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James Street’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

By Jessica Pridmore
26th Aug 2014

Looking for the perfect idea for a Father's Day gift is more often that not, a match made in shopping misery. You swear to yourself you'll find something he'll actually like this year, and winding up stressed out, with a gift that's a bit blah.

If the thought of endless hours trawling department stores to find a gift for Father's Day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, don't fret. We've got you covered!

The geniuses down at James Street in Fortitude Valley have just released their brand new James St Gift Card that can be used in more than 130 stores along the street! From restaurants to bars, clothing, health clinics, and home ware stores on James Street, top up your gift card with as little as $20, and your dad will be spoilt for choice this Father's Day, picking something he actually wants for once! Talk about taking the pressure off.

Still not convinced? Here's our round up of some of the best stores on James Street your dad can spend his cash-loaded gift card at, no matter what floats his boat. You'll never be left scratching your head trying to think of a Father's Day gift idea again!

For Dapper Dads

For the sartorially inclined papa, Richards and Richards offer customers a plethora of oh-so-stylish European threads to lust over. From luxury sportswear to fashion forward suiting accessories, dads with a cashed up gift card will be hard pressed not to pick up a gem here.

Definitely not just for the ladies, camargue have just dropped SS14 bassike menswear in-store! This is the store to pick up perfect fitting tees and cashmere wardrobe staples.

Let no gentleman's wardrobe be complete without the perfect pair of jeans. Pistols At Dawn is the master of custom-made denim, showcasing individually tailored styles to suit every individual. And we're guessing dad's denim could use an upgrade?

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For Gadget Dads

For some serious gadget street-cred, Bang and Olufsen is your go-to for all your contemporary gadgetry. Your dad will be one clued up dude flashing his James Street Gift Card here.

Greenhouse is full to the brim with quirky finds Dad will love. Here you'll find artisan and design conscious pieces for your home, kitchen, pets, and kids.

For Foodie Dads

Stuck for foodie-ideas for a Father's Day gift? Any foodie worth his Himalayan rock salt knows about the glory that is Scrumptious Reads. The food-themed bookstore is home to all the classic cookery books, plus a bevvie of cult classics to-be, all available to you, you savvy gift card shopper.

Like a candy store for us (not so) grown ups, The Nut Market is home to—you guessed it—a whole lot of nut products, but also chocolate coated yummy things, and, randomly, tubs of marshmallow fluff! We're yet to meet a Dad who doesn't swoon over a bag of salted cashews.

One bite of a Jocelyn's Provisions cupcake is all it takes to become a lifelong addict fan. Pick up your fave sugary fixes and whack it on your James Street Gift Card. It's the ultimate guilt-free shopping treat.

So put down the 2-pack of sports socks, step away from the golfing paraphernalia, and don't even think about buying that pyjama set with matching briefs; if you want to earn some serious brownie points, you're onto a winner on James Street this Father's Day.

Father's day Gift Ideas James Street Gift Card

TUL Note: Today's List Love post is proudly sponsored by James St and endorsed by The Urban List. Our sponsored posts will never be a secret - the List Love seal will be stamped on any sponsored material you see on the site. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible.

Image credits: Geoff Zabell,  The Curator Collection

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