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Where to find a Father’s Day present at the very last minute

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESPER HEDE
WORDS BY MAGGIE ZHOU

For those who might’ve left it last minute.

Father’s Day is just a week away. This year, we won’t be able to aimlessly roam shopping centres for trinkets like colourful socks or mugs with some sort of rendition of ‘#1 Dad’ plastered across them. A lot of us won’t even be able to physically see our dads.

Unlike in precedented times, we’ll have to be a bit more prepared. And even though you’ve now, admittedly, left it quite late, we’ve assembled a list of presents to cater to tech dads, foodie dads and busy dads that should arrive in time (though we’d recommend express postage). 

14 Days of Cheese

Stop nibbling on your sad block of cheddar and imagine a delivery service that slings curated cheese and wine packages straight to your Melbourne home. Lo and behold, your lockdown fantasies have been answered.

Discover old classics or new favourites with 14 Days of Cheese’s hefty selection of cheese sourced from around Australia and over in Europe. Stinky, creamy, hard or soft, there’s a cheese to please every taste bud.

Choose from the team’s curated collections of paired cheeses or better yet, go full buffet style and individually build your own pack. For Father’s Day, 14 Days of Cheese has created two packs – the classics for the old school dad and modern cheeses for the new school dad. They’re delivering around the clock, seven days a week. Order before 5pm for next day delivery; pre-order here.

14daysofcheese.com.au

July

Luggage connoisseur July has dropped a generous bundle this Father’s Day. Until Sunday, Dad can receive free personalisation and a free Orbitkey with any purchase of a bag or luggage item.

July’s range of soft bags features contemporary, unisex and minimalist bags coming in three styles – backpack, tote bag and weekender bag. Known for its considered features which focus on protection, scratch-proofing and sturdiness, July offers a five-year warranty on all bags and accessories and a lifetime warranty on all its luggage products.

For its Father’s Day special, you can nab a bag and enjoy free personalisation and an ultra-handy Orbitkey. Orbitkey is a great key organiser which takes clunky and loud keys and arranges them into a silent and sophisticated stack. As for personalisation, anyone who has stood around the airport baggage carousel squinting at dozens of identical black suitcases knows the importance of having something unique.

july.com

Park Street Pasta 

Turn in your two-minute noodles for a taste of something more delectable. Instead of receiving a lukewarm and delayed Uber Eats orders, Park Street Pasta is letting you wear the apron and metaphoric chef hat (literal, if you have one handy) for the night.

Its selection of loved dishes has been prepared by their skilful hands and are ready for you to heat, fry, simmer and serve. Park Street Pasta’s delectable Father’s Day menu features focaccia, pork polpette, octopus, two pastas, a cut of veal and panna cotta to finish. There’s also a cheeky boozed-up option if you’re so inclined.

Park Street Pasta has kindly shared a discount for the lovely readers of Fashion Journal. Spend $150 or more and receive $10 off using the code PSFJ_FRIENDS. Order through Providoor before it expires on October 28.

parkstreetpasta.com.au

Maison de Sabré

Maison de Sabré, a globally-loved personalised leather goods brand, is helping us out this Father’s Day. Using premium top and full-grain bovine leather, the brand has a range of phone cases, AirPod cases, wallets and cardholders in up to 10 colourways.

For this year’s Father’s Day, Maison de Sabré has released a limited-edition king chess piece symbol that can be monogrammed alongside your choice of four characters. It’s the simple solution to stopping others from stealing his AirPods or ‘accidentally taking’ his phone with the better camera (don’t look at me).

maisondesabre.com

Four Pillars Gin

From a small craft distillery in Healesville, Four Pillars has grown into a globally recognised and award-winning household name.

While bars and pubs are shut, bring the gin experience to your home. Stuck on which type of gin to choose from for Father’s Day? Go for the Four Pillars Gift Pack. It includes 200ml bottles of the classic Rare Dry gin, the crowd-pleasing Spiced Negroni and the Navy Strength gin.

If you want to be dubbed the favourite child, sneak in some gin chocolate, gin salt or some orange marmalade. While you’re there, be sure to check out their cult-favourite limited-edition Bloody Shiraz gin. And just like that, we’ve got half the store in our checkout basket. Oops.

fourpillarsgin.com

Ettitude

With most of us spending 23 hours a day at home (thanks to the one-hour government-issued walk), our sleep time is more important than ever and Ettitude knows it.

Creators of the silky-soft fabric CleanBamboo, Ettitude are a pioneer of sustainable materials that are hypoallergenic, thermo-regulating and water-saving. Treat your pops to some R&R with Ettitude’s range of luxurious bedding. With over 10 colour options, including charcoal-infused sheets, Dad can sleep better on plush bedding.

Ettitude also offers men’s sleepwear so nab a set of matching PJs while you’re there. Disclaimer: Dad may never want to leave his bed.

ettitude.com.au

Pod & Parcel

Missing the lip-smacking taste of Melbourne coffee? Pod & Parcel are filling this void with compostable and biodegradable coffee pods. Roasted in Brunswick and compatible with Nepresso machines, these pods boast of being café quality.

The team have put together a nifty Father’s Day gift pack, dubbed the DADventure pack. For $88, he’ll enjoy 20 pods and a portable, pocket-sized and hand-powered Minipresso machine that’s perfect for camping and travelling.

Have a peep at the rest of Pod & Parcel’s products, there’s 10 flavours of pods to try out and some sneaky chocolates and reusable cups on offer too.

au.podandparcel.com

Grown Alchemist

Australian cruelty-free, non-toxic, vegan and organic skincare brand Grown Alchemist is a crowd favourite. Its unisex products for skin, body and hair are an indulgent addition to anyone’s routine.

Take a gander at the brand’s limited edition Detox Kit. In signature Grown Alchemist style, it aims to help renew the skin and help it recover from stress. Something we could all use this time of year. Inside the $120 set, there’s a deep cleansing facial masque, detox toner, detox serum and detox bath salts. If Dad is no-fuss, the sandalwood and sage shaving gel might be more up his alley.

grownalchemist.com

Good Pair Days

It’s time to upgrade from the pack of Bonds socks we used to gift Dad every year (without any complaints, might we add).

Good Pair Days is on a mission to connect Aussies with wines that are perfectly tailored to them. For Father’s Day, the team has organised something pretty sweet for your old man. Its Deluxe Dad Reds & Socks Box includes three red wines – one syrah (which is a fancier shiraz), one tempranillo and one cabernet blend. The box comes with tasting notes, the story behind the winemaker, food pairings and matching recipes for each wine.

In typical Dad fashion, Good Pair Days have partnered up with Manrags, makers of Egyptian cotton socks. Your bundle will also feature two pairs of these funky socks.

goodpairdays.com

The 5th

Watches are almost always a failsafe present for the Dad in your life, you’ve just got to heed caution and prepare yourself for a Dad joke or two.

The cult time-keeping brand who used to notoriously open its online doors for only five days a month has curated a selection of watches for Father’s Day. Ringing in at under $200 a pop, The 5th has an enviable collection of watches ranging from minimalistic styles to more intricate watch faces.

Take 15 per cent off your Father’s Day purchase (or your own present, we won’t judge) with the code ’15FORME’.

the5th.co

Mecca

Beauty gurus Mecca have compiled a handy guide to Father’s Day, reminding us that skincare and beauty shouldn’t be excluded from old pops’ routine.

Mecca has arranged products in various price points, from under $50 to under $100, featuring delicious scents by Diptyque, no-fuss moisturisers by Kiehl’s and Dr Dennis Gross’ range of serums. Make use of its handy Click & Collect service for same-day, contactless collection.

mecca.com.au

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