According to independent research commissioned by Amazon, grooming products and clothing items rank high on the list of what Australians are thinking of buying Dad this Father’s Day, but what they really want are electronics or tools. The most sought after gift? A good old gift card. Here are some ideas that fit into all those categories and more.
Quick Groom body groomer, $129.95. Featuring five easy clip-on combs and a detachable handle to trim or remove back hair, this is the gift hairy dads secretly want. Available at Shaver Shop.
iGo dash cam range, from $99.95. Dash cams have become a common car accessory, and if dad doesn’t have one yet he’ll be rapt to receive this neat model. uniden.com.au
The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton, $39.95. Nothing beats a great read and this Australian author never fails to deliver. Winton’s newest novel is a fast-paced tale about solitude, unlikely friendship and survival. penguin.com.au
PowerStep D-handle fibreglass garden spade, $34.98. There’s nothing more satisfying than completing an outdoor project, especially if it involves a gardening session with the kids. Available at Bunnings.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor mud mask, $80. You’ve probably never considered visiting Sephora for a Father's Day present, but many dads secretly love a spot of at-home pampering. sephora.com.au
Gold Class Experience Voucher, $159. Treat dad to a night out. Includes two movie tickets, two glasses of wine and five items from the menu. shop.villagecinemas.com.au
Vintec 40 bottle single zone wine fridge, $1749. For dads who highly rate their wine collection, this fridge will keep his reds and whites at perfect drinking temperature. eands.com.au
Hinterland four-person folding tent, $100. For dads who love the great outdoors, be it escaping to the wilderness or camping with the kids in the backyard. bigw.com.au
Bamboo Tip, $79.95. This stylus is easy to use everyday for dads on the move, allowing them to work across several devices without pairing issues. buywacom.com.au
Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, $49.95. Indulge your gaming dad with an afternoon of screen time, battling it out in his favourite game. elderscrollsonline.com/en-gb/joinus
Angry Ram trunks, $19.95. While giving socks and jocks is normally a Father’s Day faux pas, you’ll be quickly forgiven if there’s a novelty factor. funkytrunks.com
Tricerataco Double Dinosaur taco holder, $14.95. Thought to be extinct, the prehistoric taco holder is back - a perfect gift for the dad who has everything. gyrofish.com.au
Harley Davidson layered print -Tshirt, $64. If you can’t afford to buy dad a Harley, why not pick out something else from the iconic motorcycle’s merchandise range? h-d.com.au
Greeting card, $4.95. At the very least, a fun card with a witty message can let dad know how much you love him. kikki-k.com