We haven’t met him but we bet your Dad’s a legend. And Sunday 5 Sept is your chance to show the old man that you appreciate him and everything he does - even his Dad jokes.
He’s not just any old guy though, so any old gift won’t do.
Luckily, there are lots of unique and special gifts to be found on the online stores of The Rock’s locals. From slick silk shirts to premium shaving kits, Royal Airforce Watches to gourmet eats - there’s something for every Dad if you know where to look.
FOR THE DAPPER DADS
Joe Bananas makes colourful, unique shirts inspired by Australia’s natural environment that are perfect for the fashionable Dad. Give the gift of a shirt and let Dad choose the perfect style and fit himself.
Louis Cardini has been crafting luxury leather goods for almost 50 years. His range of clothing, leather goods and accessories are all beautifully made by hand and promise to last a lifetime.
Discerning Dads will enjoy any gift from the Louis Cardini range but we reckon the super thin, stylish calf and goat leather wallets are the pick of the bunch.
AHW Studio is a boutique jeweller in The Rocks that crafts gorgeous handmade cufflinks, rings, pendants and bracelets using recycled watch mechanisms. Our favourites are their Russian Rose cufflinks, made with a pair of repurposed Soviet Russian mechanisms from the 1960s.
Bausele, a local Sydney brand that crafts premium timepieces, was chosen by the Royal Australian Airforce to create a line of watches to celebrate their centenary. These limited edition RAAF watches make amazing gifts, but they’re almost sold out so act quickly.
FOR FOODIE FATHERS
P’Nut are a local favourite known for their delectable Asian fusion dishes, from classics like pad Thai to authentic staples like Malaysian Laksa. Grab a family deal or a party pack and treat dad to an Asian feast at home.
Just because you’re stuck at home that doesn’t mean you can’t treat Dad to a proper steak. Treat him to a premium steak bundle delivered from 6HEAD, featuring treats like wagyu bresaola and sous vide 1kg dry-aged rib eye on the bone. Drool.
The Tea Cosy are doing a once off Sunday delivery run for Fathers Day, as well as, Wednesday to Friday. Delivering fresh scones to their delivery area.
Their delivery is $50 which includes 6 scones, jam and cream and a chocolate for dad.
Tayim, one of Sydney’s best Middle Eastern restaurants is now offering middle-eastern feasts home-delivered. Treat Dad to the ‘At Home with Tayim Box’ which features three courses including goodies like a lamb shank tagine and saffron rice.
Has Dad been missing his barista-made coffee during lockdown? Treat him to some house roasted, single source beans from Aslan Coffee so that he can make a cuppa at home that’s just as good as his favourite cafe's.
Whether your Dad’s a British expat missing his favourite foods or a lover of all things sweet, a gift box from The British Lolly Shop is guaranteed to put a smile on his dial.
If Dad enjoys an ale or two or an afternoon at the pub, he’ll love a gift hamper from Sydney’s oldest watering hole. This premium box of goodies includes a Fortune of War t-shirt, a Fortune of War stubby holder and $50 to spend at the bar when it reopens.
FOR THE ARTSY POPS
Matt Pearson has travelled the globe to photograph an extensive collection of images - from natural wonders, to iconic architecture, aerial shots and underwater worlds. Shop his range of premium prints and originals to treat Dad to something special. SPECIAL OFFER: 20% off check out with the code MPG0821.
The MCA is Australia’s leading exhibitor of contemporary art and their online store is one of the best places in Sydney to shop for gifts for the artsy Dad. Their Father’s Day gift selection includes premium locally made whiskey glasses, clothing by local designers, quirky art prints and much more.
Squidinki’s artist Max Mendez has created a range of fine art prints inspired by the local flora and fauna, with a whimsical twist. Shop the range of prints to help spruce up Dad’s decor.
FOR DADS WHO NEED A LITTLE SELF CARE
Celebrate Dad and allow him to treat himself with a luxurious Father’s Day gift hamper from Dux Collection. This selection of goodies includes shaving soap, aftershave balm, a sea mist soy candle, free choccy treats and much, much more.
Dad works hard - he deserves to spoil himself every now and then. Help him do it with luxurious self-care products from Aesop, from citrus post-poo drops and Moroccan Neroli shaving balms to woody, spicy Eau de Parfums - you’ll find it all in Aesop’s Father’s Day gift guide.
Gifts ideas from The Rocks Markets
I’m sure Dad is doing an okay job with the clippers over lockdown, but it’s about time for an upgrade. Balms and lotions, razors and brushes - fresh cuts are guaranteed.
The first bite is with the eye, and anything served on Good in Wood’s artisan cheese boards is guaranteed to pass that taste test. Perfect when combined with a Father’s Day platter
Good things take time, and the Providore is proof. The Village Providore uses three generations of Aussie ingenuity to come up with the tastiest fudge and gourmet food for Dad this side of the Tasman. Don’t let all that experience go to waste!