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Make Dad’s Day: Father's Day Gift Guide

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Make Dad’s Day: Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day (September 6) is the perfect opportunity to spoil the dad in your life – and if you head to Subiaco, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for making his day extra special, whatever type of Papa he happens to be.

The Well-Dressed Dad

If your Dad loves to populate his wardrobe with classic staples with a modern twist, make a beeline for Gazman Clothing. They’ve got a collection of knits and sweats made from Hi Flex material (perfect for the dad who’d rather be on a golf course) and slouch gear designed for no-fuss weekends (think rugby shirts and jeans with just the right amount of give). If a well-pressed pair of chinos and a check shirt are more his style, they’ve got those too – we love the fresh Spring palette, paired with a dreamy dark blue jacket (kerchief in pocket optional).

The Gotta-Be Groomed Dad

If your man’s facial hair has gone a little too Jumanji for your liking, there’s a Beard Tidy Package just for him. The Gentleman’s Hair Lounge in Subiaco offers beard trimming, a traditional neck shave and organic bear oil or beard balm application with the added bonus of a free beer, Scotch or whiskey to make the experience smooth from head to toe. If he’s always craved something altogether more blissful, go the whole hog with the Fancy Facial Package. Kick off with a green gea cleanser followed by a refreshing orange and cinnamon scrub. Then it’s on with the ginger-infused mud mask and a hot peppermint towel facial wrap. The facial massage and complimentary booze should leave your Dad feeling on top of the world – if he hasn’t fallen asleep in the chair of course.

The Well-Heeled Dad

Looking for a new pair of kicks which don’t follow the pack? Head to Stride Shoes and pick up a pair of Rockport Primetime Casuals. They’re light-weight and flexible which makes them great if he’s intent on pounding the streets. If a boot is more his thing – especially if he’s after a spring in his step this September, how about a pair of Propet Tatum Lace Boots? They’re a little bit funky with some extra stitching along the upper cuff and heel. Stride is WA’s largest stockist of Ecco, Naot, Revere, Cabello and Ziera shoes – making them your Dad’s shoe shop of choice if he’s not one of the crowd.

The Let-the-Good-Times-Roll Dad

If your Dad’s idea of a good time most definitely does not include shopping, shaving or shoes, how about shoving some good food and wine his way instead? Simon Johnson Providore on Rokeby Road has put together a hamper for Father’s Day with goodies like artisan cheese and pickles, chilli jam, Bone Suckin’ mustard sauce, sensational Bread in Common sourdough from Freo and Valrhona chocolate. Alternatively, you can pick and choose your own foodie treats and create your very own bespoke hamper, just for Dad. This is a good spot too if you’ve got a Pop with a taste for the finer things in life; why not splash out on some caviar or even embrace that super-chilled Scandi vibe with taupe and neutral pastels homewares for his man cave. Otherwise head to Cellabrations on Hay Street to restock his wine cellar (OK, wine rack) or beer fridge, or if he has a passion for the good stuff, we suggest a bottle of a single malt like Bowmore or Margaret River’s Giniversity Botanical Gin.

The Fragrant Dad

Sometimes even the most devoted Dad wants to waft into a room smelling of something other than Playdoh and Yoplait. Fortunately there’s L’Occitane En Provence which provides a line-up of pampering products designed to elevate the everyday ablutions routine to something far more ‘je ne sais quo’. The special men-only products include energising scents like cade and citron, with products designed to miraculously revitalise, energise and provide cooling balm after a shave. The packaging is pretty cool too and won’t look out of place in the most design-conscious Papa’s bathroom shelf. The perfect complimentary gift to a fresh beard trim from Gentleman’s Hair Lounge we’d say would be the Cade Softening Beard Oil. And the massive upside? You’ll never endure a prickly kiss again…

The I-Run-On-Coffee Dad

Every new Dad knows that things look decidedly better – even after a night of no sleep with the newborn – after that first cup of coffee. Fortunately Subiaco is extremely well-served with some of the most innovative and creative coffee vendors in Perth. Head to Community Coffee Co or Blacklist Coffee Roasters and treat him to a freshly ground bag of unusual beans to perk him up. Try the El Salvador ‘Milaydi’ washed roast from Blacklist – it’s all cherry, wine and tropical fruit. If he’s a true fan, pick up some essential coffe-brewing equipment here too, and you’ll be creating your very own in-house barista as he becomes the new expert in tapping, brewing and frothing in your kitchen.

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