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13th Jun 2017

A quick and easy gift guide to shopping for Father’s Day

The pressure is on.

JOE

Brought to you by HEINEKEN Ireland.

Get it right and you could be “the Favourite!”

Father’s Day is a challenge. It’s hard enough to get him something he’ll actually want but there’s also the sibling rivalry to worry about.

Make no mistake – this is just another round in the battle to be his favourite child. You know it. Your siblings know it. And your Dad knows it! So step away from the sock section in Penneys and get ready to seriously up your game.

shopping for Father’s Day

Getting the perfect present is just another chance to leapfrog your brother or sister in your Dad’s affections. Or, if you’re already the golden child, it’s a chance to crush any challenge and maintain the top spot.

So what are the best things to get your Dad for Father’s Day? We’ve come up with a few suggestions to suit every kind of Dad.

The Muso Dad

Gig tickets are always good. Old school acts like Depeche Mode and ZZ Top may be sold out but get yourself on Ticketmaster and see if any of his favourites acts are coming to town. U2 have a big audience in the Dad demographic so why not surprise him with a collector’s edition of “The Joshua Tree” album on vinyl for €139.95 or CD for €89.95.

Or you could turn his outdated stereo into a wireless sound system with the Chromecast Audio for just €39. It means you transform his old boombox into a set of speakers to listen to Spotify or other music streaming sites.

The Beer-Drinking Dad

Does your Dad enjoy having a cold beer with the football or sampling the latest World Beer? Well, you can currently pick up a great deal on the HEINEKEN world beer range at SuperValu.

shopping for Father’s Day

They’re offering four for €10 on Cute Hoor, Tiger, Paulaner, Zywiec and Affligem so there’s something for every Dad there. You can even get them in special Father’s Day 4-pack holders with personalised gift tags.

On top of that, why not quickly become his favourite son/daughter by picking up some ingredients and cooking up a storm, maybe something that will pair particularly well with whichever World Beer you bought him? Sorted!

The Sporty Dad

Treat the golf fan in your life to a gift voucher from mygolfpro.ie and they can get lessons from the best PGA pros across the country or use it to buy golf equipment. Either way, they’ll be happy out.

Is your Dad a football fan? Regardless of what team he supports, he’ll enjoy the insights in “The Secret Footballer: What goes on Tour” for €11.95. He’ll also love these retro Ceefax mugs that immortalise his favourite team’s classic moments from Ceefax updates for just €11.30.

The Active Dad

Is your Dad an outdoorsy type or a fitness fanatic? Why not get him a Fitbit to help him track his progress. You can pick up a Fitbit Flex for around €90 or spend up to €220 for more advanced options like the Fitbit Blaze.

shopping for Father’s Day

If your Dad’s a real action man, why not book him an outdoor activity like canoeing, mountain biking, rafting or sea kayaking. You could even make it a day of bonding between the two of you, inching you further towards the Golden Child territory!

The Gadget Dad

The Roku 2 streaming player will let him binge watch all his favourite shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime on his TV. For only €100, he can easily stream movies, TV, live sports, news or music from his phone.

If your Dad’s always stuck in a book, why not get him an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for €120. Or if he’s more of a hands-on man, the Fixr 20 Tools in One might be just what he needs and it’s only €22.

This Father’s Day, give the gift of Beer and Food with a personalised 4-pack of Cute Hoor, Tiger, Paulaner, Zywiec or Affligem from your local SuperValu store and become “the Favourite!”

HEINEKEN Ireland’s Beer and Food campaign is designed to help people find the best food and drink combinations. For more information, check out the SuperValu website or pick up a recipe leaflet in-store. Please drink responsibly. 

Brought to you by HEINEKEN Ireland.