Father’s Day fast approaches on Sunday, September 3rd, and those who plan early can often find some of the best gifts around. Make sure you’re not leaving these ones to the last minute, because they are surely going to be the popular gift choices as the big day creeps towards us. From a beer curating service to the most hipster-dad fashion of all time, explore the map; it’s probably best way to tell where you are.
Johnnie Walker Double Black Gift Pack
For the Dad that loves a rich, smoky blend, few gifts come more perfectly suited than the Johnnie Walker Double Black gift pack. Created using only whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Black Label has an unmistakably smooth, deep, complex character. Rich, yet smoky, Johnnie Walker Black Label is a true orchestra of flavour.
Each limited-edition bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label is housed in a black carry case alongside two heavy-based tumblers.
Available nationally at all major liquor stores RRP $59.99.
Dewar’s ‘The Ancestor’ 12 Years Old Scotch Whisky
Dewar’s highly awarded 12 year old blend, “The Ancestor”, is a stalwart when it comes to accessible, complex whiskies, a treasured expression that featured a distinctive warm palate full of vibrant honey, home-made toffee apples, fudge, juicy sultanas and a fresh citrus – quite the journey before it finishes with a subtle note of vanilla. If dad likes his whiskies with rich, full palates then make sure you aren’t looking past this very affordable blend, gifting dad one of the very best options out there, without the hefty price tag.
You can pick up a bottle for $47.99 from Dan Murphy’s.
When Sydney designer, guitarist, and all-round vintage-minded creative Paul Hanna kicked off his very own fashion accessories label back in 2014 he brought Australia a unique platform for boutique, minimalist fashion items that mirrored inspiration from vintage cars and rock stars to 70s films and aimless adventures. It started with a slim-line wallet and now Bare Bone’s has grown to offer a wide range of items, crafted along the ethos of “keeping it simple, uncluttered and beautiful”.
If dad values high quality and simple designs then dig into the Bare Bones Father’s Day Edit to bring him some of the excellent, authentic accessories found in their collection. Specifically, that’s pared-back and stylish hand-finished high-grade sunglasses; distinctive, striking and sophisticated Swiss Movement wrist watches cased in sapphire glass, available in four different colourways; and carefully detailed 100% premium Italian leather wallets – a selection which includes the brand’s popular “Standard” wallet in vintage brown or aged black.
To check out the full curated Father’s Day Edit head to the official Bare Bones website HERE.
The days of clunky big speakers and tangled wiring are far behind us with the arrival of new advancements like the incredibly sleek and attractive Sonos Playbase. Intelligently designed to balance the demands of superior acoustics, wireless, and software to deliver a thin, yet powerful speaker that sits under the TV, the Sonos Playbase will blast dad’s home theatre experience into the future.
After being unleashed on the world earlier this year, the Playbase has been met with universal acclaim, touting its exceptional use for just about every surround sound experience from movies and TV shows to sports and gaming. And, because it’s Sonos, it can be used to stream dynamic, pulse-pounding sound from almost 80 music services from around the world.
Playbase even allows you to send your TV’s sound to Sonos speakers around the house, ensuring Dad doesn’t miss a moment of the action come game day.
Ideal for the TV junkie, sports fanatic or music fan in your life, the Sonos Playbase retails for $999 in Australia and you can grab one online HERE.
If your dad’s a massive gamer but is yet to experience what it’s truly like to be inside a video game then buy this kit. It comes with a Playstation VR and all the necessary connections, and with the quality Sony and other developers are now managing to adapt to the headset you can pretty much guarantee that the VR has turned into a highly valuable tool to have.
To learn more and make a booking click HERE.
With over 3000 gift ideas and experiences on offer, it’s no surprise that Red Balloon will be getting slammed as Father’s Day rolls around. Name a bucketlist activity in Australia and chances are this incredibly simple-to-use service will have a tour/voucher for it. Take a look at what Red Balloon have available HERE.
BEER & WINE
St Hugo’s Wine Range
Dip into Australia’s beloved St Hugo Wines with some choice drops from their awarded range of reds. If dad’s for a bit of a pro food pairing then take your pick (or just get all three) of the 2013 Cabarnet Sauvignon, the 2013 Barossa Shiraz, and the 2013 Grenache Shiraz Mataro. All three are distinctive and complex; big bodied reds that have their own individual ideal pairings, from roast beef to vension fillet.
You can check out the full St Hugo range at their website HERE.
Modern Curations Gallery
MoCU for short, this Australian-based online service lets you place your palate in the very capable and knowledgeable hands of a beer expert, with packages of different craft beers (some even extremely rare) delivered straight to your doorstep. If you’re dad is a lover of all things craft beer then definitely take a look at their new Connoisseur Collection, a specially curated mix of 10 exclusive, important and craft beers to share on Father’s Day.
The Connoisseur Collection is RRP $59.95 and is available nationwide HERE.