Hooray for all the Father’s in our lives! We celebrate you and all the grandfathers, godfathers, stepfathers, father-in-law, uncles, husbands, partners, brothers, friends, fellow dads and men who love with a father’s heart.
This year, Father’s Day will be little different as many of us will choose to stay home to stay safe and make use of technology to help stay in touch with those that have touched our hearts.
In our Father’s Day Special Edition, we provide inspiration to help celebrate along with gift ideas and a list of recipes sure to make dads day covering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wishing you a beautiful Father’s Day in advance.
There is no doubt that Father’s Day in 2020 is going to be a very different experience for so many dads around the world. The presence of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about our lives every day and for some dads and families, those changes are greater than others. With social (or physical) distancing, the associated closure of restaurants and cafes, the limited number of people able to attend family gatherings, and even the use of face masks to protect ourselves along with the most vulnerable members of our society, it just feels like this one has the potential to be a little less intimate and fulfilling.
Here we are, Father’s Day 2020, my 8th year as a dad and so much has changed over each of those years, not only for my daughter but also for me as a person and as a dad. Looking back, I remember thinking from the outside that fatherhood would be limiting, however, I’ve found fatherhood has given me the freedom to cast off the ego, facade and pretence and actually discover who I am as a person and as a man.
A son’s first hero and daughters first love is their Dad.
He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend and protect like a bodyguard.
This Father’s Day we are imploring Australians to give thanks and think about ALL our Fathers. Whether they are single dads, stepfathers, donor fathers, blended fathers, traditional dads etc. Whatever the role your father plays for you or the man in your life plays for your children, it is way more important than what you think.
Dads often get praised for regular parenting (just a bit patronising!) or they get portrayed as goofy and rather unhelpful – think Peppa’s Daddy Pig!
Raising a young family and divorcing was a tumultuous and difficult time. During the divorce process, my children were incredibly fortunate to have so many amazing men step-up and care for their emotional and mental wellbeing.
From one dad to another, I find fatherhood difficult.
Don’t get me wrong! I love my kids and I love being a father, but nothing humbles me more than fatherhood.
Gay men are taking an increasingly active role in parenting through fostering, co-parenting and surrogacy. In recent years, the increased prevalence of out gay dads has helped raise awareness and drive a positive shift in community attitudes.
There are some necessities to really impress your dad on Father’s Day. You’ll need to make it fun, involve beer and make it free.
A new take on an old favourite, Colour tumble tower is a great game for the whole family! To play, roll the dice and see which colour block you should remove. Don’t let the Tower Tumble! Beneficial for dexterity, spatial awareness, strategy
Unleash Dad’s creative side this Father’s Day with Bostik’s unique craft projects! Bostik is encouraging families to spend quality time together with fun craft activities to make this Father’s Day unforgettable.
Everyone loves a handmade card, but if you’re anything like me, they never quite turn out like you may have envisioned.
Father’s day is such a wonderful occasion to commemorate those fatherly figures close to us who have helped us during our struggles, a day just for them that is celebrated internationally to recognise their efforts for us. The best ways to enhance our relationships would be to engage in a game or activity to bond and have fun and laughs over. Just image a peaceful game on a wonderful day with the father, a cup of water and beautiful chess set to play plenty of games over!
Wondering how to celebrate a No.1 Dad this Father’s Day?
A handmade card by your child is sure to make his day and warm his heart!
This one is a clever little hack to help you treasure your kids handwriting and artwork with your Cricut machine. Put it on a mug, a keyring, pen, bottle opener, really any surface you can get your hot little hands on, for Dad to treasure forever!
What Dad doesn’t love a gift with a personal touch? With Father’s Day right around the corner, why not do something special to honour your Dad? Here’s a great gift idea that will help you do just that! A plantable card that is infused with seeds. You can write a personal message on the inside describing what makes your Dad so special and then after Father’s Day your dad can plant the card and it will grow into flowers. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
***Accessories and Books***
print, this mug is the perfect for a cup of tea or coffee.
‘As addictive and intoxicating as the perfect martini. Don’t start reading unless you have cancelled all your plans.’ – Sarah Bailey, author of The Dark Lake and Where the Dead Go
Perfect for fans of James Patterson and Karin Slaughter, this is the second gripping instalment of the Sacramento series from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. An explosive crime thriller, SAY NO MORE will keep you gripped until the final page.
Whether he is a wall-décor, personalised mug, or custom photo book lover, your favourite man deserves to be honoured with good cheer on Father’s Day.
A sophisticated, shatterproof and insulated reusable cup that is lightweight and spill proof. Gold Winner of the 2018 Good Design Award product design category, this cup features Greblon® Ceramic lining and is engineered to be durable and easy to clean. Small barista sized coffee cup, designed in Melbourne and made from stainless steel.
Bring classic style and warmth to cold nights in with the Grosby Memory Foam Slippers. These cosy checkered slippers feature memory foam insoles that naturally mould to the contours of your feet for customised comfort with every step.
Bonds Hipster Brief 4 Pack comes with 4 different coloured elasticated waist underwear which are comfortable, fashionable and bold. It gives you the freedom to be you.
Add something fun to your sleepwear with the Brilliant Basics Papa Bear Pyjama Set. With a relaxed fit and a cotton finish, this 2 piece set is available in multiple sizes so you can match pyjamas with your little one’s.
Freshen up your pyjama collection with Marvel’s Strong Dad Pyjama Set. With foil detailing to the tee, this Avengers themed set features an all over print to the shorts and an elasticised waistband.
The DGTEC AMOLED Display Smart Watch have full of features to track your activity and help you stay fit.
Perfect for alleviating sore and stiff muscles, the Action Impact Massager assists with muscle recovery so you can get back to your best faster. This cordless tool is perfect to take on the go and is an essential for any gym junkie, athlete or muscle pain sufferer.
The Remington 5-in-1 Multi Grooming kit allows for the grooming of your face, beard and hair. Comes complete with 5 additional accessories to make grooming even easier. Includes L’Oreal Men Expert X Barber Club beard and hair styling paste 75ml.
JBL Link Portable delivers bold, dynamic JBL 360-degree Pro sound for up to eight hours. Keep the music going with easy Wi-Fi or Bluetooth streaming in any room in your home. With the Google Assistant, make music requests, access Spotify, YouTube Music and Apple Music and listen without interruptions.
Give your body the care it deserves and experience the comfort of your own personalised massage.Relax on a full body massage with the Body Benefits by Conair relaxation massage mat, combining soothing warmth and an invigorating vibration massage.
Create the ultimate gaming experience with the 4-in-1 Laser Gaming Bundle. Featuring an RGB Gaming Mouse, RGB Mouse Pad, RGB Gaming Keyboard and a LED Gaming Headset included; this bundle is specifically designed for use in action-packed gaming marathons.
Formula Sports Micro-Band Razor Wire Dartboard is a professional, tournament sized board that features super dense high-grade sisal and ultra-thin razor wire technology. This board is suited for the serious player and is built to last. The embedded razor wire greatly reduces ‘bounce outs’ and the dartboard is completely staple free. It is also fitted with an enhanced anti-glare number ring that can be rotated for longevity.
Every Dad can enjoy their wireless freedom without ever thinking twice about losing or breaking a piece. Both earbuds contain Tile™ Bluetooth finding technology in case you ever misplace one. And with the Skullcandy Fearless Use Promise®, you can always replace a bud or the case at a discount (on top of our manufacturer’s warranty).
The compact and automatic NESCAFÉ GenioS Plus Black coffee machine with two ceramic mugs, with its modern design, will match your own unique style.
The George Foreman Electric Griddle – GREG10 cooks your favourite meals healthily, deliciously and easily. Cook for the whole family with no added fat or oil, and enjoy a fast and easy clean up. This easy to use/easy to clean electric griddle has an adjustable temperature control up to 2000C.
Making cooking as easy as can be with the Russell Hobbs Express Chef Digital Multi Cooker. This digital multi cooker features a 10 pre-set programs, a 6L removable non-stick dishwasher safe bowl, modern matte black finish and a digital control panel for easy navigation.
The Family Steel Grill is an amazing way to cook meals and snacks quickly and more healthily. From meat and fish to vegetables and even frozen foods, this versatile grill will be your cooking companion for lunch, dinner and sandwiches too.
Introducing the Campmaster Bute-BQ Portable Butane BBQ! This camping essential includes an alloy non-stick grill to sear grill lines on your food like a regular BBQ, flavour infusion tray and slide-out grease cup.
Available in White or Grey, sustainable bed linen brand White & Green offer the most luxurious feeling, yet easily washed and ironed, and durable too!