Father’s Day gift ideas that give back!

September 1, 2009

A recent survey from Visa has found that Father’s Day is the lowest-ranked occasion on the gift-giving calendar, with respondents placing it last behind their partner’s birthday (70 percent), Mother’s Day (15 percent) and even Easter (9 percent). So let’s show Dad some love and shower him with these special gifts.

The perfect way to jog his memory of all the happy times you have shared. Great for his desk at work or for home.

FW1 Waterless detail kit, $69.95
Now Dad can buff his prized possession (his car that is) without using any water. The FW1 Father’s Day special pack includes: A waterless detail kit, pack of three FW1 microfibre cloths and a limited edition red FW1 cooler bag for $69.95. That’s a saving of $100. Call 1300 764 241 or visit www.fw1.com.au for details.

Prada Infusion D’Homme, $165
This masculine fragrance is alluring without being overpowering. The set includes Prada Infusion D’Homme EDT 100ml, After Shave Balm 100ml, Shower Gel 100ml) and is available exclusively at Myer. It’s value $264 too which means you’re getting a beaut saving!

VS I-TRIM™ Stubble Facial Trimmer, $102. 95
From 1st August, 2009 to 6th September, 2009 purchases from selected leading retailers come with a VS Sassoon For Men men’s satchel with MP3 player pocket. Nice! Visit. www.vssassoon.com.au or call 1800 650 263 for details.

A Year of Sport Travel © Lonely Planet 2009, $34.99
If your Dad likes sport as much as most men then he will love this book from Lonely Planet. It’s the perfect way to keep him distracted while you and your Mum watch the “Sex and the City” movie again.

Weleda’s Father’s Day Grooming Set, $42.05
Because shaving can be a bitch and Dads don’t look after their skin, get yours this pack! It contains Shaving Cream, 75ml, After Shave Balm, 100ml and Moisture Cream for Men, 30ml.

Fairtrade sports balls, $45-$49.95
Get your Dad something that’s good for him and the world with these Fairtrade balls that are handmade in Pakistan without using child labour. Every time one of the soccer balls is sold, a similar ball is given to an orphaned or abandoned child in Pakistan. Now you can’t say you’re Dad won’t love that! Vist www.oxfamshop.org.au or call 1800 088 455

Arcade Table
Some lucky Aussie Dads will get to relive their mis-spent youth come Father’s Day 2009 when they open their eyes and see their brand new cocktail-style arcade machine gift! The self-contained, 60-game wonder, from Brisbane company Arcade Tables Pty Ltd, is priced at just under $3,000 and has 1980’s classics such as Galaga, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pacman and Space Invaders. Layby is available. Just visit www.arcadetables.com.au or call 1300 653 711.

Vintage Raleigh Chopper Flight Bag from Lark & Friends, $79.95
Does Dad need something to carry his laptop in? How about this cool bag for a cool Dad? Check out www.larkmade.com.au or phone 03 5348 1853.

Annabel Trends Screenprint Aprons, $27.95
Caution Extra Hot, God’s Gift to Women, Silver- It’s the New Blonde – these are just a few of the aprons available www.annabeltrends.com. Just don’t give them to a father in law without a sense of humour! Call 07 5593 4755 for stockists.

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