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Putting it bluntly, buying gifts for your dad can be a real punish (especially when you only get an indiscernible grunt as a response when asking what they’d like). If you’d had many a sleepless night over the stress of rocking up to his Birthday shindig empty-handed, fret not. Because what’s a helpless gift-giver to do when those closest to you provide zero inspiration? Turn to us of course, smart cookie.

Here we’ve compiled a list of 12 foolproof gifts that even the most difficult of dads will still froth over.

Australian Whisky Tasting Set ($149.00)

Plenty of dads love a cheeky nip of whisky now and then. Why not give him the gift of twelve with these mini craft bottles from White Possum spirits? Dad can either try each one over the course of a few days or go the whole hog with a blind tasting which will inevitably have him blind drunk. 

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Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium ($239) 

If dad loves a bit of a thrill, why not surprise him with a shark diving experience at the aquarium? Here, he can get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and exotic fish – and he’ll have a fun story to tell at dinner parties.

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Suede and Sheepskin Slip-On Slippers ($158.94) 

Nothing will soothe dad’s wintry sole (pun absolutely intended) like a pair of toasty slippers to warm his tootsies and his heart. Handmade and high-quality, it’s only the best for his feet. 

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Clarin’s Mens Revitalising Set ($60.00) 

Why not go ahead and give dad the gift of impeccable skin? Who knows, he might just get a new hobby out of this one – skincare king coming through.

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Hanging Leather Wash Bag ($165.00)

Dad may not be able to travel this year but that shouldn’t stop him from cleaning his crap off the bathroom counter. A wash bag is the handy thing he’d never buy for himself but will use all the time. It’s functional, easy on the eyes and made with the finest leather. You can also get this bad boy personalised for that extra special touch.  

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The Wedo Game Family Edition ($39.95) 

If dad is big on quality time, this is the best gift money can buy. Basically, it’s a chance to spend quality time with the family away from the screens and bustle of our 21st century lives. It’s filled with cute activities and questions that’ll bring the whole clan closer together and bring a few laughs. 

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Kayo Subscription (From $25) 

Paps may not be a diehard sports fan but he might be interested in watching the latest boxing match or cricket game. If only there was a convenient way for him to watch all kinds of sports. Oh wait, that’s exactly what Kayo is for. Stream AFL, NRL, NBA, MMA – all the abbreviations you can think of. Subscriptions start from $25 a month so you can choose how long you cop it for, but odds are dad will be so hooked he’ll take over payments soon enough. There’s also subscriptions for Disney+, Shudder or Binge that might be more his jam.

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Dolce & Gabbana ‘The One’ For Men Cologne ($69.99)

It’s every dads god given right to smell like a champion and this cologne will have him doing exactly that. This is one of the most highly-rated men’s colognes around so you know it’s a goodie. He may still be difficult to buy for but damn he smells delightful.

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Tabletop Organiser ($117.90)

Give your clutter dad a nudge in the right direction with this sleek table top organiser. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a present, trust us when we say he’ll be thanking you later once everything has its own place. 

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Reprehensible by Mikey Robins ($22.50)

If dad likes a bit of a chuckle while he learns something new, this is the book he needs to receive. It’s the story of historical figures throughout time as told by Aussie comedian Mikey Robins. Read about Catherine the Great’s extensive collection of pornographic furniture and Karl Marx’s epic pub crawls as the book delves deep into the tales of famous scoundrels and their reprehensible behaviour.

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Top 10 Tinnies Gift Box ($62.00)

Fathers and beers are a match made in heaven. Make his day extra special with this epic lineup of craft tinnies from around Australia. Nothing beats the sweet sound of cracking open a cold one, cheers to you dad. 

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Handsome Dad Beard Kit ($49.95) 

You probably won’t understand if you don’t have facial hair, but beard care is a legit thing. Trimming, combing, applying the magical oils and wax – caring for a beard is  a transcendent experience. He’ll love this handy kit filled with all the essentials to keep him looking schmick.  

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