With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate Dad or the father figure in your life. From the latest tech gadgets to affordable lunch ideas, here are some practical Father’s Day gift ideas to consider.
Satechi Eco Leather Deskmate
Gift Dad a practical Father’s Day present with the Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate. Crafted from quality Polyurethane (PU) leather, the Desk Mat can be used as a mouse pad, writing surface and more, while complementing a variety of modern desk setups. Its smooth, water-resistant surface makes cleanup a breeze and its durable design is safe to use with even the most sensitive wooden or varnished surfaces. Available in blue, brown and black. Also available in double-sided blue/green, pink/purple and yellow/brown from JB Hi-Fi for $59.99.
Curve stand by Twelve South for MacBook and laptops
Organise Dad’s study with this attractive laptop stand from Twelve South, which is made with MacBooks in mind. It’s aesthetically pleasing, while practical and will help reduce neck and back fatigue. You’re welcome, Dad! With MacBook accessories, design matters and that’s why you should place it on top of Curve. With its beautiful matte finish and improved ergonomic design, it is the ultimate partnership of style and functionality. The stand is available in black and white. RRP $89.95 for the Curve and $79.95 for the Curve SE.
PowerPic mod Wireless Charger by Twelve South
The PowePic mod Wireless Charger is not your ordinary charger. While it also acts as a stand for your phone, you can also customise it by adding a 4×6 photo or graphic. Simply remove the magnetic front of the lucite frame, add a photo and you’re done. You can use any portrait or landscape image to match your room’s decor. And if minimalist is more your vibe, it’s just as stylish as is. This charger is compatible with all wireless charging mobile phones (MagSafe, non-MagSafe, Android, etc) and can also be used to charge AirPod Pros. Dad’s study has never looked so organised and stylish with the PowerPic mod Wireless Charger. RRP $99.95 and is available in black or white.
AirFly Pro by Twelve South
There’s nothing more annoying when you’re flying than your pesky headphone cord getting caught on the armrest or when the person sitting in the window seat needs to get up while you’re watching a movie. If only you had a device that would allow you to Bluetooth your AirPods or wireless headphones and be done with the pesky headphone cord. Enter the AirFly Pro by the clever people at Twelve South. Dad is going to love this new device next time he flies. Learn more about the AirFly Pro. RRP: $89.95
A BagPack that folds down to the size of a small tablet
Looking for something practical to gift Dad? STM Goods – a leading Australian designer of innovative bags, laptop cases, chargers and pioneering tech products – lives up to its mission of being ‘Smarter Than Most’ with the highly anticipated launch of its ingenious inflatable protective BagPack.
STM’s BagPack is designed to be minimal, lightweight and can be easily compressed. It’s the perfect accessory for explorers carrying their digital goods. It includes a protective airbag, made from an inflatable TPU bladder, which provides superior laptop protection, maintains the bag’s structure and provides back cushioning. This packable travel tote is made of ruggedly durable yet feather-like 210D nylon and neatly folds into its own front pocket, condensing to the size of a large wallet, for seamless stowage. The BagPack comes in black and coffee, fits up to 16-inch laptops and weighs 500 grams. RRP: $109.95 AU
Shokz OpenRun Pro
Encourage Dad to get active while listening to his favourite music or podcast with these elite sports headphones from Shokz. The perfect headphones while running, cycling and general workouts, Shokz’s impressive OpenRun Pro, packs an enhanced bass, a 10-hour battery life, and a quick-charge feature. The headphones feature signature situational awareness for safety and Shokz’s proprietary bone conduction technology with an open-ear design that doesn’t block your ear canal. If you struggle with in-ear devices, these headphones are the perfect alternative. The OpenRun Pro ensures all-day comfort for intense endurance workouts. With an IP55 rating that weathers dust and moisture, OpenRun Pro are durable enough to withstand rainy runs, sweaty rides, or gritty conditions. It’s also equipped with a dual noise-cancelling microphone for crystal-clear calls. The OpenRun Pro retails for $269 and comes in black, blue, beige and pink and comes with a two-year warranty. Find your closest retailer here or order online here.
Belkin’s new BoostCharge Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank
Help Dad stay powered up and on the go with a fast charge for his iPhone, Apple Watch or Airpod Pro – simultaneously, thanks to a first-of-its-kind power bank! This powerful new Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K can charge an Apple Watch Series 7 or 8 from 0% to 80% in about 45 minutes, and its 10,000mAh of power can deliver up to 36 hours of video playback on an iPhone 14. And despite its powerful features, the unit is surprisingly compact and only weighs 250g. RRP: $139.95 available from Belkin and other leading Australian retailers.
Skullcandy Crusher ANC 2 Headphones
Skullcandy has released its all-new Crusher ANC 2 Headphones, the latest edition to the iconic Crusher franchise. The headphones take Skullcandy’s patented Adjustable Sensory Bass to the next level with the addition of Active Noise Cancelling, upgradable features, hands-free voice control and more, all for an unbeatable price of $399.95 RRP.
With up to 60 hours of battery life, rapid charge technology and customisable EQ modes, these headphones are perfect for tech-savvy audiophiles who crave an immersive audio experience. Lightweight and durable, these headphones boast design updates with comfortability in mind. Built with larger ear cups, an asymmetric yoke and a notch in the headband for improved comfort, ideal for all-day wearing. The headphones are also flat-folding and collapsible, packaged in a durable travel case, making them perfect for on-the-go use.
The affordable lunch option – Take Dad out for a burger
Inspired by the flavours of classic American diners, but with a Filipino influence, Burger Point – located at Sydney’s newest food and beverage precinct, Sydney Place – is serving up gourmet burgers along with loaded fries, buffalo wings and shakes. Treat Dad to a Boss Burger with house BBQ-glazed handicraft beef patty, lettuce, onion, American cheese, caramelised beet relish and boss mayo. Is Dad a spice lover? Then you might want to shout him the Mad Chook Burger with Southern Spiced fried chicken thigh fillet, lettuce, BP house slaw and jalapeno aioli. Finish the meal with the delicious Filipino dessert, Halo Halo. Burger Point Sydney Place is located at 180 George St, Sydney NSW 2000.
Spend your dough on Dad at Vacanza Pizzeria
Vacanza Surry Hills and Vacanza Bronte Road are doing Father’s Day the right way, with authentic Italian cuisine that’s perfect for the whole family to share. Dad can take his pick of Vacanza favourites, or the family can feast on Vacanza’s $44 Positano set menu for minimal thinking and maximum yum. Find out more here.
Treat your rooster this Father’s Day at Redbird Chinese
Redbird Chinese in Redfern is offering a special Father’s Day menu with a choice of set lunch menus for $88pp or $120pp. Not celebrating? That’s okay, as diners will still be welcomed with open arms to enjoy Redbird’s kitchen-as-usual menus for lunch or dinner as they perch in the early Spring sunshine or take a seat at the bar. Bookings are filling quickly, so get in quick, before the month flies by. Book your table here.
Celebrate Father’s Day at Chiswick
Take Dad out for lunch or dinner at Chiswick. Overlooking their kitchen garden and the luscious Chiswick lawn, share the food and share the love with the father figure in your life. Dad can rest his feet, sipping on a fine wine or smooth whisky, as delicious plates are passed between loved ones. For Father’s Day, Head Chef Taylor Cullen has crafted a special kids’ menu for $50 per child. Plus there will be menu specials available including tempura oysters and a grass-fed t-bone steak with duck fat potatoes. For more info or to book, head here.
Longshore Father’s Day tasting menu
From Friday 1st- Sunday 3rd September, Chippendale’s newest seafood restaurant and wine bar Longshore is offering a special lunch tasting menu for $120pp, inclusive of a welcome drink on arrival, a few snacks to start, and an entree and main of your choice. Bookings are available now via OpenTable
Father’s Day Toblerone 360g bar
This Father’s Day, Toblerone is making things a little bit sweeter, with the return of its limited edition ‘Father’s Day Sleeve’, accompanying its delicious and iconic Milk Chocolate Bar with Honey & Almond Nougat 360g. The limited edition ‘Father’s Day Sleeve’ brings together Dad’s favourite luxury chocolate and a unique card, all wrapped up in one, making Toblerone the perfect gift for all father figures this Father’s Day. It’s now available nationwide at leading retailers. RRP $12.
Dad will go nuts over the new Cadbury range
Just in time for Father’s Day, Cadbury has released the newest addition to its milk chocolate coated nuts range: Cadbury Milk Chocolate Deluxe Almonds and Cadbury Milk Chocolate Deluxe Hazelnuts. The new range features whole roasted nuts coated in a delicate layer of Cadbury Milk chocolate, and finely coated with rich cocoa powder. Very posh! Available nationwide at leading retailers. RRP $10. OG Fruit & Nut, Peanuts and Almonds are also available for the Dad who prefers to keep things traditional.
A dining experience at 6Head
Treat Dad to a dining experience that will allow him to indulge in the finest food and drinks with a million-dollar view. Enjoy a six-course bespoke tasting menu that showcases world-class beef and seafood, paired with a beautiful bottle of wine at Sydney’s renowned waterfront restaurant, 6Head. Purchase your voucher here from RedBalloon ($249 for two).
Spice Box from Lord and Lion
Does Dad love his spices? Then he’ll love a spice box from Lord and Lion. Each carefully curated spice box comes with Lord & Lion’s Signature Logo Cotton Tea Towel, Gold Spice Spoon, quills of organic Ceylon Cinnamon of the highest grade available globally and five simple-to-follow signature recipe cards to ensure customers experience these products as they were designed to be used. The Maharaja Spice Box and the Lankan Spice Box are Lord and Lion’s best-selling spice boxes. Both retail for $99.00. Boxes can be ordered online or are available at David Jones and other select high-end grocers.
Father’s Day at ARIA
ARIA’s Executive Chef Tom Gorringe has carefully curated a range of Father’s Day exclusive specials, including poached southern rock lobster with hand-cut linguine, kombu and tarragon, and a mouth-watering dry-aged Moran Family Farm pork rack. Aria’s tasting menu and à la carte offering will be available on the day alongside its world-class wine and beverage menu. An exclusive children’s menu will be available on the day for $70pp. Book your table here.
Traeger PRO 575 Grill
Does Dad’s griller need upgrading? Consider this Traeger PRO 575 grill with WiFIRE technology for Dad this Father’s Day. With its easy remote monitoring and control via the Traeger App, your Dad can cook perfectly delicious meals every time. And with its all-terrain wheels and TurboTemp technology, this grill is easy to move and quick to heat up. Plus, with the hopper cleanout, swapping pellet flavours has never been easier! Available at Barbeques Galore for RRP $1,599.
Take Dad out for a steak
The team from The Venew Group – Franca, Parlar and Armorica are offering Dad the opportunity to enjoy the perfect steak frites. With no lock-in menu, this truly is a fuss-free way to enjoy your day. A la carte menus and kids specials will allow your family to choose your own journey and enjoy Father’s Day your way. With speciality Wagyu and Grass Fed options from Verduno, each venue will hero the steak in a slightly different way.
Parlar: For one time only Parlar will offer a special Catalan style ‘Txuleta’ steak frites menu for $145 per person.
Franca: Sirloin 250gr, French Fries, Bearnaise au Poivre – $51.00. Additional specials on all day for rare breeds and interesting cuts of meat.
Armorica: All with choices of Bearnaise, Mushroom or Bone Marrow Butter.
- Rump Cap 250gr, French Fries – $39
- Sirloin 250gr, French Fries – $45
- Bone-In Tenderloin, Fries – $70
- Rib Eye 500gr, Fries – $130
We Are Feel Good Inc. Sticky Zinc Light Tint
Formulated using both physical and chemical UV filters, this broad spectrum Sticky Zinc SPF50+ is hardcore against the elements, but soft on your skin. Sticky Zinc SPF 50+ is formulated using both physical and chemical UV filters. It is broad spectrum and up to 4 hours water resistant. Does not contain PABA, parabens, oxybenzone or octinoxate and is Australian-owned and made. RRP $32.95
Travel toiletries bag
Gift Dad a Lust Minerals men’s toiletries bag, which features a zip closure and carry handle. This men’s travel case features an internal and external pocket and is designed to fit all the necessary items. RRP $44.
Dear John from LUSH
Dear John is a favourite in LUSH’s exclusive black-label edition. This fragrance was designed by LUSH founder, Mark Constantine as a tribute to his late father. The mix of citrus, woods and spices fills you with warm scents and a feeling of the familiar. RRP: 100ml $145
We Are Feel Good Inc. Good morning SPF 50 Daily Face Sunscreen Lotion
This signature sunscreen is a broad spectrum, non-greasy and up to 4 hours water resistant formula, which promises to protect Dad’s skin everyday. With added Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato Extract), Carnosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) and Squalane. Does not contain PABA, parabens, oxybenzone or octinoxate. Australian-owned and made. RRP $34.95.
MUSQ Farmbalm SPF 15
This nourishing SPF 15 rescue balm quickly calms inflammation and irritation while delivering a dose of long-lasting hydration and boosting the skin’s barrier protection. Hydration, healing and protection powers come courtesy of MUSQ’s signature Hemp Seed Oil, Lanolin and Honey, plus comforting Allantoin, Arnica and Chamomile. RRP $24.95
Dirty from LUSH
Dirty is LUSH’s best-selling fragrance. Dirty offers a fresh and cool spearmint scent that Dad is sure to love. Cooling current bursts from the bottle, scenting the skin with invigorating spearmint, peppery tarragon and woody sandalwood. RRP: $50 (30ml), $100 (100ml)
Single O and Silver Street Chocolate bundle
It’s the answer to Dad’s 3pm slump! Single O and Silver Street Chocolate have joined forces to create an irresistible limited-edition bundle for just $30. Featuring Single O’s renowned Kenya Kambingara coffee beans and Silver Street’s indulgent Uganda 68% Dark Chocolate, this bundle combines the best of both worlds for coffee and chocolate aficionados.
The new low-carb beer from James Squire
Does Dad love a beer? Then he’ll love this new offering from James Squire – Stride. This delicious low-carb pale ale is the latest innovation from James Squire, packed full of flavour and only 95 calories per bottle. You’re welcome, Dad! Available in a 6-pack and cartons at all good liquor stores.
Gift Dad the ultimate gin experience at Manly Spirits Distillery
If you’re looking for the ultimate gin experience, then look no further than a gin-making session at Manly Spirits Distillery. Enjoy the two-hour experience with friends while making your very own, one-of-a-kind bottle of gin to take home.
During the two-hour session in ‘The Stillhouse’ – a distilling lab for adults located in Manly Spirits Distillery – you will take charge of a beautiful mini copper still to develop and distil your very own 700ml bottle of gin. Plus, on the way out, you’ll receive $10 off a full-sized bottle of spirits purchased from the distillery. $190 per person plus booking fee (must be 18+)
NON the coffee aficionado pack
Is Dad a coffee lover? Then order Dad the limited edition coffee aficionado set from NON. The pack is specially curated to offer a unique sensory experience for dads with a refined palate and a spirit of exploration. This set, created by Proud Mary and NON, includes the innovative NON7 STEWED CHERRY & COFFEE drink, which delivers the taste of high-quality coffee in an exciting new way. Order the set from NON RRP $45.00
Sunbeam Origins coffee machine
New to the Sunbeam coffee machine family, the Sunbeam Origins all-in-one premium coffee machine offers unique easy-to-use features that contribute to its exceptional design and quality. It includes a fast integrated grinder with auto dosing, all-metal construction with diecast café commercial style rails, and Dual Thermoblock technology that is designed with two heating systems, allowing a simultaneous brew and steam, so there is no waiting in between, meaning coffee lovers can savour café coffee sooner. Not only that, Sunbeam Origins also offers a professional-grade stainless steel wand that steams milk to create velvety microfoam for flat whites, lattes, and cappuccinos, so coffee aficionados can look forward to embracing their inner Barista, in style. RRP $899
Sunbeam Iced Coffee Maker
Sunbeam’s Iced Coffee Machine is an easy device to help coffee aficionados brew a refreshing iced coffee in under four minutes and at a fraction of the price of a café-bought one. A cost-efficient gift at $99.95, the iced coffee machine delivers a flavourful iced coffee in three easy steps: filling with water, scooping in coffee and then brewing over ice – creating a great-tasting iced coffee every time. Find out more here.
Is Dad looking to purchase his first coffee machine or upgrade his current espresso machine? Then take a look at this range of machines from Sunbeam that have received five-star ratings from Canstar Blue.
Gift Dad a good read
There’s a book for every dad. And Penguin Books has compiled a handy list of books to consider this Father’s Day.
Sonos Era 100
The Sonos Era 100 is a remastering of the best-selling Sonos One featuring next-gen acoustics and design that deliver detailed stereo sound and deep bass. Era 100’s slim, modern design makes it a chic accent piece for any bookshelf, kitchen counter, desk or bedside table. RRP $399. Available in black and white.
VC 7 Cordless yourMax by Kärcher
Is Dad a vacuuming enthusiast? Great! Then he will certainly appreciate the latest offering from Kärcher – the VC 7 Cordless yourMax. Positioned as one of the quietest yet most powerful cordless vacuums on the market, the VC 7 is designed with all households in mind. It even has lights! It also includes a removable and rechargeable battery that offers up to 60 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning time per charge, removing the frustration of running out of charge mid-clean. The VC 7 features a three-stage filter system with a HEPA hygiene filter to ensure extra-clean exhaust air. RRP: $799
Gift Dad a RedBalloon gift card
Let Dad choose an experience of his own thanks to a RedBalloon gift card. RedBalloon offers a wide range of enriching experiences that Dad will remember forever, ranging from Hot Air Balloon rides to fine dining experiences there’s plenty to choose from allowing you to try new things and create stories together. Gift cards are valid sitewide on RedBalloon and are valid for 5 years. Purchase your gift card from $25 here.
A limited-edition grooming and games bundle from Jimmy Brings
A little crass, though expertly curated. Jimmy Brings are turning your “Oh no, I forgot to get something for Father’s Day” moment into a really crappy bundle. Poking fun at the novel amount of work that gets done while on (and around) a man’s porcelain throne, punters can collect a free, limited edition grooming and games bundle for Dad, when ordering the Father’s Day Bathroom Bundle via the app this month. However, you have to be quick. The Jimmy Brings Father’s Day bundle is only valid for the first 30 orders placed via the app.
The Wiseman Bourbon
With the Australian launch of The Wiseman – an exceptional bourbon all the way from Kentucky, USA – Aussies can now enjoy this impressive spirit meticulously crafted by Master Blender John Rhea. John is a 40-year industry veteran and distinguished Bourbon Hall of Famer who made a special comeback from retirement to craft this outstanding drop.
The Wiseman and The Wiseman Rye can be purchased here RRP $120 for the Wiseman and RRP $130 for The Wiseman Rye.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Is Dad a Whiskey and F1 fan? Then he’ll love this gift! As the first in a highly-collectible series of exclusive releases, the 700ml ‘McLaren x Jack Daniel’s’ bottle is only available in select markets globally. But don’t leave it too late as there are only 2,000 cases available in Australia. Available at Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, First Choice, Boozebud and other independent retailers for $80.
The Crash Shiraz
The Crash Shiraz is a high-quality, limited edition, McLaren Vale Shiraz aged in Starward Two-Fold Whisky barrels and is the very first wine range in Australia that states which brand’s barrels have been used. In developing The Crash, the Starward Two-Fold barrels have left pleasant and elongated notes of toasted oak, vanilla and spice, to compliment the full-bodied shiraz notes of blackberry and ripe orchard fruits. RRP: $30. Available at Liquorland and First Choice Liquor Market.
St-Rémy Signature shapes a new face for brandy by exploring new production processes while remaining respectful of St-Rémy traditions and the historical smooth profile, experimenting with a unique double maturation process. The first maturation in new oak casks delivers spiced notes, indulgence, and vivacity, while the second maturation in traditional casks balances the blend with roundness and sweetness.
The mature nose is underpinned with echoes of oak, and delicate vanilla aromas, layered with hints of ripe fruits and honey. The palate is rich in flavour, with subtle notes of wood and vanilla enriched with flavours of gingerbread, candied apricots, dates, figs and nuts. This complex taste is subtly spicy and offers a long finish. The perfect gift for the father figure in your life that appreciates good brandy. RRP: $65.99. Find a stockist here.
Tequila Don Ramón Platinum Reposado Cristalino
Tequila Don Ramón Platinum Reposado Cristalino boasts a soft and silky alcoholic sensation, with delicate notes of wood, vanilla, nuts and spices, with medium permanence in the mouth RRP: $86.99 Available at Dan Murphy’s
Johnnie Walker Black Label
More than just a gift, Johnnie Walker Black Label is a timeless celebration to share with your father or father figure this Father’s Day. Johnnie Walker Black Label is a classic blend of Scotch Whisky, with rich, smooth and smokey flavours that are as exceptional as that special man in your life. Best served neat, over ice or in a cocktail. RRP: $55 available from these retailers.
Setting it apart from other spirits on the market, Goodradigbee is Australian distilled and proudly uses local ingredients to create a unique high-quality taste of Australia in its products. For a limited-time-only, Goodradigbee has their bespoke Father’s Day labelled bottles available on any Australian Hardwood Malt Spirit or Tasmanian Blackwood Gift Pack and Glass packs. When making a purchase on the website, add ‘Dads’ as the coupon code.