For the wine and beer lover
Take your dad on a journey of discovery with a special delivery from Whisky Loot. The three-spirit sampler is a top-shelf idea for the whisky aficiona-dad who loves to explore premium sips from around the world without having to drop hundreds on a bottle.
They say variety is the spice of life so, for the brew lover, what better way to spice things up than with a craft beer subscription. He’ll enjoy being able to sip his way through a brewquet of local and international styles. You can even get curated Father’s Day packs. Check out bucketboys.com.au, craftcartel.com.au and beercartel.com.au, or head to your local bottle shop and handpick a selection of brews to send to him.
Keep spirits high on dad’s day by bringing the bar to him. From espresso martinis to spicy margaritas, negronis and even winter-friendly hot toddies, Cocktail Porter’s home-delivered cocktail kits have a tipple to suit every dad’s tastebuds. All he has to do is shake them up then sit back and sip up.
If he prefers his cocktails already shaken, he’ll love the Everleigh Bottling Co’s classic pre-bottled cocktails. Handcrafted by award-winning mixologists using some of the world’s finest spirits, simply serve and enjoy. Newcomer The Budgie Smuggler is also delivering Australia-wide. Get around The Big Apple, Gringo or a Stolen Gem. If you live under the same roof, make them extra special by prepping some garnishes for him.
Give him the grapiest gift of all with a curated wine stash from Good Pair Days. You can tailor the delivery to suit his taste and get personalised recommendations based on his personal preferences. Every box includes tasting notes, food pairing suggestions and even recipes. Stick to his favourite familiar drops, or get adventurous with alternative varieties such as monastrell, nero d’avola or dolcetto. Plus – here’s a sommelier's guide to picking a wine your dad will love.
If you know he has a favourite local bar, bottle shop, winery or distillery, order direct. Send him a cheeky dozen of his favourite drops, a case of his go-to tinnies, a bottle of small-batch gin from his favourite Victorian distillery or a voucher for his local bar or bottle shop.
Vouch for him
For the fusspot who has everything, sometimes a gift card is the best option. RACV members save three to five per cent on Woolworths Wish eGift cards – which can be redeemed at Woolies, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Cellarmasters, Big W and more – so he can spend it when, where and on whatever he likes.
For the #wfh dad
Whether he’s working from home or just fancies himself a coffee connoisseur, upgrade his daily rocket fuel with a home coffee machine. From stovetop espresso makers to press-of-a-button pod machines, there’s a coffee caddy to cater to all types of pro-caffeination. Need help choosing the right espresso swag? Here’s our barista's guide to the best home coffee machines.
Full of beans
While you’re at it, get him started with some locally roasted beans and, for the dad who’s a little bit fancy, some edible chocolate wafer coffee cups. Because keep cups are so 2019.
Support local business and nail you dad’s day gift by organising a week or month’s-worth of pre-paid espresso at his go-to coffee apothecary.
Upgrade his home office
If he’s the kind of guy who prefers practical, purposeful gifts, some new home-office supplies are sure to tick all the boxes. Whether it’s a second screen he needs, or some new filing cabinets, he’ll love being able to upgrade his workspace. Plus, check out our guide to setting up a home office.
It’s easy to get distracted when you’re working from home, especially if you’ve got kids or fur babies in tow. Help him focus with a set of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. As well as being useful for his nine-to-five life, they’ll also come in handy if he wants to listen to music or watch sport.
Sock it to him
Just because he’s not in the office, doesn’t mean he should get around with cold feet. Up the ante with some personalised socks. Whether you put his face, your face or the family pet’s face on them, it doesn’t matter. They’re practical and personal: win/win.