August 11, 2022
There are some Dads who just like a pair of socks or a stubbie holder for Father’s Day - which makes shopping for them as easy as a trip to Kmart. And then there’s the Dads who are a little more discerning… the ones who have their own style with a little more sophistication, who would never wear a “Kiss the Cook” apron. These are the ones who are a little harder to buy for because they’re, well, far more picky. Got one of those? Well lucky for you we’ve got you covered with these gifts that are as unique as they are sophisticated – and he’ll actually use them too.
Kleins Perfumery Sandalwood Perfume Oil, $49 : A milky wood with a hint of spice, he’ll love the fact that this is from a niche brand so he won’t smell like everyone else, plus the compact size means he can take it anywhere.
Salt and Stone Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30+, $13.95: Real men wear lip balm, as the saying goes (at least, as our saying goes). This one has the added bonus of protection as well as moisturisation so his lips can stay nourished and chap-free.
Demeter Fragrance Library Oud Cologne Spray, $32.95: Oud is one of the most expensive raw fragrance ingredients in the world, which will definitely speak to fancy dad. It’s a bold, rich smell so simple, single-note fragrance works well for this as it’s not overwhelming. Enter: Demeter Fragrance Library - single note is all they do.
Badger Balm After Shave Face Oil, $41.95: Level-up his shaving routine with this lush, certified organic oil. With only six ingredients, it also contains a non-photosensitizing variant of the essential oil, bergamot, so his (cleanly shaven) skin won’t sting in the sun. Plus, it also doubles as a moisturiser leaving his skin feeling lush and expensive.
The Perfume Oil Company INK, $34.95: Inspired by the (10 x more expensive) Tom Ford scent, Noir, it’s a warm, rich gourmand scent with notes of Amber, vanilla, bergamot and violet with a hint of pink pepper for a spicy twist, and vetiver for freshness. These sheer, roll on scents are also roll on and alcohol free, which is great if he’s prone to reactive skin.
Urban Apothecary Black Viper Special Edition Scented Candle, $80: Sophisticated dads like candles too! And this one especially. With all the scent-note favourites including pink pepper for spice, violet and lily for sweetness, and the earthiness of leather, tobacco, sandalwood and oud, he’ll probably want to rub the wax onto his skin and wear it as a perfume too.
We Are Feel Good Good Night Skin Restoring Cream, $34.95: There’s no doubt that fancy-dad is already into his skincare. But has he met We Are Feel Good Inc yet? This Aussie brand has branched out from its sunscreen heritage with this excellent lightweight moisturiser with Niacinamide and Vitamin C for clarity, balance and brightening and vitamin B5 (panthenol) for calming and nourishing.
The Perfume Oil Company HIM Perfume Oil Gift Set, $69.95: With a collection of five perfume oils in their best-selling scents, even the fussiest Dad will find a scent to love in this collection. Plus fancy dad will get a kick out of this ready-made fragrance wardrobe which is bougie at its very best.