Father's Day Gift Guide 2014
Like Frenchie said in Grease, “The only guy a girl can depend on is her daddy”, and I have to say I think she was on to something. He’s the guy who’s always been there for you, to catch you when you fall, to mend your broken heart – and I for one think it’s time you returned the favour and showed your dad just how much he means to you this Father’s Day by getting him a gift he’s sure to love.
No matter what your budget or what kind of guy your dad is, we’ve got a gift that’s perfect for him. Go on, get hunting…
BUDGET: under $25
Is your dad is a little behind in the skin care stakes? It may be time to introduce him to a range that’s easy to use and perfect to get him started with a skin care regime. The NIVEA for Men Sensitive range has all the products dad needs to get soft, clean, hair-free skin – at an enviable price. Make sure you pick up the NIVEA Men Sensitive Father's Day Pack, which contains the Sensitive Face Wash, Sensitive Moisturiser, Sensitive 3-in-1 Shower Gel, and the After Shave Splash if you're after big time brownie points. Oh, and if you purchase the pack from the official NIVEA ebay store, you'll recieve a nifty gym bag, too. Win!
Super Cheap Auto Impact Drill, $19.87 (supercheapauto.com.au)
Drill down on the thing dad really wants this Father’s Day, by purchasing him a handy, do-it-all drill. This 500-watt impact drill is perfect to use with metals, wood or masonry, has a variable speed, and can function in forward and reverse.
Peter Alexander Man Mug, $19.95 (peteralexander.com.au)
For the man who has everything, this cheeky mug will be the perfect addition to his morning routine. Just make sure it comes complete with his favourite kind of coffee in it when you serve it up on Father’s Day.
GOLD Jay Z, $45 (07 5564 6767)
If your dad’s a pretty cool guy, then no doubt he’d enjoy a scent created by one of the coolest guys in the world. GOLD Jay Z comes in a chic white flacon and contains notes of yellow ginger, white cardamom and grapefruit, with a base of golden amber, patchouli, teak and bourbon vanilla.
Urban Rituelle HIS NATURAL SOY CANDLE, $39.95 (urbanrituelle.com.au)
Engineered for the modern man, this double-wick soy candle features a dynamic scent that exudes style and sophistication. The candle features notes of citrus and juniperberry, blended with spicy nutmeg and rosewood oil. Masculine, warm and woody – mmm!
For the dude who takes pride in his ‘do, you can’t look past this styling pack from KMS California. Containing the HAIRPLAY texture shampoo and HAIRPLAY molding paste in a stylish wet pack, Dad will have the tools to pull off any style his wild heart desires.
Patch NYC Candle, $59.95 (03 9078 3747)
These vintage artisan candles are perfect for the crafty, cultured man in your life. 100 per cent soy and adorned with classic imagery, Dad is sure to love how they’ll look in his office. Just some of the scents include: black tea, anise, basil and citrus, and sandalwood, tobacco and vetiver.
Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey Pour Homme EDT 75ml, $89 (02 9695 5678)
Dressed all in black, the new juice from Issey Miyake is made for the modern romantic man who’s a little mysterious. The top notes feature bright, zesty accords, while the middle and base are laden with deeper notes of leather accord, black pepper, patchouli and incense.
Valued at $114, this kit is essential in providing dad with the ultimate groomed, smooth complexion. Containing three of Molton Brown’s best men’s products, including the Balancing Face Wash, Skin Balancing Shaving Cream and Skin Recovery Post Shave Balm, this pampering kit is just the thing Dad’s skin needs.
VS for Men i-PRO™ Intensive, $132.95
Used and loved by Waratah and Wallaby legend Tatafu Polota-Nau, this stylish clipper is just the thing any sports-mad dad needs to get his hair looking just as sharp as his favourite sportsman. Made with lithium-ion technology, XL professional performance blades, and a heavy-duty 4.0V DC motor, this do-it-all device will give dad a salon quality style at home.
If your dad’s a guy who loves gadgets, then no doubt he’d be after a cool, effective way to floss his teeth! The Airfloss uses breakthrough microburst technology to clean in-between teeth and maximise plaque removal to improve the health of your gums. The rapid bursts of air and water blasted between the teeth help to dislodge food, plaque and bacteria effectively.
Remington HyperFlex XR1330AU, $119.95
With its mutli-directional pivoting head, this state-of-the-art rotary shaver features HyperFlex technology™ - an advanced flexing collar that adjusts completely to the contours and curves of dad’s face. Say goodbye to nicks and cuts and hello to a closer shave.
Which gift would you be most likely to buy for your dad?
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