adventure for stylist-turned-TV presenter-turned-dancer, Darren Kennedy. A collection of five Irish-created products to support men in the pursuit of everyday style and individual expression. What's more, you can order online with express delivery or you can find the range stocked in pharmacies and even selected supermarkets nationwide. 

get comfy...

Fact: Dad's love to lounge. And if lockdown has taught us anything, it's that elasticated waistbands and comfy clothes are here to say. Up your dad's WFH wardrobe with a fresh set of pyjamas from Blu's PJs Box, a new Irish owned subscription box is delivering cosy nightwear every month – and it even comes with beauty bits and chocolate. Blu's Pj Box is a three-month, six-month or one-off subscription that puts pyjamas in the post for you on the 21st of the month, and the box is also packed with lots of delightful goodies.

Pyjamas Subscription, €18 a month, Blu's Pjs Box

a cup of joe for pappa joe...

While the Cloud Picker café on Pearse Street is closed, Frank and Peter are still roasting coffee and selling it through their online store at cloudpickercoffee.ieYou can also find some good deals on the Cloud Picker website, which is now offering home delivery. There’s 25 per cent off selected blends and free shipping on orders over 1kg. Monthly blend subscriptions start at €55, with monthly single origin subscriptions starting from €70. See cloudpickercoffee.ie.

a well-overdue haircut from cut & sew...

Let us guess, cutting your dad's hair at home didn't go as well as you had planned...luckily, you're his child so he still loves you but make up for the incident with a voucher for Cut & SewWith three locations throughout Dublin, Cut & Sew is a barbershop with a devoted following. Precision is the name of the game at each one of their barbershops so they're more than capable of fixing the mess your dad's hair is currently in. 

HAVE A TOAST...

Rascals Brewery in Inchicore is open Thursday-Sunday every week and serving up a great no-contact pizza menu for collection. There are four different pizzas available and you can preorder from 3pm every day, while collection is available from 4-9pm or until stocks run out. To order, call 01-538 2051 or 01-537 2752 and pay over the phone. You can also order beer for delivery or collection on the Rascals' website - beer will be delivered nationwide within 3-5 working days or you can collect from the Inchicore brewery. Vouchers for brewery tours are also available to purchase through the online store 

let him do what he does best...

If there's anything your dad loves more in this world than you...it's to barbecue. The people behind Asador and Prado, the Dublin restaurants which specialise in cooking over fire, have launched barbecue boxes that can be delivered to your door. There are two to choose from: the BBQ Box for €49 and the Deluxe Box for €75. Both include chicken wings, four burgers with buns and toppings, eight sausages, tabbouleh salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, garlic butter, chimichurri and a blue cheese dip. The Deluxe Box also includes two dry-aged ribeye steaks and a rack of barbecue ribs. Clear, easy to understand cooking instructions are also provided, and boxes can be delivered to any address in the greater Dublin area on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Order before 2 pm for next day delivery or – if you live close enough – collect your box from Asador on Haddington Road on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Order at www.asador.ie.

And IF ALL ELSE FAILS...

Socks: a homogenous gift, but one, if bought correctly, well worth the investment. Take Irish Sock Society. Understanding the true power of socks, their socks brighten up every and any occasion. From a boring business meeting to a wonderful wedding to lunch with family or a party with friends, there's a pair of socks your dad will love - and they'll spark more joy than a standard black multipack.

Sure Look It Socks, €9, Irish Sock Society

Main image by @kennedyandcogrooming on Instagram

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