Father’s Day Gift Guide
Skip the socks and treat Dad to something he’ll actually want this Father’s Day.
If there’s one universal truth about Dads, it’s that they’re hard to buy for. Which is why come Father’s Day they’re usually lumped with some combo of socks, jocks and maybe a “World’s Greatest Dad” mug. If they’re lucky. But this September, we’ve taken the guesswork out of your gift-buying with a range of goodies designed especially for blokes. Whether he’s a cool dad, a sporty type, or just regular old, trustworthy dad, there’s something here that will make his day. You’re welcome.
For The Cool Dad: You know the type: he rides his bike to work, still shops at Zara, and probably even has a hipster beard. Cool Dad doesn’t want no daggy t-shirt for Father’s Day. Instead, get him something he’ll actually use… like this awesome bike kit with trouser clips, rain poncho and chafing cream.
For The Handyman Dad: He’s the type that’s always out in the shed tinkering with something. There’s nothing Handyman dad can’t fix from the dishwasher to a wobbly table leg and he’s always the first person you call when something breaks. Well, poor old handyman dad probably has some beaten up hands from all that fixing which is precisely why he needs this soothing, ultra-rich hand balm that can work its smoothing magic on even the roughest of hands: Badger Balm Hardworking Hands Balm (Large), $21.95
For The Sporty Dad: Sporty Dad probably coached the footy team… and the cricket team… and showed you how to shoot pool when you were only eight. But, there’s only so many times you can buy him the same footy guernsey before it gets old (and he runs out of cupboard space). So this year get a little quirky instead with a sport inspired fragrance like Demeter Fragrance Library Fuzzy Balls Cologne Spray, $22.46 or something to up his golfing game like Men’s Society The Golfers Essential Kit, $39.95.
For The SNAD: The SNAD (or sensitive, new age dad) likes to take care of himself, and isn’t afraid of helping himself to some of Mum’s fancy face cream. So, this Father’s Day, give both him and Mum a treat by buying him his very own skincare and body care products like Badger Balm Argan Face Cleansing Oil, $39.50 and The Skin Kitchen Activated Charcoal Body Scrub, $12.48 .
For The Rookie Dad: The New Dad is probably feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Maybe his child was born this week, or this month, or maybe it was long enough ago that he now knows what nappies to buy on the Coles run. Regardless, this is definitely his first Father’s Day, which is why he deserves a little treat. The New Daddy Survival Kit, $39.95 is just the ticket with a sleep mask, ear plugs, emergency nappy bags and some bath oil for when he needs a little time out.
For The Dad Who Has Everything: He takes “impossible to buy for” to the next level… which is why something quirky like these Men’s Society Whiskey Cooling Stones, $24.95 is perfect - because, surely he didn’t know they even existed, right?. Not a drinker? Why not choose something more personal and get him a cool new fragrance in an unexpected scent like Tokyo Milk Dark Excess, Eau De Parfum, $85 or Demeter Fragrance Library Cologne Spray in Leather, $29.95.
For All Dads: If you’ve got yourself a regular dad who just likes regular dad things at the very least he will need to shave, or tend to his beard. So, you can’t go wrong with a little beard grooming gear like these Badger favourites: Badger Balm Pre Shave Oil, $33; Badger Balm Shave Soap, $25.95; Badger Balm Moustache Wax, $27.50