The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

FATHER’S Day is coming fast, that time of year where we pay homage to dads all over the country.

To be sure – you can never go wrong with socks and jocks, given that on average 70 per cent of the average adult male’s underwear collection has at least one hole in it*, this list aims to provide some suggestions for the most adventurous gift givers among us.

But we’ve covered all the price points, with gifts ranging from $36.95 to $3499.

Without further ado, here are our suggestions for your dad.

FOR THE ADVENTURER

Send Dad to the global destination of his choice with him in the pilot’s seat with Flight Experience Perth. For as little as $156, he can take off from more than 24,000 airport including Heathrow, LAX or Hong Kong’s Kai Tak from the comfort of the flight simulator in Northbridge. Sessions range from a 30-minute scenic flight to an all-singing 90-minute option. For more, go to perth.flightexperience.com.au.

Flight simulator session, starting from $156 for a 30-minute scenic flight, from Flight Experience Perth, perth.flightexperience.com.au.

FOR THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR

Dad can enjoy quality coffee at home with the fully automatic Oracle Touch by Breville. Delivering the right dose of espresso, precise water temperature, optimal water pressure and sufficient steam pressure, he can enjoy his favourite cuppa without a barista in sight.

Oracle Touch fully automatic coffee machine, $3499, from Breville, www.breville.com.au.

FOR THE KING OF THE BARBIE

Dad will be talk of the town with his Char-Griller Ceramic Kamado barbecue. It can be used as barbie, grill, smoker and oven and has a unique shape and ceramic material that ensures the ultimate heat retention, meaning tender, juicy meat.

Ceramic Kamado Barbecue, $798, from Char-Griller, www.chargrilleraustralia.com.au.

FOR THE TECH GEEK

Give Dad someone else to boss around with Google Home. He can ask it questions, tell it to do whatever he wants and even turn off the lights or play his favourite music all without complaint. We’re not sure if it will laugh at his Dad jokes but it’s worth a try.

Google Home, $198, from The Good Guys, www.thegoodguys.com.au

FOR THE HOMEBODY

Dad has already made a sport out of grilling a few snags on the barbie while watching his favourite team on TV in the backyard. Give him even more reason with this outdoor firepit by DecoFire.

When the weather warms up, an optional bamboo tabletop turns this into an instant coffee table. Bonus!

DecoFire Orbis firepit, $199, and bamboo tabletop, $89, from Bunnings Warehouse, www.bunnings.com.au

FOR THE COUCH POTATO

Is Dad wearing a spot into the family sofa? Time to give him his very own TV-watching throne with this very comfy wingback chair so he can binge watch Netflix with you without taking up valuable stretching room.

Strandmon wing chair in Nordvalla dark grey, $249, from Ikea, www.ikea.com.au.

FOR THE CAKE LOVER

Let Dad have his cake and eat it too with this burger, beer and chips combo from The Cheesecake Shop. Made from yummy sponge cake, these mini cakes are ideal for everyone in the family to share. They are available from now until Father’s Day and can be ordered online or in-store.

Father’s Day Fast Food Combo, $36.95, from The Cheesecake Shop, www.cheesecake.com.au.

FOR THE MANSCAPER

Dad can trim his beard, moustache and sideburns while sat on the couch with this nifty little bugger, which catches up to 90 per cent of cut hair as he goes along. Hopefully he remembers to dust off that 10 per cent before Mum goes mad at him.

Philips Series 7000 Vacuum Beard Trimmer, $89, from The Good Guys, www.thegoodguys.com.au.

FOR THE WHISKY SNOB

Help Dad give Don Draper a run for his money while adding some style to his bar with this elegant five-piece decanter and double Old Fashion glass set.

Luigi Bormioli Bach decanter and whisky glass set, $49.95, from Kitchen Warehouse, www.kitchenwarehouse.com.au

FOR THE PHONE-OBSESSED

Dad won’t have to complain about frayed wires and tripping over cables anymore with this nifty wireless charging station. If his phone doesn’t support wireless charging, complete the package with Ikea’s Vitahult phone cover as well.

Nordmarke triple pad for wireless charging in birch, $99, from Ikea, www.ikea.com.au

* based on no actual facts.