Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

August 30, 2013
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Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? Here are 5 last-minute gift ideas for every kind of dad – from the dad that loves to cook, to the dad who takes up more more of the vanity than you do! One thing’s for sure, any of these Father’s Day gifts will put a smile on his face.

For the dad who deserves the best: Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide, $219

There are electric toothbrushes, and then there is the Rolls Royce of electric toothbrushes. And the Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide is it.

It’s the first power toothbrush that comes with a wireless display to help enhance brushing performance – so dad can get his geek on while looking after his dental health. The wireless remote display provide while-you-brush real-time feedback, how cool is that?

Where to buy: Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Myer, David Jones and Priceline.


For the dad who needs a spruce up: VS for Men Limited Edition Deluxe Clipper Set, $39.95

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The limited edition VS for Men Deluxe Clipper Set caters to all hair types, from the genetically blessed thicker headed hair types to the less-blessed!  Comprising a premium mains powered clipper complete with high quality stainless steel blades, it is also includes an 8 comb guide (grades 1-8) and a five position taper lever, to ensure all desired cutting lengths can be achieved easily.

The limited edition VS for Men’s Deluxe Clipper Set includes a battery-operate trimmer for precision cutting to maintain smaller, harder-to-reach areas like sideburns, necklines, facial hair and ear areas. It also comes with its very own matching blue storage bag, perfect for  storage when it’s not being used.

Where to buy: All major pharmacies, department and appliance stores including Myer, David Jones, Target and Priceline.


For the dad who’s a metrosexual (but won’t admit it): GAIA Made For Men Overnight Pack, $17

Perfect for the gym bag or unexpected nights away, GAIA Made For Men Overnight Pack combines four essential products (and none you don’t need) in one compact waterproof pack.

Each pack contains a 50ml refillable, recyclable bottle of Face & Body Wash, Scrub, Shave Gel and Face Crème, each infused with organic lime, organic patchouli and organic spearmint pure essential oils to bring you a fresh and invigorating masculine scent which will stimulate the senses. Plus GAIA products are sulfate, paraben and artificial fragrance-free, which we love!

Where to buy: selected Coles and health food stores.


For the Masterchef-wannabe dad: Rhodes kitchen apron, $22, and oven glove, $9.50

If dad loves to cook, deck him out in the finest kitchen gear, like this smart pinstripe apron and glove set from gorgeous homewares store Rapee. Bundle it up with a cookbook (check out our best Father’s Day cookbooks!)


For the dad who lives to golf: Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro, $99.95

Give dad a golf lesson with a PGA pro. Lessons are suitable for beginners through to advanced players and the professional will tailor the  lesson to suit dad’s personal requirements, so it’s completely personalised. Available in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australian and Western Australia, this is an experience dad will never forget.

Not a golfer? Red Balloon has dozens of experiences that dad has on his secret bucket list, including racing a V8 around a racetrack, learning to fly a seaplane, flying in a helicopter and more – best of all you can buy him a gift certificate and he can choose his own adventure.

Where to buy: Red Balloon

And don’t forget to serve dad breakfast in bed with our perfect scrambled eggs recipe!

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