No matter where he is, make sure you treat your dad this Father's Day
For many of us around the country, this Father’s Day might look a little different, but that doesn’t mean that Dad doesn’t deserve a treat. If you still can’t decide what to get, we’ve put together this jam-packed Fathers’ Day Gift Guide to help you lock down some last-minute presents.
To make your decision as easy as possible, we’ve hand-picked something for every type of Dad.
But first, to get you in the Father’s Day shopping mood, check out our handcrafted playlist – chockful of more Dad-Rock than you will ever need!
Gifts for Dads that love a laugh
Where would we be without that special sense of humour that only dads seem to have mastered? Dad jokes are usually so bad that they are actually hilarious, especially when they are delivered with the confidence only a dad sitting around the dinner table can muster.
If your Dad is truly the height of comedy, a present that plays into his “top-notch” sense of humour is sure to do the trick this Father’s Day.
While Dad is sure to be the comedian of the house, why not let him take a night off and instead treat him to night of Comedy Gold.
Must-see comedy legends like Arj Barker and Bill Bailey are ready to return to Australian stages and prove just why they are said to be some of the funniest men on the planet, while closer to home viral comedy troupe Sooshi Mango and everyone’s favourite purple puppet Randy Feltface are certain to deliver a night of unforgettable laughs. Like a bit of variety with your comedy, well Aussie Comedy Legends is bringing together favourites who have graced TV screens, radio stations, podcasts and the stage across the last 30 years with Peter Rowsthorn, Bob Franklin, Tony Martin and Gretel Killeen in the mix.
Maybe Dad will pick up a new joke or two – get your tickets here.
Gifts for Dads that won’t let you change it from the sports channel
Every day is sports day when your dad has the tv remote. Thankfully, we’ve now got an excuse to get him out of the lounge room and into the arena.
Whether it’s to enjoy all the action Mount Panorama has to offer at the inaugural Supercheap Auto Bathurst International, diving headfirst into a hotly anticipated summer of Cricket – the five-match Vodafone Ashes Series landing back on Australian soil – forward planning for the 2022 Australian Open or elite kickboxing championship Knees of Fury 83: Night of Champions, there’s sure to be some upcoming live sport perfect for your dad.
Gifts for Dads that love a good time
Live music really is the gift that just keeps giving, and you bet we’ve got a stellar lineup of Aussie faves ready to take the stage.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hoodoo Gurus have been one of Australia’s most consistent and impressive rock bands throughout the last three decades, so you know they’re a good choice. For Dads that likes the classics, you can’t go past celebrating Australian Crawl’s ‘Boys Light Up’ with James Reyne, the incredible song catalogue of John Williamson, or the pairing of two of Australia’s most respected singer-songwriters when Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley come together.
If your Dad is a big singalong kinda guy, maybe he’d enjoy a night with The Angels or Eskimo Joe celebrating some of their biggest hits, maybe he wants to enjoy one of music’s most celebrated songbooks in a whole new way with Fleetwood Mac Orchestrated or even spend a night partying with New Zealand heavy-hitters Six60.
Gifts for Dads that love the stage
There is so much incredible theatre ready to take over stages right around Australia that you’d be hard-pressed picking just one of these shows to take Dad out to – which is a pretty good problem to have.
From smash-hit Broadway production Hamilton to magical spectacular Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – you are absolutely spoiled for choice.
Add to the list hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody, world-class Irish dancers performing hits from U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, Hozier, and more in Eireborne, Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation The Tap Pack, or innovative musical collaboration of contemporary music, traditional Kamilaroi language and spoken word between Kamilaroi elder Uncle Bob Weatherall, Brisbane band Halfway, Digi Youth Arts and Alethea Beetson in Restless Dream and no matter the type of performance your dad loves, there is something here on offer.
Gifts for Dads who love to be awed and inspired
Have a dad who loves to be a part of the action? Who like something a little more up close and personal? Well, we have you covered there as well.
Be welcomed into an immersive world where imagination and technology collide thanks to immersive art installation Imaginaria. If immersive art sounds like your dad’s vibe, you also don’t want to look past The Lume Melbourne when it presents its inaugural experience, the multi-sensory Vincent Van Gogh exhibition.
If your dad is more about listening then best-selling author Hugh Van Cuylenburg’s The Resilience Project – teaching positive mental health strategies to help build resilience and happiness – might be the ticket, or maybe take a dive into the Great Australian Podcast Festival‘s lineup, with a selection of comedy A-Listers, top notch advice givers, hot-off-the-press celebrity gossip in the mix, you really can’t go wrong.
Gifts for Dads that can never decide
Sometimes it’s really hard to pick the perfect present for Dad, we all know the struggle, so why not let Dad decide for himself? Why not let Dad make plans for a special night out in the future? Grab him a Ticketmaster Gift Card that he can use to plan his own night out in the future. If you’re keen, you can also add in a voucher from your favourite local restaurant, bar, or venue (many are currently offering the service) to make the night extra special.
No matter where you are, or where Dad is this year, we can still make it a special one. Whether your present is bought, made, or you simply spend the day talking on the phone, we wish you all a very happy Father’s Day. Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide right here.