Father’s Day is the second most important date on the Aussie calendar (falling just short of Mother’s Day), so the first Sunday of September should be something to celebrate for your old man and his old man in turn.
There are plenty of ways to spoil dad on the day – start with breaky in bed, fetch the paper, mow the lawns, shout him a beer for lunch – but buying the perfect present is not always as easy. Socks and jocks don’t cut it any more, aftershave is cliché and scratchies are just a waste of money… So, what do you get your beloved father – possibly the guy who has it all – in 2011? Here are our can’t fail recommendations…
1. SOUTHERN CROSS SHUFFLEBOARD - 10% discount for Father’s Day
The perfect gift for the dad who has it all!
Southern Cross Shuffleboards are all professionally designed, crafted and assembled with sophistication, tradition and dad’s man cave in mind. The 12ft Armstrong is the perfect size table for home-use and we’re offering a special 10% discount for Father’s Day purchases throughout the month of September!
Price: $3,960 – 10% Father’s Day discount!
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2. CLICKER UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL & BOTTLE OPENER
A picture tells a thousands words…
It’s Sunday afternoon and your dad is on the couch, enjoying the footy. Mum brings him a beer, but forgets the bottle opener. Dad doesn’t get angry though, he happily takes the beer, says thank you, turns the volume up, then cracks the top with the TV remote.
3. FISHEYES ROD & REEL WITH UNDERWATER VIDEO CAMERA
Dad – 1, Fish – 0
Fishing is one of the only remaining hunting hobbies where the hunted has the advantage over the hunter, but things are about to change! You can now see what’s happening underwater in real time. No more guess work – watch the video & spot your prey!
4. GO LIVE 825 AUSTRALIAN GPS
No more map fights between mum and dad!
Help your parents avoid their in-car map arguments with a brand new GPS travel mate. The TomTom Go Live 825 will tell them when to turn, guide them through traffic jams, update them on weather and give speed camera alerts! Smart cookie.
5. POPA BIG RED BUTTON FOR iPHONE 4
Never miss a magic moment or that perfect photo again!
Help your dad standout from the Instagram-photographer-wannabee crowd by sticking this grip and shutter button on his iPhone 4… It looks cool and will help him steady hit shot!
6. ACCOUTREMENTS BACON WALLET
It’s a wallet that looks like bacon!
Wallets are an underrated Father’s Day gift and this whacky Bacon Wallet is a novelty gem. Your dad’s “bringing home the bacon” jokes will definitely get a whole lot cooler!
7. LASER PARKING SYSTEM
Frickin’ Laser Beams!
Help look after your old man’s car by installing one of these Laser Parking Systems in his garage. The device will fire a bright red laser beam on his car when he’s reached his parking “sweet spot”.
8. PULL-MY-FINGER FART PEN
Who loves fart jokes more than your old man? Give him the ammunition he needs, with multiple fart sounds – long ones, short ones, loud ones and some that will bring tears to the eyes…
9. SWISS ARMY CHAMPION PLUS POCKET KNIFE
It does it all, for the man who has it all!
There is a strict list of “things a man must do before he dies” and owning a Swiss Army Knife is one of them. If he’s never had one, buy this…
10. GIVE YOUR DAD A HUG
The only money-can’t-buy gift on the list…
The cheapest and most treasured gift you can give your dad on Father’s Day is a big old hug in the morning. Tell him you love him and thank him for everything he has done for you. It’s a tear-jerker, but it’s what Father’s Day is all about…
BONUS “MAKE IT RAIN” GIFT IDEA
Strand Craft 122 Yacht
Think your dad deserves a pot of gold and some this Father’s Day? Stack your money and then make it rain by getting him the Strand Craft 122 Yacht. It’s futuristic, it’s posh, it’s styling, it’s amazing, it’s the boss…
Inside there’s 52-inch LED TVs, Bang Olufsen sound systems, four staterooms, a salon area, a 14,000+ horsepower engine and an included handcrafted supercar with a 880hp twin turbo V12 engine. If you’ve got the bank account, do it.