Father’s Day gift ideas for five very different types of dads
We might be biased, but we reckon Canberra dads are a pretty big deal.
They cheer from the sidelines on -5 degree Saturday mornings, plan camping trips to Tidbinbilla and Kosciusko (always managing to forget something) and hog the telly for sneaky episodes of shows they supposedly hate (i.e. The Bachelor).
But dads are definitely not ‘one size fits all’, so there’s no way his gift should be.
Whether your dad’s a gamer, an NRL fan or has a ‘Dad Bod’, we’ve got you covered with the perfect gift guide from Majura Park Shopping Centre.
1. Cricket Dad
He’s the dad who gives up an entire day of his weekend to either watch the kids play cricket, or play cricket himself. He doesn’t mind that the game goes for hours and hours, and when he gets home – well, there’s more cricket to watch on TV.
This portable cooler bag is perfect for a day on a camping chair in the sun, taking in a few innings.
Shopping list (everything sourced at Costco)
Cooler bag on wheels, $26.99
Beef jerky, $13.89
Mini pretzels, $10.98
2. Gamer Dad
Having a gamer dad is a double-edged (Zelda) sword. On one hand, he’s uber cool, on the other hand, you can’t get him off the Playstation long enough for a game of Fortnite with your buddies. We’ve got everything for a gamer dad on site at Majura Park.
Shopping list (everything sourced at EB Games)
Zelda coffee mugs, $9
Monopoly Fortnite, $50
Stranger Things gift pack, $78
Noise-cancelling headphones, $119.95
Nintendo Switch, $469
3. NRL dad
It’s almost NRL grand final time – and there’s every chance the Canberra Raiders could be contenders in the ultimate game of the year. But if he’s not heading to Sydney to watch the game live, help dad prep for grand final weekend at home with these awesome gifts. (Including a brand new air fryer – huge in the United States on Super Bowl Sunday.)
Rugby league team fragrances, $14.99 for 100mL, Chemist Warehouse
Great Northern beer (case), $46.99, Costco
Corona beer (case), $48.99, Costco
Air fryer, a downsized version of the convection oven, $350, Costco
4. ‘Winter Body’ Dad
All that winter comfort-eating has to catch up with him at some point!
Give dad an awesome, energetic start to Spring by taking him along to the Father’s Day Workout at Eighty8 Fitness on Saturday 31 August. Eighty8 is also offering a 10-pack of classes for dad for just $200. Winning!
5. Pampered dad
Fragrances and massages aren’t just for mums, you know. Help dad feel truly special with a massage (Majura Massage is open late on weeknights, so he can even head in after work) and a luxury fragrance.
One-hour relaxation massage gift voucher, $80, Majura Massage
Paco Rabanne ‘1 Million’ fragrance, $79.99 for 100mL, Chemist Warehouse