Dads. They don’t always get breakfast in bed on their special day and they’re definitely not one-size-fits-all. Make this the year you get something extra special for your Dad with our guide to 10 things for every type of dad.
1. For the caffeine addict
Forget the breakfast. Skip straight to the caffeine. If your father is serious about his coffee, this limited edition Nespresso Breville Inissia will have him jumping out of bed. Tropical Green and full of beans. RRP $249
2. For the hipster dad
Does your dad go everywhere with his messenger bag slung over his shoulder? Get him one of these cool Memo Bottles and he’ll stay happy and hydrated. The Memo Bottle comes in an A5 or A4 sized piece of paper. It’ll slip straight into his bag. memobottle.com
3. For the international dad
If your dad is often on the road, Montblanc’s Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Watch will keep him on time. The timepiece displays 24 cities on different time zones, that pass into darkness as night falls on their skies. montblanc.com
4. For the outdoor dad
Dad can pop one of these Matador Pocket Blankets straight into his pocket – the nifty lightweight nylon blanket is puncture resistant, water repellent and packs up into a nice small case. matadorup.com
5. For the man of mystery
Never quite sure what your dad needs when he’s on the road? The Vocier C38 suitcase will keep his clothes crease free and his airport style pretty damn close to George Clooney in Up in the Air. The Zero-Crease system rolls two suits around a shell so they arrive perfect. gets two suits vocier.com/product/c38
6. For the photo fanatic
Come on, it’s cute how dad always wants to capture every family moment! The Canon PowerShot G3 X will get him closer to the action without getting in the way, with a serious superzoom and 20.2MP CMOS sensor. canon.com.au
7. For the on-the-go dad
Does Dad run out of time for breakfast? The Kambrook Blitz2Go Personal Blender gives him no excuse. Two 600ml and one 300ml bottles clip straight into the blender and can be popped off and are ready to go once you pop on the closable drinking lids. kambrook.com.au/blitz2go-blender
8. For the foodie
Has MasterChef taken over the kitchen? Get dad these Shun Premier Collection super steel knives and he’ll be whipping up a culinary feast in no time. The Japanese brand are notorious sharp, serious steel. RRP from $150
9. For the cognac connoisseur
Does dad have a taste for the extra special drop? Hennessy’s 250th Anniversary Collector Blend was released to celebrate 250 years in business and comes from a batch of just 250 barrels. Available only until sold out.
10. For the fitness fanatic
The Fitbit Surge is a Fitness Super Watch. That’s right, not only does will it track your dad’s steps, stair count, calories and distance travelled, it will also track his heart rate, sleep and GPS. He can use it to tell the time, control music and receive phone notifications via Bluetooth. Buy yourself a Fitbit too and you can have fitness challenges throughout the week. Now that’s some father-child bonding!