Time for my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Post! With Father’s Day only a couple weeks away and postal times varying due to the impact of COVID-19, now is a great time to buy your Father’s Day gifts online. I have collated some ideas that I know would be appreciated by dads and where possible I have tried to find a local, small business that you can support at this challenging time for small businesses.
Yarra Valley Hampers – they have a range of hampers filled with gorgeous products from businesses in the Yarra Valley varying in price from $65 to $145.
Acclaimed perfumers Janelle Donnelly and Huynh Hai Yen believed that Melbourne consumers deserved to be part of the artistic process intrinsic to creating the scent that tells one’s story. In 2017 they founded MetaScent Australia, a perfume studio and retail boutique, with the simple idea of bringing the craftsmanship back into perfume making.
While the store is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions you can still buy a range of their products online like this gorgeous Discovery Set where the Dad in your life can try out the fragrances.
Or you could buy a voucher for a fragrance workshop where Dad can go along and create his own signature scent, at a perfume lovers workshop. They are usually held Saturday afternoons from 2 – 4 pm at their Collin’s Street lab.
Fine dining at home – if you have a Melbourne based Dad who loves good food, then you could organise for a meal from one his favourite restaurants to be home delivered. There is an extensive range of serving sizes and options available.
Legacy by James Kerr – you don’t have to be a rugby fan to appreciate this book, but if the Dad in your life is a rugby fan he will love it even more!
James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership…Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields and asks:
What are the secrets of sustained success?
How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year?
How do you turn purpose into practice? What do you leave behind you after you’re gone?..What Will Be Your Legacy?..
These are perfect questions for Dad’s to ask themselves.
Paul Kelly : The Man, The Music and The Life In-Between – if Dad is an Australian music fan, then he will love this book. The book looks at Paul Kelly’s personal relationships and the impact they have had on Paul’s career and his storytelling.
It also highlights his generosity to other artists, like Archie Roach. In 2017 Paul Kelly received an Order of Australia acknowledging his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician. At the foundation of it all is his storytelling.
Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration by Simon Sinek – this is a gorgeous picture book that Dad will be able to read and appreciate with his kids. I love this book and its message.
Art socks – for the Dad who loves his art, these art socks are gorgeous! You can buy them either in a pack of 1, 4 or 10.
Artisan Thick Cotton Socks – Matisse Colour Palette with Speckles – or if Dad prefers something a little thicker and little less pattern, these gorgeous socks will do the trick!
Odd socks – Seven single socks, each unique yet all can be worn together. The socks are designed in such a way that all seven have a similar theme, meaning they match together nicely when worn together. These seven socks can be worn as 21 different combinations, ensuring your look is fresh daily!
Weleda Men’s Gift Pack – Weleda is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of biodynamic, certified natural and organic beauty products, with their ingredients grown on their own biodynamic farms. Weleda products are made in Germany and New Zealand, are Certified Organic, and are not tested on animals. This pack includes three of the best selling men’s products from Weleda.
- Weleda Shaving Cream
- Weleda After Shave Balm
- Weleda Moisture Cream for Men
Ethique Tip-to-Toe – Men’s Shampoo & Shaving Bar – if you have a Dad in your life that likes a low maintenance grooming routine then this is the present for him! The bar acts as an all-in-one shampoo, bodywash and shaving lather.
The Bearded Chap – Luxury Beard Duo Kit – Rugged – if the Dad in your life has grown as Iso beard then this pack will be the perfect Father’s Day gift idea! It contains:
- Beard Wash 375ml – to cleanse and revitalise the beard.
- Beard Oil 30ml – to moisturise, hydrate and prevent irritation and beardruff.
Both items are presented in a recycled cardboard gift box.
The Beatles Abbey Road Jigsaw Puzzle – an iconic image in puzzle format. Perfect gift idea for Father’s Day for a Beatles fan.
Ramones Road to Ruin Jigsaw Puzzle – this is the perfect gift idea for the Dad who is a Ramones fan and still in lockdown!
Kiss Dynasty Jigsaw Puzzle – or maybe Dad was a Kiss fan and this puzzle would bring a smile to his face on Father’s Day?
‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ Tee by Carla Scotto – This t-shirt is from Clothing The Gap, a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise based in Preston. 100% of profits from every purchase at Clothing The Gap adds years to Aboriginal people’s lives through funding independent and self-determining health and education programs delivered by Wellah and enables our team to continue to educate, advocate, celebrate and motivate people for social change. They have a great range of t-shirts, long sleeve tees and beanies that would be a perfect gift for Dad.
Something a little different for the coffee lover Dad! This is a 4 pack of Seven Seeds cold filter coffee of 200mL cans. It is single-origin Colombian, Los Rosales. You can drink it straight up and you’ll find heavy berry notes with carameled finish, add ice & it’s sweet drop of stone fruit, with a refreshing citrus acidity. A dash of milk, or tonic also goes down a treat. Nothing but coffee. Dairy free, no added sugar, vegan.
Organic Cotton Handkerchief – Blue Wetlands – An organic cotton patterned handkerchief handmade in Australia. Perfect for the Dad who wants to reduce his waste and reuse a hanky!
Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists – if the Dad in your life is a cyclist, then this gorgeous book is a great idea. From the pleasure of riding down a hill to finding the upsides of a puncture, the author Nick Moore steers the cylcist on an enlightening journey through the true value of riding a bicycle.
Wyndywood Worm Farm Vermihut MK2 – this would make a great Father’s Day gift for the eco friendly gardener Dad! This worm farm composting unit is constructed from 100% recycled plastics. Worms are some of Mother Nature’s best natural recyclers and convert your food waste into nutrient rich fertiliser. This 4-tray system is UV stabilised, features ant capped feet, a new lid design a sturdy 1-piece leg system and liquid tray combination.
VEJA Esplar Canvas Sneaker – White Nautico Absinth – does Dad need some new kicks? The Esplar sneaker has a canvas upper and lining made from organic and agro-ecological cotton with a wild rubber sole, sustainably sourced from the Amazonian Forest.
Cloth & Co. Mens T Shirt – a classic crew T-shirt and this white tee is sure to make a fantastic addition. Ethically made by 100% GOTS Organic Cotton, this tee has a relaxed fit and classic crew neckline. A perfect addition to any Dad’s wardrobe.
Beekeeper Parade Bucket Hat – A fun and fashionable reversible bucket hat for sun safety and style. This latest addition to the collection helps reduce fashion waste as it has been created from materials and fabrics that have been donated to the team in Melbourne (from individuals, interior designers and fabric distributors) and also dead-stock, excess fabrics, from local factories in Cambodia. Each hat is totally unique!
Etiko Black Crew Neck Organic Fairtrade – Etiko is a family owned and operated apparel, footwear and sports ball business that has had the respect and promotion of human rights since its founding in 2005. They started their own company because they wanted to be 100% confident the apparel and footwear we were buying for our family hadn’t been made by a child or some poor worker being ripped off in a developing country.
Etiko BeeKeeper Royal Backpack Camouflage – this is a perfect back for the dad who is on the go. Made with fabric remnants discarded by local factories beekeeper prioritises comfort and the planet you live in. For every Backpack you bought, it will help fund quality education in rural Cambodia.
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