The round-up: hi presents, I’m dad – Father’s Day gifts for every type of papa
Despite their cringeworthy jokes and questionable footwear choices, we have a lot to thank our fathers for. If you’ve got a rad dad who deserves some attention this Father’s Day, we’ve got a gift idea for him. Whether he’s a total foodie, a bit of a dork or loves his outdoorsy stuff, we’ve found something for every kind of papa to enjoy come Sunday September 1.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so win your pop over this Father’s Day with a feast that will make him drool. Indulge his cheesy nature with a four-cheese wheel pasta situation at Il Verde, treat him to a 24-hour slow-cooked Riverine 300g rib fillet at The Charming Squire, smoke ’em if you got ’em at Osbourne Hotel’s juicy barbecue feast, or embrace the best of both worlds with the Marriott Hotel’s Surf’n’Turf Brunch. If a ticketed event isn’t your style, we have plenty of inspo for killer spots in Brisbane that you can check out on the day – why not hunt down somewhere for an all-day breakfast feast, or take your dad to one of the best restaurants or cafes in Brisbane? You voted for these venues, so we can guarantee that they bring the goods.
Don’t feel like taking dad out on the town? Never fear – these ideas will treat his palate from the comfort of home. A boozy subscription service is the gift that keeps on giving – hit up Good Pair Days for personalised wine, Craft Cartel for all things beer or even Whisky Loot if your pa is into the more peaty things in life. Hands-on papas will get a real kick out of a cooking class at the critically acclaimed Golden Pig, while at-home chefs can get some amazing ideas from celeb chef (and all-around legend) Matty Matheson’s latest cookbook.
The outdoorsy dad
If your dad spends more time in his shed than in the house, this list of gifts will make him beam with joy. A Homecamp bell tent is perfect for adventurers – similarly, a portable grill or stove will take any camping expedition to the next level. Those looking for serious brownie points can go in with their siblings and drop some coin on a portable car fridge – his camping trips will never be the same again! He’ll be the hero of the yard (and potentially also the town) with a portable air compressor, able to fix bike tyres and Sherrins at the drop of a hat. Finally, the most obvious (albeit lazy) suggestion is to go nuts at Bunnings – whether you pick him up some Ryobi power tools or just gift him with a voucher, it’s a guaranteed win.
The techy dad
Does your dad go gaga over tech? Allow us to help you find some rad gadgets he’ll lose his mind over this Father’s Day. Plant papas who take serious pride in their lawns will absolutely delight in the Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller – it’s basically a remote control system for your whole dang garden! He’ll be the envy of every bloke in town if you get him a drone – and there are actually some surprisingly affordable options. Gamer pops will get a real kick out of PlayStation’s new VR system, which puts you right into the action. Sentimental types will adore something like a digital photo frame (pre-loaded with picture of you, their favourite child) while forgetful types always losing their keys and wallet will find the Tile Tracker a godsend. You also can’t go wrong with a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones – so dad can chuck on his favourite classic rock playlist and listen with no interruptions.
The dad who has everything
Finding a present for someone who never reveals what they actually want can be bloody tricky, but these gifts should hit the mark for vague dads not dropping hints. RedBalloon is a great resource if your dad is an adrenaline junkie – we’re talking skydiving, pilot experience, car racing and loads more. Fan of the bean juice? An Aeropress will be a game-changer for any coffee-loving dad, and it’s not too hard on the wallet. Dads are notorious for losing their sunnies, so kit him out with a swish pair that didn’t come from the servo down the road and he might be more inclined to take care of them (or not – we don’t know him personally). If you’re super disorganised, LVLY has got your back – these gifting legends can tee up a delivery of beer, treats and more rad stuff with a mere day’s notice.