The Father’s Day Gift Guide For Every Kind Of Dad

By Lauren Hunter
22nd Aug 2015

With Father’s Day looming, we’re going to help you solve that perennial question of what to get the old man who already has everything. Is it a whisky blending class or a GoPro Hero4 camera? A new Burberry Grained Leather Wallet or a double Lux pass to the cinema? 

It depends upon whether your dad’s the boozy- type, trendy-type, lover of gadgets or the great outdoors. Whatever it is that your Dad’s into we’re sure you’ll be able to find something here. 

The ‘Bonding’ Dad 

Nomad Voucher 

If your Dad’s a ‘whole BBQ snapper’ or ‘wood roasted suckling pig’ type, then inject a little bit of fancy into your dad’s day with a good old wine and dine at  Surry Hills restaurant, Nomad. There’s nothing better than tickets to a full belly on Father’s Day. 

Hoyts Lux Double Pass | $80 

If your Dad’s a self-confessed cinephile, this one’s a no-brainer. He won’t have to sneak food into the cinema with these passes, and he can bring Mum too! Double whammy!

Whisky Blending Class at Archie Rose | $115 per person 

Is your Dad a whisky-aficionado? Newly opened industrial-chic distillery Archie Rose offers a whisky blending class that will see your Dad claim the title of ‘master blender’ of his favourite spirit. Or at least he’ll think so *rolls eyes.*

The Boozy Dad 

Hardys Heritage Reserve Bin D654 Shiraz 2013 | $38.99 

For the Shiraz-loving dad this is deliciously full-bodied drop with hints of chocolate, pepper, mint and vanillin spice. If those sound like the kinds of flavours your Dad’s into, we say this one’s a winner. 

Grant Burge 2012 Balthasar Shiraz | $42.95

Here’s another Shiraz because, well, he’s a special Dad and we want to make sure you pick him the right gift. This one tastes like red-berries, cloves, dark chocolate and sweet spice. It’s all flippin’ delicious.  

Gentleman’s Hardware cocktail shaker | $54

Picture this: it’s a Friday afternoon and your Dad’s had a long, tiring week. He’s in need of a good tipple, or three. He then spies the Gentleman’s Hardware cocktail shaker you purchased him for Father’s Day in the kitchen and happily shakes himself a margarita, or three. Heed our advice: purchase this for Dad for Father’s Day and you’ll be wearing the ‘Child of the Year’ badge for a very. long. time.   

Vintec 35 bottle Wine Storage Cabinet | $750 

If you really want to treat Dad this year it’ll be with this super stylish wine storage cabinet, complete with temperature and humidity control to take caring for his wine to the next level. Not everyone can have an underground European wine cellar but your Dad’ll be halfway there.  

The Techy Dad

Sony SRS-X55 Speakers | $299 

For the dad that loves nothing more than to sit back on a Sunday afternoon and relax to his favourite playlist (the one we bet you adore). This sleek and stylish, yet powerful, Bluetooth speaker will mean he can take his music wherever he goes.

GoPro HERO4 Session | $579.95 

If your Dad had his VCR up in your grill every Christmas morning, birthday celebration and school assembly than the GoPro will change his life. It’s a tiny, light and waterproof piece of equipment that you won’t even notice is there!

Fujifilm Instax SHARE SP-1 | $309.00 

In an era when no one prints their smartphone photos anymore, your Dad will be stoked that he can. This clever little device will print your Dad’s anytime and at any location through a simple wireless connection, nifty. 

The Groomed Dad

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo | $22.95 

For the Dad that loves to take care of himself, shake up his daily grooming routine with a fancy, new shampoo. Infused with tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender, this product will put the vitality and lustre back into his hair, and lift his spirits. 

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner | $23.95 

You can’t just shampoo and forget the conditioner. It’s just not allowed. Don’t allow your Dad to make this dreaded mistake. This delectable conditioner goes hand in hand with its shampoo counterpart and will help prevent moisture loss in the hair follicle as well.  

Hanz de Fuko Quicksand | $29.95 

This is a part styling wax part dry shampoo and another perfect addition to your Dad’s grooming haul. It might also be another way to encourage Dad to change up that same hairstyle he’s been sporting for the last few decades. Either/or, this is will be an appreciated gift

Bed Head For Men By TIGI Pure Texture Moulding Paste | $28.95 

Small enough to pop in your Dad’s toiletry case without being confiscated at customs, this top-notch texture paste is an excellent travel companion for that image-conscious daddy. 

Simple As That Green Tea Matcha Mask | $29.95 

Treat your Dad to this luxurious face mask made from only matcha green tea and silica. The next day he’ll be sporting a super smooth and youthful complexion and won’t be able to wipe that grin off of his face. 

The Cool Dad 

Nespresso Inissia | $249 

Boost your Dad’s cool factor up another notch and give him the gift of brewing his own coffee on those mornings when he doesn’t have time to grab one.

Water Garden by Back to the Roots | $119 

Nothing screams ‘I did it before it was cool’ than with a closed-loop ecosystem that you can grow right in your very own kitchen. This mini aqua-farm (read: garden on top of a fish tank) is perfect for the greenie dad who loves gifts that give back.  

Ray-Ban Polar Round, Flash Lenses | $330 

Is your Dad a hipster? Is he the vinyl record, art gallery, polka dot socks and pushbike type? If the answer to that question is yes you NEED to get him these glasses

The Foodie Dad

KitchenAid Diamond Blender | $299 

For the green smoothie enthusiast (or cocktail lover), your Dad will love being able to chop, mix, puree and liquefy with this super blender that won’t leave a single ingredient unscathed.

Sodastream Power | $199

If your Dad’s more of a bubbles kinda guy, give him the gift of transforming any liquid he desires into a fizzy carbonated drink. You just can’t go wrong with that. 

Le Creuset Oval Casserole | $389 

There are certainly a few dads out there who find zen in the art of serving up a hearty, homecooked meal. Fuel his inner Jamie Oliver with this vitreous enamel, sand-cast iron casserole dish—we imagine you’ll benefit from this gift too!

Pamper Hamper Penfolds & Reidel Red & White Wine Gift Hamper | $215 

If the way to your Dad’s heart is via top-of-the-range wine, this Pamper Hamper is the way to go. Inside are a Penfolds Merlot and Chardonnay, four classy stemless wine glasses, and a few other little treats (green olives, quince paste and peanuts) to make it that extra special.

The Fashionable Dad 

Master & Dynamic MH30 Leather on-ear headphones | $430 

Hands up if your Dad wears chinos and expensive blazers—you know he’ll be the type of man to appreciate these sleek, leather on-ear headphones. Let him rock out in style. 

Oroton Transit Companion | $445 

It’s not a man-bag, it’s a satchel. If your Dad’s the kinda guy who knows the difference it might be worth getting him a really nice one for Father’s Day, just to say ‘thanks Dad, you’ve got style and I love it.’ 

Burberry Grained Leather Wallet | $337 

Tell your Dad to throw out that old thing he’s been carrying around for who knows how long.  He needs an upgrade so you better make it Burberry. Crafted in Italy, this classic black item has two note compartments, eight cardholders and two slip pockets. 

Timberland Adventure 2.0 Cupsole Chukka | $239.95 

Makers of those ‘all-the-rage’ wheat suede boots have done it again. These trendy, more refined versions feature comfy padded collars, white polished outsoles and come in five different colours— the hard part is just picking which one your dad will love.    

The Outdoorsy Dad 

The North Face Diad Pro 22 Pack | $99 

We know there are some dads out there who love more than hiking to a secluded spot and camping out in the open without running water and electricity for an ungodly period of time. If this sounds like your Dad’s cup of tea, this ultralight, 22 litre backpack is what he needs for his next adventure.  

Blunt Umbrella | $79

Whether it’s for a trip to the big smoke or a hike through the bush, stormproof your Dad with the Blunt Umbrella, a redesign of the traditional wet weather instrument that can resist winds up to 117km/h. 

Frank green Smart Cup | $34.95

There’s so many things to love about this Smart Cup: aside from the fact that it’s BPA-free and non toxic, its thermoplastic exterior will keep your dDad’s coffee hotter and for longer. A handy gift that he can feel good about too. 

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