Father’s Day seems to creep up on us every single year. And every year without fail, we’re left wondering WTF to buy for the rad dad in our lives. In comparison, Mother’s Day is a walk in a park. Many of us have a pretty good idea of what sort of things our mums like and there’s always candles, perfume or PJs as a back-up. But Father’s Day isn’t quite so simple. After all, there’s only so many pairs of socks or undies you can buy the dude!
But never fear, we’ve got you sorted with our guide to what to buy every type of dad. Whether you’re shopping for your own dad or the father of your children, read on for 12 awesome Father’s Day gift ideas.
1. For the active dad
If the dad in your life has been rocking the same ratty old trainers for years, it’s about time for an upgrade. Not only are the Under Armour HOVR Phantoms insanely light, comfy and supportive, but they connect to the UA’s Record Sensor app to automatically track and record his run metrics.
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2. For dads on the go
For the dad who is constantly running between meetings, the gym and family commitments, you can’t go past the Vitamix Travel Cup. This handy, dual-purpose vessel will keep his coffees and soups piping hot and smoothies and shakes freezing cold. It also has a blending container for use with Vitamix Space Saving machines, so he can simply blend and go.
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3. For the music-loving dad
Sick of your dad blasting Crowded House on repeat? Buy him a spiffy new pair of headphones like the JBL Reflect Contours so he can pump his tunes in private. These bluetooth earphones have both an ear hook and secure in-ear design, so they’ll stay put whether he’s exercising, working in the garden or just playing air guitar. Plus, they’re sweat-proof and have an 8 hour battery life.
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4. For the fashionable dad
Daggy trackies just won’t cut it for this fashion-forward dad. These Lululemon ABC Joggers are not only sleek and stylish, but they’re crafted with ABC (anti ball-crushing) technology for ultimate comfort. With a secure zip pocket and hidden phone sleeve, he’ll never lose his key, phones or wallet again.
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5. For the travelling dad
If your dad travels more than you do (rude!), a stylish passport wallet like The Wanderer’s Travel Co is an absolute must. Crafted out of signature full grain leather, it’s the chicest way to keep his passport and boarding pass safe.
Shop the Wanderers Travel Co Universal passport cover
6. For the well-groomed dad
Whether your dad is already into grooming or you’re trying to give him subtle hint to take better care of his skin, a skincare travel kit is a great way to allow him to try before he commits. We love the Nu Skin Dividends Travel Kit, which comes with a shave cream, aftershave moisturiser, body wash and face wash.
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7. For the new dad (or grandpa)
No new dad or grandad should be without a video camera to record all of bub’s special moments. One of GoPro’s OG cameras, The HERO, remains one of the best options thanks to being compact, lightweight and spill-proof! Plus, Using the GoPro QuikStoriesapp, Dad can also share the memorable moments straight onto his social media channels!
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8. For the golfer dad
If Dad is happiest when he’s out on the greens, you’ve probably exhausted most of the usual-golf related options like tee holders and driver cover. But we’re willing to bet you’ve never bought him a golf tracker like the Garmin Approach X10! This simple-yet-smart gadget not only tracks his game performances, but is loaded with more than 40,000 courses worldwide to give him real time advice.
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If your dad’s beard is his pride and joy, he’ll love nothing more than a Father’s Day pressie that helps him care for it. The Jack Black (no, not the actor) shave essentials kit provides everything your dad needs for a close, pain-free shave every time.
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For the bibliophile (book loving) dad, a subscription from Bookabuy is the gift that keeps on giving. Each month, a book tailored to his personal preference will turn up at his doorstep. Psst… we know we said no socks, but they also have an option that will deliver a book and a pair of Happy Socks each month. Because let’s face it—they can never have enough.
11. For the eco-friendly dad
For the dad who’s all about saving the environment but also likes to be comfy, you can’t go wrong with some wardrobe basics from Aussie brand, Boody. Made from organically-grown bamboo, Boody’s products are not only soft and sustainable, but also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypoallergenic and breathable.
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12. For the beer-loving dad
Let’s be honest, whose dad doesn’t love beer? Filled with 6 Aussie craft beers, a bottle opener and a schooner glass, a beer brewquet is a failproof Father’s Day option. It’s pretty much the male equivalent of a bunch of flowers!
Shop the Big Brewquet