Father's Day (on Sunday 4 September, FYI) is once again creeping up on us, meaning it's time to find a thoughtful Father's Day gift that Dad will actually use and love—meaning no socks, jocks, or cheesy kitchen gadgets that gather dust.
We know that dads come in all varieties (dog dads included) so we've rounded up some top picks to shop on Amazon to make Father's Day gift shopping a breeze this year.
For Sporty Dads
A perfect addition to the patio (or office) to improve his accuracy on the green, this sloped golf mat has automatic ball return so Dad can squeeze in some practice shots without having to chase his inevitable misses.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Watch
If Dad’s getting serious about running, this smartwatch is an epic Father’s Day gift that’ll keep him motivated all while blasting the tunes to soundtrack his trots. The Forerunner 245 tracks stats while learning all about his performance, running form, training history and goals, and also offers access to free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach.
Luckylaker Portable Fishing Sonar
Give Dad the leg up on his next fishing trip with this handy sonar device that can detect fish, weeds, sand and rocks in various fishing settings. The 200KHZ sonar transducer is attached to the monitor with a 25-foot cable, and it works up to 100 metres in depth (so he has no excuse for coming home empty-handed).
For Foodie Dads
Dad’s Sunday roasts and barbecues are about to get serious… This advanced infrared thermometer gives quick readings up to 300°C, with a laser for precise aiming, and it also comes with a probe for internal readings (hello, perfect steaks).
La Hacienda BBQ Pizza Oven
We love a Father’s Day gift you can reap the rewards of too, and this accessory that turns Dad’s beloved barbie into the perfect blisteringly hot pizza oven definitely qualifies. It has a removable stone for crispy bases, a temperature gauge to remove the guesswork, and can be used on all types of barbecues. You’d better get him a pizza peel while you’re at it…
TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack
The perfect Father’s Day gift for serious sauce enthusiasts, this gift pack includes a bottle of the classic Truff Hot Sauce, Truff Hotter Sauce, and the seasonal White Truff Sauce. Each flavor is made from an intricate blend of ripe red chili peppers, truffle, organic agave nectar and savoury spices, and the variety pack offers loads of variety that will have Dad feeling like a connoisseur in no time.
For DIY Dads
Take Dad’s DIY to the next level with this precise laser measure that can take measurements of length, area and volume with a range up to 25 metres. If he’s working on bigger projects, there’s also an option that measures up to 50 metres.
Stoggles Round Safety Glasses
If you can’t bear to see Dad don those high school chemistry-style safety glasses again, gift him these stylish safety glasses that look good and will keep his peepers protected. With impact-resistant polycarbonate top and side shields, blue-light and UV blocking filters, and an anti-fog coating, he’ll feel like a million bucks (and won’t look like Walter White emerging from the garage).
Fanttik Mini Electric Screwdriver Set
If Dad’s always complaining that he doesn’t have the right screwdriver to complete that project, look no further than this nifty number. Perfect for crafty little odd jobs, electronics, and basic repairs, this electric screwdriver set can be used with high-speed electric rotation, or as a manual screwdriver as needed, and comes with 24 magnetic bits for those finicky jobs he’s been dragging on forever.
We can all benefit from a little retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C in our beauty routine... Dad included. This skincare set is perfect for a Father's Day gift, with its glycolic acid cleanser, facial moisturiser and eye cream to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, under-eye puffiness and dark circles. The set is suitable for all skin types, and made in Sydney.
Aesop Bain de Bouche Mouthwash
Upgrade the old man from Listerine to this insanely bougie everyday item for the bathroom cabinet. It's by Aesop, so you know the alcohol-free formula smells/tastes incredible, and the glass bottle brings big vibes.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Pura Eau De Cologne
A new fragrance is always a safe bet for a Father's Day gift, and this classic EDC has notes of bergamot, Seville orange, hot pepper, cedar, jasmine, moss and white musk that Dad will love spritzing on the daily.
For Nerdy Dads
Because LEGO never gets old… this Father’s Day gift will have Dad building The Razor Crest from over 1000 pieces of LEGO, with five collectible characters, including The Mandalorian and the Child, included in the set. The shuttle’s cargo hold has opening sides that double as access ramps, a dual minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and more authentic details that big Star Wars fans will go wild for.
TOPRCBOXS S2 Mini Drone
This compact entry-level drone captures 1080P video and aerial photos, so Dad can really step things up with the content on your next family holiday. The remote offers real-time viewing with automatic take-off, landing and recall, altitude hold and three speeds making it the perfect beginner drone for those who are a little… technologically challenged.
Logitech G G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
Give Dad the boost his gaming sessions need this Father’s Day with the gift of this epic, high-functioning gaming mouse. The pro-grade, ultra-fast and reliable piece of equipment will see him scoring serious points thanks to its 11 hyper-sensitive buttons, insanely low weight and long-lasting battery.
For Dog Dads
Because there are only so many times you can throw that ball… this blaster does the hard work to keep your pup entertained, launching tennis balls 50 feet with an easy hands-free reload (so you can stay slobber-free).
Crazy Dog T-shirts Graphic Tee
If the dog dad in your life is loud and proud, this t-shirt is the perfect gift for him to wear out on walks. The lightweight ringspun cotton is super soft and comfy, and sizes range from small to 3XL.
Every dog dad’s wondered what his pup gets up to all day, so give him the pleasure of his own canine reality show with this comfy dog mount for your GoPro cam. The camera can be back- or chest-mounted, and the padded harness is fully adjustable for dogs between seven and 54 kilos.
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