Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide

August 23, 2010

Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide

If it’s the thought that counts for Father’s Day, then why is that thought usually socks or a last minute bottle of wine? We asked around the SheSaid office and put together gift ideas that all dads will love.


FitFlops are one very clever shoe – and the new men’s range could be just the thing to help dads get fit without feeling they’re actually doing exercise. They improve posture, back, knee and ankle pain, while toning legs and bums. The Hyker is perfect for weekends and holidays, while the Dass’s toe separator is ultra comfortable for men that traditionally don’t like wearing thongs.

Available at David Jones, Athlete’s Foot, Rebel Sports and other retailers.

Hyker in Black ($149.95); Dass in Chocolate ($119.95)


All dads love books, and luckily there are a stack of dad-worthy books out there at the moment. Our favourites include:

At Home by Bill Bryson

Comfort Food by Gary Mehigan

A Simpler Life by Peter FitzSimons

War Torn by Andy McNab and Kym Jordan

Theodore Boone by John Grisham


Something that dads never buy for themselves, nice undies are a tried and true favourite. We love Bonds Originals, as worn on Pat Rafter (even if our dads don’t look like Pat Rafter).

They’re 100% cotton and super comfy, plus the unique fabric ensures sweat is drawn away from the body.

The Originals range comes in black, white and a stylish new navy for summer. Briefs from $18.95 and trunk and boxer are $24.95.

For something a bit trendier, we love the Holeproof 2 Stripes range for the new box cut shape and gorgeous colours. There’s minimal seams and the waistband is wide and super soft. Briefs are $16.95, Trunks $12.95, Box Cut $24.95 and the new Boxer $24.95.


We love that men are starting to take care of their skin, but we don’t want them pinching our products! Beauty Mate is an Australian made men’s skin and haircare range that’s blokey enough for men to use everyday. We love the Nude Nut Pack – not just for the name but because it’s an easy starter kit for dads with moisturiser, shave gel and face wash for $39.95.

Or the Big Boy Pack for dads who like things “man-sized”, this is the essential man kit containing shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, shave gel, face wash and either a hair shape or form for $69.95. Order online at


Dads aren’t all about BBQs and golf. Photo gifts such as a personalised photobook, calendar or diary really do warm the heart, especially for new dads and granddads. We do a new photobook every year with all the new photos and my dad adores it! Order online at

Please share your favourite Father’s Day gift ideas below!

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