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2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

September is a time for celebrating dads and, let’s not forget, welcoming the long-awaited warmer weather. From backyard essentials to home gadgets, here are some of our top picks to brighten up his Father’s Day.

September is a time for celebrating dads and, let’s not forget, welcoming the long-awaited warmer weather. From backyard essentials to home gadgets, here are some of our top picks to brighten up his Father’s Day.

WILLIAMS-SONOMA BARBECUE TOOLS 4-PIECE SET WITH STORAGE CASE

WILLIAMS-SONOMA BARBECUE TOOLS 4-PIECE SET WITH STORAGE CASE

Tis the season for burgers and snags. With Williams-Sonoma’s four-piece set of stainless steel grilling essentials, Dad will be flipping like a pro. $140

VICTOR CHURCHILL FATHER’S DAY LUNCH PACK

VICTOR CHURCHILL FATHER’S DAY LUNCH PACK

Or for entertaining in a flash, Victor Churchill’s butcher’s basket includes all the fixings for a weekend fry-up such as Black Angus sirloins, lamb chops, sausages and chimichurri sauce, plus their trademark apron and tea towel so Dad can really look the part. $100

THE HUXTABURGER BOOK BY DANIEL WILSON

THE HUXTABURGER BOOK BY DANIEL WILSON

Now that he’s got the goods, here’s a little inspiration to help Dad master the art of burger making with tips, tricks and delicious pics from Melbourne’s real-life burger king Daniel Wilson. $29.95

HOPS & CRAFT FATHER’S DAY AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER GIFT

HOPS & CRAFT FATHER’S DAY AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER GIFT

Nothing compares to the time you spend together. The fine folks at Sydney-based Hops & Craft have hand-picked their favourite boutique brews for Dad, so you can crack open a cold one and let the good times roll. $59.95

ARDBEG PERPETUUM WHISKY

ARDBEG PERPETUUM WHISKY

For the man with a taste for single malts, Ardbeg’s 200th anniversary Perpetuum release is a timeless choice to toast an end to the day’s festivities. $169

VICTORINOX HUNTSMAN

VICTORINOX HUNTSMAN

Victorinox has added another notch to its Swiss army knife offerings with this pocket-sized stainless-steel number. The Huntsman features the added aid of a wood saw and scissors so Mr Fix-It can accomplish just about anything. $49.95

SAMSUNG LEVEL ON WIRELESS HEADPHONES

SAMSUNG LEVEL ON WIRELESS HEADPHONES

These Samsung wireless headphones fit snugly into a gym bag for a workout that knows no boundaries. $299

WATERFORD CRYSTAL “MAD MEN” HOLLOWAY TUMBLERS

WATERFORD CRYSTAL “MAD MEN” HOLLOWAY TUMBLERS

He’s a gentleman of sorts, no doubt. And what better way to savour an Old Fashioned than in these gold-embellished Waterford tumblers? We’re sure Don Draper would approve. $299 for two

SKATE SHANK FILLET KNIVES

SKATE SHANK FILLET KNIVES

We’re great admirers of Rowland Perry’s bespoke knives fashioned from skateboards. Their original designs are a perfect match for a man with a sharp eye for style. $180

TED BAKER HOODSON WALLET

TED BAKER HOODSON WALLET

Dad will feel a million bucks with this handsome Ted Baker leather bi-fold wallet tucked in his back pocket. $119

2015 JOSEPH FIRST RUN EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2015 JOSEPH FIRST RUN EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Here’s one for the pantry. Primo Estate’s 2015 Joseph Olive Oil is pressed from the first harvested olives of the season, which gives this kitchen staple its fresh and aromatic taste. $42.95 for 750ml

GENTLEMEN’S HARDWARE BUFF & SHINE SHOE POLISH KIT

GENTLEMEN’S HARDWARE BUFF & SHINE SHOE POLISH KIT

No one can fill Dad’s shoes. But they best be shiny, right? Gentlemen’s Hardware shoe polish kit. $30

WEST ELM FOXED MIRROR BAR CART

WEST ELM FOXED MIRROR BAR CART

With two mirrored shelves and a polished metal frame, this elegant West Elm bar caddy is the perfect backdrop for all his favourite drinks. $549

AESOP DOUBLE-EDGE RAZOR

AESOP DOUBLE-EDGE RAZOR

Old-school apothecary meets contemporary chic. This sleek little razor by Aesop is the ultimate right-hand man for his morning grooming regimen. $105

NESPRESSO INISSIA

NESPRESSO INISSIA

Add some colour to his morning cuppa with Nespresso’s limited-edition Inissia in an eye-catching tropical green. It’s bound to invigorate his senses. $249

PENDLETON SPIDER ROCK TOWEL X

PENDLETON SPIDER ROCK TOWEL X

Welcome the warmer weather with a splash. This super-sized Pendleton towel is an essential for every beach-loving Dad. $90

MONTBLANC CRUISE COLLECTION BORDEAUX PEN

MONTBLANC CRUISE COLLECTION BORDEAUX PEN

If he’s a fan of classics, invest in a piece that will never go out of style. This timeless Montblanc platinum-accented ballpoint pen will help him leave a lasting impression. $290

ALFREDO GONZALES FREEDOM SOCK BOX

ALFREDO GONZALES FREEDOM SOCK BOX

These quirky Alfredo Gonzales patterned socks are loaded with personality to spice up a conventional suit and tie. $90

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH JAC CHAIR

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH JAC CHAIR

Every king needs a throne. Something Beginning With JAC chair. $2,300

HUNT LEATHER EXECUTIVE GOLF BAG

HUNT LEATHER EXECUTIVE GOLF BAG

If his lexicon includes drivers and putters and he feels at home in an argyle sweater, help him complete the package with this classic brown leather Hunt bag. $650

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Pick up a bottle (this Johnnie Walker Green Label, for example, $69.95) for dad at Vintage Cellars this Father’s Day and have it engraved with a personal message for free.

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MARIMEKKO HAUKI CUTTING BOARD

MARIMEKKO HAUKI CUTTING BOARD

For the dad who can walk the talk in the kitchen, Marimekko’s Hauki cutting board will help him hone his knife skills from a julienne to a brunoise and every cut in between. $65

KITCHENAID FOOD GRINDER & MINCER

KITCHENAID FOOD GRINDER & MINCER

Forget the pre-packaged supermarket aisle and kick off the backyard burger series from scratch with the help of this KitchenAid attachment for mincing and grinding. $99.95

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