Dad’s can often be hard to buy gifts for, given that many of them simply buy what they need or want during the year. So, as Father’s Day nears — it’s coming up on Sunday, September 6 — it’s normal to feel a little underwhelmed by your gift options.
So, we’ve curated a list of gift ideas for Father’s Day 2020 — whether your dad is a sporty guy, a bookworm or a cologne collector, there’s something for everyone. And, many of these can be ordered online and sent straight to your dad.
Sony has today dropped its most advanced audio product yet — the WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones with superior sound quality and a 30-hour battery life. These latest headphones from the sound leader offer the same technology from the popular WH-1000XM3, only with additional smart features that allow you to personalise and control music, improve noise cancellation and adjust ambient sound automatically based on your preferences.
They’re the perfect WFH companion for the dads who need some peace and quiet, plus love to rock out on their lunch break. Get them now in black or silver at the Sony online store or at tech retailers for $549.95.
With top notes that include bergamot, rosemary and violet leaves and heart notes of orris, amber, frankincense, cistus, myrrh and vanilla, Interlude Black Iris by Amouage is a zesty fragrance. The base notes include leather, patchouli, sandalwood and cedarwood to leave a woody aroma that permeates the skin. Shop Interlude Black Iris for $459 (100ml).
Martell Blue Swift is an anything-but-boring spirit destined to impress those dads who love a tipple at the conclusion of a meal, or as they put their feet up by the fire. A product of France, the complex flavours of the Eau de Vie de Vin can be attributed to its makeup of 100% Cognac VSOP finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks. Available to purchase from Dan Murphys for $109.99.
Sanitise everything from mobile phones to pens, remote controls and reading glasses with this Sanitiser Bag from Homedics. This device kills up to 99% of bacteria with no chemicals and works in just one minute, so your dad can sanitise to his heart’s desire. Shop at Myer for $119.
Skincare might not be on the top of dad’s priority list when he buys for himself but he’ll surely appreciate your skincare selections. The Grown Alchemist Regenerating Night Cream is a rich advanced facial cream formulated with a potent blend of peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and essential omega fatty acids that restore skin elasticity while noticeably reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Your dad will also notice a boost in his skin’s hydration levels, which helps transforms skin texture to appear more youthful-looking. Shop the Regenerating Night Cream for $95.
For the dads who love to move (or have goals to get moving), a pair of Under Armour running shoes is the ultimate gift. These advanced running shoes are designed to facilitate a comfortable and supportive workout, and are ideal for those who need their shoes to work as hard, if not harder, than they do. Made from lightweight and breathable materials, these bad boys provide support in all the right places and connect to the UA MyMapRun app, which tracks and analyses your running metrics to help make you a better runner. Available online now for $220.
Holly Ryan’s HR20 collection debut’s the designer’s first-ever range of unisex jewellery. Timeless in their form, the pieces come in a range of materials to suit all styles, including recycled gold, silver and black rhodium. Holly Ryan jewellery is made-to-order, meaning less waste is produced in the process. As such, a signet ring from the brand is the ideal gift for an eco-conscious dad. Starting from $210 on Holly Ryan.
Formulated with magnesium chloride from The Dead Sea, this Salt Lab Magnesium Oil Spray is perfect for those who struggle to sleep or experience painful muscles after exercising. Simply use before bed or after a strenuous gym sesh to reap the benefits. Shop for your dad via the Salt Lab website for $32.99.
Give dad the gift of cinema with a voucher to the value of $50, $80 or $100 to spend at his local HOYTS cinema. No doubt dad has missed going to the movies over the past few months, and he’ll be sure to award your endless brownie points for the opportunity to catch the latest blockbuster on you. Head over to the HOYTS online store now to grab your gift card.
Made from traceable ocean plastic, The BadFish is a high-performance handplane that is perfect for bodysurfers of all ages and abilities. Each plane is made from plastic collected at the Great Barrier Reef and from household recycling bins — it’s the first handplane made without any virgin plastic materials. So good! Shop via Biome for $89.95.
Founded by supermodel Elle Macpherson, WelleCo’s Nourishing Protein is designed to help support muscle recovery and energy levels. Formulated to be gluten-free and without non-GMO ingredients, this protein has been infused with pre and probiotics, herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals so it’s great for general health. And the chocolate flavour is completely delicious. Shop via Sephora Australia for $90.
With some spare time on his hands, dad would surely appreciate the opportunity to feel like a big kid again and unwind with some game time. If he’s yet to have purchased a PS4, you could make his day/month/year by buying him his very own for $559.95. If he already has one, consider treating him to a new game, like the popular Ghost of Tsushima ($99.95), Marvel’s Iron Man ($54.95), or with a PlayStation store credit that he can use at his leisure.
Help your dad smell like Olympic champion Michael Klim with his fragrance Aqua Beyond: Deep Blue. The fragrance starts with an aroma of deep woody amber and cedar that develops into a fresh burst of citrus coupled with spices like red ginger. Shop via Chemist Warehouse for $29.99.
A plastic-free solution to shaving is the Leaf Shave Reusable Razor. Made from solid zinc and stainless steel, the razor can take one, two or three individual razor blades for a customisable shave. It also allows the user to shave with, across or against the grain. Shop via Biome for $135.
Created by Australian brand Tony & Munro, this set includes an Eye Gel, a Correcting Concealer and a BB cream. Tony & Munro has successfully created products that combine both skincare and makeup to smooth out redness and blemishes and leave skin looking fresh. Perfect for those dads who are skincare aficionados. Shop via Tony & Munro for $120.
The Withings Steel HR Smartwatch is a hybrid device that automatically tracks sleep patterns as well as walking, running and swimming stats. During workouts, the device monitors continuous heart rate, distance, elevation and pace via connected GPS. It also keeps a track of heart rate during the day and while sleeping.
Your dad will also be able to receive smartphone notifications via the watch, including texts, calls and event reminders. There are a number of designs available but this sleek design is perfect to wear in the gym and to the office. Shop the Withings Steel HR Smartwatch via The Good Guys for $289.
For the dad who loves winding down with a whiskey, these Whiskey Stones by Refinery are just what he needs. Using plain old ice waters the drink down while these stones will keep it cold without diluting the flavour. Cheers to that! Available at Myer for $19.99.
A fluid, lightweight lotion with fresh notes of Eau de Campagne, this luxe body lotion from French brand Sisley will leave your dad’s skin feeling soft and subtlety perfumed. The lotion easily absorbs into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy, which is also a win when it comes to body creams. Shop online via the Sisley Paris Website for $110.
Fondly named a ‘Prescription to the Wilderness’, a gift card to stay at an Unyoked cabin is the perfect gift for the dads who love to spend time amongst nature. Unyoked currently has 17 cabins just a short distance each from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, though more will be announced later this year. Each cabin is secluded away from human intervention, operates off-the-grid and is equipped with a campfire plus comfortable amenities. Grab dad a gift card now, starting from $223 for a one night stay, on the Unyoked site.
Treat dad to a luxe beard oil this Father’s Day. This plant-based formula by Le Labo is made with sunflower, grapeseed and jojoba oil to protect, smooth and nourish both the facial hair and the skin underneath. With an aroma of bergamot, lavender, violet and tonka bean, you’ll have dad smelling and looking his best. Shop via MECCA for $96.
For the dad who’s impossible to buy for the fact he has everything, why not treat him to lunch on you? Chargrill Charlie’s gourmet chicken, chips, burgers and salads have a reputation of unparalleled deliciousness and we can confirm the chicken is worth the hype. With locations in Sydney and Melbourne, dad will easily be able to cash in his voucher on a day that suits him best, making this voucher the gift that gives long after Father’s Day has passed.
Inspired by the waters of the Mediterranean, this latest offering from Missoni is the closest you’ll get to gifting your dad an overseas trip for the foreseeable. With a fresh scent of citrus and sea notes combined with aromatic herbs like rosemary, this fragrance offers a masculine and spicy vibe.
For the curious dads passionate about family and history, an AncestryDNA kit could connect him with long lost family members and help him discover more about his own genetic makeup and ancestry across the world.
The at-home kit takes a sample before analysing your DNA at more than 700,000 genetic markers, to provide a breakdown of your ethnicity and help connect you with distant relatives via a message hub. Purchase dad’s AncestryDNA kit for $129 on the Ancestry site now.
Between the cold weather and the constant hand washing, your dad’s hands are probably feeling a little worse for wear. The Hemp Hand Protector by The Body Shop provides heavy-duty hydration and relives and protect, leaving hands feeling soothed and nourished.
Give dad the gift of a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a seaplane flight over Sydney’s stunning coastline up towards Palm Beach, followed by a delicious seafood lunch at the Empire Lounge in Rose Bay.
He’ll enjoy breathtaking views as the plane flies north to Palm Beach, returning via the waterways of Pittwater for a final circuit over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Dad will land at the Empire Lounge, which serves up modern Australian cuisine using fresh seasonal produce and locally sourced seafood. We’re talking oysters, prawns, the lot! Prices vary, so check the Sydney Seaplane and Empire Lounge sites to browse all packages.
Give your dad the gift of pain-free hair removal this Father’s Day. Created to remove pesky hairs anywhere on the body (from face to chest to underarms), its a great device to have on hand as it can get into those hard-to-reach areas where razors can’t.
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep this year with a bed linen set from The Sheet Society. The newest product in The Sheet Society’s stunning range is the Leo Stripes linen, made from 100% stone-washed cotton and designed for to be effortlessly mixed with other core styles from The Sheet Society’s bedding vault.
Stone washing gives the sheets a relaxed look but also ensures they’re soft on the skin, from the very first sleep. The Leo Stripes range starts from $55 and comes in a range of colours to suit your dad’s style.
While the name might be a little complicated, the product itself is not. Housed in a porcelain box is a porous stone that you pour perfume concentrate into in order to create a little air freshener — albeit the chicest air freshener you’ve probably ever seen.
With woody notes of grapefruit, bergamot, patchouli, oak and nutmeg, your dad can pop this around the house to bring a delightful aroma to the room. It can also be used in the bathroom or even the car. Shop via MECCA for $116.
Having clean, breathable air throughout the home has perhaps never been so important. With harsh disinfectants flying around constantly, it’s wise to have an appliance running that can eliminate these harmful and irritating chemicals in excess, plus particles like pollen, mould spores, odours and germs and bacteria.
The Dyson Pure Cool Me is a personalised fan that provides a clean stream of fresh air, all the while removing 99.95% of pollutants while it works. Whether dad’s working from home or working out from home, he’ll be better off having this around him while he goes about it. Available at select retailers and on the Dyson site now for $499.
For those dads who seemingly have everything, a gift set is always a winner. This set from Natio includes a Smooth Shave Gel, a Calming Aftershave Balm and SPF30+ Face Moisturiser as well as a complimentary toiletry bag — all products that are important to maintaining happy and healthy skin.
Using sunscreen on a daily basis might not be a priority for your dad, so gifting him some could help him on his way. And, shaving products are always going to come in handy for him as well. Head to the Natio website to shop the Natio for Men Gift Set — Smooth for $29.95.
This handy device replaces a pressure cooker, air fryer and slow cooker so your dad can free up some bench space. With the Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker, you can grill, steam, roast, air fry and slow cook —literally everything your dad could ever need to do in the kitchen.
The layered rack allows you to create complete meals in the one appliance and you can cook a whole chicken in the device in just 40 minutes. Dinner at dads for the foreseeable future. Shop via Myer for $299.
Champagne Smile delivers a bespoke Cosmetic Teeth Whitening service in a mobile capacity as well as in multiple salons across Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong. The team at Champagne Smile can whiten teeth up to 14 shades lighter with this safe and effective treatment to target discolouration.
If your dad is wanting to whiten his toothy pegs, considering gifting him a voucher to Champagne Smiles this Father’s Day. The Ultra White Treatment can whiten teeth up to 14 shades for $450, while the Triple Treatment can whiten up to seven shades for $250. Head online to Champagne Smiles to purchase a gift voucher.
The ever-popular Swedish Fjallraven backpacks make for a great Father’s Day gift for the fact they’re equal parts stylish and practical. Available in a huge range of colourways to suit every dad’s wardrobe, the bag makes for a lightweight companion for running day-to-day errands and on short weekenders. Available on Amazon for $141.28.
If you literally have no idea what to get your dad — either because he has everything or is just a little picky — there’s one thing he’ll always use: soap! It might seem bizarre to gift your dad soap but it’s not so weird when it’s from Dior. This woody scented soap can be used on the face, hands and body and it gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. Shop via Sephora for $79.
The Daily Edited has curated a Father’s Day edit with a range of personalised gifts to suit every dad and his passions. With tech accessories from phone and Airpod cases to laptop bags and grooming accessories like toiletries bags and cufflink cases, there’s truly something for every dad in here, customisable with his initials and in a range of colours. Shop the Father’s Day edit now on The Daily Edited, starting from $49.95.
For that sporty dad who can never sit still, consider gifting him Modex — a patented liquid formulation containing the natural ingredient Pycnogenol, which is a Nitric Oxide generator, potent anti-Inflammatory and plays an important role against free radical damage.
After consuming a one-litre bottle of Modex (which lasts around a month), people typically find it greatly enhances their performance, ability to recover and mental clarity. Your dad can integrate it into his routine by taking 30ml one to four hours before working out. Head to the Modex website to shop Modex Every Day — 1 Litre for $69.95.
— Nivea Men Sensitive Protect Gift Bag
Designed specifically for men with sensitive skin, this gift bag by Nivea is the perfect gift for those dads who suffer with unhappy skin. The pack includes a face wash, shaving gel, protective moisturiser and aerosol. Shop in-store at Chemist Warehouse or Target for $24.99.
This kit from Little Acre contains everything needed to grow oyster mushrooms including a spray bottle to water your kit, an instruction card, a recipe card and substrate inoculated with Oyster mushroom spawn. If your dad is a foodie, he’ll love to grow his own mushies at home. Yum! Available from Biome for $35.95.
For the dads who like wine and love trying new drops, a Sometimes Always mixed pack could be just what he needs to expand upon his tastes and experience unique new flavours. The South Australian-based wine platform has curated special packs perfect for gifts, and starting from $65.
Traditionally used to count prayers, help stay grounded and induce a sense of calm and gratitude in meditation practices, this Heartwood Mala Bracelet is perfect for those dads who swear by their daily meditation.
Made from sustainably farmed Indian sandalwood, your dad can use these beads as a daily reminder of his blessings and to ground himself. Shop via Heartwood for $150.
Perfect for shorter hairstyles, This Is A Forming Pomade by Davines has a lightweight formula that allows hair to be styled and reworked as needed. If your dad is into styling his ‘do, this non-sticky and non-greasy pomade will give him a shiny, workable hold. Head to Salon Style to shop Davines This Is A Forming Pomade for $41.95.
If dad loves to down sparkling water, then the gift of limitless fizz could be just what he needs. A SodaStream reduces the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles and will save him heaps of money in the long run. Right now, SodaStream has curated a number of special Father’s Day packs, including the Source Element Hydration Pack, which includes three FUSE 1L bottles, a twin pack of FUSE 500ml bottles, two Soda Press Co Organic Soda Syrups, and one CO2 cylinder to make instant fizzy drinks. All of this for $159.
A powerful blend that starts out fresh and moves into a spicy leather accord, Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million EDT gives off an aroma of blood mandarin, peppermint, rose, cinnamon, leather and amber.
With the tagline “The scent of success”, this fragrance is perfect for those dad’s who prefer a strong, wood flavour for their signature scent. Head in-store or online to Myer to shop the Paco Rabanne 1 Million EDT for $101 (50ml).
When dad loves camping as much as he loves beers, a Thermos Trailsman Can Cooler is the ideal gift. The perfect camping companion, the insulated cooler holds 36 cans and is leakproof, meaning you can fill it with ice too. Even better, the cooler can be used to keep food warm. Currently on sale from $120 to $88 at Peter’s of Kensington.
The GitetteLabs Heated Razor delivers the comfort of a hot towel with every stroke thanks to the stainless steel warming bar that distributes heat quickly while providing a soothing warmth.
The addition of the warming bar helps to soften the hair and allows for a closer shave — perfect for the dad who prefers a clean look. Head to the Shaver Shop to purchase the GilletteLabs Heated Razor Starter Kit for $299.
For the traditional dads who love a G&T, Gordon’s newest Mediterranean-inspired Sicilian Lemon Distilled Gin puts a zesty twist on an original and much-loved classic. Made using natural flavours and real Sicilian lemons, the spirit will bring Italy to your dad, and is available in both a full-strength 700ml spirit ($49.99) and in a ready-to-drink format mixed with soda ($21.99 for 330ml x4-pack). $46 from BWS.
Made in Switzerland from an acetate sheet that has been polished, bevelled and cut, this Beardbrand Beard Comb has wide teeth that are perfect for beards, as well as fine teeth for moustaches.
According to a review written by Christopher W., this Beard Comb is a winner. “Cheap combs can have jagged edges so I treated myself to a high-quality comb that is kind to my beard. It’s a good investment because the comb will last a lifetime,” he wrote. You can shop Beardbrand’s Beard Comb via the Beard & Blade website for $29.99.
If all else fails, grab a candle from Glasshouse Fragrances. Diving Into Cyprus features top notes of saffron, lavender and sea salt, middle notes of orange blossom, violet and cedarwood and finishes with amber, sandalwood and moss. While we can’t currently go to Cyprus, your dad can inject a little Mediterranean goodness into his home via this candle. Shop via Glasshouse Fragrances online for $49.95.
Update your dad’s skincare routine with the help of Bondi Skin Co. The Anti-Aging Serum Kit comes with three different serums including a Vitamin C Serum, that helps defend against damage caused by environmental aggressors like UV and pollution.
The addition of the Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps to promote hydration in the skin as well as reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. The final product is a Vitamin A (Retinoid) Serum that helps to bolster collagen production and facilitate skin cell renewal.
This helps reduce the appearance of sunspots, wrinkles and results in a more even skin tone. And, a portion of all sales from Bondi Skin Co. are donated to Drought Angels and Black Dog Institue. How good! Shop the Men’s Essential Anti-Aging Serum Kit for $119.95.
One of Australia’s most celebrated cricketers and most successful captains, Ricky Ponting, has enjoyed producing Ponting Wines alongside award-winning winemaker, Ben Riggs, just as much as we’ve loved drinking it.
Now, the pair have teamed up with The Hamper Emporium for six exclusive gift hampers that each feature the best drops from Ponting Wines, plus a selection of gourmet foods and nibbles. Ideal for the dad who loves cricket as much as he loves snacking, there’s really something for everyone and with flavour combinations to suit all tastes. Starting from $99 on The Hamper Emporium.
If your dad is an oral health enthusiast then he’ll definitely appreciate receiving the world’s first flossing toothbruth. The Waterpik Sonic-Fusion combines the power of a sonic electric toothbrush with the effectiveness of the Waterpik Water Flosser.
The device allows the user to brush, floss or do both at the same time and the Sonic-Fusion is up to two times more effective than traditional brushing and flossing for reducing plaque and improving gum health. It’s also particularly good for people with implants or those with crowns, bridges and veneers as it an really get into all the nooks and crannies when flossing. You can shop the Waterpik Sonic-Fusion via Shaver Shop for $354.95.
Made from 100% soft Australian wool, the Lack of Colour fedora is a timeless staple for any sun-safe dad and will elevate his closet instantly, whether worn while at work in the sun or to simply jazz up a weekend look. It’s an affordable gift between siblings at $152.79 from Amazon.
A dark fragrance that leaves a rich, bold and lingering sensation with notes of leather and dark roasted coffee. The opening notes of the fragrance include grapefruit, mandarin and pink pepper, while the mid notes are cardamom and cinnamon finishing on that coffee bean scent.
Perfect for the cooler months, UOMO is made for an “audacious, ambitious man who reaffirms his strong personality and the unmistakable, timeless style of Salvatore Ferragamo.” Shop Salvatore Ferragamo UOMO in-store and online at David Jones for $139 (100ml).
This year has been extremely taxing for everyone and collectively our mental health has copped a beating. Adding meditation into his daily routine could help your dad effectively manage his stress levels and improve his quality of sleep.
Gifting him with a subscription to a mindfulness app like Calm will help him on the road to learning how to use meditation and mindfulness to his advantage. A year’s subscription to Calm costs US$69.99 and can be purchased via the Calm website.
If your dad’s a fan of sleek design, the aesthetically-pleasing Brass Oil Burner from Aesop is your best bet. Designed for Aesop by Studio Henry Wilson, the Oil Burner is crafted from solid brass and allows the user to burn their favourite oil over a standard tealight candle.
Simply pop a candle in the cradle, light it and replace the lid. Then, pop five to ten drops of oil into the oil well. Aesop’s Anouk Oil Burner Blend is our favourite thanks to the calming blend of citrus aromas including bergamot rind. Shop the Brass Oil Burner in-store and online at Aesop for $195.
If your dad’s current golf bag is looking a little worse for wear, consider treating him to a brand new one this Father’s Day. The Forrester Cart Bag by Callaway is designed to hold everything your dad needs on the golf course including specially designed individual pockets for his phone and sunglasses.
There is also a thermal-lined cooler pocket for drinks and a full-length rain cover should it get a little rainy on the course. Shop the Callaway Forrester 2.0 Cart Bag via the Drummond Golf website for $329.95.
Gift your dad with a sleek and effective skincare routine with every product he’ll need from a facial cleanser to a moisturiser. Containing three essential topical vitamins, a gentle PH balanced cleanser and a daily broad-spectrum UV protective moisturiser fortified with zinc oxide. Shop the A-Zinc Kit for $104.
Whether your pops is a tennis fan or not, Open by Andre Agassi is a fascinating look into the life of a professional athlete. The autobiography documents everything from his early life of being groomed by his father to become a tennis prodigy to his relationship with ex-wife Brooke Shields. Shop Open by Andre Agassi online at Booktopia for $21.25.