19 Aug. 2021
This September 5th, as fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and father figures alike are celebrated, it might be a bit tricker to get together in person. So we’ve rounded up some special gifts and experiences to say thanks on Father’s Day no matter the distance between us.
Get him out and a - trout.
Lockdown has got us missing the outdoors, so why not organise and experience to reconnect to the outdoors? 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 birds calls and relax, surrounded by beautiful mountain views.
In Buxton, the Trout and Salmon Farm gives you the option of fishing for either (or both) Rainbow Trout or Atlantic Salmon from the Stevenson's River. While you’re there you can have a picnic, but make sure to try the farm's famous produce including Mountain Ash Smoked Trout and Hand Milked Buxton Caviar.
Send him on an adventure.
If he’s the adventurous type, 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 Beers experience. When you book Melbourne, Yarra Valley, or Mansfield balloon flight or gift voucher this Father's Day you'll receive a Free Slab of Zonzo Estate Lager or Pale Ale for Dad (valued at $80). Visit their website and use the code FREEBEERS when you checkout.
Top drops and gourmet goods.
If he’s the gourmet type, Halliday award-winning Yarra Yering is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Yarra Valley and 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 have gift vouchers too.
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).
Rob Dolan Wines wants all dads to feel special more than ever this Father’s Day, especially if we’re not able to see them in person. So they've created two different gift packs, in honour of Rob’s favourite drop that you can order for your pop (with free shipping if you're local too!) They include either the White label pack or signature series, each with a bottle he'll love, a block of chocolate from Ministry of Chocolate and a voucher for 2 x tastings and 2 glasses of wine so you can celebrate together at Rob Dolan Wines when things are back to normal.
Wine is, after all, meant to bring us today, so why not order a wine gift pack and organise a Zoom call with your favourite guy? Mandala Wines has gift packs ready to ship to bring a smile to your father's face and a cheers to him (even if it's virtual).
Starting from just $90 (including delivery), 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.
Treat him to brunch (or lunch).
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 order from Bam Bam Italian's special Father's Day menu – and they are delivering too! Treat your loved ones to DIY brunch kits, doughnut packs, or you can order from their entire chilled Restaurant at Home range, including pizzas, a variety of pastas, curries, desserts, wine, and more!
To order, jump to their website before midnight on Wednesday, September 1st to get your order in.
Shout him a drink.
Wish you could just shout the old man a drink to say thanks and have a laugh? You still can. Matilda Bay Brewery offers the option of buying their craft beers (and some great merchandise as well) online, perfect for your Pops!
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 up craft beers, spirits and a pizza bundle too.
No matter how you choose to say thanks to the dad in your life, you'll find a variety of ideas and options in the Yarra Ranges Region.