The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide
Given the universally accepted truth that dads are notoriously hard to buy for, shopping for Father’s Day can be a stressful experience. Every year, exasperated gift givers seek last-minute solutions deep within the tie racks and underwear sections of department stores, trying to remember their dad’s size or preference between spots and stripes. Fortunately, this year is different. Our Father’s Day gift guide is brimming with meaningful gifts, unforgettable experiences, and memorable getaways to spoil each and every kind of dad.
While some dads struggle to spread Vegemite on toast, others can whip up a six-course degustation and a croquembouche for dessert without even breaking a sweat. If this sounds like your dad, then he will appreciate any new addition to his kitchen arsenal. Treat him to a handy kitchen appliance like the Sunbeam Mixmaster or a dozen bottles of red wine to serve with dinner. Throw in a personalised apron and he will be thinking of you every time he wipes the tears from his eyes (from the onions, of course). If he has all the latest kitchen gadgets why not send him and his partner to an upscale restaurant in your area.
If your dad prides himself on his ability to assemble flat-pack furniture, hang (and re-hang) photo frames or build a ceremonial gazebo, then he is probably a DIY dad. These men are known to have a well-organised garage and more drill bits than they know what to do with. Show you care by getting him that cordless tree lopper he’s always wanted or keep him busy with a new project like a DIY window and door awning cover.
Tech Savvy Dad
Despite the fact that my father still types with two index fingers, other dads are light years ahead when it comes to mastering technology. If your dad is a self-confessed tech head, there are a number of ways you can indulge his obsession. Help him stay glued to his smartphone with a wireless charging phone case or give him a new toy to play with like a virtual reality case.
Adrenaline Junkie Dad
Dads with thrill-seeking pastimes are proof age is but a number, much like cheese that’s a day past its expiry. If your old man has already ticked skydiving and bungee jumping off his bucket list, try something a little different like wake boarding or clay target shooting.
If the main man in your life is a passionate golfer, you can safely assume that you will constantly be competing with a set of clubs for his love and attention. Concede victory to the game this Father’s Day by spoiling your dad with a golfing holiday to Wollongong or the Mornington Peninsula and, with accommodation for two, you could be the lucky one he chooses to go with. Let the bribing begin!
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Caitlin is currently engaged in a life-long battle of asking for things without tomato. Her hobbies include seeing live music and guessing middle names.