The Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Ever get stuck on what to buy for your husband for Father’s Day? You could give him a loving card hand-written by his kids (imagine a 3-year-old drawing his father with 3 heads), but why would you be that mean? Nah, we’re kidding. Hand-made cards and breakfast in bed are THE BEST pressies for Dads, but why not compliment them with something a little extra-special so that the father of your amazing offspring can feel all the love? 

We know some men are difficult to buy gifts for, and since we can’t get them soft toys, make-up or jewellery, we activated our masculine side of the brain, did a little asking around and came up with a list of the best Father’s Day gift ideas. 

Cubs & Co. Personalised Cap

Cool dads love caps - and the place to get them is Cubs & Co. This Sydney-born boutique brand has super stylish snapback caps in a range of designs, but for a unique and personal gift, you can create your own signature cap especially for dad. These top-quality, functional caps come in four adjustable sizes and are unisex, so the whole family can mix and match!

Use the promo code ellaslist or go to to receive free standard shipping on orders of two or more hats. Offer ends 21st August to ensure postage before Father's Day.

New Dad Kit

New Dad Kit

If you have a newborn at home, chances are you also have 'baby brain' and can't think of what to get the doting daddy for Father's Day! But fear not. For a unique gift on the special day, the New Dad Kit is just the thing. This quirky yet practical box of goodies includes treats to keep him going including parenting essentials like chocolate, coffee and sparkling wine. There is also a cheeky organic foot-rub cream to use on the new mum and a to-do list so he doesn't miss a beat. It's the perfect Father's Day gift for a new dad.

BridgeClimb Ultimate Climb Experience

BridgeClimb Ultimate Climb

The brand new BridgeClimb Ultimate Climb launches on Sunday 6th September, making it the perfect Father’s Day gift for thrill-seeking dads. The Ultimate Climb conquers the entire length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and back again, for the first time ever! With the best view in Sydney, 134 metres above the harbour, new highlights include Milson’s Point, Lavender Bay, McMahons Point, Luna Park, North Sydney Olympic Pool and Kirribilli. As well as bragging rights and an unforgettable experience, dad will receive a printed photograph, BridgeClimb cap and certificate of achievement.

Koko Black Native Chocolate Collection

Koko Black

Take a box of chocolates to the next level with this super fancy selection. Australian chocolate artisans Koko Black have a brand new unique collection that celebrates native ingredients and botanicals. They have reimagined these indigenous superfoods into combinations like finger lime, green ant and burnt butter cream; whipstick wattle and roasted coconut; macadamia and spotted gum honey crumble; and lemon myrtle and candied cucumber. The Koko Black Australian Native Collection includes chocolate blocks, block gift sets and divine gift boxes.  

Subscription Boxes

Fathers Day Subscription Boxes

For whatever your dad is into, give him the gift that keeps giving! There's nothing more fun than getting a parcel in the mail every single month, packed with surprise goodies. For home baristas, Coffee Selectors curate Australia's finest, artisan roasted beans. Bookabuy creates handpicked personalised reading journeys for bookworms. Lovers of liquid amber can set out on a craft beer journey with Beer Cartel. The Knobby Undie Club will send him a new piece of cool, comfy underwear each month, and the Dollar Shave Club will keep his grooming routine on point.

Apple AirPods Pro

apple airpods

A staple in every men's toolkit for life, a pair of quality headphones make the world of difference to his day-to-day activities. Does he commute to work? Love to run? Need to block out the outside world for a while? The latest, state-of-the-art Apple AirPods Pro Bluetooth headphones give the most immersive listening experience for music, ebooks, podcasts, sports coverage - whatever he is into! The nifty wireless headphones are sweat- and water-resistant and also comes with a wireless charging case. We have it on good authority that these will be on most Father's Day wishlists.

Braun Series 9 Shaver

Is Dad a cut above the rest? Treat him to the Braun Series 9, the world’s most efficient electric shaver: the 5 shaving elements capture more hair in one stroke for a flawless shave. This foil shaver provides you with both a close and gentle shave, without compromise. The electric razor glides over skin and is suitable for wet or dry shaving. Buy it for $499 from the Shaver Shop (on sale from $749).

Fathers Day Bean Kit

Magic Bean Gift Pack

This is a gorgeous, unique Father's Day Gift all the family will love! The Magic Bean Kit grows, well, beans... BUT each one is laser-engraved with a different message like Protective, My Hero, Strong, and DAD, POP, GRANDPA or just I ♡ You! Four double-sided beans (including your choice of personal bean) with a picture on one side and word on the other come in an awesome ecoPot, accompanied by a mini spade & rake duo, watering nozzle and calico gift bag.

A Nice Bottle Of Whisky

Unless your other half has started this year with a quest for sobriety, you can always satisfy his taste (sorry, thirst) with a bottle of good-quality whisky. This year our pick is the Glen Grant Arboralis. Hailing from Rothes, Scotland, Arboralis is a signature Single Malt Scotch Whisky inspired by nature, that celebrates the distillery’s 180-year history. Arboralis translating to “light from within the trees”, is aged in former bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casts that are sheltered by tall, ancient trees lining the Victorian gardens of The Glen Grant Distillery. (Buy it from BWS here, RRP $60.99)

 This will guarantee that the cocktail hour (was it 5 or 7 pm?) is back in your house.

A Bluetooth Speaker

"Hey Google, what should I get Dad this year?" Check out the JBL Link Portable speaker (on sale at Big W right now) which delivers bold, dynamic 360-degree sound for up to eight hours. Keep the music going with easy Wi-Fi or Bluetooth streaming in any room in your home. With the Google Assistant, make music requests, access Spotify, YouTube Music and Apple Music and listen without interruptions. The JBL Link Portable Bluetooth Speaker is on sale at Big W for $99 (save $130.95).

Ultimate Key Organiser

Ever wondered why you seem to have married a janitor? Men just love to carry a ton of keys – we've found a stylish solution though! It’s also the one that your second half will fall in love with. Keybar is a multi-tool for all sets of keys, which allows you to organise them neatly in one flat compartment. KeyBars are available in aerospace grade CNC'd aluminium, titanium, even carbon fibre, and in a variety of cool designs. They also have the coolest feature – a built-in bottle opener! Did someone say WOW?

Multi-Tool Wallet


Let your man channel his inner survivalist and buy him a wallet that Rambo – or Bear Grylls – would be proud of! The Dango Wallet range is designed for the outdoor enthusiast who loves to have his tools easily accessible. There are loads of functions built into these slim wallet chassis, including hexes, paracord cutter, nail pryer, knife, saw and even a phone stand. There is also a space to hold all the credit cards and passes, as well as sweet pictures of Dad’s family.

Vinyl and T-Shirt Combo

No self-respecting man would choose pressing play on Spotify or their iPod when they could have the analogue pleasure of slipping that needle precisely into its shiny black groove. Vinyl records appear to have become a bit of a hipster thing, but for a man of a certain age, a vinyl gift will make him all nostalgic and win you some serious brownie points. Browse The Sound of Vinyl, Record Store or If in doubt buy him some vintage vinyl from the year when he was born. You can add a vintage T-shirt of the same band and make it a combo.

An Unforgettable Experience

If your Dad isn’t into material things, you can serve him up a day (or half-day) of his dreams. Whether it is a hiking trip to the mountains, skydiving or canyoning experience, a cooking masterclass (pizza or Thai?), or a relaxing day of pampering and sauna at the retreat, only the sky (and your budget) is your limit. Check out RedBalloon for awesome Father's Day experiences.

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