Father’s Day (5 September) is the ultimate 24-hour marathon of showing our dads as much love and affection as we can. If this year you’re keen to give dad a Father’s Day present that screams ‘this is why I am your favourite child’ have we got some great gift idea’s for you.
We’ve got gifts they’ll absolutely love like whiskey, smart home devices and tools. And a whole bunch of exciting options that won’t dry up your bank account all at once, and will keep you in his good graces for a long, long time in the form of the subscription services that you never knew he needed.
Let’s get to it.
Plenty of dads love a glass of whisky now and then (and probably even more if they’re in lockdown). So why not give him a drop he’ll appreciate? This Glenfiddich is one of the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whiskies. This signature single malt has been through 12 years of maturation, so you know it’ll be good. It offers a distinctive fresh and fruity top taste, a smooth finish and pairs perfectly with a roast. Extra points if you serve it up with a Father’s day dinner. Yum!
Get dad the ultimate smart home device for Father’s Day. The Echo Dot allows him to call on Alexa for almost his every need, play music, answer questions, find recipes for the BBQ, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and more. He’ll absolutely love the smart home upgrade.
If you sign up for an Amazon Prime subscription, you can pick up an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for only $10. This offer is exclusive to new members and is available until 11:59pm AEST, September 9. If you stay subscribed, a Prime membership is $6.99/month.
Allow dad to brush up on his AFL history with Footy Banners by Leigh Meyrick and Matthew Hagias ($21.59)
If dad likes a bit of a chuckle, a bit of history and a lot of AFL, chances are he’ll get a kick (sorry) out of this new coffee table book, Footy Banners this Father’s Day. It dives into the history of the humble footy banner — you know, the bit of paper the players run through as they take to the field before a game? — and looks at the stories behind some of the more famous banners in history, including Collingwood’s extremely spicy hidden message banner of 2018.
If your dad’s the kind of man who just loves fixing things around the house, this particular Bosch set has 49 screwdriver bits and 30 drill bits, which are all designed for wood, masonry, and general drill work, making it a pretty solid gift choice for the DIY dad this Father’s Day.
Ahh, yes, footy final season is almost upon us, if only there was a convenient way for him to watch all kinds of sports. Oh wait, that’s exactly what Kayo is for. Stream AFL, NRL, NBA, MMA – all the abbreviations you can think of. Subscriptions start from $25 a month so you can choose how long you cop it for, but odds are dad will be so hooked he’ll take over the payments when you cry poor. Not a fan of sports? You could also splash out on a Disney+, Shudder or Binge subscription that might be more up his alley.
If dad loves cracking a cold one, why not gift him a selection of craft beers from Craft Beer Coopery (currently $77.95)
If your dad loves nothing more than the sounds of a cold beer being cracked at the end of the day, Craft Beer Coopery’s gift box is the perfect gift. It comes with nine different hand-selected craft beers, a limited edition of Australia’s Craftiest Beer 2021 book (a guide to 50 of the best), coasters and a beer snack or either beef jerky or nuts.
Treat your dad’s obsession with music this Father’s Day and get him a unique vinyl experience. A gift box from Vinyl Moon will send him that month’s deluxe discovery vinyl, a booklet of lyrics, art and information on the bands and member perks and discounts.
You can try him out on a monthly membership that’ll set you back $30; a three-month subscription for $29 per box, or an annual membership for $27 per box. Shipping to Australia will cost between $7 to $12 per month. If you’re ready to splurge a little extra this year, this one will be a real charmer of a gift.