Father’s Day gift ideas for Australia

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Father’s Day takes place on the first Sunday in September in Australia.

It is for this reason that father’s day doesn’t have fixed date. Although the date differs to other places in the world, Father’s day in Australia is celebrated in much the same manner as everywhere else. It is a fun day when families celebrate fathers and thank them for all their care and support over the years. Most children like to give father’s day gifts to show their appreciation. The day is mostly celebrated at home with family but there are some different clubs and organisations that put on functions to celebrate the day and entertain people. A common ritual in Australia on father’s day is to go out for Sunday breakfast or brunch, where dad can enjoy his favourite breakfast with the lot and spend time with the family. Each family celebrates the day in their own way but essentially the day is a way of reaffirming and strengthening the bond between father and child. Most children will want to get their father, father’s day gifts. For younger children it is a chance to make their own father’s day card, with their own decorations and writing. This is one of the more heartfelt father’s day gifts and is a keepsake that will be cherished even when the children have grown up.

How to show your dad you really care? Pamper him with some father’s day gifts he’ll really appreciate. Socks, jocks and ties may be an idea but become clichéd if given year after year. Often a hug and tank-you is a great way to show you appreciate your father but here are some father’s day gifts that may appeal to your father on father’s day.

Books
A book on current affairs is a father’s day gift that will keep him well informed. There are also books on history if your father is interested in particular event or time in history. Biographies on political leaders and sportsmen also make great reads.

Cologne
If your father is a bit trendy then getting him new fragrance is a father’s day gift that will impress. You can replenish his signature scent or select a new one that you think he may like.

Sports Equipment
If your dad is sporty getting anything associated to his favourite sport is one of the more fun father’s day gifts. Things like golf, cricket or tennis sets are a good idea or if he follows Aussie rules football, a membership to his favourite club will be much appreciated.

Technology
If your dad likes all the high tech gadgets there are many father’s day gifts that will appeal to him. Things like DVDs, cameras, camcorders or laptops are great. Or perhaps a sleek new mobile or an updated iPod to keep him occupied.

Mechanics
If your father fancies himself a bit of a handy man, there are plenty of father’s day gifts to satisfy him. Toolsets and Swiss army knives are a great idea. If you want to get something more an electrical drill or appliances for keeping the garden in order are good father’s day gifts. If you’re unsure, a voucher to somewhere like Bunnings is a good substitute.

Tickets
Buy your father movie tickets for Gold class for an upcoming movie that he might like. If he’s a fan of the theatre buying tickets to a show for just him and mum could be a nice way to relax. Or even check if any of his favourite bands are touring.

Clothes and accessories
These are the traditional father’s day gifts but they are always appreciated. A formal shirt or a casual t-shirt of his favourite label is an idea, as well as accessories such as belts, cuff links and wallets.

Unique
For something a bit different father’s day gifts such as a voucher to drive a racing car around a racing track can be great fun. Or of your father has an interest in flying; a voucher to for flight simulator is another fun father’s day gift.

With a little thought behind it, any of father’s day gifts you choose will be appreciated.