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Father’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t let lockdown stop you from organising a gift for your dad, grandparent or any other special person in your life. These are the best gifts you can send straight to their door, or hold onto until you see them next.
Left it too late? Scroll to the bottom of the page for our round-up of the best last-minute foodie hamper delivery.
Bar Clara whisky kit
Let dad loose on the tools with some fiery whisky fun. Created by Bar Clara's head bartender, this limited edition cocktail kit has everything he needs to wood age his very own Old Fashioned. Features liquid gold from The Gospel Whisky, garnishes, tools and video instructions for the perfect bev. Order before 3 September for free delivery to Metro Melbourne.
Life-changing key finder
This Orbitkey bluetooth tracker is the ultimate buy for gadget-obsessed dads. The tracker’s slim design means it can be slipped into a key organizer or clipped to a key ring with ease. Set it up to connect to his phone, and with the touch of a button the lost item is located in seconds. Available online from Monster Threads.
Vintage vinyl from Heartland Records and Basement discs
If vinyl is your Dad’s style, he can check out the indie labels at Heartland Records. Choose a gift voucher, and select any amount from $20 to $1000. Or deliver sweet musical merch like tote bags, ACDC jigsaws and more. You can also name your own price for a gift voucher from Basement discs.
Luxury grooming for all price ranges
To keep your dad’s silver fox image intact, buy him a grooming kit from Men’s Biz. They make searching a cinch, with gifts categorised by price range, personality or age. We rate the deep clean package for a post-lockdown glow-up. Or create your own gift pack from their stash of beard balms, moustache waxes and grooming accessories.
The Melbourne bike lover’s gift set
Where would we be without Spoilt? For every gift-buying occasion, they’ve got the goods. This sweet set includes bike-themed socks, a mini bike repair kit and the Chocamama almond medley. Add a note at check out and they’ll personalise your gift card, too. Find more Father’s Day gifting from Spoilt.
Koko Black’s boozy hampers
Premium chocolate purveyors Koko Black have teamed up with Australia’s leading distilleries. The result is eight boozy hampers. Is he a Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin and raspberry macadamia man? Or would he prefer a single malt whisky from Melbourne’s own Starward, paired with dark choc cocoa bites? Decisions, decisions…
Artisan gin from Melbourne’s smallest distillery
Little Lon has been making some of the city’s best gin for nearly three years. From right inside a 140-year old heritage listed building, no less. Grab dad historically themed flavours like Ginger Mick and Little Miss Yoko, or opt for single serve negronis and unique martinis. Order now and score free shipping.
Baby Yoda desk buddy
Baby Yoda brought joy to the masses last year, and now you can gift your dad his very own piece of Mandalorian magic. This adorable mini figurine from Minotaur is the perfect work-from-home desk mate. Check out our ultimate pop culture gift guide for more Star Wars, Dr Who and Simpsons themed presents.
Bruce Goose quirky socks
Bruce Goose socks come in colourful stripes, polka dots and, yes, with kangaroos. Want a more conservative style? There are warming thermal merino snow socks and luxury alpaca pairs. While their Queen Victoria Market stall is closed, the online store is going strong.
Grill master gift pack
Melbourne's coolest new restaurant Mabu Mabu has brought First Nations' food to Fed Square - and now it's coming to dad's pantry. Their small batch sauces and spices are made with native ingredients right here in the city. Think fermented chilli sriracha, pineapple hot sauce and saltbush meat rub - all found in the grill master pack. We also rate the wattle seed pavlova kit, complete with strawberry gum cream and lemon myrtle jam. Find the whole range online.
Deluxe steak and cake
If your dad's a foodie then he's probably spent a bit of time wining and dining at Rockpool. Their melt-in-the-mouth Cape Grim Scotch Fillet, decadent mac and cheese, giant prawns and a select range of vino can now be delivered to your door. Treat him to the banquet and he'll end his feast on an epic eight layer chocolate cake. Or pick and choose a selection of menu faves and go for the famous chocolate delice with raspberry ganache and caramelized hazelnuts.
Metascent Gentleman Collection
Treat your Dad to the gift of scent this Father’s Day with Metascent’s Gentleman Collection. This bespoke range of fragrances feature Australian botanicals such as wattle, boronia and Buddha wood. Or opt for this chic trio of scents and let him choose his favourite.
Grossi a Casa footy feast
Melbourne dining institution Grossi Florentino was quick off the 2020 lockdown mark with Grossi a Casa. The footy feast pack is a no-fuss heat and eat meal, perfect for devouring at home. Order on Providoor and treat dad to rustic sourdough, arancini, lasagne and tiramisu. Deliveries go far and wide, just make sure you get your orders in on time for Father’s Day.
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Last updated on Wed 8 Sep 2021
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