The Not So Last Minute, Last Minute Gift Guide
If you are yet to decide how you intend to thank the old man for teaching you how to ride your bike without training wheels, taking you fishing or introducing you to the joy that is Farnsy’s Whispering Jack album, you had better get cracking.
With the posties still run off their feet, delays in shipping times and some shops still closed
due to Coronavirus, there’s no such thing as last minute shopping for Father’s Day in 2020. To save you time, we have rounded up the ultimate all-Aussie gift guide with a pressie to suit every type of father, or father figure, in your life.
For the Dad who’s always stealing your lipbalm
A super nourishing balm for the dad who never buys his own but is always happy to steal yours. The refreshing Lanostick Minty is made with rich lanolin and cooling peppermint that will have dad reaching for it whether he's out on the slopes, in the water or on a run.
For the Dad who is too laidback for cufflinks
Mala bracelets are known to induce a sense of calm, used to ground oneself and promote gratitude. Traditionally used in meditation practices, it’s the perfect accessory for a dad who needs to stress less. The bracelets are hand-made with Indian sandalwood, sustainably farmed in Kununurra, Western Australia.
For the Dad who takes a holistic approach to wellness
This protein powder is for the wellness warrior is designed to support metabolism, nutrition and immunity with over forty Certified Organics wholefood ingredients and Vitamin D to build, repair, and maintain healthy muscles. The Beauty Chef was founded by Carla Oates in her kitchen in Bondi 11 years ago.
For the Dad who loves the great outdoors
If Dad’s craving for outdoor adventures can’t be satisfied due to travel restrictions, transport him with scent instead. This warm and enveloping fragrance ignites the senses with notes of cinnamon, clove and sandalwood which roar to life with wild Orris and rich Guaiac Wood; a fragrance as intense as a flickering fire.
For the Dad who grew a beard in lockdown
Woodsman Beard Oil is 100% Organic Argan Oil, proven to naturally moisturise your skin, help repair damaged follicles and add natural shine to your hair. It’s all natural and non-greasy. No frills, No fuss. It gets in there and gets the job done, day after glorious beard-flaunting day. Woodsman Beard Oil has a mild natural scent that doesn't interfere with cologne or other products.
For the dad who thinks he is a trendsetter
If dad fancies himself a bit of a fashionista with a unique take on style, look no further than Lafitte’s collection of unique socks featuring novelty prints and bright patterns, all ensuring he can make a bold statement with a simple flash of ankle.
For the dad who enjoys a cold one
If Dad likes to unwind with a stubby after a hard day’s work, why not consider a personalised bottle opener. These striking handforged bottle openers are crafted from mild steel, using traditional methods by local artisan blacksmiths, making it a keepsake gift and bar accessory.
For the dad who knows the restorative power of a cuppa
If Dad enjoys the simple pleasures in life, he will love the taste and ritual Monista Tea Father’s Day gift sets.
The specialist loose leaf tea brand have collaborated with luxe porcelain designer Coote&Co to create two limited edition gift sets. Choose from the royal and refreshing Very English Breakfast or the bold and brisk Amsterdam Breakfast, both teamed with Coote&Co’s “dad-sized” porcelain teacup and saucer in navy blue or apple green - along with a Monista Tea Infuser beautifully wrapped with a personalised note
For the dad who makes a mean mojito
This mortar & pestle is for the cook or barman who wants to bring a little colour and aesthetic into their kitchen space. Perfect for grinding herbs and spices, mixing a salad dressing or marinade, making pesto or perfecting the ultimate cocktail.
All Mud Australia is handmade in our studio in Sydney, Australia.
For the dad who appreciates fair dinkum craftmanship
Designed to go anywhere, the Avalon Akubra hat is relaxed, classy and a real head turner for all seasons. A timeless classic, just like Dad, it features a soft buckram inner and a plaited bonded leather band with a brass Akubra plate.
For the dad who loves a ripper tipple
Australian whiskey label, Ned, are releasing 100 Limited Edition bottles each personalised with “Dad” by a Melbourne-based calligrapher. Each also come with a NED mini flask keyring and 6 NED coasters. NED is an easy-drinking, great-tasting Australian Whisky that has been crafted specifically for local dark spirits drinkers.
For the dad who always opens the card first
Words from the heart always mean the most, so surprise and delight Dad with a V. Happy Papers greeting card filled with all the reasons you love him, like his bushy eyebrows.
For the dad who doesn’t have favourites
This pack is the perfect gift to show dear dad just how much you care. Like Dad, Hey Tiger doesn’t have favourites, so this pack comes with a flamboyantly flavoured lineup of four fancy bars: And Chill, Hello Officer, Summer in the City and Game Changer, so Dad won’t have to choose.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Anna Byrne grew up in Bendigo in regional Victoria before moving to Melbourne where she enjoyed a decade-long career as a columnist for the Herald Sun, becoming one of Australia’s most recognised lifestyle voices. Renowned for her insightful and humorous musings on the world of fashion and beyond, her take on style is both witty and refreshingly non-elitist. Anna loves musicals, McLaren Vale Chardonnay, the Melbourne footy club and can quote Muriel’s Wedding, verbatim. A passionate campaigner for small business, Anna is excited to join Buy Aussie Now as a freelance contributor.