Dads and granddads are probably the hardest crowds to buy a present for. They are self-sacrificing yet at the same time self-sufficient. There is very little they want and most of them will be happy with just a hug and a kiss.
But as wives, mums, or daughters, we want to show our deepest appreciation for what the men in our lives have done. So I’ve scoured the Internet for a variety of gifts available in Australia that will delight most if not all the wonderful dads out there.
Thinking of making a card to go with your gift? Check out my post on 5 Easy DIY Father’s Day Cards.
My top picks for gifts for dads in Australia:
1. The Romantic Dad
The Night Sky is a unique Australian boutique offering beautiful custom wall art of star maps on any night. You can choose a specific date and location, add personalised text, and also select a background colour for the night sky – Black, Midnight Blue, Grey Blue, or Aquamarine.
This is a truly special Father’s Day gift to commemorate a day that dad will never forget.
2. The Funny Dad
If you’ve stuck around in the parenting realm for long enough, you’ll be no stranger to American webcomic artist Brian Gordon, the illustrator behind the hugely popular Fowl Language, an ongoing series of parenting comics full of satire and sarcasm.
If you want the digital version of the books, these are only available on Amazon AU. Incidentally, the cheapest price for the paperback versions that I found is also on Amazon AU.
He also has a third book “Winging It – The Art Of Imperfect Parenting” due to be released on 1 Oct 2019, which is now available for pre-order in Australia only on Amazon AU.
3. The Hands-On Dad
Dad By My Side is a heartwarming illustrative book by European artist Soosh. A compilation of sweet, precious moments between a dad and his daughter, with simple annotations for each illustration, this book is a perfect present for the dad who spends bedtime with his kids.
I love how her simple yet beautiful illustrations manage to capture the fleeting, loving moments between a dad and his child.
4. The Chocolate Lover Dad
Koko Black is a premium Australian chocolatier with knowledge and skills learnt all the way in Germany and Belgium, land of the chocolates.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Koko Black’s chocolate gift box collection has a range of delightful gift sets with options like dark chocolate, liqueur chocolate, and truffle chocolate.
- Morgan’s Lux Chocolate Fruit & Nut Mix 175g
- Morgan’s Crème Brûlée Roasted Peanuts 175g
- The Woods Farm Caramelised Peanut Brittle 130g
- Ernest Hillier Milk Chocolate Scorched Almonds 240g
- Butlers Gold Box Chocolate Assortment 100g
- Salted Caramel Sauce by Black St. Gourmet 200ml
It all comes packed in a luxurious black gift box with gold ribbon, delivered for free within Australia so you can surprise dad at work!
5. The Masterchef Dad
If dad is someone who lives and breathes food or is at his best in the kitchen, why not consider a personalised knife block? This one from The Personalised Gift Shop allows for a custom name plus two lines of wording.
It is made from high-quality wood and also comes with a set of four knives – a vegetable knife, serrated utility knife, santoku knife and chef’s knife.
Alternatively, if you have a cheese lover, a personalised cheese board with a custom cheesy message is bound to tickle his funny bones.
6. The Wine/Beer Dad
For those with a taste for good alcohol, The Hamper Emporium offers a premium selection of gift boxes, such as:
- Corona Beer Hamper | $89
- Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper | $99
- James Squire Ale Hamper | $99
- Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Hamper | $179
7. The Mini-Me Dad
For dads who love their mini-me counterparts, matching T-shirts are a cute way for them to showcase their love for their kids.
8. The Sentimental Dad
For dads who love sentimental things with precious memories, this Father’s Day Box Frame is the perfect DIY handmade gift to make them smile.
To add your own sentimental twist to it, consider filling the box frame with small objects that dad has an emotional attachment to – maybe baby handprints, your ultrasound scan, travel tickets, love letters, etc.
Check out some of their projects below for more inspiration!
9. The Quirky Dad
Last but not least, for dads who are into new experiences, adventures, gimmicky gifts, or novelty items, Cudo is the perfect place to source inspiration and grab deals at up to 70% off!
Personally, I use Cudo frequently for its heavily discounted fine dining experiences for a truly memorable and romantic evening without blowing my budget.
Thanks for checking out my gift recommendations! Did any of them resonate with you? I would love to know what gifts you’ve chosen for Father’s Day, do drop a comment down below!
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