First Father’s Day Gift Ideas For 10 Types Of Dad

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Dads and granddads are probably the hardest crowds to buy a present for. They are self-sacrificing yet at the same time self-sufficient. There is very little they want and most of them will be happy with just a hug and a kiss.

But as wives, mums, or daughters, we want to show our deepest appreciation for what the men in our lives have done. So I’ve scoured the Internet for a variety of gifts available in Australia that will delight most if not all the wonderful dads out there.

Thinking of making a card to go with your gift? Check out my post on 5 Easy DIY Father’s Day Cards.


My top picks for gifts for dads in Australia:

1. The Romantic Dad

The Night Sky is a unique Australian boutique offering beautiful custom wall art of star maps on any night. You can choose a specific date and location, add personalised text, and also select a background colour for the night sky – Black, Midnight Blue, Grey Blue, or Aquamarine.

This is a truly special Father’s Day gift to commemorate a day that dad will never forget.


2. The Funny Dad

If you’ve stuck around in the parenting realm for long enough, you’ll be no stranger to American webcomic artist Brian Gordon, the illustrator behind the hugely popular Fowl Language, an ongoing series of parenting comics full of satire and sarcasm.

However, few people know that he has published two books – Welcome To Parenting and The Struggle Is Real – compiling some of his best comics that are not published on his social media or website.

If you want the digital version of the books, these are only available on Amazon AU. Incidentally, the cheapest price for the paperback versions that I found is also on Amazon AU.

Book 1 Kindle Version | Book 2 Kindle Version

He also has a third book “Winging It – The Art Of Imperfect Parenting” due to be released on 1 Oct 2019, which is now available for pre-order in Australia only on Amazon AU.


3. The Eco Dad

Personalised premium bamboo watches Australia

Bamboo Watches is an online boutique stocking premium Australian bamboo brands including Bamb-U and Cowan Brown.

For a limited time only, they now offer express free shipping within Australia for their personalised watches and gifts collection. They also have Afterpay on their site for easy budgeting.

Personalised premium bamboo watches Australia
Personalised watch gift sets for the eco-conscious and style-loving dads | Shop range >>

They also have a range of premium bamboo frame sunglasses which don’t allow for engraving but could be a cool idea for a sun-loving dad.

Sandman Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses
Premium bamboo sunglasses |

4. The Hands-On Dad

Dad By My Side is a heartwarming illustrative book by European artist Soosh. A compilation of sweet, precious moments between a dad and his daughter, with simple annotations for each illustration, this book is a perfect present for the dad who spends bedtime with his kids.

I love how her simple yet beautiful illustrations manage to capture the fleeting, loving moments between a dad and his child.

Available format: Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback


5. The Chocolate Lover Dad

Koko Black x Dan Hunter Gift Box 16 Piece Assorted Premium Chocolates - made in Australia
Premium 16 Piece Gift Set | Get this for Father’s Day >>

Koko Black is a premium Australian chocolatier with knowledge and skills learnt all the way in Germany and Belgium, land of the chocolates.

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Koko Black’s chocolate gift box collection has a range of delightful gift sets with options like dark chocolate, liqueur chocolate, and truffle chocolate.

Koko Black The Dark Collection 18 Piece Gift Set

Alternatively, The Hamper Emporium has a lovely collection of Father’s Day Gift Hampers, including this Sweet Bites Hamper that includes:

  • Morgan’s Lux Chocolate Fruit & Nut Mix 175g
  • Morgan’s Crème Brûlée Roasted Peanuts 175g
  • The Woods Farm Caramelised Peanut Brittle 130g
  • Ernest Hillier Milk Chocolate Scorched Almonds 240g
  • Butlers Gold Box Chocolate Assortment 100g
  • Salted Caramel Sauce by Black St. Gourmet 200ml

It all comes packed in a luxurious black gift box with gold ribbon, delivered for free within Australia so you can surprise dad at work!

'Sweet Bites Hamper' from The Hamper Emporium - Biscuits, chocolate caramels, peanuts and more
(Above & below) – ‘Sweet Bites Hamper’ from The Hamper Emporium
'Sweet Bites Hamper' from The Hamper Emporium - with luxurious black and gold gift box packaging and free delivery within Australia


6. The Masterchef Dad

Personalised knife block with knife set (4)

If dad is someone who lives and breathes food or is at his best in the kitchen, why not consider a personalised knife block? This one from The Personalised Gift Shop allows for a custom name plus two lines of wording.

It is made from high-quality wood and also comes with a set of four knives – a vegetable knife, serrated utility knife, santoku knife and chef’s knife.

Alternatively, if you have a cheese lover, a personalised cheese board with a custom cheesy message is bound to tickle his funny bones.


7. The Wine/Beer Dad

For those with a taste for good alcohol, The Hamper Emporium offers a premium selection of gift boxes, such as:


8. The Mini-Me Dad

For dads who love their mini-me counterparts, matching T-shirts are a cute way for them to showcase their love for their kids.

PatPat is running a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion now for Father’s Day 2019. Applicable to their matching shirts, the sale ends on 31 August 2019.


9. The Sentimental Dad

For dads who love sentimental things with precious memories, this Father’s Day Box Frame is the perfect DIY handmade gift to make them smile.

To add your own sentimental twist to it, consider filling the box frame with small objects that dad has an emotional attachment to – maybe baby handprints, your ultrasound scan, travel tickets, love letters, etc.

The full tutorial is available on the Hobbycraft blog, which has an entire section dedicated to DIY projects using the box frame (also known as the shadow box).

Check out some of their projects below for more inspiration!

Hobbycraft Paper Heart Box Frame Tutorial
Paper Heart Box Frame | See tutorial >
Hobbycraft Heart Confetti Box Frame Tutorial
Heart Confetti Box Frame | See tutorial >
Hobbycraft Wedding Memory Box Frame Tutorial
Wedding Memory Box Frame | See tutorial >

10. The Quirky Dad

Last but not least, for dads who are into new experiences, adventures, gimmicky gifts, or novelty items, Cudo is the perfect place to source inspiration and grab deals at up to 70% off!

They now have a Father’s Day experiences section of deals, curated especially for the men in our lives – you’ll find personalised gifts for dad, such as this adorable personalised bobblehead doll.

Personally, I use Cudo frequently for its heavily discounted fine dining experiences for a truly memorable and romantic evening without blowing my budget.


Thanks for checking out my gift recommendations! Did any of them resonate with you? I would love to know what gifts you’ve chosen for Father’s Day, do drop a comment down below!


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