It’s that time again when we try to make up for all the stress and worry we’ve caused our fathers for the past year with a cheap card and a tie that doesn’t match any of his clothes. Or not! Step it up this year with some of these ideas, and maybe he’ll think twice about leaving his estate to the family dog.
Leatherman ($129.50, eBay)
Men love being manly, and a Leatherman multitool makes even the girliest of men look like a lumberjack. They even come in a sexy, sleek matte black! (Sorry not sorry for associating the word “sexy” with your dad.)
Led Lenser P7.2 ($70.50, eBay)
Apparently, men like flashlights. The Led Lenser P7.2 is a “serious man”‘s flashlight. The beam is so bright it can also double as a light saber, in case your dad is a Jedi like mine.
L’ASCARI Espresso Man Candle ($29, Navy Crockett)
Yeah ok, this one is more of a gift for the both of you. It comes in other manly (read: not floral) scents such as Sawdust, Vodka & Schnapps, and Open Field.
BBQ Pizza Kit ($19.95, Aldi)
For the dad who likes to cook, or just hates other people’s cooking. If you miss out, there’s a slightly more expensive pizza stone/mega spatula combo at Barbeques Galore ($29.95) – and they deliver!
For the dad who has everything – he can always use more booze! If you’re feeling crafty, you can customise a wine label (“Char-DAD-nay”). If you’re feeling lazy, Dan Murphy’s have gift cards.
Vinyl Clock (~$40, Etsy)
These clocks are carved from vinyl records into all sorts of designs. Show your dad you were totally listening when he was telling you what music he likes!
Oxfam Unwrapped ($9 and up, Oxfam)
Get dad a gift that he can’t hate without feeling like a dickbag – donate to a charity on his behalf! Oxfam have a huge variety of gifts
The classic “I didn’t know what to get you, but you need to be OK with this because I efforted!” gambit. Add a card and you’ll be child of the year.