You know your dad better than most. His quirks, his hobbies, and his (sometimes questionable) jokes – you’re one of the few people in the world who truly understand him. But there is one time of the year when Dad may need decoding, and that’s Father’s Day. True to his selfless nature, many of us have heard the lines, “there’s nothing I want” or, “there’s nothing I need”. Not to mention, “I’ve already got everything I need!”. But nothing beats seeing that big goofy grin across his face when you surprise him with a thoughtful gift, regardless.
So, for Father’s Day 2021, we’ve taken the hard work out of decoding his ‘dad speak’ and put together a handy gift guide, so you can find him a gift worthy of the great guy he is. There’s an idea for every father figure in your life, be it a gift he can open or something you can enjoy together. And you’ll discover it all at your local Stockland Point Cook.
When Dad says, “there’s nothing I want”, look at needs
You see, Dads will always put you first. But oftentimes, they forget to pick up the things they need. You know the one, he’ll always make sure you’re looked after – car oil topped up, flickering light bulb replaced, grandkids entertained – all the while sporting holey socks! So, for the Dad who says, “there’s nothing I want”, look at what he needs.
Start by thinking about what he uses daily. Once he’s gotten rid of those holey socks, surprise him with a pair of Skechers sneakers, so he can step into his best self everyday. Not to mention – boxers! Now these definitely make it into the ‘needs’ category for all dads out there. Get him a pair of Seamless Trunks from Cotton On and he can thank us (you) later!
But if your dad enjoys a little pamper session at the barber, but can barely find the time to go these days, why not transform his home into one? Surprise him with a VS Sassoon all-in-one grooming set from Target and he’ll feel like he’s in his own personal barber shop. And if your dad considers himself more on the fashion-forward side of things, a watch is a timeless staple piece to any look – bonus points if his current watch is broken and he’s dreading taking it to the repair shop. Save him the hassle by surprising him with a stunning Citizen watch from Prouds that will make his eyes sparkle the moment he sees it.
Target VS Sassoon The Man Kit: Black Grooming Set VSMK20A $59.95 (Click and Collect or Online only)
Cotton On Multipack Mens Seamless Trunk 5 pack $50 (Online only)
Prouds Citizen Men’s Chronograph Watch AN3600-59L $350 (Online only)
Skechers Mens Uno $129.99 (Click and Collect or Online only)
Factorie Retro Sport Sock $6.95 (Online only)
Target Pique Polo Shirt $20 (Click and Collect or Online only)
When Dad says, “there’s nothing I need”, go for wants
Is Dad an organised dude with all his bases covered? This Father’s Day, when he says, “there’s nothing I need”, go for something he wants. Tech is always a great place to start when searching for gift inspiration, so head into Optus, Telstra, or Vodafone and talk to the friendly team about the latest smartphone/home gadgets and gizmos, including the new iPhone 12 Pro Max. If your dad’s a gamer, a Nintendo switch from EB Games is right up his alley.
But if your dad’s all about the little details, a pair of sunglasses from Ozmosis will have him looking stylish, all while protecting those eyes. However, you can never go wrong with gifting dad a new cologne, especially if he’s the type of man to use the same one for years and not say anything. Pick up a luxurious Burberry cologne from Direct Chemist Outlet and he’ll think of you every time he sprays it.
Optus, Telstra or Vodafone iPhone 12 Pro Max POA
Strandbags Aviator Anthony Washed Briefcase $299 (Online only)
Direct Chemist Outlet Burberry Weekend Men EDT 50mL $49.99
EB Games Nintendo Switch Neon Console $469 (Click and Collect or Online only)
Ozmosis Rambler: Matte Black Polarised $289.95 (Online only)
When Dad says, “I’ve got everything”, it’s the little things that count
We’ve said it before, but more often than not it’s the little things that count. So, if he says, “I’ve got everything”, think about a small gift, a personal touch, or some quality time spent together this Father’s Day. Perhaps he likes to unwind with a good book like The Comfort Book from Dymocks. Or, why not spend time together and play DC Comics edition of Monopoly. As for the indecisive dad, you can never go wrong with a a pamper gift pack from Endota or a matching cufflinks and tie clip from Connor.
Mister Minit Dad Tankard $89.95 (Online only)
Connor Rose Gold Cufflink and Tie Pin Set $34.99 (Online only)
Zing Monopoly DC Comics Originals Edition Board Game $39 (Click and Collect or Online only)
Cotton On Dad Hat Personalised $29.99 (Online only)
Now that you know how to decode Dad this Father’s Day, feel inspired by the range of thoughtful gifts at your local Stockland. One thing’s for sure, he’s going to love the thought regardless. For more Father's Day inspiration and ideas visit stockland.com.au/dad
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