Father's Day gift ideas. (That dad will actually like).

It can be tricky to find the right gift for dad.


I love father’s day. It’s a chance to show Dad what he really means. It’s a time to celebrate all the appalling jokes we’ve all tolerated over the years, and a time to cringe at the memory of him mowing the nature strip in his speedos.

It can sometimes be tricky to find something for Dad. But don’t stress, there is no need to resort to the socks and jocks.

To help you out this Father’s Day, we have complied a list of fail-safe Father’s Day gift ideas that will get the old man smiling.

1. Chocolates

Chocolate is a safe bet for most dads (except those who may be lactose intolerant). If your dad is a true chocolate lover, you could even think of putting together a hamper of his favourites.  Include a handwritten promise not to knick all the good stuff, and I’d say you’ve made Dad’s day a pretty happy one.

2. Experiences

Giving dad a voucher or pre booked experience is a great way to create some fun memories. There are so many things you can choose from which means that whatever your dad is into, you’ll be able to find something that makes him smile. A quick online search will open up endless possibilities. Most activities are better with two participants anyway, so use the occasion for some bonding time.

Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Dan Murphys. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.

3. Tickets to a sporting game

If your dad/husband/uncle/grandfather likes his sport, tickets to a game is a great idea. They don’t have to be hideously expensive, and it’s a great day out. Shout him a pub meal beforehand and get your team cheers ready.

4. Jewellery


Some men like jewellery, some don’t. If your dad is in the former category, why not look into something personalised. Fingerprints, engraving, you can even have a favourite photo etched into pieces. If dad’s not into the bling, you could always run with the same theme and engrave a beer mug, pen or photo frame.

You can get him a bottle of nice red or some top quality whisky.

5. Alcohol

For those dads who enjoy the odd tipple at Christmas, some nice wine, whisky or even a case of his favourite beer will go down a treat. Sit down with him and share a bottle of nice red, and listen intently to all his stories of the “good old days” and don’t check your Facebook news feed under the table once.  If you’re not familiar with particular wines, you can always ask for assistance, or even get a gift card so that Dad can choose for himself.

6. Clothing

Look, this one I know may sound predictable but trust me, some dad’s (mine included) are very happy to receive new threads as gifts because a) they don’t need to battle the shops themselves and b) sometimes they just don’t know when it’s time to update the wardrobe until someone does it for them. A nice dress shirt, a pair of boardies, even a nice pair of pyjamas or a dressing gown. Sneak a peek inside his wardrobe first for sizing and keep the receipt just in case dad isn’t as into the bright skinny jeans as you thought he may be.

7. Gift Cards

Gift cards are awesome. Let’s just admit that. If you’re not sure what to get dad, rest assured that everyone loves a gift card. He’ll get something he loves and you’ll be happy that your gift won’t end up at the back of the cupboard like that rotating necktie holder you got him last year.

Over to you, why does your dad deserve the best gift this Father’s Day?


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