Father’s Day Gift Ideas in The City
It’s time to celebrate the main man in your life for Father’s Day on Sunday 6 September. Whether that’s your father, stepfather, grandfather or father figure, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to spoil all kinds of dad from dads-to-be to great-grandads.
For the sporty dad
Fitness fanatics and fans of all sporting codes are well sorted in The City. You’ll find everything from his fave team’s gear to equipment for the gym and sporting pursuits at two Rebel Sport locations on the Queen Street Mall.
For loyal brand fans, shop the latest tech-enhanced performance apparel and footwear at Nike Brisbane City, Asics, Lululemon and the wide selection of brands available at Rebel Sport, David Jones QueensPlaza and Myer Brisbane City.
For the more outdoorsy dad, visit Kathmandu for outerwear for all terrains, or Snow Biz on Elizabeth Street for the ultimate in top-to-toe snow gear. If your dad is a mad-keen cyclist, source the latest cycling gear – bikes and all – from 99 Bikes on Elizabeth Street.
For kicks that do double duty for leisure and sports, get dad a pair of stylish sneakers from Laced on Adelaide Street, Platypus Shoes on the Queen Street Mall and HypeDC on Albert Street. Rad skater dads will love the selection of kicks and decks at Fast Times on Elizabeth Street, Parliament Skate Shop on Adelaide Street and the Vans concept store on the Queen Street Mall.
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For the food-and-wine-loving dad
Does your pop know his merlot from his malbec? Good news – you don’t need to be a wine aficionado or a gourmand yourself to cater for a bon vivant dad with plenty of experts on hand to help in The City.
Pop into the City Winery Edward Street Cellar Door pop-up or Grape Therapy on Adelaide Street to source a great drop for dad, or gift him a signature experience such as a wine blending workshop, wine flight or food and wine pairing session. Grape Therapy also runs whisky or wine dinner events – perfect to indulge a gourmand dad.
For the coffee connoisseur dad, stock up with pantry with his fave local coffee beans. We recommend the beans from Coffee Supreme at Anytime Coffee on Mary Street and boutique Brisbane roasters Passport Specialty Coffee at The Hideout cafe on Adelaide Street, or visit the Nespresso Boutique in the Wintergarden or Myer Brisbane City to pick up a machine and some capsules for his morning cuppa.
You can also surprise your father with a gourmet hamper from The Westin that includes a seafood platter option, picnic hamper or fruit and produce basket. Make sure he invites you to indulge in the deliciousness in a City park!
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For the history buff dad
If your dad is an encyclopaedia of local facts, pique his interest with a Father’s Day present that taps into his love of Brisbane’s buildings and history. The heritage Brisbane Arcade is a treasure trove for the history buff. We love the stylish gifts that hark at bygone eras at The Pen Shoppe and The Vintage Watch Co.
Also in Brisbane Arcade is Brisbane Hatters, which stocks classic styles such as tricorn hats, fedoras, trilbies and classic Banjo Paterson Akubras for swashbuckling dads. Aussie dads will also love the iconic Craftsman boots from R.M. Williams (Queen Street Mall and Myer Centre) to complete the historic look.
Treat dad to a historic experience in Brisbane City with a stay at the Treasury Heritage Hotel and a classic meal. He’ll apppreciate the heritage-listed Walter’s Steakhouse building or the sumptuous Donna Chang, which was previously the Queensland Government Savings Bank. He might also enjoy a movie at Elizabeth Picture Theatre (formerly Tara House) and a bespoke history tour of The City with one of the Brisbane Greeters for a step back in time.
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For the stylish dad
For dads who admire the simple beauty of a well-cut suit and pocket square, indulge his sartorial whims in The City. We love the made-to-measure suits and shirts and stylish accessories at Wil Valor on George Street and Mitchell Ogilvie on Edward Street and the menswear options at M.J. Bale.
Spoil your preppy pop with the colourful array of rugby jerseys and polo shirts at Ralph Lauren in Myer Brisbane City and David Jones QueensPlaza. He’ll also look stylish in the cool threads at Scotch & Soda on Elizabeth Street, and Mitchell Ogilvie and Hugo Boss.
The dapper dad will also appreciate a cool cologne. Check out the fragrance coffrets and gift packs on offer at David Jones QueensPlaza and Myer Brisbane City for dad’s signature scent, or find a new one at Mecca Cosmetica – we love the Commes des Garcon collection and Le Labo grooming range.
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For the cultured dad
Spoil the cultured dad with a considered gift. Folio Books on Mary Street has an impressive selection of tomes from design and art to the latest fiction. Whether he’s into a lushly photographed coffee table book or a hefty biography, there’s a topic that caters to all interests here.
If pop prefers the silver screen, treat him to a cinema gift card for The Elizabeth Picture Theatre so he can watch the latest flicks or arthouse films in classic surrounds.
If experiences speak more to your dad, why not gift him a cultural walking tour in The City? There’s the Storytellers: Walking Tour, which delves into the stories of Brisbane, and the Americans in WWII Brisbane Tour, both run by Museum of Brisbane.
For an immersive art experience, surprise dad with a night at the The Fantauzzo, an Art Series hotel at Howard Smith Wharves. The dad who loves being surrounded by art will adore a stay at this stylish boutique hotel centred around the works of acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo.
Image Source: Museum of Brisbane
For the tech-mad dad
Is your dad always first with the latest gadgets? Surprise your technophile father with an upgrade or something revolutionary from one of the specialty stores or general appliance retailers in The City.
For personal grooming gadgets, check out Shaver Shop in The Myer Centre, Myer Brisbane City and David Jones QueensPlaza. Keen for something more cutting-edge? There’s an interesting selection of cool electronic gadgets available for the home, car and office at Dr Techlove on Eagle Street.
See the experts at one of the three JB Hi-Fi outlets in The City to get a recommendation on what’s new in smartphones, smart watches and smart home accessories as well as sound systems, gaming, drones and much more. There’s also the Apple Store at MacArthur Chambers for all things Apple.
If photography is dad’s bag, visit Ted’s Cameras and DigiDirect Brisbane, both located on Adelaide Street. Both shops offer an array of camera equipment, lenses and accessories from leading brands. Plus, you can tap into the in-store know-how and workshops to make sure dad will get the most out of his gift.
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