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How to spoil dad at home

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Father’s Day is around the corner and these gifts will make him feel extra special.

We’re feeling especially grateful for time spent with loved ones this year, so if you’re fortunate enough to spend the day with dad this year – make it a special one! This mixture of DIY, personalised and store-bought gift ideas is sure to give you the inspiration to spoil your old man this Father’s Day. And you can find everything you need at your local Stockland centre. 

Engrave something special 

A set of golf clubs

When it comes to picking the perfect pressie for dad, the ones with a personal touch are often the most special. And for this clever Father’s Day gift you don’t even need to buy anything. Engraving something he holds close to his heart like a dress watch or his beloved golf clubs, is a thoughtful way to show him you care. And if your dad loves a laugh, you could ask the team at Mister Minit to engrave your mum’s name one of the clubs. That way dad can say he spends time with mum every weekend! Cheeky. 

DIY BBQ basting sauce kit 

Cake ingredients.

One of the best parts about Father’s Day is that it also signals the start of spring, and warmer weather means the start of barbecue season! And what better gift to give the king of the barbie, than a DIY basting sauce kit. This is a great one to do with the kids as well! Start by collecting some old jam jars to pour the sauces into, label them ‘Dad’s secret BBQ sauce’ and follow one of the Stockland recipes like the always delicious BBQ and thyme chilli sauce. You’ll find all the ingredients in one easy location, your local Stockland centre. 

Tie-dye socks

Two pair of colourful socks.

For all the cool dads out there, you know the ones who love a quirky tie and some novelty socks, this homemade gift will put a big smile on his dial. Put a twist on the classic socks for Father’s Day gift by picking up a few plain white pairs from Big W, Target or Kmart, and grabbing a tie-dye kit while you’re at it! A custom-made pair of tie-dye socks to wear under his dress pants will be a great conversation starter at work. And every time someone asks where he got his groovy socks from, he’ll tell them you made them for Father’s Day. 

Coffee machine with locally roasted coffee beans 

A father and son cooking over a BBQ.

The movement to support local growers is stronger than ever right now and if your dad loves a good coffee and is doing his best to be sustainable as well, this gift is sure to fill up his cup on Father’s Day. Pick up some perfectly roasted coffee beans by one of your local growers so dad can brew his own cup every morning. And if you can’t find a roaster yourself, Glee Coffee Roasters (who originated on the NSW Central Coast) have won some pretty impressive awards in the caffeine arena. Oh, and if he doesn’t have a coffee machine at home, perhaps go in with the siblings and buy him one to accompany the coffee beans. JB Hi-Fi has some great options!

A Father’s Day banquet

If your dad loves to eat, like many dads across Australia, then a Father’s Day banquet is a no-brainer. Not only will you get to spend quality time with him over a meal, it’s a budget-friendly way to spoil him come September 6. The week leading up to the big day, hand dad a blank menu with spaces for entrée, main and dessert and ask him to fill in the blanks. And if he’s having trouble deciding, you can’t go wrong with this delicious BBQ seafood recipe. This is a brilliant idea to get the little ones involved too, as they will learn some cooking skills while making dad feel special at the same time. You could even couple this Father’s Day idea with the BBQ basting sauce kit and hold a dad-themed barbecue banquet! 

Finding a gift that’s as wonderful as dad doesn’t have to be difficult. And this year, for those of us fortunate enough to spend the day with him, just being there is enough to make him feel loved. 

Did you create one of our DIY Father’s Day gift creations? Be sure to tag us on Instagram @stocklandshopping, so you can share the inspiration with others! 

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