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PANIC BUYS: Last-minute gift ideas for Dad that don’t suck

So, you’ve just realised that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday.

Before you start panicking and reaching for the first 10-pack of cotton briefs or Old Spice gift pack you see, there are plenty of last-minute gifts you can pick up before the big day that are streets ahead of that “Kiss The Cook” BBQ apron you were going to buy.

So, if you’re stuck here are some Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make you the apple of Dad’s eye while helping to support some awesome local businesses.

The Epicurious Dad

One of our favourite cocktail haunts The Koutetsu is slinging this awesome Father’s Day gift pack that is sure to tempt the tastebuds of foodie fathers everywhere.

The pack includes a 50ml bottle of The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-year-old whisky, a double serving of Woodford Old Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail, a. double serving of Night Tripper Cocktail (Old Forester Bourbon, Strega, Amaro Averna, Peychaud’s Bitters), a house-made charcuterie board and house-made beef jerky.


Oh and the best part? You can order this bad boy from the Koutetsu website right up until 10am on Sunday with deliveries being completed after midday on Sunday!

The Health Conscious Dad

If your dad is the type that likes taking care of himself, then there’s plenty of awesome gift ideas at Markettown-based health food store The Source Bulk Goods.

The Source is offering a range DIY Father’s Day Gift packs, allowing you to create a bespoke pack specifically tailored to your father figure’s tastes.

Stuck for ideas? Well there’s a few, like the pictured Organic Breakfast In Bed pack, listed on the website to get you started and staff are more than happy to help selecting the perfect pack for your pater.

The Dad Who Has Everything Dad

Does the thought of buying a gift for your dad fill you with dread because he’s one of those blokes who just has everything?

Well, you might want to check out Steel and Anchor in Cooks Hill which is essentially a Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium of dad-relevant knicknackery and awesomeness.

From funky socks and undies (a staple of the Dad’s Day gift oeveure) and books about beers, beards, and bikes (and everything in between), to grooming accessories and manly objet d’art, there’s something here for even the fussiest of fathers.

The Musical Bookworm Dad

Is your dad a bit of a music nerd? Does he consider himself an audio bibliophile who loves nothing more than curling up with a good biography about his favourite band?

Well, along with a great vinyl selection, Darby Street culture store Abicus also stocks a hefty selection of music-related tomes that are sure to keep dad engrossed until next Father’s Day.

Oh, and if yours is a fashion-forward dad, Abicus also stocks a wide range of on-trend threads so he can look his best while skimming those pages.

Written by Newcastle Live

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