Monday, August 27, 2012

Father's Day Gifting Guide 2012

Time sure is flying and it’s coming up to father’s day again. This year in Australia, the special day is this Sunday September 2nd and if you ask what my dad wants, there’s a couple of standard answers which involves food and more food or electronics (boys and their toys)!

Forget ties, shirts and socks. Here is selection that are my personal favourites for that special dad, no matter their age, who deserves something wonderful on a day dedicated to all them.

For the dad who secretly dips into mum’s skincare stash:
Get him his own with Clinique’s Skin Supplies For Men (SSFM) Great Skin For Him - A$52 This facial TCL gift set contain an Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel 15 ml, Face Scrub 30 ml and the M Lotion 30 ml, all the essential item.

And whilst we are at it, Dad will also love the SSFM Clinical Dark Spot Corrector - 30ml A$92 will gauranteed that redness, shaving irritations are a thing of the past. It will also help with fading those shaving cuts or dark marks from inflamed skin on their face! I have got my dad using this and he loves how his skin is smoother and less prone to ingrown from saving afterwards.

These products are available at all Clinique counters now.

For the tired and stressed dad:

Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Muscle Gel -  150ml $27.04 (20% off their RRP as a fathers day promotion) Give dad this non-sticky gel formulation that is infused with pure essential oils of rosemary, black pepper and ginger, and aromatic waters and he will feel all better after massaging it into his achy muscles. Perfect for soothing sores and strains after a big day of golf, footy, or even just an very long day of staying in the office. 

Aromatherapy Associates are available online so get your order in quick to make this weekend's delivery deadline!

For the dad who wants his grooming needs covered:

The Dermalogica Shave System - A$68 will ensure a smooth comfortable shave everytime and has every a man grooming needs covered from shave to beard. Dad will feel pampered after a shave with moisturisers Daily Clean Scrub (44ml), Pre-Shave Guard (22 ml), Soothing Shave Cream (74ml), Post-Shave Balm (10ml), Daily Defense Block SPF15 (22ml).

Available at Dermalogica counters in selected salons or currently on sale (25% off) at Adorebeauty online.

For the dad who loves to cook:

Spring is here this weekend so theres no better way to get well prepared for dad than giving him a new BBQ set - A$59 from BBQ Galore. He'll be able to cook like an expert and impress the crowd during the upcoming bbq season.
Available instores or online.

For the handyman dad: 
This Bunnings Gift Voucher is ideal for him to finish his latest project around the home. He'll love you for it because you read his mind and got him exactly what he wants!
Bunnings gift cards are available instores or online

For the techy dad: 
If dad has his ipad, ipods, iEverything, then he needs a power pack that will charge it all. Try this Belkin Power charger 400 - A$79 (and on clearance at the GoodGuys for only $23 whilst stock lasts), it will charge smart phones and boost the power of tablets while on the go so dad will never be disconnected again.

For the high-flying corporate dad:
He can never had too many cufflinks. Try some at Benjamin Cufflinks like these footy/ruby inspired ones (A$49.95) or for something more refined, try the modern blue stoned ones (A$55). With over 1600 designs  and with free shipping Australia wide, you don't even have to leave your seat to get dad a beautiful gift.

And finally for the dad who likes to smell good:

Z Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna EDT (A$80 50ml | A$110 100ml) is cool and edgy. This scent picks up the sharpness of white peppers, the freshness of bergamot and rosemary and mixes it with a woody heat of nutmeg, patchouli and cashmere wood. it’s also got a bit aquatic quality to it but its essence is its warm woody base – just like dad's big bear hug & warm embrace.

Z Zegna is available at all Myer and David Jones stores. 

Another great new scent is Giorgio Armani Essenza EDP (75ml A$125 | 40ml A$95), a modern twist to a traditional scent, this juice contains a perfect blend of notes from bergamot and grapefruit that is muted by persimmon and freshened up by Morrocan cedar. It is the ultimate modern masculine scent that is sophisticated, complex and inspiring. In fact I like it so much, I wouldn't mind spritzing it on my wrist when I want to feel assertive!

Essenza is available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies. 

Are there any gifts in here you think your dad would like? What would you get for your dad? 


  1. I'm totally buying that power pack for my dad! Thanks so much for featuring it!

  2. Kimberley - just like a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes, guys can never have too many batteries to power their gadgets (or in this case, a charger for them). I'm sure your dad will love his gift this Sunday.

    Thanks for your lovely comment :)


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