Father's Day 2020 has arrived - after a year that has been challenging on many levels for lots of us. The last year has seemed, in a way, to have both whizzed by, and, bizarrely, crawled along - all at the same time!
This Father's Day, there is zero pressure on anyone to buy lots of gifts or presents - spending lovely time together is the best present any dad would want at the moment, especially our grandfathers, who perhaps have been cocooned away from their family for the last few months.
However, if you're on the lookout for a little something to get dad to mark the occasion this year, I've rouned up out some smashing options that will hopefully work for most dads and their grooming needs.
If dad is more of a moustache man, this is a lovely little grooming gift for Father's Day. Whatever his style, this wax is the perfect tool for sculpting and tailoring his moustache. Made with a natural blend of beeswax combined with argan oil and shea butter, this subtly-scented moustache wax makes looking sharp a breeze! Percy Noblemans Moustache Wax, €12.99 from pharmacies and Boots stores nationwide.
For an electrical shaver that gets faces smooth in a jiffy and on the go, check out this handy helper. It is designed to shave with a multi-directional pattern. Other features include LED display, 90-minute charge, travel lock and it's also 100pc waterproof, letting you shave in the shower on mornings when time isn't on your side or use with wet goods including gels and foams for sensitivity and comfort. Remington F9 Ultimate Foil Shaver, €129.99 from electrical stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Buying scents for other people can be a bit tricky, can't it? Aftershave is perhaps the go-to Father's Day present for a lot of us, so how do you pick the right one? A good start is to figure out what kind of scent your dad likes for himself - does he go for a spicy, citrusy or woodsy type? If he likes a fresh, woodsy scent, this aftershave will be a winner. This has a base note of sandalwood, and a top note of apple and mandarin. Boss Bottled Infinity, €68 from pharmacies nationwide.
For any dads sporting beards this Father's Day, why not gift them this luxe beard-styling cream? With a soft and moldable texture, it is ideal for all-day beard control and style definition. Enriched with vegetable oils, the formula nourishes and conditions the beard for a soft but non-greasy touch. Lightly scented with Acqua di Parma's signature woodsy, citrusy scent. Acqua di Parma Beard Styling Cream, €30 from Brown Thomas and Arnotts, brownthomas.com and arnotts.ie.
Cedrat is an ingredient that was originally used to make candied fruit and liqueurs in France, and is prized for its distinctive citrus scent. If dad is a fan of super fresh, clean, lemony-scented aftershave, he'll love this. By the way, it works as a lovely unisex option, too! Loccitane Cedrat EDT, €52 from pharmacies nationwide.
This a light, non-sticky fluid moisturiser is perfect for dads who want to look after their skin health. It eases signs of fatigue around the eyes and reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. It's also suitable for contact-lens wearers. NUXE Men Multi-Purpose Eye Cream, €19.50, from pharmacies nationwide.
Happy Father's Day to all our dads!