I don’t know about you, but Father’s Day always seems to sneak up on us here at Brisbane Threads HQ. We know it is always the first weekend of September, yet every year it comes as a surprise right after August. If you’re stuck when it comes to gift ideas for your pa, fear not, because we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide to pass on some inspo and get the ideas flowing before the big day.
A Splash Of Luxury – Whether your Dad is a blokey bloke or one who enjoys the finer things in life, none can deny a good cologne or grooming pack when they receive one. Check out cosmetic and beauty brands for good quality shaving cream, facial cleanser, cologne and/or body wash packs. There’s some good options here. It’s one of those gifts that he’ll love, but rarely buys for himself, so you’re bound to be met with glee.
Restock His Wardrobe – Like ladies and shoes, a man can never have too many shirts. It’s the one item in their wardrobe they can wear on repeat, and if it’s a timeless pattern or classic colour, he’ll be wearing it for years to come. If he wears a suit to work, he’ll love another dress shirt to add to the mix, or if he wears smart casual on a daily basis, a nice plaid with a collar is a go-to style. If he’s a tradesman, well, anything he can wear out to dinner that’s not high-vis is perfect.
Something To Quench His Thirst – Dad and a cold beer go hand in hand, so this one is a surefire way to delight your papa bear. If a carton of his favourite beer seems too cliche, opt for a nice bottle of rum, scotch or red wine to tell him how grand you think he really is. If you want to get something unusual with a little thought, major department stores and bottle shops often sell gift packs of beers sourced from around the world.
The BBQ Is A Mans Best Friend – More often than not, the family BBQ is territory unknown to us lady folk, so give him everything he needs to cook the perfect BBQ feast with a gourmet twist. It might be something funny like a gag apron, or perhaps something useful like BBQ tools or seasoning and spices.
Give Him His Colours – If he’s a mad sports fan, gift him his colours and you’ll be number one in his eyes. Whether it is a new jersey, supporter kit, tickets to the next game or unique memorabilia, make sure you know his team and favourite player for the ultimate present.
A Box Of Goodness – We spoke about Boxes of Babylon over here, and we still can’t get enough – it’s a simple, yet unique gift idea and we’re in love. There’s a special Father’s Day gift pack here, and the Essential Man Traveller Collection and Man About Town collection are also perfect for Father’s Day gifts. Boxes of Babylon takes the hard work out of gift giving, with bespoke, limited edition gift packs full of treasures from around the world available to order at the click of a button. Get in quick to allow for shipping. The Gift Of Time – Watches to men are the number one accessory – they need one in every size, colour, texture and style. Watches are the only accessory men can wear everyday, so they like to have a collection rather than a ‘one watch fits all occasions’ scenario. Get him something funky that he probably wouldn’t pick himself, because we all know you’re the most fashionable in the family. Navy is huge this season if you think he’s willing to take the plunge, otherwise a brown band or a splash of rose gold is equally on trend.
Leather Love – It may seem cliche but a new leather wallet is a great gift, as long as you didn’t give him one last year! For some reason, men seem to have a ‘thing’ about wallets, so make sure you know his preferred style, shape and size before you splash some cash.
Books Are Not Dead – Despite the digital space moving from strength to strength, there’s nothing like a good book (you know the real life paper kind). Do some snooping and find out his favourite genre – biography, Australiana, travel bio, crime, sic-fi, romance (you never know), fantasy, war or general fiction. If he’s not a big reader, opt for a the latest cookbook, a sporting bio, handyman guide or a fishing manual.
What are you getting Dad this Father’s Day?
Editors note: if your Dad is floating around in the sky this Father’s Day, we’re sending big love to you, x