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Father's Day 2017: Last minute gifts made in Northern Ireland

There is no-one quite like your Da, he doesn’t ask for much but he deserves everything.

So if you've left his gift to the last minute and you don't want to buy him the same old tie/sock/power tool, here is a few locally-produced gift ideas to show him he's the best.

1. A Bearded Candle Makers Candle

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The Bearded Candle Makers Michael and Mark.

Granted, Dad and candles don’t go together like salt and pepper but these candles will introduce Dad to a world he never knew he would want to be part of.

The bearded duo, Michael and Mark, shy away from traditional scents and experiment with unexpected aromas such as whiskey, coffee and turf to create handmade candles that bring the scents of Northern Ireland to the world.

2. Morelli’s Ice Cream

Morelli’s Ice Cream.

Unlock Dad's childhood memories as he is sure to recall some enjoyable days out that involve Northern Ireland’s most famous Italian ice-cream, Morelli’s.

The Morelli family has a rich history in Northern Ireland having made delicious ice cream here since 1911.

Why not treat Dad with a surprise a trip to one of its stores this Sunday?

3. Bushmills Irish Whiskey - Black Bush

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Black Bush Whiskey.

Bushmills has been producing the world’s finest whiskeys for over 400 years and is one of the first distilleries in the world to make both single malt and blended Irish whiskey.

We suggest serving up a Black Bush Old Fashioned and impressing Dad with your knowledge of local whiskey. Available at various off-sales and online.

4. Better Gym Membership

The new Olympia Leisure Centre.

He's been threatening to get in shape for ages, so maybe you need to give him a push.

Better Gym has 14 leisure centres across Belfast, including its newest state of the art facility, Olympia Leisure Centre and Spa.

All of Better’s centres have a range of membership options and Dad can enjoy training at the gym, taking a splash in the swimming pool or trying something new, like tennis.

5. Lunch at Tony and Jen’s

Tony and Jen's on the Lisburn Road.

The way to Dad’s heart is through his belly and Belfast boasts more than a couple top brunch spots and an absolute must is Tony and Jen’s on the Lisburn Rd.

Established in 2015 after running as a pop up shop, this little gem is now a thriving restaurant which is built on the ethos that food has the power to make us look and feel awesome, inside and out.

Dad will feel special not only because you’ve paid for brunch but because you’ve recognised his body is a temple.

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