Father’s Day is just around the corner (it’s September 6th in case you needed reminding) and with everything 2020 has thrown at us, there’s never a better time to give one of the most important people in your life a much-needed pick-me-up.
To make sure you stay in dad’s good books this year, we’ve put together an epic list of products that will no doubt put a smile on his face this weekend.
For the tech-loving dad
MAISON de SABRÉ AirPods case - $79 - Dads who can’t get enough of their Apple AirPods will no doubt love this personalised, full-leather MAISON de SABRÉ case to store them in.
Nokia 5.3 - $349 - Available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Amazon, Officeworks, The Good Guys and Big W - If you’re looking to splash a bit of cash on dad this Father’s Day, the new Nokia 5.3 is said to be the ultimate device for dads who love snapping pics, as it has a quad camera and AI features. It also has a 6.55” display is perfect for watching his favourite series and it claims to have a two day batter life.
Jabra Elite Active 75t headphones - $329 - Available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Amazon, Officeworks & Jabra.com.au - If your dad is a fitness buff, these headphones will become his most prized gym buddy. They’re dust and sweat resistant and they have up to 28 hours of battery life.
Raven 300 Head Torch - $199.98, currently on sale for $85 - Known as the ‘ultimate 'dad' accessory, this head torch will no doubt come in handy for camping trips this summer.
Belkin Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition - $129.95 - Available from Belkin and Apple - This wireless charging dock doubles up as a wireless charging power bank so your dad will never be stuck on the go without battery again.
Clothes dad will love
Ellwood Basic Crew - $69.99 currently on sale for $49 - The warmer weather may be on the way but this modern grey jumper is perfect for a chilly night out in the garden.
Barney Cools Cap - $39.95 - This cap will make dad feel like the coolest bloke on the block.
Deuce Clift Sneaker - $159.90 - These low-top leather sneakers are bound to get you in dad’s good books. they feature a cap toe, rubber sole and traditional lacing.
Infamous Swim boardies - The men's range starts at $79 and boys from $55 - Designed in Melbourne, these quick drying nylon boardies are the perfect gift for beach-loving dads. Infamous Swim also have kids designs so they can match with dad.
Volley Deuce High - $99.99 - These cruelty-free trainers are described as being built to take you from “your corner hotel to your favourite festival”.
Peter Alexander Father’s Day Collection - Comfort is key in 2020, and if you dad is a gamer, then look no further than this Sonic The Hedgehog matching PJs set from Peter Alexander to surprise him with.
Beauty buys for dad
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood - 50ml for $345 - For the dad who has it all, this Tom Ford Eau de Parfum will make his day. It contains notes of rose wood and cardamom and a smoky blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood and vetiver.
David Beckham Bold Instinct- 75ml $49, currently on sale for $35.99 - What dad wouldn’t want to smell like legendary footballer David Beckham? Bold Instinct is the latest fragrance from David Beckham’s range and is inspired by his motto of following your intuition and making bold decisions that are right by you.
The Salt Box Sports Soak - $29.95 - For the dad who could do with some pampering, this blend of zechstein magnesium chloride flakes, with natural eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils is perfect for use pre or post workout.
The Aussie Man range - From $10 - $144 - This brand new Australian made men’s skincare company has launched a new range of organic line. They use natural ingredients such as seaweed, pineapple, cucumber, and papaya. All products are handmade in Australia and they are 100% vegan, ethically sourced and cruelty free.
For the dad who has it all
De’Longhi La Specialista - $899 - Treat your dad this Father’s Day with the ability to make homemade barista quality-coffee. This machine allows you to choose the right strength, dose and grind to suit your palate.
VistaPrint - From custom mugs with you and your dad’s faces on them to photo books, wall calendars and personalised T-shirts, there’s bound to be something dad will love here.
Anaconda Aqua Marina Pure Air Inflatable - $ 499, currently on sale for $299 - There’s nothing like taking to the open water in the summer on a paddleboard to clear your head and this one is on sale at the moment. The inflatable board is a great entry level to stand-up paddleboarding and is easily deflated and compactible so it doesn’t take up too much space.
The Comfy wearable blanket - $39.99 - You can’t go wrong with a wearable blanket this Father’s Day. It’s the perfect gift for dads who like to be cosy all day long and it’s available in a wide variety of colours and seasonal patterns.
Tint - $329 - Tint is an Australian brand that provides next day paint delivery (plus all the accessories). It’s DIY painting, but just the fun parts. They’ve pulled together a Father’s Day isolation bundle, featuring everything needed to prep and paint a space, including 10l prep paint, 10l wall paint, large accessories kit and an extension pole.
Esdesk standing desk - $139 - If your dad is still working from the kitchen table since we all began working from home, this standing desk converter will put a smile on his face. He can turn the kitchen table or breakfast bar into a stand-up desk with ergonomic dimensions for his hands and eye-line.
Koko Black - Nothing quite says ‘I love you dad’ rather like chocolate. Why not get your dad a personalised chocolatier's selection gift box (9, 16, 25 pieces). You can add a message and have it delivered to him. Prices start from $24.90.
Kogan Cookmaster 2-in-1 Outdoor Fire Pit Bowl - $89.99 - Not only will this fire pit bowl be a winner for entertaining guests but it also features ambient moon and star cutouts. It includes an easy-to-clean BBQ grill grate, a poker and spark screen.
Oysters and champagne - Nothing screams ‘decadence’ more than two dozen freshly shucked oysters, washed down with a bottle of Veuve. East33 will deliver both of these to Sydney metro areas, making you look super organised and thoughtful, even if you’re only a last-minute planner. You can even use Afterpay to spread the cost out a bit.
For your dad’s liquor cabinet
Whisky Loot - Three month subscription starting from $177.00 - Every month your dad will receive three new whisky tasters (60ml each) straight to his doorstep to try from around the world along with tasting notes and distillery history. You can choose from three, six or 12 month subscriptions.
Moët & Chandon Moet Grand Vintage 2012 - $110 - Available from Vintage Cellars - For a special tipple to add to dad’s drinks cabinet, look no further than this robust vintage champagne from Moët & Chandon. Described as ‘seriously sparkling’ this is the perfect drink for the dinner table this weekend.
Ponting Wines & The Hamper Emporium - Legendary former cricket player Ricky Ponting, of Ponting Wines, has teamed up with The Hamper Emporium to launch a series of six luxurious hampers, just in time for Father’s Day. Each one includes one or more of the selection of wines from Ricky’s wine range, along with a range of nibbles from around Australia. The hampers range from between $89 - $239.
Melbourne Cocoa and Patient Wolf gift pack - Melbourne Cocoa has teamed up with gin distillery Patient Wolf for this perfect Father’s Day gift pack. It contains dark chocolate, Patient Wolf gin and Capi sparkling dry tonic. You can even write a custom card to attach with the box for your dad. It costs between $80-$85 per pack.
Tamar Ridge Pinot Tasting Pack - $270 - Sign dad up to try out some wines from one of Australia’s best pinot noir regions. The tasting pack includes two bottles of their 2018 Pinot Noir, two bottles of the 2017 Research Series Pinot Noir, one bottle of the 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir and one bottle of the 2017 Single Block Pinot Noir. You could also enrol him in a Pinot MasterClass ($240) which includes six bottles of wine and a place in a virtual class on Wednesday 2nd and 9th September where attendees will be taken through guided tastings and wine chat with Tamar Ridge head winemakers Tom Wallace.
Royal Doulton Earlswood Decanter Set - $349 currently on sale for $139.60 - Who doesn’t love a swanky decanter to show off in their home? This set includes not only the stunning decanter but also six matching tumblers. The decanter can also be engraved with your dad’s initials.