Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad (and Budget)
It’s that time of year again – when we try to find the perfect gift for Dad to show how much he means to us. I don’t know about you, but it’s becoming increasingly to find the perfect gift when Dad seemingly has everything. If you’re stuck for ideas, and you’ve left it to the last minute, we’ve put together a gift guide with gifts matched to the type of Dad he is – sporty, adventurous, beach-loving etc – read on to find your perfect gift.
Dad loves a label, and he always looks so put together. Keep dad on-trend, and his eyes protected from harsh glare with a pare of Sunglasses from Quay. With a range of styles, shapes and colours to suit any face shape, and many with polarised lenses, dad will be the epitome of cool. Choose from styles like the aviator-inspired All In (RRP $85.00), or the retro-inspired Tortoiseshell Walk On (RRP $75.00), or our favourite, the Full Sized Nightfall (pictured – RRP $85.00). There are so many styles and colours to choose from – this is a gift any trend loving dad would love. Available from QUAY
Who has a dad who loves technology and gadgets. From iPhones (or Analog) to Bluetooth speakers, smart TV’s and Intelligent Fridges – dad loves it all. Why not protect dad’s favourite small Tech with customizable cases from Casetify? With cases for phones, airpods, and laptops, as well as a range of oh so cool accessories, dad’s tech can be protected in style. There are literally hundreds of styles to choose from across the range, and with prices under $100 RRP, and a commitment to head towards carbon neutral and zero waste, this is a gift that is good for dad and the planet. Available from CASETiFY (allow a little bit of extra time for this one – it ships from Hong Kong, or order early for Christmas!)
Does your dad travel for work (or even pleasure). Now that we can get out and about after 2 years of lockdowns and border closures, travel is back on the agenda in a big way. Keep dad’s skin in tip top condition whenever wanderlust strikes with the Natio Ready to Go Pack. The set features skincare basics every dad needs with a full-sized Wild Ranges for Men Shave Gel and a Natio for Men Firming Face Moisturiser, plus a bonus body sponge (so dad can add his favourite Natio for Men Hair & Body Shower Gel), in a sleek sip up toiletry bag. If this set doesn’t suit, Natio have a range of sets 5 from RRP $19.95 (Fresh Morning Anti-perspirant & Body Wash Set in a Gift Box) – RPR $49.95 (Complete Set with Full-Sized Natio for Men Daily Face Wash, Natio for Men SPF 50+ Face Moisturiser, Wild Ranges for Men Hair and Body Shower Gel and Shave Gel in a hanging toiletry bag). Natio Ready to Go Pack RP $24.95. Available from Myer, David Jones, Target, or natio
Car Loving Dad
We all know a dad who loves his car. Whether it is cruising around for a weekend break, ferrying the kids to sport, or just driving to work, his car is his castle, and he treats it with love and respect. Why not gift your car loving dad a deluxe car wash and clean, and keep dads car feeling and smelling clean afterwards with the Ecoya Fragranced Car Diffuser. Known for their home Fragrances (think candles and fragrance diffusers), Ecoya have a range of subtly scented car diffusers to keep dad’s car smelling fresh and clean. Available in a range of scents, we love the rich, masculine scent of Cedar & Leatherwood, with notes of vetiver, leather, clove, cedarwood and bergamot. Each pod is designed to fragrance a car for 2 months. Ecoya Fragranced Car Diffuser RRP $24.95 (refills available for RRP $14.95). Available from ECOYA
Sporty dads love sport – watching it, playing it, and talking about it – there is no such thing as too much sport. Keep your sporty dad’s skin in tip top condition after sport or exercise with the Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Exfoliating Body Bar (100g RRP $14.99 – also available as a Facial Cleansing Bar 100g RRP $11.99). Cruelty-free and Vegan, the bar is formulated with premium natural ingredients that are dermatologically proven to prevent and clear breakouts from shoulders, back and body. The natural Vitamin E beads gently exfoliate the body, revitalising and detoxifying the skin preventing future breakouts. Available from Priceline
Beach Loving Dad
Father’s Day means Spring is in the air, and for the beach loving dad, that means surfs up, and trips to the beach are back on the agenda. In our harsh Australian sun, no trip to the beach is complete without Sunscreen, so give your beach loving dad the gift of protected skin with Sun Bum Sunscreens. Paraben, PABA, Gluten and Cruelty-Free, Sun Bum Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (237ml RRP $17.99) provides a high level Broad Spectrum protection against UVA/UVB Ray. Sweat resistant and with up to 4 hours water resistance, this is an outdoor must-have for dad. Why not add the Sun Bum Premium Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 (13g RRP $14.99), pocket sized, it’s perfect for swiping across nose and lips, for a quick top up during the day. Available from Priceline
Coffee Loving Dad
Coffee has certainly evolved over the years – from instant at home to a bevy of barista made beverages and everything in between. Whether your dad loves Pod Coffee, Beans, Instant or Plunger, give your coffee loving dad the gift of a delicious barista-at-home brew from Vittoria. In addition to their classic at home barista range, Vittoria have launched Coffee Beans Crafted for Almond, Oat & Soy Milk (500g RRP $25.20). Perfect for those who prefer or need to drink plant-based milks, this sweeter blend of 100% Arabica beans from South America, has been developed to complement unsweetened almond, oat and soy milks. The blend is well-balanced with a full body to cut through plant-based milks, with notes of dark chocolate, honey, caramel, malt and toffee. Available from Vittoria
Adventure Loving Dad
This dad loves getting out there. Whether it is a mountain to climb, a hike to master, or a river to conquer, dad is there. Ensure dad is equipped for any adventure with the right footwear from Crocs. Soft. Light, durable, and supremely comfortable, Crocs have the perfect footwear for dad. Whether it is the Crocs Classic Clog (pictured – RRP $69.99), perfect for canoeing down the river, or walking in rock pools, the Classic All-Terrain Sandal (RRP $64.99), perfect for walking, hiking or playing back yard cricket, or the classic Croc Sandal (RRP $44.99) – something a little more laid back to relax at the beach or BBQ after all the adventure. Available from Crocs
Dad likes things rugged and wild (although he also loves a good glamp with some of the finer things too). If dad loves camping, chances are he needs equipment like tents, boots, and a good back pack. Keep dad on trend, with a sturdy back pack from Guess. Choose from one of the many styles, including the Logo Duo Back Pack, with sturdy straps, and 2 front pouches for water bottles, or the Originals Back Pack (we love the outdoorsy Olive colour), with strong straps, internal pocket for water bottle, and front zip pocket for snacks, insect repellent etc. Guess Logo Duo Back Pack RRP $89.95 (currently on sale on the Guess website for $53.97 (as at August 30 2022) – click here), and Guess Originals Back Pack RRP $99.95 (currently on sale on the Guess website for $59.97 (as at August 30 2022) – click here). If back packs aren’t dad’s thing, they also have a great range of wallets and watches to suit any dad – check out the Guess website.
We hope we’ve helped you get a little closer to finding the perfect gift (or two) for dad this Father’s Day – we’ve included the links with each gift to make buying the perfect gift even easier. We don’t make any money from your purchases, these are genuine appraisals and opinions. What have you planned for Father’s Day (gifts and events)? Let us know in the comments below.