The ABCs of Father’s Day Gift Giving
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show our father figures some love! Now, if you’re already feeling the pressure of what to buy a man who claims to neither want nor need anything, worry not – we’re here to show you that picking out the perfect gift for Father’s Day really is as easy as ABC.
A is for Alcohol
If your dad’s preferred way to unwind after a long day is with a glass (or two) of vino, he’d undoubtedly appreciate a bottle of Ta’ Betta’s finest Antonio Manoel or Philippe Villiers red wines, or a bottle of Delicata Wine Estate’s Gran Cavalier Chardonnay from DUFRY.
Shopping for a whisky drinker? While you can also go for a safe yet solid option, such as a Jameson, you can also treat your father figure to something a bit more special this Father’s Day. From the richly indulgent Chivas Regal 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky to the more exclusive Talisker Single Malt Scotch whisky, travellers will be spoiled for choice at DUFRY.
Want to kick your gift up a notch? Within the Butlers section inside our WHSmith outlet on Level 0, you’ll find everything from wine and cocktail glasses, cocktail shakers and even a make your own gin set to open up a world of mixology for fathers who enjoy crafting their own cocktails, experimenting with flavours, shaking up classic recipes or just impressing guests with their bartending skills.
B is for Bags
From small messenger bags to sleek briefcases, every dad-on-the-go needs a functional yet stylish companion to carry their belongings. Compact reporter bags are the latest trendy essentials to hit the shelves at Saltwater, and we’re absolutely loving these khaki and navy models by Tommy Hilfiger.
For a business professional who can’t go without a bag with a laptop compartment, look no further than Samsonite’s new collection of well-crafted backpacks and briefcases, made from high-quality materials that can withstand daily wear and tear. Our top picks are Samsonite’s PRO-DLX 6 Briefcase and the minimalistic Litepoint Laptop Backpack, which are both equipped with a padded laptop sleeve and ample space to accommodate other essentials.
While we’re shopping for business professionals, we thought that these inspirational page-turners are equally worthy of a mention in this gift guide. From international best-selling author James Clear’s Atomic Habits, which reveals how to break bad habits and build good ones, to Eckhart Tolle’s more philosophical The Power of Now, which focuses on living in the present, you’re sure to find your dad’s next favourite read at our Agenda Bookshop outlet.
C is for Clothes
Keep your style-conscious father figure looking sharp with some new fashion pieces for his summer wardrobe from our Saltwater outlet at Departures. Let’s start with the classics – polo shirts are a timeless staple in any man’s wardrobe, providing a polished yet casual look that can be dressed up or down, while breezy cabana shirts also seem to be making a comeback this summer. Then complete your dad’s summer wardrobe with a pair of swim trunks, some smart shorts or a stylish packable gilet.
D is for Deals
When you’re shopping for your father, stepfather, father-in-law, grandfather, and all other important male figures in your life, you’re bound to rack up quite the bill when shopping for Father’s Day gifts. Keep an eye out for the red Special Offer label at DUFRY if you’re travelling over the coming days to get your hands on some great gifts at even greater prices.
Currently, you can purchase Hugo Boss’s HUGO Dark Blue and Paco Rabanne’s Paco eau de toilette sprays at 40% off, for only €19.95. Montblanc’s Individuel and Legend Night fragrances are also on offer, with prices slashed by up to 30%.
If you’re shopping for a gin lover, stop by DUFRY’s gin section and benefit from the Buy 2 & Save 20% offer on Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin, which is made with bittersweet Seville oranges. You can also benefit from in-store discounts of up to 20% off on the Tanqueray, Tanqueray No.10 and Bombay Sapphire gin varieties until the end of June.
E is for Electric Shavers
With advanced features like multiple cutting blades and adjustable settings, electric shavers have become a must-have grooming tool for men. At our pharmacy on Level 0, you’ll find a wide range of quality body grooming sets, cordless electric beard trimmers and rotary shavers, which will help your father figures maintain a well-groomed appearance from head to toe.
F is for Face Care Products
The importance of proper skincare goes beyond gender stereotypes and using quality products on a regular basis is important for men to maintain a healthy complexion, protect their skin from environmental damage, and slow down the signs of aging. Help your father figure establish a good routine by checking out DUFRY’s selection of face care products for men that he can start using to cleanse, moisturize, and nourish his skin.
G is for Glasses
With both Father’s Day and summer fast approaching, why not splurge on a good pair of sunglasses that you know he’d never take off? If you’re not sure how to pick out the right style of sunglasses to buy, ask the team at our HEBE outlet on Level 0 or inside the Departures Hall for advice on what frames, lenses and materials will best suit your father figure’s needs.