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10 Father’s Day Gifts That Dads Actually Want (We Know Because We Asked Them!)

Quick question for the men in our lives. If you could have anything for Father’s Day (within reason, of course), what gift would you choose?

Sure, a kid-free week fishing with mates sounds great, but, sorry boys, NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

We recently asked the husbands of our Mum Central team this very question and wanted to share what they had to say. Behold, 10 Father’s Day gift ideas that guarantee you remain in the awesome wife books ALL YEAR LONG.

10 gifts dads deserve this Father’s Day

[mc_block_title custom_title=”1. Quality time with the kids”]

Just like us, dads want a day with their kids – to hang out and actually enjoy them. No mess, no chores, no responsibilities or “gentle nagging” about what needs to be fixed around the house. So, a day AWAY from the household is probably the best way to ensure this actually happens.

This is why family experiences are so popular as Father’s Day gifts. A pass to a zoo or something more adventurous like a hot air balloon ride, family surf lessons, a day of Go Karting, Laser Tag, and Indoor Climbing or White White Rafting all sound pretty exciting to us.

This Father’s Day, support local and discover gifts that do it all – just like Dad. If you’re looking for an experience to share or gift your dad, there’s no better way to connect and support Australian businesses than with a unique and inspiring RedBalloon experience. By buying with RedBalloon, you are committing to becoming a customer to one of 1800+ Australian experience providers all over our beautiful country who need your support.

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Family time is always a popular pressie. Source: Supplied

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A close second to spending time WITH the kids? Spending time WITHOUT them.

Because dads need a break too. And not just “you worked for eight hours away from the kids” break.

So, they’ve already accepted a week of fishing is not in the cards, but how about a day of fishing? In a charter boat no less. That sounds reasonable, right?

If your hubby isn’t a fishing fan, there’s plenty more experience vouchers just for him – a round of golf with a PGA professional perhaps? Heck, I don’t even like golf and that sounds pretty cool to me!

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Swing away dad, swing away. Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”3. Quality time with YOU”]

Naww…. yes ladies, when we asked our men what they wanted most, this was one of the top replies.  A good ol’ fashion date! Kid-free of course.

So, where to go? A wine tour sounds a bit spesh? Perhaps a night away in a hotel? Or a dinner cruise? Sign us up. What’s great about these Father’s day gifts is they include us.

#Winning. Just be sure to book yourself a ticket too!

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No kids for kilometers! Source: Supplied

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Men. So easy to please. But adding a red bow to a carton of VB just doesn’t seem right. So pretty it up even more with a brewery tour.  It’s an experience that involves beer. Doesn’t get any better than that.

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It’s beer-o-clock somewhere. Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”5. Something that’s all HIS”]

Like us mums, dads learn that sharing is a big part of parenthood. Sharing snacks, devices, beds. Heck, I caught my daughter using my husband’s toothbrush the other day. And no, I did not tell him.

A personalised present is a thoughtful way to politely remind your kids that it’s DADS, not THEIRS. There are heaps of cool personalised Father’s Day gift ideas, such as wallets, tags and bags, journals and even personalised chocolate! What a sweet surprise for Father’s Day morning!

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A box of chocolates with his name of it. LOVE! Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”6. Something to get the heart pumping”]

Enter a V8 Experience. This is one of the most popular experiences for Father’s Day gifts and it’s easy to see why. Your man can jump in the driver’s seat of a V8 car and take a few hot laps around the track. Hello childhood dream realised.

If your man isn’t into fast cars, try another adventure – zip lining, sky diving, hot air ballooning – something that proves he’s still young, fun and wild and free. Free for an afternoon anyway. Then it’s back home to mow the lawn.

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V8 experiences are one of the top Father’s Day gifts in Australia. Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”7. Something that makes him immortal”]

Name a star after him! Not only does he get his very own star, but a chart pinpointing the location and constellation formation. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. For eternity!

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, nope. It’s just dad’s star. Source: Supplied

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Also preferably with babysitters. Your best option for this? A voucher for a nice meal out. And grandparents.

A Beer Tasting and BBQ Smoking Cooking Class sounds pretty good to us. And, bonus, he may learn a thing or two about cooking the perfect BBQ.

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Smoked beef anyone? Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”9. Anything tech related”]

Why? Because technology is to men what homewares are to us ladies – the shizz. Our top picks include a charging docking station for all the iGadgets (including your own, of course) or wireless headphones (to block out the kids).

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Charge in style with this ultra-stylish docking station. Source: Supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”10, Finally, plenty of kiddie cuddles”]

This is one you really can’t buy, but we had to add it on anyway. Because, while showering our men with experiences is wonderful, the greatest gift our kids can give them is their little arms wrapped around their necks.

Preferably after a semi-sleep in too.

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The best gift of all? His kids of course! Source: Supplied

The perfect Father’s Day? RedBalloon has you sorted

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Finding the right gift can often be a headache and a half, especially if your hubby is someone who already has plenty of toys. And who wants more clutter in the house? No thanks.

Make it easy on yourself this year and head to RedBalloon. Honestly, there is no easier way to buy gifts for Father’s Day in Australia, than through RedBalloon. All of the above gifts, aside from the cuddles, come from them!

What we especially love about experience gifts is that they give you something to cherish for years and years – quality time and memories. They’ve got experiences in every state too so your hubby’s ideal Father’s Day gift is only a drive away. Or, if you are planning a trip to another state later in the year, you can easily book an experience to use while you’re away. Plus, they have experiences at home (such as virtual wine tasting) too, perfect for all Victorians doing it extra tough during lockdown.

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RedBalloon has all the great ideas for an experience to remember! Source: Supplied

Plus, you can also choose when you use the vouchers, which is especially handy for those still in lockdown.

RedBalloon comes with a 4.6-star rating with thousands of Aussies using it and loving it. With hundreds of experiences and unique gifts, you can easily celebrate ALL the special people in your life.shop now

So make it easy on yourself this year and check out the RedBalloon range of Father’s Day gift ideas. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!

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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.

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