These gift ideas are way better than a Bunnings Voucher! (We promise.)
Whether it’s pairing local booze with a cheese board, some delectable snacks, or having a brew with a good book or record — this year, we want to help your dad disengage from the chaos (turn off the news) and unwind.
You might be tempted to grab a gift for yourself after feasting your eyes on these fantastic finds, most of which are from Melbourne small businesses.
Strap in, and get your wallets ready!
Cheese, Wine and Pottery Pack from Maker & Monger ($210)
Or their Victorian farmhouse cheese platter (from $45)
Get your hands on one of these 30cm M’Steel Wok’s ($140) from Phillip and Lea if he considers himself somewhat of a chef.
If your dad is the outdoorsy type, surprise him with a 10 inch 4 Quart Camping Oven ($230) for when he’s able to go outside again — we’re looking at you, most of Australia.
Cheese and booze: the perfect combo for dad. You can score this Romeo Lane x Harper & Blohm Cocktail Pack ($80) or their La Sirene Farmhouse Red + Brilliant Savarin ($37.45) if you want more of a taster.
Support Aboriginal business, with this Indigenous-owned label Taka ($90), because who doesn’t want gin made out of plants?
Or some hot sauce from Mabu Mabu ($10.50), the Aboriginal eatery-slash-pantry that’s celebrating the diversity of Indigenous Australian food.
Keep the dad jokes coming with these Gizmo Gifts novelty products. From emergency underwear to 100-dollar note toilet paper, HOW TO F**KNG SWEAR AROUND THE WORLD CARD DECK and … most appropriately — these Worst Gift Ever Socks (all $19.95).
If he’s a music guy, he’ll love these Bowie record coasters ($21.95) or Queen 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle ($30).
If you’re looking for more of a practical gift for a book-worm type dad, we also have you covered. Opt for this Mighty Bright Pocketflex Book Light from Readings ($20.95).
This KIKKERLAND Bedside Pocket from Wilkins and Kent is perfect for dads that need a “tech cleanse” or some extra storage space.
Get the party started at home with this Copper and Marble Cocktail Tool Set from Fok & Stuff ($89.95)
If you want something truly unique for the highly cultured dad or just want to make a statement, get your hands on this Shichirin Round Japanese BBQ Stand ($295) or Tamaki Sushi Making Set ($65) from CIBI.
Dad can receive a full bottle of gin at his door every two months with carefully selected labels from the Gin Society. (Membership is $95 bi-monthly.)
If your dad is a coffee snob, he’ll adore St. Ali’s Coffee Subscription (from $18). Choose from pods, roasting blends or even filter coffee!
Keep dad warm during the tantalising seasons with this Passport Sox 5 Pack in pretty much every colour ($31.46) from the Hemley store.
Bless dad with the power of sound this Father’s Day. Audio Influence has this stunning Marshall Acton II Voice Speaker With Amazon Alexa ($499), or you could go for the SIVGA Audio Phoenix Dynamic Driver Overear Real Wood Headphones for something a little suaver.
You can’t go wrong with a weighted blanket. Gift dad a literal bundle of joy during a time of intermittent lockdowns with the Ecosa Weighted Blanket ($240).
Co-lab Pantry sources produce from Victoria’s gourmet butchers, farmers and grocers, so you can #supportlocal and stock his pantry for any foreseeable lockdowns.
Design Stuff has everything you need to pamper your luxury-seeking dad, including TOOLETRIES The Face Scrubber ($20).
Not to mention the LEXON Oblio Phone Station Wireless Charging / UV Sanitiser for the tech-obsessed ($169) and The Harvey Toothbrush and Razor Holder ($30) for the cleanly father.
This year Father’s Day might involve FaceTime, having some beers in the park, or (if you’re one of the lucky ones) firing up the barbie with him in person.
However you choose to celebrate your old man, we wish him a swell time.