Young, old, loud, or quiet – there is just no one like Dad. Whether you are thinking about your paternal Dad or your partner and parent to your children, the pressure is always on to get that perfect gift. The trouble is, how do you find the right gift to honour such a presence in your life? Well, just as each Dad is different, we have worked to find thoughtful, unique and useful gifts that will surprise and delight and let you retain your title as Best Gift-Giver in your family. Now, as Dads often like to say, “let’s hit the frog and toad” and get on with our Father’s Day gift guide.
For the fit Fathers
Private Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro
If your Father or partner holds a special place for golf, then this is an experience that you will not want to miss out on. RedBalloon has been creating memories for families for years, and they even offer a Private Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro. This lesson takes place at Albert Park Driving Range, and for a whole hour, Jamie McCallum will provide hands-on coaching so they will walk away with a personalised plan to enhance their game. Sometimes on Father’s Day, one of the best gifts is to send your man out the door so he can get outside and do what he loves – and if that is golf, then this is the gift for you.
The Private Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro at RedBalloon is $140.
Medifit Strength and Recovery pack
Practising strength and recovery should be a part of any routine, but that doesn’t mean Dad has to carve out a lot of time to make that happen. The Medifit Restore Roller is effective at releasing tight and sore muscles and enhances overall mobility. The Active Loop is the perfect accompaniment, with so many exercises utilising the loop to achieve better joint mobility. Medifit is an Australian business that is driven by a mission to equip people with the tools and accessories required to take control of our bodies. We also love the branding and colours of the Medifit products, as all too often fitness accessories can be an eye-sore to have around the house, so equip Dad with a stylish Meditfit Strength and Recovery pack.
The Active Loop is $20.99, and the Restore Roller is $49.99.
For the health-conscious Father
Step One underwear
Okay, how can underwear be the right gift for a health-conscious Dad? Chafing is a common issue for men who are active, and when not addressed it can become painful and lead to more time on the bench. Step One underwear has a huge cult following, providing a comfortable, breathable fit due to the organic and sustainable bamboo viscose fabric. The innovative “UltraGlyde” panels which sit between the thighs work to reduce the friction, as well as a 3D elastic crotch. For Dads covering great distances, these jocks will have them feeling light and supported. Oh, and there are some fun colours and prints available.
A pair of Step One trunks retail at $33.
Cell Squared Organic Grass-fed Beef Liver Capsules
A convenient and effective way for Dad to get the nutrients his body deserves from one of nature’s most powerful superfoods. Known as ‘Nature’s Multivitamin’, liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, containing high amounts of vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron, folate, and more. Multivitamins are not only for people with deficiencies, they can also be an incredible preventative measure and a way to boost your diet with benefits to your physical health and mental clarity. Not convinced? Here’s what liver and Cell Squared Organic Grass-fed Beef Liver capsules offer a healthy immune function, muscle growth and development, gut and digestive system health, improved mental function, healthy skin and hair, endurance and recovery and overall well-being.
The Cell-Squared Organic Grass-fed Beef Liver capsules retail at $49.95.
For the foodie Dad
Australian Native Food Harvest Book
For the practical Dad who loves to cook for the family, Koori Heritage Trust has you covered. The Australian Native Food Harvest by Julie Weatherhead is a guide for the passionate cook and gardener, offering practical advice for growing, harvesting, and using Australian native plants in the garden and kitchen. Cultivating a native garden at home is a great way Victorians can support our natural environments, so get Dad on the job!
The Australian Native Food Harvest Book is put together in South Australia by Koorie artists and craftspeople as well as our broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who call the South East of Australia home.
The book retails at $50.
Mabu Mabu Master Grill Set
If in doubt, a grill set is usually a safe bet for Dad, and this might be one of the most bougie ones we have seen so far. The Mabu Mabu’s Master Grill Set is an indigenous-owned business and is made in small batches by their team. These native and tropical flavours are great for BBQs. Dad will love this incredible set of flavours which includes:
- Saltbush – use it as a meat rub or in the slow cooker
- Island Marinade – a rich blend of dark soy, ginger and garlic
- Organic Sriracha – a spicy blend made from fermented chillies
- Pineapple Hot Sauce – a zesty hot sauce that also makes for a great salad dressing
- Chilli Paste – extra hot with buttery macadamias
The gift set retails at $70.
For the travel-hungry Dad
Saros Bar & Dining at Sebel Moonee Ponds
Who says you need to get on a plane to take a break and gain a new perspective? No one enjoys a staycation like a Melbournian, with many incredible hotels and diverse accommodation experiences scattered throughout the city. If your Dad or partner prides himself on being the first to try a new restaurant, bar or hotel, then you will want to gift him the experience of trying out Saros Bar & Dining and Sebel Moonee Ponds. The European-inspired tapas and wine menu are perfectly paired with the unique and sophisticated interiors of Saros Bar & Dining. Enjoy an intimate meal in the New York-style booths, and treat Dad to an overnight stay at Sebel Moonee Ponds so he can linger even longer and enjoy a night of luxury in a bustling part of town. If Dad is an Accor Loyalty member, he can get exclusive benefits when dining at Saros Bar & Dining.
You can view the Saros Bar & Dining menu here.
Red Paddle Co Coolbag Backpack
It cannot be understated just how valuable a good backpack is, making travel as frictionless as possible. The Red Paddle Co Coolbag Backpack is watertight, airtight and leakproof, and – you guessed it, there is a cooler function. This allows Dad to keep his food and drink hot or cold for longer, no matter the weather or location. The cool bag backpack from Red Original makes planning a family BBQ, surfing with friends, or hiking solo, taking food and refreshments trouble-free. Choose from mustard or grey and fill it with some beers this Father’s Day. There are also loads of travel accessories and outdoor equipment to check out at Red Paddle Co.
The Coolbag Backpack retails at $225.
For the tech-toting Dad
Curve for MacBook / Laptops by Twelve South
WFH is the norm for professionals all over Australia, which means an efficient setup is absolutely essential. Now before you think of the latest cords, connections and devices, start with a quality Curve for MacBook/laptop stand by Twelve South. This is going to (literally) elevate your working space with beautiful white or black stands adding a modern edge to your workspace. There are also ergonomic benefits to having your screens at an optimal eye level. Treat Dad to a new piece of desk candy which will have him wondering how he survived without it. Oh, and Dad doesn’t have to be an Apple user to enjoy this laptop stand, as the size is ideal for other operating systems.
The Curve for MacBook/Laptops retails at $89.95.
Aluminium Stand Hub For iPad Pro by Satechi
Whether you are travelling or at home, there never seems to be enough chargers on hand. What’s more, the iPad is often the afterthought and rarely charged when you need it to be. The Aluminium Stand Hub for iPad Pro is the solution to this all-too-common family issue, and Dad is going to love having a dedicated charging solution for the iPad. This is a popular product by Satechi for its duality and features, including 4K HDMI (60Hz), USB-C PD charging, USB-A data, SD card readers, and an audio jack port. It has all the capabilities of a desktop with the convenience of a tablet and we love that you can now have a space to charge the iPad so it’s always ready to go.
The Aluminium Stand Hub for iPad Pro retails at $99.95.
PowerPic Mod by Twelve South
Wireless phone charging feels like the next frontier, and it is incredibly convenient when it is situated by the bed or in your office. We’ve looked around and the PowerPic by Twelve South has to be the sleekest design, available in black and white to suit Dad’s aesthetic. The lucite-framed PowerPic mod can be positioned vertically or horizontally and is even customisable with any 4×6 photo or room-matching graphic, which is a perfect way to get photos of the family around the home. If Dad is always on the hunt for a phone charger he can now have the peace of mind to know that this one is all his, and will never clutter his space or look tatty hanging from the table like a traditional phone charger does. We predict that this gift will be a huge hit!
The PowerPic Mod retails at $99.95.
For the sentimental Dad
Personalised books from Wonderbly
Personalised gifts are always the ones that stand the test of time, treasured for years to come. Wonderbly has been recognised as the Children’s Publisher of the Year for the quality and creativity of their personalised books, and the process is so easy. Simply choose a store that resonates with your Dad, and you can personalise parts of the story to reflect your children’s names and the personal characteristics of your family. There is even a Father’s Day ‘occasion’ category so you can choose the best story, personalised to your family.
These personalised books start at $54.99.
There is something so luxurious about monogramming, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive or traditional exercise. You can monogram keyrings, wallets, cardholders, folios and other accessories for Dad this Father’s Day. You can also get them in different colours and fonts to suit the personality of your Dad – minimalist or maximalist. The Daily Edited has become a leader in the monogrammed space and seems to be one of the few providers who offer accessories for men.
You can also choose the hardware that best suits your accessories so if Dad has a preference, then The Daily Edited can offer that flexibility. We especially love the Key Chain and AirPods Case.
The Key Chain is $59 and the AirPods Case is $59.