Your Ultimate 2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

For literally any dad worth his salt.
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Love it or hate it, it's that time of the year again, time to celebrate the man responsible for bringing you into this world and raising you to be the man you are today. Feel guilty yet? Well this year, how about giving Dad the present he deserves, not the pair of undies he says he wants, but the watch or whisky he actually wants. Dads come in all shapes, ages, and sizes; but regardless of who he is or what he loves, we've got you covered.

The Active Dad

Presented by The Upside Sport

So your old man's the kind of dad that spends every Saturday in lycra, every winter at Thredbo, and every minute with you trying to win some sort of competition? We've got you covered with these six gifts. 

Must Have: The Upside Sport Ultra Run Short 

Let Dad hit his stride with The Upside Sport's Ultra Run Short. Better yet, get it customized in store for free with an embroidery service running at their Sydney stores in Mosman, Miranda and Bondi up until Father's Day. Buy at The Upside Sport - $99

Let Dad hit his stride with The Upside Sport's Ultra Run Short. Better yet, get it customized in store for free with an embroidery service running at their Sydney stores in Mosman, Miranda and Bondi up until Father's Day. Buy at The Upside Sport - $99

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The Classy Dad

Presented by OMEGA

Also known as 'the Dad who has everything', this old boy has been in the boardroom since before you were born. Traditionally a socks and jocks kinda guy, it's about time you upped the ante.

Must Have:  OMEGA Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer

OMEGA is a staple for any dad and the Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer is a piece that anyone can appreciate regardless of their expertise (or lack thereof) in fine Swiss watches. Bringing together 170 years of history, it's the perfect gift that he'll wear everyday for years to come. Buy at OMEGA - $11,450.

OMEGA is a staple for any dad and the Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer is a piece that anyone can appreciate regardless of their expertise (or lack thereof) in fine Swiss watches. Bringing together 170 years of history, it's the perfect gift that he'll wear everyday for years to come. Buy at OMEGA - $11,450.

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The Cool Dad

Presented by Bass Menswear

"I'm not like other dads, I'm a cool dad." 

If your dad had you in his twenties and these days seems more like a mate than a father, then chances are he's a cool dad. It means he  especially needs to accessorise. Purchase accordingly with one of these picks, with particular highlights from Bass Menswear's range covering everything from pocket squares to cufflinks. 

Must Have: Bass Menswear Monogrammed Initial Silver Cufflinks 

Cufflinks bring a unique twist to any suiting situation, so whether Dad's hustling at work or dancing the night away these monogrammed classics will make sure everyone knows his name. Buy at Bass Menswear - $24.95 each. 

Cufflinks bring a unique twist to any suiting situation, so whether Dad's hustling at work or dancing the night away these monogrammed classics will make sure everyone knows his name. Buy at Bass Menswear - $24.95 each. 

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The Whisky Aficionado Dad

Presented by Johnnie Walker

If memories of your father involves "12 year old" or "Johnnie" when you were neither 12 nor called John, then chances are the old man is a bit of a expert when it comes to his whiskies. Whet his palate with some of these options. 

Must Have: Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition 

The iconic 12 year old blend has been given the Sherry Cask maturation makeover, imparting rich and complex fruit characters with a flicker of sweet smoke, perfectly suited to Dad’s distinguished palate and accompanied by a block of the finest dark sea salt chocolate. A bold, refreshing and affordable new style from the Scottish powerhouse. Buy at Dan Murphy's - $59.99.

The iconic 12 year old blend has been given the Sherry Cask maturation makeover, imparting rich and complex fruit characters with a flicker of sweet smoke, perfectly suited to Dad’s distinguished palate and accompanied by a block of the finest dark sea salt chocolate. A bold, refreshing and affordable new style from the Scottish powerhouse. Buy at Dan Murphy's - $59.99.

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The True Blue Dad

Yeh righto cobber. So he's a fair dinkum Aussie Dad through and through. As they say in the classics 'a hard working dad needs a bloody good father's day present, and the best father's day presents are on Boss Hunting', so do yourself a favour and lift your game with these true blue gifts.

Must Have: R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman 

If Dad has to replace his shoes every couple of years, get him a pair of boots that'll go the distance with the Comfort Craftsman. Buy at R.M. Williams - $545.

If Dad has to replace his shoes every couple of years, get him a pair of boots that'll go the distance with the Comfort Craftsman. Buy at R.M. Williams - $545.

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The Foodie Dad

If your Dad starts thinking about what he's going to eat for dinner...while he's still eating lunch, then it's fair to say he's probably a pretty avid foodie. From knives to 10 course degustations, make him a happy (and perhaps diabetic) man with these options.

Must Have: Dinner at Brae

The best father deserves to dine at the best restaurant in Australia. Located 130km outside of Melbourne in a rustic farmhouse setting, Brae elevates the game with a unique menu and it's own organic kitchen garden. Book him in and blow his mind. Book at Brae - $220pp + $130pp for matched wines. 

The best father deserves to dine at the best restaurant in Australia. Located 130km outside of Melbourne in a rustic farmhouse setting, Brae elevates the game with a unique menu and it's own organic kitchen garden. Book him in and blow his mind. Book at Brae - $220pp + $130pp for matched wines. 

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