The Best Father's Day Gift Ideas
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.
A synergy of eco-friendly technology and sleek design, gifting the father of your kids an e-scooter will get him inside the palm of your hand forever. Plus, it will help him come home from work or friends’ catch-up fast enough to take over kids duties! With speeds up to 50km/h (on average: 25km/h), e-scooters are the perfect gift for any adrenaline junkie who always seeks to go faster.
Monvelo has e-scooters for $130 on eBay (RRP $350)
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?
Depending on the model, they cost from $60-$150.
Let your man channel his inner survivalist and buy him a wallet that Rambo – or Bear Grylls – would be proud of! Dango Tactical EDC Wallet (or any other model of a multi-tool stainless steel & carbon fibre slim wallet) was designed for the Australian outdoor enthusiast who loves to have his tools easily accessible. There are over 14 functions built into the slim wallet chassis, some of which are: 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.
Entertainment Subscription (Movies Or Audiobooks)
Does Dad have a commute to work, or need some help winding down in the evenings? An audiobook subscription could help make his commute a little more interesting, as he listens to the crime novel that he's been meaning to get around to for yonks. If he's less into books and more into big screens, a Netflix or Stan subscription is a sure-fire way to keep him happy on the train.
A staple in every men's toolkit for life, a decent pair of quality headphones will make the world of difference to his day-to-day activities (especially with all of those audiobooks he's going to be listening to now!). Perfect for a workout, run, cleaning the cars or doing something DIY-related that requires minimal distraction, a pair of noise-cancelling, wireless headphones might just be the ideal Father's Day pressie.
Personalised Photo Book
One of the most treasured Father’s Day gifts is surely a photo book with lots of Daddy-as-the-main-hero-of-the-clan pictures and a nice story starring Mum and the kids to go along with it. It may be a little labour-intensive, but it’s completely worth it for the enjoyment that both Dad and the kids will get from it for years to come. Once you’re on the art of photo collage, you can add a cute coffee mug with his picture and a funny caption too.
This is a gorgeous, unique Father's Day Gift for all the family to enjoy. It comes complete with an ecoPot and the magic beans that Dad can plant and grow together with the kids. There is also a super unique feature – each bean is laser-engraved with a different message (you choose them upon purchasing the set) – Protective, My Hero, Strong, Dad, or simply I ♡ You!
$28.95, available here.
Vinyl & 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 eBay or JB Hi-Fi for the latest releases, or if in doubt – buy him a vinyl with the records from the year when he was born. You can add a vintage T-shirt of the same band, and that makes it a combo.
Gin Or Whisky & Book On The Art Of Cocktail-Making
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 (go for the Japanese ones) or gin. Make sure it is of a decent age. You can pair the booze with a book. The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey by David Haskell is an excellent choice, or you can go for any cocktail-making guide from the bookstore. This will guarantee that the cocktail hour (was it 5 or 7 pm?) is back in your house.
An iconic Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky is $95/bottle. Melbourne Gin Company’s bottle is around $80.
Book 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 sky (and your budget) is your limit. C
Check out redballoon for awesome Father's Day experiences.
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