Saturday 22 October 2016

Smart spender: Top deals and offers for Father's Days

It's father's Day on Sunday so Caitríona Redmond rounds up some gift options for those who haven't yet bought the socks...

Published 16/06/2016 | 02:30

Pizza party. Photo: Stock
Pizza party. Photo: Stock
Carton House
Time for adventure. Photo: Stock
Christopher Reeve in the original Superman

Superhero scents: Why shouldn't a father have the scent to match his super powers? Penneys have limited edition bottles of eau de toilette in 75ml size aimed at the superhero in your life.

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The neck of the Superman scent is imprinted 'Man of Steel', and the Batman scent is imprinted with 'Dark Knight'. At a price of just €9 per bottle, it's a budget gift that can easily be bought with pocket money. Available while stocks last, you'll find this scent in the 'Primarket' section of the popular department store nationwide. for more information.

Socks and gowns

If you're looking for a gift for a grandfather, Marks and Spencer have you covered with some socks for the "Greatest Grandad In The World", and they're priced at €4.75.

For the greatest Dad, how about a boxing contest style dressing gown? Costing €40 and made of fleece with the embroidered slogan on the back, it's sure to make the Dad in your life smile. Both of these products are available from Marks And Spencer, see for availability.

Socks are one of the greatest fallback gifts for Dads I've found, so why not buy your Dad the ultimate pair of socks? While they are on the pricey side for socks (prices start from €11), 1,000 Mile Socks are the best that you can buy. They come with a dual layer which prevents blisters and are made from a wicking material which prevents feet from getting sweaty. These socks are also compression standard which means that they delay feet from getting tired. 1,000 Mile Socks are the secret weapon of long-distance walkers and runners alike. You'll find these socks in Elverys Sports, 53 Degrees North, and specialist sports shops.

Pizza party

Milano's are celebrating on Sunday by offering a starter and main course selection for €13.95 and children will receive free 'My Dad The Hero' mask colouring packs to keep them occupied at the table. See for further information.

Time for an adventure

Ditch the slippers and head over to Carton House in Kildare for a 4x4 off-road driving experience with an experienced instructor. The off-road adventure takes place on the last Saturday of each month (subject to availability), lasts between 1 hour to 90 minutes, and costs €75 per person if booked online from

The same company also offers aerial adventures from its purpose-built aerial trekking trail (high ropes obstacle course) located in Courtlough, North County Dublin. Paintball, archery, climbing wall, zip line, and a 13-metre freefall are also on offer. Prices here start from €35 per person, see the website above.

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