5 Father’s Day Gifts To Avoid

With Father’s Day approaching, we’ve decided to focus on the gifts you shouldn’t be getting your loved one this year. Rather than purchasing the same type of present each September, why not buy dad something he would actually use! In the meantime, avoid the following gifts – which he probably already owns.

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Who else buckles at the last minute and buys dad a collared shirt? Although it’s a staple, we’re probably guessing that he has an entire drawer filled with the same shirt. Next!

5 Fathers Day Gifts To Avoid


Pretty much in the same boat as the collared shirts (with a little penguin embroidered onto the left side). Give it a pass! Skip this gift and get him something a little less predictable with your siblings.

5 Fathers Day Gifts To Avoid

Power tools

While some fathers might be excited at the prospect of a new hacksaw for Father’s Day (my dad included), don’t take that chance with your own. Try something a little more personalised that he can actually use on a daily basis.

5 Fathers Day Gifts To Avoid


Do not make this same mistake this year. We’ve all been there, left it to the last minute and somehow a pack of beer makes perfect sense. If you are going down the alcohol route, choose a cellar wine which will hold its value – and flavour.

5 Fathers Day Gifts To Avoid

Statement t-shirt

Dad jokes might be funny (well, sort of) but statement t-shirts are best left for gag gifts. If you’re planning well ahead of time, choose a personal joke that the entire family (dad included) can enjoy for years to come. Otherwise, give the standard dad joke t-shirt a miss for this year.

5 Fathers Day Gifts To Avoid

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August 9, 2015

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

So you’ve only got a couple of days/hours to spare and the weekend is choc-o-block with events and… wait, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Thank goodness for late-night shopping and this guide on what to rush out and pick up for your dad right NOW!


With the VS for Men i-PRO Intensive Clipper dad will be able to craft a stylish on-trend hair cut thanks to the POWER of the Intensive’s heavy-duty 4.0V DC motor. With 3x more cutting power than a regular magnetic motor for an ultra powerful cut, it will give him the ultimate salon-even haircut quickly and easily. PRECISION – XL Professional Performance Blades made from especially hardened Japanese steel for ultra smooth effortless cutting will help him finish the job.


Braun WaterFlex is waterproof up to five metres. This electric shaver is specially designed for use with water, foam or gel, turning shaving into gliding for a closer more comfortable shave.


Max’s Chocolate Fondue Tower is the perfect gift to bring out your dad’s inner child along with the rich Milk Caibos which melts into a smooth chocolate fondue. This delicious dipping ritual, ideal with strawberries, marshmallow or banana, will bring the whole family together.

Men Expert Vita Lift Gift Pack

For the man looking to combat the signs of ageing, the Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Father’s Day Gift Pack includes a Vita Lift Cleansing Cream, Tough Stubble Shaving Gel and Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser.  All L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Father’s Day Gift Packs are available from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse from mid-August to September 2014.


Patrón Silver is a crystal clear, ultra-premium tequila and the brand’s iconic variation. This incredibly versatile spirit is ideal for a number of cocktail recipes – margaritas, paloma’s, tequila and tonic – and the ideal treat for dad this Father’s Day.

September 4, 2014

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day gift ideas

Build a bridge

Take your father-daughter bond to new levels. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Dad for a totally unique Father?s Day gift that will leave him feeling on top of the world. BridgeClimb Gift Certificates are valid for twelve months and in addition to ‘The Climb of Their Life’ all Climbers will receive a complimentary group photograph and a Climber Certificate to prove that they Climbed! Visit the BridgeClimb website for more details: www.bridgeclimb.com/shesaid

Braun Syncro Smart Logic shaver

By a whisker

Dad may not be as fast as Michael Klim in the pool but he?ll be as smooth with the Braun Syncro Smart Logic shaver ($399). This cutting-edge shaver features advanced technology including a sophisticated four-way moving head that traces the contours of the face with even more precision that ever before! What?s more, this super smart shaver senses when it needs a clean ? and then gets to work, automatically cleaning itself! The Braun Syncro Smart Logic is available from department, electrical and specialty stores nationally.

HQ magazine subscription

A good read

HQ is an adventurous, intelligent and thought provoking bi-monthly magazine that would make the perfect gift for a creative, sophisticated, educated Dad. A high quality production which focuses on books, art, politics and entertainment ? and not a bikini?clad model in sight…


Zoo Parent sponsorship

A cheeky monkey

If your father fancies himself as a bit of Dr Doolittle, he?ll love playing Dad to of the many wonderful animals at Sydney?s Taronga Zoo or Western Plains Zoo with a Zoo Parent sponsorship. A $140 Ocean membership entitles the Dad to a Zoo Parent membership card which entitle him and a guest to free entry to Taronga and Western Plains Zoo for the whole year. There’s also a ZooParent certificate, stickers, a newsletter and information about your sponsored animal, discounted parking and 15% discount at the Taronga Zoo souvenir shop when you show your member card.

Win a Zoo Parent Membership from SheSaid


August 19, 2003