This September, as fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and father figures are celebrated, we’ve rounded up some unique gifts and experiences to say thanks on Father’s Day.
Enjoy Father's Day in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges this year. Find fantastic events and treat him to something special.
Get him out and a - trout
Get outdoors and organise an experience to reconnect. From hiring a bike and going on a cycling adventure to fishing, you can purchase an experience such as a fishing day at Tommy Finns Trout Farm in Warburton, where you can see the fish jump, hear the bird's calls and relax, surrounded by beautiful mountain views.
Send him on an adventure
If he’s adventurous, Warburton Adventure Company offers gift vouchers for experiences like abseiling, caving, mountain biking, and more.
Global Ballooning says ditch giving socks and jocks this year and consider a ballooning and breakfast experience by booking a Melbourne, Yarra Valley, or Mansfield balloon flight or gift voucher this Father's Day.
Top drops and gourmet goods
If he’s the gourmet type, Halliday award-winning Yarra Yering is one of the Yarra Valley's oldest and most beautiful vineyards. You can get your hand on gorgeous gifts such as Reidel wine glasses accompanied with a bottle of their finest by ordering online. Can’t decide? They also have gift vouchers.
Family-run local businesses such Stefani Estate offer online shopping where you can stock up on wines, craft beer and quality olive oils.
Rochford Estate has a wide variety of gourmet goods and wine available, as well as gift vouchers for an experience such as gin tasting, wine and food flights, and even gift vouchers for tickets to some of their incredible outdoor music events held right at the winery (pictured above).
Wine is, after all, meant to bring us together, so why not order a wine gift pack and organise a Zoom call with your favourite guy? Mandala Wines (pictured below) has gift packs ready to ship to bring a smile to your father's face and cheers to him (even if it's virtual).
You can deliver your dad a trio of award-winning wines straight from their cellar door to his door, ready to drink now or cellar for a future Father's Day to come.
Rob Dolan Wines also wants all dads to feel special more than ever this Father’s Day, especially if we cannot see them in person. So even if you can't spend the day with your Pops, you can go online and order him some of their tastiest drops to enjoy in your absence.
Shout him a meal out
If you're used to spending the day brunching (or lunching) together, there's no reason to change that. It's not too late to book a fabulous dining experience in the region. With everything from casual cafes to fine dining experiences, it doesn't matter if he's a pub meal kinda guy or a fine diner, you'll find some inspiration here.
Keep him looking stylish
If he's a hat guy, the internationally renowned hat shop Truffaux is based in Olinda and is a must-do. From Panama hats,
fedoras, felts, caps and more, you can find the perfect hand-crafted hat and get expertly fitted by true professionals who
know their trade.
their iconic Panama hats in Ecuador and distributing them worldwide
from Olinda. They also carry the finest hats from Stetson, Brixton,
Billy Bones, Borsalino, Mucros and Thomas Cook.
Shout him a drink
If he’s a spirits man, you’ll find similar online shops with Four Pillars Gin, Killik Rum (serving the only Jamaican Hojo rum you’ll find in Australia) as well as GinFinity, where you can get special gin kits allowing him to create the perfect blend) & LittleBrew beers, where you can pair craft beers, spirits and a pizza bundle.
No matter how you choose to thank the dad in your life, you'll find various ideas and options in the Region.