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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 Father’s Day 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.

Glenfiddich 12YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Glenfiddich 12YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($66)

Plenty of dads love a cheeky nip of whisky now and then, so why not give him the gift of a bloody good drop? Glenfiddich is a renowned Scotch whisky ’round the globe, and has been matured in bourbon oak casks so you know it’ll be lip-smacking good. It’s fresh, it’s fruity, and is said to go well with meat. Dad’ll froth that.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Echo dot

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($59)

Get dad the ultimate shed mate, the Echo Dot. The smart device means that he can sing out to Alexa to play music, answer questions, find recipes for the BBQ, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and more. He’ll absolutely love how easy the Echo Dot will make life. 

BTW: If you sign up for an Amazon Prime subscription you can pick up an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for only $10. This offer is exclusive to new members and is available until 11:59pm AEST, September 9. If you stay subscribed, a Prime membership is $6.99/month.

Footy Banners by Leigh Meyrick and Matthew Hagias

Footy Banners by Leigh Meyrick and Matthew Hagias ($21.59)

If dad likes a bit of a chuckle, a bit of history and a lot of AFL, chances are he’ll get a kick (sorry) out of this new coffee table book, Footy Banners. It dives into the history of the humble footy banner — aka, the bit of paper the players run through as they take to the field before a game — and looks at the stories behind some of the more famous banners in history. Yep, including Collingwood’s extremely spicy hidden message banner of 2018.

Craft Beer Coopery

Craft Beer Coopery Gift Box (currently $77.95)

If your dad loves nothing more than the sounds of a cold beer being cracked at the end of the day, Craft Beer Coopery’s gift box will land you the favourite child status. The gift pack comes with nine different hand-selected craft beers, the limited edition book, Australia’s Craftiest Beer 2021 (a guide to 50 of the best), a coupla coasters and, of course, a beer snack or either beef jerky or nuts.

UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers


UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers ($120)

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. 

Hunter Lab Light Armoury Kit

hunter lab skincare

Hunter Lab Light Armoury Kit ($58)

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.

Hanging Leather Wash Bag

Father's Day

Hanging Leather Wash Bag ($165)

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.

The Wedo Game Family Edition

Father's Day Gift

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.

Kayo SubscriptionFather's Day

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 are also subscriptions for Disney+, Shudder or Binge that might be more his jam.

Yves Saint Laurent Y Le Parfum EDP

Yves Saint Laurent Y Le Parfum

Yves Saint Laurent Y Le Parfum EDP ($139)

It’s every dad’s 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.

Tabletop Organiser

Father's Day

Tabletop Organiser ($117.90)

Give your clutter dad a nudge in the right direction with this sleek tabletop 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. 

Handsome Dad Beard Kit

Father's Day

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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