Daddy Cool: Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Actually Love

Father’s Day doesn’t have to mean boring socks and jocks; these snazzy and stylish gifts are sure to blow his hair back. Shop to it – Father’s Day looms large on Sunday, September 6.

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1. Wax on, wax off: Does your dear, old dad have a moustache that’d make former Australian cricketer Merv Hughes jealous? Gift him Penhaligon’s London Bayolea Moustache Wax, $19. It’s a great facial hair accessory for men to keep their moustache neat, tidy and with perfectly twizzled ends. Find it via www.agencedeparfum.com.au or phone (02) 8002 4488.

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2. The smell test: Put your dad ahead in the style stakes with Costume National Scents’ Soul EDP 100ml, $199. Warm, spicy and manly, this unique scent centres around the iconic warm trail of pure amber. It’s top notes include cardamom, pink pepper and bergamot. Find it at leading department stores and viawww.agencedeparfum.com.au or phone (02) 8002 4488.

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3. The time machine: Help your active dad beat the clock with these stylish TRIWA watches. The Midnight Hvalen Black, $359, is a contemporary designed diving watch with a classic, sharply defined silhouette with a contemporary twist.

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Meanwhile, the Original Duke Lansen Chrono Brown, $399, is a sleek, sophisticated chronograph, set within a polished stainless steel case with push buttons. Find these luxury watches via www.triwa.com.


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4. Bring his sexy back: Get your dad to take better care of his skin with this fab Arbonne RE9 Advanced for Men Set, $179. It includes an Exfoliating Wash, Shave Gel, Post-Shave Balm and Facial Moisturiser SPF 15. It’s everything your dad needs and more to minimise the signs of aging, condition and moisturise. Find it via www.arbonne.com.

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5. The sky’s the limit: Is your dad a modern-day renaissance man? Chances are, he’ll also love the Arbonne Sky For Men Cologne, $87. It’s a masculine expression of his strength and spirit, with notes of citrus, woods and refreshing herbs. Find it via www.arbonne.com.

father's day, fatherhood, father's day gift guide6.  A happy camper: Does your darling dad loving nothing more than kicking back in the great outdoors? He’s bound to love this Big Foot Chair, $149.99, from Coleman Australia. Designed for extra strength and comfort, with a wheeled storage bag, he’s bound to love baby. Visit www.colemanaustralia.com.au.

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7. He’s a master chef: Give dad a real treat with this portable Roadtrip Grill LXE, $349.99, from Coleman Australia. He’s bound to love bringing it along on your next glamping trip. After all, there’s never a better place to enjoy a BBQ than the great outdoors!

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August 27, 2015

Stylish Gifts For Father’s Day

Forget about that magazine subscription or same old collared shirt for your dad this year, it’s time to inject a little style into your annual Father’s Day gifts. Perfect for the man in your life who loves nothing more than to indulge in his favourite fashion, skincare and of course sophisticated taste of liqueur. These presents will prove to be a god-send for your dad this Father’s Day!

Glen Grant Ten Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, $59.99

This easy-drinking liquor is packed with flavour and makes for the perfect gift this Father’s Day. Named as a ‘superstar whisky that gives us all a reason to live’ this special blend is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol, $269

Why break the bank on a stylish watch when you just don’t have to? Daniel Wellington is known all over the world for their minimalist and often classic approach when it comes to watches. The classic leather band and large face is sure to be a hit.

Clarins After Shave Energiser, $37

Create the perfect shave by using this specialised after shave energiser which is packed with purslane and centella to purify skin and reduce razor burn. Apply a light patting motion onto problem areas after cleansing and shaving the face.

Tom Ford For Men Eau de Toilette, $112

A light, unisex perfume with scents of spice, modern wood and a touch of blush to create a luxurious fragrance for both day and night. Available in both 50ml and 100ml bottles.

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September 3, 2014

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Food, Glorious Food!

Is your dad a bit of a culinary genius? Or does he just really, really love his food? Either way, you can tantalise his tastebuds and help him wow in the kitchen with these fabulous foodie finds in this, SHESAID’s third Father’s Day Gift Guide. Don’t forget – your beloved dad’s big day is looming large – Father’s Day is on Sunday, September 7. Shop to it!

Barbecue of his dreams: Make your dad’s day, hell even his year with the Weber 57cm One-Touch Silver Kettle Barbecue in blue, (pictured above), $309. Its features include an aluminium one-touch cleaning system, a single lever opens and closes the bottom vents and easily sweeps out the ashes and a heavy gauge nickel plated hinged cooking grill allows the addition of extra fuel and smoking woods. What’s more, it also includes The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle Cookbook (pictured below) which includes recipes and barbecuing tips. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.

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Full of beans: Is your dad a coffee connoisseur? Delight him with a gift pack from Merlo Coffee this Father’s Day, with Merlo shining the light on Kenya in its September Bean of the Month program. Aside from exotic coffee flavours your old fella’s bound to love, by sourcing beans from these regions Merlo is assisting local businesses that fund North Sumatran foster homes for orphaned children as a part of their Hands of Hope initiative. This bean has a vibrant peach, floral and nectar aroma, pointed citrus acidity and a juicy body. Yum! Order online at www.merlo.com.au.

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Top shelf idea: If your dad loves his Jack Daniel’s, celebrate him in style by treating him to the ultimate gift – a bespoke bottle of Gentleman Jack, engraved with your very own personalised message to him. Gentleman Jack is the fine liquor brand’s premium whisky; combining a twice-charcoal mellowed whiskey, it is said to offer incomparable smoothness, with a  full-bodied flavour featuring fruit and spices – ensuring a warm, silky finish. Visit the Gentleman Jack Australia FB page: facebook.com/gentlemanjackaustralia for more info. Gentleman Jack is available in 700ml bottles only, $64.99.

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Smooth operator: Help your dad perfect smoothies, juices and shakes on the go with this groovy, compact blender from Kambrook. The Blitz2go Blender, $49.95, features quality stainless steel blades, a quick 300 watt motor and BPA-free plastic bottles to blend and remove for quick consumption. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.

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The top dog: Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods is the brains behind the ultimate Mad Dog Chilli Sauce, which is perfect for any spice-loving mad dog dad. Mad Dog Chilli Sauces, $9.95 each, are available in a range of delicious flavours and may just be the perfect accompaniment to make every meal special for the top dog in your home. The Chilli Jam in particular is said to be a palette-sizzling, must-have for all dads who like to show off their culinary skills at the barbeque – perfect to serve with chargrilled steak, chicken or fish. Mad Dog Chilli Sauces are stocked nationally at all good food stores and online at www.yarravalleygourmetfoods.com.au/stockists.

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Dessert king: Gift your masterchef in the making the Avanti Creme Brulee Ramekins with torch, $84.95. If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a dad, or father of your children, who can rustle up the popular French dessert, reward them with this four- piece set made from the highest quality ceramic. Plus, who doesn’t love a kitchen torch! Speaking of which, this baby automatically ignites, operates at any angle, and heats up to 121°C. Sold! Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.

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August 27, 2014

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

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

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!

August 30, 2013