JOURNALIST: Courtney Frank
Not only are father’s one of the most special and important men in our lives, they are also hardworking, accepting, encouraging and above all, loving. Although you should spoil your dad all year round, there’s one special day of the year where it really should be all about him.
This Father’s Day, it’s important to give thanks to our dad for everything they have done for us. From driving us around to sport, parties and after school activities, to simply being a shoulder to lean on, there are no limits to their love and guidance.
When it comes to shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gift, save yourself some stress this year. From the Dapper Dad to the Gadget Guru and the sentimental soul, we’ve compiled a list of special gifts we think he’ll love.
Let’s face it, fathers can be difficult to buy for, even at the best of times, but more so when it comes to fashion. To start, find out what colours, prints and styles your dad likes best and then get to work on turning him from drab to dapper.
If he loves nothing more than dressing up for a special occasion, he’ll love these fashionable finds from some of our favourite Stockland Forster stores. Start with a statement short-sleeve shirt from Lowes – it’s the perfect trans-seasonal piece that is perfect for spring and summer. Next, add a pair of neutral coloured chino pants like this pair from Kmart. Priced at only $20, they’re a versatile piece that will complement many of the shirts already hanging in his wardrobe.
To elevate his look to another level, gift him some stylish accessories that will stand the test of time. A tan belt, classic watch and brand new wallet are thoughtful touches he may not ever think to purchase himself.
Just Jeans (Campaign Image), Just Jeans Smooth As Basic Belt $39.95, Kmart 3 Pack Relaxed Fit Boxers $12, Kmart Stretch Chino Pant $20, Kmart Wallet with Strap $10, Lowes Assorted S/S Printed Shirts from $19.99, Target Andrew Watch $20, Target Eddie Suede Lace Up Boot $49
Let’s face it – most men love a good gadget or gizmo. And there’s no better stop to stock up on the latest tech items than at Stockland Forster. For the foodie dad, pick up the latest Breville Omelette Maker or, for the coffee fiend, the latest DeLonghi Nespresso machine is a thing of art. Both appliances are especially perfect for the dad who loves to cook up Sunday brunch for the family!
On the flip side, for the safety conscious dad, stop in at Bunnings or Super Cheap Auto where you can pick out a dashcam for dad’s car or a video doorbell for the house.
Finally, if he spends hours on his phone and listening to music, he might appreciate a portable battery pack from The Reject Shop or a brand new pair of wireless headphones from EB Games (that come in at less than $130 too!).
Betta Electrical Breville The Light and Fluffy Omelette Maker $68, Betta Electrical DeLonghi Lattissima One Nespresso Coffee Machine $349, EB Games Sony PS4 Gold 7.1 Wireless Headset $129.95, Kmart Rechargeable Grooming Set $19, Kmart Black Metal Band Wristwatch $20, Super Cheap Auto NanoCam Plus 1080p HD Dashcam $199.95, The Reject Shop Juice Bank $10, Bunnings Ring Satin Nickel Video Doorbell $147
Finally, no matter what you decide to gift Dad this Father’s Day, when all is said and done, the things that matter most to him probably include spending quality time with his loved ones. So, as an alternative to a material gift, we think dad would appreciate an afternoon of peace and quiet, relaxing with a few of his favourite treats!
To dad, the perfect Father’s Day might include kicking back, watching the latest DVD release from Sanity and spending the night on the couch. Or perhaps, he’d love an afternoon with a few cold beers and a stack of his favourite magazines from NewsXPress? These simple, yet thoughtful gifts could be just the thing he needs to unwind.
Finally, if you know there’s something Dad really wants, top up a Stockland Shopping Centre Gift Card and make a day of shopping together. You’ll enjoy the quality time spent with him and he will be able to pick up the gifts he’s always wanted!
No matter which gifts you choose this Father’s Day, the most important thing is that Dad feels loved and appreciated by the people who matter the most in his life. And that’s the most perfect gift of all.
Stockland Shopping Centre Gift Card, Bunnings Esky 30 Can Hybrid Cooler with Ice Brick $34.98, Liquorland Monteith’s Pale Ale, Bunnings Gasmate BBQ Cooking Caddy $17.90, Bunnings OZtrail Escape Cooler Folding Camping Chair $18.20, NewsXPress GQ Magazine, NewsXPress Australian Golf Digest Magazine, NewsXPress Men’s Health Magazine, Sanity Deadpool 2 DVD $24.99, Allans Mens Hairdressing
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