Spoil a special dad, grandpa or Pops in your life for Father’s Day while supporting our local economy during lockdown.
This year has been a tough one for many local businesses so we’ve put together a special Father’s Day Gift Guide featuring presents you can purchase from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter businesses.
For many of these businesses, you can order online during lockdown and support local. No matter what your dad or grandpa likes, there is sure to be a gift for them.
Is dad out on his bike? Get him a Beep bike bell to customise his ride ($29.95). There are lots of different designs to choose from including the Fried Egg Bell. You can choose from a range of designs and bell colours to match your dad’s unique personality and his bike.
Class of 84 Clothing
Based here in Newcastle, Class of 84 clothing create matching swimwear for the entire family made from recycled plastic bottles. Their goal is to remove 100,000 plastic bottles from landfill. Their range included matching father/son or daughter boardies which make for the perfect Fathers Day gift. – Approximately 50 plastic bottles are used to create one pair of shorts.
Newcastle Cookie Co.
Does dad have a sweet tooth? Order special Father’s Day cookies from Newcastle Cookie Co. They have a variety of different cookies to choose from.
Pork Ewe Deli
Choose from some delicious gift packs from Pork Ewe Deli. There is a number of different grazing dinners and platters available for Father’s Day. Pictured is The Food Lovers’ Father’s Day Grazing Dinner ($99), a delicious little gift pack delivered to his door ready for an amazing Father’s Day treat. Packed in a cute Pork Ewe Shopping Bag this pack includes cheese, charcuterie, accompaniments.
If you want to go the whole hog, choose the Whole Hog Dads Grazing Pack including Beer & Wine ($199). This fantastic pack all comes packed into our stylish, reusable Pork Ewe Shopping tote and includes drinks from local brewers & wineries, great cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments.
If your dad loves craft beer, choose The Craft Beer Lovers Grazing Dinner ($149). A mixed pack of Craft Beers from local brewers Foghorn Brewhouse will kick things off combined with a delicious cheese and charcuterie platter.
Steel & Anchor
Find a unique Father’s Day Gift at Steel and Anchor on Darby Street. They stock a range of handpicked homewares, men’s gifts and accessories. Their online store is open 24/7 with orders despatched the next business day by Express Post. (Free delivery on all Australian orders over $50).
There are so many possibilities for Father’s Day gifts but our favourites include the Gentleman’s Hardware BQ Multi Tool ($59.95), Wash Bag featuring a weathered vintage 1969 Aussie Rules Boot ( $50), All The Kings Men Leather Wallet handmade in Fitzroy Melbourne ($115), Goorin Bros Lone Star Trucker Cap ($50) and Official VW Kombi model vehicle ($89.95).
Forget the usual boring jocks and socks, this year, give your dad some cool stuff. Among other beautiful things, local boutique Ramjet Assortments stocks the fabulous Blue Q socks, tea towels and oven mitts perfect for dad. There’s a range of humorous designs to suit every dad or grandpa. Socks are $20, while oven mitts and tea towels are $25 and you can order online 24/7.
The Hunter’s Smallest Mobile Art Gallery
Give art for Father’s Day. Martina, a Lake Macquarie based photo artist from Berlin creates unique pieces of composition art. She draws inspiration from nature and scenes around Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Not your traditional landscape photographer, she loves to play with perspective and with every shoot tries to push her photography to the next level. She’s also the owner of the “The Hunter’s Smallest Mobile Art Gallery”, a beautiful little trailer converted into a lovely mobile art gallery. Normally you can find her at various markets around the Hunter such as the Warners Bay Markets, Art Bazaar and Homegrown to name a few. Visit her Etsy store to see more of her designs.
If you’re looking for a gift for dad or gramps, chances are you can find something they will love at Frontline Hobbies. They stock hobby tools and supplies that cover everything from radio control vehicles to model building like the Steam locomotive above. Do they prefer car model kits? There’s a wide range from modern racecars to vintage classics.
They also carry a wide range of games from Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons as well as other board and card games. To check out the vast selection, visit the Frontline Hobbies website.
Method Scent Skin Co
Order an Essentials box ($90) for dad this Father’s Day. It contains hand wash, body wash, body scrub and body oil. Free shipping or local delivery included.
HESO Men’s Skincare
Treat dad to a gift pack of HESO, locally made plant-based skincare for men. The three-step Shave System includes a shave olive gel, aftershave and moisturiser and will give your dad the best shave every time, minus the irritation. ($89.95) The range is all-natural, 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free created in small batches here in Newcastle.
How about some maps for dad? Local illustrator Liz Anelli creates detailed local maps as well as illustrations.
Does dad drink craft beer? Purchase a Murray’s Brewery Gift Box. It features a selection of Murray’s standard beers ($25) or you can also do Build a Beer Box in which you personalise the box by selecting any 4 of their 375ml 4pkts of canned beers. You can also add in one of their cool T-shirts to the order as well.
Give dad a special beer glass from Suds Slinger, producers of high-quality craft beer glassware. Designed by a local Hunter Valley beer brewer, the range is perfect for dad’s favourite craft beer. Choose from a Suds Original Beer Glass, Suds Party Beer Glass or Suds Can Beer Glass. ($42 for 2 glasses)
Does Dad prefer gin? Buy a Achilles Gin and Tonic Bundle ($100) distilled right here in Newcastle by Styx Brewery. It’s small batch gin distilled in their tiny hand-hammer copper pot using traditional juniper and locally foraged & found botanicals.
Want more ideas for Father’s Day? Here are 8 homemade Father’s Day gifts that kids can make.
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