Original offerings for all kinds of padres.

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  • A top tequila for the father who wants to have fun and make every drinks hour feel like a special occasion: Patrón Añejo Tequila, $115,
  • Galen Resin Photo Frame bundle of 2 for $59.99,
  • Give your Dad the gift of a healthier home with Netatmo Smart Weather Station that measures air quality as well as temperatures, $289,
  • Santa Maria Novella 'Before and After' Shave Cream, $78,
  • For dads trying to weather a multitude of distractions while working from home: Apple Airpods Max $899,
  • Williams Sonoma Disco Ball 3D Ice Mould, Set of 2, $20,
  • For the ‘Super Dad’ who is working on his fitness – Garmin Fenix 6 Pro, $574,
  • Hermes Shoe Brush in Ebene, $155,
  • Turn ordinary food into superfood with the NutriBullet Blender Combo, $249,
  • Wouf Black Messenger bag, $295,
  • Charcoal Microplush Bath Robe, $54.95,
  • MJ Bale Dickie Knit Polo, $129.95,
  • Venroy Cord Jacket in Oat, $280,
  • Grand Grill Daddy Grill Cleaning Brush, $105,
  • Santa Maria Noevlla Moustache Wax, $49,
  • For the lover of homes: Melissa's new book, 'Living Well By Design', (Vendome Press) $55, Pre-orders,
  • Le Cadeaux Mini Condiment Bowls Assorted Set, $67,
  • Cool Cabana Beige Stripe, $219,
  • Grey Goose 700ml, $72.99,
  • Williams Sonoma Perfect Cube Tray with Lid, Set of 2, $25.60,
  • Barbecue Apron, $62,
  • Maland Sling Leather Arm Chair in Tan, $699,
  • Vintage Leather Basketball- Brown, $80 USD,
  • A gift that will give him a different way to explore the world, when everything feels upside down: Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 Hunting & Outdoor Binoculars, $749,
  • Smeg Drip Coffee Machine Black, $269,
  • Fotya 2-in-1 Offset BBQ SmokerBlack, $218,
  • Grill Daddy 6 in 1 Tool Set, $42,
  • Barbecue Prep Trays, Set of 2, starting at $48,
  • Ring Video Doorbell, $299,
  • For the Dad who yearns to travel: Island Hopping, Amanda Lindroth Design, Vendome Press, $75,
  • Gucci GG Marmont leather bi-fold wallet, $485,
  • Give the Best. The best of anything is special such as Waterford Giftology Lismore Tumbler Pair, $239,
  • Perhaps one of the most popular pandemic-era exercising pieces of stylish bodybuilding equipment: Tom Dixon Rock Dumbells, $390 each,
  • The Complete Package by Meridian: Electric Below-The-Belt Trimmer + pH Balanced Ball Spray | Waterproof Groin & Body Shaver | 90 Minute Battery Life with USB Charging in sage, $185,
August 19, 2021

The greatest gift we can offer the fathers in our lives is our time. A distant second is a thoughtful sentiment or token that recognises the unique connection between the giver and the recipient.

We’ve selected our favourite Father’s Day gifts that show your heartfelt affection for your dad – and that can be used and loved for years to come.

Follow our standard gift rule of beautiful treats that will slot effortlessly into his life: from barbershop clippers to the gift of extended 2020 vision with binoculars, or books to booze, there can be no better way than to be remembered than as the loved one who was thoughtful enough to give something beautiful, practical and life-enhancing. Hit the mark with our 2021 Father’s list and scroll the gallery now!

Get Dad the gift of extended 2020 vision! Photo:

A View Into Nature

Here’s a gift for any dad who has been spending more time outdoors or for those fathers who just love observing nature in all its detail.  Even from a distance, you can’t go wrong with a pair of capable binoculars to focus on both bright and dark subjects from afar. Try Nikon Monarch 7 10×42 Hunting & Outdoor Binoculars, $749,

They will give him a different way to explore the world and the unseen, when everything feels upside down.

A Deceptively Simple Timepiece

Smartphones have rendered the wristwatch a bit of an anachronism these days, but if your dad would appreciate being unbound from the passing of every minute, give him one of these Garmin Fenix 6 Pro watches. For the ‘super dad’ who is working on his fitness. The rugged yet sophisticated design is the ultimate smartwatch with endless premium features including smart notifications, Garmin pay, sports apps, performance metrics, heart rate and respiratory tracking, music apps, safety and tracking features and many more. Fit the look to Dad’s lifestyle with a choice of materials and custom watch faces, widgets and apps through the Connect IQ store.

A Handsome Apron

If the dad in your life likes to cook (or likes to look like he cooks), give him the gift of a classic and comfortable apron. We love anything Williams-Sonoma when it comes to aprons as they stand the test of time- plus the heat in the kitchen. You can’t go past the durable cotton construction, roomy front pockets, and long ties. Plus, it should retain its colour for years and years. We love this durable barbeque approve number with multiple pockets and comes in a short and long version for the price of $62. 

Headphones To Block Out The Noise

Now more than ever, a pair of active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones may prove to be a godsend for any dad who’s trying to weather a multitude of distractions while working from home. Apple has always made great pairs, but these are some of the best we’ve ever tested—lightweight, comfortable, and rated for 20 hours of use between charges. Apple Airpods Max in White Ecru $899,

Give Dad a pair and tell him you hear him loud and clear, recognizing that everyone needs a little peace and quiet these days.

Portable Air Cleaner

A portable air cleaner can remove viruses and other pollutants from the air in your home. Buy one with a high “clean air delivery rate” and large enough for the room that would might make a good gift any dads who live in an apartment building or who are health conscious. Try Dyson’s Purifying Hot and Cool Air Fan, $649,

Chic Dumbells

Compared with a full rack of traditional dumbbells, adjustable dumbbells require far less room, making them ideal for smaller spaces. Perhaps one of the hottest commodities of pandemic-era exercising, adjustable dumbbells and other pieces of at-home exercise equipment continue to be popular. An aesthetically pleasing 2.5 kilo dumbbell for your stylishly demanding bodybuilding requirements; Tom Dixon Rock Dumbells, $390 each,

An aesthetically pleasing 2.5 kilo dumbbell for your stylishly demanding bodybuilding requirements. Tom Dixon Rock Dumbells, $390 each,

Endless Fizzy Water 

Using a soda maker to carbonate their own seltzer will save your dad money compared with buying soda at the shops. A soda maker is also fun to have on hand for hosting cocktail parties with bubbly drinks, or just dressing up your H2O for more exciting hydration. For all those reasons, the SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch, from Bing Lee, $119, is our pick. 

A Handsome Vessel

For the father who has everything, classic elegant crystal glassware from Waterford will bring years of enjoyment. Get a set of tumblers, or highballs that feel good in the hand and on the lip such as the newly released Mastercraft Irish Lace. Remember, he’ll get more out of his drink from the right glass with the right proportions. Waterford Giftology Lismore Tumbler set of two, $239, are pieces to cherish forever.

Give the Best. The best of anything is special, whether it’s a crystal glass or top champagne. A $40 bottle of wine makes a better gift than a $40 sweater.

Boozy Gifts

When choosing alcohol to give dad, it should be something he likes, that fits into his style, that he would drink right now, that’s also a little bit extravagant.

Wine is always acceptable. Tequila is great for the father who wants to have fun and make every drinks hour feel like a special occasion.

Try giving Patrón Añejo 100% Blue Weber Agave, which contains zero additives and is aged in a combination of French oak, Hungarian oak and uses American whiskey barrels. Or Aberfeldy 12-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky, a whisky that is more interesting than the usual malts. A soft merlot is great for quiet nights at home. Or let dad entertain like an Italian this Father’s Day with a bottle of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, $25, a perfect aperitif to start any celebration. Alcohol is an easy present to give anyone who drinks because it’s guaranteed to be used, guaranteed to be enjoyed. But for the right person—the wine connoisseur, or the cocktail enthusiast—the gift of booze, can also be exciting and special.

A Healthier Home

Give your Dad’s house the ultimate wellness makeover and help him get to know his home environment better. Netatmo Smart Weather Station measures indoor pollution levels through a CO2 sensor, sending him – and his family – alerts so you can air out the home when necessary and live in a healthier indoor environment. The Weather Station’s wireless Outdoor Module also gives him real-time weather data, from temperature to humidity, air quality, and more. Netatmo Smart Weather Station, $289,

Superfood Made Easy

Turn ordinary food into superfood with the NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200. Endless delicious possibilities, optimal nutrient extraction, and a variety of cup sizes. It’s a terrific blender that offers the best balance of power, simplicity, convenience, that can puree frozen fruit, tough kale, fibrous ginger, and ice into creamier smoothies and piña coladas, than most bigger blenders can produce. This versatile blender will let you make an endless array of smoothies, soups, sauces, and much more. NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200, RRP$209,

It will save time in the morning so Dad can be on his way. Plus he can share with the whole family, which Dads like to do.

Barbershop Quality Clippers 

For many people in the past year, being able to cut their own hair crossed over from a curiosity into a practical super power. If your father has shown interest in taking things into his own hands, it might be a good idea to gift him the proper tools to hone his haircutting skills. Just be sure to advise him to watch a few tutorials online before he flips the switch. Try Meridian’s super sleek package below.

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