Father’s Day Gifts Sorted: 10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Dads

BBQ up some steaks, mums, because Dad’s special day is only three weeks away! 

Stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas? We’ve got just enough time to put our thinking caps on and come up with a super stellar gift that dad will love (AND that will keep us in the good books until next Mother’s Day).

Before you head to the Bottle-O, check out our top picks for dad, all hand-picked by the team at Mum Central. There’s something here for every budget!

Whether you’re buying for your hubby (from the kids, of course), your own father or for any other proud papa in your life, we guarantee you will make Dad’s day with one of these thoughtful, unique and useful Father’s Day gifts.

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1. Power Up with MCONNECTED S Port Charging Station

WHY WE LOVE IT: Helps dads who love their gadgets keep organised

Recharge and reconnect! Dad can charge all his (and the family’s) devices at the same time with the MCONNECTED S Port Charging Station. For families who love devices (let’s face it, most do), this charging station is a MUST. Not only this a great Father’s Day gift for all those techy dads out there, but it’s also something the whole family can benefit from. Win-win.

All the USB ports of this charger are optimised to charge your smartphones, tablets, bluetooth headphones, power banks, e-readers, portable speakers, MP3 Players, digital cameras and any device that charges with a USB cord. Plus, you can charge five tablets at the same time!

The MCONNECTED costs $100 from Micador. They have heaps of other cool techy gift ideas too, which are great for Father’s Day but also for teens, tweens and school-age kids.

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2. Jammin’ Peter Alexander Jim Jams 

WHY WE LOVE IT: A cute gift from the kids, especially for dads that need to R-E-L-A-X

Get the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day with an adorable pair of matching jammies for dad and the kids from Peter Alexander!

Peter Alexander’s Father’s Day collection celebrates all of dad’s favourite things. From Super Dad to Master Jedi, it’s for those dads that are still big kids at heart! Featuring various matching dad and kids outfits, limited edition prints and cosy fabrics, the hardest part will be selecting the style.

Aside from pyjama pants, they’ve got heaps of other cuddly items – personalised tees, slippers, boxer shorts, robes or even a gift card will do the trick!

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3. BCF – XTM Fridge Freezer and Protective Cover 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Spoil dad, get him to take you away (and ensure you get an AMAZING pressie come Christmas/Mother’s Day)

Be an awesome wife and get ahold of one of these beauties for your beau – it’s the XTM40 Fridge/Freezer and Protective Cover, perfect for all 4WD and camping enthusiasts.

Featuring an interior LED light and a removable lid, it makes finding a snack or refreshing beverage when you’re in the middle of the bush easy! While this is a great gift for dad, it’s also perfect for families who like to camp, head away for the weekend or simply need extra room to keep their drinks cold in the backyard.

BCF is the go-to store for all things Dad! You can pick up the XTM40 Fridge/Freezer for $799 ($549 if you’re a BCF member).

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4. MANRAGS Socks and Jocks: Essentials for Dad

WHY WE LOVE IT: A budget-friendly gift that keeps on giving, they’ll think of us every time they arrive! 😉

Time to refresh his top drawer with MANRAGS, the premier men’s essentials subscription club. Every month, hubby will receive new Egyptian Cotton socks and/or undies to keep tushie warm and toes hole-free and looking good.

Their socks and jocks are awesome quality too – no pilling, no colour fading and, if one of the pairs happens to get lost in the washing machine, MANRAGS will replace it for free (under their world-first Washing Machine Monster Policy). We love this and we reckon your man will too!

The ‘Monthly MANRAGS’ subscriptions start at just $14 per month for one pair of socks every month or $25 per month for matching socks and jocks each month with free shipping. Cancel anytime too – there’s no lock-in contract.

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BONUS OFFER: We’ve got an exclusive offer for MUM CENTRAL readers only: Receive $15 off your first month of premium socks and underwear with coupon code MUMCENTRAL. (Offer ends 30/09/2019 and is available to redeem on The Essentials Package.)
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5. BABYink® Keepsake

WHY WE LOVE IT: The perfect keepsake for new dads and first-time fathers

Father’s Day is all about creating and capturing special memories (and showing Dad just how awesome he is, of course!). With this mess-free Ink-Less Print Kit from BABYink®, you can capture your baby’s teeny weeny hands and feet and create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind keepsake.

Safe to use from birth, you simply wipe baby’s hand or foot with the ink-less towelette and press down on the special paper to create a beautiful print in vivid colours. But the best bit? You can turn your print into an array of amazing custom keepsakes. Add the print to a mug, turn it into a piece of jewellery (you might want to save this one for yourself!) create a cute keyring or simply frame it.

Certified non-toxic, the Ink-Less Print Kit can even capture your fur baby’s paw print! #cute No wonder it’s won so many awards!

Father's Day gifts babyink ink-less kit

BONUS OFFER: To celebrate Father’s Day BABYink® is offering MUM CENTRAL readers free shipping until Friday, August 30th. Simply enter the code MCFS at checkout.

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6.  AHAVA Men’s Mineral Skincare Range 

WHY WE LOVE IT: For perfectly-groomed dads, this natural range contains minerals from the Dead Sea.

Keep Dad’s skin smooth, hydrated and super soft year-round with AHAVA skincare. All products in the range are made from the finest natural ingredients from the Dead Sea. They are hypoallergenic, allergy tested and approved for sensitive skin. The products are also free from parabens, petroleum, sulfates, GMOs, phthalates, petroleum, triclosan, and animal-sourced ingredients.

If your man loves a bit of manscaping, then these products are sure to be a huge hit! There are several great products to choose from including Men’s Mineral Shower Gel, Men’s Exfoliating Cleansing Gel, Men’s Foam-Free Shaving Cream and Men’s Soothing After-Shave Moisturiser.

Got a mineral swimming pool? AHAVA skincare products help extend the benefit of the beautiful natural minerals your skin is exposed to in the pool. You can check out the full AHAVA skincare range and learn more about the powers of minerals at Mineral Swim.

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7. Boston B-450 450 Hardwood Pellet Smoker From Appliances Online

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s perfect for dads that like to cook up a storm

If Dad’s a bit of a barbecue buff, holy smoke, he’ll hands down love this awesome gift. The Boston B-450 450 Hardwood Pellet Smoker will have him smoking beef brisket, ribs and all manner of meats in next to no time. Perfect for the dad who already has most cool cooking gadgets, this is a serious step up and is sure to turn him into the ultimate smoked-meat master.

The Boston B450 Pellet Smoker uses hardwood pellets to give food a subtle wood-fired flavour and the large 6.8kg automatic pellet feed means there’s no running out of smoke partway through cooking. The cooking barrel itself is designed to lock in moisture for deliciously juicy meats and that delicious smokehouse flavour.

With a digital temperature range from 82-232 degrees, Dad can smoke meat at a higher temperature while mastering the art of cold-smoking cheese, nuts and butter at the lower temperature. Also comes with a heavy-duty cover, to keep the smoker looking schmick, and folding front shelf for all Dad’s handy utensils.

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8. Byron Bay Cookies 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Perfect for dads with a sweet tooth, these cookies are delicious and so indulgent!

These blissful morsels of deliciousness are baked to perfection in the heart of Byron Bay. The perfect addition to Dad’s lunchbox and an ideal bite to accompany a cuppa, Byron Bay Cookies are made using only the very best ingredients.

These Byron Bay Cookies Special Edition Assorted Gift Tins (200g) contain a mix of yummy cookies. There’s the Peacock Tin, containing Triple Choc and Lemon Macadamia cookie bites, the Flamingo Tin with White Choc Macadamia and Triple Choc and the Cockatoo Tin, containing Rocky Road and Dotty. With each bite, Dad will be reminded just how much he’s appreciated and, if you’re lucky, he might even share the love!

The keepsake tins feature beautiful illustrations of brightly-coloured birds. So once all the bite-sized cookies have been devoured (believe me, it won’t take long!) Dad can use the tin to keep his loose change, spare batteries or buttons in.

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9. Matching swimmers for Dad and his ‘mini me’

WHY WE LOVE THESE: Great for the sentimental or stylish beach dad

Aussie swimwear brand Infamous Swim has just extended its range to include super cute matching swimmers for men and their mini-mes. Who says #twinning is only for women?

The two trendy styles of men’s boardies are sure to send Dad wild. Both designs (Safari Leopard and Onyx Leopard) are made from quick-dry nylon spandex and feature an elastic waistband and drawstring, plus a fine mesh lining insert to keep everything in its place!

Sure to capture Dad’s heart, there’s also a range of matching kids’ swimmers for boys and girls. Hey, why not deck out the entire family in a new pair of swimmers to celebrate Father’s Day (there are bikinis and one-pieces for you too, Mum)!

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10. Make it Personal at Bunnings 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Perfect for the DIY dad, or not so DIY dad, Bunnings has something for everyone!

It wouldn’t be a Father’s Day gift guide if we didn’t include the classic Bunnings gift card. We especially love the idea of getting a personalised gift card  – one that includes a photo or special message. You can order them online, have them delivered to your door and redeem at any Bunnings store across Australia. Too easy and too cute!

Gift cards come in several different money values and dad gets to buy whatever he wants/needs. (Sausages not included)

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Avatar of Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.


  1. Avatar of Kylie T

    A big thank you Mum Central & all the businesses, wonderful prizes and wishing everyone a very special Father’s Day!

  2. Avatar of Blossom

    My favourites are the Bunnings Gift Card and the Camping Fridge/Freezer

  3. Avatar of matt

    yes to the bunnings cards, pellet smoker, cookies and jocks!

  4. Avatar of Ashleigh

    My hubby is meat obsessed, so the smoker would be a dream!

  5. Avatar of Caterina

    I find it so hard to choose A Father’s Day present. So many wonderful ideas here.

  6. Avatar of sharyn

    amazing prizes and very generous businesses for donating these – any would be wonderful , thanks for the chance.

  7. Avatar of Sin Kyu Cho
    Sin Kyu ChoReply

    My dad has always been a camping – gadgets guy, if he gets the chance to win the BBQ or the freezer, he would love it to bits!

  8. Avatar of Jacob Enkera
    Jacob EnkeraReply

    Boston B-450 450for sure for a nice cook up! Cheers Mum Central

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