If you’re still stuck on ideas for what to get dad this Father’s Day, we’ve got you covered with this selection of gifts that should work for every kind of dad.
A super smooth spirit for your super smooth old man. Aviation Gin is distilled using a proprietary maceration recipe of eight distinct botanicals, to create a medley of soft flavour led by citrus. With delicious lavender and citrus notes in a creamy-rye spirit base, this Aviation Gin is equally enjoyable on its own or in a lip-smacking cocktail. Owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, who wouldn’t want to add this celebrity-approved spirit to dad’s home bar cart? Aviation is here to add some mileage (taste wise) to your G&T’s. Available for purchase in Australia via Dan Murphy’s, BoozeBud, First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars, and all good independents (RRP $79.99).
For whisky lovers, you can’t go past the iconic and universally acclaimed Johnnie Walker Black Label – a timeless classic blended Scotch Whisky. A premium gift to give back to the special men in our lives who already give so much; Black Label is a gift all father figures will love. Sweetness with a hint of smoke, can be served neat with ice or in a Highball of your dad’s choice, for the perfect combination of smoke, fruit and fizz. An outstanding whisky, Johnnie Walker Black Label can be appreciated at home when entertaining friends or family and will certainly be well-received as a gift for Father’s Day. Available at liquor retailers nationwide or can be purchased here (RRP: $45.95).
Republic of Florence
For something a little different, you could pick dad up a hand-crafted Italian leather bag from Republic of Florence designed for the Australian way of life. From briefcases to backpacks, duffle bags to toiletry bags, Republic of Florence provides stylish, hand-crafted, high-quality essentials that are made to last a lifetime. The premium Italian leather is vegetable tanned, using only natural tannins. A great choice for dad is the Sette Brown Leather Dopp Kit – a luxury leather toiletry bag with a loop for easily carrying or hanging on a hook. Featuring a simple and classic design, the Sette luxury leather toiletry bag will keep you refreshed on your next trip across the state or overseas. With two inner pockets and one external zippered pocket, your essential items will stay organised on the move. There’s a carry handle on the side which makes it easy to carry this bag when you’re heading off for a shower. The external zipped pocket is ideal for keeping your valuables dry. It’s perfect for storing your keys too. Available from here.
Give Dad the gift of health with supplements from Synext. Contrary to competing products that only include one ingredient, Synext is an Australia first NAD+ compounding formula supplement that takes advantage of the synergistic effect of fifteen key ingredients. Ideal for those wanting to take control and better their health in more ways than just one, Synext is the singular supplement with major internal and external benefits that supports your daily routine and maintains the functioning of healthy bodies, skin and lifestyles. Key benefits of taking Synext include: Supports energy production; Maintains cardiovascular health; Supports blood capillary health; Relieves inflammation. Available online and in-store Australia wide, Synext combines an array of active ingredients that activates the AMPK pathway of the body to trigger a series of positive cellular activities.
Skullcandy Push Active
Perfect for the outdoorsy dad are the Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless In-Ear Headphones – the newest true wireless model. These come armed with hands-free voice control, flexible over-ear hooks and superior water and sweat-resistance. They are the ultimate audio partner for any active adventure. You can also share audio with a friend in real time, activate your assistant, customize your earbud controls, trigger your phone camera to take the perfect selfie and more. With true wireless via Bluetooth® (v5.2), up to 44 hours of total battery life, secure noise isolating fit and premium audio quality, you can’t go wrong. The Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless Sport Earbuds are available for purchase online or via JB Hi-Fi (RRP $179).
Mini Truff Hot Sauce Pack
For dad’s that like it spicy, he won’t be able to resist this Mini Truff Hot Sauce Pack. Featuring four 43g TRUFF mini’s in the og flavour profile, this gift pack is one way to make sure dad is doing right by all his takeaway (adding extra hot sauce of course). The Mini TRUFF is the same great blend of ripe chilli peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle, and savoury spices. These 43g bottles are perfect for carry ons, handbags and meals on the go! Available for purchase online or via David Jones (RRP $49.95).
For the image-conscious dad
For the dad that likes to look after himself, you can’t go wrong with this Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit. Using dentist technology, the blue spectrum helps to activate the White Glo Advanced Whitening Serum to accelerate the removal of stains, yellowing and discolouration. Available from here (RRP: $59.99). Or get him the Hanz De Fuko Hair Oil – the perfect ratio of four essential oils made to eliminate dry, frizzy hair with exceptional softness and natural shine. Available here (RRP: $23). PMD Clean Body is another great option – a first of its kind daily use body care device that features three interchangeable attachments to cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your entire body daily. Get it here.
Australian headwear brand, ooGee, will help dad combat harmful UV-rays in style and comfort with their innovative range of crush-resistant hats using a proprietary textile innovation called Flexibraid®. Lightweight and durable, Flexibraid® technology interlaces natural fibres and yarns into one single, continuous braid, and combines flexible ‘shape memory’ filaments that maintain the structural integrity of each hat regardless of wear time, lifestyle, and storage conditions. Providing UPF50+ sun protection, each hat is fitted with a discreet ‘ComfyFit’ internal headband for a secure and custom fit. Made in Australia and handstitched at their West Gosford facility, ooGee hats never lose their shape and are water-safe, crush-resistant and travel-friendly. Highlights for dad include Hunter Creek AP001 (RRP $120), Bowman River AP007 (RRP $90) and our top pick – Dingo Creek AP010 (RRP $95). Available in navy, pink and apricot, the Dingo Creek offers a wide-brim design and is blended with breathable bamboo yarn. Offering a striking marled finish, this style features a plaited genuine leather. All hats are available at: www.oogee.com.au.
Enbacci Gift Pack
Formulated with lab-engineered grape stem cells, a source rich in Kinetin, a ‘super-antioxidant’, the Vitis Vinifera range by luxury skincare brand, Enbacci, is a complete daily regimen that protects skin from free radical damage and combats the physical signs of premature ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and pigmentation. Containing a foaming gel cleanser, soothing facial mist, and nourishing moisturising crème, this innovative 3-step system infuses skin with powerful phytonutrients, polyphenols, peptides, and flavonoids to restore healthy barrier function and improve skin radiance. Enriched with green tea, witch hazel and aloe vera, the range is suitable for all skin types. The Enbacci, Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating 3-Step System Gift Pack (RRP $200) is perfect for dad and is available at: www.enbacci.com.
Lük Beautifood Morning Lip Kit
This botanical lip care set by award-winning beauty brand, Lük Beautifood, provides a delicious way for dad to start his day. Rich in green superfoods such as broccoli seed, grape seed oil, green tea and seaweed extract, including the natural plant compound, chlorophyll, the all-natural Supergreens Lip Scrub gently exfoliates dead skin cells while nourishing lips with a host of anti-ageing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Infusing lips with moisture and additional phytonutrients, the golden Vitamin C Lip Nectar finishes the ritual with a potent cocktail of rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, turmeric root oil, carrot seed oil and marine collagen. The Lük Beautifood Morning Lip Kit: Fresh (RRP $49) is available at: www.lukbeautifood.com.
Another great option for dad is the Ewe Care Sheep Milk Night Cream with Raku Ceramic Vessel. Housed in a refillable and handcrafted ceramic vessel, this evening skincare cream contains locally harvested Awassi sheep milk, an untapped beauty ingredient traditionally reserved for cheesemaking. Naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C, D & E, including a host of minerals, proteins, essential fatty acids and exfoliating AHAs, this nourishing formula serves as an effective topical aid against ageing, dehydration and compromised skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Combining native botanicals only available in Tasmania, such as Cape Grim Water, Fucoidan Kelp Extract, Coastal Tea Tree Oil and Tasmanian Mountain Pepperberry, this innovative night treatment also helps to reverse moisture loss, improve collagen production, reduce redness, fight acne-causing bacteria, and combat UV-induced free radicals. Committed to preserving the environment and minimising single-use plastic waste, Ewe Care is the first skincare brand in Australia to implement 100% home compostable packaging across its entire range and utilise components made strictly from organic compounds that degrade naturally and safely in the environment. Available now (RRP $180) at: www.ewecare.com.au
For the Gadget-Loving Dad
The Mophie Snap+ Wireless V Mount is a nifty gadget that will let dad focus on the road with less distractions, while keeping his phone charged up. Perfect for the next family road trip. With the removable snap+ wireless charger added for versatility, all dads will be able to charge their phone, anywhere at any time. Available from JB-HI-FI (RRP: $89.95). More Info. Or if dad is always forgetting to charge his phone, the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is the perfect gift to keep him covered. With a 5,000mAh internal battery, the juice pack mini brings convenience to mobile power. Available from JB-HI-FI (RRP: $69.95). More Info.
For the Cool, Techy Dad
Ideal for dads who love to take a photo of themselves or the family is the OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G. This bad boy brings professional portrait photography capabilities to their fingertips. Packed full of stand out features such as SUPERVOOC fast charging, Dual Orbit Lights & ultra fast 5G connectivity, the OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G is the perfect gift for Fathers Day. Available in Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Big W, Woolworths, Bing Lee, and Australia Post (RRP: $599). More Info. For the tech savvy, budget-conscious Dad, the OPPO A77 5G (6GB+128GB) is his perfect pocket partner. With features that are sure to excite, such as ultra fast 5G connectivity, SUPERVOOC fast charging and a long-lasting battery that spells the end of battery anxiety, the OPPO A77 5G makes excellent tech accessible to all dads out there. Available in Ocean Blue and Midnight Black from the OPPO Australia online store, JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Australia Post, The Good Guys (Midnight Black only), Bing Lee (Midnight Black only), Harvey Norman, and Woolworths (RRP: $499). More Info.
FRANK + BARE Deodorant
FRANK + BARE is the first natural deodorant company in Australia to create AHA deodorant. Australian made + owned, the products at FRANK + BARE are handcrafted, 100% natural and completely sustainable. With the philosophy of being kind to our bodies + the environment, the unique formula expertly crafted by FRANK + BARE works as a skin performance product + incredibly effective deodorant housed inside sustainable, recyclable, zero-waste packaging. The award winning formula contains 5 x Alpha Hydroxy Acids that work to exfoliate and improve skin tone while assisting with ingrown hairs and hyperpigmentation. The Oakmoss + Myrrh scent is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day as the creamy smooth formula is a warm woody fusion of aromatic earthy notes with a hint of musk and amber. FRANK + BARE AHA Deodorant Oakmoss + Myrrh (RRP $25) is available at www.frankandbare.com.au.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
As sweet and smooth as sipping rums come, Diplomático Exclusiva Reserva is the most approachable yet admired spirit to come from the Venezuelan distillery (read: the perfect present for a thirsty dad). Opening up with aromas of orange peel, toffee, and liquorice, it is silky on the palate, and follows with hints of toffee fudge for a seductive and long-lasting finish. Shop this brilliant bundle which includes a 700ml bottle of Exclusiva Reserva, a glass, and an ice ball mould so you can make it fancy. The Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva gift pack is available from participating outlets and here (RRP $99).
For the drink-loving Dad
Spoil Dad with a bottle of his favourite premium spirit! Forget socks, jocks and the run-of-the-mill bottle of red – this Father’s Day lift your gifting game and treat Dad to an ultra-premium bottle of his favourite spirit – ideal for the creative or classic cocktail drinker or home bartender. For the cool Dad, get him a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka from Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers (RRP $73.99). You can make him a Grey Goose Classic Dry Martini on the day with 50ml Grey Goose Vodka, 10ml Martini Extra Dry Vermouth, Dash of Orange Bitters and Lemon Twist. Or for the easy-going Dad, get him a bottle of BACARDI Spiced Rum from Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers (RRP $46.99). You can make him a BACARDI Spiced Mule by adding 50ml BACARDI Spiced Rum, 100ml Ginger Beer, 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters and 1 Lime Slice. Delicious!
Victorinox Pocket Knife
For a classic all-in-one dad gift, you can’t go wrong with this swiss army knife from Victorinox Australia. They’ve taken their Classic Alox pocket knife to exciting new heights with the Precious Alox design. Featuring a woven pattern that adds texture and a contemporary feel, this pocket knife comes in a selection of exceptional stylish colours. With five useful functions, this is a knife that works hard but looks effortlessly elegant and always on-trend. Useful tools for dad include a small blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver and key ring. Available from here (RRP: $99.95).
Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
For the audiophile dad, pick him up the AG-WHP01K – a wireless headphone with excellent sound, a stable connection, and easy to use. Classed under the K-series that aims to provide sound quality that would satisfy the needs of audiophiles, the headphones are equipped with a hybrid noise cancelling system, deliver high quality sound with a rich soundstage that is easily considered as the best choice among products in the same category and price range. The sound is professionally tuned by the Japanese high-end audio brand, final. With the unpleasant sound caused by Bluetooth being delicately treated, the WHP01K delivers superb clarity and a sufficient amount of bass. The ANC function can be activated even when music is not playing. In addition to SBC and AAC, the WHP01K also supports aptX LL™ which delivers superb sound quality with exceptional connection stability. The WHP01K is compatible with a wide range of models such as iPhone and Android, through simple and easy pairing. With up to 35 hours of music playback, foldable structure for compact storage, hybrid noise-cancelling feature, multi-fit Housing Structure, comfortable phone calling and fingerprint-proof matte finishing, these make the perfect Father’s Day gift. Available here ($149.99).
Gifts from Belkin
Let Dad fast charge all his Apple essentials with the powerful but sleek Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe. Thanks to its new magnetic fast charging, Dad can get up to 33% faster charging for Apple Watch Series 7, while the MagSafe charging pad delivers a fast wireless charge for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models. The lay-flat design is compact enough to slide into your bag and take with you, so you can keep your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods charged from anywhere. Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe (RRP $229.95) is available from: Belkin.com/au, The Good Guys, Myer and Amazon. For the busy Dad looking to fast charge their devices in only a fraction of time, Belkin’s nifty 30W USB-C Wall Charger powers Dad’s iPhone, Galaxy, or other compatible devices. This travel-ready PPS charger is USB-C PD 3.0 certified, giving charging speeds of 0-50% in up to 24 minutes, letting Dad waste no time while their phone charges. On top of all that, Belkin’s bundle comes with a USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector, to let you charge your iPhone straight away! The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE 30W USB-C Wall Charger with Lightning Cable (RRP $54.95) is available from JB Hi-Fi.
Wiltshire Pasta Machine
If your dad chef couldn’t pasta-bly be any cooler, why not treat him to a fun family pasta making night this Father’s Day! Wiltshire has everything dad needs so he doesn’t get upsetti without his spaghetti! This machine helps you create restaurant quality pasta at home for your friends and family. From rolling out to cutting your fresh pasta into different sizes, this pasta machine will bring out the Italian chef in you! This pasta machine is easy to use and is equipped with smooth rollers and three different cutters so you can prepare various types of pasta (instruction manual is included). It’s made from quality stainless steel, designed to last and equipped with a long, easy-to-use handle. The set also includes a clamp to make sure you can fix the machine to your benchtop. From Bolognese, to carbonara and alfredo, this little helper will make your next pasta dish that little bit extra delicious and special! If you love pasta as much as we do, this machine will sure become a kitchen staple in your home! Available at leading retailers and here (RRP $70).
For the dad that loves to run, you can treat him to a new pair of running shoes from New Balance. The top option this year is the Fresh Foam X 1080v12. What makes the 1080 unique isn’t just that it’s the best running shoe New Balance make, it’s also the most versatile. The 1080 delivers top-of-the-line performance to every kind of runner, whether he’s training for world-class competition, or catching a rush hour train. The Fresh Foam X 1080v12 represents a consistent progression of the model’s signature qualities. The smooth transitions of the pinnacle underfoot cushioning experience are fine-tuned with updated midsole mapping, which applies more foam to wider areas of the midsole and increases flexibility at the narrower points. The ultra-modern outlook is also reflected in the 1080’s upper construction. The v12 offers a supportive, second-skin style fit with an engineered Hypoknit upper, for a more streamlined overall design. Another great option for dad is the Fresh Foam X Vongo v5 which is designed for the perfect combination of softness and support. Featuring a plush Fresh Foam X midsole and a medial post, it provides a cushioned and stable ride with every stride. Shop the New Balance range of men’s shoes here.
For the dad that appreciates a good night’s sleep, The Ergoflex™ memory foam pillow makes a great gift option and will shape around him for immediate pressure-relief and instant comfort that lasts the entire night, every night. Featuring the same high-density visco-elastic memory foam used in the Ergoflex™ 5G mattress, Australia’s original mattress in a box brand, the Ergoflex™ pillow delivers the perfect ergonomic support for your head and neck. It works by gently shaping to your neck and head providing just the right amount of comfort and support, while avoiding the ‘sinking feeling’ of softer, low-density alternatives. It has a luxurious TENCEL™ cover featuring all-natural material with a cellular fibre construction that delivers high-performance breathability and comfort. The Ergoflex™ Memory Foam Pillow is also designed to be ideal for allergy sufferers. The solid core of the pillow prevents and eliminates foreign object build-up, while the material itself is naturally anti-allergenic and anti-microbial. This results in a beautifully healthy and hygienic pillow, with no hidden surprises. By choosing the Ergoflex™ Memory Foam Pillow, you’re investing in a premium choice that won’t let you down. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a peaceful, rejuvenating and energising sleep. Available here.
Spend With Us
For gift card lovers looking for a good cause, a gift card from Spend With Us would make the perfect gift for dad. You’d be supporting an online shopping marketplace and directory for rural and regional small businesses of Australia who have been impacted by bushfire, drought, and coronavirus. Spend With Us supports rural businesses that find it hard to compete due to location, size, technology, and other adversities. Fathers Day shopping can be tricky but the website has several options that would be perfect for dad ranging from homeware, experiences, books & magazines, food, hand made products, beauty products, outdoor & gardening and parties & event supplies.
Logitech have some gadgets that will melt dad’s heart. At the top of the list is the K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard. This multi-device keyboard has a small footprint and quiet typing for computers, tablets and phones, at home or on-the-go. It’s the ideal companion for your everyday multitasking. Own your space with a Rose, Off-White or Graphite keyboard that matches your favourite accessories. Minimalist, modern—and mobile. The slim, lightweight K380 Multi-Device keyboard is outfitted with Bluetooth® so you can multitask at home, on the go, or at your favorite cafe. The K380 Multi-Device connects to all Bluetooth wireless devices with external keyboard support, so you can work seamlessly with Windows®, macOS, iPadOS, Chrome OS™, Android™, iOS, and even Apple TV. It automatically maps keys, remembers shortcuts, and gives you a familiar layout for your preferred platform. Connect up to three devices—even with different operating systems— and switch between them with a tap. So you can type, switch, and keep on typing. All the keys in a tight design. The extra-small footprint lets you place your mouse closer for less arm reaching, more comfort, and better body posture. Available here.
For the dad that loves his tunes, the WONDERBOOM™ 2 is your top pick. This ultraportable Bluetooth® speaker has a surprisingly bigger bassy-er 360-degree sound – wherever you go. And with the new Outdoor Boost, you can crank louder, more powerful audio that’s specially tuned for listening outside. Packing 13 hours of killer sound, it bangs through impromptu raves, beach detours, and pool parties. No matter what you do, it goes on. And on! WONDERBOOM 2 has one word for you: CANNONBALL. An IP67 rating means it’s super waterproof, dust-proof, and built to make a splash. It’s your floatable pool pal, your shower buddy, your summer soundtrack. Even when you’re in waist-deep, it hits you with waves of glorious sound. When you just gotta crank it, one push of a button wirelessly pairs two WONDERBOOM 2 speakers for even more “pow!” So grab a friend to connect, party louder, or immerse yourself in beautiful true wireless stereo sound — anywhere. Talk about squad goals. It’s so friendly, it’ll even connect with WONDERBOOM™ to double the sound! Whether you’re dancing, biking, or taking the plunge, it’s built to bang on. Available from here.
Anyday Cookware is perfect for the dads who love to get creative in the kitchen and explore flavours of the world. Anyday Cookware introduces the magic of the microwave and unravels the taboo of an appliance that only reheats. With hundreds of recipes to follow along to online, these dishes are perfect for days where dad is on the dinner shift – simply place all your fresh ingredients inside, pop into the microwave and in minutes you will have a delicious, home-cooked meal.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.