Stumped On Gift Ideas For Dad? Here's The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

Stumped On Gift Ideas For Dad? Here's The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

Do better than a Bunnings gift card this year!

By Georgie Murray | 22nd August 2019

Sure, the Bunnings gift card and breakfast-in-bed are fail safes for Father’s Day, but isn’t it time to ramp-up the gift-giving to really show dad how much you love him? Whether it be a dad, grandfather, brother, uncle or husband, any father-figure in your life needs an extra bit of loving when Father’s Day rolls around. To make it easier for you, we’ve rounded-up the niche and the necessities to impress for Father’s Days to come. Next year, you’ll be off the hook and the Bunnings gift card will do just fine!

For the frequent flyer | Parade Store

Parade Store in Wilston is the ideal one-stop-shop when it comes to unique and well-thought out gifts for any occasion. For Father’s Day, they’ve rounded-up a number of gifts, especially for the frequent flyer. The Gentlemen’s Hardware Flight Kit includes a 60ml face wash, shaving cream, hair and body wash and post-shave lotion, all packaged up in a classic tin perfect for carry-on luggage. Otherwise, if you’re in the hunt for something a little more old-school, the Italian made Proraso Shave Travel Kit boasts shaving cream, pre and post shave balm and a shaving brush to keep the daily necessities classy. Parade has a range of other niche gifts ideal for those who like to cook-up a storm in the kitchen or on the barbie’ as well as the homely-man with cool home wares and aesthetics that will even impress the manliest of men. Located just down the road from Style HQ, it’s certainly a favourite on our list!


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For the sports fantastic | QLD Cricketers’ Club

If you’re stumped on what to get your doting dad or father figure this year, Queensland Cricketers’ Club is all over it for you. Instead of a one-off gift, opt for something that will keep him occupied all year round and provide a goal kicking experience time and time again. We’re talking about a Queensland Cricketers’ Club Membership to experience the summer of cricket and the entire AFL season from October 2019 through to September 2020. The membership also includes reciprocity to over 30 clubs worldwide including the Melbourne Cricket Club, Brisbane Racing Club, Hong Kong Cricket Club and Indooroopilly Golf Club, just to name-drop a few. To sweeten the deal for dad (and your pocket), they’re offering a special Father’s Day price of $500 instead of $820, plus they’re throwing in a $100 food and beverage credit over the bar to get dad started. Snag it now before it’s too late!


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For the stylish man | Jack Riviera

After something stylish yet niche to gift dad? Leisure brand Jack Riviera has unveiled ‘Captain Jacks’, a pair of their trademark loafers in both dad-size and ‘cub’ size, boasting black suede and a Peter Pan inspired skull and cross bones; after all, some pirates never grow up. This design is a limited release just in time for Father’s Day. Jack Riviera is an Australian-based modern luxe smoking slipper brand with a playful approach to footwear design. Inspired by the on-going challenge to find beautifully crafted smoking slippers, Jack Riviera is a collection of men’s shoes that cannot be found locally without veering into luxury, international fashion houses. Explore their range of loafers for a boujee gift for dad this year.


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For tech-spert | The Tech Styler

Gone are the days of tech lovers being grouped in the ‘nerd’ genre. With everyday tech-driven necessities, it’s time to also make them easy on the eye and aesthetically pleasing. This is where The Tech Styler steps in.  The Tech Styler brings functional yet fashionable products to the market place, making life easier, more accessible and helping to solve daily problems within the personal technology and business sector. Ideal for the business savvy, their Wireless Charging Notebook is an innovative addition to the official essentials as is their Dual Charging Wristband, putting an end to the constant search for cables lying around the office. As well as stylish overnight bags, The Tech Styler has the bustling and the busy man, sorted.


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For the wine sommelier | Baily & Baily

Welcome to a new world of wines from the famous winegrowing regions of the country. Tried and tested at Style HQ, we can say their vino drops are a 10/10! Their new Silhouette Series will impress any wine connesuir whether they’re a fan of reds, whites, dry or spicy. Our recommendation is the No.1 Kelly’s Eye Cabernet Sauvignon boasting dark berry aromas that smoothly flow and play on the palate. Pair this with a home-made dinner for Dad and boom! Slide into being the favourite child! Otherwise, replicate Baily & Baily’s perfect pairing and create a personalised pamper hamper and add some biccies, cheese and a board-game for some after dinner family fun.


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For the wave surfer | Tesalate

With innovative technology, the ordinary beach towel just became extraordinary. Tesalate is a proudly owned Australian company born from humble beginnings at Bondi Beach markets. If you and the fam love ocean swims but would rather leave the sand at the beach where it belongs, then a Tesalate towel is your answer! The unique towel-tech means sand slips off easily rather than hanging in the grooves. It’s also super absorbent, capable of holding up to one litre of water, yet has been engineered to be rapid-drying. Ding, ding, ding – your beach woes are sorted! If the patriarch of the family is sick of waving a towel in the wind, copping the sand flinging back onto him, then this could be his holy grail.


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Article by Georgie Murray

Georgie is a Journalist with a knack for bad jokes and dating disasters. A total open book, there’s no topic off limits for this Rod Stewart enthusiast. Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie has since gone back to basics of the written word with a particular love for taboo topics and fashion media.