JOURNALIST: Courtney Frank
Our fathers are one of the most special and influential men in our lives. Through every twist and turn we encounter, they remain loyal, supportive and above all, loving. And even though you should spoil your dad every single day of the year, there’s one day that is extra special. Which is why, when Father’s Day rolls around for 2018, it’s the perfect opportunity to spoil Dad.
We know that shopping for men isn’t always easy, even at the best of times. But it doesn’t have to be stressful! It won’t matter whether you have a Dapper Dad, a Gadget Guru or just a sentimental soul who loves spending quality time with his family, because we’ve compiled a list of special gifts we think he’ll love.
When it comes to fashion for Dad, it can be hard to decipher a new style for him if he’s accustomed to his usual cargo shorts and t-shirt. To make the transition from drab to dapper, choose neutral colours and classic fabrics (like denim and linen) so you stay within his comfort zone.
For the perfect casual weekend outfit, a linen blend shirt from Connor and classic blue jeans from Lowes will see him from brunch with the family to afternoon drinks with his mates. Add a pair of on-trend white sneakers from Spendless Shoes and his look will be transformed.
Other versatile gifts for the Dapper Dad include some timeless jewellery from Heirloom Jewellers and classic grey polo from Connor.
Connor (Campaign Image), Connor (Campaign Image), Connor Chapman Slim Casual Shirt $29.99, Heirloom Jewellers Claude Bernard Gents Swiss Watch $450, Heirloom Jewellers Gents Leather and Stainless Steel Bracelet $89, Heirloom Jewellers Gents Titanium and Carbon Fibre Ring $265, Lowes Street Denim Jeans $29.95, Spendless Shoes Parker Mens Shoe $29.99, Spendless Shoes Collins Sneaker $39.99
If your dad is partial to a gadget or a gizmo, shopping for Father’s Day just got a whole lot easier at Stockland Jesmond.
Keep him ahead of the tech-pack with the latest and greatest gadget from a wide range of retailers in-centre. If he loves nothing more than staying fit and active and enjoys exploring the outdoors, perhaps he’d love a Fitbit from Big W to track his adventures. This small and portable Nikon camera (also from Big W) will allow him to capture every sunset and sunrise on his daily hike and is a great option for all the kids to go in and purchase together.
If he’s a little more on the chilled side, perhaps he’d love an update to his music and gaming technology. These wireless headphones from EB Games are perfect for private listening and the store also has many computer and gaming gifts for the dad who loves to be transported to another world.
Big W Fitbit Alta $149, Big W Nikon Coolpix A300 Digital Camera $229, Big W VS for Men Cut & Detail Grooming Kit $49, EB Games PlayStation 4 Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller $99.95, EB Games Razer Deathadder Elite Wired Gaming Mouse $119.95, EB Games Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard $169.95, EB Games Sony PS4 Gold 7.1 Wireless Headset $129.95
Finally, no matter what you decide to give Dad for Father’s Day, when all is said and done, there’s really only one thing that matters most to him; and that’s spending quality time with the people he loves the most. Which is why, 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 things!
When you think of classic Father’s Day gifts, there’s one quintessential gift that comes to mind – the Darrell Lea Dad’s Bag. Lucky for you, Sweetsworld has you covered! Why not spend the afternoon snacking on some delicious goodies with a stack of Dad’s favourite magazines? It’s the perfect way to bond and enjoy each other’s company.
For a fun activity, why not try this nifty Brew In A Box from Smokemart and Giftbox? Or 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’ll 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, Big W The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape $19, NewsXPress GQ Magazine, NewsXPress Mens Health Magazine, NewsXPress Australian Golf Digest, Smokemart and Giftbox Brew in a Box $49, Sweetsworld Darrell Lea Dads Bag $25, Woolworths Bhujas Deli Styled Chilli & Garlic Mixed Nuts $5, Woolworths Majans Bhujas Beer Mix $5, Mystique Hair and Beauty
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