38 cool gift ideas for dads

Gifts for Dad: The ultimate gift guide for every kind of dad | Mum's Grapevine

There’s plenty of inspiration on gifts for dad in our famous gift guides – from cheap and cheerful to luxe items to make him feel very loved. Plus a handy shopping guide of our top picks that you can click and buy right now.

Whether the dad in your life is always outdoors or constantly cooking in the kitchen, our gift guides have got you covered.

Cheap and cheerful …

  • Car wash voucher
  • A six-pack of boutique beers
  • His favourite chocolate
  • Massage ‘voucher’
  • Coffee card gift voucher
  • Socks and jocks
  • Good red wine
  • Gardening gloves

A bit more … (under $100)

  • Bathrobe
  • Brewery tour
  • Magazine subscription
  • Beach tent
  • Knife sharpener
  • Sunglasses
  • Electric toothbrush
  • Leather satchel

Splash out …

  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Remote control helicopter
  • Pizza oven
  • GPS
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bluetooth car kit
  • DSLR camera
  • Advanced driving course

Key cover-up

Bellroy Key Cover ($59)

Jingling around the office is not a good look for the Dapper Dad – the Key Cover is a super slick solution. The premium leather holder acts as soft padding for keys, keeping them away from phone screens and other valuables in dad’s pockets.

Workout wristband

FitBit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 ($199.49)

This handy little gadget tracks everything from the amount of steps dad walks in a day and the calories he’s burnt then how many Z’s he’s catching at night. To help keep sporty dads on track, this clever little wristband does it all.

Lunch is on the way

Stanley classic lunch box

Stanley Classic Lunch Box ($64.39)

Dads with a passion for the outdoors will appreciate the quality of this classic food container. The Stanley brand has been part of family adventures for over 100 years and we can’t think of a better gift for Dad to carry with pride.

Stanley Classic Metal Lunch Box

Underwater sounds

Gift Ideas for sporty dads this Father's Day: Finis Neptune Underwater speakers | Mum's Grapevine

Finis Underwater MP3 ($289)

Now dad can listen to his favourite tracks underwater – without earbuds! How? Well, Neptune uses audio transmission to transmit sound through the cheekbone into the inner ear.
Now that’s clever.

Quench that thirst

Father's Day gift ideas for outdoor dads: Earth Bottles, stainelss steel with faux wood finish | Mum's Grapevine

Earth Bottles ($44)

All those outdoor adventures and random explorations sure make a man thirsty. For guys mindful of the environment the cool range from Earth Bottles is brilliant. These stainless steel bottles are beautifully finished with a sleek faux wood that outshines plastic any day.

King of the kitchen

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Foodie Dads: Personalised BBQ King Apron | Mum's Grapevine

Personalised BBQ King Apron ($43)

If daddy knows his way around the BBQ or happens to be a bit of a legend on the hotplate, we think he needs an apron that says it loud and proud. Personalise online and have it shipped in time for a feast!

Happy feet

Father's Day gift ideas for stylish dads: Happy Socks gift box | Mum's Grapevine

Box of Dapper Socks ($69.95)

We all know dapper dads can take a while to work out their wardrobe, and that’s what makes Happy Socks so handy. The coordinating stripes and dots in blue, white and red mean dad can mix and match his socks in style.

Wireless for sound

Afunk Bluetooth Speaker, Kreafunk

Afunk Bluetooth Speaker ($99.95)

No matter where he is, your techie dad can get his groove on with a portable Bluetooth speaker. Its compact shape makes it easy to take anywhere and with a range of 10 metres it’s perfect for a party or just hanging out in the backyard.

Let there be light

Father's Day gift Ideas for outdoor dads: Wooden torch | Mum's Grapevine

Wooden Torch ($69.95)

Brighten up Dad’s camping gear with this simple stunner. Gone are the days of ugly, bulky torches – the night time camping necessity has been given a new look with beautiful Beech Wood and energy-efficient bulbs.

A clever camping how-to

Father's Day gift ideas for outdoor dads: TMOD Enamel Cups | Mum's Grapevine

TMOD Enamel Adventure Mugs ($14)

The adventure range from TMOD is inspired by all kinds of outdoor adventures. The colourful enamel mugs are great for campfire coffees and give instructions for fun camping activities too! Dad will be whipping up pancakes from his teepee in no time!

Chop Chop

Global Mini Ikasu 5pc knife block

Global 5pc Knife Block ($699)

Once dad’s steak is cooked to perfection, he needs a beautiful knife to slice it with. The classic knife set by Global lets dad match his meat to his metal, ready to be devoured.

Keep out the noise

Sony 1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones ($499)

Kids are noisy and sometimes dad just needs some peace and quiet. So why not give the gift of silence? Also a good idea for dads who have to sit on a loud train every day. One of our favourite gifts for dad this year.

Keep it clean

Father's Day Gift Ideas for outdoor dads:Dark Green Cosmetic Bag | Mum's Grapevine

Cosmetic Bag (from $49)

Hand sewn in Tuscany, the cosmetic bag range from Uashmama is seamless. The washable paper fabric looks and feels like leather yet washes with ease – ideal for outdoor travels.

Shaken, not stirred

Gift Ideas for Father's Day: The Mixer's Manual | Mum's Grapevine

The Mixer’s Manual ($24.99)

Watch out James Bond, daddy’s about to learn how to make a gin martini. The Mixer’s Manual is crammed with a collection of the world’s finest cocktails and boy it packs a punch! This is definitely one to get out for the dinner parties.

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